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On Monday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” FRC’s Assistant to the President, Craig James guest hosts for Tony. Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel, Brett Harvey joins Craig to spotlight the prayer victory in the Joyner v. Forsyth County case in North Carolina. Also, FRC’s Senior Fellow for National Security, Col. Bob Maginnis (ret) is here with his reaction to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigning from his post earlier today.

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November 15, 2014

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Tony to spotlight the state of where religious freedom stands in America and what needs to happen to make sure it is protected. Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus was here to discuss where he sees the GOP headed after a big win in the midterm elections and how the American people affirmed conservative principles. Also, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ.) joined Tony to spotlight the latest issue in Iran regarding uranium gas. Despite their promises, a leaked report shows that Iran has brushed aside U.S. negotiations and sought nuclear weapons.

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Commentary

November 28, 2014

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Hello, this is Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. Americans have been shocked to see the brutality and barbarism of the Islamic militants of ISIS, and they've been stunned by the revelations that radicalized Americans have joined their ranks and taken up the cause of the Caliphate. Pundits and politicians alike have publicly pondered the question as to how young Americans can be sucked into such an evil venture. While it may be troubling, the answer is not hard. Radical secularism that has driven the defining characteristics of our Western culture, our Judeo-Christian heritage, from our schools, our entertainment and even our government has left in its place a void, a vacuum. And we should know from experience that a vacuum will not long remain, something will fill it. With out a creedal vision that a society can unify around the people the nation, will perish. Unless we are content to allow ISIS or some other radical belief to fill the void left by secularism, we must rediscover America's founding, Christ-centered vision.

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November 2014

  • Brett Harvey, Bob Maginnis

    November 24, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James guest hosts for Tony. Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel, Brett Harvey joins Craig to spotlight the prayer victory in the Joyner v. Forsyth County case in North Carolina. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for National Security, Col. Bob Maginnis (ret) is here with his reaction to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigning from his post earlier today (More Details)
  • Arina Grossu, Ken Blackwell

    November 21, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Assistant to the President Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Ken Blackwell, FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, joins the show to talk about the President's speech last night and his executive order on immigration. Arina Grossu, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, will also join the show to talk about a new website launched by FRC and Charlotte Lozier Institute called obamacareabortion.com. (More Details)
  • Travis Weber, Derek McCoy, Chris Smith

    November 20, 2014
    On Thursday'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 Religious Liberty, Travis Weber is here to discuss his testimony given yesterday before the House Armed Services committee regarding religious freedom in our military. Chairman of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, Derek McCoy joins Craig to highlight the ridiculous fees being put on churches by Prince George County in Maryland. Also, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is here to discuss the launch of a new website with the goal of exposing the lack of transparency within Obamacare, spotlighting abortion funding within Americans personal health care plans. (More Details)
  • Matt Salmon, Joel Rosenberg, Peter Sprigg, Robert George

    November 19, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) joins Tony to discuss the President's plan to use executive action to undermine America's immigration system by giving thousands of illegal immigrant's amnesty. New York Times best-selling author and middle-eat expert, Joel Rosenberg is here to highlight the terrorist attack in Jerusalem that killed three American Rabbi's on Tuesday and the Israel/American relationship overall. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, along with FRC's Senior Fellow and Director for Marriage and Religion Research Institute, Pat Fagan join Tony to discuss the latest from the Complementarity of Man and Woman conference being hosted at the Vatican. Tony will also play a recorded interview from the conference with Princeton University professor and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Robbie George. (More Details)
  • Ted Poe, Ron Dermer, Peter Sprigg, Austin Ruse

    November 18, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony continues hosting the program from Rome, Italy as he attends the Complementarity of Man and Woman conference hosted by the Vatican this week. Rep. Ted Poe joins Tony to give reaction to the President's potential plan that would give amnesty to thousands of illegal immigrants as well as immediate access to welfare programs. Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer is here to discuss the egregious terrorist attack in a Jerusalem Synagogue last night leaving four Rabbis dead, three of them being American citizens. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies will join Tony live from Rome to discuss the Vatican conference and the importance of continued support for the family. Also, Tony has recorded two special interviews from Rome that will play during today's program. (More Details)
  • John Fleming, Pat Fagan, Jim Garlow

