Author archives: Family Research Council

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of April 18)

by Family Research Council

April 23, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Troubled Waters: California Rep. Eggs on Rioters

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doesn’t represent the people of Minneapolis. In fact, when she stands in front of a crowd and spews dangerous rhetoric, she doesn’t even represent Los Angeles County. When she travels to Minnesota to tell the mob to “stay in the streets” and “get more confrontational,” she only represents one thing: the fringe Left.

2. Update: A Border Boiling Over

When the 10 Republican lawmakers arrived before midnight to tour the migrant holding facility in Donna, Texas, they were shocked by what they saw. In March, border guards encountered 172,331 unaccompanied minors, family units, and single adults on the southern border, and the flood keeps on coming. And yet, Democrats still insist: there is no crisis.

3. Blog: Urgent Prayer Alert: Six Somali Christians Face Life-or-Death Trial for their Faith

The East African country of Somalia is infamous for many reasons, one if which is for hosting the vicious Islamist al-Shabaab terrorist group. And now, according to Open Doors’ World Watch List, Somalia is the third worst persecutor of Christians in the world.

4. Blog: Terrible News for Nigeria’s Christians as Violence Increases

The stories that emerge from Nigeria are always terrifying and similar: heavily armed jihadis suddenly appear in the dead of night. They attack house after house, breaking down doors, shouting “Allahu Akbar.” They shoot the elderly and able-bodied men. Women are raped or murdered. They kidnap young boys and girls. Then they torch houses, schools, and churches.

5. Washington Watch: Michael Waltz, Jeff Duncan, Ken Blackwell, Larry Taunton

Tony was joined by Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative from Florida, on President Biden withdrawing troops from Afghanistan; Jeff Duncan, U.S. Representative from South Carolina, on Major League Baseball removing the All-Star game from Georgia; Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, on concerns about violence ahead of the Chauvin verdict; Larry Taunton, Executive Director of the Fixed Point Foundation, on the Marxist takeover of big business.

6. Washington Watch: Marsha Blackburn, Jason Johnson, Rand Paul, John McLaughlin

Tony was joined by Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, on the annual report released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; Jason Johnson, former Deputy Police Commissioner for Baltimore and President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, on the verdict in the Chauvin case; Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky, on the letter he and a group of GOP senators sent to the Department of Justice and the Small Business Administration urging an investigation into Planned Parenthood; and John McLaughlin, Pollster for McLaughlin and Associates, on his survey showing that 78 percent of all voters support voter ID requirements in elections.

7. Washington Watch: John Boozman, James Comer, Quena Gonzalez, David Closson

Tony was joined by John Boozman, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, on his legislation that increases penalties for those who attack law enforcement officers; James Comer, U.S. Representative from Kentucky and Ranking Member on the House Oversight Committee, on the U.S. House of Representatives approving D.C. Statehood legislation; Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Director of State & Local Affairs, on recent state legislation impacting faith, family, and freedom; and David Closson, FRC’s Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, on the media criticizing evangelicals for vaccine hesitancy.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of April 11)

by Family Research Council

April 15, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Candy Jarred: Nestle, Mars Join Woke Wars

Some companies just can’t resist touching the hot stove. Despite all of the grassroots pushback in Georgia—all of the boycotts and outrage and public opinion polls—two major U.S. brands have decided to wade into an even more controversial debate by launching a massive pro-transgender push for minors. Mars and Nestle recently announced they are coming for your kids.

2. Update: Arizona, Georgia Double-Team on Woke Sports

It’ll be months before Major League Baseball knows how much its decision to move Atlanta’s All-Star Game cost them financially. Fortunately, Americans won’t have to wait nearly that long to understand how much it hurt the MLB politically. Thanks to Governor Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.), they already know.

3. Blog: Why Is Religious Freedom So Uniquely Important?

At the heart of many recent contentious debates from the Equality Act to COVID-19 church restrictions is the issue of religious freedom. But what exactly is religious freedom, and what makes it so uniquely important?

