Category archives: Religion & Culture

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of September 20)

by Family Research Council

September 25, 2020

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

1. Update: The Left’s anti-Christian Dogma Is Already Living Loudly within Them

With the recent death of Justice Ginsburg, politicians and members of the press have already launched a full-scale assault on Judge Amy Coney Barrett—who has emerged as a leading contender for the vacancy—for her faith and religious beliefs.

2. Update: Education to Form a More Perfect Union

With public schools going virtual, many parents are finally taking a closer look at what their children are learning. And it’s not pretty. Parents are realizing their kids are being taught almost exclusively from materials produced by progressive organizations and are not learning American history.

3. Blog: Should Christians Vote?

Do American Christians have a moral obligation to vote? If the gospel has implications for all areas of life, including politics, pastors should strive to ensure their members are equipped and sufficiently informed to faithfully engage in the public square.

4. Washington Watch: Dan McLaughlin on the historical precedent for Republicans to fill the Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Dan McLaughlin, Senior Writer at National Review Online, joined Tony Perkins to discuss his column, “History is on the Side of Republicans Filling a Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020.”

5. Washington WatchSec. Betsy DeVos on President Trump’s efforts to restore patriotic education to American schools

Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education, joined Tony Perkins to discuss President Trump’s efforts to restore patriotic education to American schools.

6. Washington WatchSharon Fast Gustafson on Kroger for firing employees who would not wear pro-LGBT aprons

Sharon Fast Gustafson, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) General Counsel, joined Tony Perkins to discuss the EEOC filing a lawsuit against the grocery company Kroger for firing employees who refuse to wear pro-LGBT aprons.

7. Values Voter Summit 2020: America, Pray Vote Stand

FRC Action hosted the first ever virtual Values Voter Summit this week. Viewers heard leading conservative voices like Dana Loesch, Mark Meadows, Eric Metaxas, Allie Stuckey, and many more! You can hear from these speakers as well by accessing the video archive.

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Should Christians Vote?

by David Closson

September 22, 2020

Today is National Voter Registration Day, so it is an appropriate time to consider an important question: do American Christians have a moral obligation to vote?

During the last election, one Christian leader expressed his discomfort with hosting voter registration drives and providing voter guides to his congregation. Although this leader believes that “voting is a good thing,” he nevertheless believes it is imprudent for the church as an institution to do anything beyond praying for candidates and preaching on moral issues. Despite this pastor’s good intention to safeguard his church’s mission and witness, this approach falls short of what fully realized Christian discipleship requires. If the gospel has implications for all areas of life, including politics, should not pastors strive to ensure their members are equipped (i.e., registered to vote) and sufficiently informed to faithfully engage in the public square?

In a constitutional republic like the United States, the locus of power is the citizenry; the government derives its authority from the people. As Alexander Hamilton explained in Federalist Paper 22, the consent of the people is the “pure original fountain of all legitimate authority.” In the United States this principle is foundational to our government and provides citizens with incredible opportunity and responsibility. Unlike billions of people around the world, Americans, through the ballot box, control their political future. Indeed, we are stewards of it, as we are stewards of everything else God has given us.

For Christian citizens, the implications of America’s form of government are even more significant when considered alongside Paul’s teaching on the purpose of government in Romans 13. According to Paul, government is ordained by God to promote good and restrain evil. God authorizes the government to wield the sword for the administration of justice. As one theologian recently explained, “The sword is God’s authorized gift to humanity for protecting life.”

From these considerations, a truth with far-reaching implications for Christian political engagement emerges: Voting is an exercise in delegating God-ordained authority. Because power resides with the people in our republic, when Christians vote, they are delegating their ruling authority to others. In other words, by voting, Christians are entrusting their “sword-bearing” responsibility to officials who will govern on their behalf. Seen from this perspective, voting is a matter of stewardship; failure to vote is a failure to exercise God-given authority.

