Parental Rights and Religious Freedom: Tackling Tyranny with Scott Parkinson and Mike Berry on STAND

When faced with unprecedented challenges, some individuals rise to become champions of freedom. This episode starts by welcoming the conservative U.S. senate candidate Scott Parkinson and exploring his battle to claim Virginia’s Senate seat from incumbent Tim Kaine (who ran for VP on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential ticket). Parkinson’s campaign is fueled by a fervent desire to safeguard our constitutional liberties, a passion ignited by the unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates.

In our candid discussion, Parkinson lays out his blueprint for enriching ‘we the people’, ensuring that individual liberty flourishes once again within the Commonwealth. We walk through important issues, like LGBTQ rights and their intersection with the parental rights movement, and discuss how the role of faith in politics plays into the broader picture of America’s evolving political narratives.

Next, we join hands with Mike Berry from the First Liberty Institute, a sentinel of religious freedoms, and discuss their defense of 35 courageous US Navy SEALs whose religious convictions put their careers on the line under the Navy’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Together, we navigate the waters of federal laws on religious accommodation and the current administration’s stance, raising poignant questions about the significance and the respect for religious liberty in the military.

This episode casts a spotlight on the importance of religious freedoms within America, highlighting the trials faced by organizations like Shields of Strength as they strive to provide solace to our soldiers, in light of the larger shift of mainstream political narratives. This episode is not just a report, but a mosaic of viewpoints, as we uncover the impact of this shift on the bedrock of family values, parental rights in education, and religious liberty for all.

You can find out more about Scott’s senate race and support him online at

You can learn more about First Liberty Institute and support this wonderful nonprofit’s work at


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June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm

The Fight for Freedom in America and Israel

Professor Alan Dershowitz

Trump's Impeachment Attorney
Harvard Law Professor, Emeritus