FRC’s Tony Perkins Tells Supporters: Stop Donating to the GOP

Family Research Ciuncil Tony Perkins has instructed his supporters to stop donating to the Republican Party, CNN reports:

PerkinsPerkins, president of the Family Research Council, made the request in an email to supporters of his organization, as members of the Republican National Committee met in California to discuss campaign strategy and political messaging.

"Until the RNC and the other national Republican organizations grow a backbone and start defending core principles, don’t send them a dime of your hard-earned money," Perkins said in the email, a copy of which was obtained by CNN. "If you want to invest in the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who reflect your values and organizations you trust-like FRC Action."

Perkins also signed a letter I reported on yesterday from 12 other conservative leaders urging the RNC to reaffirm support for DOMA and a federal amendment banning gay marriage or they were leaving the GOP.

Added Perkins in the email obtained by CNN:

"Instead of trying to appease millennials, Republicans should try educating them on why marriage matters. There’s an entire group of 'Countercultural Warriors' full of compelling young leaders who are all going to the mat to protect marriage."


  1. RMc says

    Go ahead GOP keep listening to the white trash KKK/Neo-Nazi terrorist Tony Perkins who is disgusted by true freedom and demands that you ignore what the millennials want and believe. You will never win again.

  2. e.c. says

    Nice one, obviously a little shot across the bow to try and keep the GOP in line. Theses are hopefully the desperate last gasps of a dying movement. The problem is Tony, you’re never gonna “convince” millennials that EQUALITY is a bad thing. From the time they were children they have known out gay folks in their lives. They aren’t going to suddenly start seeing us as the boogeyman you like to trot out for the older generations who don’t have as much experience with us. And even older Americans are changing their views. But please Tony, do what you can to undermine the GOP.

  3. noteasilyoffended says

    Good riddance! Now we will see that the Republican Party is two parties- the TEA party and the Republican party. Neither of these parties can survive on their own, so BUH BYE. Now maybe the country can move forward.

  4. Dback says

    The Tea Party might as well join forces with the Constitution Party–which, despite its name, is more interested in turning the country into a conservative Christian theocracy than upholding the current letter of the law. (Perkins, Keyes, et all have already decided there is no such thing as the right to privacy; hence, no abortion rights, no gay rights, etc.)

    Let the social conservatives go do their own thing, and let the Republicans focus on economic conservatism. Maybe someday we’ll actually get the Democrats to splinter and have more support for the Greens, too! Imagine if we actually had 5 or 6 valid political parties instead of just see-sawing between the two we have now.

  5. northalabama says

    yes, that’s right, please stop donating to the republican party. in fact, stop donating to all republicans. and stop giving to churches, too.

    and before you go home, don’t forget to take your ball!

  6. Christopher King says

    “Until the RNC and the other national Republican organizations grow a backbone and start defending core principles”

    I believe that the “All men are equal under God” is part of the United State’s core principals

  7. Bill says

    How many of Perkin’s supporters show up at $20,000 per plate fund-raising dinners?

    What he supplied at most are easily duped voters. They are still easily duped, plus the Republicans probably have a list of them by now.

  8. anon says

    I don’t see any support by the GOP for marriage equality, so I don’t know where his animus comes from. However, it’s particularly silly since the GOP is probably one of the biggest funders of the FRC.

  9. says

    that’s pretty funny – I have formerly-republican friends who said the exact same thing, but for the exact opposite reasons.

    as long as they promote prejudice and bigotry, don’t support them.

    yet as others have pointed out, um…they’ve been brutally behind, as usual, on LGBT Issues. so this is kinda funny.

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