    November 17, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony hosts the program from Rome, Italy as he attends the Complementarity of Man and Woman conference hosted by the Vatican this week. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) joins Tony to discuss the new Gallup poll numbers regarding Obamacare being at a historic low. FRC's Director for the Marriage & Religion Research Institute, Dr. Pat Fagan is live with Tony to highlight what is taking place in Rome and how important it is that we affirm the family in the way God intended for it to be. Also, Senior Pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego, Jim Garlow recorded a special interview on the ground with Tony in Rome. Pastor Garlow is one of the main leaders in the fight to preserve the family. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - November 15, 2014

    November 15, 2014
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Tony to spotlight the state of where religious freedom stands in America and what needs to happen to make sure it is protected. Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus was here to discuss where he sees the GOP headed after a big win in the midterm elections and how the American people affirmed conservative principles. Also, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ.) joined Tony to spotlight the latest issue in Iran regarding uranium gas. Despite their promises, a leaked report shows that Iran has brushed aside U.S. negotiations and sought nuclear weapons. (More Details)
  • Craig James, Kenyn Cureton, David Christensen

    November 14, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Vice President of Church Ministries, Kenyn Cureton joins Craig to spotlight the positive news coming from the 7th Circuit reversing Judge Barbara Crabb's decision to strip Clergy of their tax housing allowance. (More Details)
  • Doug Lamborn, Mike Bucher, Reince Priebus

    November 13, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) joins Tony to discuss the new Air Force regulations regarding religious expression. This is a step in the right direction, but we need to make sure the Air Force is held accountable. Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel in Cleveland, Mike Bucher is here to highlight his involvement in fighting another bathroom bill that has been brought up in Ohio. Also, Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus joins Tony to discuss where he sees the GOP headed after a big win last Tuesday and how the American people affirmed conservative principles. (More Details)
  • Trent Franks, Jack Hibbs

    November 12, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California, Jack Hibbs joins Tony to discuss his state mandating that churches provide coverage for elective abortions in all health insurance plans. Also, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ.) is here to spotlight the latest issue in Iran regarding uranium gas. Despite their promises, a leaked report shows that Iran has brushed aside U.S. negotiations and sought nuclear weapons. (More Details)
  • Bob Maginnis, Todd Starnes, General Boykin

    November 11, 2014
    On Tuesday's special Veterans Day edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC Senior Fellow for National Security, Lt. Colonel (ret) Bob Maginnis joins Tony to discuss the accuracy of a Pentagon survey regarding sexual assault in the military. Fox News' Todd Starnes is here to highlight the egregious attack on religious liberty in Colorado. A student was told to quit praying in Jesus name and stop singing amazing grace during student free time. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret) Jerry Boykin, along with terrorism expert Kamal Saleem are here to spotlight their new book co-authored together, The Coalition: What Happens When Islam Rules? (More Details)
  • Mike Lee, Jim Garlow

    November 10, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Pastor of Skyline Church in California, Jim Garlow joins Tony to discuss the freedom for pastors to not only preach the gospel form their pulpit, but also take on important culture issues that face America. Also, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) is here to spotlight the state of where religious freedom stands in America and what needs to happen to make sure it is protected. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - November 8, 2014

    November 08, 2014
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC Senior Fellow and former Secretary of State for Ohio, Ken Blackwell joined Tony to give his post-election analysis and how this election could impact the 2016 race. Former CBS News reporter and author of the new book: Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington was here to discuss the future of journalism and her being targeted by the Obama administration. Also, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) gave his thoughts on the election as well as a Texas state district judge's decision to block Houston's program granting same sex employee benefits. This too, is part of Mayor Annise Parker's radical plan for the city. (More Details)
  • Craig James, Travis Weber, Quena Gonzalez

    November 07, 2014
    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 Religious Liberty, Travis Weber joins Craig to spotlight the positive news coming from the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding bans on same sex marriage in four states. Also, the wave of republicans taking over Congress didn't just happen at the national level; FRC Director of State & Local Affairs, Quena Gonzalez is here to discuss what took place within the state legislatures. (More Details)
  • Ralph Reed, Randy Weber, Peter Sprigg

    November 06, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Ralph Reed joins Tony to discuss their exit polling on Tuesday that shows the large impact the Evangelical vote had in the 2014 election. Also, Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) will give his thoughts on the election and highlight a Texas state district judge's decision to block Houston's program granting same sex employee benefits. This too, is part of Mayor Annise Parker's radical plan for the city. (More Details)
  • Ken Blackwell, Steve Scalise, Terry Jeffrey

