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On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Director of Litigation for Liberty Institute, Hiram Sasser, joins Tony to discuss the risky impact these business leaders could have by speaking out against state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. It is likely they could drive Christian employees away from their businesses. Former Arkansas governor and author of the new book, God, Gun’s, Grits, and Gravy, Mike Huckabee, is here with his analysis surrounding Arkansas RFRA, after the Indiana firestorm, it seems like Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson is getting cold feet. Also, Arkansas state Senator and sponsor of their Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Bart Hester is here with the latest inside information on what exactly is happening in his state surrounding his legislation.

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Weekend Edition

March 28, 2015

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joins Tony to discuss the desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by the Army. Bergdahl was exchanged by the Obama administration for 5 high profile Taliban terrorists. Also, Fox News’ Todd Starnes is here with the latest on California State University Stanislaus campus banning Chi Alpha, a Christian fraternity, for simply being Christian.

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  • Watch Chaplain Modder’s story in his own words

Commentary

March 30, 2015

Dolce and Gabbana are used to starting trends-not bucking them. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. When Dolce & Gabbana went public with their traditional values, people put a new label on them: intolerant! The Italian designers are openly gay-but just as open about their concerns about same-sex parenting. "The only family is the traditional one," Stefano has said. "A child needs a mother and a father." U.S. celebrities have turned on the pair, with a fierce boycott. "I wasn't expecting it," Gabbana told reporters. "[They] preach understanding. [They] preach tolerance. And then you put the knife in? All because someone else doesn't see things your way? Is that supposed to be a democratic way of thinking?" They're learning, as we all have, that there's no room in the Left's debate for both sides. Because on the Left the facts are never in fashion. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com.

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  • Obama Plays Hide and Sneak with Gov't Info

    April 02, 2015
    Want to know what your government is doing? Tough luck. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Under this President, FOIA doesn't stand for Freedom of Information Act-it stands for Freedom of Ignoring Act. Turns out, the most "transparent" administration is history is actually a record-setting secret-keeper. If you need proof, the government just released plenty! Instead of releasing files, this White House is "outright denying access to them," the AP says. Of the more than 714,000 requests for information, the government censored or blocked 39%. Others they just put off-sometimes for years. And at least three departments-Justice, Education, and Homeland Security-basically refused to comply altogether. As Senator John Cornyn complained, "This is hardly the mark of an administration that was supposed to be the most open in history." Obviously, the only thing that's open about this White House is its interpretation of transparency. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Good Friday on Bad Terms in Rhode Island

    April 01, 2015
    Good Friday is apparently not good enough for one Rhode Island school district. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If you want to celebrate Ramadan in Cranston, fine. Yom Kippur? No problem. But ask for the day off on Good Friday-and its tough luck. Turns out, America's smallest state has an even smaller appreciation of religious freedom. When 200 Christian teachers asked to take Good Friday off, the Superintendent said no-despite a collective bargaining agreement that gives employees two days off for religious observance. Local officials argued that Christianity-unlike Judaism and Islam-doesn't require religious services during the school day. So, the teachers' union is suing. "If [Cranston] wants to open schools on important religious holidays, they must... respect their employees' religious beliefs..." "... they should not be telling Christians of all denominations that Good Friday is not important enough to merit religious leave." Last time I checked the freedom of religion included the religion, upon whose truths and principles this nation was founded - Christianity. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • For Christian Teacher, School's Out

    March 31, 2015
    Is it possible to be too Catholic to teach at a Catholic school? New Jersey's Immaculata High School apparently thinks so. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Like Dr. Ben Carson, teacher Patricia Jannuzzi thinks homosexual behavior is a choice. So when the popular Republican came under fire for saying as much, Jannuzzi backed him up on Facebook, saying, "We need healthy families with a mother and a father for the sake of the children and humanity!" Almost immediately, the teacher was hauled into the office and ordered to disable her Facebook page, because her views were "completely inconsistent with our policy and position as a Catholic Christian community." That's interesting, since Jannuzzi's beliefs are the same as Pope Francis's himself! More than odd that a teacher would be fired for agreeing with the Pope at a Catholic school, unless of course the school is led by political correctness rather than biblical correctness. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Boycott Hits Below the Belt for Designers D&G

    March 30, 2015
    Dolce and Gabbana are used to starting trends-not bucking them. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. When Dolce & Gabbana went public with their traditional values, people put a new label on them: intolerant! The Italian designers are openly gay-but just as open about their concerns about same-sex parenting. "The only family is the traditional one," Stefano has said. "A child needs a mother and a father." U.S. celebrities have turned on the pair, with a fierce boycott. "I wasn't expecting it," Gabbana told reporters. "[They] preach understanding. [They] preach tolerance. And then you put the knife in? All because someone else doesn't see things your way? Is that supposed to be a democratic way of thinking?" They're learning, as we all have, that there's no room in the Left's debate for both sides. Because on the Left the facts are never in fashion. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • McDonalds and Decency: Arch Enemies?

