In November of 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center listed the Family Research Council as an anti-gay hate group due to its “propagation of known falsehoods” about the LGBT community. Since being listed, however, FRC spokespersons have been invited52 times to discuss issues ranging from the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” to the 2012 presidential campaign. Despite FRC’s long history of producing anti-gay propaganda, every major news network has invited the group on national television while failing to acknowledge its hate group designation.
John Aravosis Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown (1989); and worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline & Reliable Sources. Bio, article archive.
I am back writing on, and running, AMERICAblog, and I couldn't be happier. And I hope I can count on your support to continue my hard-hitting journalism and advocacy between now and November 8.
As many of you know, I took a one-year hiatus to take an exciting job running online strategy for one of the UN agencies in New York. And while it was a great opportunity, it paled in comparison to the excitement and impact of the political work I've grown to love all these years. So I am back blogging and taking on Donald Trump, and I'd like your help to support my work between now and the election.
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Thanks as always for your support. Together we will continue to do great things.
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