Eric Metaxas at CPAC: 'We Don't Even Know What Religious Liberty Is'

Kate Hicks

3/19/2013 2:32:00 PM - Kate Hicks

I had the chance to sit down with Eric Metaxas, a writer and speaker who, along with Dr. Ben Carson, addressed CPAC about the importance of religious liberty in America. Metaxas, author of bestseller "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy," spoke at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast, where he gave a speech that was no doubt a challenge for President Obama and his cohorts to hear. It's worth watching, as he gives a good-humored but deadly serious talk about having true faith in God, rather than simply paying lip service with Scriptural quotes (contrast President Obama's subsequent speech for an example of what Metaxas spoke of -- it's a bit startling, actually).

Metaxas continues to sound the alarm about state encroachments on religious liberty, a term that, as he points out in the video below, most Americans don't really understand. Here, he gives some insight into what he considers to be one of America's most troubling problems, and how the decline of religious liberty affects all Americans, not simply people of faith.

To learn more about Eric Metaxas (especially if you need help spelling that URL!), check out his website at www.ericmetaxas.com.