Gus plays some clips from the White House rose garden yesterday where President Donald Trump spoke about the religious freedom executive order he signed, which allows certain protections from the federal government and a relaxing of the Johnson Amendment, which prevented religious institutions from preaching politics from the pulpit. Gus is joined by Becket Fund attorney Daniel Blomberg who represented the Little Sisters of the Poor in their Supreme Court case against the Obama administration’s HHS Mandate. He explains how this effectively ends the lawsuit. He also goes more in depth on the Johnson Amendment.
Afterwards, Gus talks with listeners about the relaxation of the Johnson Amendment and asks them how they’d feel if a priest or minister gave an overtly political homily or sermon from the pulpit.
And, it wouldn’t be a proper Friday on Seize the Day without a little Prayer Time.