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On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, joins Tony to spotlight the events on their trip to Israel as well as discuss the continued unrest in the Middle East as Hamas has broken the latest ceasefire once again. Jeff Meyers, Senior Pastor of Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., is here to spotlight Pulpit Freedom Sunday and the positive help a Culture Impact Team can be to a community. Also, Tony has two special interviews from the ground in Jerusalem. International spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mark Regev and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

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Urge Your Member to Co-Sponsor Bill Protecting Faith Based Adoption Providers

In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, and D.C. religious adoption and foster care providers have had their government funding pulled and have been forced to end services, simply because they continue to believe in the importance of a child having a mom and a dad.

It's a sad sign of the times that some states have preferred to sever longstanding partnerships with faith-based providers rather than allow them to continue caring for and placing children informed by traditional moral beliefs about the family.

This important legislation sponsored by Congressman Mike Kelly in the House and Senator Mike Enzi in the Senate will ensure that the interests of children are placed ahead of political correctness. Specifically, this bill will prohibit discrimination against faith-based child welfare service providers by the federal government and by states receiving federal funds for adoption and foster care services.

The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act will prohibit such discrimination against faith-based child welfare service providers and will threaten states continuing such discrimination with a loss of federal funding. This important legislation will ensure that the maximum number of child welfare service providers can continue to advocate for children and will ensure that many adoptive families can continue to work with a provider which shares their core ... (more)

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The Left's Litmus Tests of 2014: Abortion and Homosexuality

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared on ChristianHeadlines.com, August 11, 2014. According to the New York Times, the Democratic Party has found a new theme with which to animate and expand its base: abortion and homosexuality. "Democrats seize on social issues in 2014 midterm elections," blares the headline. According to reporter John Harwood: (Democrats) aim to match President Obama's feat in 2012, when the incumbent used topics such as same-sex marriage and contraception as ... (more)

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Gay marriage's next big test

by Peter Sprigg

Peter Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Detroit News on August 11, 2014. "Isn't the bigger point . . . that it disparages the voters-the votes of citizens of Michigan?" That question was directed at Michigan Solicitor General Aaron Lindstrom last week during oral arguments over a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Michigan Marriage Amendment (MMA). With it, federal judge Deborah L. Cook may have signaled that the year-long judicial winning streak for ... (more)

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Engaging Culture on All Fronts

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared in Canon and Culture on August 11, 2014. A prominent Christian leader recently said to me that for Evangelicals and traditional Catholics and Orthodox, the metaphor of putting our fingers in the dike as holes of evil burst through it is anachronistic. We are not having a few fissures in the dam, he said. We are experiencing a mudslide. Our cultural erosion is comprehensive and accelerating. From family structure to religious liberty, the moral ... (more)