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  • Religious Hostility in America Surged Under Obama

    06/30/2017 10:11:50 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 17 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 06/30/17 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to believe American teenagers could be arrested for delivering a prayer, but that’s the kind of nation we live in — a nation that was fundamentally transformed by the previous presidential administration. In 2011, the class president at Hampton High School in Tennessee wanted to deliver a pray at graduation. The principal issued an edict that any child who attempted to pray would be stopped, escorted from the building by police and arrested. That incident was one of dozens included in a stunning new Family Research Council report documenting a significant upsurge in government hostility to religion. Since...
  • Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

    06/11/2016 4:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices The Blog ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-At-Large
    Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was “far more accepting” on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he’s doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any previous GOP presidential nominee. Though he rarely raises his positions against LGBT rights on the campaign trail, Trump is making pacts with anti-LGBT forces. Today, Trump spoke at the Road to the Majority summit in Washington, an event attended by Christian right activists and sponsored by the Faith...
  • Tony Perkins Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/26/2016 7:50:45 PM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 26, 2016
    Perkins: Cruz is exactly the leader America needs to lead this nation to greatness againHOUSTON, Texas - Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Tony Perkins. Perkins is the Family Research Council's (FRC) fourth and longest serving president, joining the organization in August of 2003. He is one of the nation's leading voices on pro-life and pro-family issues and has been a crucial leader in promoting policies that support conservative values. Perkins hosts a daily, nationally syndicated radio show, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins and is the author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New...
  • Tony Perkins endorses Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 6:32:08 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | January 26, 2016 | Staff
    Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, has endorsed Ted Cruz for president. Speaking to Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File" on Tuesday night, Perkins said, "no one knows the constitution like Ted Cruz." "I know him. I've worked with him. I've watched him in the Senate. If everyone gets along with you in this city, you're in trouble," he added.
  • Mike Huckabee: I don’t understand why evangelical leaders aren’t uniting behind me

    12/17/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 17, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Anyone want to help him solve this confounding mystery? Incidentally, allow me to go on record now as predicting that Huckabee will endorse Marco Rubio once he drops out. “For reasons I don’t fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn’t matter,” Huckabee said of the group’s deliberations. ”And I don’t understand that.”… Huckabee, according to sources, has often reminded [Tony] Perkins and his fellow influencers that a major reason he gave up his Fox News show and launched a 2016 campaign was because he expected to have their backing. Their decision to instead...
  • Huckabee: 'Disappointing' that Evangelicals like Tony Perkins and Co. Are Backing Ted Cruz

    12/17/2015 8:15:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2015 | Tim Alberta
    Las Vegas -- Mike Huckabee, a longtime ally of Evangelical leader Tony Perkins and other conservative leaders who last week secretly voted to endorse Ted Cruz for president, says it's "disappointing" the group decided to back a relative newcomer like Cruz. In a brief interview here following Tuesday's Republican presidential debate, Huckabee says he was made aware of the group's decision, but wasn't given any explanation. "For reasons I don't fully understand, years and years of actually doing something and getting things done didn't matter," Huckabee said of the group's deliberations. "And I don't understand that." Perkins said in an...
  • Right-Wing Unity Bid Is Feeding Cruz Surge

    12/15/2015 3:14:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    National Review's Tim Alberta has given us all a peek behind the veil of a much-rumored process in which a cabal of conservative leaders — with especially heavy representation from old-line Christian-right groups, and informally headed up by the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins — has worked to unify around a single Republican presidential candidates. Turns out the group — which in fact referred to itself as "the GROUP" — has been struggling to reach a self-imposed 75 percent supermajority threshold for agreement on a single candidate. Coincidentally or not, Ted Cruz finally achieved that threshold in a meeting during...
  • Ted Cruz close to winning Tony Perkins endorsement

    12/10/2015 2:55:24 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu December 10, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Ted Cruz has successfully courted Bob Vander Platts, Iowa's main Christian powerbroker, winning his endorsement Thursday that was sought feverishly by about half the Republican field. Now, Cruz in closing in on winning the backing of another top social conservative networker: Tony Perkins."There's clearly movement going toward Ted, and I think he's making all the right moves," Perkins told CNN Thursday. "But from a timing standpoint, I'm still watching, waiting."Perkins, who heads the Family Research Council, sits at the top of a pair of sprawling social conservative networks, the Conservative Action Project and the Council for National Policy, that are...
  • Ted Cruz plans religious liberty rally at Bob Jones

