BLOGIs Defending Religious Liberty the Path to Office this Election Cycle?

By Bob Trent Posted on: | September 27, 2016

 

“Can I remind us again, that what happens at the Supreme Court in the days ahead, will matter for a generation.” 

 

-Senator James Lankford (R-OK) in a speech on religious liberty.

 

It’s been an interesting few weeks on the political stage as a number of issues Alliance Defending Freedom engages on have become hot topics for politicians.

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) recently spoke about religious liberty and mentioned two Alliance Defending Freedom cases that have risen to the U.S. Supreme Court; Stormans v. Wiesman, in which a family run pharmacy was forced to carry abortion inducing drugs even though the owners had a moral and religious objection, and Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley, the only religious liberty case before the court this term.

Seemingly out of the blue, Donald Trump announced he would defund Planned Parenthood last week. Then at the Values Voters Summit he spoke about the Johnson Amendment which ADF has been working to have struck down as unconstitutional for its regulation of sermons.

ADF legal counsel Kellie Fiedorek joins the show to explore why politicians are focused on these issues.

This week we'll also discuss Belgium's 2014 law removing age limits from its previous doctor-aided death law.

Recently, the first child was killed under the law. 

Children, who would not be allowed to testify in a court room because they are too young, who are below the age of consent for marriage, and who are not old enough to vote, are now considered competent to make a decision about life and death.

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Bob Trent

Vice President of Public Relations

Bob Trent serves as vice president of public relations with Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Trent oversees all media and public relations efforts for the organization.

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