    March 27, 2015
    At McDonald's the only thing they're super-sizing is controversy. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Starbucks and McDonalds filter their coffee-but not their WiFi. Despite more than 46,000 petitions, the two businesses refuse to block pornography from their free Internet service. And in some stores, the access is already costing them. In December, detectives arrested a man in Oregon for downloading child porn at the Starbucks hotspot. And that's just one report of people using the free Internet to traffic children or solicit them for sex. An organization called Enough Is Enough pressuring Starbucks and McDonalds to do what Chick-fil-A and Panera already do: filter out pornography from their feeds. "It's about limiting the safe haven that open WiFi creates for sexual predators," they say. If customers want to click over to the dark world of pornography, let them do it on their own dime. Isn't it time that values aren't just on the menu-but in company policy too? For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Repent and believe in the gospel

    March 26, 2015
    "The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel." Hello this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington DC. Those were the opening words to Jesus' public ministry. Repent means to change, change the way we think, the way we're headed. Not a complicated concept. We all must repent in order to receive the saving message of the gospel. In short, repentance is a prerequisite. This truth has as apparently evaded City Church in San Francisco, or maybe they're avoiding it. The city's largest evangelical church has announced they will no longer require those in homosexual relationship abstain from sexual activity to become members. To be clear the church is not talking about attending, but joining the fellowship as a member. In an open letter making the announcement, Pastor Fred Harrell said "we will no longer discriminate based on sexual orientation and demand lifelong celibacy as a precondition for joining." Harrell said the Board had been asking the central question, "What does the gospel require?" Hello! Jesus has the answer. It requires repentance, regardless of our orientation. For more go to Tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Birthday Can't Hold a Candle to Family's Reunion

    March 25, 2015
    Most boys want remote controlled cars for their birthday. Not Jacob Abedini. He just wants his dad. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. When Jacob Abedini blows out the candles on his seventh birthday, one person won't be there to see it: his father. That's because Pastor Saeed Abedini is in an Iranian prison, tortured and beaten for his Christian faith. Pastor Abedini was just getting settled into his family life with his wife and two children in Idaho, when went on a humanitarian mission in Iran-where he was pulled off a bus and arrested. And although Saeed is an American and a patriot, his country still hasn't negotiated his release. Here at home, his wife continues to beg the White House for his freedom. Instead, the President is sitting down with Iran to make a nuclear deal-without first demanding that this innocent citizen is free. If you want to bow on Jacob's birthday, give his dad the ultimate present: freedom. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Blessed Assurances: Greetings Are Fine

    March 24, 2015
    At Robins Air Force base, common courtesy doesn't fly. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. What's worse than an atheist activist? A grouchy atheist activist. Like the airmen at a Georgia base who can't stand to be told, "have a blessed day!" One serviceman complained, "[It implies that] I, as a non-religious member of the military should believe a higher power has an influence on how my day should go." But if there's anything more ridiculous than the complaint, it's that the Air Force listened to it-and ordered guards to say, "have a nice day!" instead. Once word got out that blessings were banned, common sense took hold. "Upon further review," base officials announced, "the Air Force determined use of the phrase 'have a blessed day' as a greeting is consistent with Air Force standards." Thank goodness for a little Air Force pushback to this parade of P.C. If more people see the Left's insanity, this might just be a blessing in disguise! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • The Pot of Gold at the End of the LGBT Rainbow

    March 23, 2015
    Want to keep St. Patrick's Day politically neutral? Tough luck. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In Boston, the only thing on parade March 17 was the far-Left agenda. After decades of keeping the celebration statement-free, homosexual groups finally forced organizers to drop their ban on groups with a political agenda. What used to be a sea of green turned into a mass of rainbows-forcing Catholics like the Knights of Columbus to pull out of their own parade. "We deeply regret that some have decided to use this occasion to further the narrow objectives of certain special interests..." they said. "Because the parade has become politicized and divisive... we will not be marching." Of course, LGBT activists already have their own parades-they didn't need to co-opt this one. Especially not when they openly mock Catholic teaching. But, as David Flynn pointed out, "Their real goal is to purge the religious tradition of the parade..." Any other excuse is just blarney! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Adult Stem Cells Gets the Assist in Healing Hockey Legend

