88: A Christian Conservative's Case Against Social Progressivism
In 2015, the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriage per the Equal Protection Clause. While millions celebrated the decision (including libertarians), many social conservatives found the ruling to be an attack on state's rights and the institution of traditional marriage.
Joining me on today's episode is a dear friend, Thomas K. C. Thomas is a law student, a former libertarian, and a proponent of reverting America back to the days pre-Obergfell to restore America's valuing of traditional marriage and traditional social values. Thomas also is a strong proponent against social progressivism. While Thomas and I disagree, we still ended up having a respectful conversation to best understand where the other side was coming from, undoubtedly leaving the audience educated, enlightened, and informed.
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- Stay Away From the Libertarians: This month, The Brian Nichols Show is sponsored by “Stay Away From Libertarians!”, written by friend of The Brian Nichols Show; Remso Martinez. In Stay Away From Libertarians!, Martinez leads us on a journey through the many myths surrounding libertarians, explores the libertarian worldview, and debunks these preconceived notions one by one, in a humorous (but thorough) manner. Stay Away from Libertarians has received rave reviews, from The LoConservative, The Daily Wire, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket, the Lions of Liberty, and of course, yours truly, Brian Nichols, here from The Brian Nichols Show.
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- The Libertarian Party: What's the best way to advance liberty?
That's a question I get asked often. You can be an activist, an entrepreneur, a media personality, or politics.
That's why I decided to become a member of the largest pro-liberty party in the United States, the Libertarian Party. I started my show with the goals to educate, enlighten, and inform, while also advancing the principles of liberty.
The LP is the largest political party in America that, at its core principles, embraces the values of individual liberty, property rights, and non-aggression. The other two major parties have embraced tribal warfare versus principled debate. It's time we stop feeding the beast and put our money where out mouths are.
That means putting petty bickering and nonsensical arguments aside and actually advancing liberty.
The LP, like every political party, has its flaws.
But instead of focusing on those flaws and tossing stones from the cheap seats, it's time we take personal responsibility (like we promote on a regular basis) and take some responsibility in making the LP the best it can be.
Go to https://www.lp.org/briannicholsshow and become a member today, and join me in making the LP the very best it can be!