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Weekend Edition

May 30, 2015

On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Liberty Institute Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs, Michael Berry, joins Tony to discuss former Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling's case. Ms. Sterling's case is yet another case of military personnel being punished for practicing their faith. Also, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) joins Tony to discuss the debate in Congress over renewal of the PATRIOT Act.

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Commentary

May 27, 2015

There are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and now everything in between! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Everything about the Girl Scouts has changed-including, it turns out, the girl part! Under a new transgender policy, boys who dress like girls can join. "If a child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl," the organization says, "then Girl Scouts can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe." And people wonder why the 100-year-old organization has lost a million of its members! When they aren't partnering with Planned Parenthood, they're promoting sexual confusion. Leaders say the "welfare and best interests of the child in question are a top priority." But in this case, their cultural experiment impacts the troops' real girls. If you're disillusioned with the message your kids are hearing and want something wholesome, log on to AmericanHeritageGirls.org-where character building-not political correctness-comes first. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com.

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  • Family in the First Degree

    May 29, 2015
    Most colleges don't care about traditional values--but if they want more students, they'd better start! If you want to strengthen education, start by strengthening the family. In FRC's Mapping America, Dr. Pat Fagan explains that some kids have an academic edge: it's called married parents. (More Details)
  • Commencement of Controversy

    May 28, 2015
    America's colleges are showing their true colors-and they're blue! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Most kids don't get the conservative perspective in college-and that isn't changing graduation day. Liberals have dominated the classroom, and now they're getting the last word at commencement ceremonies too. According to Young America's Foundation, liberal graduation speakers outnumber conservatives 6-1 at the top 100 schools. And in the top 10, they're even rarer: zero. While a dozen Obama officials were invited to speak this year, only President George W. Bush made it to the podium from the Right. "...[T]he conservative blackout on college campuses has only gotten worse," YAF said. Which is even more interesting, they say, when you consider what happened in November. "While conservatives won the national elections by a wide margin, campuses have doubled down on liberal speakers..." It's an ironic twist for higher education. The same liberals giving the speech don't believe in the freedom of it. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Boy Meets Girl (Scouts)

    May 27, 2015
    There are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and now everything in between! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Everything about the Girl Scouts has changed-including, it turns out, the girl part! Under a new transgender policy, boys who dress like girls can join. "If a child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl," the organization says, "then Girl Scouts can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe." And people wonder why the 100-year-old organization has lost a million of its members! When they aren't partnering with Planned Parenthood, they're promoting sexual confusion. Leaders say the "welfare and best interests of the child in question are a top priority." But in this case, their cultural experiment impacts the troops' real girls. If you're disillusioned with the message your kids are hearing and want something wholesome, log on to AmericanHeritageGirls.org-where character building-not political correctness-comes first. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Memorial Day

    May 25, 2015
    Every night, Americans sleep in peace because of brave men and women we've never met. And in too many cases, never will. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. "A few months ago," General John Kelly said, "these soldiers were delivering your paper." Today, they're Marines. He tells the story of two of them, standing guard at an Iraqi checkpoint with orders not to let anyone pass. "A truck turned down the street where the two men were posted and detonated... [The soldiers] never hesitated. They never stepped back... [T]hey leaned into danger, firing as fast as they could... Six seconds. Not enough time to think about their families, their country... or their deaths... but enough time for them to do their duty-into eternity." "'Sir,' a choked up soldier said later. 'No sane man would have stood there and done what they did. They saved us all.'" Those are the kind of people on watch all over the world for us. The least we can do is be on our knees for them. (More Details)
  • Paralegal or Paralawless? Gov't Employees Get Paid to Do Housework

    May 22, 2015
    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)
  • Regulation Revelation: 3,554 and Counting...

    May 21, 2015
    If you can't legislate, regulate! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. The executive branch isn't supposed to make laws, but that's never stopped the Obama administration. Under this President, the White House has been stuffing the rulebooks at government agencies to get its way on everything from health care to greenhouse gases. In its new report, the Competitive Enterprise Institute counted 3,554 regulations created by the administration in 2014 alone. "If U.S. federal regulation was a country, it would be the 10th largest!" authors said. And those guidelines aren't just oppressive, they're expensive! Just implementing them costs $1.8 trillion a year. To put it in perspective, Congress passed 224 laws last year. That means the Obama administration-with its 3,000 regulations-had a 16-1 advantage in directing government activity. And these aren't insignificant changes either. They're defining terms like "marriage" for federal benefits. The American people were clear on Election Day that they were sick of the President's lawlessness. Seven months later, that hasn't changed! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Cheaters Never Prosper-Unless They Work for Uncle Sam!