    November 05, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC Senior Fellow and former Secretary of State for Ohio, Ken Blackwell joins Tony to give his post-election analysis and how this election could impact the 2016 race. Earlier today, FRC Action held a post-election webcast to breakdown exactly what happened last night. Tony spoke with House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, and CNS News' Terry Jeffrey during the webcast, both of those interviews will air today. (More Details)
  • Sharyl Attkisson, Mark Cowart, Richard Viguerie

    November 04, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Former CBS News reporter and author of the new book: Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington joins Tony to discuss the future of journalism and her being targeted by the Obama administration. Also, Senior Pastor of Church for All Nations in Colorado, Mark Cowart is here to highlight the latest battle between church and state and how pastors are not backing away from this fight. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Richard Land

    November 03, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Richard Land guest hosts for Tony. Fox News' Todd Starnes joins our host to give a wrap up of the I Stand Sunday event last night in Houston Texas. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - Novemeber 1, 2014

    November 01, 2014
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Andy Taylor, the attorney representing the 5 Houston pastors that were subpoenaed by the city joined Tony to discuss the mayor retracting the subpoenas but how that pales in comparison to her real agenda, which is to silence Houston voters. Duck Dynasty's beardless bro, Al Robertson was here to spotlight his speaking alongside his father at I Stand Sunday this weekend. He will also discuss the Duck Commander Faith and Family bible they co-authored together. Also, Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) joined Tony to spotlight the report today regarding a White House internal memo that discusses the hope of bringing non-U.S. Ebola infected patients to America for treatment. (More Details)

October 2014

  • David and Jason Benham

    October 31, 2014
    On Friday's edition of" Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC Assistant to the President, Craig James guest hosts for Tony. David and Jason Benham, the brothers who lost their "Flip it Forward" television show on HGTV for being outspoken about their biblical beliefs are here to highlight I Stand Sunday and the importance of the continued fight for America's religious freedom. (More Details)
  • Andy Taylor, Ted Poe, Josh Duggar

    October 30, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Andy Taylor, the attorney representing the 5 Houston pastors that were subpoenaed by the city joins Tony to discuss the mayor retracting the subpoenas but how that pales in comparison to her real agenda, which is to silence Houston voters. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) is here to talk about a White House officials disparaging comment about Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and how the US/Israeli relationship continues to be strained. Also, FRC Action Director, Josh Duggar is here to highlight the end of the Faith, Family, and Freedom bus tour that ends this week. (More Details)
  • Steve Riggle, Bob Goodlatte

    October 29, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Steve Riggle, Senior pastor of Grace Community Church in Houston Texas joins Tony to discuss the press conference by the city mayor this morning where she withdrew the subpoenas she had mandated to the 5 Houston pastors who spoke out against her HERO legislation. However, this is not just about the subpoenas, but political intimidation. Also, Rep Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is here to spotlight the report today regarding a White House internal memo that discusses the hope of bringing non-U.S. Ebola infected patients to America for treatment. (More Details)
  • Randy Forbes, Al Robertson, Josh Duggar

    October 28, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) joins Tony to discuss his calling for a review regarding former ICE director John Morton testimony before Congress to see if he committed perjury by lying under oath in his comments speaking to the administrations release of illegal aliens and their criminal backgrounds. Duck Dynasty's beardless bro, Al Robertson is here to spotlight his speaking alongside his father at I Stand Sunday this weekend. He will also discuss the Duck Commander Faith and Family bible they co-authored together. Also, FRC Action Director, Josh Duggar will join Tony with the latest on the Faith, Family, and Freedom bus tour traveling through numerous battle ground states. (More Details)
  • Jeremy Tedesco, Louie Gohmert

    October 27, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Alliance Defending Freedom's Senior Legal Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco joins Tony to double down on the real story behind the attack on two Christian ministers in Idaho as the left is putting their own spin on the story. Also, Rep. Louie Gohmert is here to discuss the executive action the President is considering taking on immigration and the effect it could have on America. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - October 25, 2014

    October 25, 2014
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Grace Community Church Senior Pastor, Steve Riggle joined Tony to discuss his being subpoenaed by the city of Houston, requesting his sermons among other communications. Rep Steve Scalise (R-La.) was here to spotlight the new Department of Homeland Security restrictions on all U.S.-bound travelers from three Ebola-stricken African countries, he was a part of a House hearing recently discussing this very topic. Also, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco joined Tony to discuss the recent case in Idaho where the city has threatened ministers who refuse to perform same sex weddings. (More Details)
  • Casey Mottox, Blake Farenthold

