Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has virtually disappeared from cable news networks CNN and MSNBC, while appearances on Fox News have increased in the last year.

According to an analysis from Equality Matters, Perkins, a vocal opponent of gay rights, hasn't appeared on MSNBC since March, 2013 or CNN since February, 2014.

Perkins' numerous appearances on cable news networks during the 2012 Republican presidential primary season led to a petition by Faithful America, a progressive Christian group dedicated to “reclaiming Christianity from the religious right,” asking MSNBC to stop inviting Perkins. More than 20,000 people signed the petition. A second petition directed at CNN attracted more than 32,000 signatures.

“CNN has a long history of inviting Perkins to represent the Christian point of view, without disclosing to their viewers that his organization has been officially designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center – largely because he has falsely claimed that gay men molest children,” the petition read in part.

“While Perkins has virtually disappeared from MSNBC and CNN, FRC’s anti-LGBT bigotry and misinformation hasn’t entirely faded from the airwaves,” Equality Matters' Luke Brinker wrote. “In February, CNN’s Crossfire hosted FRC senior fellow Peter Sprigg to champion an Arizona bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse services to LGBT people. In May, the network turned to the FRC’s Ken Blackwell for his thoughts on gay NFL player Michael Sam.”