Talking about the "things that matter most" on July 8
4:00 – SCOTUS: Calif. university’s policy upheld, but school still barred from targeting Christian group
An ideologically split Supreme Court has ruled that a law school can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that won't let gays join. The court turned away an appeal from the Christian Legal Society which sued to get funding and recognition from the University of California's Hastings Law School. Hastings says no recognized campus groups may exclude people - taking it as far as saying a NAACP group could not reject a white supremacist. The court on a 5-4 judgment upheld the lower court rulings saying the Christian group's First Amendment rights of association, free speech and free exercise were not violated by the college's nondiscrimination policy. We debate it with Rob Boston of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and Jordan Lawrence of the Alliance Defense Fund.
4:20 – Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents' Guide to Raising almost Perfect Kids 2nd Edition
Family therapist and parent, Gregory Popcak, and his wife, Lisa, are back with their second edition of Parenting with Grace: The Catholic Parents' Guide to Raising almost Perfect Kids. This latest updated version continues to guide parents through each stage of child development from infancy to adolescence, offering additional age-specific advice on parenting with grace. Filled with honesty, practical examples, and thought-provoking quizzes, the book helps parents discover their own God-given instructional manual for creating a highly individualized, completely Catholic parenting plan for raising their children.
5:00 – Direct to my Desk