4. Blog: 4 Tips for Praying for the Persecuted

Global persecution of religious believers is an immense and complex problem with diverse causes, legal factors, and cultural and historical dynamics. This can make the scriptural mandate to remember and pray for persecuted believers an intimidating task. But it doesn’t have to be.

5. Washington Watch: Sen. Tom Cotton Unpacks Biden’s Order to Establish a Commission for So-Called ‘Court Reform’

Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, joined Tony Perkins to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court striking down California’s restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, President Biden’s commission on court packing, and his letter to the Department of Defense on its use of the Southern Poverty Law Center as a resource.

6. Washington Watch: Rep. Robert Aderholt Calls for Bipartisan Unity in Supporting the Hyde Amendment

Robert Aderholt, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Alabama, joined Tony Perkins to discuss the letter signed by GOP members of the House appropriation committee urging support for the long-standing, bi-partisan Hyde Amendment.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: Corporate Woke-ism in Election Reform

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins was joined by Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.), former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, and Michael Lancaster, the state director for the Frederick Douglass Foundation in Georgia to discuss and pray over the recent opposition from corporations on election security laws like the one Georgia just passed.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of April 4)

by Family Research Council

April 9, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Fans Intentionally Walk after Baseball’s Activism

The 2021 baseball season isn’t even a week old, and it’s already over for some fans. Why? Because, as Andrew McCarthy so efficiently put it: the Left ruins everything. Sports, entertainment, toys, snack cakes, you name it. Their wokeness is a cancer, and it’s taking every enjoyable, unifying, non-political piece of American life and destroying it.

2. Update: Coke Gets a Kick in the Can from Consumers

A week into the fiasco over Georgia’s election law, most Americans want to know: just who are these woke CEOs listening to? Not to their shareholders, who can’t make a profit when their companies alienate half of the country. Not to lawyers or legislators, who could set them straight on what the policy actually does. And certainly not to U.S. consumers.

3. Blog: Thinking Biblically About the Resurrection and the Social Gospel

Around the world, Christians celebrate Easter as the most important day in history because it is the day Jesus conquered sin and death on our behalf by rising from the dead. The resurrection is central to the gospel because without it, Christianity is nothing more than a social club. However, on the day when Jesus’ resurrection normally takes center stage, Raphael Warnock, the Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and Georgia’s junior Senator, took to Twitter to share a very different message: “The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.”

4. Blog: Thinking Biblically About Forgiveness

There is a tension, it seems, between justice and forgiveness. A world without justice devolves into lawlessness, but a world without forgiveness is cruel and harsh. Our culture’s on-going conversation about race, and the growing popularity of critical race theory, forces us to consider whether forgiveness for past wrongs is required by Christian charity.

5. Washington Watch: Mike Pompeo Talks About the Disbanding of His Key Commission & the Contrast of Biden’s Priorities

Mike Pompeo, Former Secretary of State, joined Tony Perkins to discuss the Biden State Department disbanding the Commission on Unalienable Rights and reversing Trump policies protecting human life and religious freedom.

6. Washington Watch: Gov. Brian Kemp Insists the Entire Controversy Over GA’s Election Law Is Based On ‘Liberal Lies’

Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia, joined Tony Perkins to discuss Major League Baseball caving to cancel culture and pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: The Filibuster – What Is It and Why Does It Matter?¿

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins was joined by Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Pastor Jim Garlow to discuss recent events in Georgia and the efforts of some lawmakers to remove the filibuster and how that would affect our nation.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of March 28)

by Family Research Council

April 1, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Biden Cracks under Presser

If Americans were concerned that Joe Biden hadn’t held a press conference, imagine how concerned they must be now that he has. Most people assumed that the 78-year-old president would be prepared to meet the press. What they got instead was a painful, hour-long confirmation that the man leading our country has none of our crises—the border, China, COVID, or fair and free elections—in hand.

2. Update: Protecting Girls: On a Need to Noem Basis

The people of South Dakota just recently had to watch everything that their legislature worked for on girls’ sports vanish with one wave of Governor Noem’s hand. Despite a week and a half of outcry from her constituents, Noem dug in and did not, as some people hoped, reconsider vetoing a bill that would protect girls’ sports.

