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On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" David Phillips, Director of Peace-Building and Human Rights Program at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, joins Tony to discuss the growing tension between the US and Turkey as efforts to free Pastor Andrew Brunson continue. Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California, Jack Hibbs, will highlight the decision of a California school board to appeal to the US Supreme Court on a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court that prohibits prayers and religious references at school board meetings. Mark Harris, a former pastor who is running for Congress in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, is here to share how the Left is using his past sermons to attack his candidacy. Also, FRC’s Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, joins Tony to weigh in on the horrific violence in Chicago this past weekend.

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Live with Tony Perkins Archive

  • David Phillips, Jack Hibbs, Mark Harris, Ken Blackwell

    August 13, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" David Phillips, Director of Peace-Building and Human Rights Program at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, joins Tony to discuss the growing tension between the US and Turkey as efforts to free Pastor Andrew Brunson continue. Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in California, Jack Hibbs, will highlight the decision of a California school board to appeal to the US Supreme Court on a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court that prohibits prayers and religious references at school board meetings. Mark Harris, a former pastor who is running for Congress in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, is here to share how the Left is using his past sermons to attack his candidacy. Also, FRC's Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, joins Tony to weigh in on the horrific violence in Chicago this past weekend. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Rep. Roger Marshall, Jason Yates, Greg Laurie

    August 10, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) joins our guest host to discuss the latest economic news showing job vacancies now outnumbering unemployed workers - the first time since 2000. CEO of My Faith Votes Jason Yates is here to share what his organization is doing to mobilize Christians to be involved and informed in the political process from a biblical worldview. Also, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, Greg Laurie, explains why a billboard advertising one of his church's upcoming events was taken down. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Frank Gaffney, Hiram Sasser, Kimberly Fletcher

    August 09, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, joins our guest host to discuss the discovery of a compound in New Mexico where children were being trained to commit school shootings. General Counsel at First Liberty, Hiram Sasser, is here to share about Army Chaplain Scott Squires who is facing punishment, along with his assistant Kacie Griffin, for his Christian faith. Also, president and founder of HomeMakers for America Inc. Kimberly Fletcher will share about the Moms March Movement. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Rep. Francis Rooney, Terry Jeffrey, Sue Trombino

    August 08, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fl.), joins our guest host with the latest news regarding President Trump reimposing economic sanctions on Iran and foreign companies that deal with them. Syndicated columnist Terry Jeffrey is here to discuss a disturbing revelation that the federal government continues to use human tissue from abortions in medical experiments. Also, president and founder of Women Impacting the Nation Sue Trombino will share what her team and FRC are partnering to do to rally "values voters" in Florida and North Carolina before the elections in November. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Conor Maguire, Travis Weber, Dinesh D'Souza

    August 07, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. WPA Senior Strategist, Conor Maguire, joins our guest host to give an overview of the special elections going on today. Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President of Policy, will talk about the growing persecution of Christians overseas. Also, best-selling author and documentarian, Dinesh D'Souza, is here to share about his latest documentary "Death to a Nation." (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Kayleigh McEnany, Dr. Eric Wallace, Ken Williams

    August 06, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Kayleigh McEnany, the Republican National Committee's National Spokesperson, joins our guest host to give a preview of the Ohio special elections taking place tomorrow and to discuss the Democrat Party embracing socialism. Dr. Eric Wallace, Director of Freedom's Journal Institute, is here to weigh in on the violence and shootings that took place in Chicago this past weekend. Ken Williams, co-founder of Equipped to Love and a pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California, joins the show to give an update on California's AB 2943 and to call California's to ask their senators to oppose this bill that would ban sexual orientation change efforts. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Gen. Jerry Boykin, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Linda Mintle

    August 03, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin joins our guest host to discuss recent news on North Korea and Iran. Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn and the African American Outreach of Priests for Life, Dr. Alveda King, joins Russ to share her thoughts on her meeting with President Trump and other inner city faith leaders. Also, Liberty University Chair for the Division of Behavioral Health, Dr. Linda Mintle, joins Russ to highlight a disturbing recent TEDx Talk supporting pedophiles. (More Details)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, Dr. Diane Foley, Travis Weber