    March 20, 2015
    Gordie Howe spent 25 years in the NHL. But now the hockey legend has a new goal: recovery. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. As one of the best players in hockey, Gordie Howe is used to beating the odds. And decades after his career, he still is-with his health. Three months ago, the Howes were planning his funeral. Then, on December 8, the family got an amazing Christmas present: a clinical trial that took the 87-year-old from bedridden and mumbling-to walking and talking. Thanks to stem cells injected into Gordie's spinal fluid, Mr. Hockey is Mr. Miracle. "In 28 years of medicine," his doctor son said, "I have never seen [this] response-a recovery from a stroke in such a rapid time frame..." In describing his dad's recovery with ethical treatments, Dr. Howe used words like "astonishing," "unbelievable," and "amazing." You don't have to be a hockey player to realize: the biggest saves are from adult stem cells. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Oh, Say, Does That Star-Spangled Flag Still Wave?

    March 19, 2015
    There's a new f-word at the University of California at Irvine: FLAG. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Higher education is teaching students to think critically all right-about their own country. In an outrageous move, even by California standards, UC Irvine's student leaders voted to ban the U.S. flag in the lobby of a common area on campus. Why? Because they say it could be "construed as 'hate speech.'" As usual, the Left resorts to throwing the "hate" label on anything it disagree with-no matter how legitimate the opposition may be. "I'm firmly against what they did," said one member. "Only six people voted for this. We have 22,000 undergrads here... [They] will suffer the consequences of making that decision." America's college campuses have become so politically correct that they won't even tolerate their own country! Our troops are fighting under the same flag these students are spitting on. So maybe it's time these kids moved to a country they're proud of! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Patriot Games: NFL Champs Drop the Ball on Marriage

    March 18, 2015
    The New England Patriots didn't just deflate footballs-they deflated Americans' respect in professional sports. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. A month after winning the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots are stepping onto another turf: the marriage debate. This month, the Patriots didn't exactly live up to their name when they joined baseball's Tampa Bay Rays and San Francisco Giants in lobbying for same-sex "marriage" in a brief for the Supreme Court. They argue that state laws protecting marriage "hamper employer efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce possible in these states." But if the latest polling is any indication, Americans aren't exactly fans of these teams' agenda. Now that people are starting to see the fallout of same-sex "marriage," Rasmussen is finding that more people actually oppose same-sex "marriage" than support-44% to 42%. So if the Patriots are trying to move the goal post on marriage, they might want to change their game plan. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Navy Throws Its Own Man Overboard

    March 17, 2015
    In the Navy, it's full-steam ahead on censorship! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If you think chaplains have some of the safest jobs in the military, think again. Men of the cloth are under some of the heaviest fire -- and it's coming from their own side! For years, Chaplain Wes Modder had served some of the most elite fighting forces in the military. I say "had," because the Chaplain's been stripped of his duties for his Christian views. He was sunk by his own assistant, who secretly documented his biblical beliefs on sexuality. In December, Chaplain Modder was served with a five-page complaint for "discrimination" and relieved of his duties. Unfortunately, this is what happens under the President's radical social policies for the military. When even Chaplains can't talk about the tenets of their faith, why bother having them at all? Take a stand. Visit FRC.org today and sign our petition for Chaplain Modder-and every service member who deserves the right to exercise the freedom they're defending! (More Details)
  • Judging in a non-judgment zone

    March 16, 2015
    "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness..." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Isaiah warned the leaders of his day about intentionally blurring the lines between right and wrong, good and evil because moral confusion would lead to rejecting God. As elected leaders, like the Mayor of Houston, establish policies like the sexual orientation and gender identify laws, which criminalizes opposition to homosexuality, we see right declared wrong. Case in point. When Yvette Cormier complained because she thought a man using the woman's locker room at Planet Fitness in Michigan was disturbing. Planet Fitness apparently found her objections disturbing, telling her they would not restrict the man from using the women's facilities because the gym is a "no judgment zone." When Cormier told other patrons of her concerns, she was informed her membership was canceled. Apparently Planet Fitness is not a completely judgment freedom zone. For more go to Tonyperkins.com. (More Details)
  • Denying the Self Evident

    March 13, 2015
    We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The Declaration of Independence acknowledges truth that is beyond man or government - it is self-evident truth rooted in nature or creation itself. America rests upon the acknowledgment and understanding of this transcendent truth. Transcendent truth stands in contrast to the moral relativism of our day which says there are no absolutes. The logical rejection of absolutes leads to an illogical conclusion as is being evidenced in schools around that nation. Recently the Minnesota athletic league voted for a "transgender inclusivity" policy that erases the lines of gender in high school sports, allowing males who identify as girls to petition to play on a girls team and visa-versa. This would include using the same locker room and showers etc. Any school caught being insensitive to the request could be slapped with a lawsuit. We've come to a point that we deny the self evident, because we've denied the creator. It is time America return to God. For more go to Tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • There Is Strength in Numbers: Marriage Numbers!

