Tony Perkins and The Family Research Council. sent the following statement to the The Washington Post earlier today to try to spin itself out of being caught red handed lobbying to stop the United States from condemning Uganda’s “Death to Gays” bill. (Even though there IS evidence that solidly shows that they did.)
Well FRC homosexuality IS “internationally recognized as a fundamental human right.” And what the FRC was doing, by own their words, was attempting to rewrite the congressional resolution to erase the TRUTH that the Uganda bill does INDEED call for executing homosexuals, something the Christian right has been denying for months. (It also calls for Ugandan citizens to report the names of every gay person they know, or else they go to jail themselves.)
Inaccurate internet reports have been circulating indicating that the Family Research Council lobbied “against” a congressional resolution condemning a bill proposed in Uganda. The Uganda bill would have provided for the death penalty for something called “aggravated homosexuality.” Unfortunately, those spreading these false rumors deliberately failed to obtain the facts first.
FRC did not lobby against or oppose passage of the congressional resolution. FRC’s efforts, at the request of Congressional offices, were limited to seeking changes in the language of proposed drafts of the resolution, in order to make it more factually accurate regarding the content of the Uganda bill, and to remove sweeping and inaccurate assertions that homosexual conduct is internationally recognized as a fundamental human right.
So I call BULLSHIT!
Not only do I call BULLSHIT but if, as they state that congressional offices DID ask FRC to help them with legalese insteade of their own staff (which I doubt – because that’s very disturbing.) I WANT, NO I DEMAND THE NAMES OF THESE CONGRESSMEN.
Also, why the hell is the FRC EVEN involved with any legislation dealing with a Foreign Sovereign Nation and our FEDERAL Government? They are attempting to change “Law and Policy” The FRC operate as a 501C-(3), and model themselves as some form or “Religious Organization”? They should be stripped of their Non Profit Tax exempt status for even pursuing such actions as they have with regard to Uganda!
Organizations described in section 501(c)(3) are commonly referred to as “charities.” … charities are subject to the most stringent rules with respect to their advocacy activities. Section 501(c)(3) expressly provides that charities are prohibited from intervening in any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office; and charities may not engage in more than “insubstantial” lobbying in an attempt to influence legislation.
Please go to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3949a.pdf and complete that one page IRS form and mail it into the IRS complaining that FRC does more than an insubstantial amount of lobbying to influence legislation. Frankly, thats all they do. It’s time to start fighting back against these wingnuts. We have been too passive for too long. Ronald regan IS dead after all.
Let’s at least try to make the IRS pull their tax exempt status and start dismanteling these hateful, bigoted, and insane psuedo christian organizations once and for all!