On this episode of Acton Line, we first cover the Equality Act, a bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Keisha Russell, associate counsel at First Liberty Institute joins the podcast to break down the basics of the bill and explain how the bill would threaten religious liberty. Afterwards, Charlie Weimers, a Swedish politician newly elected to the European Parliament joins the podcast to discuss “Sweden’s Dark Soul: The Unravelling of a Utopia,” by Kajsa Norman, a book depicting cultural censorship in Sweden.
Check out additional resources for this podcast:
Swedish soul searching: A review of ‘Sweden’s Dark Soul’ by Kajsa Norman
Purchase “Sweden’s Dark Soul:The Unravelling of a Utopia,” by Kajsa Norman
Read “The Equality Act Will Harm Religious Freedom,” by Thomas Farr
“A Liberal Law Professor Explains Why the Equality Act Would ‘Crush’ Religious Dissenters”
Pelosi Promises Action on Bill that Would Gut Religious Freedom Restoration Act
The Equality Act: How Could Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Laws Affect You?
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Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education
F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’
Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the reality of socialism; Interview with a Venezuelan dissident
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