April 15, 2019
Over the years, FRC has been privileged to host speakers from around the nation and the world to help illuminate you on what's happening when faith, family, and freedom intersects with culture and public policy. In the coming weeks, we have two very special Speaker Series events that you'll want to put on your calendar.
On Tuesday, April 30, I'll host U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at FRC headquarters for a discussion on religious liberty. Graham has long been a leading voice for religious freedom both domestically and internationally. He is the new Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Most religious liberty legislation and court nominees, who are vital to protecting religious freedom, come through the Judiciary Committee. Graham will be discussing his work in his new role as Judiciary Chairman and what Congress is doing to promote religious liberty. He'll also be addressing religious freedom internationally. As Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, Senator Graham is acutely aware of the numerous religious liberty concerns around the world.
Before that, on April 25, Professor Lynne Marie Kohm from Regent University School of Law will join us at FRC to discuss The Attack on Parental Rights and the Constitution. Parents across America are fighting for the lives of their children and losing. Doctors, judges, and hospitals are ignoring parental decisions for their children in myriad situations which have created some major lawsuits around the globe. Professor Kohm puts forward the notion that an international children's rights framework pulls kids away from parental protection to instead be guarded by the state. That result is failing children and their parents all around the world, and even here in the United States. At the same time, the notion that the State can protect the child by affording children rights rather than supporting and upholding parental protection of that child's best interests is a destructive international law value that seeps into American court decisions to allow hospitals, doctors, and judges to prevail over parents, which breaks down parental rights protections guarded by the U. S. Constitution. This presentation will discuss the preservation of parental rights and provide valuable insight on what concerned Americans can do to fight back against government erosion of those cherished rights.
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