    October 24, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC experts Peter Sprigg and Chris Gacek guest host for Tony. Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, Casey Mottox joins our hosts to spotlight the lawsuit from pastors in California being forced under Obamacare to fund abortions. Also, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) is here to spotlight the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on Ebola last night and the new situation in New York as a doctor there now has the disease. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Jason Benham, David Benham, Ryan Bomberger

    October 23, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we take a special look back at this year's Values Voter Summit. Fox News' Todd Starnes took to the summit floor to spotlight his book God Less America, where he lays out the egregious attacks on religious liberty across the country. The Benham brothers, David and Jason discussed their recent show being canceled by HGTV and the importance of Christians not remaining silent about their faith. Also, Founder of the Radiance Foundation, Ryan Bomberger spoke about the recent free speech attack on him coming from the left and how he continue to move forward regardless of their threats. (More Details)
  • Rick Santorum, Josh Duggar, Travis Weber

    October 22, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Former Pennsylvania Senator and Presidential candidate, Rick Santorum joins Tony to weigh in on the city of Houston subpoenaing pastor's sermons and other communications. FRC Action Director, Josh Duggar is here with an update from the Faith, Family, Freedom bus tour, he will also highlight the Watchmen on the Wall pastor's briefing happening in Kansas tomorrow. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber joins Tony to spotlight the U. S. District Court Judge last night in Puerto Rico that upheld their definition of marriage being between one man and one woman. (More Details)
  • Steve Riggle, Steve Scalise

    October 21, 2014
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Grace Community Church Senior Pastor, Steve Riggle joins Tony to discuss his being subpoenaed by the city of Houston, requesting his sermons among other communications. Also, Rep Steve Scalise (R-La.) is here to spotlight the new Department of Homeland Security restrictions on all U.S.-bound travelers from three Ebola-stricken African countries, he was a part of a House hearing last week discussing this very topic. (More Details)
  • Jeremy Tedesco, Rep. Fred Upton, Josh Duggar

    October 20, 2014
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco joins Tony to discuss the recent case in Idaho where the city has threatened ministers who refuse to perform same sex weddings. Rep. Fred Upton is here to highlight the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee hearing held last week regarding the Ebola virus and get answers to how the CDC is dealing with it. Also, Director of FRC Action, Josh Duggar joins Tony from the FRC Action bus tour with an update on key races happening in battle ground states (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - October 18, 2014

    October 18, 2014

    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Fox News' Todd Starnes joined Tony to share the latest attack on religious liberty in Houston, where the city is demanding those pastors who spoke out against their recent ordinance where men can use women's restrooms are ordered to turn over their "sermons and other communications" regarding their stance. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was here to spotlight his recent efforts to highlight what he calls the "Principles for American Renewal," where he lays out the positive values of the GOP platform and how they work for America. Also, the Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan's Purse, Ken Isaacs is here to discuss the Ebola threat within the U.S. and common sense action steps we should be taking.

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  • Joshua Duggar, Travis Weber

    October 17, 2014
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Assistant to the President Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. FRC Action Executive Director Joshua Duggar joins the show tonight to discuss the Faith, Family, Freedom Bus Tour kicking off this weekend. Also, FRC's Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, joins the show to discuss new developments in the story about Houston mayor, Annise Parker, cracking down on local pastors. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Ken Blackwell

    October 16, 2014
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's Assistant to the President Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Todd Starnes joins the show to discuss new developments in the story about Houston mayor, Annise Parker, cracking down on local pastors. The mayor's office has issued subpoena's demanding the pastors' communications including sermons, emails, and text messages. Also, former Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio and FRC Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Ken Blackwell, joins the show to give his perspective on the Houston story. (More Details)
  • Dave Welch, Ken Isaacs, Louie Gohmert, David Prentice

    October 15, 2014
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Pastor of Bear Creek Church and Executive Director of the Texas Pastor Council, Dave Welch who was subpoenaed by the city of Houston to turn over sermons after he spoke out against their bathroom bill joins Tony on the backlash the city has received after this story came to light. Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan's Purse, Ken Isaacs is here to discuss the Ebola threat within the U.S. and common sense action steps we should be taking. Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) joins Tony to discuss the wide variety of national security threats that range from the Islamic state to Ebola. Also, FRC Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, Dr. David Prentice is here to give an overview of the Ebola disease and highlight common sense steps we can all take to prevent the virus. (More Details)