3. Blog: You Can’t Twist Scripture to Force Women to Compete Against Men in Sports

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) recently vetoed House Bill 1217, legislation that would protect women from being forced to compete against biological men in sporting events. While most conservatives were frustrated by Noem’s capitulation on the bill, one faith group actually encouraged Noem to veto it.

4. Blog: Thinking Biblically About Courage

What is courage? C.S. Lewis wrote in The Screwtape Letters that “courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” In other words, the courageous person has poise and the fortitude to do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time. Despite potential blowback, the courageous person stays the course and pursues what they know is right.

5. Washington Watch: Kristen Waggoner Debunks Gov. Noem’s Flimsy Legal Rationale for Vetoing the Girls’ Sports Bill

Kristen Waggoner serves as the General Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom. She joined Washington Watch guest host Joseph Backholm to dissect the Conservative uproar over Governor Noem’s “style and form” veto.

6. Washington Watch: Gov. Brian Kemp Pushes Back Against the Left’s Absurd Objections to GA’s New Election Reform Law

Does Georgia’s new election law deny water to voters standing in line, as President Biden claims? Georgia Governor Brian Kemp joined Tony Perkins to set the record straight and discuss the Left’s objections to the state’s new election integrity law.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: Join Franklin Graham in Prayer for our Children

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins was joined by Rev. Franklin Graham and Arkansas State Rep. Robin Lundstrum to pray for Gov. Hutchinson to make the right decision and sign the common-sense bill, the SAFE Act, that would protect children from sterilization and harmful surgeries.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of March 21)

by Family Research Council

March 26, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: USA Today Looks to Bounce ORU from NCAA

Everyone loves an underdog. Well, almost everyone. While the rest of the country rallies around Oral Roberts University, cheering on the Cinderella of this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, USA Today says the slipper doesn’t fit because of their belief in the Bible.

2. Update: Trans Debate Hits too Close to Noem

Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota made a name for herself by bucking COVID restrictions and has had her eye on bigger things in the Republican Party for a long time. But with her recent decision to cave to the Left, rather than stand up for South Dakota’s girl athletes, she might be kissing those big plans goodbye.

3. Blog: Hong Kong Has Gone Dark

With dozens of the top pro-democracy political candidates now in prison, Beijing has crushed the hopes of hundreds of thousands of Hong Kongers who took to the streets in a call for greater democracy. As Hong Kong endures political repression under the Chinese Communist Party’s tightening grasp, the freedom-loving world must act to punish Beijing.

4. Blog: Harriet Tubman: A Leader to Freedom and a Servant of God

For Women’s History Month we’re looking at the contributions of God-fearing women in American history. Harriet Tubman was the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad. Born into slavery, she started with nothing. However, she eventually acquired her freedom and led others to theirs. Harriet’s life and legacy were marked by her trust in God to guide and protect her.

5. Washington Watch: Sen. Marsha Blackburn Unpacks the Equality Act’s Attack on Womanhood and Biden’s Border Crisis

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Tony Perkins on the radio to discuss the threats posed by the Equality Act and the Fairness for All Act, and the escalating border crisis.

6. Washington Watch: Reince Priebus Says Everyday Conservatives are Outpacing Woke CEOs in Political Donations

Reince Priebus, President of the Michael Best law firm, former White House Chief of Staff to President Trump, and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, joined Tony Perkins with details on the news that a record number of individuals have been donating to the Republican Party since President Biden took office.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: KathyGrace Duncan Shares Her Detransitioning Journey

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins was joined by KathyGrace Duncan, Women’s Ministry Leader at Portland Fellowship, who shared her detransitioning journey and her testimony of finding freedom in Christ.

