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FRC's Top 7 Trending Items (Week of August 23)
August 28, 2020 - Family Research Council

\rHere are "The 7" top trending items at FRC over the past seven days: \r1. Update: The Sticking Point with Mandatory Vaccines \rVirginia Health Commissioner Norman Oliver recently promised to make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory and members of a Virginia House committee killed two bills that would have added a religious exemption to the mandate. Americans must decide if they want to live with this

The Plea
January 22, 2020 - Judy Lamberson Smith

Planned Parenthood's New President Can't Erase Its Atrocities
September 14, 2018 - Patrina Mosley

The new Planned Parenthood president, Leana Wen, has been announced and it is clear from her background that she carries all the Left\u2019s qualifiers for being anti-Trump, which will only matter for so long. Planned Parenthood\u2019s attempts to be relevant do not make Wen a shield for the atrocities Planned Parenthood clinics are committing and profiting from every day.

Ohio House Bill 658: Parental Rights are Good for Children
July 23, 2018 - Madeleine Lucas

This past February, two Ohio parents lost custody of their teenage daughter after they declined to support medical treatment for her to \u201Ctransition\u201D to a male. The judge awarded custody to the child\u2019s grandparents, who are supportive of this transition, specifically authorizing the grandparents to place her on their health insurance and petition to change her name. In the wake of this decision, the teen\u2019s parents are now barred from helping their own child through a very difficult and pivotal point in her life.

Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech
June 2, 2017 -

\rIntimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech \rFor nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have held up disclosure and campaign finance laws as ideals that have helped pave the way to cleaner and freer elections. In her new book, The Intimidation Game, Kim Strassel provides first-hand accounts detailing how these laws have been hijacked by the Left and used as

How did the Washington State Supreme Court Get Barronelle Stutzman's Case So Wrong?
February 16, 2017 - Travis Weber

Today the Washington Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman, a florist who for years happily served her customer and friend Rob Ingersoll (who she clearly knew identified as gay), but could not in good conscience assist him in celebrating his same-sex marriage because it involved her creative talents and energies in furthering an activity she believed to be wrong.

Supreme Court Oral Argument Leaves a Question Mark Hanging Over Little Sisters
March 23, 2016 - Travis Weber

The existence of other exemptions under the HHS mandate (showing that the government does not clearly have a compelling interest) and availability of other coverage (showing that the government is not working through the least restrictive means) were recurring themes throughout the argument.

Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016 - Rob Schwarzwalder

At last: The Obama State Department has finally and formally acknowledged that ISIS is committing genocide in the Middle East. This follows a unanimous vote (383-0) in the House of Representatives on March 14 to \u201C(declare) the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.\u201D

Governor Intends to Ignore Same-Sex Marriage Ruling\u2014Will He Be Chastised?
March 11, 2016 - Travis Weber

Puerto Rico\u2019s governor responded by indicating he will not abide by the ruling: \u201CI will respect what has been determined by higher hierarchy courts that, fortunately, order a very different procedure. . . . The fundamental right to equal marriage has been validated and ordered by the federal Supreme Court and by the appeals court in Boston.\u201D

Dancing for Joy at 106 and "Loving Jesus Christ"
February 23, 2016 - Rob Schwarzwalder

Virginia McLaurin, who was born during the administration of William Howard Taft, fulfilled a dream in meeting the nation\u2019s first African-American chief executive.

Is Vice President Biden Against All "Culture?"
January 21, 2016 - Travis Weber

Aside from the implicit admission that Vice President Biden and others are seeking to force compliance (a point which could involve a whole separate discussion) and his assertion that business has an incredible impact on these issues (he\u2019s correct about that, as we have seen in the United States), what\u2019s most striking is his condemnation of a \u201Cculture\u201D which does not believe that certain sexual acts are pleasing to God.

Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016 - Rob Schwarzwalder

As Washington, DC braces for an onslaught of winter weather, hundreds of thousands of people are coming here from around the country for the annual March for Life. The March\u2019s president, Jeanne Mancini, previously led FRC\u2019s Center for Human Dignity. We are deeply grateful for her life\u2019s dedication to the little ones and their mothers.

Ken Blackwell on Newsmax TV
December 4, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

FRC's Ken Blackwell appeared on Newsmax TV to discuss recent comments from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.ald Trump.

Yes, it's possible to defund Planned Parenthood with 51 votes
November 12, 2015 - David Christensen

Here is a terrific NRO piece from Marjorie Dannenfelser of the SBA List explaining the serious stakes before the U.S. Senate when it comes to defunding a significant portion of Planned Parenthood’s federal subsidies. Marjorie explains how this can be done on the budget “reconciliation” bill. This is a unique opportunity for Congress and for pro-life legislators. The House passed

Identity
November 5, 2015 - Mandi Ancalle

I Agree with Bernie Sanders
November 4, 2015 - Rob Schwarzwalder

In a June interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Democratic Socialist and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the following: \r“A guy named Adolf Hitler won an election in 1932. He won an election, and 50 million people died as a result of that election in World War II, including 6 million Jews. So what I learned as a little kid is that politics is, in fact, very

