Anna Anderson

Anna Anderson is the Director of the Religious Freedom Program at American Principles Project.

This article was originally posted at Townhall. Conservative news sources were shaken up for a few days this summer when several outlets picked up Rolling Stone Magazine’s story on Tim Gill, “Meet the Megadonor Behind the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The greatest concern was with Gill’s pledge to “punish the wicked” by passing laws in swing and Southern […]

Today, the Trump administration announced it would be taking three important, new steps to better protect life and religious liberty: 1.) The administration officially issued a rule which will protect the religious freedom of employers who object to the Obama administration’s “contraception mandate,” finally providing relief to groups such as the Little Sisters of the Poor […]

This article was posted originally at Townhall. Out of the hundreds of amendments proposed to the National Defense Authorization Act, the defense policy bill on the Senate floor this week, one amendment put forth by Senators Kristin Gillibrand (D) and Susan Collins (R) has stood out in particular. It captured the media’s attention for two reasons: […]

Coming as a surprise to no one, Democrats in Congress are reportedly preparing to fight President Trump’s recently issued directive regarding transgender individuals in the US military. Their method, according to multiple outlets, will be one or more amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an important defense spending bill considered must-pass legislation by […]

As it becomes clearer every day, Americans are sharply divided on how best to handle questions of children and gender identity. For better or worse, however, American parents are currently allowed (and even encouraged) to raise their kids as the opposite gender, and reports suggest many are doing so. But should these parents have the […]

One of President Donald Trump’s most attractive qualities while on the campaign trail was that he didn’t need a translator, like most politicians seem to require. He understood what Americans were most frustrated about, and even since assuming the presidency he’s been able to cut through the fog the media creates on a daily basis. […]

A significant introduction has been made, but there’s one more that needs to happen. While a new Quinnipac poll is showing that Americans are still evenly divided over whether a person’s biological sex should determine which public bathroom they use, the majority of residents in key swing states—Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania—are opposed to the White […]

Donald Trump hasn’t given up his hold as the GOP favorite yet, but Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are now nipping at his heels. A new poll released yesterday by YouGov shows Trump leading the pack as the first choice among likely Republican primary voters at 35 percent, followed by Cruz at 19 percent and Rubio […]

If you thought Hillary was finished using the pro-abortion agenda to push her campaign along, you would be mistaken. Clinton has now recruited the assistance of Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator who rose to fame (or infamy) with her 11-hour filibuster of a bill banning late-term abortions in 2013. According to the Clinton campaign, […]

A powerfully funded pro-gay marriage movement is organizing within the Republican Party to take support for our classic understanding of marriage out of the Republican Party platform, reports the Washington Blade, a leading gay newspaper. The group Platform Reform is a campaign that originally grew out of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry but […]

Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton was asked whether Americans should work together to drop the number of abortions to zero. Clinton responded she wanted abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare, and by rare I mean rare,”  describing abortion as a wrenching choice for “a young woman, her family, her physician, and pastor.” Today, abortion advocates […]

While the debate over defunding Planned Parenthood rages on, Hillary Clinton is now talking about extending funding for abortion beyond the United States.   The 1973 Helms Amendment, which states that “No foreign assistance funds may be used to pay for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning,” is the one constitutional […]

When one of the GOP’s top donors came out with his endorsement for the Republican nomination, criticisms came flying in not only from Donald Trump (which was to be expected) but from many others within the party. Marco Rubio’s strong stance on traditional marriage and the family just doesn’t quite mesh with multi-billionaire Paul Singer’s […]

It is Christmas Eve, and Olivia Pope, star of the ABC melodrama Scandal is about to get an abortion. In an episode that aired Thursday night, she lays in the operating bed while the music of “Silent Night” plays. We watch her face run through the emotions of anxiety, uncertainty, and pain while listening to […]

Even the Democrats are now backing away from Common Core, as earlier this month Hillary Clinton criticized the Common Core structure as a “one-size-fits-all model for education.” At a roundtable meeting with teachers from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an organization that endorsed Clinton for president this summer, Clinton responded to questions on education-related […]

A bill subjecting the Federal Reserve to a more thorough audit process has finally hit the Senate floor—and Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have jumped all over it. The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, reintroduced to the Senate a week ago, would allow the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit the agency, therefore creating […]

The media tried to trap Ben Carson in his own words again, but he would not compromise his principles. In an interview with SB Nation on Tuesday evening following the Fox Business GOP Debate, a reporter asked Carson whether he would “abort baby Hitler” if given the chance: “As the most anti-Hitler, but also the most anti-abortion […]

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter last week to endorse the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)—a campaign strategy that failed completely Houston’s proposed ordinance, which would extend full public accommodations access to gay and transgender people under the guise of “nondiscrimination,” was rejected by a huge margin on Tuesday: voted down 61 percent to 39 percent. […]

Jeb Bush gave a dynamic speech at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Growth and Opportunity Party this Halloween highlighting his social conservatism.  In the video below, Bush describes his pro-life record and how his strong principles informed the difficult decisions he had to make as governor of Florida: Today I want to talk about three […]

Marco Rubio is saying what the liberal media will not about China’s abolition of the one-child policy in favor of a two-child policy: A two-child policy is just as inhumane and unjust as the former law. “While the decision to allow Chinese couples to have two children is a modest improvement, the policy is still […]