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On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we take a special look back at this year's Values Voter Summit. Presidential candidates took to the stage in an effort to win over a very important section of the electorate -- social conservatives. On today's program you'll hear from Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

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Weekend Edition

November 21, 2015

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) joins Tony to discuss the action in the House this week -- specifically the passage of the SAFE Act. Also, Senior Editor at the Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz, is here to highlight the latest trends and trajectory for the rise of immigration in America coming from predominately Muslim countries. 

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November 25, 2015

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste.” Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Jesus called us salt because we are to permeate all that’s around us preserving it from decay. The evidence that Christians have bought the lie that we are to keep our views to ourselves is all around us.  In a new string of commercials, Campbell’s soup is latching on to the new Star Wars movie with a controversial gay message. The spot features two dads doing their best Darth Vader impression. “Luke, I am your father,” one says. “No, Luke” the other says. “I am your father.” While not intentional, the ad shows the confusion created by same-sex marriage. The ad is part of Campbell’s “Made for Real Life” movement. But one conservative group says the ads are anything but. “Companies should advertise the quality of their products,” OneMillionMoms argued. These days, it’s “no longer about the product but about their cause. This is a marketing decision Campbell’s will regret.” Help Campbell’s see the light - Visit CampbellsSoupCompany.com

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  • In 1620 or 2015, Plenty of Reason for Thanks

    November 26, 2015
    For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. With Thanksgiving upon us many Americans are probably asking what we have to be thankful for with so many threats and challenges surrounding us. I'm sure the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving could have been tempted to ask the same question. (More Details)
  • Campbell's New Ad Bowls over Customers

    November 25, 2015
    "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste." Jesus called us salt because we are to permeate all that's around us preserving it from decay. The evidence that Christians have bought the lie that we are to keep our views to ourselves is all around us. In a new string of commercials, Campbell's soup is latching on to the new Star Wars movie with a controversial gay message. (More Details)
  • One Law and One Custom

    November 24, 2015
    'One law and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.'? In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, over half the nation's governors have said they will no longer take Syrian refugees. (More Details)
  • A Barna Burner on Religious Liberty

    November 23, 2015
    It's amazing to think millennials never experienced things like walkmans or pay phones. But the next generation may miss out on something even more important: religious liberty! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Think young people aren't paying attention to the culture? Think again. Four years ago, barely 30% of Christian millennials were worried about the threats to religious freedom. Now, Barna says, that figure's almost doubled. When asked, a whopping 56% of young believers said they are "very concerned about the state of religious liberty in America-up 37% from just three years ago." That's higher than their parents! Social media is one factor, Barna said. "They see debates about things like same-sex marriage happening in real time," the study explained. Freedoms are eroding faster than any other time in history. With every persecuted baker, photographer, and sportscaster, millennials are realizing the rights their moms and dads enjoyed aren't a given. Let's hope their will to fight back is. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Bringing Down the Haus

    November 20, 2015
    Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story..." Hello this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The Odgaards have a story to tell, the Liberals may have gotten them out of the wedding business, but they'll never get God out of it! The odds of having a gay wedding at Iowa's Gortz Haus were zero under the old owners. But they might be even lower with its new occupants: Harvest Bible Church. After activists forced them to close their doors, the Odgaards decided to sell the property to a church! "If it can't be a gallery anymore," Betty said, "this is the next best thing. We're pretty tickled." Ironically, the site, which was always popular with brides and grooms, will be hosting more weddings than ever! And Pastor Ryan Jorgenson couldn't be happier. "We fully support the stand that the Odgaards have made with their building and with their business," he told reporters. "We preach and teach the Bible fully." Obviously, what activists meant for evil, God turned into good! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Hou-STUNNED: City Shocks with Repeal

    November 19, 2015
    Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand in the evil day, and having done all stand! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Almost a year to the day after FRC's "I Stand Sunday" event, Houston stood all right! Proposition 1, the ordinance that would've have punished free speech and opened up public bathrooms to both sexes, went down in flames in a landslide 61-39% victory. Conservatives may have been outspent 3-1, but they weren't outnumbered. After months of rallies, door-to-door campaigning, pastor sermons, and coalition work, their determination paid off with a voter turnout twice the size of the last three elections! Suddenly, the headlines weren't that liberals were winning the culture wars, but losing them! Liberals "want to believe Americans are on board with their vision of social change-but they might win more elections if they meet voters where they really are." And where they are, as Houston showed, is determined to stand for common sense truth! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Climate Change

