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Washington Watch is live on weekdays with Tony Perkins. Tony Perkins is the President of the Family Research Council and a former state legislator. Washington Watch covers Washington news from a conservative Christian's perspective. Every weekday, Tony discusses current event issues as well as interviews members of Congress and prominent pro-family leaders from across the nation.

Recent Episodes

Jul 16

Mark Green, Kristina Arriaga, Tristan Azbej, Travis Weber

It’s Tuesday, July 16, 2019, and we’re getting ready for another exciting edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, where each day we’re joined by America’s leaders, policy makers, and culture-shapers as we talk about the important issues of the day from a biblical worldview. Listen here live at 5:05 p.m. ET. Today we’ll hear from: Mark Green, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on how USAID promotes religious freedom as a means to achieve economic development. Kristina Arriaga, Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, to highlight Cuba’s ongoing religious suppression, including their prohibiting key religious leaders from leaving the country to attend the U.S. State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. Tristan Azbej, Hungarian State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, on Hungary’s effort to provide aid to persecuted Christians. Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs and Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, to reflect on the first day of the 2nd annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

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Jul 15

Gus Bilirakis, Mike Pompeo, Jerry Boykin

On the Monday, July 15, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from: Gus Bilirakis, U.S. Representative for the 12th District of Florida and Co-chair of the Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus, to discuss what Congress can do, and is doing, to advance religious freedom around the world. Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, to continue the discussion on the U.S. State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom and to highlight the newly formed Commission on Unalienable Rights, which will advise Secretary Pompeo on how to advocate for the most fundamental rights in diplomatic discussions. Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President and Retired Lieutenant General, on efforts to combat the persecution of Christians around the globe.

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Jul 11

Steven Jacobs, Alveda King, Jeralee Smith, Kristen Jenson

On the Thursday, July 11, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from: Steven Jacobs, who completed a dissertation at the University of Chicago that proved most biologists believe life begins at conception, and who was awarded a Ph.D. only after five years of grueling attacks. Alveda King, pro-life advocate, evangelist, and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., on the founder of Black Entertainment Television, Robert Johnson, who was the first black billionaire and a lifelong Democrat, praising President Trump for creating a strong economy and criticizing the Democratic presidential contenders for being too radical. Jeralee Smith, Founder of the National Educators Association (NEA) Ex-Gay Educators Caucus, on the NEA exposing young children to a risqué drag queen performance hosted at their annual conference. Kristen Jenson, Founder of Protect Young Minds and author of “Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids,” on how parents can protect their children against pornography.

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Jul 10

Rob Bluey, Kristen Allen

On the Wednesday, July 10, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from: Rob Bluey, Executive Editor of The Daily Signal, to give an overview of the White House Social Media Summit. Kristen Allen, Parent in Arlington County, Virginia, on the battle Arlington parents’ waged against transgender activists over school bathrooms, and the lessons other parents should learn from their defeat.

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Jul 9

Hans von Spakovsky, Cathy Ruse, Mike Berry, Lydia Gutierrez

It’s Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and we’re getting ready for another exciting edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, where each day we’re joined by America’s leaders, policy makers, and culture-shapers as we talk about the important issues of the day from a biblical worldview. Listen here live at 5:05 p.m. ET.Today we’ll hear from: Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who called for the U.S. Justice Department to open an investigation against Antifa for their brazen and increasing violence against their political opponents. Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow for Legal Studies at Family Research Council, on the American Psychological Association’s formation of a new Task Force to promote “Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationships,” such as polyamory, “swinging,” and other euphemisms for adultery. Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs at First Liberty Institute, on the Veterans’ Administration (VA) announcing a nationwide policy to permit religious displays at VA facilities. Lydia Gutierrez, Chair of the National Education Association (NEA) Conservative Educators Caucus, who was censured at the NEA convention for standing up for black babies in the womb.

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Jul 5

Mike Johnson, Eric Metaxas, Daniel Dreisbach

On the Friday, July 5, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from: Mike Johnson, U.S. Congressman for the 4th District of Louisiana and Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, on how the Declaration of Independence sets forth the basis for religious liberty in America. Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author and Senior Fellow at The King’s College, to discuss his book, “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty.” Daniel Dreisbach, Professor for the School of Public Affairs at American University, on the significance of the Bible in the nation’s founding.

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Jul 4

Rena Lindevaldsen, Louie Gohmert, Sam Brownback

It’s Thursday, July 4, 2019, and we’re getting ready for another exciting edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, where each day we’re joined by America’s leaders, policy makers, and culture-shapers as we talk about the important issues of the day from a biblical worldview.Today we’ll hear from: Rena Lindevaldsen, Professor of Law at Liberty University, on the foundational role of religious freedom in America. Louie Gohmert, U.S. Congressman for the 1st District of Texas, on how protecting religious freedom in America is essential to protecting our future freedoms. Sam Brownback, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, to give an update on the Trump administration’s efforts to promote religious freedom around the world and to preview the State Department’s second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom later this month.

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