This is a podcast of the 2013 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon keynote address from Suzii Paytner, the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. On June 28 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Paynter received the J.M. Dawson Religious Liberty Award from the Baptist Joint Committee, recognizing her work defending our first freedom. She recounts her road to religious advocacy in this speech, titled “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen.”

Listen to the podcast to hear Paynter talk about her encounter with famed atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her understanding of justice and how a character from “Fiddler on the Roof” can provide a model for effective deliberation.