Justice Alito Defends Religious Freedom . . . And Gets Skewered
BreakPoint's Weekly News Roundup from a Christian Worldview Perspective
John StonestreetShane Morris
What does it say about American society that when a justice of the Supreme Court gets hammered for defending the first freedom guaranteed under the Bill of Rights? John Stonestreet and Shane Morris discuss the media and political reaction to Justice Samuel Alito’s speech hat the National Lawyers Convention, in which Justice Alito described the current threats to religious freedom.
Also on today’s episode, some 92,000 complaints of sexual abuse have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America. While the decline–and demise?–of the Boy Scouts is a huge loss for American boys, there are, thanks to Christians across the country, alternatives such as Trail Life USA.
And Belgium has come under fire from Amnesty International for its shabby treatment of the elderly during the COVID crisis. But has anyone noticed that Belgium’s lax euthanasia laws have been killing the elderly for years?
On a brighter note, John and Shane end the episode with their recommendations of the week. Shane going with “Adventures in Odyssey,” and John recommending Melanie Kirkpatrick’s book, Thanksgiving: The Heart of the American Experience.
Freedom of Religion/Speech
New Sexual Orthodoxy
Address by Justice Samuel Alito at the 2020 National Lawyers Convention, YouTube
“Justice Alito is Right: Freedom of Speech and Religion Face Real Threats,” Keith D. Stanglin, Newsweek
“The Fury of the Fatherless,” by Mary Eberstadt, First Things
“The Last Children of Down Syndrome,” by Sara Zhang, The Atlantic
“When COVID Hit, Many Were Left to Die,” New York Times
Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience, by Melanie Kirkpatrick, available at Amazon.com
John Stonestreet’s Interview with Melanie Kirkpatrick on Thanksgiving, The BreakPoint Podcast
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