The Family Research Council (FRC) is not waiting to see if the Republican National Committee approves a resolution condemning same-sex marriage today. Echoing its threat with other anti-gay groups to leave the GOP, FRC told its supporters on Thursday to stop giving money to any Republican national organization:
Until the RNC and the other national Republican organizations grow a backbone and start defending core principles, don’t give them a dime of your hard-earned money. If you want to invest in the political process, and I encourage you to do so, give directly to candidates who reflect your values and organizations you trust — like FRC Action. At least then you can relax, knowing that your money will be spent advancing faith, family, and freedom!
Contrary to what almost every national poll has shown for the past three years, FRC’s head Tony Perkins believes there’s an “entire group” of young people prepared to oppose marriage equality. He cited the token young people who spoke at the National Organization for Marriage march last month, many of whom were profiled in various puff pieces the week before. All those who spoke or were profiled are individuals who profit from their anti-gay advocacy and are hardly representative of young people, who overwhelmingly support marriage equality.
As RightWingWatch points out, this is not the first (or second) time FRC has urged supporters not to support the GOP. Perhaps this, more than anything, is an indication of how little the GOP has to gain by catering to out-of-touch social conservatives.