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Header: Jess Anderson in Madison Wisconsin
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Right-Wing Stooges
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The groups below are driving the Radical Right movement. All take positions that are too far to the right for widespread public acceptance, but they are also very powerful; they do the fundraising, establish grass-roots activist networks, and do the real dirty work in attacking members of sexual minorities.

American Center for Law and Justice
The ACLJ is an ultra-right analog of the ACLU. Founded by Pat Robertson, the ACLJ files nuisance suits against gay-rights laws, and generally does as much as it can through the legal system to impede the cause of equal rights. For example, in the Hawaii marriage case, it has filed several "friend of the court" briefs against same-sex marriages. It has also filed suit against San Francisco's gay-rights ordinance. Their web site: http://www.aclj.org/. Their phone: 804-579-2489.

American Family Association
Led by Donald Wildmon, the AFA specializes in leading corporate boycotts. The AFA's main interests are fighting pornography, depictions of sexuality, and positive portrayals of lesbians and gay men in art and in the media. They have led the attack on ABC for showing the popular TV show "Ellen," as well as on any other company that dares acknowledge lesbian and gay customers, for example American Airlines. Their web site: http://www.afa.net. Their phone: 601-844-5036.

Concerned Women for America
CWA is the nation's largest conservative Christian women's organization, with chapters in 50 states. Led by Beverly LaHaye, this group is virulently anti-gay. Its web site features numerous attacks on "the gay teen suicide myth," same-sex marriage, and other issues of concern to LGB people. Their web site: http://www.cwfa.org. Their phone: 1-800-458-8797.

The Eagle Forum
Founded and led by Phyllis Schlafly, its best-known campaign was against the Equal Rights Amendment. It is active across a wide variety of conservative causes, including opposition to equal rights for lesbians and gay people. Their web site: http://www.basenet.net/~eagle/eagle.html. Their phone: 618-462-5415.

Exodus International (and associates)
Exodus bills itself as the largest "gay reclamation" ministry, promoting the conversion of gay men and lesbians to heterosexuals through therapy and submission to Jesus Christ. The organization's original founders have since denounced their creation as a mistake and something that hurts thousands of very vulnerable people. Their web site: http://www.stonewallrevisted.com. Their phone: 206-784-7799.

Family Research Council
Led by Gary Bauer, the FRC was a division of Focus on the Family until it split off for tax reasons. Today it is a major think tank and lobbying organization, always ready with an "expert" witness for Congressional testimony, or a quick press release condemning an advance toward equal rights. Their web site: http://www.frc.org. Their phone: 202-393-2100.

Focus on the Family
James Dobson's ministry is a business empire that takes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Dobson's folksy advice is heard on thousands of radio stations. FOTF is perhaps the most influential but least well known of the radical right groups. Dobson himself is virulently homophobic and has used his large audience as a bully pulpit to pass along his anti-LGBTO views to millions who listen to him for child-rearing and family tips. Their web site: http://www.fotf.org. Their phone: 719-531-3400.

Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is the right's primary think tank. It boasts an enormous budget and provides a ready supply of guest commentators on nearly every issue for America's opinion pages. Opposing equal rights for lesbians and gay men is one their active topics. Their web site: http://www.heritage.org/. Their phone: 202-546-4400.

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality
NARTH is the leading pseudo-scientific group claiming to be able to "cure" gay men and lesbians. Their mission statement reads: "A Non-Profit Psychoanalytic, Educational Organization Dedicated to Research, Therapy and Prevention of Homosexuality." They are led by disbarred former psychiatrist Charles W. Socarides. Their web site: http://www.narth.com. Their phone: no phone given, email at info@narth.com.

The Report
Peter LaBarbera leads this small but influential publishing house. They have produced the infamous "Gay Agenda" video, and put out a monthly magazine called "The Lambda Report", which is singularly vicious in its attacks. For more on the Lambda Report's tactics, follow the URL above. Their web site: No web site, but more info can be found at http://qrd.rdrop.com/qrd/religion/anti/the.lambda.report.

Their phone: 1-800-462-4700 and 1-800-452-NEWS

Traditional Values Coalition
Lou Sheldon leads this organization. It places opposition to equal rights for lesbian and gay people high on its agenda. Their web site: http://www.traditionalvalues.org/. Their phone: 714-520-0300.

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