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On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Troy Schmidt, Campus Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Windermere, Fla., joins Craig to discuss his recent title change from the Olympia High School football team chaplain to "life coach" after a lawsuit threat from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Also, Josh Duggar, Executive Director of FRC Action, is here to spotlight the Summer of Life Rally in Arkansas today that helps bring attention to legislation in Congress that protects the unborn.

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Weekend Edition

August 30, 2014

On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Author and Evangelical Action Director for The Institute on Religion & Democracy, Chelsen Vicari, joined Tony to give her take on their recent trip to Israel as well as spotlight her new book, Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith. Fox News' Todd Starnes was on to discuss his latest story regarding Orange County Public Schools in Florida and their changing football team chaplain titles to life coaches after a threat from the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Also, Tim Smith, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Bloomsburg, Pa., joined Tony to discuss the town meeting he was in earlier this week regarding a "fairness ordinance" that is being brought up by the city in response to the W.W. Bridal Boutique owners denying service to a lesbian couple citing their Christian faith as the reason why.

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  • Learn more about Chelsen Vicari's new book, Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith and follow Chelsen on Twitter - @ChelsenVicari
  • Read more on the situation involving the Orange County (FL) Public Schools and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, and follow Todd Starnes on Twitter - @ToddStarnes
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Commentary

August 29, 2014

What would Jesus do? Well, if you listen to Planned Parenthood, he'd support abortion. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Planned Parenthood is always looking for new ways to justify abortion. But the Bible? That's a step too far, even for them. In a pastoral letter, the country's biggest abortion business stuns everyone by trying to spiritualize the killing of innocent life. "The truth is, abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures," they write, "and there are clergy... from all denominations who support women making this complex decision." Planned Parenthood says it can't find a Bible verse condemning abortion. But I think we'd all agree "thou shalt not kill" is a good start. Even so, the organization promises to provide a clergyperson "who will be supportive of your decision." That's news to millions of Christians, who didn't know God's morality was open to interpretation. Jesus was clear: he came so that we might have life -- and life more abundantly.

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