It’s going to get worse before it gets better. We’re facing opposition far more intense than anything most Christians in the United States have experienced in the last century.
That’s the message from Luke Goodrich in his new book, Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious History in America, published by Multnomah. Goodrich, the leading religious-freedom attorney at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, has fought and won in the Supreme Court. But he’s concerned that we’re not prepared for the changes that now confront us. And we talked even before this week’s dramatic Supreme Court decision that legally redefined sex to include gender identity and sexual orientation.
“We’ve long lived in a country where religious freedom was secure, and we didn’t need to give it much thought,” Goodrich writes. “Now we’re realizing the country is changing and we might not enjoy the same degree of religious freedom forever. If we don’t start thinking about it now, we’ll be unprepared.”
Goodrich joined me on Gospelbound to help us get ready. We discuss how we can suffer with joy, what we can learn from the Quakers, why some courts seem so incredulous about Christians acting as Christians, and more.