    May 20, 2015
    It looks like the same people collecting your taxes aren't paying their own! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Cheating the IRS won't get you a job, but if you're a federal employee, it won't cost you one either! According to reports, 1,580 people collecting taxes haven't paid their own! "The very least an individual on the federal payroll can do is pay their taxes," said Congressman Jason Chaffetz. As the Washington Examiner pointed out, these aren't just people who missed the deadline. "Rather, these are people who were caught willfully and knowingly breaking the law in order to reduce the amount they would have to send to the IRS-the very agency where they work." Only 400 of them were fired. Another 108 got promotions, raises, and bonuses. That's outrageous to the average American, who has to work four months just to afford their taxes. It just goes to show that liberals love to raise taxes-but they sure don't like to pay them. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Family-Friendly Movies the Ticket to Hollywood's Success

    May 19, 2015
    In the movie industry, conservatives haven't played much of a role-until now. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. It may have taken a few years, but moviemakers are finally taking their cues from the grassroots. Of 282 film released in 2014, MovieGuide found that films with "conservative content" made more than triple their liberal counterparts. At $71.49 million, right-wing scripts overpowered their socialist, atheist, and feminist competition. And, as Dr. Ted Baehr points out, the themes with more of a conservative flair also happened to have stronger faith and family themes. "Pro-family films with strong morals and good values have a deep resonance with the American public," Dr. Baehr explained. There's a message for the entertainment industry. Lean right, one headline said, and rake in more. In the meantime, if you're tired of the politically correct junk Hollywood cranks out, prove it by supporting the alternatives. Fill the seats, and you might help fill the void -- for values! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Fed: Giving Credit (Cards) When Credit Is Due

    May 18, 2015
    San Diego isn't the only one with a team of Chargers! The government has professional ones too. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If you thought your credit card bill was bad, you should see Uncle Sam's. The Coast Guard kept its bean counters busy when members charged more than $12,000 at one coffee shop. At the Department of Labor, employees shaved plenty off the bottom line with nearly $100,000 racked up in haircuts, clothing, and personal cell phones. The Pentagon took a gamble on its credit, with civilian and military employees charging more than a million dollars at casinos and strip clubs. And although workers are paying back their tab, it's a huge misuse of government credit. A whopping 364 employees are in trouble, and most are going through "counseling" for their card abuse. But most taxpayers want to know, when is the government going to do the same? People are frustrated with the double standard-and I can think of 18 trillion reasons why! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Abercrombie Draws a Clothes Line

    May 15, 2015
    It's tough to sell shirts when your models aren't wearing any! Just ask Abercrombie & Fitch. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Turns out, sex doesn't sell-at least not at some of America's oldest clothing companies. Abercrombie and Fitch, which earned the nickname Abercrombie and Filth from some, is turning the page on 20 years of vulgar marketing. The company that used to put a warning label on its catalogue says its CEO isn't the only thing that's out after two decades-so is its soft porn and shirtless models. "By the end of July, there will no longer be sexualized marketing in materials," the company told reporters. They're turning up the lights in their notoriously dim shops to stop turning off customers. With shares falling 39% in the last year, new management says the risky "approach turned into a liability." The company that once outfitted Teddy Roosevelt wants to get back to its American appeal. And making some modest changes will certainly help! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • A&E Goes from Bed to Worst

    May 14, 2015
    Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it." Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The attack on marriage isn't just in the courts. It's on the tube. Networks everywhere are pumping out shows like A&E's new "Seven Year Switch" that pushes beyond the limits of decency. The idea of the new show is that couples, who are bored with their marriage, get a new spouse for two weeks and, according to producers, "do everything married couples do." Infidelity will reportedly play a big role on the show. Is this another attempt by Hollywood to reshape America's values? According to Gallup, only 6% of Americans think it's morally acceptable to cheat on your spouse. This is not A&E first values hostile programing. Their "Neighbors with Benefits" was an earlier attempt at pushing the envelop on morality and it failed. Show A&E another reality - pro-family viewer with remote and switch the channel - better yet - hit the off button. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • GA Principal in the Line of Fired

