Perkins: ‘America’s Problems Are Spiritual,’ Not Political

By Penny Starr | May 21, 2015 | 11:38am EDT
On May 21, 2015, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, welcomed Christian pastors from across the United States who are attending FRC's annual Watchmen on the Wall retreat in Washington, D.C. ( Starr)

( - The problems facing the United States are not political in nature, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said at FRC’s Christian pastor retreat in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

“America’s problems are not political,” Perkins said at the Watchmen on the Wall retreat. “America’s problems are spiritual.”

“We believe that the problems we face in our communities and our nation are not just political and cultural, they are spiritual in nature,” the Watchmen on the Wall website states, citing Ephesians 6:10-13. “Consequently, these problems ultimately require a spiritual solution administered by spiritual leadership. That is why we are championing pastors to transform America.”

The three-day event features speakers and workshops focusing on a range of topics, including traditional marriage, the sanctity of life and religious liberty.

The Family Research Council, which opened its Washington, D.C., headquarters in 1983, states its vision is to create “a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives.”

More than 600 pastors from across the country are attending the event.

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