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On Thursday’s edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Andy Taylor, the attorney representing the 5 Houston pastors that were subpoenaed by the city joins Tony to discuss the mayor retracting the subpoenas but how that pales in comparison to her real agenda, which is to silence Houston voters. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) is here to talk about a White House officials disparaging comment about Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and how the US/Israeli relationship continues to be strained. Also, FRC Action Director, Josh Duggar is here to highlight the end of the Faith, Family, and Freedom bus tour that ends this week.

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Weekend Edition

November 01, 2014

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Andy Taylor, the attorney representing the 5 Houston pastors that were subpoenaed by the city joined Tony to discuss the mayor retracting the subpoenas but how that pales in comparison to her real agenda, which is to silence Houston voters. Duck Dynasty's beardless bro, Al Robertson was here to spotlight his speaking alongside his father at I Stand Sunday this weekend. He will also discuss the Duck Commander Faith and Family bible they co-authored together. Also, Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) joined Tony to spotlight the report today regarding a White House internal memo that discusses the hope of bringing non-U.S. Ebola infected patients to America for treatment.

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Commentary

October 31, 2014

The most revealing thing about pornography may be the kind of people watching it! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. What's the difference between Christians and the rest of America on porn? Not a whole lot, says a new study from the Barna Group. In a discouraging poll, 54% of churchgoing men confessed to looking at graphic images at least once a month -- and many, several times a week. That's just 11 points less than the nonbelieving population. Among young men, the trends are even worse. Seventy-nine percent fall into the trap of porn monthly. Fortunately, these numbers are waking up pastors to the fact that too few Christians are talking about the problem of pornography. "It needs to be openly addressed in the church," said the head of Prove Men Ministries. "[Pornography] is addicting. It's a problem not just affecting individuals, but families. The church needs to be the front-runner in this." Christians face temptation too -- but the only thing that should expose is our need for God's redemptive power!

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  • Porn Study Points out Dirty Little Secret

    October 31, 2014
    The most revealing thing about pornography may be the kind of people watching it! What's the difference between Christians and the rest of America on porn? Not a whole lot, says a new study from the Barna Group. (More Details)
  • Government Workers: The Oldest Oxymoron?

    October 30, 2014
    U.S. taxpayers employ a lot of people. For what, nobody knows. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Government workers have been accused of doing nothing for years. But thanks to a new GAO report, there's proof. How would you like to do nothing for a month and get paid for it? Fifty-seven thousand employees tried it, thanks to an incredibly wasteful system, which let bureaucrats stay home for misconduct-but build their pensions, vacation, and sick leave in the process. Conservative leaders asked for the report, after suspecting the process was being abused. "It became very clear to us that managers were putting people on administrative leave because it was the easiest thing to do," said Robert Diegelman. "Too often it went on forever." Just in salary, the government blew more than $775 million on people under suspicion of wrongdoing. "The private sector has to operate efficiently [to survive]," said one expert. It's a shame our government has never had to. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Hush a Buy: Libs Hide Costs of O'Care Policies

    October 29, 2014
    After the elections, the results won't be the only surprise-so will your health care costs! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Under ObamaCare, information is what's at a premium. When Nancy Pelosi said they'd have to pass the law to find out what's in it, no one thought they'd also have to sign up for policies to find out how much they'd cost! Unfortunately, that's just one of the stunts liberals are pulling to help protect them before the election. But hiding the truth isn't going to save their seats! People are tired of the secrecy and lies of ObamaCare. Three years into this disaster, millions of Americans have lost their health insurance or worse, their jobs. "We don't need the media to tell us the law is a failure and a rip-off. We're living it," writes Wayne Root. "We are witnesses at the scene of the crime." The only thing more criminal is not holding our leaders accountable. So go vote November 3rd! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • New Movie Ratings Have Parents Reeling

