Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.

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April 24, 2018, 2:31 PM EDT
The U.S. Navy is sinking the hopes of secularists seeking to rid the military of religious freedom. Under the Obama administration, you may recall that attacks on religious freedom became so frequent that we began chronicling the incidents in a publication entitled, "A Clear and Present Danger: The Threat to Religious Liberty in the Military." Hostility toward the Bible manifested in numerous ways such as the Navy Lodge program tossing nightstand Bibles, an officer being told to remove a Bible from his desk, to even a brief ban on Bibles for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. President Obama had created an environment of religious hostility that allowed far left extremists at the Pentagon to engage in a search and destroy mission of religious freedom.
April 13, 2018, 4:07 PM EDT
The ACLU has spent so much time in Kentucky over the last two years, it ought to relocate! For the third time, the extremist group is suing the state for doing what voters want: outlawing a violent form of abortion after 11 weeks. “Once again,” an ACLU spokeswoman writes, “the Kentucky General Assembly passed a bill that limits abortion access and, once again, Gov. Matt Bevin signed it into law... . This restriction,” she says, "is part of a national strategy to push abortion out of reach.” You bet it is!
March 20, 2018, 3:49 PM EDT
Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. In NIFLA v. Becerra, the question being argued is whether the state of California can force licensed pro-life pregnancy care centers to advertise for state-sponsored abortions and advise where to get them, and whether unlicensed centers can be forced to put up a notice saying they are unlicensed.
March 16, 2018, 4:40 PM EDT
While college teams vie for basketball’s biggest prize, it looks like ESPN is trying to do some rebounding of its own. After more than two years of bleeding profits, the Disney-owned network wants to prove that it can do better. Pitching politics instead of baseball has been a costly decision for the company, which has been a financial drag on parent company Disney for the last several months. Left without viewers (or options), ESPN decided to downsize, laying off at least 100 staffers to try and make up some of the company’s losses.
March 6, 2018, 12:15 PM EST
Through all of the cultural ups and downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. While so many other celebrities started picking up activist causes and shaming fans who held Christian beliefs, American could always count on Nashville to stay true to their values (or at least tolerate them). Not anymore.
February 26, 2018, 3:38 PM EST
Conservatives don't need to prove the existence of the war on faith anymore – HHS did it for them! After years of pooh-poohing the crackdown on Christians, the other side will have a much harder time now, thanks to the agency's new division in the Office for Civil Rights.
February 16, 2018, 4:13 PM EST
ABC got at least one thing right about "The View" – its name. As far as the hosts are concerned, there is only one view: theirs. Sure, they'll invite a token "conservative" on to add fireworks, but even that doesn't get in the way of the hosts' daily routine of smug Middle America-bashing. If the idea is to offend viewers, it's working.
February 8, 2018, 11:54 AM EST
President Trump is on track to being the most pro-life president this country has ever seen. The report released [yesterday] shows that the president has gone beyond stopping the pro-abortion policies of Barack Obama, he is restoring and even expanding the pre-Obama pro-life policies.
January 25, 2018, 4:17 PM EST
If there's one thing I've always said, it's that Christians should never check their faith at the door when they enter the public square. So, let me start by practicing what I preach. Like you, I've heard all of the allegations about Donald Trump's past, his years of baggage and personal failings. I don't pretend to know what's true and what isn't -- certainly not now, in an environment as toxic as ours. But there is a truth I do know: faith in Jesus Christ that calls us to live with moral clarity in everything we do. And that means calling sin – sin.
January 24, 2018, 11:51 AM EST
In 1973, the Supreme Court believed it had resolved the abortion debate, but decades later it’s clear the court failed to settle the issue. Why? Abortion runs contrary to the laws of nature.
January 16, 2018, 9:56 AM EST
As if North Korea weren't taking up enough headlines, Open Doors USA just added another one: Kim Jung Un's country is topping the list of the world's "Most Dangerous Places to Be a Christian." Of course, the distinction is nothing new for the regime, which has owned the No. 1 spot for the last 15 years. "Nearly one of every 12 Christians in the world today lives in an area, or in a culture, in which Christianity is illegal, forbidden, or punished," Open Doors President David Curry explained. In North Korea, where 50,000 people are suffering in prison or labor camps for their faith, few are surprised.
January 10, 2018, 2:55 PM EST
For every parent who's tried to tell their teenage kids that "everyone's not doing it," here's proof! According to the CDC's new nationwide report, the number of high school students who said they've ever had sex dropped from 47 percent in 2005 to 41 percent in 2015. The good news is even better for African American students, who showed improvements across the board, followed by Hispanics who practiced more abstinence in three of the four grades.
December 15, 2017, 9:23 AM EST
There may be fake news, but there's no making up the media's loathing of Donald Trump. The press has been unrelenting toward this president since day one – and Media Research Center's data proves it. Even the 89 percent negativity from his early months almost seem benevolent now, with numbers in the 91-93 percent range (the latter, according to Harvard).
December 14, 2017, 2:24 PM EST
When it comes to advertising on the D.C. metro, free speech is in for a bumpy ride. In a classic case of viewpoint discrimination, a federal judge is siding with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for turning down ad space to the Catholic Church. WMATA defended the move by saying it bans "religious, political, or advocacy" messages (depending on who's defining them, apparently, since the Human Rights Campaign still enjoys a prominent space in the subway's line-up).
December 4, 2017, 1:02 PM EST
There are few things as big as Donald Trump's personality – but the National Christmas Tree comes close! At 50 feet, it loomed large over the crowd at last week’s lighting ceremony, almost as large as the debate about the holiday itself. For the Trumps, Thursday's event wasn't so much about flipping the switch on a giant evergreen, but about turning the page on eight years of sanitized celebrating.
November 30, 2017, 9:48 AM EST
There've been a lot of wise men in the White House. But this Christmas, there are three more in the East Room, where the Trumps are highlighting a larger-than-life nativity scene. That's just one of the ways the First Family is separating itself from the Obamas, who came dangerously close to ditching the 50-year-old display in 2009. There wasn't room for Jesus at the inn – and for eight years, there wasn't much room for him at 1600 Pennsylvania either.
November 15, 2017, 4:12 PM EST
It was a small sentence—“I will pray for you”— but it meant big trouble for Cony High School technician Toni Richardson. When Richardson offered that comfort to another Christian on staff in private, she was hauled before school officials and warned not to utter a word about her faith again.
November 9, 2017, 4:22 PM EST
“White boys could soon self-identify as black girls in Delaware.” So begins one of the latest columns of Fox News’ Todd Starnes, reporting on what parents probably wish was fake news. Unfortunately for the families in The First State, reality may soon be optional for kids in Delaware public schools.
November 7, 2017, 2:27 PM EST
With so much political tension across the country, it would probably help to sit down and have an open conversation. There’s just one problem. According to 71 percent of America, political correctness is silencing the discussions we need to have.
November 1, 2017, 12:37 PM EDT
Liberals didn’t mind when former President Barack Obama forced his radical social policies on our military, but they certainly don’t want President Donald Trump rescinding them. So where do they turn? Unelected judges.