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Why Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Were Snubbed by Social Conservative Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were not invited to a major gathering of social conservatives in Washington last weekend in what was viewed as a serious snub of two men consider ...

Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous interna ...

Justice Department Will Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

In a major victory for same-sex marriage rights, the Justice Department will soon grant married gay and lesbian couples the same rights in legal matters as other married couples. ...

The Truth About Religious Freedom in the Military
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Serving in the armed forces is one of the most honorable professions one can choose in our society. And putting one’s life on the line in defense of freedom is a sacrifice the rest of us can never repay. ...

Do Republicans Have an Evangelical Problem?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

The vast majority of evangelicals have voted with the GOP in recent elections. In fact, despite some qualms about his Mormon faith, 79 percent of evangelicals voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, ...

Opponents of Gay Marriage Say They’re No Bigots
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Leading opponents of gay marriage are trying to stop an increasingly popular movement as it approaches two dates with history this week at the Supreme Court.     WASHINGTON ...

The New Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Evangelical can no longer be accurately used to mean “white evangelical.” The day after the election, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler said , “I think thi ...

Tony Perkins says Enthusiasm Growing for Romney, Predicts Record Turnout
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Sept. 12 that conservative Christians are growing more enthusiastic about GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and predicted they would show up at the polls ...

Culture Wars: Blood on the Hands of All Sides
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 7:39am | Type: Blog

Enough with pinning "hate group" on all conservative Christian organizations. Enough with likening abortion providers to Nazis and death merchants. Enough with campaign rhetoric such as Vice Presiden ...

In Defense of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

To my friends in the evangelical community, what happened at the headquarters of the Family Research Council was a despicable act of violence that deserves to be condemned without reservation, but please don’t ...

Family Research Council Accuses Southern Poverty Law Center of Sparking Shooter’s Hatred
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

The head of the Family Research Council on Thursday accused the Southern Poverty Law Center of sparking hatred that led accused gunman Floyd Lee Corkins II to shoot a security guard at the conservative Christi ...

Shooting at the Family Research Council Offices
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 6:00pm | Type: Blog

Multiple outlets are reporting that the young man specifically intended to attack FRC staff because of their conservative advocacy. Another senseless act of violence today was t ...

Family Research Council Hires Controversial Former Army Officer, Jerry Boykin
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

The conservative Family Research Council has named a former top Delta Force commando and outspoken culture warrior, retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, to run its day-to-day operations. Boykin’s appointment as executive vice pr ...

Tony Perkins Says Government "Crowding Out" Anti-Poverty Nonprofits
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says government is wrong way to handle poverty. In a heated discussion with  MSNBC 's  Martin Bashir , Tony Perkins of the ...

Tony Perkins on Martin Bashir, 3/7/12
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:37pm | Type: Media

Family Research Council's Tony Perkins speaks to Martin Bashir on the Rush Limbaugh controversy. (Racial and Social Justice, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, Tony Perkins, Video Offsite, Faith and Politics) Family Research Council' ...

Limbaugh and the Family Research Council: We Love Him, We Love Him Not
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

This was a pretty smart idea. Publicly condemn indefensible remarks to a broad audience in order to maintain public credibility and then go to your base and use the same controversy in order to raise money and ...

Faithful America to MSNBC: Stop Inviting Tony Perkins to Speak for Christians. He Doesn't.
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 7:03pm | Type: Blog

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, New York faith leaders, and members of Faithful America delivered a petition with 20,000 signatures to MSNBC studios in New York City's Rockefeller Center on Tuesday askin ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

A Response to the American Enterprise Institute's Ad in Politico
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Today, "Values and Capitalism," a project of the American Enterprise Institute, sponsored a full-page ad in Politico (see page 13) in response to the Circle of Protection. ...

The Family Research Council, Wolves, and Shepherds' Clothing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>In a recent Family Research Council e-mail, in an article titled, "Rev. Wallis: Wolf in Shepard's [sic] Clothing?" Tony Perkins aligned himself with Fox News commentator <a href=&quo ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

I'm pleased to hear Jim say I'm pleased to hear Jim say that there is not one Christian method for fixing the problems of our health care system and that both he and Perkins agree that faith has a role to play in this debate. ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins Discuss Health-Care Reform on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> To learn more about health-care reform, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.display&amp;item=HC09-main">click here to visit Sojourners' Health-Care Resources ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

Obama, Perkins, Palin, and a Plea for Christian Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Whew. Take a breath, Christians! Whew. Take a breath, Christians! I just read all the comments to my post Friday on Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech of a major p ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On CNN's <em>The Situation Room</em>, Jim Wallis and the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins talk about evangelical attitudes in the election. ...