Washington Watch

Washington Watch is a daily program hosted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that covers the issues of faith, family and freedom. Tony is your leading source for what is really happening in our nation’s Capital.

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Andy Biggs, Jerry Boykin, Katrina Jackson, Robert Gagnon
September 04, 2019

Today we’ll hear from:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, to preview what’s on the agenda as Congress goes back into session next week.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Executive Vice President of Family Research Council, to share his reaction to Former Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. (Ret.) James Mattis’s new book, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.”
  • Katrina Jackson, Democratic State Representative for the 16th District of Louisiana, to discuss a resolution passed by the Democratic National Committee that derided religious liberty in an attempt to woo “religiously unaffiliated” Americans.
  • Robert Gagnon, Professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University, to discuss his latest book, “The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics,” in light of a groundbreaking new study showing there is no “gay gene.”
ID: 43462
Edward Graham, Roy Smith, Phil Jensen, Nick Reaves
September 03, 2019

On the Tuesday, September 3, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Edward Graham, son of Franklin Graham, with an update on how Samaritan’s Purse is prepared to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.
  • Roy Smith, Pastor of True Lite Christian Fellowship in Midland, Texas, on how West Texas churches are responding to Saturday’s mass shooting that killed 7 and injured 25.
  • Phil Jensen, State Senator for the 33rd District of South Dakota, and sponsor of the bill that put “In God we Trust” displays in public schools.
  • Nick Reaves, Counsel for Becket Law, which has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Catholic Social Services which was removed from the Philadelphia foster care system for not abandoning its religious beliefs about marriage.
ID: 43443
Dr. Os Guinness
September 02, 2019

On Monday, September 2, 2019, we had a special Labor Day edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins. Tony sat down for an in depth conversation with Dr. Os Guinness, author and social critic, to explore the state of freedom in America in a time of increased conflict, hostility, and incivility. Dr. Guinness shared how this divisive climate is rooted in competing understandings of freedom and how Americans must choose which freedom to follow.

ID: 43419
Roger Severino, Elizabeth Woning, Michael New, Charlie Copeland
August 28, 2019

On the Wednesday, August 28, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Roger Severino, Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which today issued a “Notice of Violation to the University of Vermont Medical Center After It Unlawfully Forced a Nurse to Assist in Abortion.”
  • Elizabeth Woning, Co-Founder of the ex-LGBT CHANGED movement, who spoke out at a public hearing against a California state resolution that would condemn sexual orientation change efforts.
  • Michael New, Associate Scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute, to discuss presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s support for abortion up to the day of birth. He also gives his reaction to a federal judge in Missouri temporarily blocking enforcement of a pro-life bill so that a Planned Parenthood clinic may continue to operate without a license.
  • Charlie Copeland, President and CEO of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, to discuss where conservatives students should turn for help on college campuses.
ID: 43382
Gordon Chang, Dan Celia, Dave Brat, Kyle Mann
August 26, 2019

On the Monday, August 26, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Gordon Chang, foreign affairs journalist and expert on China, to give an update on the U.S.-China trade war and the ongoing protests in Hong Kong against Chinese authoritarian rule.
  • Dan Celia, CEO and President of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, who explains the difference between socially responsible investing and biblically responsible investing.
  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, to discuss a new survey showing that patriotism, religion, and having children are notably less popular among younger Americans than they were twenty years earlier.
  • Kyle Mann, Editor-in-Chief of the Babylon Bee, a conservative, Christian satire site so effective at depicting liberal hypocrisy that the liberal “fact-checker” Snopes has attempted to discredit and de-platform it as “fake news.”
ID: 43350
Debbie Lesko, Jon Uhler, Priscilla Shirer
August 23, 2019

Today we’ll hear from:

  • Debbie Lesko, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Arizona, on her visit to an Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement facility near the southern border.
  • Jon Uhler, a licensed professional counselor, on his concerns about Drag Queen Story Hours and the discovery of readers with criminal records.
  • Priscilla Shirer, who stars in the Kendrick brothers’ new film “Overcomer,” which opens in theaters today and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?
ID: 43310
E. W. Jackson, Patrina Mosley, Chris Abington, Gina Goh
August 22, 2019

On the Thursday, August 22, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Bishop E. W. Jackson, President of S.T.A.N.D., to respond to the New York Times’ 1619 project, which claims that American history began when the first black slaves arrived in Virginia, and that therefore the country is fundamentally racist.
  • Patrina Mosley, Director of Life, Health, and Women’s Advocacy at Family Research Council, to discuss the dangers of the abortion pill, which the FDA confirmed has killed at least 24 women who used it.
  • Chris Abington, Senior Pastor at City Church in Russellville, Arkansas, whose church paid off $3 million in medical debt for people in their community.
  • Gina Goh, Regional Manager for Southeast Asia at International Christian Concern, on the release of an elder at Early Rain Covenant Church, eight months after he was arrested in a crackdown on Christian worship by the Chinese government.
ID: 43289
David Thornton, Sally Burke, Travis Weber, Cindy Collins
August 21, 2019

