FRC President Tony Perkins on the State of the Family: America Is In Dangerous Times

(PHOTO: FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL / CARRIE KNEPPER) Family Research Council President Tony Perkins testifies before the Senate State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee on March 11, 2015.
(PHOTO: FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL / CARRIE KNEPPER)
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins testifies before the Senate State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee on March 11, 2015.

Just as the president every year delivers a State of the Union speech, the head of the Family Research Council addresses the state of the family.

This year, FRC President Tony Perkins sees some serious threats to the family, but one of the biggest is the loss of religious liberty.

“The whole family is really at the core of who we are as a people and that is really guided by our faith,” Perkins told CBN News. “And as Christians, if we can’t live according to our faith – whether it’s in the home, whether it’s in the workplace, in the school – than we really can’t be the Americans that we have the right to be.”

FRC brought several individuals together on this occasion to personify how religious liberty threats are coming at families and believers from many different directions these days.

One American who not only lost her religious liberty but her very freedom is Kentucky’s Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who was jailed last year for five days after refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples.

“If it comes to me, it’s going to come to other people and families are at risk,” she said.

Davis sees the battle for gay marriage as a direct threat to the family.

“The very intricate workings of family in itself are at risk,” she told CBN News. “And that’s why this is so important. Marriage is fundamental for families, and if that breaks down, family is lost.”

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SOURCE: CBN News
Paul Strand