    October 28, 2014
    Hollywood has a killer business going-and that's exactly what parents should be worried about. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Ticket prices aren't the only things going up in theaters-so is the violence. According to the Washington Post, there's been a serious "ratings creep" of late-and movies that used to be 'R' are passing for PG-13. Over the last 30 years, the amount of violence in PG-13 movies has tripled-so much so that in 2012, PG-13 had "more gun violence than R-rated films." As part of a new study, Dan Romer said he exposed parents to more sex and brutality in movies, and found that-over time-they became a lot more accepting. And gradually, that spills over into what their kids watch. "We need people to think about what's happening here with the huge increase in violence in movies." When it comes to protecting kids, moms and dads don't just buy the tickets, they are the ticket to wholesome entertainment. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Free Constitutions: The Only Handout Liberals Don't Love

    October 27, 2014
    If our colleges are teaching the Constitution, shouldn't they know what's in it? Hello, Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Schools don't grant rights-the Constitution does. But try telling that to the Southern Oregon University. There, officials treat America's guiding document like propaganda-and ban people from passing it out. Four students from a 2nd Amendment club were told that they couldn't distribute the Constitution unless they were in the school's "free speech zones." Well, this may surprise campus officials, but according the Bill of Rights, everywhere is a free speech zone! They'll have a tough time persuading a court otherwise-but if they aren't careful, SOU will have to try. "Colleges are the marketplace of ideas," said ADF, "and the Constitution protects them." Like most liberals, they want kids to be ignorant of the Constitution so they can change it to suit their agenda. But all they're showing is how uneducated they are about the document they're trying to censor. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Common Core: Teachers' Pet... Peeve

    October 24, 2014
    There's nothing uncommon about Common Core's opposition! The biggest detractors of Common Core may be the ones implementing it! Check out the facts on Common Core at FRC.org. (More Details)
  • Clothes Encounters with the Liberal Kind

    October 23, 2014
    A Kentucky company called "Hands On" wishes liberals would keep their "hands off!" If you bet on religious freedom, don't be surprised if you lose your shirt! (More Details)
  • Divorce over 50: Just an Old Wives' Tale?

    October 22, 2014
    For older couples, there's more than empty nests to worry about -- there's no nest! There are a lot of gray areas in divorce -- at least when it comes to the older population. (More Details)
  • One School's Bird-Brained Way of Fighting 'Transphobia'

    October 21, 2014
    At Lincoln Public Schools, the only thing students are learning is political correctness. If you're wondering what bad words top Nebraska's list, try "boys" and "girls." Thanks to a radical new "gender inclusion" program, teachers are supposed to ignore the sexes and refer to kids as "purple penguins." (More Details)
  • Wal-Mart's Prices Aren't the Only Things Getting Slashed

    October 20, 2014
    At Wal-Mart, they aren't just rolling back prices -- they're rolling back health care! (More Details)
  • New History Curriculum: A Blast to the Past

    October 17, 2014
    In the latest social studies textbooks, the only thing that's history is the truth! They were both great leaders, but Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr. didn't have a lot in common -- until now. (More Details)
  • Target in the Bulls-eye of Marriage Debate

    October 16, 2014
    Target's slogan is "expect more." And when it comes to their politics, Americans do. One of America's biggest companies isn't just named Target -- it's becoming one. (More Details)
  • Prince's Crowning Achievement: Purity

    October 15, 2014
    For one New York Giants cornerback, premarital sex wasn't in the game plan. Prince Amukamara may be a pro football player, but one place he refused to score was at home. Despite all the temptations of being a star athlete, the 25-year-old made a promise to save himself for marriage -- a promise he's proud to say he kept. (More Details)
  • In Government We Mistrust

    October 14, 2014
    Washington has a lot of deficits, but the biggest is may be public trust. Everywhere you look, government is growing. But according to a new poll, America's confidence isn't growing with it. (More Details)
  • Sadie Robertson: From Duck Calls to Curtain Calls

    October 13, 2014
    When Sadie Robertson is on "Dancing with the Stars," she lets her values take the lead. (More Details)
  • The Internet: A Natural Porn Leader

    October 10, 2014
    It used to be that kids had to go outside to play in the dirt. But surveys say that there's plenty of filth online to keep them busy. (More Details)
  • At the White House, Looking for Signs of Intelligence (Meetings)