Therefore, if the act of voting is the act of delegating the exercise of the sword, pastors should communicate to their members: “This is what Christians should do.” Given the unavoidable role of politics and the direct, real-world impact that government decisions have on people’s lives, downplaying the responsibility to vote amounts to a failure in Christian discipleship and loving our neighbors comprehensively.

Now, some might push back and argue that this conception of voting and political engagement overly prioritizes the political arena. When reflecting on the Christian obligation to love our neighbors, they might argue that political engagement is only one way of loving our neighbor and trying to be a faithful presence in the culture. This is true, but we must not minimize the significance of government and the role it plays in people’s lives. Love of neighbor must be embodied in all aspects of life. Can Christians really care for their neighbors well if they are not engaging in politics, the arena where a society’s basic rights and freedoms are shaped?

Further, given the United States’ far-reaching influence in the world, how can American Christians love the people of the nations well without having a vested interest in how our government approaches the issue of religious liberty and human rights worldwide—issues which go to the heart of seeing people around the world as created in the image of God? By voting, Americans determine who will represent the United States abroad as well as the values our country will export around the world. Will America’s ambassadors be stalwart defenders of religious freedom overseas? Christians who support missionaries should care about the state of international religious freedom, an area of advocacy in which the United States exerts significant influence. Will abortion, under the euphemism of “family planning,” be funded overseas by American taxpayers, or will U.S. foreign policy value the life of the unborn? Again, American believers, by exercising their right to vote, have a direct say in these matters.

In light of these considerations, pastors should exhort their members to be involved in the political process and to vote. But voting is not enough. Pastors should also help educate and equip their members to think biblically about moral issues, candidates, and party platforms. Much of this equipping and educating should be accomplished through the regular rhythms and liturgies of the church (preaching the Word, corporate prayer, hymnody, etc.). However, for the sake of robust political discipleship, additional steps should be taken. For some congregations, this might mean providing access to voter guides and other educational material. In others, it might mean hosting workshops or Bible studies on political engagement.

Many Christians might get squeamish at these suggestions; if so, we must recall a proper understanding of “politics,” as discussed previously—that of deciding how best to organize the affairs of the community and love one another. When we realize politics is, at its core, about how we love our neighbor as we live and order our lives together, we understand there is no reason to shy away from becoming informed about how to vote. Rather, we must embrace the question. We must make room for thoughtful discussion and respectful disagreement on certain issues within the body of Christ, but we must not avoid talking about them altogether. It is not enough to espouse concern for human dignity but not support policies and candidates who will fight to overturn profound moral wrongs. In a Genesis 3 world plagued by sin, Christians are called to reverse the corroding effects of the fall wherever they exist. Our decision to cast an informed vote is an attempt to do just that.

This blog was adapted from FRC’s publication Biblical Principles for Political Engagement.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of September 13)

by Family Research Council

September 18, 2020

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

1. Update: Facebook Attaches an Asterisk to Free Speech

The transgender lobby has taken to blocking their opponents’ free speech for made-up reasons. Recently, Facebook put its thumb on the scale of the Michigan Senate race in favor of Democratic incumbent Gary Peters by blocking a conservative organization’s $4 million ad campaign.

2. Update: New Netflix Film Sexualizes Children

Video streaming giant Netflix is drawing criticism once again, this time for hosting and promoting the film “Cuties,” which sexualizes 11-year-old girls. Having failed to learn its lesson after the trailer generated outrage last month, Netflix has gone ahead and made the movie available on its platform, despite many critics describing it as “child pornography.”

3. Blog: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial: A Monument to Freedom

The history of the United States is preserved in monuments and memorials and our nation’s capital is home to some of the world’s most recognizable and frequently visited monuments. In this edition of our Monument Blog Series, we explore the historical and spiritual themes depicted in the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

4. Washington Watch: Sen. Roger Wicker on Democrats’ plans to kill the filibuster so they can pass a far-Left agenda

Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator from Mississippi, joined Tony Perkins to discuss Democratic efforts to kill the filibuster in the U.S. Senate, which would pave the way for a far-Left legislative agenda.

