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On Monday's special edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," we take a look back at an amazing Watchmen on the Wall pastors briefing held in Washington D.C. Rev. Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, reminded the crowd that America must get back to our biblical foundation and turn back to God or the future of America could be without God's blessing. Also, we'll spotlight Tony's speech where he challenged pastors and leaders to continue to stand and engage in the culture war against Christianity.

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Urge Your Member to Co-Sponsor Bill Protecting Faith Based Adoption Providers

In California, Massachusetts, Illinois, and D.C. religious adoption and foster care providers have had their government funding pulled and have been forced to end services, simply because they continue to believe in the importance of a child having a mom and a dad.

It's a sad sign of the times that some states have preferred to sever longstanding partnerships with faith-based providers rather than allow them to continue caring for and placing children informed by traditional moral beliefs about the family.

This important legislation sponsored by Congressman Mike Kelly in the House and Senator Mike Enzi in the Senate will ensure that the interests of children are placed ahead of political correctness. Specifically, this bill will prohibit discrimination against faith-based child welfare service providers by the federal government and by states receiving federal funds for adoption and foster care services.

The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act will prohibit such discrimination against faith-based child welfare service providers and will threaten states continuing such discrimination with a loss of federal funding. This important legislation will ensure that the maximum number of child welfare service providers can continue to advocate for children and will ensure that many adoptive families can continue to work with a provider which shares their core ... (more)

Send Your Ice Bucket Challenge to Ethical Research

You’ve probably heard of it by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Those challenged are supposed either to dump an ice bucket of cold water over their head, or donate to ALS research. Most people do both, posting a video of their icy bath. It’s a stunt, but has successfully raised awareness of ALS as well as donations for research. But people should consider where their donations go and how the money is used

So far, most of the attention and millions of dollars in donation have gone to the ALS Association. However, the ALSA has admitted that it gives some of its money to embryonic stem cell research and has no qualms about doing so in the future. Click here to read more.

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Peer-reviewed studies find state pro-life laws reduce abortion rates

by Arina Grossu

Arina Grossu is Director, Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on August 14, 2014. A groundbreaking meta-analysis study was just published in State Politics & Policy Quarterly showing the positive impact of state-level pro-life laws in reducing abortion rates. In this comprehensive study, author Michael New, assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, analyzed studies based on two sources of abortion data (Guttmacher Instituteand the ... (more)

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Ex-Gay Therapy Debate: The Truth Matters

by Peter Sprigg

Peter Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Christian Post on August 27, 2014. The fact that some people change their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual (some as a result of professional therapy) is a problem for the homosexual movement. It seriously undermines the myth that homosexuality is a characteristic like race, which people are born with and can never change. Homosexual activists have attacked the ex-gay movement, using legislation to outlaw "sexual ... (more)

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My Journey to the Holy Land, Spending Time In Bomb Shelters and Why America Needs to Support Israel

by Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins is President at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Christian Post on August 29, 2014. "I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." There is a growing trend among Christians that claims this promise from Genesis 12 has expired that it is no longer valid. There are others in the Evangelical world, myself among them, who would rather stake our future and the future of our nation on the unchanging word of God. It was ... (more)