    May 13, 2015
    At one Georgia school, class wasn't the only thing dismissed-so was the principal. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. At Manchester High School, the person sent to the principal's office was... the principal. In a story that's shocked parents and "baffled" the staff, Dr. Michael Lehr was put on administrative leave for filling in when the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader couldn't attend. Dr. Lehr prayed, he offered an encouraging devotional, and two days later, he was hauled into the superintendent's office and let go. "The superintendent has heard me pray at meeting before," Dr. Lehr told reporters. "She's been beside me when I cite scripture at graduation. Her own board meetings begin with prayer." Moms like Anglia Waddell said their kids took it hard because they look up to the principal. "He was always a mentor to the students," she said. Now, that same mentor is looking for a job. Fortunately, there's a good market out there for principals with principles. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Fractured Family - Fractured Communities

    May 12, 2015
    ...the glory of children are their fathers." Hello, I am Tony Perkins, with the Family Research Council in Washington. The clean-up that continues in the riot ravaged Baltimore may also include a cover up - of sorts. With criminal charges filed against six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray some are prepared to say problem solved and move on. I would urge caution in prejudging the innocence or guilt of the officers involved as the facts are still being uncovered. Rather as a nation we should look at the underlying factors that have led to these recent riots. According to data from the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, Baltimore is one of five counties in America that have catastrophic levels of family breakdown. A snap shot of 15-17 year olds in Baltimore tells the story, only 16% of those teens have been raised by both their married parents. Other cities that are cultural tender boxes? Memphis, Washington, DC and Cleveland OH. We can't escape the reality that fracture families lead to fractured communities. To download this insightful report go to Tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Where the Sidewalk (Sunday) Ends

    May 11, 2015
    When Living Waters Church started serving meals at the projects, it was the spiritual nourishment officials complained about. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In Meadville, Pennsylvania, if you can't go to church-church will come to you. That's the motto of a congregation caring for Gill Village families, a poverty-stricken part of town. Living Waters Church adopted the neighborhood, bringing "Sidewalk Sunday School" to the block, complete with food and clothing for families. The event was so popular that the church launched an after-school mentor program. "We saw major transformation in the community," said volunteers. That all changed when the Housing Authority ordered the church to stop, claiming the program was "too religious." "When I heard, I just wept," said the ministry director. With the help of ADF, the church reminded the city that religious speech is protected under the First Amendment-even on government property. The city quickly retracted. Thank goodness. Because this sidewalk ministry is putting parents on the road to real healing. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Americans Losing the Battle of Wits

    May 08, 2015
    At the rate things are going, the only civics our country will know are the Hondas parked out back! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Voting is one thing. Informed voting, a Pew poll shows, is quite another. Most Americans are shockingly ignorant about basic politics, researchers say, even in a multiple choice quiz. Almost everyone could pick out Martin Luther King from a list of names, but they weren't nearly as clued in on the world's current leaders. Of millennials, less than half guessed right about the party breakdown in the Senate. Worse, only one-in-three people know how many women serve on the Supreme Court. Most respondents did well on questions with pictures but struggled for answers on simple government topics. For what it's worth, people who identified as Republican scored higher than Democrats-but just barely. With modern media, there's no excuse for being uninformed. And unfortunately for America, political ignorance isn't bliss-but it sure is common. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Thirst Things First: Congress Tests Soda Tax

    May 07, 2015
    If you like soft drinks, you'll have to make hard choices. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If Congress gets its way, it'll be the last straw for some of your favorite drinks. Under the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, enjoying a non-diet drink will cost you. To discourage Americans from drinking sodas, liberals are trying to force a new Nanny State tax on drinks they think are unhealthy. It's part of what Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro calls the "war on obesity." But as far as voters are concerned, the only thing that's too heavy is the government's hand. As most health experts know, the government can't target soda pop and expect to see huge changes-not when junk food, candy, and other drinks go unchecked. In the meantime, who's Washington to lecture us on responsibility? The government has gone on such a binge that we're $17 trillion in debt. So if they want us to go on a diet, isn't it time Congress did? For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Judge Is 'Hands On' with Religious Liberty

