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Acton Line podcast: A primer on religious liberty (rebroadcast)

This week we’re rebroadcasting a conversation about religious liberty with Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, that was first released on the podcast in April of 2015. In the intervening five years since we first aired this episode, much has changed in our conversations on religious liberty – but much is still the same.

While the focus is no longer on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it was in 2015, religious liberty is front and center this term at the Supreme Court, which major cases impacting American’s right to free exercise of religion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Espinoza v. Montana, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. We’ll be bringing you more converge of these important cases on the podcast in the coming weeks.

In this episode, Acton’s Marc Vander Maas talks with Ryan Anderson about what we mean when we talk about religious liberty – if it’s restricted merely to the freedom to worship or if the correct understanding is more expansive than that.

Espinoza v. Montana: A victory for school choice – but for how long? – Rev. Ben Johnson
The Supreme Court’s transgender ruling undermines the rule of law – Trey Dimsdale, J.D.
Bigotry, the Bible, and the Lessons of Indiana – Frank Bruni, New York Times
In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for Bigotry – New York Times
Keeping them safe from gay marriage – Washington Post

 

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn is director of marketing and communications at the Acton Institute. In that role, he works to bring Acton's vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles to a wider audience.