Colorado for Family Values

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Colorado for Family Values is a socially conservative advocacy group in Colorado, United States.[1]


It was co-founded by Tony Marco, Kevin Tebedo and David Noebel in the early 1990s.[1][2] Will Perkins, a former car dealer from Colorado Springs, is the Chairman of the Board.[2][3] Originally, it was called the Colorado Coalition for Family Values, but they dropped the word 'coalition' after a radio presenter said it sounded Marxist.[4] Some have argued, because of the proximity of timing for the moving of Focus on the Family to Colorado Springs, that James Dobson's move to Colorado Springs in 1991 led to its establishment. However, it was truly coincidental timing as Focus on the Family had nothing to do with the founding of Colorado for Family Values. Dobson's Focus on the Family is independent from CFV.[5][6] It has also been linked to Traditional Values, Summit Ministries, Concerned Women for America, and the Eagle Forum.[1] Bill McCartney, the founder of Promise Keepers, is a supporter.[4][7]

Colorado for Family Values (CFV) was created specifically for the purpose of countering an objective of the Colorado Human Relations Commission, to introduce legislation that would effectively add the behavior of homosexuality to the list of protected class status, thus creating the legal process of strict scruntiny for claims of discrimination made by homosexual individuals. It drafted and promoted Amendment 2 in 1992, which led to the United States Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans.[8][9][10][11]


  1. ^ a b c Amy Gluckman, Betsy Reed, Homo economics: capitalism, community, and lesbian and gay life, Routledge, 1997 [1]
  2. ^ a b Didi Herma, The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right, University of Chicago Press, 1998, p. 222 [2]
  3. ^ Craig A. Rimmerman, From identity to politics: the lesbian and gay movements in the United States, Temple University Press, 2002, p. 143 [3]
  4. ^ a b Randall Balmer, Lauren F. Winner, Protestantism in America, Columbia University Press, 2005, p. 160 [4]
  5. ^ Chip Berlet (ed.), Eyes right!: challenging the right wing backlash, South End Press, 1995, p. 93 [5]
  6. ^ Martha Craven Nussbaum, From disgust to humanity: sexual orientation and constitutional law, Oxford University Press, 2010 [6]
  7. ^ Christopher J. Eberle, Religious conviction in liberal politics, Cambridge University Press, 2002, p. 4 [7]
  8. ^ Daniel A. Smith, Tax crusaders and the politics of direct democracy, Routledge, 1998, p. 129 [8]
  9. ^ Glenda Marie Russell, Voted out: the psychological consequences of anti-gay politics, NYU Press, 2000, p. 2 [9]
  10. ^ Paul Ryan Brewer, Value war: public opinion and the politics of gay rights, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, p. 2 [10]
  11. ^ Steven G. Brint, Jean Reith Schroedel, Evangelicals and Democracy in America: Religion and politics, Russell Sage Foundation, 2009, p. 227 [11]

Primary source Kevin D. Tebedo

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