Houston ERO Finally Goes to the Polls
November 2, 2015 - Travis Weber

On Tuesday, November 3, Houston voters will finally be able to go to the polls and decide -- under Proposition 1 -- if they want the city’s controversial “Equal Rights Ordinance” (ERO) to be law. \rHopefully the voters will get a fair shake at the polls this time around, and this event will mark the end of the saga of the ERO’s tortured history, exacerbated and prolonged

Oklahoma Supreme Court asked to protect child sex abuse
October 30, 2015 - Quena Gonzalez

One of the bad raps we pro-lifers get for opposing elective abortion is that we're waging a "war" on women. Never mind that pro-lifers contribute millions of dollars in volunteer time and financial gifts annually, staffing and funding a vast network of crisis pregnancy providers to care for mothers grappling with unplanned pregnancies. Never mind that many of us were, ourselves, children from

House Passes Budget Reconciliation Bill
October 23, 2015 - David Christensen

Great news! Today, the House passed the "budget reconciliation" bill to defund a huge pot of Planned Parenthood's federal funding and gut key elements of Obamacare. The roll call vote was 240 ayes to 189 nays, with five members not voting. One Democrat voted for it, while seven Republicans voted no. \rSee Tony's statement calling for the Senate to pass this bill here.

States Grapple with Whether Some Conscience Rights are More Equal Than Others
October 9, 2015 - Quena Gonzalez

The recent, intense debate over whether Kim Davis should go to jail or be a hero means that many Americans are considering conscience rights in light of the redefinition of marriage for the first time. We can learn a lot by looking at a case involving a state conscience claim, not on marriage but on the issue of when life begins. \rOur friends at the Family Policy Institute of Washington

Tom Rose's Remarks at Values Voter Summit 2015 Breakout Session
September 30, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Below are the remarks that Tom Rose delivered during the Values Voter Summit Breakout Session, "Irreconcilable Differences: Can Anything Bridge the Interests of the United States, Israel and Iran?" \r\r\r74 years ago this morning German military police occupying Kiev, then the 3rd largest city in the Soviet Union, posted an order issued by the unit commander of Einsatzgruppen Task Force C -- It

Mona Charen's Remarks at the VVS 2015 Breakout Sessions
September 28, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Below are the remarks that Mona Charen delivered during the Values Voter Summit Breakout Session, "Irreconcilable Differences: Can Anything Bridge the Interests of the United States, Israel and Iran?" \r\r\rNo one in this audience needs to be convinced that we are in a profoundly troubling moment in American history. This is particularly true with respect to foreign policy. This

2015 Straw Poll Results
September 26, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Please click on the link below to view the 2015 straw poll results from the Values Voter Summit. \r2015 Straw Poll Results \r

Sen. Lindsey Graham's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 26, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Senator Lindsey Graham \rSpeaker: \rSenator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 9:52 p.m. EDT \rDate: Saturday, September 26, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Applause.) \rSENATOR LINDSEY

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal \rSpeaker: \rLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R), \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 4:08 p.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Applause.)

Dr. Ben Carson's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Dr. Ben Carson \rSpeaker: \rBen Carson, M.D., \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \r \rTime: 3:14 p.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Cheers, applause.) \rDR. BEN CARSON: Thank you.

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee \rSpeaker: \rFormer Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R), \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 2:52 p.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com

Former Sen. Rick Santorum's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Former Senator Rick Santorum \rSpeaker: \rFormer Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 11:12 a.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Cheers, applause.)

Donald Trump's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Donald Trump \rSpeaker: \rDonald Trump, \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 12:01 p.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Cheers, applause.) \rDONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much. I see

Sen. Marco Rubio's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Senator Marco Rubio \rSpeaker: \rSenator Marco Rubio (R-FL), \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 9:47 a.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Cheers, applause.) \rSENATOR MARCO RUBIO

Sen. Ted Cruz's Remarks at VVS 2015
September 25, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

Family Research Council \r10th Annual Values Voter Summit \rRemarks by Senator Ted Cruz \rSpeaker: \rSenator Ted Cruz (R-TX), \rRepublican Candidate for President \rLocation: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. \rTime: 10:37 a.m. EDT \rDate: Friday, September 25, 2015 \rTranscript By \rSuperior Transcriptions LLC \rwww.superiortranscriptions.com \r(Cheers, applause.) \rSENATOR TED CRUZ (R-TX):

2015 Values Voter Summit
September 22, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

\rFRC Action and the Benham brothers encourage you to sign up for an historic 10th anniversary of the Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC, from Sept. 25-27. Learn more here: valuesvotersummit.org

Stop Funding Planned Parenthood with Tax Dollars
September 16, 2015 - FRCA Media Office

\rAt 24 weeks, Planned Parenthood can perform an abortion and sell the body parts of unborn children. Share this video with your friends in Colorado, and urge Sen. Michael Bennet to stop your tax dollars from flowing to Planned Parenthood. #anotherboy #PPsellsbabyparts #DefundPP

Constitutionalism of John Kasich
August 31, 2015 - Rob Schwarzwalder

"I've said the (Supreme) Court has ruled and ‎I said we'll accept it." These were the words of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at last night's GOP presidential debate concerning the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex "marriage." This statement is wrong in so many ways. The Supreme Court has no constitutional authority to create rights or, through the judicial process, enact law or eviscerate the

A good and balanced law
June 2, 2015 - Cathi Herrod, President, and Josh Kredit, General Counsel and Vice President of Policy, Center for Arizona Policy