BP This Week: The President and Religious Liberty

Plus: The March for Life

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer rehash significant religious freedom gains under the Trump Administration, especially the newly created division within HHS to protect conscience rights in the workplace. They also emphasize the importance of finding common ground on access to services for all and the protection of sincerely held religious beliefs. They wrap up the show with the March for Life in Washington, D. C.

Resources

Justin Reeder and Love Life Charlotte
  • Warren Cole Smith
  • BreakPoint
  • January 17, 2018
Prescribing religious freedom in healthcare
  • Evan Wilt
  • WORLD
  • January 18, 2018

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  • The Bechtloff

    Funny how during the campaign Stonestreet seemed far more critical of Trump’s character than I had heard him be of any other politician and yet Trump is so far doing more for causes like the
    pro-life movement than any other President in generations. Good example
    how much Evangelical leaders tend to mistake manners
    for morality.

    • Steve

      He is still being quite critical of Trump’s character. Aren’t the actions more important?

  • Bill Knapp

    Trump and certain evangelical support is not doing any good for the gospel – yes we must make stands against abortion, but Trump has undermined the credibility of those morally opposed to abortion .. Trump could change his mind – who knows ? like the revolving doors in his white house..

  • Bill Knapp

    I am not an American – outside of the US, there are not many evangelicals enthusiastic about Trump – yes non American evangelicals are against abortion and are concerned about religious liberty and we work against abortion and for religious liberty in other ways … but what is going on in the US is hard to get used to because of your politics, US nationalism and evangelical involvement with this

    eg a dutch evangelical leader said this … ““I understand the evangelical concern about Clinton-I’m no fan of hers either and probably have worn a grey armband had she won. We were facing a lose-lose situation either way. I also understand the concern for a more conservative supreme court. Trump has a good man as VP – although a cynical perspective would suspect Trump of using him to get the crucial evangelical vote.

    Trump’s triumph has huge implications for us in Europe. When you see who is rejoicing you can realise how serious it is.

    We will now have for the next four years a post-truth, post-values, bullying narcissist in the White House. A man who thinks the whole world revolves around him has been helped into the White House by millions of evangelical Christians. It will take a long time to get used to this.” ..

    http://evangelicalfocus.com/europe/2071/opinions_leaders_evangelicals_in_Europe_see_Trump_victory_usa

    interviews with evangelicals across Europe did not reveal hope concerning religious liberty because of Trump being elected (what goes on in the US has repercussions around the world) – the Trump effect and backlash against Trump might have the opposite effect .. God will do his will inspite of our folly and politics