    May 06, 2015
    When the Constitution protects the freedom of the press, it includes t-shirt presses! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. "Hands off, Hands On!" That was a judge's message to an out-of-control city council trying to punish a business for refusing to print messages that violate their beliefs. Three years after a gay group filed a complaint that Hands On Originals wouldn't make gay pride t-shirts, a Kentucky Court sided with the owners, ruling that no one should be forced to engage in speech they disagree with -- including small business owners! At the time, the local Commissioner said it was time for Christians in the marketplace "to leave their religion at home." This court disagreed, explaining that Hands On Originals has a "constitutional freedom from government coercion." The judge explained, you can't order people "to convey messages contrary to their faith. That... inflicts a substantial burden on their free exercise of religion." Thank goodness one court realizes: Christians shouldn't lose their shirts over the Left's intolerance! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Bakers Get Battered with $135,000 Fine

    May 05, 2015
    If you thought it was expensive to buy a wedding cake, try not baking one! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. A court in Oregon just put an exclamation point at the end of its sentence. After two years, a judge has finally decided how much exercising faith should cost-and in Aaron and Melissa Klein's case, it's $135,000. That's the going rate for their decision to turn down a same-sex "wedding" cake order. "To be told they're going to force me to convey a message other than what I want to convey -- it flies in the face of the Constitution," Aaron said. "It's a violation of my conscience. It's horrible to see your own government doing this to you." Americans, their attorney said, "should not have to choose between adhering to their faith or closing their business, but [that's] what this decision means..." Despite the $135,000 fine, the Kleins say they're willing to pay a far steeper price to stand up for Christ! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Why is America Groaning?

    May 04, 2015
    When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when the wicked rule, the people groan. Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. With yet another American city smoldering not from an attack by foreign jihadists, but rather domestic riots, many citizens are asking the question, is our nation coming apart at the seams? I think the answer to that question is rather obvious - yes. What is not so obvious is the cause. Are these violent displays of civil unrest the result of insufficient government assistance and or programs as some political leader have already suggested? Is it simply the product of frustration brought on by political or cultural marginalization? Without question there is some of the latter. But could these tragic events be symptoms of a deeper problem in our nation? Could the desperation and despair that is being expressed through these events be the groaning of a nation that has succumbed to ungodly rule? Not a particular individual, but rather a government, which declares moral rights to that which is morally wrong? For more go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Common Core: Teachers' Pet... Peeve

    May 01, 2015
    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)
  • Basketball Fight No Layup for Atheists

    April 30, 2015
    Atheists will jump through hoops to censor religion -- just ask college basketball! (More Details)
  • Basketball Fight No Layup for Atheists

    April 30, 2015
    Atheists will jump through hoops to censor religion -- just ask college basketball! (More Details)
  • A Crash Course in Unconditional Love

    April 29, 2015
    When Matt and Danielle said "til death do us part" -- they didn't expect their vows to be tested quite so soon. (More Details)
  • Austin-Tacious: City's Wild Deal Gives Planned Parenthood Free Rent

    April 28, 2015
    What can a dollar buy you these days? Try 4,000 square feet of office space! (More Details)
  • It's a Small Minority After All

    April 27, 2015
    Liberals want you to believe there's a consensus for redefining marriage in the U.S., and to do so they are going global! (More Details)
  • Adult Stem Cells Still Working

    April 24, 2015
    Stem cells may not be in the news these days, but they are still a story for patients. At Harvard, researchers said they were on the verge of curing diabetes with experiments in mice using embryonic stem cells. (More Details)
  • Boot Camp or Bootie Camp?

    April 23, 2015
    They say "Love is a battlefield"-and for today's soldiers it is. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Trying to get to first base on base? The military is showing soldiers how. With sexual assaults at an all-time high, the Pentagon is launching a new kind of basic training called, "May I Kiss You?" Things are so volatile that commanders are actually hiring relationship coaches to teach troops about relationship "consent." According to the curriculum, servicemen will learn some different maneuvers, like: "[date safety], the faults of body language, the joys of talking, and how to expect respect." Military experts say the training is especially necessary now, since the problem of rape and molestation are becoming such big distractions. It's a sad commentary on the state of the military under President Obama. Now that he's put women on the front lines and rolled out the welcome mat to homosexuals, America is too busy fighting the fallout to deal with the mission at hand. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • P.C. Most Important Concept to Lawyers-Bar None!

