On October 5 at UNAM in Mexico City, John joined fellow scholars to talk about Linda McClain’s forthcoming book on The Rhetoric of Bigotry and Conscience.
At the online Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Nicholas Bamforth provides a thoughtful review of Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. His takeaway: Overall, this book is a thought-provoking endeavour, and it is commendable that the authors have tried to challenge one another and to find areas of agreement. Their willingness to reach out and engage in… Continue reading NDPR reviews DRLD
In the Detroit Free Press, John explains the Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. From the piece: The case was not “narrowly decided” in the sense of being a close verdict: Indeed, it was a 7-2 decision. But it was “narrowly written,” in the sense of applying only to this particular commission’s treatment of this particular… Continue reading The Message of Masterpiece
On Sunday May 20, John joined Professor Martha Nussbaum at the University of Chicago’s Court Theatre following a performance of The Originalist–John Strand’s play about the late Justice Antonin Scalia–to discuss law, religion, and LGBT rights. The Windy City Times wrote about their dialogue here.
On May 9 at Princeton, John joined his DRLD counterpoint authors Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis, along with moderator Robert P. George and respondents Christopher Tollefsen and Kevin Vallier, to talk about their book and about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Here’s The Daily Princetonian‘s story on the event; a video should be forthcoming soon.
In January, John did several events with his Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination counterpoint author Ryan T. Anderson, including this one at Concordia University in Irvine, California.
On CNN, John discussed the U.S. Supreme Court “wedding-cake case” with host Michael Smerconish. Watch the full video here.
At The New York Times, John explains how to draw a line between some of the cake cases in the news. From the article: Therein lies the crucial difference between the cases: Silva’s objection was about what she sold; a design-based objection. Phillips’s objection was about to whom it was sold; a user-based objection. The gay… Continue reading Slicing the Cake Cases
Which seems as good a reason as any to share this video again…
John, who is on research leave this year, has spent the month of November in Europe as a Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven, Belgium’s largest university, also giving lectures in the UK. Above, he is pictured lecturing at KU Leuven on religious liberty and discrimination. Below, clockwise from top left: At the Oxford University Press… Continue reading Europe Lectures