    March 12, 2015
    Sometimes it feels like nobody believes in natural marriage anymore. Well, Rasmussen has news for you-they do! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Think same-sex "marriage" is inevitable? Think again! The media doesn't want you to know it-and the Left will do anything to hide it-but the country's a lot more divided over marriage than the headlines would have you believe. This month, support for gay marriage fell to its lowest level in over a year. When asked "do you favor or oppose gay marriage," 42% favored and 44% opposed. And that's backed up in the wave of same-sex "marriage" laws. Of the 37 states that allow it, only three were approved by voters. Obviously, the debate-which the media pronounced dead-has never been more alive! Meanwhile, wedding florists are losing their homes and CEOs are losing their jobs because of their so-called "extreme" views on marriage. Turns out, the only extremists are the ones prematurely ending the conversation! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Ousted Policeman Earns New Badge... of Courage

    March 11, 2015
    At the Salt Lake Police Department, the only thing they're handcuffing is freedom. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Like most people, Eric Moutsos never dreamed his faith would cost him his job. But that's exactly what happened when the policeman asked for a different post at the city's gay pride parade. Moutsos was told to lead the motorcycles in a celebration at the front-something he felt uncomfortable doing because of his beliefs. Not once did he refuse to work the parade. In fact, he was trying to work out a compromise when the Department took his badge, his gun, and suspended him for discrimination. He was shocked. After a rough six months, Eric resigned. Now he's taken a new job: defending religious liberty. He came forward because he thinks his story should be a warning to every American who thinks same-sex "marriage" won't affect them. If the country doesn't wake up, the government will be policing a lot more than this cop! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Coffee Ministry Makes a Latte Changes

    March 10, 2015
    An old Seattle strip club is baring something else: souls. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. A new store called "One Cup" used to be steamy-but not for the coffee. The space now owned by Bethany Community Church was a dark world of prostitution and drug use-but not any more. When the property was repossessed by the government, the church decided to turn it into a mission field. "We started to dream about a coffee shop that could bless the community and a way to build relationship with heroin addicts that frequent the area..." said Pastor Scott Sund. Now, the building is a hub of evangelism-seven days a week. They've started a soup kitchen, a neighborhood Bible study, and the coffee ministry. "We've sandblasted the old beams, smashed the former mirrors, cut in dozens of windows, and transformed the place of darkness into a place where God is doing amazing things." And if you ask me, that's Seattle's best. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    March 09, 2015
    "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened his remarks to a joint session of Congress last week referencing Esther and the plot 2500 years to destroy the Jewish people. "A courageous Jewish woman, Queen Esther, exposed the plot and gave the Jewish people the right to defend themselves against their enemies." From his mention of Esther to his closing message from Moses, the Prime Minister stirred up a remembrance of our Judeo-Christian heritage that has been lost in recent years. Netanyahu speech was a reminder of the bond between our two nations and his warning was clear; Iran is not only a threat to the peace of Israel, they are a threat to the peace of the entire world, including the United States. We must not allow them to have nuclear weapons. For more go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Kerry Recycles Old Climate Change Push

    March 06, 2015
    Is John Kerry running the State Department or the EPA? I wouldn't blame people for wondering. America's top diplomat seems to care more about nature than the nurture of our foreign interests. (More Details)
  • School of Hard Knox

    March 04, 2015
    In New Jersey schools, you can teach free speech -- you just can't exercise it. At Union High School, having an opinion can get you fired. Ask Jenye Knox. (More Details)
  • Red, White, and Boo! FL School Punishes Patriotism

    March 03, 2015
    When a Florida High School does its announcements, the only thing they're broadcasting is intolerance. It's a good thing the President doesn't go to Yulee High School -- or else every man since George Washington would be in detention. A principal there had the gall to ban "God Bless America" at the end of morning announcements. (More Details)
  • Apple: iTune Out Christians

    March 02, 2015
    Apple's slogan is "think different," but they sure don't tolerate when their employees do. Jay Love was the right man for the job at Apple. Apparently, too far right. As a state legislator, Love defended natural marriage. (More Details)
  • Whoever lacks wisdom, let him ask...