    November 18, 2015
    "...you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Jesus' words to the Pharisees could just as easily be applied to the elites driving the climate change debate today. The 21st annual UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, scheduled to begin at the end of this month, is being called a "last chance" for world nations to reach a climate agreement. Predictably, leaders are ignoring the many scientists who not only question the validity of the claim that global warming is manmade, but who also point out the fact that excessive restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions will necessarily cause costs to skyrocket, stall economic growth, kill jobs around the world and make it harder for families especially poor families to survive. Let me be clear, I believe we have an obligation to be good stewards of the earth God has entrusted us with, but we should not put the planet above people, people should come first. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • From Bad to Worse

    November 17, 2015
    "...evildoers and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. A Chicago-area school board is learning the hard way that the slope from bad to worse certainly is a slippery one. After allowing for transgender students to use the bathrooms and play on the sports teams of the gender of their choice, the district decided to draw the line at locker rooms. The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights' is having none of it, accusing the district of discrimination -- and is threatening to pull millions in federal funding if they don't change their policy. The school board's stance is understandable, but having already capitulated on restrooms and sports teams to the sexual militants, this attempt at a drawing a line seems destined for failure. What this school board fails to see is that in the fight for sexual liberation, anything less than complete surrender will be punished. Enough is never enough. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Be Still and Wait

    November 16, 2015
    "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Just over a week ago, a federal judge in Alabama ruled the state must resume payments to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, after the governor cancelled the abortion business' Medicaid contract. A similar reversal occurred in Louisiana. So what are we to do when it seems our efforts to uphold good fail and evil triumphs? It is tempting in the face of temporal defeat to throw in the towel. But remember the setback is temporal and the Bible tells us exactly how we should respond. It says to be still; to stand and patiently wait for the Lord. While we must continue to shine the light of truth into the darkness, we must not grow weary in doing good, because HE is the one who will bring justice; HE will make all things right. In HIS time. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Wisdom with Money

    November 13, 2015
    "The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. John Boehner managed to upset House conservatives one last time on his way out of the speakership, striking a budget deal with the president and Democratic leaders which raised spending and the borrowing limit yet again. With a national debt that already tops $18 trillion, this hardly seems like a step in the right direction. Boehner stated he didn't want to leave a mess for incoming Speaker Paul Ryan, but as far as the budget goes, it's hard to understand how taking on more debt can be a good thing. Debt makes a slave of the debtor, curtailing our freedom with every dollar borrowed. Our nation's reckless spending is forging the chains that will ultimately enslave future generations. Let's pray for Speaker Ryan as he assumes his new role, facing not only a frustrated and divided Congress, but also a nation in dire need of moral and fiscal reform. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Jack Phillips Colorado Baker

    November 12, 2015
    "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own...but I have chosen you out of the world." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Colorado Baker Jack Phillips is one of several business owners who has found himself at odds with the militant LGBT community's radical agenda in recent years. After Phillips declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, the state Civil Rights Commission ruled he had discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and ordered him and his staff to undergo "reeducation". The very word is absolutely chilling. A court of appeals upheld the ruling, but Phillips is not giving up, having now appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court. Regardless of the outcome we need to heed the words of Jesus and not be surprised when the world reviles and rejects those who are identified with Jesus and the truth he spoke. This is what it truly means to be identified with Christ. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Libs Have a Field Day with Football Prayer

    November 11, 2015
    Joe Kennedy is a veteran Marine who fought in two wars-but now he's fighting the greatest enemy of all: political correctness. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Bremerton's football coach didn't spend 20 years defending freedom to have his stolen-but that's exactly what the school district is threatening. After years of praying at the midfield after football games, the superintendent told Kennedy: stop praying or you're out. When the coach refused, he was suspended. His attorneys at Liberty Institute were stunned. "No reasonable observer could conclude that a football coach who waits until... the players have left the field to say a short, private, personal prayer is speaking on behalf of the state." Watching from the stands, the coach said, was hard. But he went on, "I'm willing to take this as far as it goes to defend the rights of the Constitution," Coach Kennedy said. "If you believe in something you stand up." And standing up means kneeling-to God. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Washington's Biggest Deficit: Public Confidence

