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On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” FRC experts Peter Sprigg and Chris Gacek guest host for Tony. Rep. Louie Gomert (R-TX) joins our hosts to discuss the latest in the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the White House and the Iranians.  National security and terrorism reporter at PJ Media, Patrick Poole, is here to highlight the latest surrounding Christian persecution in the Middle East. Also, FRC’s Senior Vice President, Rob Schwarzwalder, joins Peter and Chris to discuss the news this week that the Boy Scouts of America has once again changed their policy, now allowing homosexual scout leaders.

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On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, requiring states to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. Then, not even a week later, on July 2, 2015, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ordered Sweet Cakes by Melissa to pay a lesbian couple $135,000 because Melissa declined to bake them a wedding cake.

With some state government agencies and officials already penalizing people for their moral and religious convictions defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, there are now calls to revoke the tax exempt status of organizations that support natural marriage, and for the federal government to otherwise penalize natural marriage supporters. It is imperative Congress pass legislation that prevents activists in the federal government from discriminating against pro-family individuals and favoring the agenda of liberal activists over religious liberty.

Liberal activists are already attacking the First Amendment Defense Act with false allegations regarding its purpose and effect and Congress needs to know you support legislation that protects the first freedom of all Americans, the freedom to believe and live according to those beliefs. Liberal activists falsely claim the First Amendment Defense Act allows federal employees to refuse to do their jobs, for example, by refusing to issue passports to same-sex ... (more)

Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling is Shocking Abuse of Power, Will Never Be Accepted

Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins responded today to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision forcing the people in all 50 states to embrace same-sex “marriage,”  regardless of their votes to define marriage in their states as a man-woman institution.

Of the decision FRC President Tony Perkins said:

"Five justices on the Supreme Court have overturned the votes of 50 million Americans and demanded that the American people walk away from millennia of history and the reality of human nature.

“In reaching a decision so lacking in foundation in the text of the Constitution, in our history, and in our traditions, the Court has done serious damage to its own legitimacy.

 “No court can overturn natural law.  Nature and Nature’s God, hailed by the signers of our Declaration of Independence as the very source of law, cannot be usurped by the edict of a court, even the United States Supreme Court. 

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