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The Bostock Ruling with Tim Schultz

June 26th, 2020 | 2 min read

By Caleb Wait

Tim Schultz, president of the 1st Amendment Partnership, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting religious freedom for Americans of all faiths, joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss the Bostock v. Clayton County ruling. The discussion includes an overview of the ruling, the ruling’s implications, the response given by Sen. Josh Hawley, what social conservatives can learn from other religious minorities, and more.


Overview of Bostock v. Clayton County [0:00 – 7:32]

What Bostock means for religious liberty [7:32 – 11:49]

Is there an opportunity for co-belligerency between Christians and LGBT people? [11:49 – 15:00]

What is a more likely read of Bostock, pessimism or optimism? [15:00 – 20:49]

Will this ruling impact people’s approach to voting? [20:49 – 22:09]

Matt’s optimism is deflated [22:09 – 26:05]

Is SCOTUS acting in place of congress? [26:05 – 29:46]

The Hawley speech [29:46 – 39:25]
Was It All for This? The Failure of the Conservative Legal Movement

Social conservative’s inability to work with co-belligerents [39:25 – 45:00]

What should the stance of social conservatives be post-Bostock? [45:00 – 53:18]

Resources mentioned:

Was It All for This? The Failure of the Conservative Legal Movement


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