Monday, April 6, 2015

RFRA: bigotry disguised as religious freedom or necessary protection of one’s faith?

Nothing has stirred more controversy in recent weeks than the passage of Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). On one hand the supporters of the act claim it is necessary for religious freedom in the United States.  The other side claims it is discriminatory and bigoted, much like shown in the Facebook posting on the right.

Caleb Dalton
Tomorrow on Faith On Trial we’ll separate fact from fiction with Alliance Defending Freedom litigation counsel Caleb Dalton.  He will discuss with Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll the true facts about RFRA, what it does, and more importantly, what it does not do.  After Caleb our media critic Todd Erzen will comment on the media reaction to the Indiana law and whether or not the media reporting has been fair. Caleb is a graduate of Regent University School of Law where he graduated cum laude.

Since joining ADF in 2013, Caleb has provided strategic support for marriage and family initiatives. His legal efforts have focused on affirming freedom of conscience for individuals in marriage and family litigation. Todd is a former reporter for the Des Moines Register and is a regular contributor of FOT.

Join Deacon Mike and Gina for a lively half-hour Tuesday at 9 a.m. (CDT) on Iowa Catholic Radio, KWKY 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming live on  The program is re-broadcast at 9 p.m. Faith On Trial is underwritten by Attorney Rick McConville of Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Carroll, Hockenberg & Scalise PC, 2100 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, 515-253-1055 and Confluence Brewing Company, off the Bike Trail just south of Grey’s Lake, 1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines, where there is live entertainment in the tap room every Thursday.

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