Do Gender Transition Procedures Prevent Suicide?

by Family Research Council

March 24, 2021

Transgender advocates often claim that gender transition procedures are the cure to suicide risk among transgender-identifying youth, and that legislation restricting gender transition procedures on minors causes suicide. But a closer look at suicide studies (see pp. 11-12) reveals several problems with those claims:

  • The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey published by the National Center for Transgender Equality did find elevated risk of suicide among people who identify as transgender during their lifetime:
    • Forty percent (40%) have attempted suicide in their lifetime, nearly nine times the rate in the U.S. population (4.6%).
    • Seven percent (7%) attempted suicide in the past year—nearly 12 times the rate in the U.S. population (0.6%).
  • However:
    • This did not account for untreated mental illness, perhaps because transgender advocates resist any association between gender incongruity and mental illness; and
    • This was drawn from a “convenience sample” (an online poll of volunteers).
    • A survey that used more scientific methods, the California Health Interview Survey, found that among “highly gender non-conforming” youth, only 3% of girls and 2% of boys reported having attempted suicide.

Furthermore, although such statistics are often cited as evidence that minors should pursue gender transition, these numbers do not prove causality. Even if the elevated rates are legitimate, the data often do not indicate when the suicidal thoughts or actions occurred—before or after gender transition.

  • For example, a 2020 article in the journal Pediatrics examined the link between taking puberty-blocking hormones and nine different mental health outcomes. Although it found that those who received puberty blockers had a lower rate of “lifetime suicidal ideation,” it also found that those who received puberty blockers were twice as likely to have had a suicide attempt resulting in inpatient care (i.e., hospitalization) in the last 12 months as those who did not (45.5% vs. 22.8%). (Neither finding rose to the level of statistical significance in the study.)
  • A 2011 Swedish study (in which the authors were able to examine the medical records of every person in Sweden who underwent gender reassignment surgery over a 30-year period) found a number of physical and mental health problems were elevated among this population, including a rate of completed suicides among those who completed transition that was 19 times higher than the general population.
  • A comprehensive review of the literature on the subject by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declared about the Swedish study that “we cannot exclude therapeutic interventions as a cause of the observed excess morbidity and mortality.” In other words, not only does gender reassignment surgery (and other “therapeutic interventions” such as hormone therapy) not demonstrably benefit those who identify as transgender (including by reducing their risk of suicide)—it may actively harm them, and increase that risk instead.

When you combine these facts with findings that the “desistance” rates (the rate at which transgender-identifying adolescents cease to identify as the opposite sex) range from 70 percent to 97.8 percent in biological males, and from 50 percent to 88 percent in biological females, the picture becomes clear. For most transgender-identifying youth, puberty is the cure, not the cause, of gender incongruence. Even among those who continue to identify as transgender, there is evidence that transitioning causes more harm than good, at least as measured by rates of suicide attempts resulting in hospitalization and rates of completed suicide. Furthermore, these studies include populations from Sweden and California, two jurisdictions that are arguably very supportive of gender transition policies.

For a full report on the dangers of gender transition procedures, see FRC’s Do Not Sterilize Children: Why Physiological Gender Transition Procedures for Minors Should Be Prohibited

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of March 14)

by Family Research Council

March 19, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Biden Pentagon Deploys Weaponized PR

America’s biggest threat isn’t China or North Korea. It isn’t even Iran. According to this commander-in-chief, it’s a 51-year-old talk show host who isn’t afraid to call out this administration’s absurd military priorities. Tucker Carlson probably had no idea how powerful he was until last week, when the Defense Department dropped everything it was doing to turn its rhetorical guns on the Fox News commentator.

2. Update: Biden’s Fireside Splat

Joe Biden avoided talking to the American people longer than any president in the last 100 years. And when he finally did, it wasn’t exactly worth waiting for. After more than 50 days of silence, all Joe Biden proved by coming out of the White House basement is that he’s a sore and ungracious winner, who isn’t above taking credit for the vaccine successes he inherited.

