Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement calling the nation to prayer and reconciliation as the national divide grows deeper: “We are a divided nation that is in crisis. We are no longer talking to each other—only screaming at one another. We are like a married couple in crisis.

“I understand there are strong feelings about these statues given the inflamed rhetoric that is swirling around right now. However, tearing down statues and inciting violence is not the way forward. “Where are the media’s calls to civility that they issued immediately after James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter and volunteer who came to Washington with a hit list and shot my friend, Steve Scalise?  READ MORE