Elder Dallin H. Oaks Receives the Canterbury Medal in New York City for His Defense of Religious Liberty


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This story is somewhat more than two weeks old now, but I’m guessing that more than a few folks out there missed it:




He received the Canterbury Medal from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.  Francis Cardinal George, the Archbishop of Chicago, presented the award.


I especially encourage you to watch the video of Elder Oaks’s remarks, which last about twenty-three minutes.  Government encroachments on religious freedom have increased considerably in recent decades, and seem likely to increase still further if unopposed.



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  • Darren

    I watched the video a couple of weeks ago and for two consecutive Sundays I’ve encouraged my Gospel Doctrine class to watch it as well. Elder Oaks has been giving speeches like this one regarding the erosion of our religious liberties. I listened to Elder Oaks on Hugh Hewitt and there he mentioned that he (Elder Oaks) would not be putting so much time and energy into these speeches, nor would the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve agree with elder Oaks in putting forth so much time on this topic if it was not of top concern for all of these men.

    Elder Oaks, for those who do not know, has an extensive professional background with law. He even served as a judge on the Utah Supreme court before being called to the Twelve.