Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), claims in a fundrasing email that the “radical homosexual lobby” is out to destroy American democracy.

FRC is set to host this weekend's Values Voter Summit. The annual conference mixes GOP elected officials and presidential hopefuls with Religious Right leaders.

In an email soliciting donations for its Campaign for the American Family, Perkins lamented the high cost of protecting America's “foundation” from “far Left activists and the radical homosexual lobby.”

“Unlike the government, we can't raise taxes or levy fees. No, FRC is solely dependent on the generous donations of friends. Period,” Perkins said in the email.

“But it's about more than budgets. American democracy simply cannot survive – and certainly not thrive – unless Judeo-Christian values are allowed to flourish in the hearts and lives of American families.”

“We cannot let that foundation be crushed by far Left activists and the radical homosexual lobby. We must stand up for what is right and good, no matter the cost.”

He concluded: “Standing tall – representing your values, protecting your religious freedom – is a costly effort that requires your financial support.”