    August 02, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joins Tony with the latest on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Pastor Andrew Brunson who is still imprisoned in Turkey and the fallout from US sanctions on Turkey for Brunson's imprisonment. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Diane Foley is to discuss HHS' announcement regarding grantees for Title X family planning program services. Also, Family Research Council Vice President of Policy, Travis Weber, weighs in on the ACLU filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration alleging that religious freedom is being denied to illegal immigrant detainees. (More Details)
  • Rep. Jim Jordan, Dr. Charles McVety, JC Church, Travis Weber

    August 01, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is here to share with us about his run for Speaker of the House. Dr. Charles McVety, Canada Christian College and School of Graduate Theological Studies, joins Tony to weigh in on the story of a doctor in Australia who is under fire for retweeting a post challenging the transgender lifestyle. FRC's National Director of Ministry Engagement, JC Church, is here to discuss Family Research Council's "Bold Advance" events taking place across the country that are equipping and encouraging pastors to impact their communities. Also, FRC's Vice President of Policy Travis Weber joins Tony to highlight President Trump's move to sanction the two Turkish officials involved in the arrest and detention of American Pastor Andrew Brunson. (More Details)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson, Ken Klukowski

    July 31, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony to highlight efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment. Also, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute, Ken Klukowski, joins Tony for a special Constitution Tuesday. Ken gives an update on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, as well as the Senate Democrats' request for Kavanaugh's documents during his time in the White House. (More Details)
  • Hogan Gidley, Kristina Arriaga, AG Jeff Sessions

    July 30, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Special Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley joins Tony to discuss President Trump's recent meeting with the publisher of The New York Times. USCIRF Vice Chairwoman Kristina Arriaga is here with an update on Pastor Andrew Brunson and his imprisonment in Turkey. Also, Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins Tony to highlight today's announcement of a new Department of Justice's initiative, the Religious Liberty Task Force, which will ensure that President Trump's previous religious liberty executive order is enforced. (More Details)
  • Rep. French Hill, Dan Gainor, Nicolee Ambrose, Nicole Neily

    July 27, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) joins our guest host to discuss the trade agreement reached between President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in an effort to escape a potential transatlantic trade war. Media Research Center's Vice President of Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, is here to comment on Facebook's major stock loses yesterday and news that Twitter has been shadow banning conservatives. RNC Maryland National Committeewoman Nicolee Ambrose joins the show to share the Republican National Committee's (RNC) resolution commending the Trump administration's leadership in promoting religious freedom and fighting religious persecution in Burma and around the world. Also, Nicki Neily, President of Speech First, is here with Russ to give us a look at the latest "political correctness" trend developing on college campuses. (More Details)
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, Mick Mulvaney, Kristina Arriaga, Travis Weber

    July 26, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joins Tony with the latest in the process of confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the United States Supreme Court. Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney gave an address at the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event this week and is here to give an inside look at some of the highlights. USCIRF Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga joined the Ministerial summit and will talk with Tony about the story of imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was recently moved from a Turkish jail to house arrest -- a story that was addressed in remarks by both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Also, FRC's Vice President of Policy Travis Weber attended the majority of the event and will share his biggest take-aways and what message he sees this historic summit sending to nations involved in religious persecution. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Tim Graham, Tony Perkins

    July 25, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) joins our guest host to discuss the deal reached by lawmakers this week on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He'll also weigh in on the confirmation of Robert Wilkie to serve as Secretary of Veteran Affairs. NewsBusters' Executive Editor and Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, Tim Graham, is here to comment on Sen. Bob Corker's accusation that President Donald Trump has behaved like a dictator. Also, Washington Watch's host, Tony Perkins, who also serves as FRC's president and as a commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), will join Russ from the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom event to share what discussions have taken place this week to further the fight against religious persecution around the world. (More Details)
  • Rep. Steve Russell, Travis Weber, Conor Maguire

