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Elder Oaks Optimistic about Freedom of Religion and Speech

When religious freedom and nondiscrimination interests collide, we should seek “effective ways to resolve differences without anger or contention and with mutual understanding and accommodation.” That was Elder Dallin H. Oaks’s encouragement tonight at Utah Valley University’s Center for Constitutional Studies, where he was named one of the center’s honorary fellows.

Elder Oaks, who is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke on the importance of religious freedom and why he is optimistic about freedom of speech and expression as they apply to religious motives, religious speech and religious organizations.

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