Lobbying Group Rebrands As A Church To Hide Their Corruption

Right-wing think tank and political pressure group Family Research Council has abandoned its nonprofit status to save some tax dollars and is now filing with the IRS as a church. The group’s leader, Tony Perkins, is a former state lawmaker and ordained minister who takes responsibility for the Republican’s rightward push since the turn of the century and also serves as the ‘church’s religious leader’. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.rawstory.com/family-resea…

“The Family Research Council’s multimillion-dollar headquarters sit on G Street in Washington, D.C., just steps from the U.S. Capitol and the White House, a spot ideally situated for its work as a right-wing policy think tank and political pressure group.

From its perch at the heart of the nation’s capital, the FRC has pushed for legislation banning gender-affirming surgery; filed amicus briefs supporting the overturning of Roe v. Wade; and advocated for religious exemptions to civil rights laws. Its longtime head, a former state lawmaker and ordained minister named Tony Perkins, claims credit for pushing the Republican platform rightward over the past two decades.

What is the FRC? Its website sums up the answer to this question in 63 words: “A nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to articulating and advancing a family-centered philosophy of public life. In addition to providing policy research and analysis for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the federal government, FRC seeks to inform the news media, the academic community, business leaders, and the general public about family issues that affect the nation from a biblical worldview.”

In the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service, though, it is also a church, with Perkins as its religious leader.” ***

3 thoughts on “Lobbying Group Rebrands As A Church To Hide Their Corruption

    1. Hello Nan. I am. I am not surprised they tried this, but I am shocked the IRS simply let them get away with it. They do not meet the requirements any more than I do. But they are politically connected and remember how tRump filled so many government jobs with Christian operatives. We are looking at a takeover of our secular government by religious fundamentalists who want to force the country to live by their view of church doctrine. They will do whatever is necessary to get a theocracy. Hugs

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