It was an honor to sit down and record with former federal Judge Thomas B. Griffith on this week’s Church New podcast. We may live in a polarized and divisive climate right now, but we can find reasons to come together in unity! I loved his analogy of how members of the Church gather in congregations due to area, not because of other similarities, and even with our differences we choose and learn how to work together.
Church News Podcast #99 Former federal Judge Thomas B. Griffith on the importance of religious liberty and political civility
On July 20, President Dallin H Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offered a keynote address at the 2022 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit — calling for a global effort to “defend and advance” religious freedom. President Oaks’ address followed other historic remarks on religious freedom and the United States Constitution.
This episode of the Church News podcast features Judge Thomas B. Griffith, a former federal judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In addition, Judge Griffith served as Senate legal counsel and then as general counsel for Brigham Young University.
A Latter-day Saint, he talks about religious liberty, the powerful possibilities of the United States Constitution and civilly engaging in an increasingly polarized political climate.