Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.

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January 18, 2019, 10:45 AM EST
It was supposed to be a day celebrating religious freedom in America. Instead, liberals decided to show everyone just how much our First Freedom is at risk. For Christians, who've tried to warn people that these last several years were about a lot more than marriage, the attacks on Second Lady Karen Pence certainly seem to prove their point. Three years after Obergefell, all of the lies about “love” and “tolerance” have been eclipsed by the court cases, articles, and editorial demonizing people of faith. What Americans see now is the truth: the left is coming for our freedom. And they have no intention of letting up.
January 16, 2019, 4:09 PM EST
Heading into Friday's March for Life, some Republicans are already taking their first steps: bills to put the protection of the unborn front and center. House leadership may have changed, but the GOP is counting on the fact that American opinion has not. Abortion isn't health care, and it's time our laws reflected that.
January 14, 2019, 3:03 PM EST
It was just two weeks ago that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) promised the American people that her House would be “bipartisan and unifying.” A week and a half later, there isn't a scrap of evidence she meant it. After 20 days of waiting at the negotiating table, President Trump is considering going it alone on the border wall. One of the options being tossed around by the White House is declaring a national emergency – an idea some people think is too far-fetched. But is it? Legal experts say no.
January 11, 2019, 11:26 AM EST
If anyone has a full mailbox, it's HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Republicans and Democrats are keeping the agency chief in reading material with a set of dueling letters over a new rule that would finally bring some transparency to the taxpayer-funded abortion debate. And that's exactly what the far-Left doesn't want!
January 8, 2019, 3:34 PM EST
Activist judges have been on a mission to expand the influence of the courts in America for the last half-century, but they may have just crossed a red line. The courts have decided a lot of things – but how the president runs the military isn't one of them. When it comes to America's defense, there is one commander-in-chief. The Constitution is clear: Donald Trump is the final authority on military policy. And after two years of liberal judges presuming to know better than this president, it's refreshing to see at least one court acknowledge who's in charge.
December 12, 2018, 12:54 PM EST
President Trump signd the "Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018." The new law will, among other things, fund organizations, including faith-based groups, that provide humanitarian aid to genocide survivors from religious and ethnic minorities.
December 10, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
Reading the headlines this week is like taking a trip to an alternate universe. Ten years ago, if you'd have said that in 2018 teachers would get fired for calling a girl a girl, most people wouldn't have believed you. Unfortunately, that's the ridiculous world Americans are waking up to every morning. But to most people's relief, not everyone is playing along with this charade. And that includes President Trump.
December 6, 2018, 3:54 PM EST
It's a struggle that's played out across the arc of human history. From kings and shepherds to leaders to layman, we all fight the same internal battle: fear God or fear man? At some point, every one of us has tried to do both. And as most of us know, that almost always ends badly. We keep hoping that we are the one exception to Jesus's words in Matthew 10:22: “You will be hated because of me.” We're so focused on avoiding the discomfort that we forget the promise follows: “The one who stands firm will be saved.”
November 8, 2018, 4:15 PM EST
The giant cross in Bladensburg, Maryland was supposed to memorialize a war -- not start one. Yet this small town, just a mile from the D.C. line, may be the sight of the most important battle over religious monuments yet. And it will be up to the Supreme Court, with new justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, to finally decide the winner.
November 5, 2018, 3:14 PM EST
There are 600 miles – and the entire Trump administration – standing between the migrant caravan and the border. The 3,600 people hoping to cross into the U.S. will have to get past border patrol, the American military, and the rule of law. Despite the odds, one extremist group thinks it can beat them – in the same place liberals always go to get their way: the courts.
October 29, 2018, 3:15 PM EDT
We join the nation in mourning those killed in the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. It's easy to feel helpless in the face of such acts of evil. But we can and must overcome the evil that preys upon the innocent. As a nation, we must turn to God and find healing, unity, and restoration.
October 25, 2018, 3:48 PM EDT
No one was hurt, but yesterday morning's news that suspicious packages had been found at the addresses of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, CNN headquarters, and others was no less shocking. The idea that there could be more violence, more threats, more outbursts than we've already witnessed this election cycle is more than most Americans can bear. Now, two weeks out from midterm elections that stand to divide the country even more, most people want to know: when can we get back to being one nation again?
October 11, 2018, 2:27 PM EDT
If you thought being a conservative in America was hard, try being one in Hollywood. It takes real courage to stand up in a culture that's suffocatingly liberal and speak your mind on issues like ours. Ask Dean Cain. The former Superman star almost had to be made of steel to withstand the number of attacks fired his way just for doing what other celebrities are applauded for: speaking his mind.
September 19, 2018, 4:20 PM EDT
The Bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecc. 1:9). So often what passes for “news” is really nothing more than a refresher. A case in point is a new study from published this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology about the link between religious upbringing and subsequent health and well-being.
September 14, 2018, 2:56 PM EDT
The abortion industry doesn't respect life before death, so it's no surprise that they don't respect it after. Still, most Americans had higher hopes for the U.S. government, especially after Planned Parenthood's ghoulish market of baby body parts. The Trump administration has always treated human life with dignity, which is why pro-lifers were surprised to hear about a new FDA contract that sounds like something straight off the sci-fi network.
September 7, 2018, 4:30 PM EDT
It was supposed to be a triumphant week for the NFL. After a year-and-a-half long headache over the national anthem, a new season – and a new league-wide policy – was about to kick off. Hopes were high that teams had finally put the Colin Kaepernick controversy in the rearview mirror and could start winning back the fans it lost in the high-stakes standoff. Now, thanks to Nike, the league is right back where it started.
August 31, 2018, 3:48 PM EDT
It is welcome news that the California state legislature will not take final action on AB 2943, a bill which would have declared all forms of sexual orientation change efforts, or SOCE (sometimes referred to as "conversion therapy") to be a form of "consumer fraud" if performed for a fee. Such counseling or therapy is designed to assist people who experience unwanted same-sex attractions to achieve their own self-chosen goal of overcoming those attractions or abstaining from same-sex conduct.
August 1, 2018, 4:20 PM EDT
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Monday the formation of a Religious Liberty Task Force. The Task Force, which will be chaired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, "will continue the Department's ongoing work to implement the Religious Liberty Memorandum and the implementation memorandum. The Task Force will also consider new initiatives that will further the Department's work to protect and promote religious liberty."
July 26, 2018, 9:23 AM EDT
For some people at the State Department's ministerial, the stories of persecution come secondhand – but they're no less life-changing. One of the most powerful speeches of the day came from a surprising source, Mick Mulvaney, the president's director of the Office of Management and Budget. When he got to the stage, Mulvaney joked, “You're probably wondering to yourself, ‘What can the budget director bring to this discussion?’” Turns out, an awful lot. “I've never been a victim of religious persecution,” he said from the outset. But he still has plenty in common with the people there: he wants to be a force for change.
July 19, 2018, 3:29 PM EDT
House conservatives took some social media companies to task for political bias earlier on Tuesday -- and not a moment too soon, based on what's happening to people like Ryan Bomberger. The head of the Radiance Foundation is just the latest victim of the censorship taking place on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If these tech giants are offended by the truth of abortion, then they're taking their anger out on the wrong people.