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On Wednesday’s edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Richard Land guest hosts for Tony. FRC’s Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army’s Delta Force, Lt General (ret) Jerry Boykin joins Dr. Land to discuss the latest DOD report regarding sexual assault in the military. He will also highlight the latest Senate report released on U.S. interrogation tactics.

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Help a Chaplain Disciplined for His Faith

This cannot stand. When a military chaplain cannot openly speak about his faith, military disarmament has reached a level that no budget cuts could ever produce.

On November 20th, Capt. Joseph Lawhorn, U.S. Army Chaplain at Fort Benning, participated in a mandatory suicide awareness and prevention briefing in which he gave a presentation describing resources – both spiritual and secular – that were available for handling such grave mental health situations. He went further and discussed his personal struggles with depression, describing the spiritual and religious steps that helped him during those dark times in his life.

As a result of the chaplain’s discussion of his faith, he was called into his brigade commander’s office on Thanksgiving Day. There Col. David G. Fivecoat issued Chaplain Lawhorn a Letter of Concern that is to remain in his personnel file for the duration of his stay at Fort Benning. This type of letter can be devastating for career military personnel and would likely prohibit further professional advancement of Chaplain Lawhorn.

The fact that a chaplain was reprimanded for discussing his faith in a suicide prevention course is beyond belief. It casts a chilling effect upon other chaplains and military personnel who would speak about their faith. How else would a Christian chaplain ... (more)

Abortion in Obamacare

Due to a lack of transparency in Obamacare, Americans are again finding that it is very difficult, or even impossible, to clearly discern whether the Obamacare plan they are considering includes abortion. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that 1,036 of Obamacare plans sold in 2014 included abortion on demand. Learn more about these plans in your state!


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Pro-life wave washes over midterms

by Ken Blackwell and Arina Grossu

Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment and Arina Grossu is Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council. This article appeared in the Washington Times on December 8, 2014. Democratic candidates trotted out the cliched “war on women” theme in the midterms. Advocates of abortion-on-demand worked to convince voters they had women’s interests at heart. It hasn’t worked in the past and, in 2014, it really didn’t work. In Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall harped on that ... (more)

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Mapping America 135: Currently in First Only Marriage

by Pat Fagan

The 2002 cycle of the National Survey of Family Growth showed that among adults aged 38 to 44,1 staying in one’s first and only marriage is most common among those raised in an intact married family. Structure of family of origin. Fifty-three percent of ever-married women aged 38 to 44 who grew up in an intact married family were still in their first and only marriage at the time of the survey. This is followed by those raised by an always single parent (40.7 percent), those raised by a single divorced parent (36 percent), those in a ... (more)

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Obama: Irrelevant, Incompetent, or Intentional?

by Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow, Family Empowerment at Family Research Council. This article appeared in on November 8, 2014. "Remember," said Ronald Reagan, "we have opponents; we don't have enemies." That's why President Reagan was so successful in gaining the respect and affection of the American people. Even people who did not like his policies liked him. President Obama's troubles in office stem in no small part from is willingness to treat American opponents as enemies. (He treats America's true enemies as friends, ... (more)