BLOGFreedom Matters Podcast: Free Speech and the Supreme Court

By Bob Trent Posted on: | May 24, 2016

On this episode of Freedom Matters, Jon Scruggs, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) joined Matt and Kerri to discuss a lawsuit ADF filed in Arizona to challenge a Phoenix ordinance that forces two Christian artists to use their artistic talents to promote same-sex ceremonies despite their beliefs that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Jon explains why this ordinance is a problem:

“Our clients are forced to create offensive artwork from scratch and then disseminate it to other people…it’s the equivalent of the state coming into their art studio and hijacking their imaginations and their creativity.”

We also welcome Tyson Langhofer to talk about the ADF federal lawsuit against California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) and several CSULA professors who tried to shut down conservative speaker Ben Shapiro's speech at a Young Americans for Freedom Free Speech Event on campus.

And, with the Zubik v. Burwell decision on the books for a week, Matt and Kerri give insight beyond the quick reactions of those who wanted to write off the Supreme Court’s opinion as a punt. They also discuss why those who value the First Amendment should be praising the result.

Listen to the full episode:




Subscribe to Freedom Matters

Bob Trent

Media Relations Director

Prior to joining ADF as Media Relations Director, Bob was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate radio station KTAR in Phoenix, AZ.

More from ADF View All

Think Churches and Religious Schools Will Be Safe from the “Equality Act”? Think Again.

Think Churches and Religious Schools Will Be Safe from the “Equality Act”? Think Again.

If the “Equality Act” is passed, not even churches and religious schools will...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/17/2019 20:10:08 Read More

Is This the End of Female Athletics? Not If This High School Girl Can Help It

Is This the End of Female Athletics? Not If This High School Girl Can Help It

The line separating men’s and women’s sports is becoming increasingly blurry....

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/18/2019 00:40:11 Read More

Supreme Court’s Fetal Burial Decision Prompts Deeper Questions on Humanity of Unborn

Supreme Court’s Fetal Burial Decision Prompts Deeper Questions on Humanity of Unborn

Like nothing else in life, a burial forces bereaved friends and family member...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/13/2019 20:30:47 Read More

3 Fathers Making a Difference for Freedom

3 Fathers Making a Difference for Freedom

Each of these fathers know if they don’t defend these freedoms now, their chi...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 06/15/2019 04:38:54 Read More