As the summer comes to a close, there is no shortage of news concerning issues vital to social conservatives. FRC has, as usual, been working hard on many of these issues, seeking to advance both the needs of families and the priorities of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the public square. Here are a few of our recent efforts:

Banning Certain Types of Counseling for Homosexuals: Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) recently signed legislation forbidding licensed professional counselors in his state to "engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age." In First Things, FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Peter Sprigg has published an important analysis making the sceintific case that people who want to change should be allowed to do so.

Religious Liberty: When the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a Christian wedding photographer should be required by law to photograph, same-sex weddings, the Director of FRC's Center for Religious Liberty, Ken Klukowski, explained in a widely read article on Breitbart.com why this was a serious violation of religious liberty.

Persecution of Christians: Around the world, people who profess Christian faith are under attack. FRC President Tony Perkins and Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment Ken Blackwell (who also served as America's Ambassador to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights) have been awakening Americans to the urgency of what's happening in Syria and Egypt in recent columns.

Women in Combat: Watch FRC's most recent lecture by our Senior Fellow for National Security, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bob Maginnis, on why the Obama Administration's policy on allowing women in combat "contradicts centuries of military experience, medical science, and common sense."

This is only a small cross-section of recent FRC actions on behalf of faith, family, and freedom. Go to www.frc.org to learn more. And thanks, as always, for standing with us. We're not going anywhere but forward.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. Register today for FRC's annual Values Voter Summit (October 11-13 in Washington, D.C.), where you can hear a powerhouse line-up of conservative leaders and speakers from around the country and get recharged to stand for faith, family, and freedom.