C-Fam (Center for Family & Human Rights)

C-Fam (Center for Family & Human Rights)


C-FAM is an American Catholic conservative think tank.


Primarily active at the UN level where it seeks to influence the debate over issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Comments on legal and social policy issues via the Turtle Bay and Beyond blog and the Friday Fax newsletter. Designated as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre. C-FAM hosts the blog “Turtle Bay and Beyond” that created controversy for comparing LGBTI activists with “nazis”.

Persons involved:

Austin Ruse: President (1),
Robert Royal: President, Faith and Reason Institute,
Wendy Wright: Vice-President Government Relations & Communications.

Links with other organisations: hosts the Turtle Bay and Beyond blog on its website that once compared LGBT activists with nazis. Wendy Wright is former President & CEO of Concerned Women for America (2). They issue petitions on the conservative platform CitizenGo.

Key statement: “Left-wing academics, including those who teach Women’s Studies, should all be taken out and shot.” (3)

Legal existence: 501 C (3) charitable status – EIN (Tax) number: 13-3964076. Special consultative status with the UN.

Financing: Public donations. Revenue: $1,284,614 (2012). (4)

EU Accreditation: No.

Location: New York

Contact: 211 E. 43rd St., Suite 1306, New York 10017  – [email protected]