Posted on July 10th, 2015

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Air Date: July 10, 2015

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This week's Friday News Round-Up edition of Crosstalk featured the following items from the news desk:

--The first openly lesbian voted to the U.S. Senate, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin,
communicated on national television that the freedom of religion guaranteed by
the First Amendment only applies to churches and not to individuals.
--Oregon is ramping up its persecution campaign against Christian bakers who
declined to bake a cake for a same-sex couple.
--The clerk of Casey County, Kentucky, is refusing to issue same-sex marriage
licenses.
--Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has issued an order designed to protect religious
groups opposed to homosexual marriage.
--A homosexual couple marries at an Episcopal Church in Manhattan, however, one
member of the couple is the chairman of the theology department at Fordham
University, a Catholic University run by the Jesuits.
--Hope College and Belmont University extending benefits to same-sex spouses.
--Same-sex married couples can begin to apply for Social Security and Veterans
benefits in all 50 states.
--A Canadian court rules that an Evangelical Christian law school must change its
code of conduct to accommodate the LGBT lifestyle choices of applicants if it
wants to receive accreditation.
--Pastors and church members are experiencing a wave of anxiety over lawsuits or
government action designed to force them to perform or recognize same-sex
marriages.
--Democrats considering the effect same-sex marriage will have on religious
schools.
--Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay claims the Justice Department has
drafted a memo that lays out 12 new perversions including bestiality and
pedophilia that it wants legalized.
--Kenyan leaders warning President Obama not to bring his gay agenda when the
president comes to visit that nation.
--Governor Chris Christie signs legislation into law that bans licensed therapists
from helping children overcome unwanted same-sex attractions.
--New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace compares change therapy to beating a child
and believes that children who get such counseling should be removed from the
parents.
--Jimmy Carter claims to be 'born again' yet believes that Jesus would approve of
same-sex marriage.
--Vladimir Putin hits back against America's same-sex Supreme Court decision.
--Oregon allowing 15 year olds to get state-subsidized sex-change operations.
--Norway bill tabled in June would have allowed children as young as 7 to have
their sex changed on legal documents.
--Wal-Mart Corporation at the platinum level for gay pride celebration in New York
City.
--Pope Francis asks people to pray for God to make miracles out of ideas that some
believers might consider impure or even threatening.
--A reestablished and self-declared Israeli Sanhedrin is putting Pope Francis on
trial on September 20th unless he retracts his statement that the Jews have no
right to the land of Israel or Jerusalem.
--The Wisconsin state legislature passes a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
--3 legislators have introduced a bill to allow Medicaid to cover abortions.
--The White House announces the revival of a proposal that almost put an end to
the passage of Obamacare.
--The Obama administration makes funding Planned Parenthood abortion business a
priority.
--A Christian flag is removed from an Alabama police department due to demands
of an atheist organization.
--The Ten Commandments monument will stay in Oklahoma.
--Documents from the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service confirm a
strategy to prosecute conservatives who publicly oppose President Obama's
policies.
--Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says data breaches were farther along than the
Obama administration admits.
--Nobel Prize winner now stands against President Obama regarding global warning. --The military exercises known as Jade Helm 15 has raised some suspicions over its
secrecy.
--Larry Flint, founder of Hustler Magazine, throws his support behind Hillary
Clinton.
--As of day 22 of Ramadan, Islam, (the religion of peace) has been responsible for
221 terror attacks, 45 suicide bombings, 2,177 dead bodies and 2,655 wounded.
--A tribal leader whose group has been fighting ISIS in central Iraq described how
the terrorist group burned five women along with their sons because they refused
to hand their children over to the Caliphate.
--At least 45 ISIS fighters died after eating a fast-breaking Ramadan meal in the
Iraqi city of Mosul.
--National Council of Resistance of Iran reported that the regime arrested or
flogged at least 900 people for not fasting during Ramadan.
--ISIS crucified dozens of Syrian civilians for breaking Ramadan fast.
--ISIS is using encrypted programs to prevent law enforcement from accessing their
communications with recruits.
--Italian police arrest 25 year old Moroccan man on charges of instigating Islamic
terrorism and jihad.
--Hundreds of ISIS members could infiltrate Europe together with masses of
refugees to Libya, Syria and Iraq.
--Some believe Syrian Muslim refugee resettlement in Idaho is a 'back door' for
jihadists.
--A Saudi Prince is pledging his 32 billion dollar fortune to charity to help
foster cultural understanding of Islam in America and the West.
--A Source at the nuclear talks in Vienna indicates that a deal with Iran could
take place today.
--Tens of thousand of Iranians yell 'Down with America' and 'Death to Israel'
during pro-Palestinian rallies.
--President Obama faces bipartisan criticism for hosting Vietnam's communist
party boss at the White House this week.
--The George Washington Carrier Strike Group joined a bilateral Australia/U.S.
exercise as part of a week-long combined arms drill.
--U.S Army introduces controversial plan to reduce troop levels by 40,000.
--2 pair of Russian strategic bombers intercepted off the West Coast and Alaska
while we celebrated our nation's birthday.
--Al Qaeda calls for immediate attacks on the United States.
--D.C. Council members want permanent residents who are not U.S. citizens to be
able to have certain voting rights.
--A leading family values organization in California says vulnerable people will
not die before their time.
--Ray Comfort's 'Audacity' video reinstated on YouTube.
--The Bureau of Reclamation requests rounds of ammunition for use at Hoover Dam
and Lake Mead.
--Leading Israeli rabbi claims that the coming of the Messiah is imminent.


