Posted on May 1st, 2015

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Air Date: May 1, 2015

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Jim placed the spotlight on the following stories during this news round-up edition of Crosstalk:

--1 police officer charged with murder, 3 were charged with manslaughter and 2
with assault in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
--A 33 year old East Point, Georgia, mother has been accused of making serious
threats against police officers nationwide on her Facebook page and is in jail.
--The ISIS flag shows up in the Baltimore riots.
--Current and former members of Congress say that amid ISIS threats to the U.S.
the Obama administration is failing to counter domestic radicalization of
Muslims and the potential for terrorists to infiltrate the U.S. border.
--While describing savage jihad acts during a speech at Brooklyn College,
conservative Pamela Geller is sneered and jeered at by Muslims.
--Islamic State calling for Muslims in the U.S. to use their cars to attack non-
Muslims, especially military personnel and police.
--A Muslim man is hospitalized after a shooting involving an officer at the
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
--Fired Al Jazeera-America employee is suing the network alleging that the work
environment was hostile.
--A joint operation by the Israeli Defense Forces, police and the Israeli Security
Agency leads to the arrest of 6 Palestinians on terrorism related charges.
--A group of former Guantanamo detainees stake out the U.S. embassy in Uruguay.
--A new study shows a changing global landscape in regard to religion.
--The Obama administration's own attorney admits that same-sex marriage is a
threat to religious freedom.
--A Christian florist in Washington State is fighting back.
--A lawsuit against a Houston transgender rights ordinance is being elevated to
the State Court of Appeals.
--Kentucky court rules that a Lexington printer can't be forced to print pride
festival T-shirts.
--National LGBT museum hoping to open for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall
rebellion.
--Children as young as 3 being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use
homophobic and trans-phobic language at school.
--Fairfax, Virginia, school board is considering a policy that creates special
considerations for students and teachers who consider themselves transgender.
--Former Governor Mike Huckabee says the U.S. is moving toward a time of the
criminalization of Christianity.
--George Soros may face a monumental tax bill.
--Inspector General for the U.S. Treasury uncovers thousands of e-mails to help
reveal the extent of the IRS's targeting of Tea Party-type groups.
--House Republican Paul Ryan predicts that Congress will pass a fast-track trade
bill in the coming weeks.
--Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin argues that the pending Iran nuclear deal
should require two-thirds approval of the Senate.
--Former President George W. Bush is critical of President Obama's nuclear
dealings concerning Iran.
--Israel aid team to Nepal is the largest in terms of manpower of any
international aid mission.
--Governor Sam Brownback signs the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment
Abortion Act.
--Kansas Planned Parenthood hates the new dismemberment ban.
--Employee at a recycling plant discovers baby in conveyor belt.
--Colorado State Senate Democrats vote against unborn victims bill.
--Washington, D.C., trying to force pro-life agencies to hire pro-abortion
employees.
--Hillary Clinton recently said we are to change our religion but then in another
speech says we should care for every child as our own.
--House Investigatory Panel summons Hillary Clinton for her use of private e-mails
while acting as Secretary of State.
--Bernie Sanders confirming his plans to join the race for president.
--EPA spending $84,000 to study how churches can be used to combat climate change.
--EPA administrator attends music festival to raise awareness about climate
change.
--Americans are increasingly living in a police state according to Rutherford
Institute president.
--U.S. Intelligence Agencies have harvested the private and personal data of
hundreds of federal officials and judges.
--Parents in South Carolina that are revolting against Common Core are being
threatened with criminal accountability if they prevent their children from
taking the test required by the program.

Posted on April 30th, 2015

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Air Date: April 30, 2015

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This program featured the perspective of listeners as they presented what they believe is America's greatest threat.

Before Jim took calls, he presented what certain experts and some media sources claim is our greatest threat. Some of the answers included:

--Climate change and the environment
--Putin and the Russians
--The size of our military budget
--Terrorism
--Iranian nukes
--Obesity
--Shariah Law
--ISIS
--Our national debt
--Conservatives within our borders
--China
--Washington's dysfunction
--The media
--Veterans
--America's Drug epidemic
--Cyber warfare
--Evangelicals
--A lone wolf terrorist attack
--President Obama
--The economic crisis
--Central American drug gangs
--Obamacare
--Electromagnetic pulse weapons
--The homosexual agenda
--Illegal immigration

Did the audience agree with the experts and the media? Were there any new or unique answers given? Find out by reviewing this important Crosstalk broadcast.

Posted on April 29th, 2015

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Air Date: April 29, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Sam Rohrer

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Sam Rohrer is president of Pennsylvania Pastors Network and American Pastors Network. He is a former businessman and former Pennsylvania State Representative. He also formerly ran for the office of Governor in Pennsylvania.

A 25 year old black man named Freddie Gray died this month after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody. Riots, mayhem, looting, rock throwing and general chaos ensued after his funeral in Baltimore. Schools were shut down, thousands of police officers and National Guard troops have been on duty. Even Major League Baseball has been affected as today's game between the Orioles and the White Sox was set to be played with no fans in attendance as they have been locked out.

Sam described the activities in Baltimore as lawlessness and rebellion to authority; the natural result of a culture that throws off the restraints that God places upon them (God's law) while also throwing off principles of integrity, responsibility and protection of the property of others.

Sam also noted that there are individuals who are using incidents such as the Freddie Gray incident as justification for behaving in a lawless way. On the other hand he credited black pastors who were standing between the gangs and the row of police officers, communicating and exercising responsibility and proper leadership in asking those who would commit mayhem to stop.

At the end of the day, Sam believes it's not the color of the skin that divides, it's our position relative to God. Do we fear Him or do we say that we don't care who God is and we'll do whatever we want?

