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On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Nicolle Martin, lead attorney in the Colorado Bakery case of Masterpiece Cakeshop and its owner, Jack Phillips, joins Craig with an update on his case. Mr. Phillips was punished after respectfully declining to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex wedding ceremony. He was told by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to "re-educate" himself and his staff. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Bob Morrison, is here to discuss recent comments made by Senator Marco Rubio about efforts to overhaul the U.S. higher education system. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for Regulatory Studies, Chris Gacek, joins Craig to highlight his latest blog post spotlighting how support for Israel is declining in the Democratic Party.

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Stop the Federal Government from Religious Discrimination

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must license and recognize marriages between same-sex couples.  This decision could have devastating implications for institutions and individuals that hold the belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. We have seen state discrimination, and we need you to urge Congress to prevent federal discrimination against those who support natural marriage!  

Businesses and organizations continue to be threatened because of their owners’ faith.  An Oregon bakery owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein was fined $135,000 simply for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding. Barronelle Stutzman, a grandmother in Washington state, had to close her floral business because of the crippling fees imposed on her for not providing flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. 

Child welfare organizations, such as Lutheran Community Services and Catholic Charities, are being threatened by this decision to recognize same-sex marriage or face losing their ability to participate in federal programs or apply for federal grants. 

Our Founders envisioned a nation where the moral and religious beliefs of individuals, faith-based organizations, and business owners would be protected, not a nation where one’s convictions about marriage could be ... (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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Abortion: A Wound in America's Conscience

by Bob Morrison

We are a nation of idealists, yet today there is a wound in our national conscience. America will never be whole as long as the right to life granted by our Creator is denied to the unborn. For the rest of my time, I shall do what I can to see that this wound is one day healed. President Ronald Reagan State of the Union Address February 4, 1986 The State of the Union Address is a serious and ceremonial occasion for this great republic. Many of the political leaders of the nation gather in the chamber of the House of Representatives to ... (more)

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Religious Practice and Educational Attainment

by Pat Fagan

[Originally published September, 2010] Over the last decade, research on the effects of religious practice has expanded. It now encompasses such areas as health, overcoming addictions, reducing crime, and reforming criminals. Cover stories in popular magazines have brought some of this research to public notice. For public policy, one of the most important potential effects of religious practice is educational attainment. Education is widely recognized as the way to maintain the well-being of those born into the middle class. It is also a ... (more)

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Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same-Sex 'Marriage' Set

by Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Stream on July 6, 2015. Kelly Shackelford’s debate with Evan Wolfson on Fox News Sunday highlights the battle lines for religious liberty in America now that the Supreme Court has grossly overstepped its authority by declaring same-sex “marriage” a constitutional right. The issue is whether religious liberty extends to how you earn your living, get an education, and run a business. For years to come, the fight ... (more)