3. Blog: Fanny Crosby: One of History’s Most Prolific Poets and Songwriters

For Women’s History Month it is important to look at the contributions of God-fearing women in American history. Francis “Fanny” Jane Crosby is one of those women. She was one of the most accomplished, well known, and sung poets and songwriters in history, who was blinded as a baby and had no easy childhood, but trusted the Lord’s goodness and had a determination to live life to the fullest.

4. Blog: Thinking Biblically About Love

The Vatican recently made headlines when it released a statement that said the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex relationships because God “does not and cannot bless sin.” The Vatican’s announcement received backlash from many who equate love with tolerance. God does not conflate love and tolerance, so what is a biblical perspective on love?

5. Washington Watch: Rep. Jim Banks Worries About the Consequences of a Woke Pentagon Focused on Politics, Not Threats

Congressman Jim Banks joined Tony Perkins on the radio to discuss the Pentagon launching a PR campaign against Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

6. Washington Watch: Mississippi Sen. Angela Hill Celebrates the Wave of Girls’ Sports Bills Becoming Law Across the U.S.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed into law a bill that protects girls’ sports. Angela Hill, Mississippi State Senator, joined Tony Perkins to share about this good news.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: Fairness for All?

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins, Russell Vought, KathyGrace Duncan, and former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran discuss the “Fairness For All” bill and why it’s not fair. It’s a compromise of our most sacred truth—the gospel.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of March 7)

by Family Research Council

March 12, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Evangelicals for Biden Lose Faith in Joe

They can’t say they weren’t warned. Everyone in America knew where Joe Biden stood on abortion—because he told them, in 13 debates, multiple campaign ads, and a Planned Parenthood townhall. If Evangelicals for Biden want to say they never saw this COVID bill and its abortion funding coming, then they were the only ones.

2. Update: Political Correctness Run a Duck

Not only is the mob overbearing and hypocritical, but humorless too. They’ve targeted gender-insensitive Mr. Potato Head to Pepe Le Pew, a Looney Tunes skunk the New York Times accuses of “normalizing rape culture.” Now, the fictional duck, Mallard Fillmore, is being banned in newspapers across the country.

3. Blog: Thinking Biblically About “Christian Nationalism”

The phrase “Christian nationalism” has been receiving a lot of attention in American public discourse recently. Conversations about this ideology predate the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6; however, there has been renewed interest in the topic since these events transpired. But what exactly is Christian nationalism, and what should Bible-believing Christians think about it?

4. Blog: More Nigerian Schoolgirls Kidnapped while a Christian Pastor Pleads for His Life

On February 26, another kidnapping of hundreds of female students in Nigeria was reported less than a week following the three-year anniversary of the abduction of well-known Nigerian kidnapping victim Leah Sharibu. According to some observers, these widespread kidnappings represent cooperation between Boko Haram and Fulani radicals who may, in turn, have influence over the Nigerian government.

5. Washington Watch: Sen. Rand Paul Argues It’s Not Bigotry to Want Oversight for a Child’s Life-Changing Gender Care

Senator Rand Paul, a medical doctor, joined Tony Perkins to discuss the opposition to Rachel Levine’s nomination as HHS Assistant Secretary, and biological boys identifying as transgender competing in female sports.

6. Washington Watch: Travis Weber Debunks the Left’s Talking Points on H.R. 1 and the Equality Act

Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, joined Tony Perkins to discuss how listeners can take action to oppose H.R. 1—the Democrat’s election takeover bill, the Equality Act, the Fairness for All Act, and the Becerra nomination.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: Free and Fair Elections

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell, and Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) look at H.R. 1 and unpack what Americans can do to improve election integrity and share what strides states are making to fix election problems.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of February 28)

by Family Research Council

March 5, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Rand Paul Pushes for Sanity in the Transgender Debate

Like most parents, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has watched this train of transgender activism barrel down the tracks at speeds no one can believe. In just a handful of years, he’s seen the Left’s activists work our country over, softening it up for the end of the sexes, the mutilation of young healthy bodies, the deconstruction of science and medicine.