    April 22, 2015
    The truth may not be afraid of a good fight-but big-time attorneys certainly are! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. There's a good case to be made for natural marriage, but not many law firms want to make it! That's the latest shocker in the lead-up to the most important marriage trial in U.S. history. In a country where even criminals have a right to a defense, more law firms believe marriage supporters shouldn't. "Leading law firms are willing to represent tobacco companies accused of lying about their deadly products," the Times writes, "...and corporations said to be complicit in torture and murder abroad. But standing up for [natural] marriage has turned out to be too much." Four years ago, Paul Clement had to resign from his firm to defend DOMA. "The... sheer desire to crush dissent is pretty unprecedented," said a former judge. Apparently, the jury may still be out on same-sex "marriage," but not where attorneys are concerned. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Kansas University Majors on the Minors

    April 21, 2015
    In college, plenty of students are focusing on sexuality. And at Kansas University, they can major in it! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. What can you do with a major in sex? A new crop of college students are about to find out. At KU, they're rolling out a new curriculum that lets kids turn a discussion on intimacy, gender, and attraction into a four-year degree. "My hope," says assistant professor Katie Batza, "is that students on the KU campus continue to think about the ways in which sexuality shapes our individual lives and experiences as well as our society, laws, and health." The idea, Batza explains, was initiated by students. I'll bet! But it was made possible by taxpayers, who are funneling money to this state institution for its miserable excuse for "higher education." In a job market where grads are already struggling to find work, a major in sexuality isn't exactly practical. Unfortunately, that's what happens when P.C. equals degree. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Obama's Bathroom Agenda Stalls Real Priorities

    April 20, 2015
    The President just installed some plumbing for people confused about their own! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If you're wondering what this White House cares about, try beds, baths, and beyond! No administration has spent this amount of time-or taxpayer money-on sexual politics. And earlier this month, they flushed even more dollars down the toilet for the White House's first gender-neutral restroom. The new "all gender" option is supposed to "eliminate the stigma transgenders face." Although there hasn't been a big demand for such a restroom, President Obama is using it as an excuse to call for even more social engineering. "This president has been the best president in history on trans issues," said one activist. Unfortunately, he's also been the worst on the actual issues of the day-like national security. While the Middle East implodes, this White House's biggest priority is whose picture is on the bathroom door. No wonder people are asking him to put a lid on it! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • School District's First Amendment Mumbo Jumbo-tron

    April 17, 2015
    If you're keeping score in the religious liberty debate, check out the Lubbock Jumbotron. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. There's no bigger sign of intolerance than a Texas football scoreboard. Literally. That's because officials at Lubbock High School have decided that ads about Jesus are too religious. If you're wondering what's so controversial about the ad, so are organizers. They say it's an image of Jesus with "allegorical tattoos that represent the sins he bore on the cross." It shows struggling people turning to Jesus and encourages others to do the same. District officials say it violates the Establishment Clause-which is interesting since they've decided that other faith-based groups don't. With the help of ADF, the nonprofit is suing. "Public school districts should not be in the business of picking and choosing which messages will get ad space based on the views the district prefers." It is time to restore the religious freedom our constitution guarantees. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Gay mom

    April 16, 2015
    "What if your mom was gay?" Hello, I am Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. That question was posted on my Facebook page after a recent interview on Fox news in which I the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. My first response - Biology would so I likely wouldn't be here. But that wasn't their point. They were suggesting that if someone I loved was gay I would see homosexuality differently. I would argue the opposite. How can you truly love someone and not point them to biblical truth? Love does not affirm harmful behavior. Some claim, but they were born that way -- that is simply not true. Why would Jesus himself specifically say, "But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female." Had God loved us in a manner that is being suggested by this question, God would not have sent His Son to die for our sin, He would have affirmed the sinful nature of man, something he could not do. Rather He sent His Son with a call to repent, believe and experience the fullness of God's love. For more go tonyperkins.com (More Details)