Michael Farris | Ep. 035
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About this Episode
In part two of this deeply meaningful conversation, Zan and Mike Farris reminisce about several key cases in the fight for homeschool freedom in the United States. Mike’s deep faith in God’s goodness and his tireless dedication to liberty and the Constitution have inspired courage and boldness in thousands of others over the years. The modern homeschool movement truly would not be the same without courageous individuals like Mike Farris. Don’t miss this powerful episode!
Meet My Guest
Michael Farris was the founder and President of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and continues to serve as Board Chairman. He is the founder and chancellor emeritus of Patrick Henry College. He recently served as the president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom and continues to serve ADF as an attorney. Mike Farris is a constitutional appellate litigator who has served as lead counsel in the United States Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts, and the appellate courts of 13 states. He has been a leader on Capitol Hill for over 30 years and is widely known for his leadership on homeschooling, religious freedom, and the preservation of American sovereignty. A prolific author, Mike has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship and as one of the “Top 100 Faces in Education for the 20th Century” by Education Week magazine. Mike and Vickie Farris have 10 children and 29 grandchildren with more on the way.
ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM, adflegal.org
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS, nrb.org
CONVENTION OF STATES PROJECT, conventionofstates.com
Mentioned in this Episode
- HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association), hslda.org
- Patrick Henry College, phc.edu
- Alliance Defending Freedom, adflegal.org
At BJU Press Homeschool, we’re committed to providing children an education from a biblical worldview that is academically sound and challenges them to advance, think critically, and live like Christ. This type of education is not often possible in public schools because of the number of children taught in a classroom, a difference in worldview, and peer and societal pressure to conform. Homeschooling allows parents to instruct and disciple their children without daily fighting messages from an opposing worldview taught in the classroom. And with tuition costs and fees for private schooling or tutoring, homeschooling may be the only option for parents who are concerned for their children’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
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