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Family Research Council Supports Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” Bill

Jim Burroway

June 3rd, 2010

Joe Jervis was provided a copy of a 20-page Family Research Council lobbying report:

According to the FRC’s official lobbying report for the first quarter of 2010, they paid two of their henchmen $25,000 to lobby Congress against approving a resolution denouncing Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals. The resolution passed in the Senate on April 13th, but remains languished in the House almost four months after being referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Did the FRC’s lobbying kill it?

It turns out that you can download the first quarter 2010 report yourself here. (You may have to change the filename extension to .pdf to view it) Right there on page 3, you will see House Resolution 1064, “Uganda Resolution, Pro-homosexual promotion” listed as the general lobbying issue area. Tom McClusky and David Christensen were listed as the lobbyists. McClusky is the FRC’s Vice President for Government Affairs. Christensen is the FRC’s Senior Director of Congressional Affairs.

I searched the Senate’s Lobbying reports and found a similar report filed by the FRC. (no direct link available, but you can search here for “Family Research Council” as the Registrant’s name to find the 4/12/2010 filing.) Page 3 of the Senate report for the fourth quarter of 2010  shows that McClusky and Christensen also lobbied U.S. Senators against the CIVH Res. 1064, which they list as “Ugandan Resolution, Pro-homosexual promotion.”

Both reports were filed on the FRC’s behalf by Paul J. Tripodi, FRC’s Vice President for Administration.

In a recent documentary, Ugandan MP David Bahati, who introduced the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill in that nation’s Parliament, told Current TV that American evangelicals have told him privately that they support his “kill-the-gays” bill, despite publicly distancing themselves from the controversial proposal.

In February 2010, Peter Sprigg, the Family Research Council’s “Senior Fellow for Policy Studies” has said that he fully supports criminalizing homosexuality in the United States. In 2008, he quipped that he wanted to see all gay people deported. He later apologized for that remark.

Nonetheless, we now know that Tony Perkins, Peter Sprigg, Kenneth Blackwell, McClusky, Christensen and the rest of that ilk want you dead.

Dead, dead, dead.



David C.
June 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Can anybody here (that has been paying attention) be genuinely surprised by this revelation?

David C.
June 3rd, 2010 | LINK

One more thought, be sure to take Joe’s advice and shout this from the rooftops.

Evan Hurst
June 3rd, 2010 | LINK

Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead.

Twitter people, RT this and send it to lots of journalists. That’s what I’ve been doing, but it’s better if they have a hundred people RTing it to them.

Lindoro Almaviva
June 3rd, 2010 | LINK

The best thing would be to have David Bahati name names. I am sure if someone strokes his ego long enough he would drop names faster than Spencer Pratt and Heidy Montag drop names.

June 4th, 2010 | LINK

Fine use of a 501(c)3 “charity” organization!

Donors for death! And it’s tax deductible!

Sick bastards!

Edith Banagan
August 2nd, 2012 | LINK

An article was sent to me today about the Chick-fil-a controversy. The article talked about FRC Opposes U.S. Resolution Against Ugandan ’Kill Gays’ Law. Can you please help me understand your roll in this? Do you support the killing of gays? I have a hard time believing you do.

Jim Burroway
August 2nd, 2012 | LINK

We absolutely oppose the “Kill the Gays” law. We have been reporting about developments leading up to the bill in Uganda since 2009 .

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