July 4, 2014
Listening In

Listening In, hosted by WORLD's Warren Cole Smith, features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. “Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD's Chief Content Officer Nick Eicher.

The Listening In podcast is posted each Friday.

Read edited transcripts of Warren’s interviews.

A conversation concerning Christians and the courts

Our conversation today involves recent Christians in religious liberty court cases. Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, recently won a court case against UNC-W.  He had sued the university, charging the school had denied him a promotion because of his Christian and conservative beliefs.  That case took eight years to complete, and it’s still possible the university could appeal. 

Another recent court case involves Jack Phillips.  Phillips is the proprietor of Masterpiece Cake Shop in the Lakewood suburb of Denver, Colorado.  Phillips, who has been in business for more than two decades, recently refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.  The homosexual men filed a complaint against him, and this little bake shop has become one of the front lines in the fight for religious liberty. 

 Our conversation begins today with University of North Carolina-Wilmington professor Dr. Mike Adams, and later we will talk with Jack Phillips and his attorney Nicole Martin.

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July 4, 2014