    November 10, 2015
    They say that 91 percent of Americans don't trust Washington. My only question is: what's wrong with the other eight? Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Last year's Congress is topping a new list-but according to Gallup, it isn't one they'll be proud of. One point off of its worst score ever, only 8% of Americans have confidence in Congress-which beats out every other institution for the lowest rating, including unions, big business, and the media. "Americans' frustration with the government's performance has eroded [their] trust in all U.S. political institutions," Gallup said. And Congress isn't the only one in the doghouse. There's been a 10-point drop for the presidency and a 12-point drop for the Supreme Court. Sounds a lot like the warning of Proverbs 29:2 "When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan." As William Penn once said, "Government, like clocks takes its motion from men." Improving the standing of government requires changing the character of government and that starts with us. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • 'Morally Acceptable' Doesn't Mean Socially Good

    November 09, 2015
    Morality is reportedly on the move and not in the right direction. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington. According to a Gallup poll, Americans are shifting on morality -away from it. Huge majorities of people now believe that premarital sex and homosexuality are "morally acceptable." Even support for polygamy has doubled! Divorce topped the list as the "most moral"-with 71% approval. But here's how backwards we've become. Ending a marriage is more popular than wearing fur-by 10 points! Interestingly, the biggest taboo is still infidelity. Could it be that what is at the heart of this shift in morality is spiritual infidelity - a rejection of God's standard? The same Bible that calls cheating immoral does the same for premarital sex, homosexuality, and divorce. We all have fallen short of God's standard. But just because we can't reach God's standard without His grace, does not mean we jettison it for the prevailing standard of today that anything goes. Because this prevailing standard is passing, but God's standard is eternal. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Kerry Gives Climate Change the Benefit of the Drought

    November 03, 2015
    According to John Kerry, it's not just a hot climate people should be worried about-but hot heads. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Rising temperatures are one thing, but rising tempers? That's what the Secretary of State partially blames for the growing conflict in Syria. "It's not a coincidence," he said, "that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the country experienced the worst drought on record." Actually, it is a coincidence. The Syrian unrest started in 2011-and not because of climate change! But as a protest against Assad. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped liberals from pinning the crisis on their pet cause. As John Hayward pointed out, the rumor that humans are boiling the planet is "deader than a doornail." But then, the facts are of "very little use to politicians, who need white-knuckle panic to suppress dissent and scam those billions from taxpayers." In Syria, there's a conflict all right-but it's between John Kerry and the facts! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Walk with the wise

    October 30, 2015
    "Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. During the democratic presidential debate a few weeks ago, Senator Bernie Sanders made an aside you might have missed. In response to a question about immigration reform, he referenced the Southern Poverty Law Center as a source for his policy position. This is the same Southern Poverty Law Center that recklessly and groundlessly labels Christian organizations which advocate for public policy rooted in biblical truth as "hate groups". The group's "hate map" is a deadly tool which was used by a man our stormed our offices with a gun intent to kill as many people as he could. Fortunately, he was thwarted by a quick-thinking staff member who was wounded in the process. Although linked to this act of domestic terrorism in federal court, the SPLC has refused to alter their hate inspiring ways. It would seem candidates for office would want to distance themselves from such a group, lest he be thought a fool like them. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Blessing Murphy Mets

    October 29, 2015
    "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked...but whose delight is in the law of the Lord...whatever they do prospers." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. The New York Mets' Daniel Murphy has turned out to be the biggest surprise of this year's baseball post-season, going from being known as a good player to one whose performance is awe-inspiring. But this past March, Murphy became known for his uncompromising stand on biblical morality when he honestly answered a reporter's question. The Mets management was quick to silence him, saying from now on he would "no longer address his religious beliefs and will stick to baseball". Although Murphy has not spoken publicly again on the subject of homosexuality, he has continued to speak of Christ in interviews. Of course the left is dismissing his stellar post-season because of what they call bigotry. But scripture says God will bless those who honor Him. Like his namesake, Daniel Murphy is choosing faithfulness in spite of those who would seek to silence him. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Coach Kennedy

