Family Policy Institute of Washington Misrepresents Facts in a Child Rape Case

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 10:57 am

Family Policy Institute of Washington is so eager to get a parental notification law passed in Washington state that its executive director, Joseph Backholm, is apparently willing to misrepresent court-documented facts. Parental notification laws require that minors notify and/or get consent from one or both parents before getting an abortion.  Washington is one of only [...]

Washington Voters Decisively Rejected The “License To Discriminate” Against Gays In 2006

By: Saturday April 27, 2013 4:38 pm

A bill (SB 5927) filed late last week by Washington state Sen. Sharon Brown (R-Kennewick) and nearly half of the state legislature’s Republican caucus seeks to roll back part of the state’s anti-discrimination law to allow businesses to deny services to customers “if providing those goods or services would be contrary to the individual’s or [...]

Pastor Gary Randall Seems To Be Warning Donors Away From Family Policy Institute of Washington

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 4:43 pm

It isn’t every day that one leading anti-gay activist accuses another of misusing cash donations.  Pastor Gary Randall, president of Faith and Freedom Network, appears to be accusing Family Policy Institute of Washington and/or its executive director Joseph Backholm of mishandling funds. It all started with a florist who allegedly broke the law: On April [...]

NOM’s Preserve Marriage Washington Under Investigation For Campaign Disclosure Law Infractions

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 2:06 pm

The Washington state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) has decided to investigate allegations made last summer that Preserve Marriage Washington violated state law “by failing to disclose contributions received or expenditures made in connection with staff services,” a letter from the PDC says. Preserve Marriage Washington was the National Organization for Marriage affiliate that attempted to [...]

Marriage Not A Lost Cause in Washington State, Even With Gays Now Included

By: Monday February 25, 2013 12:53 pm

Several weeks ago, the anti-gay organization Family Policy Institute of Washington got firmly behind the ”Family Second Chances” bill (SB 5614) introduced into the Washington state legislature.  The bill is intended to reduce divorce rates by extending the mandatory waiting period from 90 days to one year, and would require those seeking a divorce to read [...]

Anti-Gay Pastor Launches Radio Show to Address “Idiocy” Of Fellow Radical-Right Christians

By: Sunday February 17, 2013 1:01 pm

Anti-gay campaigner and former televangelist Gary Randall is coming out of retirement to host a daily radio show which he hopes will help unite the warring factions within Washington state’s radical-right Christian wing. There has been much strife and conflict within the Christian community with various agendas at play on the most important and defining [...]

NOM’s Poor Fundraising Performance Extends Into Washington State

By: Friday November 23, 2012 9:33 pm

National Organization for Marriage, which is dedicated to depriving same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in the United States, experienced a sharp decline in contributions between 2010 and 2011. Donations fell from $9.1 million down to $6.2 million, according to public IRS documents. Likewise Preserve Marriage Washington, the NOM-backed group in Washington that opposed [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Accidentally Admits to Being an Astroturfed Campaign in Concession Letter

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 4:59 pm

It’s been no secret that Preserve Marriage Washington was one of National Organization for Marriage’s astroturf campaigns. NOM supplied most of PMW’s staff: PMW’s Campaign Manager Frank Schubert is NOM’s National Political Director; PMW’s Deputy Campaign Manager Chris Plante is Executive Director of NOM Rhode Island; and PMW’s Communications Director Chip White was press secretary [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington’s Campaign Chair Under Scrutiny by Public Disclosure Commission

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:49 am

Investigators at Washington state’s Public Disclosure Commission are recommending that Joseph Backholm, campaign chair and treasurer of Preserve Marriage Washington, be found in violation of state law and that the case be referred to the Attorney General for legal action. The charges stem from Mr. Backholm’s actions as treasurer of Family PAC, a political action [...]

Find the Seven Fallacies in Preserve Marriage Washington’s “Call to Pastors” Video

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 3:27 pm

Test your skill at detecting anti-gay activists’ false claims! Preserve Marriage Washington, the group opposing Referendum 74, the ballot measure that would affirm Washington state’s new freedom to marry law, recently released this “Call to Pastors” video.  Give it a listen and see if you can spot the seven false claims, then check your results [...]

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