In Defense of Religious & Parental Rights

Date: November 8, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Brad Dacus
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Religious rights are under attack and it’s often happening in the public square.  It’s not just religious rights, but parental rights as well where the state has become the surrogate parents and, in some instances, they’re actually pitting children against their parents.

To discuss where America currently stands on such issues, Jim welcomed Brad Dacus.  Brad is president and founder of the Pacific Justice Institute.  Their mission is to defend, without charge, the religious freedoms, parental rights, and other civil liberties of individuals who cannot defend themselves.  Brad previously served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law.  He’s testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and before the California State Legislature.

When you review this edition of Crosstalk, have a notebook handy because Brad presented a lot of great information including:

  • The recent elections, particularly in Ohio, and the defeat on abortion there.  On the national level he noted how it’s one thing for the Supreme Court to say that it’s OK to kill the pre-born, but when the people have the opportunity to decide, then the culpability goes way up.  But be forewarned, he also indicated that God allows levels of culpability to rise prior to judgment.  
  • Brad has a phrase he uses.  It’s “spiritual death camp.”  He uses it to describe public schools and how they’re very different from years ago as they’re brain-washing youngsters, right down to the Kindergarten level.
  • The legal recourse parents have when girls have to deal with boys in locker rooms or compete against them in sports.
  • Private Christian schools are not immune from attack.  He gave the example of a private Christian school in California that was raided by police because a few of the children were not wearing their COVID masks.  They were also told that the singing of Christian songs and teaching Bible stories is not allowed in pre-schools in California.
  • What is the roll of the church in all of this?  

The Pacific Justice Institute is currently involved in over 220 cases and they’re ready to help you.  So go to their website and check out their information on 

starting a home school co-op, public school opt-out forms, protecting your children from Child Protective Services, reclaiming your school, and more. 

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