    October 28, 2015
    "Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. For 7 years, high school football coach Joe Kennedy has prayed at the midfield line after each game. Many players voluntarily join him, and at some point, that got the school district worried. After opening an investigation into whether Coach Kennedy's act of faith violates the Constitution, their attorney sent a letter forbidding him from praying in public, speaking about religion in the locker room, kneeling, or even bowing his head! But since the receipt of the letter, like a modern-day Daniel, Coach Kennedy has walked to the 50 yard line and took a knee, "just as he had done before." He is not the first to be told he must silence his deeply held beliefs - or else - and he won't be the last. It is time the world learn that our allegiance lies not with man, but with the one who delivered Daniel from the lion's den. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Living Nativity in School

    October 27, 2015
    "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In some schools, it's getting tough keeping the Living Nativity alive. It's not even Halloween yet, and atheists are already trying to spook schools on Christmas. In Concord, Indiana, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is trying to stop the show before it starts. For years, students have produced a local Christmas Speculator that includes the reason for the season: Jesus Christ. Apparently, that came as a surprise to one dad, who thinks a nativity has no place in the holiday celebrating it. But Superintendent John Trout isn't taking the bait. "For more than 30 years, the Spectacular has been an important part of the Concord High School holiday experience," he said. "It will continue to be so." Finally someone who will stand up! With this kind of resolve, it'll take a lot more than these atheists to crush this crèche. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • A Nation of Prayer

    October 26, 2015
    "...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council. Last weekend, a group of Christians gathered near the Lincoln Memorial for the second annual Washington Prayer Gathering. They prayed prayers of repentance for our nation's sin and they prayed for revival to sweep across the United States. The organizers have said they will hold the event each year until another Great Awakening occurs. The humble, expectant prayers of this group must have been a beautiful sound to our Father's ears. Passionate corporate prayer like this has the power to not only draw our nation to Christ but also to unify the body of Christ as we labor together. Let's not wait until next year's event - we can get on our knees for our nation with our families, friends, and church communities right now. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • California Lays It All on the (Clothes)line

    October 23, 2015
    California may have been leaving people high-but not dry. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If you thought everything was legal in California, think again! Until recently, clothesline was a dirty word in the Golden State, where laws actually banned people from air-drying their wash. That all changed this month, when Governor Jerry Brown came clean on the ban-signing a bill that lets the sun do all the work. Assemblywoman Patty Lopez sponsored the "right to dry" law, arguing that "Californians can now do their part for the environment while saving money on their electric bill." That's right-one of the greenest states in the union, one that sold more hybrid cars than any state in America, was penalizing people for trying to save energy! It's just another nanny government holdover from a state that wants to tell people how to do everything-including their laundry. Unfortunately, under such government, freedom is what is often hung out to dry. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Speaker Leadership Framework

    October 22, 2015
    "Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people..." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Since Speaker john Boehner announced he will hand over the gavel, the question of his successor has taken up almost as much media bandwidth as the coming presidential race. The names of several congressmen are being tossed around, including some who are qualified but not interested in the job. Resistance is understandable: the job is physically and emotionally demanding, and whoever takes it on becomes a lightning rod for the people's frustration with congress. Wisdom must be a leading characteristic, coupled with the ability to find common ground on divisive issues. Though we the people do not have a vote in this particular race, we have the ability to pray. God's word is full of wisdom concerning leadership and it provides a great framework as we engage with and pray for our legislators. For more, go to tonyperkins.com. (More Details)
  • Mad Dash: CSI Actress Fumes over Planned Parenthood

    October 21, 2015
    Stacey Dash may have starred in Clueless, but on abortion, she's anything but! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Actress Stacey Dash spends every week of "CSI" bringing criminals to justice-so it's no surprise she has a nose for crime in real life. As a black woman, she takes particular exception to Planned Parenthood's attack on her community. "I am so sick of hearing Planned Parenthood... claiming to be pro-woman and pro-minorities," she said. "The facts just don't back up their boasts. If you are so pro-African-American communities, stop targeting black women and aborting our children." In places like New York City, 40% of black pregnancies end in abortion. And that's no accident. Most of the group's clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. "If you care so much," Dash asked, "why don't you start actually empowering women to love and care for their children... instead of pressuring them to kill them in the womb?" For this "CSI" vet, these murders are no mystery. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Strong Love Fathers

    October 20, 2015
    "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Over the next five years, the state of Ohio will receive $10 million in federal funding aimed at reducing fatherlessness and all of its attendant societal ills. Kudos to the author of this plan for recognizing the crucial role fathers play in perpetuating or stopping cycles of poverty and crime. However, what this effort and hundreds of others like it across the United States fail to understand is that more government cannot solve what is a heart issue. What fathers need is to be mentored and challenged to "act like men" and to do so with love. That's where you and I come in. We can bring the hope of the gospel to our communities and encourage the fathers who need a hand raising their kids, and we can do a much better job of helping them than any government can. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • Locals to Patriotic Teen: Keep Your Shirt on!

