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.”