GetEqual pushes back against Perkins and Family Research Council

GetEqual condemns Family Research council shooting and FRC

GetEqual pushes back against Perkins and Family Research Council
18 August 2012

GetEqual has no love for the shooting at the Family Research Council nor the FRC.

In a strongly worded statement the political organization was critical of the organization’s response to the crime, specifically the group’s leader putting responsibility at the door of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

‘At a Thursday afternoon press conference, and despite no evidence to substantiate his claim, FRC president Tony Perkins laid the blame for Wednesday’s shooting at the feet of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), stating that by labeling the FRC a “hate group,” the SPLC had contributed to this horrible and violent tragedy,’ GetEqual wrote in a release on 17 July.

GetEqual reiterated its support for SPLC, arguing it supports its work in tracking incidents ‘against the LGBT community and other marginalized communities across the country.’

The organization wonders why Perkins’ was silent after numerous anti-gay attacks, including the pair of young lesbians ‘left for dead’ in Portland,Texas. GetEqual insists the FRC president doesn’t speak out against such crimes because that would run counter to his agenda.

‘Mr. Perkins has time and again advocated against the humane treatment of LGBT Americans and against any legislation that would protect LGBT people from discrimination or attack. Decades of paid work focused on marginalizing and demonizing LGBT Americans has resulted in tacit endorsement of violent acts and the spread of false information about LGBT Americans.’

The political organization condemned suspect Floyd Lee Corkins II and wished a speedy recovery to the injured security guard.

‘GetEqual never condones or advocates for violence, and believes wholeheartedly that when violence is used we all lose. There is no power in violence; our power comes by coming together as a community, standing shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters and refusing to be moved under the weight of discrimination, prejudice, and intolerance.’



No thumbnail available

Remorseful Jonah Hill says he doesn't deserve or expect forgiveness for calling paparazzo a 'faggot'

But the actor hopes people will 'use me as an example of what not to do'
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

FBI expands the definition of rape

New FBI definition of rape includes male victims
No thumbnail available

Britney Spears: Work Bitch is about ‘respect for gays’

Pop diva caused controversy when she called gay people 'adorable and hilarious'
No thumbnail available

Matt Bomer lands new film role opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

Emmy nominated actor will shoot action-drama The Nice Guys after wrapping sequel to Magic Mike
No thumbnail available

Poll shows majority of gays support equal marriage

A ComRes report reveals most gay, lesbian and bisexual Britons are against a ban on same-sex marriage despite doubt cast by some figures
No thumbnail available

Madonna supports gay rights in St Petersburg with pink wristbands

Madonna has announced on her Facebook page that pink wristbands will be given out during her concert in St Petersburg to support LGBT rights in Russia
No thumbnail available

Watch a lesbian comedian's masterful take-down of a homophobic heckler

'Here's the thing: I look like a woman who doesn't sleep with men because I am a lesbian... And if you're a lesbian, you're not bummed about it.' Watch Cameron Esposito's hilarious response to a heckler who observed that she looks like a lesbian
No thumbnail available

Team New York Acquatics dominates Polopalooza

Toronto's annual water polo tournament is dominated by New York City's finest.
No thumbnail available

Gay marriage ban harming Michigan tourism, says analyst

Speaking out at the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism