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On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Gary Bauer, President of American Values, joins Tony to discuss our joint poll released today that shows 82 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents believe marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman. Also, Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be on to talk about his recent e-book released refuting God and the Gay Christian written by Matthew Vines.

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Weekend Edition

April 19, 2014

On this week's edition of Washington Watch Weekly, Tony was live from the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C. for FRC's annual Faith and Family Summit last Friday. Terry Jeffrey, Editor-And-Chief for CNS News, joined Tony to discuss his latest articles and MSNBC's attack on Governor Bryant of Mississippi for his support of religious freedom. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) was on to talk about his latest stance against Eric Holder and his ability to withhold funds until he receives certain overdue documents he has been asking for. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin joined Tony to discuss the recent news coming from Air Force leadership that we may finally get an answer on their definition of religious expression.

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Commentary

April 23, 2014

With all the money we're wasting on fruit PR, it's no wonder taxpayers are going bananas! Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. When life hands you lemons, apply for a $5 million USDA grant! That's what the University of Tennessee-Knoxville did, and now, their campus is full of talking produce. "Get Fruved" -- the government's name for fruits plus vegetables -- is part of an expensive healthy eating campaign that has taxpayers scratching their heads. The USDA promised the project will help students "have a healthy childhood." But let's face it. These are college kids-and if they don't know the importance of eating well, then we should put that $4.8 million toward better education! With $17 trillion in U.S. debt, this may not seem like much. But five million dollars here and five million dollars there -- and pretty soon we're talking about real money! That's the problem with government spending. There's plenty of low-hanging fruit to cut -- but Congress refuses to pear back.

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April 2014

  • Gary Bauer, R. Albert Mohler Jr.

    April 22, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Gary Bauer, President of American Values, joins Tony to discuss our joint poll released today that shows 82 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independents believe marriage should be defined only as a union between one man and one woman. Also, Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be on to talk about his recent e-book released refuting God and the Gay Christian written by Matthew Vines. (More Details)
  • Ken Blackwell, Andy Harris, David Prentice

    April 21, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Ken Blackwell will join Tony to discuss the recent weekend ABC panel answering the question of where evangelicals stand in America, as the media always like to portray our demise. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Maryland) will be on to give an update on his bill HR 2164, Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2012 and talk about how important it is for Congress to stay on top of the issue. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow and Director of Life Sciences, Dr. David Prentice will join Tony to talk about the success of adult stem cells and discuss the lefts agenda for cloning. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition April 19, 2014

    April 19, 2014
    On this week's edition of Washington Watch Weekly, Tony was live from the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C. for FRC's annual Faith and Family Summit last Friday. Terry Jeffrey, Editor-And-Chief for CNS News, joined Tony to discuss his latest articles and MSNBC's attack on Governor Bryant of Mississippi for his support of religious freedom. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) was on to talk about his latest stance against Eric Holder and his ability to withhold funds until he receives certain overdue documents he has been asking for. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin joined Tony to discuss the recent news coming from Air Force leadership that we may finally get an answer on their definition of religious expression. (More Details)
  • Jack Hibbs, Ben Shapiro, Louie Gohmert

    April 18, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Jack Hibbs joins Tony to talk about how pastors can stand against the attacks happening across the country and the important role they play in getting involved. New York Times best-selling author, Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News and Editor-and-Chief of truthrevolt.com, Ben Shapiro will be on to discuss the lawlessness of this administration the unilateral changes to Obamacare. Also, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will join Tony to talk about the overreaching of this President and what members of Congress are planning to do about it. (More Details)
  • Richard Land, Rice Broocks

    April 17, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, guest hosts for Tony. Author of the book, God's Not Dead, Rice Broocks will join Dr. Land to discuss the books success as a movie and how important it is to stand for our Christian faith. (More Details)
  • Richard Land, Blake Farenthold, Kim Simac

    April 16, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Blake Farenthold will join Dr. Land to discuss his latest bill that would withhold money from Attorney General Holder until he is no longer held in contempt of Congress. Also, Wisconsin State Director for Concerned Women for America, Kim Simac will be on to talk about the atheist billboard that was put on display in the Wisconsin Capitol to counter the positive Easter message CWA had presented. (More Details)
  • Richard Land, Peter Sprigg

    April 15, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg will join our host to talk about the latest on the marriage tax and how it incentivizes couples to remain single. (More Details)
  • Richard Land, Ken Blackwell, Donna Rice Hughes

    April 14, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, guest hosts for Tony. Ken Blackwell, FRC's Senior Fellow of Family Empowerment and former mayor of Cincinnati, joins our host to talk about the decision today by an Ohio judge to order officials in the state to recognize out of state same-sex marriages. Also, Donna Rice Hughes, President and CEO of Enough is Enough, joins Dr. Land to talk about internet safety for our kids and the importance of having safeguards in place. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - April 12, 2014

    April 12, 2014
    On this week's edition of Washington Watch Weekly, the newest member of the FRC team, fired Fox Sports Southwest football analyst Craig James joined Tony to discuss religious freedom and his new role as Assistant to the President. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) was on to talk about the latest news in the on-going saga between the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups and Lois Lerner potentially being held in contempt of Congress. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Tony to discuss the positive news that Air Force officials will be meeting this month to reconsider their restrictive policies on religious expression in the military. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Frank Wolf, Jerry Boykin

    April 11, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Tony will be live from the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C. for FRC's annual Faith and Family Summit. Terry Jeffrey, Editor-And-Chief for CNS News, will join Tony to discuss his latest articles and MSNBC's attack on Governor Bryant of Mississippi for his support of religious freedom. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) will be on to talk about his latest stance against Eric Holder and his ability to withhold funds until he receives certain overdue documents he has been asking for. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin will join Tony to discuss the recent news coming from Air Force leadership that we may finally get an answer on their definition of religious expression. (More Details)
  • Craig James, Jim Jordan, Mike Lee

    April 10, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," the newest member of the FRC team, fired Fox Sports Southwest football analyst Craig James, will join Tony to discuss religious freedom and his new role as Assistant to the President. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) will be on to talk about the latest news in the on-going saga between the investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups and Lois Lerner potentially being held in contempt of Congress. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) will join Tony to discuss the positive news that Air Force officials will be meeting this month to reconsider their restrictive policies on religious expression in the military. (More Details)
  • Napp Nazworth, Lou Pelletier, Mat Staver

    April 09, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Christian Post reporter, Napp Nazworth will join Tony to discuss his latest piece that connects the recent firing of Mozilla CEO, Brennan Eich and the Supreme Court's decision last week on campaign finances. Also, Lou Pelletier, the father of Justina Pelletier, will be on to talk about their egregious situation and what we can do to help. Lou will be joined by Liberty Counsel Attorney, Mat Staver. (More Details)
  • Travis Weber, Steve Chabot

    April 08, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Travis Weber, FRC's Director, Center for Religious Liberty, will join Tony to discuss the recent situation in Maryland regarding Carroll County Commissioners and their ability to pray before starting their meetings. Also, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) will be on to talk about the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Justice operations and what he learned from Attorney General Eric Holder. (More Details)
  • Dan Cummins, Fernando Cabrera, Jordan Lorence

    April 07, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dan Cummins, founding pastor of Bridlewood Church in Bullard, Texas, will join Tony to spotlight his upcoming event here in D.C., "Washington - A Man of Prayer" where political leaders and pastors come together to celebrate George Washington's inauguration where he dedicated America to God. New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera will be on to talk about the recent ban on churches meeting in public schools in the city. Also, Jordan Lorence, Senior Vice President for Alliance Defending Freedom, will join Tony to talk about the Supreme Court declining to take up the Elane Photography case, leaving the New Mexico court ruling intact. (More Details)
  • Ann McElhinney, Lee Bright, Alexia Newman

    April 04, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Josh Duggar, Executive Director for FRC Action, guest hosts for Tony. Ann McElhinney, one of the producers of the Gosnell film coming out will join Josh to talk about the obstacles certain groups have posed in order to limit funding. South Carolina State Senator, Lee Bright will be on to discuss the latest pro-life agenda in the state and spotlight what republicans have planned for the next legislative session. Also, the Director for the Carolina Pregnancy Center, Alexia Newman will join Josh to tell her amazing story and share what the center has been doing lately. (More Details)
  • Louie Gohmert, Phil Bryant

    April 03, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) will be on to talk about the tragic Fort Hood shooting and the policy change that needs to take place in order for our military members to carry weapons on base. Also, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will join Tony to discuss the legislation he signed into law today that protects religious freedom in the state, their Religious Freedom Restoration Act. (More Details)
  • Jerry Boykin, David Christensen, Steve Scalise

    April 02, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, will join Tony to give the latest on the investigation into what happened in Benghazi, Libya. David Christensen, FRC's Vice President of Government Affairs, will join Tony to give an overview of the importance of our Vote Scorecard. The Scorecard tracks how members of Congress vote on issues that matter to values voters. Also, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) will be on to break down the latest ObamaCare sign up numbers and lay out the Republican's alternative to the law. (More Details)
  • Andy Harris, Jerry Boykin

    April 01, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, will join Tony to talk about the recent news on just how far the administration was willing to go to push their agenda on the military regarding Don't Ask Don't Tell. Also, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) will be on to talk about the latest Obamacare enrollment figures and all the issues the Maryland exchanges have undergone. (More Details)

March 2014

  • Marcos Perez, Jeremy Dys, Paul Cook

    March 31, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Marcos Perez, the father of the 5 year-old girl in Florida who was told she was not allowed to bless her food during her lunch period. Liberty Institute's Jeremy Dys will join Tony as well. The two men will try and help us understand what this teacher was thinking and discuss the latest in the case. Also, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.) will be on to talk about his recent op-ed for Breitbart News and how the defunding of our military has left the door open for leaders like Vladimir Putin to overreach their authority. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - March 29, 2014

    March 29, 2014
    On this week's edition of Washington Watch Weekly, Cathy Ruse, FRC's Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, joined Tony to discuss what she learned during the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases that were argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Franklin Graham, CEO and President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse was on to talk about how important it is for Christian pastors and leaders to reengage in the culture war and stand on God's principles. Also, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) joined Tony to talk about the FBI removing SPLC from their Hate Crime webpage and how we must protect government agencies and the American people from groups pushing their own agenda. (More Details)
  • Marlin Stutzman, Charles Van Zant, Arina Grossu, Bob Ballinger, Randy Alexander

    March 28, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Josh Duggar, Executive Director for FRC Action, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) will be on to promote Hobby Lobby Day (which takes place March 29th) and talk about the importance of religious liberty. Florida State Representative, Charles Van Zant, will join Josh to talk about a 20 week fetal pain bill the state legislature is working on. Arina Grossu, FRC's Director for Human Dignity, will be on to talk about the huge win in Texas regarding abortion. Also, Arkansas State Representatives Bob Ballinger and Randy Alexander will join Josh to discuss their latest efforts in the state. (More Details)
  • Rob Schwarzwalder, Jerry Boykin

    March 27, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, guest hosts for Tony. Rob Schwarzwalder, FRC's Senior Vice President, will join our host to talk about Word Vision's recent reversal to change their employment conduct policy. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (Ret.-USA) Jerry Boykin will join Dr. Land to discuss the FBI removing SPLC from their Hate Crime webpage. (More Details)
  • Frank Turek, Louie Gohmert, Todd Starnes

    March 26, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Frank Turek, author of the book, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, will join Tony to discuss the importance of school choice vouchers and how the left is trying to twist the narrative. Also, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) will be on to talk about the FBI removing SPLC from their Hate Crime webpage and how we protect government agencies and the American people from groups pushing their own agenda. Also, FoxNews.com's Todd Starnes will be on with the breaking news that World Vision has decided to humbly reverse its recent decision to change their employment conduct policy. (More Details)
  • Cathy Ruse, Joe Pitts, Vicky Hartzler

    March 25, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Cathy Ruse, FRC's Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, will join Tony to discuss what she learned during the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases that were argued before the Supreme Court this morning. Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) will be on to talk about how important these two cases are for America and the way he feels the Justices are leaning from being in the Supreme Court today. Also, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)will join Tony to spotlight the special order speeches she led last night to promote the importance of these two cases. (More Details)
  • David Cortman, Franklin Graham

    March 24, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," David Cortman, Lead Counsel for Conestoga Woods Specialties against HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will be on to talk about the major case before the Supreme Court tomorrow. Also, Franklin Graham, CEO and President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, will join Tony to talk about how important it is for Christian pastors and leaders to reengage in the culture war and stand on God's principles. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - March 22, 2014

    March 22, 2014
    On this week's edition of Washington Watch Weekly, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, joined Tony to discuss the recent news that a U.S. Federal Judge ruled that Kansas can require anyone registering to vote to prove their citizenship without being blocked by the Federal Election Assistance Commission. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) was on to talk about the House Armed Services Committee hearing that went on last Friday where he was able to ask Air Force leadership what has been happening in regards to the uptick of attacks on religious liberty. Also, Michael Berry, Liberty Institute's Director of Military Affairs, joined Tony to talk about the information he gathered from speaking with Air Force leadership that religious expression does not include written or verbal communication, which has led to even more confusion. (More Details)
  • Richard Land, Norman Geisler