    October 09, 2014
    America's foreign policy may be falling apart, but the President's golf game has never been better! Unfortunately for America, the biggest handicap for this Golfer-in-Chief is national security. (More Details)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Spend

    October 08, 2014
    Tax dollars aren't the only things getting wasted under this Congress -- so are monkeys! No wonder Americans are going bananas. With the country almost $18 trillion in debt, who would pay to get monkeys drunk? Try Congress. (More Details)
  • Wrestling Team Goes to the Mat for First Amendment

    October 07, 2014
    The fashion police are out in full force at the Parkersburg South High School! Here we go again! The Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to the wrestling team to eliminate a 10-year old team motto, "I can do all things through Him that strengthens me" from t-shirts, the gym, and website. To learn more about attacks on religious expression in schools check out, "Hostility to Religion: The Growing Threat to Religious Liberty in the United States." (More Details)
  • On Abstinence Education, Let the Fun(ds) Begin!

    October 06, 2014
    President Obama maybe opposed to abstinence, but he's practiced it -- on conservative programs. Usually, conservatives would be thrilled to cut government programs. But not when it comes to abstinence education! (More Details)
  • Paralegal or Paralawless? Gov't Employees Get Paid to Do Housework

    October 03, 2014
    There's a laundry list of problems with the Obama administration -- and it includes actual laundry! President Obama isn't the only thing getting hung out to dry. So are the clothes of Patent Office employees. (More Details)
  • Body of Evidence about the Body of Christ

    October 02, 2014
    If you want to get physically fit -- try exercising your faith! (More Details)
  • Churches Try to Sink Censorship

    October 01, 2014
    Most of us would love to get the IRS to go to church -- but not to censor what's being said there! Now the IRS's culprits are pulpits! (More Details)
  • Waiting on Mrs. Right?

    September 30, 2014
    Women's rights have changed -- but their goals sure haven't. These days, women can hold just about every job there is. But the title most of them want is "wife." (More Details)
  • Lowe's Hammers Home Respect for Military

    September 29, 2014
    At Lowe's, the one thing they're building is goodwill. As far as one military veteran is concerned, Lowe's hardware is giving people the tools to do good. (More Details)
  • 'The Greatest Plague in this Country'

    September 26, 2014
    Fort Sumter is known as the starting place of the Civil War. But did you know that the fort's namesake was a great Founding Father? (More Details)
  • At Top U.S. Colleges, Time to Balance the Books

    September 25, 2014
    If you're looking for a textbook example of bias, try America's top colleges! Our country's universities used to care about critical thinking. Now they're just critical -- at least toward conservatives. If you thought America's colleges were biased before, you won't believe what Young America's Foundation found. (More Details)
  • More than Just a Movie Character!

    September 24, 2014
    You've heard of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, but what about founding father Charles Carroll? Chances are, if you've ever heard of Charles Carroll, it was in the 2004 Disney movie National Treasure. (More Details)
  • Welfare Still a Poor Replacement for Family

    September 23, 2014
    Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Based on the latest numbers, it looks like Americans are more interested in a provider-in-chief than a commander-in-chief. Both parties say they care more about the poor -- and right now, there are plenty to care about. (More Details)
  • Only One Life to Lose

    September 22, 2014
    Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. "He died way too young." It's a phrase we often hear after a tragedy. Without a doubt, that sentiment would apply to one of America's overlooked founding fathers, Nathan Hale. (More Details)
  • ConservativeIntolerance.edu

    September 19, 2014
    Jesus said the world would hate him, but the World Wide Web? Blocking Jesus from the Internet sounds like something out of a communist country, but try a Connecticut school. (More Details)
  • The Young and the Not-So-Restless

    September 18, 2014
    They say that youth is wasted on the young, but thank goodness leadership isn't! When Saira Blair ran for the State House in May, one vote she couldn't count on is her own! (More Details)
  • Cheating God = Cheating Hearts

    September 17, 2014
    Couples who pray don't stray! Chances are, if your spouse is faithful about church, they're less likely to be unfaithful to you. In FRC's latest Mapping America, Dr. Pat Fagan takes a deeper look at adultery and faith. (More Details)