NEWS BRIEF: Anti-LGBTQ+ group accused of spreading lies and hate

Fundamentalist falsify fundraising

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Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council
The Family Research Council, a fundamentalist lobbying group opposed to embryonic stem-cell research, abortion, divorce, and LGBTQ+ rights, is being called out for spreading lies, hate and fear while fundraising under the guise of Christianity. In a Georgia Voice article titled “Creep of the Week,” activist D’Anne Witkowski writes, “Don’t give your money to FRC. They say they are doing God’s work, but it’s more like they’re stuffing a sweat sock full of quarters to swing at the least powerful and disadvantaged like, oh, LGBTQ+ people and anyone who isn’t a white Christian.”