    February 27, 2015
    "Whoever lacks wisdom, let him ask..." James 1:5 made it abundantly clear that if we need wisdom to tackle the challenges of life all we have to do is ask. Given the increasingly confused and challenging times in which we live it would only make sense for our leaders to ask for wisdom to do their jobs. (More Details)
  • Now Hiring: Terrorists Apply Within

    February 26, 2015
    The only job ISIS is interested in is killing. But you'll have a tough time persuading the White House of that. Stopping radical Muslims is easy as offering them a job. That's the State Department's theory in its finalist for "most ridiculous quote of the year." (More Details)
  • Get out of Jail (Gender) Free!

    February 26, 2015
    Bradley Manning is in prison for treason -- and now the Obama administration wants to help him break another law: nature's. (More Details)
  • Trampolinist Jumps at the Chance to Lobby for Life

    February 25, 2015
    For Olympic gymnast Jaime Halsey, being a mom can be its own balancing act. Landing on her feet is something Jaime Halsey excels at. As Team Britain's first female trampolinist, she broke new ground in her sport. Now, the pregnant mom is in the spotlight for another reason -- her stance on life. (More Details)
  • Aiding The Persecuted Church

    February 24, 2015
    At present, I am going to Jerusalem with aid for the saints. (More Details)
  • Middle School Word Search or Strip Search?

    February 23, 2015
    God may be taboo at public schools, but apparently sadomasochism isn't! At one school, 50 Shades of Grey is turning parents 50 shades of red. In a story that took everyone by surprise, kids at a Pennsylvania middle school got an outrageous assignment: an X-rated word search based on the erotic movie. (More Details)
  • Credits Roll in Hollywood's Same-sex 'Marriage' Push

    February 20, 2015
    Hollywood has definitely played a role in the effort to redefine marriage. And we aren't the only ones who've noticed. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. There's an interesting plot in the entertainment industry-and it has nothing to do with a new show. First Lady Michelle Obama helped expose it earlier this month in a speech to screen writers. "Every day, through the movies and TV shows...you have the power to shape our understanding... Just take an issue like gay rights... [We've seen it] go from a wedge issue into a civil right in states all across the country." But the reality is, marriage is still very much a wedge issue -- everywhere. What the First Lady forgot to mention is how many voters and state leaders are pushing back on the White House's agenda-and the unelected judges doing their bidding. The President may have a good supporting cast on marriage out in Hollywood, but it's nothing compared to the real stars: courageous everyday Americans. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Higher Education's Hits and Mrs.

    February 19, 2015
    When it comes to political correctness, it's no more Mr. nice guy-or Mrs. for that matter. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. It may be a graduate school, but New York's City University has a lot to learn when it comes to pronouns-and apparently, basic anatomy. Thanks to a ridiculous new policy, the campus at C.U.N.Y. is banning the words "Mr." or "Mrs." for being offensive. The rules, which take effect this spring, outlaw the words on addresses, mailing labels, bills, or anything else. A spokesman said it's just part of the school's "ongoing effort to ensure a welcoming, and gender-inclusive learning environment." Using "Mr." and Mrs.," they argue, is too "conformist" and puts students' safety at risk. I think we all agree that the only thing that's at risk here is C.U.N.Y.'s reputation. It's ironic. Liberals say they want free speech-but they refuse to stop policing it. True tolerance means leaving this PC extremism behind. Otherwise, higher education will only sink lower. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • The Words of a Father

    February 18, 2015
    Never under estimate the power of a father's affirming words. Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Study upon study point to the powerful influence that a father's affirming presence has in the life of a children. The impact upon both sons and daughters is not just emotional causing them to feel good about themselves, research actually shows it has physical and developmental effects literally causing them to "feel good." The affirming words of a father give life. When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, when he came out of the water the Bible says, "A voice came from heaven saying, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Wow! If God thought that Jesus, His Son, could benefit from these powerful words of affirmation as He began His public ministry how can we as fathers do any less for our children. Take time this week to affirm your children, no matter how old they may be, For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • At Blind School, Religious Liberty Is a Welcome Sight

    February 17, 2015
    At Maryland's School for the Blind, it's administrators who are a short-sighted. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. They may not be able to see, but the kids at Maryland's School for the Blind definitely have an eye for truth. For the past 10 years, students had been a part of a campus Bible study that was put on by a local church. That all stopped last fall, when the tradition was cancelled because of "church-state issues." Pastor Ed Michaels fired back, arguing that the "equal access" clause gave them just as much right to be on campus as anyone. When he threatened a lawsuit, the school seemed to back off-saying the decision was "just temporary." Now, five months later, it's anything but temporary. Fox News talked to the principal of the school, who said he hoped to meet with the pastor and come to an agreement. Let's hope they do and end their anti-religious censorship. Otherwise, at this school, it's just the blind leading the blind. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)