President, Pacific Justice Institute
Brad Dacus has coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the western United States. And in 1997, founded the Pacific Justice Institute, where he continues to defend religious liberties and parental rights without charge. The Pacific Justice Institute has a network with hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other organization of its kind.
Europe and the Middle East have been ravaged by Islamic terrorism with attacks coming on almost a daily basis. All the while citizens exclaim, “What can the government do about it?” In Europe, under pressure from governments, social media organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter are sponsoring a forum to “purge terrorists from their pages, videos and posts.” On the surface this might seem like a viable plan, but perhaps first we should learn what their definition of “terrorist” is, because some consider so-called hate speech to be terrorism. Those same people consider the teachings of God’s Word as hate speech.
Joining us this morning to discuss the attack on religious liberty and freedom of speech is Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting religious liberties for Christians.
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The threat of government persecution of Christians sent chills throughout the faith community recently when U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders confronted Russell Vought, a Trump nominee, about his orthodox views on Jesus Christ and salvation.
Under tremendous pressure from Europe, where free speech rights are less robust than in the U.S., social media giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter have agreed to sponsor a forum to discuss purging terrorists from their pages, videos and posts.
California attorney Brad Dacus of Pacific Justice Institute was alarmed when he saw the Southern Poverty Law Center seeking a seat at the table. [They are] “very bigoted against Christians, against conservative organizations that have mainstream values.”
An Associated Press story about the promised crackdown reports Southern Poverty has criticized Google and Facebook for “doing too little to muzzle hate groups online.”