Vocal Point-Lea Patterson

Topic: Religious Freedom

In a retirement community in Fredericksburg, Virginia, there is a religious freedom case brewing. A resident in his mid-80s and his wife are facing the possibility of eviction from their senior living community. Why? Because they want to have a Bible study there, and the powers that be don’t want to allow that. Attorney Lea Patterson, associate counsel for First Liberty—a type of Christian counterpart to the ACLU—says, “It is both shameful and illegal to threaten elderly residents with eviction simply for holding a Bible study…Treating residents unequally simply out of hostility to religion violates federal law and taints Virginia’s long history of religious freedom.” Lea Patterson joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this case and why it matters. www.firstliberty.org