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Posted on July 9th, 2015

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Air Date: July 09, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Troy Newman

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Troy Newman is the president of Operation Rescue, one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Troy has actively worked on behalf of the pre-born for over 20 years. He continues as an innovator of ideas to close abortion clinics and garner criminal prosecutions for abortionists from coast to coast. He is the author of two books, 'Their Blood Cries Out!' and 'Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time' which he co-authored with Cheryl Sullenger.

While some people may think that the American Constitution was trampled with the latest decision regarding so-called homosexual marriage, Troy pointed out that it was trampled years ago in 1973 with the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. It was decided at that time that you can kill an innocent baby without any sort of trial from the moment of conception all the way to his/her birthday. From that day until today over 58 million children have died.

Jim then asked Troy that when he talks about becoming abortion free, is his desire to get the Supreme Court to reverse its decision, to do away with abortions legislatively, does he see us becoming abortion free due to societal change or does he plan on going back to the roots of Operation Rescue with mass civil disobedience arrests at abortion clinics? Troy's response was, '...yes, all of the above and no, none of the above.'

What did he mean? He noted that electing a pro-life congress, president and nominating pro-life Supreme Court justices, while still a good plan to pursue, hasn't worked to overturn Roe v. Wade. He believes that the Supreme Court won't overrule itself on abortion until the day after the last abortion clinic closes. In other words, while abortion is a national issue, when you realize that it's also a local issue, closing individual clinics has been very effective at helping bring about great change.

The proof is in the statistics. Over 70% of all the nation's abortion clinics have closed. Overall, clinics are closing faster than they can open. The number of children killed has been reduced by about 600,000 per year. In addition, pregnancy counseling centers now outnumber abortion clinics 5 to 1.

How is this accomplished? Troy outlined some things listeners can do including:

--Learning how to research your local abortionist.
--The effectiveness of undercover phone calls to abortion clinics.
--What 'license look-up' can uncover.

In other words, just like Operation Rescue, you can bring peaceful, non-violent, prayerful pressure on the community to have nothing to do with abortion clinics.


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Posted on July 8th, 2015

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Air Date: July 08, 2015

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This edition of Crosstalk featured an inspiring message presented by Dr. Michael Youssef. He is the founder and president of 'Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef.' This ministry leads the way for people living in spiritual darkness to discover the light of Christ. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States.

Today there are numerous threats that are attempting to bring about the demise of America. What makes them far more dangerous than those in times gone by? Today the threats exist from within. We have leadership that ignores, denies, mocks, is ashamed of and has abandoned the God of our nation's founders.

Dr. Youssef starts with Old Testament Israel to show how in a crisis, there was one man who refused to give in to discouragement and apathy and who was willing to sacrifice and trust God on behalf of the nation. That man was Nehemiah. In spite of having access to the high power of a pagan emperor and living in luxury, he wept for Jerusalem. He went on to pray and to plan for that defenseless city.

In our own nation, chaplains are being muzzled, school curriculums denigrate our Christian history while Hollywood lies about and denies our biblical foundation. The various 'walls' such as those of government, politics, the economy and more are broken down, just like the physical walls of Jerusalem in Nehemiah's day.

Yet there is hope. We have the chance to see God manifesting his power once again but only if we follow Nehemiah's example and instead of giving in to anger, despair, indifference, apathy, complacency, negativity and being calloused, we too can pray and we can plan.


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Posted on July 7th, 2015

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Air Date: July 07, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Barbara Loe Fisher

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Jim began this edition of Crosstalk by reminding listeners that earlier this year an outbreak of measles occurred at Disneyland. States and politicians responded by attempting to enact mandatory vaccinations. Then last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that denies parents the legal right to file a personal belief exemption to vaccinations for religious and conscientious reasons.