5. Washington WatchPastor Jonathan Cahn on the National & Global Day of Prayer and Repentance

Jonathan Cahn, Messianic Jewish Rabbi, pastor, and author of The Harbinger II: The Return, joined Tony Perkins to discuss “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance” event on September 26 in Washington, D.C.

6. Washington WatchPastor Ché Ahn says California pastors are under threat of arrest if their churches continue meeting

Ché Ahn, Pastor of Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California, joined Tony Perkins to discuss a California prosecutor threatening his church with closure and jail sentences for holding indoor church services.

7. Pray Vote Stand broadcast: The Right To Life

If there’s one issue that ought to decide the election for anyone, it’s life. Tony Perkins was joined by Rev. Dean Nelson, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko, Travis Weber, and James Robison to discuss this fundamental issue.

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Family Research Council’s vision is a prevailing culture in which all human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives. Join us to learn about FRC’s work and see how you can help advance faith, family, and freedom.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of September 6)

by Family Research Council

September 11, 2020

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

1. Update: ‘It’s Not a Reformation, It’s a Revolution’

When the citizens are marching in the streets with guns to protect their property, we’ve got a big problem. Lawlessness is breaking out around the country as some cities have allowed burning, looting, and nightly violence to continue.

2. Update: Trump Puts Fed Wokeness to Sleep

Openly Marxist forces have made their way into our schools, our media, our government, and our streets, threatening to destroy the liberties we prize. Most recently, federal agencies have been holding mandatory re-education trainings telling federal employees that “virtually all white people contribute to racism,” or forcing them to admit they “benefit from racism.”

3. Blog: California Is Fining Churches for Using Common Sense

Even though the First Amendment clearly protects religious liberty, California continues to hinder churches’ efforts to reopen amidst the coronavirus pandemic. And, in addition to statewide restrictions preventing churches from resuming in-person services, California churches are also facing opposition at the local level.

4. Blog: Today’s “Acceptable” Racism

Americans are engulfed in a contentious discussion about racism. The recorded death of George Floyd has led to the public demanding an end to police brutality. Many individuals and organizations have embraced the slogan, “Black lives matter.” But does our society mean what it says? Does it truly care about all black lives?

5. Washington WatchFranklin Graham calls on America to fill the National Mall with ‘people of prayer’ on Sept. 26

Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse, joined Tony Perkins to discuss hurricane relief efforts, the Washington Prayer March 2020 and the Left’s criticism of his prayer at the RNC Convention.

6. Washington WatchAl Mohler argues that the call to erase Jefferson & Washington isn’t reformation, it’s revolution

Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church, joined Tony Perkins to discuss what insight we can gain from scripture about lawlessness.

7. Pray Vote Stand broadcast: Conflicting Worldviews

The 2020 election is not about personalities, parties, or even politics. It is an election to determine the dominant worldview in America.” Tony Perkins discusses how to pray, vote, and stand amid warring worldviews with guests George Barna, Jack Hibbs, and more.

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Family Research Council’s vision is a prevailing culture in which all human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives. Join us to learn about FRC’s work and see how you can help advance faith, family, and freedom.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of August 30)

by Family Research Council

September 4, 2020

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

1. Update: Who Can Quiet the Riot?

For the past three months, the rioting taking places across the country has taken lives and destroyed businesses and workers’ livelihoods. There is reason to believe that the criminal activity in these riots has been organized, and Homeland Security is investigating to crack down on the perpetrators.

2. Update: Law and Order Is for Everyone

Calling for law and order was never controversial—until President Trump did it. And now that his message is resonating in America, the media has decided: restoring order isn’t just controversial, but racist too.