2. Update: SCOTUS Reiterates Its Open-Door Policy on Churches

It’s a battle, Pastor Mike McClure said, that he “never wanted to be in.” But it’s a battle that God called him to fight—and he knows it. Keeping his church open hasn’t been easy, but then being obedient in the face of controversy usually isn’t. Still, Pastor Mike pointed out, it’s amazing when you do what’s right how “the Lord just shows up.”

3. Blog: Holy Boldness: The Uncommon Courage of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Mere days after the major networks called the 2020 presidential race for Joe Biden, many who questioned the integrity of the election were quickly banned from major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. What started with former President Trump being banned turned into much more.

4. Blog: The Equality Act Demands Conformity to Moral Anarchy

The House of Representatives recently passed the Equality Act, legislation that supporters say is necessary to protect those who identify as LGBT from unjust discrimination. While some praised the passing of the bill, a careful analysis of the bill reveals that the Equality Act would stigmatize anyone who holds a Christian worldview.

5. Washington Watch: David Closson Explains Landmines for Christians in Pursuing ‘Equality’ That Contradicts Scripture

What is a biblical perspective on the Equality Act? Before the U.S. House vote on the Equality Act, David Closson, FRC’s Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, joined Tony Perkins to discuss.

6. Washington Watch: Sen. Marsha Blackburn Says the Dems’ COVID ‘Relief’ is a Cover for Radical Pro-Abortion Policy

Sen. Marsha Blackburn joined Tony Perkins to discuss the politicization of COVID relief to advance a liberal agenda, and the House Democrats’ letter demanding cable providers censor Newsmax, One America News, and Fox News.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: Unashamed

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins, Congressman Greg Steube, and Al Robertson share how Christians can unashamedly stand for biblical truth within the “cancel culture.”

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of February 21)

by Family Research Council

February 26, 2021

Here are “The 7” top trending items at FRC over the past seven days:

1. Update: Amazon Censorship Leaves a Plot to Be Desired

Ryan Anderson didn’t even know his book had been pulled. There was no warning, no notification from Amazon that the title had been removed. A reader tipped him off when he tried to buy a copy and couldn’t. And, sure enough, when Ryan logged-in to Amazon, his bright blue and pink book cover, When Harry Became Sally, had been taken down.

2. Update: SCOTUS Fails to Blaze a Trial on Election Reform

Befuddling.” “Inexplicable.” “Baffling.” Those are just three of the words Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas used to describe his colleagues’ latest response to the 2020 election. After three months of mixed signals, the justices finally turned down a case that had most conservatives holding their breaths—a lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s expanded mail-in balloting order.

3. Blog: Thinking Biblically About Safety

As we approach the one-year anniversary of “15 days to flatten the curve,” the coronavirus continues to dominate the news and many people’s emotions. In many states, most public schools remain closed. It took a Supreme Court case for California churches to be allowed to meet indoors again, though many churches had been doing it anyway with the fines to prove it.

4. Blog: Biden’s Cabinet (Part 3): Jennifer Granholm’s Radical Worldview and Abortion Policies

This is Part 3 of a blog series examining the records of President Biden’s Cabinet picks on abortion and family issues. Read Part 3 on Jennifer Granholm, who is nominated to lead the U.S. Department of Energy. She would have a major influence on environmental policies and would be responsible for enacting Biden’s climate change policies.

5. Washington Watch: Sen. James Lankford is Baffled by Biden’s Nomination of a Radical HHS Boss with No Health Experience

James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, joined Tony Perkins on the radio to discuss the reintroduction of his Conscience Protection Act, and grave concerns over Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

6. Washington Watch: Andrew Torba Explains How Being Canceled Helped Him Blaze a Trail for Gab’s Free Speech Platform

Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab, joined Tony Perkins on Washington Watch to discuss how Big Tech censorship is driving many conservatives to join Gab.

7. Pray Vote Stand Broadcast: Grace Under Fire

On this edition of Pray Vote Stand, Tony Perkins, Dr. Ben Carson, and Pastor Mike McClure discussed how we should respond when our freedoms are threatened and culture grows increasingly hostile to followers of Jesus.

Archives