Monday, August 21, 2017

College students losing faith and abortion bubble zones in Chicago: Next FOT

Are college students losing their faith? Will sidewalk counselors be able to help Chicago women facing the choice of abortion? We’ll take up these two issues Tuesday on Faith On Trial.
Jeremy Story
Pres. Campus Renewal
A recent report by Campus Renewal Ministries indicates that up to 70 % of college students leave their faith. Why does that happen and what can be down about it? We’ll discuss this with Jeremy Story, president of Campus Reform Ministries. Jeremy has worked in campus ministries for 21 years and has worked with hundreds of campuses and non-profits, including the National Day of Prayer and the Collegiate Day of Prayer. 

In addition we’ll have back Thomas Olp, senior counsel and co-executive director of the Thomas More Society to discuss his recent filing to a federal appeals court to protect the free speech rights of sidewalk counselors outside of abortion clinics. The City of Chicago has an ordinance prohibiting such counseling within 50 feet of a clinic. The suit is brought on behalf of Veronica Price and several other counselors. 

The city has claimed that the counselors harass women attempting to enter clinics, but Olp
Thomas Olp
Thomas More Society
and his clients dispute that. “Contrary to pro-abortion propaganda, pro life counselors do not intimidate women,” Olp said. “The Chicago bubble zone ordinance deliberately curtails our clients’ first Amendment rights.”

Join Deacon Mike Manno and Pam Briddell at 10 a.m. (Central) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM to hear a discussion of these and other issues of interest to people of faith.  FOT can also be heard on our downloadable app and it streams on the stations’ website It will be re-broadcast at 10 p.m. and earlier programs may be heard at this link 

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