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On this special Independence Day edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, Dr. Mike Farris, joins Tony to highlight his new book: History of Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison. Pastor and father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, is here to tell his amazing story of how he came to America. He frequently states how thankful he is for America’s freedom and how things are much different in his home country of Cuba. Also, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Jack Hibbs, discusses the important role pastorsplay in today’s America. As we look at current culture, a voice of righteousness has never been more important. 

Related Radio Resources

  • Buy your copy of Dr. Farris’s new book: Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison
  • Follow Mike Farris – @michaelfarris
  • Follow Pastor Jack Hibbs on twitter @Jack_Hibbs
  • Watch Pastor Jack’s sermon as he reacts to the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage
  • Visit the Free to Believe website
  • Click here to register for Values Voter Summit
  • Watch Tony's Sermon from when he preached at First Baptist Dallas
  • Find out what many members of the GOP said after the marriage ruling

Weekend Edition

July 04, 2015

On this special Independence Day weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, Dr. Mike Farris, joined Tony to highlight his new book: History of Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison. Pastor and father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, was here to tell his amazing story of how he came to America. He frequently states how thankful he is for America’s freedom and how things are much different in his home country of Cuba. Also, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Jack Hibbs, discussed the important role pastors play in today’s America. As we look at current culture, a voice of righteousness has never been more important. 

Related Radio Resources:

  • Buy your copy of Dr. Farris’s new book: Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison
  • Follow Mike Farris – @michaelfarris
  • Follow Pastor Jack Hibbs on twitter @Jack_Hibbs
  • Watch Pastor Jack’s sermon as he reacts to the Supreme Court's redefinition of marriage
  • Visit the Free to Believe website
  • Click here to register for Values Voter Summit
  • Watch Tony's Sermon from when he preached at First Baptist Dallas
  • Find out what many members of the GOP said after the marriage ruling

Commentary

July 02, 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.

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July 2015

  • Weekend Edition - July 4, 2015

    July 04, 2015
    On this special Independence Day weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, Dr. Mike Farris, joined Tony to highlight his new book: History of Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison. Pastor and father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, was here to tell his amazing story of how he came to America. He frequently states how thankful he is for America's freedom and how things are much different in his home country of Cuba. Also, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Jack Hibbs, discussed the important role pastors play in today's America. As we look at current culture, a voice of righteousness has never been more important. (More Details)
  • Mike Farris, Jack Hibbs

    July 03, 2015
    On this special Independence Day edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, Dr. Mike Farris, joins Tony to highlight his new book: History of Religious Liberty: From Tyndale to Madison. Pastor and father of Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, is here to tell his amazing story of how he came to America. He frequently states how thankful he is for America's freedom and how things are much different in his home country of Cuba. Also, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Jack Hibbs, discusses the important role pastors play in today's America. As we look at current culture, a voice of righteousness has never been more important. (More Details)
  • Christopher Doyle, Jeff Walton

    July 02, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's experts, Peter Sprigg and Chris Gacek, guest host for Tony. Licensed clinical professional counselor, Christopher Doyle, joins Peter and Chris with the latest in the case of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH) surrounding their therapy efforts to help those with unwanted same-sex attractions. Also, Anglican Program Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Jeff Walton, is here to discuss the Anglican Church and their acceptance of gay marriage as a denomination. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Scott Pruitt

    July 01, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, joins Craig to discuss his latest article breaking down the numbers regarding the decline in married couples with children in America since 1963. Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, is here to give us the latest on the Oklahoma Supreme Court ordering a longstanding monument of the Ten Commandments be removed from the state capitol grounds. (More Details)

June 2015

  • Steve Scalise, Bobby Jindal

    June 30, 2015
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) joins Tony to discuss the effect judicial activism is having on the religious freedom of every American. These latest court decisions only further expose this truth. Also, Louisiana Governor and GOP presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal, is here with his reaction to the high court's ruling on marriage and how he plans to protect clerks in his state who have a religious objection to issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. (More Details)
  • David Benham, Travis Weber

    June 29, 2015
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" real estate entrepreneur and author, David Benham, joins Tony to discuss his latest World Net Daily article encouraging Christians to continue to stand for truth, regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court's forced re-definition of marriage. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, is here to highlight a booklet that helps ministries produced by Alliance Defending Freedom titled, Protecting Your Ministry, A Legal Guide for Southern Baptist and Evangelical Churches, Schools, and Ministries from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Lawsuits. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - June 27, 2015

