Kresta in the Afternoon – November 20, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Fr. Perrone Update

  • Description: Since allegations surfaced against him this summer, Fr Eduard Perrone has maintained his innocence. Recently, his lawyers learned that one of his accusers misconstrued information concerning James Fortenberry, claiming he had stayed overnight in Perrone's bedroom. Fortenberry strongly denies this claim and has attempted to meet with the Archdiocese. We talk with Fr Perrone and his attorney Chris Kolomjec.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Chris Kolomjec
      Chris Kolomjec is an attorney specializing in divorce and family matters. Find him at kolomjeclaw.com
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+  The Battle over Religious Liberty (2 segments)

  • Description: Many Americans are concerned about rising threats to religious freedom. They feel the culture changing around them, and they fear that their beliefs will soon be marginalized as a form of bigotry. Others, younger Christians in particular, are tired of the culture wars, and they wonder whether courtroom battles are truly worthwhile, or even in line with the teachings of Jesus. Luke Goodrich joins us with a reasoned, balanced, gospel-centered approach to religious freedom.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Luke Goodrich
      Luke Goodrich is the author of Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America and a leading religious freedom attorney at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he has won multiple Supreme Court victories for clients like the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby. He frequently discusses religious freedom on networks such as Fox News, CNN, ABC, and NPR, and in publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine. He's also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah law school, where he teaches an advanced course in constitutional law.
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    • Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America

      A leading religious freedom attorney, veteran of multiple Supreme Court battles, helps people of faith understand religious liberty in our rapidly changing culture--why it matters, how it is threatened, and how to respond with confidence and grace. 
      Many Americans are concerned about rising threats to religious freedom. They feel the culture changing around them, and they fear that their beliefs will soon be marginalized as a form of bigotry. Others, younger Christians in particular, are tired of the culture wars, and they wonder whether courtroom battles are truly worthwhile, or even in line with the teachings of Jesus. Luke Goodrich offers a reasoned, balanced, gospel-centered approach to religious freedom. He applies biblical understanding to a number of the most hot-button cultural issues of our day. He also offers practical steps Christians can take to respond to religious freedom conflicts in an informed, responsible, and graceful way. (learn more)

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