    October 19, 2015
    And he said, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Alan Holmes wears his heart on his sleeve-his t-shirt sleeve, to be exact. When his brother joined the Marines, Alan liked to wear a flag shirt that said, "Standing for those who stood for us." Apparently, Alan's patriotism wasn't shared by Dexter McCarty Middle School in Oregon. There, the eighth grader was given a choice: change your clothes or be suspended. He refused. When the 13-year-old asked the principal what was wrong with the shirt, he was told it was violent. But a gun in boots with a helmet on top is a battlefield cross, not a weapon. But I suppose in this age of political correctness, even respecting the fallen is taboo. It's a sad day in America when people defend flag burning as "freedom," but refuse to honor those risking their lives fighting under it. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Climate Controlled? Enviros Try to Handcuff Skeptics

    October 16, 2015
    So the men marveled, saying, "Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Pointing out that God has control of the winds and the sea may land you in big trouble. There aren't enough people taking the climate change debate seriously, liberals are complaining. To change that, a group of 20 scientists is asking President Obama to investigate-and hopefully prosecute-those who deny global warming. Target number one? The big corporations, most who've already surrender to the Left's social agenda. If they won't embrace the questionable science supporting the climate change claims, Left wants to throw them behind bars! Which, as several people point out, is a betrayal of everything science stands for! The whole discipline is supposed to be based on open debate. But open debate is exactly what the Left is hoping to avoid, especially when the facts aren't on its side. As far as they're concerned, if you can't win the debate, silence it! And if you can't beat 'em, jail 'em! For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Doritos a Mixed Bag on Marriage

    October 15, 2015
    Frito-Lay's new promotion is just a chip off the liberal block! Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Doritos are in the bag for the Left all right! Last month, Frito-Lay announced a new partnership with gay extremist Dan Savage. To help raise money for the vulgar sex columnist, Doritos is sending a bag of rainbow chips to anyone who gives $10 to the "It Gets Better" campaign. Like a lot of conservatives, Mike Huckabee is shocked that Frito-Lay would raise money for such a vile anti-Christian activist like Savage. "It's beyond me," he wrote, "to understand how a responsible corporation would think partnering with someone who spews vicious vitriol... would be worthy of your contributions." Still, Frito-Lay is defending the snack attack on Americans' values. "We're... show[ing] our commitment to the LGBT community and celebrat[ing] humanity," they said. But not all humanity feels celebrated. Especially not when Doritos endorses a man who curses faith and bullies kids. Makes you long for the day when trans fat was the problem with Frito Lay. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)
  • Manna Provision

    October 14, 2015
    "Each morning everyone gathered as much as they needed, and when the sun grew hot, it melted away...The people of Israel called the bread manna." Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. While the Israelites wandered in the desert, God taught them about Himself and His character. Perhaps the most practical lesson the Israelites learned about their need of God came through a simple, common experience: hunger. God provided manna for the people each day of their exile, but they could not store it up for another day. They had to trust instead that God would be true to His word and that He would provide each morning. This is not unlike the sustenance God gives us in our daily lives. We know we cannot store up things like rest or grace or the will to keep speaking truth in the face of hostility. Those things come from God alone, and we must trust Him to fill our cup each day. It's this trust in His provision that brings us to the point of freedom to live for Him. For more, go to tonyperkins.com (More Details)
  • A Blessing in Demise

    October 13, 2015
    Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. For most of our nation's history we have sought the blessing of God but there is a vocal band of atheists that are determined to stop that pursuit. The latest example comes from Hawaii where atheists are drawing in the sand over a sign at a local Marine Base. The message, which has stood at the gates since 9/11, wishes God's blessing on the troops, their families, and the civilians working with them. But according to intolerant secularists, it's unconstitutional to ask God's blessing on the military. And so, they argue, the message has to come down. "You've got to be kidding me!" said Franklin Graham after hearing about the controversy. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day, and we're worried about God blessing our troops? We certainly can't expect God's blessing if we are ashamed to ask for it. For more, go to TonyPerkins.com. (More Details)