    June 27, 2015
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) joins Tony to discuss their joint op-ed published by Fox News highlighting what America can do to protect religious freedom around the world. He'll also give us the latest on U.S. negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear capabilities. Also, FRC's Senior Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here to spotlight America Proud, a new conservative initiative built to remind Americans what makes us a truly exceptional nation. (More Details)
  • Tony Perkins, Rick Santorum, Cathy Ruse

    June 26, 2015
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to force Americans in all 50 states to embrace same-sex "marriage," FRC's President, Tony Perkins joins Craig with his reaction. Former Pennsylvania Senator and current GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, is here to discuss the marriage ruling as well. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, Cathy Ruse, joins Craig to break down the legal analysis of this decision. (More Details)
  • Jeff Sessions, Everett Piper, Mark Meadows

    June 25, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) joins Tony to discuss the major decision coming from the U.S. Supreme Court today upholding the Obamacare subsidies in states that have not setup their own exchanges, which the law clearly says states must do. President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, is here to highlight a letter he and other university leaders sent to congressional leadership stating their concern regarding if the Supreme Court redefines marriage, how religious institutions' tax-exempt status would be affected simply because of their biblical views on the topic. Also, Rep. Mark Meadows, (R-N.C.) joins Tony to discuss the good news coming from GOP leadership that he has been restored to his post as Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee Chair on Government Operations. After voting against leadership, Congressman Meadows had briefly lost his position. (More Details)
  • Jim Garlow, Clare Lopez, Jim Inhofe

    June 24, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Pastor of Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, Jim Garlow, joins Tony to discuss his article highlighting the upcoming Supreme Court decision on marriage and churches' responses. He'll also spotlight Call 2 Fall Sunday this weekend where churches across the country will take 5 minutes out of the service to fall on their knees and pray for America. Former CIA officer and current Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Clare Lopez, is here with reaction to her being added to an SPLC hate list made up of 12 conservative women who have spoken out against radical Islam. Also, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) joins Tony to discuss the encyclical released by Pope Francis on climate change. Senator Inhofe is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. (More Details)
  • E.W. Jackson, Mark Cowart

    June 23, 2015
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Senior Fellow for Church Ministries and President of STAND, Staying True to America's National Destiny, Bishop E.W. Jackson, joins Tony to discuss the Gospel solution to the murders that took place in Charleston, South Carolina. The love of Christ is the only solution to this type of hate. Also, this year's host of the Breaking the Silence Conference , Senior Pastor of Church for All Nations, Mark Cowart, is here to highlight this year's conference and how the church can have a major impact on the culture war in America. (More Details)
  • Mark Meadows, Hannah Leary, Randy Forbes

    June 22, 2015
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joins Tony to discuss the price he has paid for voting on principle, instead of strictly with GOP leadership. Congressman Meadows has been removed from his position as subcommittee chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Government Operations. Bible Bee game show winner, Hannah Leary, is here to highlight her win and how the Bible Bee competition has furthered her knowledge of God's word. Also, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) joins Tony to discuss a new initiative coming from the Congressional Prayer Caucus in an effort to spotlight religious freedom for their constituents, called "Faith it Forward." Congressman Forbes is the founder of the Prayer Caucus. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - June 20, 2015

    June 20, 2015
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-OH) joins Tony to discuss the ongoing debate in the House of Representatives surrounding the Trade Promotion Authority. Many GOP members believe the bill would give the President too much unchecked power. Also, President of the Southern Baptist Convention and current Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, is here to highlight this year's Southern Baptist Convention, and the statement released by him and 16 other former SBC presidents supporting natural marriage. (More Details)
  • Les Steckel, Betty and Dick Odgaard, Travis Weber

    June 19, 2015
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Former NFL head coach and current President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Les Steckel, joins Craig to discuss the impact the culture shift in America has had on many athletes' ability to talk about their Christian faith. Betty and Dick Odgaard are here with the latest highlighting how their stance for biblical truth has cost them their business. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, joins Craig to break down the legal aspects of the Odgaard's case. Unfortunately, situations like this are happening all across the country. (More Details)
  • Grady Judd, Jack Graham, Jeremy Tedesco

