Author archives: FRC

Congressman Phil Roe: An Obamacare Alternative

by FRC

November 13, 2013

Family Research Council (FRC) hosted U.S. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) today for a webcast lecture to present an overview of the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC) comprehensive alternative to Obamacare.

Rep. Roe represents the First Congressional District of Tennessee. He earned a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Austin Peay State University and went on to earn a Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation, he served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps. Rep. Roe practiced medicine as an OB/GYN for 31 years and is a member of the Physicians’ Caucus and the Health Caucus. Rep. Roe serves on two congressional committees, Education and the Workforce and Veterans’ Affairs.

Watch the video from the lecture.

The Social Conservative Review: October 31, 2013

by FRC

October 31, 2013

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Dear Friends,

There will never be a time when conservatives can heave a sigh of relief, sit back, and declare victory in the battle for our country and our culture.

There can be victories, of course, significant ones, but the only permanent victory in all of history was achieved on Calvary. In that triumph, we find the courage and confidence to keep making persuasive arguments about the benefits of faith, family, and freedom.

There’s a lot happening on every front. But the eternal battle already has been won. Let’s never lose sight of that as we seek to “do good to all people” (Galatians 6:10).

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. Our fall lecture series has begun! Watch online at no charge, here.


Educational Freedom and Reform
Homeschooling

Legislation and Policy Proposals

College Debt

Government Reform
Regulation

Waste/Fraud/Abuse

Health Care
Abstinence

Health care reform: ACA/Obamacare

Homosexuality

Human Life and Bioethics
Abortion

Bioethics and Biotechnology

Euthanasia and End of Life Issues

Stem Cell Research
To read about the latest advances in ethical adult stem cell research, keep up with leading-edge reports from FRC’s Dr. David Prentice, click here.

Human Trafficking

Marriage and Family
Adoption

Family Economics

Family Structure

Media
Pornography

Religion and Public Policy
Religious Liberty

Religion in America
Check out Dr. Kenyn Cureton’s feature on Watchmen Pastors called “The Lost Episodes,” featuring how religion has had an impact on our Founding Fathers.

Secularism

International
Israel

International Economy and Family

Religious Persecution

The Courts
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Book reviews

The Social Conservative Review: October 17, 2013

by FRC

October 17, 2013

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Dear Friends,

As the movement for life and human dignity advances, the consternation of the Left only increases. Consider:

With the closure of two more abortion clinics and a third on the brink of shutting down, Ohio women will have fewer places to terminate pregnancies than perhaps any time since the years after the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.”

This report from the Columbus (OH) Dispatch almost has the tone of a lament. Yet for those of us who value the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, the closure of abortuaries means that unborn lives will be saved and women will be treated with greater dignity.

We celebrate the growing erosion of the abortion-on-demand mentality that has claimed far too much of the American mind since Roe. Yet even as we continue to make strides in the battle for life, the battle for marriage shows no sign of immediate victory. Lifting the confusion over human sexuality, marriage, and male/female complementarianism remains an enormous challenge for social conservatives.

The bottom line is simple: The Bible calls Christians to be wise, gentle, strong, and faithful. We use our best judgment, seek actively to obey the God of Scripture, and then leave the results to Him. Knowing and practicing those truths creates hope and animates action. The Triumphant One will not be defeated, even if we experience setbacks in our fallen, finite world.

So, with His strengthening grace, let’s get to work.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. Watch highlights of FRC’s just concluded Values Voter Summit, including speeches by top conservative leaders, here.


Educational Freedom and Reform
Homeschooling

Legislation and Policy Proposals

College Debt

Government Reform
Regulation

Waste/Fraud/Abuse

Health Care
Abstinence

Health care reform: ACA/Obamacare

Homosexuality

Human Life and Bioethics
Abortion

Bioethics and Biotechnology

Euthanasia and End of Life Issues

Stem Cell Research
To read about the latest advances in ethical adult stem cell research, keep up with leading-edge reports from FRC’s Dr. David Prentice, click here.

Human Trafficking

Marriage and Family
Adoption

Family Economics

Family Structure

Media
Pornography

Religion and Public Policy
Religious Liberty

Religion in America
Check out Dr. Kenyn Cureton’s feature on Watchmen Pastors called “The Lost Episodes,” featuring how religion has had an impact on our Founding Fathers.

Secularism

International
Israel

International Economy and Family

Religious Persecution

The Courts
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Book reviews

 

The Social Conservative Review: October 3, 2013

by FRC

October 3, 2013

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Dear Friends,

The partial shutdown of the federal government and the potential default on America’s debt obligations are all the talk in Washington.

Well they should be, in one sense: The nation’s fiscal house and the operations of government agencies and services must be taken seriously. Yet they are not the only stories worth noting. Here are a few others:

  • Last year… Dr. Angela McCaskill, a senior university official at Gallaudet University … was suspended because she had signed a ballot petition supporting Maryland voters having the right to vote on marriage … Only after the election was over did the University move to quietly reinstate her, apparently in an effort to limit exposure in an expected lawsuit and pacify Dr. McCaskill’s persistent supporters. (On Tuesday), we learned that Dr. McCaskill followed through on that lawsuit.” Read more of FRC President Tony Perkins’ take on this extraordinary case here.
  • Implementation of the President’s health care overhaul has begun, but there are alternatives that offer targeted, effective, and affordable change. One of them is U.S. Rep. Phil Roe’s plan; Rep. Roe (R-TN), a physician, brings both extensive experience and common sense to the debate. He will be discussing his proposal at FRC on October 23; you can register to attend or watch online (both at no cost) here.
  • FRC is urging Congress to support H.R.3133, the “Marriage and Religious Freedom Act” introduced by Congressman Raul Labrador (R-ID) on September 19. As FRC’s David Christensen notes, “This bill affirms that a person’s religious belief in the importance of natural marriage should be treated with tolerance and respect by the federal government.” Click here to listen to Tony’s interview with Rep. Labrador.

