Arlington Group

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Template:Pod updateThe Arlington Group is a coalition founded in 2002 of several of the most significant socially conservative Christian groups in the United States, including Focus on the Family, the American Family Association and the Free Congress Foundation.

The group seeks to establish consensus goals and strategy among its members and translate its combined constituency into an force to be reckoned with in American politics.

Members of the Arlington Group have been active in Marriage and family on the ballot that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


The organization's deliberations are strictly off-the-record, and membership was previously held confidential, but the group launched a website in July 2006 which lists its member organizations.[1] In March 2007, the home page was taken down; according to an article in the Boston Globe, it was "abruptly disabled earlier this month after the Globe began making inquiries".[2]

Each group's principal serves as its Arlington Group "member", but many of the groups are headed by a single principal (e.g., Focus on the Family and Focus on the Family Action are both headed by James Dobson), the site's list is somewhat confusing; and members are not required to disclose their participation. However, the following organizations and individuals have been identified as members:

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