    June 18, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd, joins Tony to discuss the attack he's come under by the Freedom from Religion Foundation for simply preaching a sermon at his church in his uniform. The Sheriff has stated, "They're not going to silence me." Former Southern Baptist Convention President and current Senior Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, Dr. Jack Graham, is here to highlight this week's Southern Baptist Convention, and the unified message in support of natural marriage coming from current and former SBC presidents. Also, Alliance Defending Freedom's Senior Legal Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco, is here to discuss the major win for free speech coming from the U.S. Supreme Court today in the Reed vs. Town of Gilbert case. The town of Gilbert had restricted the ability of Good News Community Church (a mobile church) to post church signs, a requirement not imposed on other groups. The court ruled unanimously in support of Good News Community Church. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Frank Page

    June 17, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Fox News Channel's Todd Starnes joins Tony to highlight the attack on a Florida Sheriff who has come under threat from the Freedom From Religion Foundation after wearing his uniform while preaching a sermon at a Florida church. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Dr. Frank Page, is here to spotlight this year's Southern Baptist Convention and the statement released by former SBC presidents supporting natural marriage. Dr. Page is also a former SBC president. (More Details)
  • David and Jason Benham, Rick Santorum, Gretchen Carlson, Peter Sprigg

    June 16, 2015
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" real estate entrepreneurs and authors, David and Jason Benham, join Tony to highlight their latest article titled, The 1 Thing Bruce Jenner Needs, which is Jesus. Former Pennsylvania Senator and GOP Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, is here to give his thoughts on the trade deal that is still being argued in House of Representatives right now. Many are worried this would give the President too much authority. Also, Fox News Channel's host of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson, Gretchen Carlson joins Tony to discuss her new book, Getting Real, where she opens up about what it means to be an ambitious woman in today's America. Peter Sprigg, FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, joins Tony to discuss his new publication, "Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement." (More Details)
  • Scott Garrett, Steve Branson, Mike Huckabee, Lindsay Graham

    June 15, 2015
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) joins Tony to discuss the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) trade agreement being negotiated in the House. Many Members of Congress are worried the agreement would give the President too much authority. Senior Pastor of Village Parkway Baptist Church, Steve Branson, is here to highlight how he brought pastors and leaders together in San Antonio and the impact it had on the mayoral race there. Former Arkansas Governor and current GOP presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, joins Tony to discuss his article where he lays out his thoughts on TPA. Also, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joins Tony to spotlight his authoring of the Senate version of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which protects babies from abortion after 20 weeks after fertilization, when they are able to feel pain. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - June 13, 2015

    June 13, 2015
    On this Weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James guest hosted for Tony this week. President of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham joined Craig to discuss what Christians can do to fight the moral decay spreading across America. Rev. Graham is urging Christians who use Wells Fargo to find another bank after the company featured a same sex couple in a recent TV ad. Also, North Carolina Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, joined Craig to highlight the major win for religious freedom in his state, both the state House and Senate have overridden the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 2. (More Details)
  • Arina Grossu, Brad Snavely, Peter Sprigg

    June 12, 2015
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, joins Craig to further highlight the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act being considered in the Senate. Also, Arina will discuss the good news that the abortion rate is dropping in America. Executive Director for the Michigan Family Forum, Brad Snavely, is here to spotlight the legislation that just passed in his state that will protect faith based adoption agencies from being forced to place children in same-sex households-there are other options for the LGBT community that won't force people of faith to violate their conscience. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, joins Craig to discuss the ongoing battle in New Jersey surrounding their ban on reorientation therapy. (More Details)
  • Dan Forest, Marilyn Musgrave

    June 11, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. North Carolina Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, joins Craig to highlight the major win for religious freedom in his state, both the state House and Senate have overridden the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 2. Also, Vice President of Government Affairs for Susan B. Anthony List, Marilyn Musgrave, is here to discuss the Senate introducing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would protect babies from abortion after 20 weeks, when they feel pain. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Louie Gohmert, Brad Whitt

    June 10, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, joins Tony to discuss his latest article where he highlights President Obama's comments at a Catholic event held in Washington. The President spoke about how every human is made in the image of God, which is in direct conflict with his abortion voting record. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is here to spotlight the recent pull back on the President's illegal immigrant amnesty order, the main reason being that the higher courts have stepped in to the block his actions. Also, Senior Pastor of Abilene Baptist Church in Georgia, Dr. Brad Whitt, joins Tony to discuss the Army refusing to provide an honor guard for their church's annual Independence Day celebration. The reason coming from the Army is that they can't "participate in religious ceremonies." (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Jim Jordan, General Boykin, Ken Blackwell