3. Washington Watch: Kenosha’s Scott Carpenter mourns the destruction of his family business in the city’s riots

Scott Carpenter, family business owner of B&L Office Furniture, joined Tony Perkins to discuss his perspective on law and order after having his business destroyed by rioters.

4. Washington WatchLarry Taunton pulls back the curtain on the anti-Americanism fueling the Marxist movement

Larry Taunton, Executive Director of the Fixed Point Foundation, a graduate student of Russian history and Marxism in the 1990s, and author of the soon to be released Around the World in (More Than) 80 Days: Discovering What Makes America Great and Why We Must Fight to Save It joined Tony Perkins to discuss Marxism in America, specifically the Marxist tactics spurring on riots and lawlessness across the country.

5. Washington WatchRep. Warren Davidson reminds people that, even in Congress, God doesn’t need a majority to work

Rep. Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th district of Ohio and Member of the House Financial Services Committee, joined Tony Perkins to share how his faith has been his foundation as he has answered the calls to serve his country, first in the United States Army and then in the U.S. House of Representatives.

6. Washington WatchAndy McCarthy gets to the bottom of where the president’s power begins & ends on restoring order

Andy McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute, joined Tony Perkins to discuss the actions that can be taken to address lawlessness across the country.

7. Pray Vote Stand broadcast: Are Our Elections Safe?

Will your vote count this November? With the emergence of mail-in ballots and other potential points of fraud, we discuss ballot integrity with guests Ken Paxton, Ronnie Floyd, and Vincent Mathews.

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FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of August 23)

by Family Research Council

August 28, 2020

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

1. Update: The Sticking Point with Mandatory Vaccines

Virginia 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 form of soft despotism. Will they live in freedom? Or live in fear?

2. Update: Anchorage Therapy Ban Not Anchored in Truth

Recently, the Anchorage (Alaska) Assembly passed an ordinance to prohibit sexual orientation or gender identity change efforts by any licensed professional counselor. The ordinance violates a number of constitutional and core ethical principles of the counseling profession. Even after widespread community opposition, the Anchorage Assembly chose to move forward with a measure that is not anchored in constitutional law, professional ethics, or scientific truth.

3. Blog: “Snopes Overlooks the Facts in Its Fact-Check of the Senate Born-Alive Vote”

By omitting several key elements of the abortion survival debate, Snopes’ fact-check of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (SB 311) presented a biased appraisal of the issue. The so-called “fact check” is a lackluster attempt to provide cover for U.S. senators who failed to support federal protections against infanticide.

4. Blog: “Pro-Life Until Natural Death”

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) has grown in popularity due to an ideological shift and the personal experiences of numerous individuals. Scripture continually speaks of the inherent value of human life, whether that is of an unborn child or an elderly person. Instead of ending lives, God calls us to celebrate life and trust Him during times of suffering.

5. Washington Watch: Rep. Louie Gohmert can’t believe that Amazon continues to plead ignorant about the disgraced SPLC

Louie Gohmert, U.S. Representative for the 1st district of Texas and Member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined Tony Perkins to discuss GOP House Members asking Jeff Bezos to explain Amazon’s reliance on the scandal plagued Southern Poverty Law Center.

6. Washington Watch: Sen. Roy Blunt reminds voters that this election isn’t about personalities, it’s about policies

Roy Blunt, U.S. Senator from Missouri, joined Tony Perkins to discuss an overview of this week’s RNC Convention.

7. Pray Vote Stand broadcast: Michelle Bachmann, Mike Johnson, Rob McCoy, Carter Conlon

Each week until the election, FRC and FRC Action will host a special Pray Vote Stand broadcast to equip you to pray, vote, and stand for biblical truth. We’ll have experts, elected leaders, and Christian leaders join us for these half-hour programs that will help you see through the fog that’s being created by the biased lenses of the traditional media.

