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Public Discourse: A shopkeeper who objects to sex-same weddings but who nevertheless provides services at such weddings generally acts in a morally permissible way if he acts to comply with a validly-enacted law, to preserve the goodwill of his business, and to make a just profit. Nevertheless, a law that in this way coerces a shopkeeper to cooperate with actions he reasonably believes immoral is gravely unjust.
Public Discourse: When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction.
Canon and Culture: There are good reasons, however, why a pastor should fearlessly, freely, and from the pulpit, support or oppose political candidates.
Christian Concern: International speakers addressed the main issues facing Christians in public life today, and included Dr Peter Jones, founder of truthXchange, Jefferey Ventrella and Jordan Lorence, both of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Dr Joe Boot, founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity and Dr Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship.
Jeffery J. Ventrella at American Thinker: In a quest to redefine normal, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has submitted a letter to the Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities seeking recognition of certain classes of people who engage in homosexual behavior as “a health disparity population.”
Christian Concern: Jeffrey Ventrella, the senior vice president of the Alliance Defense Fund, gave a series of talks on the role of the advocate in society entitled “Law, Lordship & Liberty”.
[2010 video includes comments from Jeffery J. Ventrella and Jordan Lorence.]
ADF Attorney Jeffery Ventrella writing at Inside the Issues: “How can we expect the next generation of lawyers to really know about constitutional law unless they understand the context undergirding that precious document? . . . There is a solution: while ideas have consequences, people change cultures—more precisely, changed people change cultures. And that is the fundamental mission actuating the Blackstone Legal Fellowship. By a rigorous curriculum fueled by a top-notch faculty, our country’s best and brightest Christian law students are transformed.”
Jeff Ventrella on the Hugh Hewitt Show: The Blackstone Legal Fellowship, the DISCLOSE Act, and Common Sense in the Law
ADF attorney Jeffery J. Ventrella appeared on Kor Kast Radio with Ryan Dobson to discuss the National Day of Prayer litigation. | MP3 – 40:39 mins | Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Obama resource page
Christian Concern for Our Nation (CCFON): “On Sunday 21st March, 65 delegates gathered in the stunning grounds of Exeter College, Oxford, to embark on a week of intense study, fellowship with one another, and worship . . . On the first evening, after many cups of tea and introductions, there was an opening banquet. Andrea Minichiello Williams (Director, Christian Legal Centre) and [Jeffrey Ventrella] (Senior Vice President, Alliance Defense Fund) spoke after the dinner with passion and humility, challenging all the delegates to ‘put Christianity in its place’ and to answer the ‘call of today’s worshipful warrior’ . . . Teaching from [Jordan Lorence] (Senior Vice President, Alliance Defense Fund) at these sessions was always highly relevant; he spoke honestly about the traps that Christians can fall into and provided practical advice for keeping our future careers devoted to God.”
Jeffery J. Ventrella serves as senior counsel and senior vice-president of strategic training for Alliance Defending Freedom at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since joining Alliance Defending Freedom in 2000, he has headed the Alliance Defending Freedom Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a unique legal internship program that has graduated nearly 1,100 outstanding law students. Ventrella also leads the Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy, which has trained thousands of allied attorneys across the nation in litigating constitutional law cases. He regularly engages the culture through formal debates and serves as an approved speaker for The Federalist Society. Ventrella earned his J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law and has practiced law since 1985. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, and the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.
WORLD Magazine: “A good friend recently told me about a talk she’d heard in London, given by Jeff Ventrella, an attorney and executive with the Alliance Defense Fund. Thanks to the kind people at Sovereign Grace Church in Gilbert, Ariz., where Ventrella first gave this talk, I was able to listen to it on a podcast. Ventrella addressed the issue of how we, as Christians, are to live in this world in a way that wins it to Christ. How are we to live in the midst of a corrupt culture—a culture that codifies evil in the form of abortion, a culture that seems increasingly hostile to Judeo-Christian values such as marriage, a culture that tears away at the values parents teach their children?”
ADF attorney Jeff Ventrella appeared on the Zeb at the Ranch Show with Zeb Bell to discuss various cultural issues including marriage and religious freedom.
Jeff Ventrella, Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Training at ADF, appeared on the Zeb Bell Show to discuss various legal and cultural issues. The mp3 file runs just under 15 minutes.
http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=4699 ALLIANCE DEFENSE FUND MEDIA ADVISORY October 3, 2008 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT ADF MEDIA RELATIONS: (480) 444-0020 or www.telladf.org/pressroom ADF attorney to participate in USD same-sex ‘marriage’ debate ADF senior VP and allied attorney to join others in …
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