    June 09, 2015
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Fox News' Todd Starnes joins Tony to highlight his latest article discussing the U.S. Army refusing to provide an honor guard for an Independence Day celebration at a Baptist church in Georgia. The reason given by the Army was that the troops cannot participate in a religious service. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) joins Tony to discuss President Obama's comments surrounding the Supreme Court case that could take down Obamacare. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here to break down the comments coming from the President surrounding America not having a complete strategy in our dealings with the terrorist group ISIS. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, former Secretary of State in Ohio, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Ken Blackwell is here to spotlight a panel lecture he led at FRC earlier today titled: Marriage and Civil Rights: How to Respond Rightly If the Court Gets It Wrong. (More Details)
  • Mike Lee, Franklin Graham

    June 08, 2015
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we proudly welcome all new stations listening in from USA Radio Networks. FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joins Craig to discuss his forthcoming legislation, the Government Non-Discrimination Act, which would ensure that the federal government cannot discriminate or take action against private entities because they act in accordance with a moral or religious belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Also, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Samaritan's Purse, Reverend Franklin Graham, is here to highlight what Christians can do to fight the moral decay spreading across America. Rev. Graham is urging Christians who use Wells Fargo to find another bank after the company featured a same sex couple in a recent TV ad. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - June 6, 2015

    June 06, 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. (More Details)
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson, Bob Morrison

    June 05, 2015
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Church Ministries and President of the organization Staying True to America's National Destiny, Bishop E.W. Jackson, joins Craig to highlight a Chicago area pastor criticizing the Democratic Party for failing to move the black community forward. Pastor Brooks has even issued invitations to every GOP presidential candidate to visit his area. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Bob Morrison, is here to discuss his latest article slamming Hollywood for their continual misrepresentation of the truth in historical aspects -- he believes Hollywood has helped push America towards moral decay. (More Details)
  • Rob Schwarzwalder, Travis Weber

    June 04, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Vice President, Rob Schwarzwalder, joins Craig to highlight his latest article discussing the reality that Christianity is increasingly being designated as 'hate speech.' Senator Marco Rubio recently put a spotlight on this truth. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, is here with the latest surrounding how what has taken place in Canada in terms of social policy and lack of free speech, press and religion, is a clear indication of what's next as America continues in this same direction. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Bob Maginnis, Anna Harmon

    June 03, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Editor-in-Chief for CNS News, Terry Jeffrey, joins Craig to highlight his latest article regarding 37 straight Gallup poll surveys conducted over the course of 21 years showing that Americans have said that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances or in all but a few circumstances. FRC's Senior Fellow for National Security and Pentagon insider, Lt. Col. (ret.) Bob Maginnis is here to discuss the administrations focus on their social agenda, instead of global threats to America. Also Anna Harmon, Associate Attorney at Tyler Smith & Associates, who represents Aaron and Melissa Klein, joins Craig with the latest findings that the Washington state Bureau of Labor and Industries was corroborating with Basic Rights Oregon, a prominent gay rights group, which is in direct conflict with the Kleins' right to impartial arbiter. (More Details)
  • David Barton, John Ruston, Kristen Waggoner

    June 02, 2015
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Founder and President of WallBuilders, David Barton, joins Craig to discuss the continued shift away from America's Christian heritage. In the wake of President Obama declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, we need to be reminded of our Judeo-Christian founding. Also, President and Executive Director of North Carolina's Family Policy Council, John Ruston, is here with the latest surrounding Senate Bill 2 in his state. The bill was vetoed by the governor, but overridden by the state Senate. Also, senior vice president of legal services with Alliance Defending Freedom, Kristen Waggoner, joins Craig with the latest in Washington florists Barronelle Stutzman's case. ADF filed a brief yesterday in hope the Washington state Supreme Court will take her case after a lower court ruling stating she must pay penalties and attorneys' fees for declining to use her artistic abilities to design custom floral arrangements for a long-time customer's same-sex ceremony. (More Details)
  • Mark Meadows, Travis Weber, Peter Sprigg