 

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New Blog Series: Ways to Read the Bible

by Family Research Council

August 24, 2020

Are you looking to grow closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and in your knowledge of God’s word? Family Research Council has a 3-part series titled “Ways to Read the Bible.” This blog series shares helpful ways to be encouraged and directed by God’s truth by observing the text of the Bible and applying it to your life. There is no better time than now to get to know God through his word and to learn what it says about yourself, God, and humanity. Check out this helpful resource and learn how to read the Bible with not just your eyes, but with your heart and mind also.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of August 16)

by Family Research Council

August 21, 2020

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

1. Resource: Pro-Life Maps: Defund Abortion Providers

Leftist activists are calling for increased taxpayer funding of abortions. And despite state and federal efforts to spare taxpayers from being forced to fund the abortion industry, the industry still receives millions of dollars each year in taxpayer money. Family Research Council has released a newly updated pro-life map that tracks state funding of the abortion industry.

2. Publication: Biblical Principles for Human Sexuality

What does the Bible teach about sexuality and how should Christians respond to the culture’s view on sexuality? This publication will help today’s Christians answer these questions by surveying key passages of Scripture that speak directly to human sexuality, as well as consulting the wisdom of pastors and theologians throughout church history.

3. Blog: “The 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial: Life, Liberty, and Legacy”

The history of the United States is preserved in monuments and memorials and our nation’s capital is home to some of the world’s most recognizable and frequently visited monuments. In this edition of our Monument Blog Series, we explore the historical and spiritual themes depicted in the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Memorial.

4. Blog: “And to the Oligarchy for Which It Stands”

The U.S. Constitution explicitly places “all legislative power” into the hands of Congress. This is far from being the case today. The U.S. Supreme Court has assumed a level of authority that significantly alters the contours of our constitutional structure and threatens the very notion of our republic.

5. Washington WatchDoug Wilson offers practical advice on how churches can start their own Christian schools

Doug Wilson, Pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and board member of Logos School, joined Tony Perkins to discuss what pastors and churches need to know about starting a Christian school.

6. Washington WatchSen. Kevin Cramer opens up about keeping an eternal perspective in times of great joy and loss

On Faith & Freedom Friday, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) joined Tony to share about his faith journey with the Lord and how he sees public service as a ministry and calling. He opens up about the tragic loss of his son, Isaac, and the ways God has brought forth grace and redemption through that challenge.

7. Washington WatchRep. Chip Roy shares how the centrality of his faith inspires him to defend our fundamental freedoms

On Faith & Freedom Friday, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) joined Tony to discuss his faith journey with the Lord and how it informs his passion for defending our fundamental freedoms. He also opens up about trusting God and persevering amidst a surprising cancer diagnosis at 39 years old.

For more from FRC, visit our website at frc.org, our blog at frcblog.com, our Facebook pageTwitter account, and Instagram account. Get the latest on what FRC is saying about the current issues of the day that impact the state of faith, family, and freedom, both domestically and abroad.

FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of August 9)

by Family Research Council

August 17, 2020

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

1. Publication: Why Every Church Should Start a Christian School

Nearly 90 percent of children raised in Christian homes spend 30 to 35 hours a week in public schools typically run by people who do not hold a biblical worldview. We don’t need to retreat from the world, but we must stop outsourcing education.

2. Blog: “The NBA Stays Silent on China’s Atrocities While Raking in Billions”

The NBA has recently used its platform to emphasize “social justice” issues but has shown a pattern of silence on human rights issues abroad. The NBA’s business partner, Nike, uses Uyghur forced labor to produce shoes and there are reports suggesting an NBA China academy abuses its players.

