Nationally recognized religious freedom expert Dr. Ryan T. Anderson will deliver an exclusive talk to the Christendom community on Monday, January 30, titled: “’Marriage Equality’: Religious Freedom or a ‘License to Discriminate.’” The talk, which will launch Christendom’s Major Speakers Program for the spring of 2017, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s St. Lawrence Commons.
Anderson is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, and the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute. He is the author of the just-released book Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom and the co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of the book What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. Anderson’s research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Anderson received his B.A. from Princeton University and received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. He has made appearances on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News, including appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos and Piers Morgan Live. Anderson’s work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, First Things, and Principles.