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Dear Friends,

Rapid change has become the norm in everything from technology to culture. A New York court has issued a ruling that once would have been unimaginable: that child pornography is acceptable to view online. An American President applauds same-sex "marriage." The federal government is trying to force religious-based hospitals and colleges to provide abortion drugs in their insurance plans.

Pastors, and the churches they serve, can play a critical role in helping families stand against the onslaught of a decaying and invasive culture. That's why this week, FRC's Church Ministries division will be holding its annual pastor's conference in Washington, D.C., "Watchmen on the Wall." You can view the event live here. National leaders will be talking about how churches can advance and defend faith, family, and freedom in their communities, in their states, and across the nation. It's a unique annual event, one worth viewing - and encouraging your church leaders to watch, as well.

In the midst of social erosion, we would do well to reflect on the words of the late Anglican pastor and theologian John Stott: "We should not ask, 'What is wrong with the world?' for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, 'What has happened to the salt and light?'" That "salt and light" would be all who know Jesus Christ. To that end, let's stand together, in grace and truth, for those virtues that alone can inform a good and just society that benefits everyone.


Rob Schwarzwalder

Senior Vice-President

Family Research Council

P.S. Last week, FRC hosted psychologist Dr. Brenda Hunter and her daughter Kristin Blair for a lecture based on their new book, From Sexting to Santa, a practical, real-life guide to raising your children in a morally hostile environment. Watch their exceptional presentation here.

Educational Freedom and Reform


Legislation and Policy Proposals

Check out our new website, Save Me from College Debt, for more up-to-date information on the student loan crisis.

Government Reform



Health Care


Conscience Protection

Health care reform: Political and Legislative efforts


Human Life and Bioethics


Bioethics and Biotechnology

Euthanasia and End of Life Issues

Stem Cell Research

To read about the latest advances in ethical adult stem cell research and keep up with leading-edge reports from FRC's Dr. David Prentice, click here.

Human Trafficking

Women's Health

Marriage and Family


Family Economics

Family Structure




Religion and Public Policy

Religious Liberty

Religion in America

Check out Dr. Kenyn Cureton's feature on Watchmen Pastors called "The Lost Episodes," featuring how religion has had an impact on our Founding Fathers.




International Economy and Family

Religious Persecution

Sharia law -- U.S., foreign

The Courts

Constitutional Issues

Judicial Activism

Other News of Note

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