    July 24, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) joins Tony to weigh in on a myriad of current issues contributing to volatility in the Middle East. Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President of Policy, will give us a look at what's going on this week at the first ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Also, WPA Senior Strategist, Conor Maguire, is here to give an analysis of Trump's current polling numbers. (More Details)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson, Rep. Don Bacon, Cynthia Dunbar, Travis Weber

    July 23, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) is here to share with us about his run for the chairman position of the Republican Study Committee. Rep. Don Bacon (R- Neb.), a retired Air Force Brigadier General, joins Tony to discuss the decision by the commander of F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., to remove the Bible from a memorial honoring prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action and replace it with a generic "book of faith." Virginia Committeewoman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Cynthia Dunbar, joins Tony to highlight the RNC's proposal to address the inappropriate sex-ed curriculum that is being taught without parental consent. The RNC's resolution would require public schools to obtain prior parental consent before exposing children to sex education. Also, Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President of Policy, will give a preview of this weeks first ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Rep. Ted Yoho, Paris Dennard, Greg Morse

    July 20, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) joins our guest host to discuss Republican efforts to roll back another Obama administration program. CNN Political Commentator Paris Dennard is here to highlight President Trump's latest workforce initiative. Also, author Greg Morse joins Russ to answer the question why men need male friends. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Sec. Mike Pompeo, Randall Wenger

    July 19, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" syndicated columnist Terry Jeffrey joins Tony to discuss a vulgar ad campaign from Planned Parenthood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Tony to highlight the State Department's first-ever "Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom" next week, and discuss the release the State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report in Washington later this month. Also, Independence Law Center Chief Counsel Randall Wenger is here to highlight the story of a Pennsylvania family being ordered to stop hosting Bible studies in their home. (More Details)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson, Kristina Arriaga, Dr. Robert Gagnon

    July 18, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony to highlight his exchange with representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter in a House Judiciary hearing this week. USCIRF Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga attended Pastor Andrew Brunson's trial in Turkey today, and gives a first hand account of the hearing. Also, Bible scholar Dr. Robert Gagnon offers his reaction to the Human Rights Campaign's recently released "Coming Home" Faith Guide. (More Details)
  • Rep. Steve Scalise, Jacqueline Furnari, Jeanine Pirro

    July 17, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joins Tony with the latest on the Democrats' effort to abolish ICE. Jacqueline Furnari, the daughter of pastor Andrew Brunson who is imprisoned in Turkey, is here with the latest on her father's case. Also, Fox News Channel host of 'Justice with Judge Jeanine,' Jeanine Pirro, joins Tony to share about her new book "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Cast Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy." (More Details)
  • Rep. Ted Poe, Chris Wilson, Travis Weber

    July 16, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) joins Tony with his reaction to President Trump's meeting today with Russian President Putin. WPA Intelligence CEO, Chris Wilson, is here to highlight the growing turmoil within the Democratic Party. Also, Travis Weber, FRC Vice President for Policy, joins Tony to discuss religious liberty cases FRC is tracking. (More Details)
  • Eben Fowler, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Rep. Steve Russell, Todd McNutt

    July 13, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Director of Broadcast Operations for Bott Radio Network, Eben Fowler, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R- Mo.) joins our guest host with the latest from Capitol Hill. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) is here to discuss yesterday's explosive Capitol Hill hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok. Also, author and privacy expert Todd McNutt joins Eben to highlight the pros and cons of facial recognition technology. (More Details)
  • Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Rep. Robert Aderholt, Kristina Arriaga

    July 12, 2018
    On Thursday's 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 with his thoughts on President Trump's call for NATO allies to spend more on defense at the NATO meeting yesterday. Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), joins Tony to discuss an amendment of his that was approved that will protect faith-based adoption providers' religious freedom. Also, Vice Chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Kristina Arriaga, is here to give us the latest on Pastor Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who is currently imprisoned in Turkey for his faith. (More Details)
  • Brent Bozell, William Koenig, Konnor McKay, Mike Berry

