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On Monday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), a member of the Committee on the Budget and the House Freedom Caucus, joins Tony to give us a look at Republicans next move to repeal and replace Obamacare in light of the recent withdrawal of the American Health Care Act. Senior fellow at the National Review Institute, writer at the National Review, lawyer, bestselling author, and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, David French, joins Tony with his thoughts on recent studies showing that millennial men are physically weaker than the generations of men before them. Also, Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty's Ron Crews joins Tony to share with us a letter he and other chaplains sent to the acting Secretary of the Army in response to the outgoing Secretary's decision to sign a directive implementing "training on implicit or unconscious bias."

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This bill represents a shocking attack upon personal freedom. SB 121 would make it illegal—an actual crime (misdemeanor)—for any psychologist, counselor, therapist, social worker, doctor, nurse, or other medical professional to help any young person under the age of 18 to change their sexual attractions or behaviors from homosexual to heterosexual—even if that is what the young person desperately wants. It would also make it illegal to help a boy (a biological male) who thinks he is a girl to feel comfortable with being a boy; but it would not be illegal to help the same boy with his transition to presenting himself publicly as a girl.

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Arina Grossu is Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. This article appeared in Breitbart on March 8, 2017. March 8 is International Women’s Day. What it should be is a day to celebrate women and the feminine genius in economic, political, and social achievements. And there are many. Unfortunately, it has been co-opted by liberal abortion groups that attempt to push the abortion and population control agenda under the guise of “reproductive health care.” At least this year for the ... (more)

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by Peter Sprigg

Peter Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Family Policy Studies at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Stream on February 26, 2017. On February 22, the Trump administration released a statement rescinding previous Obama administration guidance dealing with students who identify as transgender. Contrary to almost all the news reporting on this story, the real question addressed by the new administration’s guidance is not (at least not directly), “Which restrooms or locker rooms should students who identify as ... (more)

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Mandi Ancalle is General Counsel for Government Affairs at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Federalist on March 24, 2017. In the first two days of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, senators pressed nominee Neil Gorsuch on a variety of issues that may be before the court, from antitrust lawsuits to campaign finance. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) promised to get into the weeds on antitrust litigation on the third day, but Americans didn’t vote for Donald Trump because he promised to appoint to the Supreme ... (more)