    March 21, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, guest hosts for Tony. Dr. Norman Geisler, co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary, will join our host to talk about the inerrancy of Scripture and how important that we as Christians believe the word of God. (More Details)
  • Kris Kobach, Lawana Perkins

    March 20, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, will join Tony to discuss the recent news that a U.S. Federal Judge ruled that Kansas can require anyone registering to vote to prove their citizenship without being blocked by the Federal Election Assistance Commission. Also, special guest appearance by Lawana Perkins! She will join Tony to help tell their story of 28 years together. (More Details)
  • Penny Nance, John Fleming

    March 19, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, will join Tony to talk about the left's "Ban Bossy" campaign and the real "War on Women." Also, Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) will be on to talk about the answers he received from the House Armed Services Committee hearing regarding the Air Force rejecting the Gideon Bibles, which have been given to service members for decades. (More Details)
  • Dan Celia, Michael Berry

    March 18, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dan Celia, CEO and President of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, joins Tony to talk about how the U.S. dollar may be dropped as the international reserve currency and how that correlates with the weakening of our military. Also, Michael Berry, Liberty Institute's Director of Military Affairs, will be on to talk about the information he gathered from speaking with Air Force leadership that religious expression does not include written or verbal communication, which has led to even more confusion. (More Details)
  • Doug Lamborn, Jerry Boykin

    March 17, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) will be on to discuss the Housed Armed Services Committee hearing last Friday and the information he learned in regards to an Air Force Academy cadet and Scripture being removed from his personal whiteboard outside his door. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jerry Boykin will be on to give his reaction to the situation in Ukraine and the Russian take over of Crimea. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - March 15, 2014

    March 15, 2014
    On this week's edition of Washington Watch Weekly, Hawaii State Rep. Bob McDermott joined Tony to talk about the SPLC paying teachers to attend a training that would help promote their curriculum in the classroom. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was on with his reaction to Democratic Senators spending all night in the Senate chamber spotlighting climate change. Also, Dr. Ben Carson joined Tony to talk about his speech at CPAC. Dr. Carson was one of the few speakers that didn't shy away from the marriage debate, but stood strong for natural marriage. (More Details)
  • Randy Forbes, Todd Starnes

    March 14, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) will join Tony to talk about the House Armed Services Committee hearing that went on earlier today where he was able to ask Air Force leadership what has been happening in regards to the uptick of attacks on religious liberty. Also, Fox News's Todd Starnes will be on to recap his breaking story about the Air Force Academy cadet who was forced to remove scripture from his personal white board and he'll give the latest on the story. (More Details)
  • Jana Duggar, Jessa Duggar, Jill Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Terry Jeffrey

    March 13, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Josh Duggar, Executive Director for FRC Action, guest hosts for Tony. The Duggar sisters: Jana, Jessa, Jill, and Jinger will join Josh to talk about their latest book "Growing up Duggar" which is currently number 12 on the New York Timesbestseller list. Also, Terry Jeffrey, Editor at Large for CNS News, will be on to talk about his piece out today, "Federalizing Four Year Olds," which lays out the real agenda of the administration to our kids. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Kevin Brady

    March 12, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Fox News's Todd Starnes joins Tony to talk about the latest Air Force Academy stunt to erase Scripture a cadet had written on the white board outside his room door. Also, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) will be on to talk about the House Ways and Means Committee hearing today with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the latest information coming from the administration. (More Details)
  • Jim Inhofe, Ben Carson

    March 11, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) will join Tony with his reaction to Democratic Senators spending all night in the Senate chamber spotlighting climate change. Also, Dr. Ben Carson will be on to talk about his speech at CPAC. Dr. Carson was one of the few speakers that didn't shy away from the marriage debate, but stood strong for natural marriage. (More Details)
  • Kristen Waggoner, Bob McDermott

    March 10, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Kristen Waggoner, ADF's lead attorney for Arlene's Flowers and Gifts, will join Tony to discuss the latest in the case and spotlight the new video that chronicles what has happened up to this point. Hawaii State Rep. Bob McDermott will be on to talk about the SPLC paying teachers to attend a training that would help promote their curriculum in the classroom. (More Details)