    June 01, 2015
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joins the show to discuss the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Americans currently imprisoned in Iran. FRC's Travis Weber joins Craig to give an update on Aaron and Melissa Klein, formerly of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Also, FRC's Peter Sprigg joins the show to discuss a lawsuit in New Jersey that could affect sexual orientation therapy. (More Details)

May 2015

  • Weekend Edition - May 30, 2015

    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. (More Details)
  • Sarah Perry, Travis Weber, Matt Sharp

    May 29, 2015
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Common Core expert, Sarah Perry, joins Craig to discuss New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's recent comments on Common Core and how the federal educational standards are a failure. FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, joins the show to discuss Senator Marco Rubio's comments on the future of religious liberty. Also, Alliance Defending Freedom's Legal Counsel Matt Sharp joins Craig to discuss how liberal morality is being taught in public schools across the country. (More Details)
  • Peter Sprigg, Oran Smith

    May 28, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, joins Craig to discuss the upcoming decision at the U.S. Supreme Court on state marriage laws. Palmetto Family Council President and CEO, Dr. Oran Smith, joins Craig to discuss the controversy surrounding the Palmetto Family Council and Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney. (More Details)
  • Peter Sprigg, Will Estrada, Kelly Shackleford

    May 27, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, joins Craig to discuss Randy Berry, who is the U.S. State Department's Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, embarking on a fifteen nation tour to promote gay rights. Home School Legal Defense Association Director of Federal Relations, Will Estrada, joins Craig to discuss data released by the U.S. Department of Education showing that more educated parents tend to homeschool their children more so than less educated parents. Also, Liberty Institute President and CEO, Kelly Shackelford, joins the show to discuss the case of former US Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling who was convicted by the military for refusing to take down a Bible verse she displayed on her desk. (More Details)
  • David Quinn, Paul Kengor, Jeremy Tedesco

    May 26, 2015
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Senior Fellows Peter Sprigg and Chris Gacek guest host for Tony. Director of the Iona Institute, David Quinn, joins the show to discuss recent developments in Ireland's marriage laws. Last Friday, Irish voters voted to change the country's constitution to redefine marriage, becoming the first nation in the world to approve same sex "marriage" through the ballot box. Author and professor, Dr. Paul Kengor, joins the show to discuss his new book, "Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage." Also, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco, joins Peter and Chris to discuss the ruling from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on "Choose Life" license plates in New York. (More Details)
  • Jerry Boykin, Jim Bridenstine

    May 25, 2015
    On this special Memorial Day edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to discuss the domestic threats facing America -- namely, ISIS in America and the fight to guard religious freedom for our service members. Also, Rep Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is here to discuss how Congress is protecting and advancing our military, in both funding and readiness. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - May 23, 2015

    May 23, 2015
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Trent Franks, (R-AZ) joins Tony to discuss the positive news out of the House of Representatives this week regarding the passage of his bill, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Also, the President of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, Dr. Frank Page, is here to combat the President's comments this week regarding social conservatives being too focused on issues like abortion and marriage, rather than poverty. The work the SBC is doing to fight poverty, completely contradicts the President's statements. (More Details)
  • Roy Moore, Waxer Tipton, Gary Palmer

    May 22, 2015
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, joins Tony to discuss a federal judge in his state ruling that gays and lesbians have a right to marry. This is the same judge that ruled in January that Alabama's ban on gay marriage was illegal. Senior Pastor of One Love Ministries in Hawaii, Waxer Tipton, is here to highlight this year's Watchmen on the Wall event. Pastors are leaving Washington today, equipped, encouraged, and ready to take on immorality in America. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) joins Tony to discuss the State Department release of Hillary Clinton emails surrounding the Benghazi terror attack. (More Details)
  • Ronnie Floyd, Dan Coats, Mike Lee

    May 21, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of the Southern Baptists Convention, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, joins Tony to discuss FRC's annual Watchmen on the Wall event taking place this week in Washington. Pastors from across the country are here to be equipped to take on the culture of immorality. Senator Dan Coats, (R-IN) is here with the latest ruling coming from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit requiring the University of Notre Dame to comply with the Obama Administration's HHS mandate, which would force the university to act against their moral beliefs. Also, Senator Mike Lee, (R-Utah) joins Tony to discuss his work to protect marriage and religious freedom in America. Senator Lee is one of the members of Congress leading the charge on both of these important issues. (More Details)