Tony Perkins is president of the Family Research Council.

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April 30, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT
Thousands of years of human history cannot be overruled by three hours of debate before nine imperfect people. But today that is the best liberals can hope for in the race to upend nature's law – and nature's God. Outside the U.S. Supreme Court, where the future of civilization was on trial, people from both sides of the marriage debate soaked in the sun while inside clouds gathered over the question that's shadowed America for the last 11 years: does the court have a right to force same-sex "marriage" on every state in the union?
March 4, 2015, 3:05 PM EST
The Jewish Festival of Purim, celebrated this year on March 5th, "commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia (modern day Iran) from Haman's plot 'to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.'" Instead, Queen Esther, a Jewess, stepped forward and bravely saved her people.
February 24, 2015, 4:15 PM EST
Today, Family Research Council (FRC) and a coalition of pro-family organizations released the results of a commissioned national survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that 61 percent of Americans agree that "states and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the Supreme Court should not force all 50 states to redefine marriage." The survey also found that 53 percent of Americans agree that marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman.
January 29, 2015, 10:09 AM EST
Federal judges may have the last word on marriage – but they won't have the final one. That's becoming abundantly clear in Alabama, the latest state to feel the sting of a runaway court invalidating the will of the people on marriage. In a letter to Governor Robert Bentley (R-Ala.), Chief Justice Roy Moore made that quite clear – explaining that this isn't an issue that the federal courts will resolve. Rather, he said, it "raises serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."
January 21, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
In President Obama’s State of the Union Address President Obama used terms that Americans can identify with – family, values, faith and prosperity – but the policies he advocates undermine those very things.
January 16, 2015, 4:18 PM EST
Later this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. This ruling upheld the freedom of voters to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
January 16, 2015, 9:43 AM EST
Apparently, The New York Times is in favor of faith in the public square – if the purpose is to mock it. Editors at the Times poured gasoline on the fire of Atlanta's latest controversy with an editorial that should shock even their most liberal readers. Just when you thought the media couldn't sink any lower, the Times takes on the same First Amendment that gives it the freedom to print these vicious attacks on Christians.
January 13, 2015, 4:15 PM EST
Today, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins joined Atlanta area pastors and religious liberty advocates at a rally in support of former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran. Cochran was suspended and then fired because of a book he wrote for a men's Bible study group at his Baptist church.
November 13, 2014, 4:44 PM EST
Today Family Research Council commends the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit for reversing a decision by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb that declared the clergy housing tax allowance unconstitutional. Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" pastors’ network is composed of over 40,000 churches from across the country.
November 7, 2014, 8:58 AM EST
This afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld the freedom of voters through their elected representatives to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
October 6, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT
Family Research Council had the distinct privilege of honoring Mariam with the first-ever Cost of Discipleship Award at the Summit's gala dinner on Saturday.
September 24, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT
Decrying what he deemed a "pageant of empathy" in emotionally driven rulings nationwide, this month a federal district court judge from our home state of Louisiana issued a ruling upholding our state's marriage law.
September 19, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT
Where there is no vision, the people perish. Americans have been shocked to see the brutality and barbarism of the Islamic militants of ISIS. Americans have been stunned by the revelations that their fellow Americans have joined the ranks of ISIS and are taking up the cause of the caliphate.
August 22, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is wrapping up a visit to Israel this week as a part of the "Christians in Solidarity with Israel" trip, hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
June 16, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT
We won't presume to tell our elected representatives who to vote for in the upcoming House leadership elections. But we can offer friendly advice on what leadership traits they should be looking for.
December 19, 2013, 1:54 PM EST
A&E Network suspended "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson because he expressed his religious belief that homosexuality is a sin.
July 26, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT
If President Eisenhower were alive today, the five-star general may be shocked to know that his own speeches are too offensive to be quoted in the military he used to command.
June 26, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT
While we are disappointed in the Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the court did not impose the sweeping nationwide redefinition of natural marriage that was sought.
March 20, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT
Sen. Rob Portman's endorsement of gay "marriage" hasn't exactly been popular.
March 14, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
Bullying knows no boundaries. It's not just boys on the playground or people at work; it can even be organizations on the national stage as was revealed in a federal courtroom on February 6th.