    July 11, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Media Research Center President Brent Bozell joins Tony to highlight the Left's increase in smear campaigns as an attempt to discredit conservatives. William Koenig of World Watch Daily joins Tony to weigh in on the threat by Iran's Revolutionary Guard to attack Israel before the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pastor Konnor McKay of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Arkansas, and Mike Berry, Pastor McKay's attorney from First Liberty, are here to discuss the retaliation Pastor McKay received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation after quoting Scripture at a summer football camp with players on the team on which he formerly played by request of the team. (More Details)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs, Ken Klukowski, Travis Weber, Sen. James Lankford

    July 10, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to weigh in on the Left's behavior last night in response to President Trump selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. Breitbart Legal Editor and American Civil Rights Union General Counsel and Fellow, Ken Klukowski, joins Tony to further discuss President Trump's nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President of Policy, is here to give us a look at his recent trip to Rome for the "CitizenGo" gathering of pro-life, pro-family and freedom citizens from across the globe. Also, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) joins Tony to cover myriad topics including the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, what is on the Senate's agenda, and the latest efforts to have Pastor Brunson released from custody in Turkey. (More Details)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson, Carroll Conley, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

    July 09, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony to preview President Trump's announcement of his nominee for the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Kennedy. Carroll Conley, executive director of Christian Civic League of Maine, is here to discuss the support state lawmakers are giving Governor Paul LePage for vetoing a bill that would have banned sexual orientation change efforts therapy. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to weigh in on Mike Pompeo's meeting with North Korean officials and President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next Monday. (More Details)
  • Russ Jones, Gordon Chang, Adam Andrzejewski, Tina Marie Griffin

    July 06, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Author of "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World" and "The Coming Collapse of China," Gordon Chang, joins our guest host to discuss the US tariffs on Chinese goods that were imposed today. Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of Open the Books, is here to highlight how much money President Trump's lean White House payroll will save taxpayers. Also, "Counter Culture Mom" and former Hollywood star, Tina Marie Griffin, joins Russ to weigh in on recent pop culture controversies involving conservatives. (More Details)
  • General Jerry Boykin, Vice President Mike Pence

    July 05, 2018
    On this special Thursday edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," we look back at this year's Watchmen on the Wall National Conference. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, shared with the audience a commissioning speech closing out the conference. Also, Vice President Mike Pence, shared with our audience a message from the White House. (More Details)
  • Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Amb. Sam Brownback

    July 04, 2018
    On this special Independence Day edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Liberty University Professor of Law, Prof. Rena Lindevaldsen joins Tony to highlight the foundational role religious freedom has played in America. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is here to discuss why protecting and promoting religious freedom in America is essential to securing freedom for the future. Also, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback joins Tony to answer why religious freedom should be, and is, a priority in America's foreign policy. Also, Amb. Brownback will give an overview of the status of religious freedom around the world. (More Details)
  • Steve Cortes, David Ward, Gil Mertz

    July 03, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" CNN commentator and member of President Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council, Steve Cortes, joins Tony with the latest on President Trump's upcoming announcement regarding his nominee to replace retiring US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. Former ICE agent, and a Director with the National Association of Former Border Patrol, David Ward, is here to discuss the Left's push to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Also, FRC's Director of Foundations and author of the book "Forgive Your Way To Freedom" is here to highlight his new book. (More Details)
  • Carrie Severino, Terry Jeffrey, Richard Mast

    July 02, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" chief counsel and policy director to the Judicial Crisis Network, Carrie Severino, joins Tony to discuss why the Left is fixated on the issue of abortion in regards to the opening at the US Supreme Court due to Justice Kennedy's impending retirement. CNS Editor-in-Chief Terry Jeffrey is here to highlight the potential impact President Trump's nominee to fill Justice Kennedy's seat will have on the issue of life, a major issue animating President Trump's base. Also, Liberty Counsel attorney Richard Mast joins Tony with the controversy surrounding East Penn School district. (More Details)