April 25, 2019
While the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to free speech, the right to have your speech trademarked – and thus commercially protected by the government – is not guaranteed. A clothier whose name is the acronym created by taking the first letter of each word in the phrase “Friends you can’t trust” had it’s day in the Supreme Court and the linguistic gymnastics required were a lesson in civil speech in a time of coarse talk.
Carmen discusses this and other cases pending before the Supreme Court of the United States with the senior editor of the Acton Institute, Ben Johnson. On the docket for today’s conversation:
- Scandalous trademarks?
- Citizenship and the Census?
- Does the 1964 Civil Rights Act cover sexual orientation and gender identity when it protects “sex”?
Then we turn our attention again to Sri Lanka where 359 people have now died as a result of the Islamic terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday targeting churches and high end hotels. That number does not include the pregnant wife of one of the suicide bombers who blew up herself, her children, and three police officers when they tried to take her into custody at the family’s home.
Mayukah Perera, managing director of Back to the Bible joins Carmen from Sri Lanka to discuss the current situation and how American Christians can pray for their brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka who comprise a mere 7% of the population.