Apr 27, 2010 -
Family Research Council President and Marine veteran Tony Perkins will
join Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence at a news
conference Wednesday in
The letter addresses the chaplains' religious liberty concerns with the proposal to overturn the law against the practice of open homosexual behavior in the military, frequently referred to as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.
The letter outlines numerous practical ways that normalizing homosexual behavior in the military would necessarily harm religious liberty for both chaplains and service members.
President, Family Research Council is supporting this action. Anthony
Richard "Tony" Perkins (born March 20, 1963) is an American political
activist. Perkins is president of the Family Research Council, a
conservative Christian think-tank and public policy foundation based in
Perkins was reared
Views on gay
marriage, Perkins has urged Congress to pass the Federal Marriage
Amendment which would define marriage as the union between one man and
one woman in the
"The definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is rooted in the order of nature itself. It promotes the continuation of the human race and the cooperation of a mother and a father in raising the children they produce.
"This union can
only be protected through amending the United States Constitution. If
it's not, activists will continue using the courts to sell a five-legged
dog. But as we say where I'm from in
opposition to same-sex unions is shared by his former
Perkins became the
President of the conservative Christian Family Research Council, a
political offshoot of James Dobson's Focus on the Family, in September
2003. He succeeded Kenneth L. "Ken" Connor, who returned to
In November 2009, Perkins signed an ecumenical statement known as the Manhattan Declaration calling on Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox not to comply with rules and laws forcing them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other matters that go against their religious consciences.
The Nation claims
that in 1996, Perkins paid former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke
$82,000 for use of his mailing list. At the time, Perkins was campaign
manager for Louis E. "Woody" Jenkins, a Republican candidate for the
U.S. Senate in
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