This edition of Crosstalk continues by looking at controversial statements made by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the response from President Obama and reiterates the ultimate solution that can keep this from happening again.


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Posted on April 28th, 2015

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Air Date: April 28, 2015

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Guest: Mat Staver

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Mat Staver is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel and chairman of Liberty counsel Action. He has argued two landmark cases before the United State Supreme Court as lead counsel and written numerous briefs before the High Court. Mat has argued in numerous state and federal courts across the country and has over 230 published legal opinions. He has authored hundreds of popular articles, eight scholarly law review publications, numerous brochures and booklets and 11 books, most of which focus on constitutional law, including his two most recent books, 'Eternal vigilance: Knowing and Protecting Your religious Freedom,' which is the most comprehensive book ever written on religious liberty and 'Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk.'

Mat began by giving a history of how we came to the place where today, the U.S. Supreme Court has placed marriage on trial. It began in 1973 with the Baker vs. Nelson case in Minnesota where some people argued that there's a U.S. constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Following the historical time-line to June of 2013 you come across the Supreme Court's Windsor Decision. That case dealt with the federal definition of marriage for purposes of federal law and benefits. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion that set off the firestorm against marriage litigation. From that moment until now there have been a number of courts, most of which have struck down the marriage laws and state referendums and a few have upheld them. Mat feels this has resulted in a Supreme Court that is absolutely confused on this issue.

What the Supreme Court ultimately did not do was accept the cases for review that struck down the laws but they did accept the cases for review that are now being heard and decided that upheld the marriage laws.

One of the issues is whether a state that doesn't have same-sex marriage has to recognize the same-sex marriage from a couple who was married in another state.

Another issue is whether there's a constitutional right to same-sex marriage from a federal perspective or if states have a right to define marriage themselves.

As the program moves along, Jim has Mat respond to why Justices Kagan and Ginsberg haven't recused themselves from this case, the possibility of civil disobedience following whatever decision is made by the court, who should be involved in such disobedience, at what level and much more.


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Posted on April 27th, 2015

Air Date: April 27, 2015

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It seems that with increasing frequency, we are told by those in governmental positions that our religious beliefs need to be set aside. One of the latest to join this chorus is Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who made it clear she wants to have government throw the power of state coercion behind the effort to redefine traditional religious dogmas.

While addressing the recent 6th Annual Women in the World Summit in New York City, Clinton said the following:

'We've cut the maternal mortality rate in half but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth. All the laws we've passed don't count for much if they're not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will and deep seeded cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.'

She also cited religious based objections to the Health and Human Service mandate funding Planned Parenthood and the homosexual and transgender agenda as obstacles that must be defeated by the government.

This isn't the first time Clinton has expressed such thoughts. She did this in December 2011 during a speech in Geneva as Secretary of State. In that speech she noted that objections such as those rooted in religious or cultural values are not unlike the justification offered for violent practices toward women such as honor killings and widow burning.

In other words, according to Hillary Clinton, when someone quotes Scripture, that's no different than someone who uses their religion to engage in Islamic honor killings or widow burnings.

Join Jim as he takes a critical look at the words of this Democratic front-runner and how she's attempting to solidify her candidacy as she states her views on the unborn, women and those in the LGBT movement.

Posted on April 24th, 2015

Air Date: April 24, 2015

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A large number of current news stories were highlighted, among them:

--The nation of Turkey is about to opena $100 million mosque in Maryland, which will be the largest and most opulant Islamic facility in the western hemisphere. The President of Turkey invited Barack Obama to attend, and he has agreed to participate in the opening of this mosque.

--An ISIS training publication, called the' Mujahid Guide', has been released which tells would-be and newbie terrorists how to navigate' unfamiliar lands ' such as the United States so as to avoid detection and arrest. It tells them how to hide their Muslim faith, how to blend in with their surroundings, how to be 'secret agents', how to raise money through credit card fraud, and how to keep their use of the Internet anonymous so it cannot be tracked. The underlying message is that Muslims currently in the West are ready to rise from their secret ranks and initiate attacks at a moment's notice.

--The nephew of Iran's ruling Ayatollah has sent an open letter to Barack Obama stating that his uncle was lying during the negotions with the United States over Iran's nuclear weapons program.

--Dish Network is being asked to drop carrying the pro-Mulsim Al Jazeera Network

--A new documentary warns that Islam will soon dominate Europe, and then the United States

--Oklahoma has passed a law protecting pastors and churches who do not participate in same-sex "wedding" ceremonies.

--Peter Singer, the 'Ethics' professor at Princeton University says it is morally acceptable to ration health care and thus enact 'non-voluntary euthanasia' on people who for one reason or another cannot understand the choice between life and death, including disabled babies, the elderly with dimentia, and others whose cognitive powers have been diminished through accidents.

--Dr. Ben Carson, a potential conservative Presidential Candidate, has lost the support of many conservatives after endorsing Ohio Senator Rob Portman for re-election, even though Portman has changed his position and now supports 'same-sex marriage'.

--Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is receiving praise for his strong statement of support for traditional marriage based on his faith, and for calling out gay-rights groups and even some corporations for their "bullying" tactics to try to force states to support gay marriage, as occurred recently in Indiana.

--Liberal Baptist Tony Compolo has urged Christians to support and vote for Hillary Clinton for President.

--The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Loretta Lynch, whose views mirror that of the disgraced Eric Holder, to be the next Attorney General, with the support of a Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and a number of other Republicans including some who normally hold conservative positions.

--Because of the surge of immigrants--both legal and illegal--in the next years, immigration will accounts 82% of the population growth in the United States

--In a recent speech Barack Obama admitted that an unborn baby actually has feet that kick

--The 'Non-Human Rights Project' is suing for equal rights for chimpanzees

and many more stories

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