Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Welcome to today’s show with host Kerby Anderson. His first guest is President, CEO, and Chief Counsel, of First Liberty Institute, Kelly Shackelford. They’ll discuss today’s religious liberty cases. Then Kerby welcomes Representative Van Taylor who brings insight to what’s happening in Texas. Kerby’s final guest is Gary Bauer who brings the year into focus. And Kerby shares top stories right from the headlines. And all of this is brought to you with a godly perspective.
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President | CEO | Chief Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Mr. Shackelford is a constitutional scholar who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate on constitutional issues, and has won three state landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases in the past few years alone. He was recently named one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century by Texas Lawyer, and is the recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense for his leadership and pioneering work protecting religious freedom.
Representative Texas' 3rd Congressional District - United States House of Representatives
A seventh generation Texan, Van Taylor is a family man, businessman, and decorated Iraq War Veteran. For his service in Iraq, the Marine Corps awarded Captain Taylor the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor.
From April 2010 to January 2015, Van Taylor represented District 66 in the Texas House of Representatives. From January 13, 2015 – January 3, 2019, Taylor served as a Member of the Texas Senate, representing the Eighth Senate District of Texas. On January 3, 2019, Van Taylor was sworn in as a Member of the United States Congress, representing Texas Third Congressional District.
Van and his wife Anne, reside in Plano, and are the proud parents of three young girls: Laura, Helen,
Biden Spending Bill
Today, after voting against President Biden's massive reconciliation spending bill, Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) released the following statement:
President - American Values
Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.
After leaving the Reagan White House, Bauer became President of the Family Research Council and a Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family.
Bauer took his pro-family, pro-life message across the country during the 2000 Republican presidential primaries and debates.
Today, Bauer serves as Chairman of Campaign for Working Families PAC, dedicated to electing conservative candidates to Congress, and as President of American Values, an educational non-profit organization. He writes a weekly column at Human Events and co-hosts a weekend talk show on Sirius/XM Radio.
In 1973, Bauer received his law degree from Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. He is married to the former Carol Hoke, and lives in Virginia. Gary and Carol have three grown children.
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