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On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, joins Dr. Land with the latest on the ENDA Executive Order the President signed today and what this could mean for Christians in business moving forward. Also, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, David Curry, will be on to discuss the Mosul Christians in Iraq having to flee due to the persecution from the ISIS terror group.

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Meriam Ibrahim Still in Sudan, Intervention by U.S. Needed

Reports out of Sudan tell us that Meriam Ibrahim has been freed from prison after a Sudanese court ordered her released. However, in attempting to leave Sudan, Meriam, her American husband Daniel Wani, and their two children were detained by Sudanese authorities at the airport, and as of this writing have still not been permitted to exit the country. After spending months in jail awaiting a death sentence for the failure to renounce her Christian faith, Meriam’s court-ordered release and the cancellation of a previous court ruling against her was a major victory.This victory will be jeopardized unless U.S. leaders underscore the importance of ensuring this family’s release and freedom to travel. We are encouraged to see U.S. Embassy officials in Sudan assisting Meriam and her family, but continue to urge Secretary of State John Kerry to call on the Sudanese government to stop detaining Meriam’s family.

Thanks to concern from thousands of activists like you (over 53,000 of you signed a petition urging the Obama Administration to publically pressure Sudan to free Meriam), the British government and media, a handful of determined U.S. Members of Congress, and the prayers of millions, a Sudanese appeals court had ordered Meriam released and canceled a previous court’s ruling sentencing her to death. Because Meriam is not out of danger, we ... (more)

Supreme Court Delivers Momentous Religious Freedom Victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) praised today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding religious liberty and protecting the conscience rights of family businesses who object to being forced to pay for the coverage of sterilizations, contraception and drugs that have the potential to destroy an unborn child.

FRC President Tony Perkins learned of the ruling this morning as he met with the Hahn family, founders and owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, which were represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys in this lawsuit challenging the Obama administration mandate.

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Abortion Coverage in State Health Care Exchanges

by Arina Grossu

Executive Summary: Obamacare uses taxpayer funds to subsidize abortion by various means: - Obamacare bypasses the Hyde Amendment by directly appropriating taxpayer funds in the form of advanceable, refundable tax credits to help low- and moderate-income individuals purchase healthcare plans even if they include elective abortion coverage. - Obamacare can directly fund elective abortion through a total of nearly $24 billion in appropriations to non-profit health co-ops, Community Health Centers, and the now expired high-risk pool ... (more)

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Maryland's New Show and Tell

by Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins is President of Family Research Council. This article appeared on Accuracy in Academia, May 19, 2014. If you need proof that same-sex "marriage" is about more than "love," look no further than Montgomery County, Maryland. There, parents are dealing with the fallout of the state's redefinition of marriage with a sweeping new sex education curriculum. Moms and dads, who were already fighting an uphill battle on the content of the lessons, are now coping with the news that homosexuality will be woven throughout - shattering ... (more)

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Scholars Can Be Christian and Academic

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared on ChristianHeadlines.com, July 14, 2014. Christians have concluded that the accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John -- early followers of Jesus and witnesses of His life, death and resurrection -- are true. They have done so for a variety of reasons depending on the believer. Serious people affirm the historic person Jesus of Nazareth as God in the flesh, who died an atoning death, and rose from the grave, after serious thought and study. They ... (more)