Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... March 1, 2017 Show 040 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and Dana Ferguson join us to discuss “deeply held religious beliefs” as they relate to adoption in the state. We also discuss lawmaker attempts to address refugee vetting and dig in to definitions by talking about shell bills, hoghouse amendments, and what it means when lawmakers smoke a bill out of committee.

Senate Bill 66 Dies In Committee

Jan 30, 2014

The State Senate Judiciary Committee struck down a bill aiming to protect clergy who refuse to perform a marriage of a same sex couple. Proponents say the bill makes a necessary political statement, affirms religious freedoms, and safeguards clergy against future lawsuits. But opponents counter that the bill is unnecessary, redundant, and sends a bad message about South Dakota.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray has some highlights from the meeting that included pastors on both sides of the issue.  

Sister Simone Campbell To Talk At Mount Marty

Sep 11, 2013

Mount Marty College's Benedictine Institute of Leadership, Ethics and Social Justice is hosting a September 12 visit to its Yankton campus by Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby. Sister Campbell is presenting the lecture "Health Care and the Poor" in Marian Auditorium Thursday evening beginning at 7:30.