The crises of today, however serious, do not erase the profound and long-term issues with which our country is dealing. At FRC, we’re committed to helping you know what those issues are, and how you can make a difference.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council


Educational Freedom and Reform
Homeschooling

Legislation and Policy Proposals

College Debt

Government Reform
Regulation

Waste/Fraud/Abuse

Health Care
Abstinence

Health care reform: ACA/Obamacare

Homosexuality

Human Life and Bioethics
Abortion

Bioethics and Biotechnology

Euthanasia and End of Life Issues

Stem Cell Research
To read about the latest advances in ethical adult stem cell research, keep up with leading-edge reports from FRC’s Dr. David Prentice, click here.

Human Trafficking

Marriage and Family
Adoption

Family Economics

Family Structure

Media
Pornography

Religion and Public Policy
Religious Liberty

Religion in America
Check out Dr. Kenyn Cureton’s feature on Watchmen Pastors called “The Lost Episodes,” featuring how religion has had an impact on our Founding Fathers.

Secularism

International
Israel

International Economy and Family

Religious Persecution

The Courts
Constitutional Issues

Other Issues

Book reviews

The Social Conservative Review: September 18, 2013

by FRC

September 18, 2013

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Dear Friend:

On Tuesday, we celebrated Constitution Day, when our nation annually is called to remember that our country is grounded in a written text that defines and confines the federal government.

The Constitution’s fixed meaning was clear to those who drafted and approved it, and should be to us. Why else would the Founders have included a provision to amend it — if you can expand or redefine the meaning of words as you will, why bother amending them? And why have a Tenth Amendment, which states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution … are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Is this so mystifying that the Left can’t quite get it?

My colleague, FRC Senior Fellow Bob Morrison, a historian, earlier this week wrote a compelling piece titled, “The Constitution: What Difference Does it Make?” Take a few moments to consider Bob’s wise observations, and then give thanks for our Constitution. It’s worth preserving, protecting, and defending, always.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council

P.S. Be sure to order or download (at no cost) our most recent publication, “Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel,” by Dr. Cal Beisner. And join us, in person or via the Internet, for our next FRC lecture, “Common Core: The Dangers of Federal Power in Education” this coming Wednesday, September 25.


Educational Freedom and Reformb
Homeschooling

Legislation and Policy Proposals

College Debt

Government Reform
Regulation

Waste/Fraud/Abuse

Health Care
Abstinence

Health care reform: ACA/Obamacare

Homosexuality

Human Life and Bioethics
Abortion

Bioethics and Biotechnology

Euthanasia and End of Life Issues

Stem Cell Research
To read about the latest advances in ethical adult stem cell research, keep up with leading-edge reports from FRC’s Dr. David Prentice, click here.

Human Trafficking

Marriage and Family
Adoption

Family Economics

Family Structure

Media
Pornography

Religion and Public Policy
Religious Liberty

Religion in America
Check out Dr. Kenyn Cureton’s feature on Watchmen Pastors called “The Lost Episodes,” featuring how religion has had an impact on our Founding Fathers.

Secularism

International
Israel

International Economy and Family

Religious Persecution

The Courts
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FRC on the Frontlines: Special Social Conservative Review Edition

by FRC

September 5, 2013

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.

The Social Conservative Review: August 22, 2013

by FRC

August 22, 2013

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Dear Friends:

So, the atheist advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation has been granted a tax exemption - as a religious organization. Who says politics can’t be funny?!

Religion,” if reduced to being sort of a once-a-week part of one’s life, a habit akin to changing the oil or getting a haircut, is fraudulent. Paul describes its practitioners “as holding to a form of Godliness, although they have denied its power” (II Timothy 3:5). Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith characterizes this illusive faith as only “moralistic, therapeutic deism.”

Yet religion properly understood is honoring to our Creator and Redeemer. “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this,” writes James. “To visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (James1:27). Put another way, compassionate acts and pure hearts reflect true faith in a living Savior.

Family Research Council makes a strong case for the importance of adoption, and our Church Ministries department works actively with thousands of churches around the country to build strong families. Many Christian organizations are serving to the same ends.

In an era when atheists are considered “religious” and some groups want atheist “chaplains” in the Armed Forces, we’re thankful to stand with you in advancing faith, family, freedom and hope for those most in need.

That’s part of true religion. And good, meaningful politics.

Sincerely,

Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice President
Family Research Council


Educational Freedom and Reform
Homeschooling

Legislation and Policy Proposals

College Debt

Government Reform
Regulation

Waste/Fraud/Abuse

Health Care
Abstinence

Health care reform: ACA/Obamacare

Homosexuality

Human Life and Bioethics
Abortion

Bioethics and Biotechnology

Euthanasia and End of Life Issues

Stem Cell Research
To read about the latest advances in ethical adult stem cell research, keep up with leading-edge reports from FRC’s Dr. David Prentice, click here.

Human Trafficking

Marriage and Family
Adoption

Family Economics

Family Structure

Media
Pornography

Religion and Public Policy
Religious Liberty

Religion in America
Check out Dr. Kenyn Cureton’s feature on Watchmen Pastors called “The Lost Episodes,” featuring how religion has had an impact on our Founding Fathers.

Secularism

International
Israel

International Economy and Family

Religious Persecution

The Courts
Constitutional Issues

Other Issues

Book Reviews

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