The Family Research Council (FRC) is an American Christian Right political organization, established in 1983 and based in Washington, D.C. FRC merged with Focus on the Family, another large Christian Right organization, in 1988; the two organizations have retained discrete roles, with FRC maintaining a political focus while Focus on the Family concentrates on ministry. FRC is currently headed by Tony Perkins, who has been its president since 2003. FRC's goal is to promote heterosexual marriage and the traditional family and to campaign against any perceived threats to these institutions or to the sanctity of human life.

The Christian Right is an umbrella term for a number of conservative evangelical Protestant denominations and organizations that have been particularly active in the United States since the 1980s ...

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