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On this special Independence Day edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, Dr. Mike Farris, joins Tony to highlight his new book: History of Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison. Pastor and father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, is here to tell his amazing story of how he came to America. He frequently states how thankful he is for America’s freedom and how things are much different in his home country of Cuba. Also, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Jack Hibbs, discusses the important role pastorsplay in today’s America. As we look at current culture, a voice of righteousness has never been more important. 

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  • Buy your copy of Dr. Farris’s new book: Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison
  • Follow Mike Farris – @michaelfarris
  • Follow Pastor Jack Hibbs on twitter @Jack_Hibbs
  • Watch Pastor Jack’s sermon as he reacts to the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage
  • Visit the Free to Believe website
  • Click here to register for Values Voter Summit
  • Watch Tony's Sermon from when he preached at First Baptist Dallas
  • Find out what many members of the GOP said after the marriage ruling
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Stop the Federal Government from Religious Discrimination

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must license and recognize marriages between same-sex couples.  This decision could have devastating implications for institutions and individuals that hold the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. We have seen state discrimination, and we need you to urge Congress to prevent federal discrimination against those who support natural marriage!  

Businesses and organizations continue to be threatened because of their owners’ faith.  An Oregon bakery owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein was fined $135,000 simply for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding. Barronelle Stutzman, a grandmother in Washington state, had to close her floral business because of the crippling fees imposed on her for not providing flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. 

Child welfare organizations, such as Lutheran Community Services and Catholic Charities, are being threatened by this decision to recognize same-sex marriage or face losing their ability to participate in federal programs or apply for federal grants. 

Our Founders envisioned a nation where the moral and religious beliefs of individuals, faith-based organizations, and business owners would be protected, not a nation where one’s convictions about marriage could be ... (more)

Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling is Shocking Abuse of Power, Will Never Be Accepted

Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins responded today to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision forcing the people in all 50 states to embrace same-sex “marriage,”  regardless of their votes to define marriage in their states as a man-woman institution.

Of the decision FRC President Tony Perkins said:

"Five justices on the Supreme Court have overturned the votes of 50 million Americans and demanded that the American people walk away from millennia of history and the reality of human nature.

“In reaching a decision so lacking in foundation in the text of the Constitution, in our history, and in our traditions, the Court has done serious damage to its own legitimacy.

 “No court can overturn natural law.  Nature and Nature’s God, hailed by the signers of our Declaration of Independence as the very source of law, cannot be usurped by the edict of a court, even the United States Supreme Court. 

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