3. Blog: “Vice President Mike Pence’s Visit to Florida: Life is Winning in America”

Recently, Vice President Mike Pence became the first vice president to visit a pro-life pregnancy resource center. Pence joined the Susan B. Anthony List in Florida to begin a multistate tour called “Life Wins.” The tour seeks to draw a sharp contrast between President Trump’s pro-life record and the pro-choice stance of his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

4. Blog: “The Korean War Memorial: A Tribute to Sacrifice”

The history of the United States is preserved in monuments, memorials, and. Our nation’s capital is home to some of the world’s most recognizable and frequently visited monuments. In this edition of our Monument Blog Series, we explore the historical and spiritual themes depicted in the Korean War Memorial.

5. Washington WatchKen Blackwell warns that Harris is an extreme pick meant to please the Left’s woke cultural warriors

Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, joined Tony Perkins to discuss how Black Lives Matter influenced Joe Biden’s choice of running mate, the real agenda behind Black Lives Matter, and on the resignation of Seattle’s first black police chief.

6. Washington WatchPastor Rob McCoy describes the lengths CA has taken to try to shut his church services down

Rob McCoy, Pastor of Godspeak Calvary Chapel, joined Tony Perkins to discuss his decision to hold church services in violation of a court restraining order prohibiting his church from holding services and an update on his court appearance yesterday.

7. Washington WatchMike Donnelly explains what’s behind the massive boom in homeschooling

Mike Donnelly, Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach at Homeschool Legal Defense Association, joined Tony Perkins to discuss why parents are choosing to homeschool, the legal steps involved in switching to homeschooling, and how parents can pull their children out of public school.

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FRC’s Top 7 Trending Items (Week of August 2)

by Family Research Council

August 7, 2020

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

1. Washington Update: ”Amazon Calls Them Like They SPLC Them”

We can’t continue to have four of the biggest companies in the world picking and choosing winners in a marketplace where they have unlimited power. At the end of the day, these platforms have a choice. They can start acting in good faith—or they can watch as both sides of Congress unite with one target: them.

2. Washington Update: ”Polling on Girls’ Sports Starts a Racket”

In Bostock, the Supreme Court redefined human history’s understanding of sex. Not every ruling at the Supreme Court is personal. But five of the justices have daughters—and three of them went home one night in June knowing they’d destroyed their chance, and every girl’s chance, at sports.

3. Blog: “Remembering ISIS’ Yazidi Genocide, Six Years Later”

Six years ago, ISIS invaded the quiet homeland of the Yazidi people. It only took a few hours for ISIS to seize their city and kidnap or kill all who were unable to flee in time. Those who did manage to escape ran to Mount Sinjar without food, water, or medical care, with ISIS hot on their heels.

4. Blog: ”Coronavirus, Education, and Tofu: Why Choice is the Solution to the Education Conundrum”

The coronavirus has been disruptive to our politics, our economy, and even our decency, but perhaps nothing has been disrupted as significantly as our education system. If the education market worked like any other market, our present dilemma would still be challenging, but it would be solvable.

5. Washington Watch: Pastor Jack Hibbs blames two colliding worldviews for the unequal treatment of churches in Calif.

Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, joined Tony Perkins to discuss California Governor Gavin Newsom’s overreaching restrictions on churches.

6. Washington Watch: Doreen Denny cheers the polling that shows a huge consensus on protecting women’s sports

Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations for Concerned Women for America (CWA), joined Sarah Perry to discuss Title IX in a post-Bostock age, CWA’s work to protect Title IX, and CWA’s letter to the NCAA Board of Governors.

7. Washington Watch: Brandon Showalter applauds J.K. Rowling for sticking to her guns on the harms of the trans agenda

Brandon Showalter, reporter for the Christian Post, joined Sarah Perry to discuss J. K. Rowling’s continued pushback on the transgender ideology and Facebook’s censorship on the topic of gender dysphoria.

For more from FRC, visit our website at frc.org, our blog at frcblog.com, our Facebook pageTwitter account, and Instagram account. Get the latest on what FRC is saying about the current issues of the day that impact the state of faith, family, and freedom, both domestically and abroad. Check out “The 7” at the end of every week to get our highlights of the week’s trending items. Have a great weekend!

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