Federal Government Steps Up to Defend Religious Freedom

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Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and BarbWire.com Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

In an historic move, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it has established a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the office of Civil Rights to specialize in enforcement of and compliance with laws that protect conscience and the free exercise of religion, that prohibit coercion and discrimination.

We’re going to be talking about this major development on Faith and Freedom. I’m Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, joining me is Matt Barber, founder of BarbWire.com, and Holly Meade, the Director of Communications for Liberty Counsel.

Mat Staver: Matt, this is a 180° turn around from the horrible eight years of the Obama administration. In 2011 the Obama administration’s HHS Department ultimately repealed any attempt to have regulations that would protect the rights of conscience. Of course with the Obamacare law, that was exactly the opposite. It trampled on the rights of conscience and required non-profit, religious, Christian ministries to provide abortion, drugs and devices and contraception contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs…

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