    10/16/2015 7:11:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is planning a major rally around religious liberty in November at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, the latest in his continued push to win over evangelical voters who comprise a key voting bloc in the Republican primaries. The rally, to be held on November 14, is modeled after a similar one that Cruz held in August in Iowa. Cruz told a Des Moines crowd of more than 2,500 then that, “There is a war on faith in America today.” Cruz has made outreach to conservative Christians central to his candidacy. He launched his campaign in March at...
  • Cruz Basks in News of Boehner Resignation

    09/26/2015 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a persistent thorn in the side of Republican congressional leadership, basked in the news Friday that House Speaker John Boehner was resigning. As Cruz spoke at an annual meeting of social conservatives in Washington, the speaker was at the Capitol, making official what had surfaced earlier Friday: that he was stepping down at the end of next month amid GOP infighting on the Hill. By the time Cruz took the stage at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, he barely had to mention the Ohio Republican's name before drawing loud applause. “You want to know...
  • The Balance of Fear

    09/16/2015 8:39:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    There exists in America today what can be called a balance of fear, and it is nowhere better described -- through the acts of young Christians who overcome it -- than in Tony Perkins' new book, "No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth." In political relations between nations, there is a balance of power. It is the place where conflict ceases because one nation, or alliance of nations, has sufficient power to intimidate others from acting against it. Or: It is when one nation, or alliance of nations, has sufficiently obvious power that it can...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 8 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • Exclusive: Conservative Leaders Blast CBS News over Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/02/2015 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on "Face the Nation." What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.</p> <p>Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.</p>
  • Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Supports Clarification of Indiana Law

    04/01/2015 6:35:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/01/2015 | Greg Richter
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins offered support for "clarification" of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence held a news conference Tuesday morning to address the controversy that he admitted took him by surprise. Critics of the law say it allows discrimination by businesses against gay people. Defenders of the law say it does no such thing — it simply allows people with religious convictions to avoid being forced to act against those beliefs. "The governor addressed the complete falsehood that RFRA is about denying people a seat in a restaurant or a room at a...
  • Police officer comes in conflict with abortion 1992

    01/05/2015 6:04:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 5, 2015 | saynsumthn
    I came across a 2010 blog post by Tony Perkins which recounted his face to face conflict with abortion as a police officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during a pro-life Operation Rescue protest. Ironically, I had never heard his observations before as I was actually a reporter on the scene during those same protests. “Having grown up in a Christian home and having accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of nine, I just assumed that I was pro-life, even though I can’t recall ever hearing a sermon on the topic. After all, I thought, aren’t all...
  • Answering Ted Olson

    10/14/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" to discuss the Supreme Court's decision to let stand a number of judicial rulings overturning the acts of legislators and/or voters in 16 states, famed advocate Ted Olson offered the kind of reasoning that, in his former incarnation as a conservative, he would have scorned. "Over 59 percent of Americans now believe that marriage equality should be the law of the land," he proclaimed. Seconds later he seemed to contradict himself: "We have a Constitution and Bill of Rights precisely because we want protections from majority rule." Which is it: a fundamental right that ought...
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Christian leader open to run for Vitter's seat (FRC's Tony Perkins)

    01/22/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Campaign Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has some harsh criticism for Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the GOP establishment’s chosen candidate to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this year. But he also left the door open to jumping into the race himself — or running for Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) seat, if Vitter wins his gubernatorial bid in 2015. Speaking to The Hill during Wednesday’s March for Life anti-abortion rally on the National Mall, Perkins said Cassidy can’t win against Landrieu because he’s not a staunch enough conservative. “I think his problem is his record. He’s been pretty weak on...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund roils GOP

    09/30/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/29/13 | Anna Palmer and Manu Raju
    There’s a new public enemy No. 1 in Senate GOP circles, and it’s not Ted Cruz. It’s the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that used to prop up underdog conservative candidates but now is training its fire mainly on Republican incumbents — rather than Democrats. The group has ginned up anger on the far-right towards Republican senators for refusing to use a government shutdown threat as leverage to defund Obamacare — a campaign that has been good for its bottom line. Since it started engaging in the defund Obamacare campaign, the group brought in the vast majority of the $3.5...