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Dec 02, 2016, 14:27 ET Fixer Upper Pastor Joins Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Yesterday, Jimmy Seibert, founder and senior pastor of Antioch Community Church and pastor to HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines, appeared on Washington...


Dec 01, 2016, 21:02 ET Family Research Council Statement on House Select Panel Referring Planned Parenthood for Criminal Prosecution

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Select Investigative Panel announced today they have referred Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for...


Nov 29, 2016, 15:31 ET Family Research Council Congratulates U.S. Rep. Tom Price on His Selection as HHS Secretary

Family Research Council today commended President-elect Donald Trump's choice of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the Department of Health and...


Nov 18, 2016, 15:06 ET FRC Commends President-elect Trump's Selection of Sen. Sessions as Attorney General

Family Research Council today commended President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the next Attorney General...


Nov 13, 2016, 20:42 ET Family Research Council Applauds President-elect Trump's Selection of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff

Family Research Council today commended President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Reince Priebus as his chief of staff. Family Research Council...


Oct 27, 2016, 12:59 ET Dr. Eric Walsh Joins Tony Perkins on the Radio to Discuss the State of Georgia's Demand that He Hand Over His Sermons and Personal Bible

Yesterday, Dr. Eric Walsh, lay pastor and public health expert, appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on...


Oct 26, 2016, 11:38 ET Family Research Council Calls on Georgia Governor to Withdraw Demand for Pastor's Sermons and Documents

Family Research Council (FRC) today expressed outrage after the State of Georgia issued a legal demand that Dr. Eric Walsh, a lay pastor, hand over...


Sep 28, 2016, 15:56 ET Family Research Council Endorses Free Speech Fairness Act

 This afternoon at a Capitol Hill news conference, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins endorsed the newly introduced Free...


Sep 27, 2016, 19:34 ET Family Research Council Statement on ACC Championship Re-Locating to Orlando

 Today, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announced it will move the ACC championship football game to Orlando, Florida.  The game...


Sep 22, 2016, 10:30 ET FRC's Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin Commends VA for Upholding the Inclusion of the Bible in 'Missing Man' Table Displays

 The Department of Veterans Affairs recently released a memorandum updating its policy guidance on religious expression and display of...


Sep 06, 2016, 13:21 ET Family Research Council: Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to Address 11th Annual Values Voter Summit

 Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson will address the 11th annual Values Voter Summit on Friday, September 9th. The next day, Saturday, September...


Sep 05, 2016, 22:27 ET Family Research Council Statement on Passing of Phyllis Schlafly

 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement on the passing of Phyllis Schlafly: "Phyllis Schlafly will be...


Aug 22, 2016, 17:26 ET Family Research Council Statement on Judge's Rebuke of Obama's Overreach on Bathrooms

Yesterday, Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama...


Aug 19, 2016, 20:27 ET Family Research Council Statement on NBA All-Star Game Re-Locating to New Orleans

 Today, the NBA announced it will move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game to New Orleans, Louisiana. The game was originally scheduled to be hosted in...


Aug 03, 2016, 20:04 ET Family Research Council: U.S. Supreme Court's Hold on School Bathroom Ruling Is Encouraging News for Schools Resisting Obama's Bathroom Edict

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court put a hold on a court ruling that forced a Virginia school district to open a boy's bathroom to a biological girl who...


Jul 19, 2016, 12:12 ET FRC's Tony Perkins Requests La. FBI Special Agent in Charge to Correct His Omission of God from Pledge of Allegiance

 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins sent a letter today to the FBI Louisiana Field Office addressed to Special Agent in Charge...


Jul 13, 2016, 19:41 ET Family Research Council Praises House Passage of Conscience Protection Act

 Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conscience Protection Act to stop government discrimination against pro-life Americans who...


Jul 01, 2016, 12:02 ET Family Research Council: Judge Displays Religious Animus Against Mississippians In Striking Down Religious Freedom Law

 Late last night, U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves issued an injunction blocking HB 1523, the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from...


Jun 30, 2016, 15:25 ET Family Research Council Criticizes Pentagon for Transgender Policy Change

Family Research Council (FRC) today criticized President Obama and the Department of Defense for lifting the longstanding ban on military service...


Jun 27, 2016, 10:42 ET Supreme Court Decision on Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Devalues Women's Safety, says FRC

 Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its 5-3 decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, striking down Texas' H.B. 2 commonsense...


Jun 14, 2016, 20:08 ET Family Research Council Praises Dismissal of Unwarranted Charge Against David Daleiden

 One of the charges against David Daleiden in Harris County, Texas was dismissed yesterday by Judge Diane Bull, who ruled that the indictment...


May 25, 2016, 15:23 ET Family Research Council Applauds Texas, officials from 10 other States for Standing up to Obama Administration's School Bathroom, Locker Room Directive

 Family Research Council (FRC) commends the state of Texas and 10 other states including Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona,...


May 24, 2016, 12:02 ET Family Research Council Submits Amicus Brief in Kansas Supreme Court Abortion Case

On May 20, Family Research Council filed an amicus brief with the Kansas Supreme Court in the case of Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt. At issue is...


May 13, 2016, 15:54 ET FRC: Obama Push for Schools to Allow Multi-Gendered Restrooms and Showers Strips Parental Authority and Local School Autonomy

 Today, the Obama administration sent guidance to schools throughout the country directing school administrators to allow...


May 09, 2016, 11:48 ET Family Research Council Commends NC Governor for Standing Up to DOJ's Bullying

 Family Research Council (FRC) commended Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) for filing a lawsuit today against the Department of Justice (DOJ) in...