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On Tuesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” FRC’s Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army’s Delta Force, 36 year Army veteran, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony with his analysis of the final report from the House Benghazi Select Committee released today, outlining the severe faults within the State Department surrounding their response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) who is a member of the Benghazi Select Committee, is here to highlight a memo released by him and Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), breaking down their most egregious findings through the research process into Benghazi. Also, President of Marriage Savers and a syndicated columnist, Mike McManus, joins Tony with reaction to a Barna Group study released showing that 41 percent of Americans who identify as practicing Christians believe it’s a good idea for couples to cohabitate before marriage.

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Tell Gov. Rauner to protect your medical professionals' rights of conscience

Greetings from FRC Action!

We wanted to share an important pro-life alert with you from our friends at the Illinois Family Institute. If you have previously received this message, please simply disregard this second contact. We did, however, want to make certain that you, your friends, and your neighbors would be aware of the critical need to contact Gov. Rauner.

Leftists in our leftist-controlled state are seeking to amend the "Health Care Right of Conscience" law so as to deny the right of conscience of medical professionals who oppose feticide, artificial contraception, and certain end-of-life protocols that intentionally and prematurely end lives...

This law would, for example, compel medical professionals who oppose feticide to help women find abattoirs and doctors committed to the practice of feticide. And this law would undermine the free exercise of religion by forcing those medical professionals whose commitment to life derives from their faith-including those who work in pro-life crisis pregnancy centers...

 

Take Action: Send a message to Illinois Governor Rauner, urging him to uphold religious freedom and conscience rights for medical personnel in Illinois.  Ask him to veto SB 1564 and the tyranny it represents.

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Obergefell: One Year Later


 

      One year after the Supreme court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the LGBT movement’s activist class, who advocated for same-sex marriage is now aggressively pushing for government at all levels to implement their morality through special rights protections. This includes bans on counseling for same-sex attraction, and even gender identity protections, and will continue until there is no dissent. Beneath their policy demands is a desire for approval and forced participation in a regime endorsed one year ago by the Supreme Court itself. But approval is not obtained when others still have a legal right to conscientiously object. After Obergefell, same-sex marriage licenses are being obtained without delay—but that’s not satisfactory to the activist class of the LGBT movement, who still has the same desire to stomp out any disagreement. We are at the point where we must ask ourselves: Will we direct society to refocus on Constitutional accommodation for all religious views, or that of intolerance and suppression towards such beliefs?

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Has Public Opinion Shifted Under the Gavel?: Obergefell After One Year

by Cathy Ruse

Cathy Ruse is Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Stream on June 24, 2016. Last June five Justices of the Supreme Court ruled that no state of the Union could define marriage as a man-woman institution. This nullified the law of most states, and the individual votes of 50 million Americans, not to mention thousands of years of human history. Has public opinion shifted under the weight of the gavel? If so, it is not in the direction of acquiescence. Conventional wisdom says the law is ... (more)

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Family-Friendly Tax Policy: Practical Ideas for Helping Parents

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Comprehensive tax reform is a perennial challenge to policymakers in Washington, D.C. Over the years, a number of serious plans have been offered by Congress, the Executive Branch, and various think-tanks and private scholars to remedy the extraordinarily complex tax system with which individuals, families, and companies of all sizes deal. However, thus far these proposals have met with resistance for a host of reasons, whether political, philosophical, or economic. The existing tax regime is likely to be with us for some time. Families ... (more)

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One Year After Obergefell Shows Dissent Not Permitted

by Travis Weber

Travis Weber is Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Daily Signal on June 17, 2016. By now, nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, it should be clear that the aggressive and unreasonable elements of the LGBT movement cannot harmonize themselves with freedom for Christians and other conscientious objectors. With few, commendable examples, the LGBT movement’s activist class, who advocated for same-sex marriage and who are ... (more)