Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Tony In the Media

What the rioters really want

George Washington was so essential to the founding of our country that historians have called him "the indispensable man." His courage, leadership, and deep convictions about freedom, honor, and self-government sustained a revolution that seemed on the verge of failure more often than not.

Op-Eds

Rather Than Reopen, It's Time to Rethink Government Education

There is no better time to make a change than right now, when public education is in chaos.

Op-Eds

Justice Gorsuch botched Bostock v. Clayton County ruling on homosexual and transgender 'rights'

On Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch issued the Roe v. Wade of religious liberty. Just as that ruling upended scores of state ordinances and laws concerning abortion based on a "right" that can be found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution, in the same way the court's decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, has redefined words to suit a political agenda. An agenda that would impose extreme ideas about human sexuality throughout our society. There's no way to put a spin on this.

Op-Eds

Mob violence and police brutality result from a morally bankrupt America

Police brutality and mob violence spring from the same fountain. The disturbing video of a veteran police officer kneeling on the neck of a subdued suspect and, thereafter, the spreading wave of violence and looting in the name of George Floyd are painful. Yet these things are not surprising.

Op-Eds

Tony Perkins on Reopening Churches

Religious leaders want their communities to remain safe and healthy, but in the absence of guidance churches are going to meet, says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

FRC In The News

Religious liberty during COVID-19: Get a haircut, but stay away from church

How is a church different than a marijuana dispensary? In Oregon, one can open (the hallucinogenic drug store) and one (the church) can't.

Op-Eds

Religious liberty means COVID-19 restrictions cannot target churchgoers

Fellowship is to Christianity as air is to the body. It is not just a social nicety, something secondary or even frivolous. Followers of Christ are called to a shared life in their Lord in spiritual community. Not to be in communion with others is to see your spiritual life begin to atrophy.

Op-Eds

DHS and DOJ uphold religious freedom during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a huge toll on all Americans, and not only in terms of physical health. The grieving families of those lost to the illness. The psychological toll of being housebound for weeks on end. The health care workers who daily are exposed to a life-threatening disease. The elderly who are prevented from seeing loved ones.

Op-Eds