Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.

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March 26, 2019, 3:58 PM EDT
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March 22, 2019, 10:12 AM EDT
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March 14, 2019, 4:39 PM EDT
It’s been a year and a half since President Trump made the decision to rescue the military from the transgender distractions of the Obama years. And in 30 days, he might actually get to see that order take effect.
March 8, 2019, 9:32 AM EST
Amazon isn't the only one fed up with New York's ridiculous tax rates. Plenty of companies are packing their bags and looking for office space in states with more business-friendly policies. There's just one problem: a lot of these top firms can't stand the conservative laws that make their new homes so successful.
March 6, 2019, 4:34 PM EST
The Senate may have already killed its Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection bill, but the issue is far from dead. In a new op-ed from Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Republicans make it clear: the fight over infanticide is just beginning.
February 26, 2019, 4:08 PM EST
It's getting old to say “we told you so,” but in the three and a half years since Obergefell, conservatives have been proven right in ways most of us wish we never were. Remember the days of “my same-sex marriage won't affect you”? Well, according to U.S. District Judge Gray Miller, it's affecting you – and every single daughter in America.
February 11, 2019, 8:37 AM EST
In a country that's already on edge over the issue of abortion, last week’s news about Louisiana's clinic law set off plenty of panic. Thanks to some misleading headlines, a lot of people were under the impression – wrongly – that the Supreme Court had struck down the state's policy on hospital admitting privileges. They didn't – but, as Chief Justice John Roberts made everyone quite aware, the law still has plenty of hurdles ahead.
February 7, 2019, 4:23 PM EST
President Trump reached past the political divide in Congress to unify Americans around an inspiring vision of what America can be. He took the policy issues that often polarize Washington and appealed to Americans with moving stories that showed the human side of policy decisions.
February 5, 2019, 4:30 PM EST
Parents used to worry about "peer pressure" encouraging their kids to experiment with alcohol or drugs, or to have sex. Now, they have to worry that it may encourage their kids (especially daughters) to change sex altogether.
January 31, 2019, 4:28 PM EST
Just 27 days ago, Nancy Pelosi claimed the Speaker's gavel and promised that her House would be "bipartisan and unifying." What have we seen since? House Democrats are pushing to open the floodgates of millions of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective abortions – even as Speaker Pelosi insists that she can't offer more than a dollar to build a border wall. And then yesterday, Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee announced they would remove "so help you God" from the oath that is administered to witnesses who testify before the committee. So under the new Democratic House majority, it's “yes” to taxpayer funding for abortion, “no” to a border wall, and “no” to God.
January 30, 2019, 4:36 PM EST
For 40 years, America has had one of the most extreme abortion laws on the planet. Babies in the womb -- boys and girls, unwanted by their families, rejected as members of the human family, have been deprived of their human rights and legal protection until the moment of birth, thanks to the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. But rarely has there been the collective outrage we now see against the New York legislature and its governor, Andrew Cuomo.
January 24, 2019, 12:17 PM EST
It's hard enough to be the president under normal circumstances. But try doing it while others are constantly trying to usurp your constitutional authority. That's the position Donald Trump's been in for two whole years. Every time he acts, the courts react – at best, putting his policies on hold. At worst, refusing to consider them. Today, finally, one set of justices got it right – but the White House had to go all the way to the top to find them.
January 22, 2019, 4:30 PM EST
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will allow the Trump administration's transgender military policy to go into effect while litigation continues.
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.