On this episode of Acton Line, we first cover the Equality Act, a bill recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Keisha Russell, associate counsel at First Liberty Institute joins the podcast to break down the basics of the bill and explain how the bill would threaten religious liberty. Afterwards, Charlie Weimers, a Swedish politician newly elected to the European Parliament joins the podcast to discuss “Sweden’s Dark Soul: The Unravelling of a Utopia,” by Kajsa Norman, a book depicting cultural censorship in Sweden.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Richard Easton Member

    The Equality Act passed the House. It hasn’t passed the Senate.

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    • June 5, 2019, at 11:08 AM PDT
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  2. DonG Coolidge

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    The Equality Act passed the House. It hasn’t passed the Senate.

    And people should capitalize “Congress”! See here for more rules.

    • #2
    • June 5, 2019, at 11:17 AM PDT
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  3. Acton Institute Contributor

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    The Equality Act passed the House. It hasn’t passed the Senate.

    Thank you for the comment! Yes, there was an error in the reference. 

    • #3
    • June 5, 2019, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  4. Richard Easton Member

    The podcast was excellent. Alas, “The New Totalitarians” continues to be relevant with respect to Sweden.

    • #4
    • June 6, 2019, at 12:33 AM PDT
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  5. Henry Castaigne Member

    Sweden is a great country that migrants want to live in. Why don’t Swedish intellectuals like Sweden? What’s wrong with peace and prosperity?

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    • June 6, 2019, at 5:31 PM PDT
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  6. Taras Coolidge

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Sweden is a great country that migrants want to live in. Why don’t Swedish intellectuals like Sweden? What’s wrong with peace and prosperity?

    As with American progressives, their hatred of their home country is an assertion of personal superiority.

    Look how pure I am, how idealistic, how benevolent, how advanced I am. Nothing less than perfection will satisfy me.

    • #6
    • June 7, 2019, at 3:55 PM PDT
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  7. Henry Castaigne Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Sweden is a great country that migrants want to live in. Why don’t Swedish intellectuals like Sweden? What’s wrong with peace and prosperity?

    As with American progressives, their hatred of their home country is an assertion of personal superiority.

    Look how pure I am, how idealistic, how benevolent, how advanced I am. Nothing less than perfection will satisfy me.

    Perfection is an unhealthy obsession for creatures as flawed as humans. Try to make things a little better than they are.

    • #7
    • June 8, 2019, at 10:58 PM PDT
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