On the Wednesday, August 21, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • David Thornton, Freelance writer for The Resurgent, on his analysis of Facebook’s changes to work towards regaining the trust of conservatives.
  • Sally Burke, President of Moms in Prayer, on their vision to pray for students in every school.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, to respond to an LA Times editorial alleging that the Trump administration’s new rule on religious liberty looks like a “license to discriminate.”
  • Cindy Collins, Director of Operation Outcry, to discuss the regret she experienced over her five abortions and the hope, healing, and forgiveness that can be found through Christ-centered, biblically-based abortion recovery programs.
ID: 43279
Ron Estes, Mayra Rodriguez, Justin Danhof, Afshin Yaghtin, Brad Dacus
August 20, 2019

On the Tuesday, August 20, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Kansas, on Planned Parenthood’s announcement that it will reject nearly $60 million in federal funding rather than stop referring for abortion.
  • Mayra Rodriguez, whistleblower and former employee of the year and clinic director at Planned Parenthood Arizona, and who won $3 million in a wrongful termination suit after she was fired for reporting ethical violations, medical incidents, and cases of abuse.
  • Justin Danhof, General Counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, on the Business Roundtable’s declaration that corporations have obligations to liberal social issues, not just shareholders.
  • Afshin Yaghtin, Pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington, who was arrested for protesting a drag queen story hour at a public library, and Brad Dacus, President of the Pacific Justice Institute, which is providing him with legal counsel.
ID: 43263
Gordon Chang, Andy Biggs, David Closson
August 19, 2019

On the Monday, August 19, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Gordon Chang, foreign affairs journalist focusing on China, on hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters who flooded the streets of Hong Kong again in protest of increasing Chinese repression.
  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, on his resolution (H. Con. Res. 58) to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Mexico City Policy – a policy which prevents U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used to perform or promote abortions overseas.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, on the efforts of Democratic presidential hopefuls to attract religious voters.
ID: 43246
Mort Klein, Matt Sharp, Bob Fu
August 16, 2019

On the Friday, August 16, 2019 edition of Washington Watch, we heard from:

  • Mort Klein, President of Zionist Organization of America, on Israel denying entry to U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
  • Matt Sharp, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Senior Counsel, on congressional Democrats using the scandal-plagued Southern Poverty Law Center to attack a former ADF staff member who now leads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Innovation.
  • Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid, on China massing paramilitary forces on its border with Hong Kong.
ID: 43234
Mary Beth, Michelle Cretella, William Boykin, Penny Nance
August 15, 2019

Today we'll hear from:

  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC's Senior Legislative Assistant, on a proposed rule by the Department of Labor that protects religious employers from government discrimination.
  • Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, reacting to a USA Today opinion piece detailing how a public school undermined a parent's efforts to help their daughter who believes she is transgender.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President, on the 7 year anniversary of a gunman entering FRC's headquarters in Washington, D.C. with the intent to kill as many staff as possible.
  • Penny Nance, President and CEO of Concerned Women for America, on how her son's freshman orientation at Virginia Tech was full of leftist propaganda.
ID: 43221
John Cooper, Alfonso Cirulli, Angie Wallace, David Closson
August 14, 2019

Today we’ll hear from:

  • John Cooper, lead singer from the Christian band Skillet, on his viral Facebook post reacting to recent church influencers who have renounced their faith.
  • New Jersey Mayor Alfonso Cirulli, on his opposition to a new state law forcing schools to teach an LGBT curriculum.
  • Angie Wallace, Founder of Truth for Our Children, on her upcoming A Call to Arms conference that will address the troubling state of public education, the dangers facing our children, and strategies to engage politically and equip the Church to take back our schools.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, on how Christians should respond to church influencers who have renounced their faith in Jesus.
ID: 43202
Henry Olsen, Kerry Roberts, Patrina Mosley, Emily Zinos
August 13, 2019

Today we’ll hear from:

  • Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, on the massive protests that have shut down Hong Kong’s airport for two days.
  • Tennessee State Senator Kerry Roberts, on his legislation that directly challenges Roe v. Wade by protecting unborn children from abortion at all stages of pregnancy.
  • Patrina Mosley, FRC’s Director of Life, Culture and Women's Advocacy, on Teen Vogue using Snapchat to instruct teens on how to get an abortion.
  • Emily Zinos, Project Coordinator for Ask Me First Minnesota, on public schools in various states adopting curricula that promote graphic sex ed and LGBT “history.”
ID: 43186
Harry Jackson, Mary Beth Waddell, JC Rico, Tyler O'Neil
August 12, 2019
  • Bishop Harry Jackson, Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, on the controversy over presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker attending services last week at a Las Vegas, Nevada church that holds the biblical belief that homosexual behavior is a sin.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC’s Senior Legislative Assistant., on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) accepting comments on a rule that would protect the conscience rights of people of faith who have a moral objection to performing abortions and undo an Obama era regulation that could be used to sue doctors who don’t affirm a patient's self-identified gender.
  • Pastor J.C. Rico, Lead Pastor of Immanuel Church El Paso, on the ways El Paso churches are coming together to help the victims and their families affected by the recent mass shooting.
  • Tyler O’Neil, Senior Editor of PJ Media, on a new Hollywood film about liberal elites hunting “deplorables.”
ID: 43161
James Hirsen, Richard Mast, Diane Verm, Elizabeth Berney
August 09, 2019
  • James Hirsen, conservative watchdog on Hollywood and author of the weekly NewsMax.com column, “The Left Coast Report,” on disturbing developments in Hollywood, including a range of Disney programs promoting LGBT propaganda and a Universal Studios movie in which liberal elites hunt down and kill “deplorables” for sport.
  • Richard Mast, Attorney with Liberty Counsel, to discuss an incident in an Ohio middle school, where school officials attempted to intimidate a 6th grader for referring to a male friend who identified as female by his friend’s biological pronouns.
  • Diana Verm, Counsel for The Beckett Fund, to discuss a ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, which cited the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Bladensburg peace cross in its decision to uphold the constitutionality of a cross in the city seal of Lehigh, Pennsylvania.
  • Elizabeth Berney, Director of Special Projects for the Zionist Organization of America, to discuss a judge’s order that Jesuit-affiliated Fordham University must recognize the anti-Israel group, Students for Justice in Palestine, as an official student organization.
ID: 43152
Ronnie Floyd, John-Henry Westen, Jim Mischel, Meg Kilgannon
August 08, 2019

On the Thursday, August 8, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, who outlined 3 responses Christians should have to living in a divided America.
  • John-Henry Westen, Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews.com, which has been reinstated to the Apple News platform.
  • Jim Mischel, President of the Christian Employers Alliance, to discuss their court victory over an Obama-era regulation forcing them to provide abortifacient drugs in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County, on the Alliance Defending Freedom’s defense of a Christian school that was removed from a Maryland voucher program after state officials feigned surprise that it espoused Christian beliefs about marriage and sexuality, and a federal investigation launched into a Connecticut state policy that allows biological males to dominate girls’ sports and take their scholarships.
ID: 43134
David Harsanyi, Patrina Mosley, Elizabeth Johnston, Warren Farrell
August 07, 2019

On the Wednesday, August 7, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • David Harsanyi, Senior Editor at The Federalist, to explain how Rep. Joaquin Castro’s doxxing of San Antonio voters who donated to President Trump’s re-election campaign is un-American.
  • Patrina Mosley, FRC’s Director of Life, Culture, and Women’s Advocacy, on a federal judge who continues to block three pro-life laws from going into effect in Arkansas.
  • Elizabeth Johnston, the Activist Mommy, who persuaded a library to cancel a drag queen event with one simple phone call.
  • Warren Farrell, speaker and author on men’s and women’s issues, on his USA Today op-ed, “'Boy crisis' threatens America's future with economic, health and suicide risks.”
ID: 43136
Bassam Ishak, Gordon Chang, Greg Laurie
August 06, 2019

On the Tuesday, August 6, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Bassam Ishak, Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Council Representation in the U.S. and President of the Syriac National Council, on reports that Turkey is poised to invade a U.S.-protected, autonomous region of Northeast Syria that guarantees religious freedom to all faiths.
  • Gordon Chang, foreign affairs journalist focusing on China, on the latest salvo in the U.S.-China trade war and the importance of raising religious freedom as an item of concern amid trade talks.
  • Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, responding to criticisms of prayer as a useless response to tragedy.
ID: 43110
Jody Hice, Mark Green, Al New, Bill Becker
August 05, 2019

On the Monday, August 5, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:

  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Georgia, as he guest hosts today’s edition of Washington Watch.
  • Mark Green, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Tennessee, who recently visited the Southern Border, to set the record straight about what conditions are really like.
  • Al New, Chaplain with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response Team, on how they are ministering to those affected by the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
  • Bill Becker, Attorney with Freedom X, on the victory of “Bring Your Bible to School Day” against a California school district that tried to ban students from promoting it.
ID: 43094
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