Joining Jim to discuss this issue was Barbara Loe Fisher. She is president of the National Vaccine Information Center which she co-founded with parents of DPT vaccine injured children in 1983. For the past three decades she led a national, grassroots movement and public information campaign to institute vaccine safety reforms and informed consent protections in the public health systems. She is co-author of the 'DPT: A Shot in the Dark'; author of 'The Consumer's Guide to Childhood Vaccines'; 'Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic' and 'Reforming Vaccine Policy & Law: A Guide.'

According to Barbara, the California vaccination bill is a forced bill. She sees it, '...as a violation of the human right to informed consent to medical risk-taking which parents do on behalf of their minor children in order for children to exercise a civil right to a school education.'

In California, there are 10 federally recommended vaccines that the state has mandated and several dozen doses are required. If the parent doesn't do it and can't provide a home-based education, then the parent becomes truant. That means the parent could be fined and eventually imprisoned.

Barbara believes the mainstream media has become a mouthpiece for this lobby that's attempting to take away personal exemptions. This lobby consists of the pharmaceutical corporations, the medical trade associations and the government health agencies both at the state and federal level.

She went on to note that 99.99% of children don't qualify for a medical exemption under federal government guidelines. There are very few medical reasons that now qualify for a medical exemption. This places some parents in a difficult position. They either get the various rounds of vaccinations and watch their children physically struggle or stand firm against the vaccinations, possibly get thrown out of their medical practice and not have any way to send their kids to school.

Obtain more information on this vital topic when you review this edition of Crosstalk.


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Posted on July 6th, 2015

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Air Date: July 06, 2015

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As Jim noted at the beginning of this broadcast, the Supreme Court decision on homosexual marriage doesn't change marriage. Truth remains truth and falsehood doesn't become truth. This decision will impact what your children learn in government schools, it will have ramifications as to how it affects physicians and the kind of business you're involved in.

Although it's just a sample, many of the stories listed below show the impact this ruling is already having on the American social, political and religious landscape:

--An audio cut from President Obama where he tells an audience how good the White House looked in rainbow colors in spite of the fact that he could only see it on a TV screen.

--A secret gay wedding was allegedly conducted by Jon Lovett, a former White House speech writer.

--Statements from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Libertarian Party, the Republican Party, the Constitution Party, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee.

--LGBT activists claim marriage was not the 'end-game' but only a window in which to push for even more rights. Their future calls for unifying minorities, demonizing opponents and reeducating churches, schools and families.

--An activist calls for removal of the tax exempt status of religious organizations.

--Momentum is increasing to scrap the ban on transgender troops.

--The Pentagon is being encouraged to cleanse itself of chaplains who refuse to accept same-sex marriage.

--The interim executive director of 'OutServe-SLDN' calls for open transgender military service and gender identity inclusion as a protected class in the military equality opportunity program.

--Dr. David Stevens of the Christian Medical and Dental Association warns the Supreme Court in effect has decided that, 'sexual preferences trump the democratic process and the moral convictions expressed by millions of American voters.'

--A doctor is 'facing the boot' for saying there's health dangers that result from homosexual sex when scientific statistics prove him correct.

--Oregon Christian bakers ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages and are prohibited from speaking publicly about standing up for their Christian beliefs.

--A Christian farmer is fined for refusing to host a same-sex wedding on his property.

--Ray Comfort movie trailer dealing with homosexuality removed from YouTube.

Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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Air Date: July 03, 2015

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We are in a time of great spiritual decay in America. The morals and values that were the basis for the founding of our nation and that were once held dear are being abandoned. For example:

--We've murdered over 55 million babies under the banner of choice.

--The Supreme Court has decided that we can defy God through the legalization of same-sex relationships and call it marriage.

--We have people running for president on both sides of the aisle who don't understand the definition of marriage.

--We are reading pro-homosexuality books to children in order to establish legitimacy for the gay lifestyle in the eyes of new generations.

--We are passing transgender protections that are having implications for schools health clubs, clothing stores and restaurants.

--We are experiencing a racial divide that's resulted in mayhem, vandalism and looting.

--Islam continues to make gains in society and more mosques are being built as their false god continues to be proclaimed.

--Anti-semitism is on the rise.

--Homosexuality is being allowed in our military and some want to put women on the front lines of battle.

--Political dysfunction is growing at all levels of government.

--Marijuana is being legalized in parts of the nation.

--Thousands of retail stores have closed across America.

--Numerous churches are seemingly more concerned about entertainment than doctrine.

What wisdom resides in the Bible that points to such sin, the consequences and the solution? Listeners shared portions of Scripture showing how God's Word is a powerful witness to our wickedness as a nation but that mercy and grace is also available.