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May 26, 2016, 21:19 ET Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Honored with Family Research Council's Samuel Adams Religious Freedom Award

 This evening, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins was pleased to honor Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant with the first ever...


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 16, 2016, 15:35 ET Family Research Council Cautiously Optimistic on SCOTUS Remand in Zubik v. Burwell case

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, remanded all the cases consolidated in Zubik v. Burwell back to federal appeals courts...


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...


May 04, 2016, 16:44 ET Family Research Council Ad Campaign Calls Out President Obama for Focusing on Bathrooms As National Security Threats Grow

Family Research Council (FRC) launched a second social media ad campaign today across North Carolina that questions President Obama's priorities...


Apr 29, 2016, 11:04 ET FRC's Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin Commends U.S. Army for Retaining Sgt. Martland

 Last night, the U.S. Army decided to retain Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, who was facing discharge by...


Apr 28, 2016, 15:56 ET Family Research Council Statement on Tennessee SB 1556

Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed Senate Bill 1556, which prevents counselors and therapists from being forced to counsel in a...


Apr 27, 2016, 15:58 ET Family Research Council Remains Hopeful in Pivotal Military Religious Freedom Case

Today, Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council's Executive Vice President and former Delta Force commander, and Travis Weber,...


Apr 26, 2016, 18:05 ET Family Research Council Calls for Investigation of Alleged Illegal Federal Funding of Abortion at Health Centers

Today, allegations came to light implicating violations of federal law by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and AmeriCorps,...


Apr 26, 2016, 11:51 ET Family Research Council to Attend Oral Argument in Key Military Religious Freedom Case

 On Wednesday, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council's Executive Vice President and former Delta Force commander, and Travis...


Apr 22, 2016, 11:49 ET Family Research Council Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court First Amendment Case

 Yesterday, Family Research Council and several allied organizations filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case...


Apr 20, 2016, 11:11 ET Family Research Council Commends House Select Panel for Hearing on Baby Body Parts Investigation

The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives will hold a hearing today as it continues its investigation into "whether abortion clinics and...


Apr 12, 2016, 21:25 ET Family Research Council Statement on Gov. McCrory Executive Order on H.B. 2

Today, Gov. Pat McCrory issued an executive order, in large part clarifying North Carolina law as it already stands under H.B. 2, the Single Sex...


Apr 05, 2016, 12:58 ET FRC: Mississippi's Religious Freedom Law Signed Today Gives Fresh Momentum to Legislative Efforts in Other States

 Today, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, the "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act."...


Apr 05, 2016, 10:38 ET Family Research Council to Host International Religious Freedom Panel With Leading Experts

Tomorrow, April 6, Family Research Council (FRC) will host several leading experts on religious freedom to discuss the rapid rise in persecution in...


Mar 31, 2016, 14:02 ET Family Research Council Announces Stand with the Persecuted Sunday on April 17th

 As Christians around the world face unprecedented levels of persecution, Family Research Council is joining an effort to call upon churches...


Mar 28, 2016, 16:51 ET Governor Nathan Deal Sides with Those Using the Government to Punish Churches and Ministries, says Family Research Council

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced his veto of HB 757, a...


Mar 17, 2016, 11:02 ET Genocide Declaration Must Now be Backed up with Actions says Family Research Council

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared ISIS' atrocities against Christians and other religious minorities as genocide. Family Research...


Mar 16, 2016, 14:22 ET FRC: Judge Garland is No Consensus Nominee; Senate is Right to Defer to the American People

Today, President Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland to serve on the United States Supreme Court, to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Antonin...


Mar 14, 2016, 20:29 ET FRC Commends House Vote on Genocide designation for ISIS Atrocities

 Tonight, the House of Representatives voted on U.S. Rep. Fortenberry's (R-Nebr.) efforts to characterize ISIS' violence against Christians and...


Mar 03, 2016, 10:49 ET Poll: 64% Say Supreme Court Vacancy Important Factor in Voting

Today, Family Research Council (FRC) released the results of a commissioned national survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that 64...


Feb 13, 2016, 19:57 ET Family Research Council Statement on the Passing of Justice Scalia

 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia on his passing: "I join...


Feb 08, 2016, 16:15 ET Presidential Candidates Should Oppose Forcing Women to Register for Selective Service Says FRC Action's General Boykin

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council Action's Executive Vice President, released the following statement regarding comments made...