Posted on May 6th, 2015

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Air Date: May 6, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Dr. Den Trumbull

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Dr. Den Trumbull is president of the American College of Pediatricians. He is also a founding member and fellow of the organization. Dr. Trumbull is board certified in pediatrics with special interest in behavioral pediatrics. He has written and spoken nationally on the topic of parenting. He is also a member of the Christian Medical & Dental Society.

Last month on the 28th, Supreme Court justices began hearing oral arguments on the issue of marriage. For example, can states say that marriage is between one man and one woman? Does a state have to recognize a same-sex marriage from another state? A decision in this matter is expected by the end of June.

When questioned as to why pediatricians are weighing in on marriage, Dr. Trumbull's response was that family is the best medicine. It's crucial to the optimal development of a child. His organization aims to present the science behind the benefits of the family.

When his organization looked at the American Academy of Pediatric's decision to advocate and support homosexual adoption, they didn't find convincing research that defended the position that children in same-sex families fare equally as well as those raised by heterosexual, biological parents. So the reason that the American College of Pediatricians filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case was to encourage the court to consider the well-being of children by looking more closely at the research and discover what they did; that the research is limited and indicates that children raised by same-sex couples do fare worse than those raised by heterosexual, biological parents.

In what ways are children at a deficit when being raised by same-sex couples? Dr. Trumbull noted the following:

--Lower general happiness as measured on a scale that social scientists use.
--Greater incidence of depression and anxiety.
--Greater incidence of sexual abuse within the home.
--Greater incidence of sexual promiscuity.
--More sexual advances by a parent.
--More substance abuse.
--More mental illness.
--More suicidal tendencies
--Shortened lifespans.


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Posted on May 5th, 2015

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Air Date: May 5, 2015

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Jim opened this edition of Crosstalk with news that long-time Christian broadcaster Hilton Griswold passed away today at the age of 93. He ministered not only in the pastorate but was also active as host of the Inspiration Time broadcast which VCY America has been involved with for decades.

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.
--We are awaiting a Supreme Court decision as to whether or not 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.

Posted on May 4th, 2015

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Air Date: May 4, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Usama Dakdok

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Usama Dakdok is the founder of the Straight Way of Grace Ministry. He was born and raised in Egypt in a Christian home. He learned Islam in the schools, and also studied Shariah. He speaks fluent Arabic. He began the Straight Way of Grace Ministry as he traveled across the country revealing the truth about Islam. He has translated the Qur'an and has authored the book, 'Exposing the Truth About the Qur'an.' He hosts a daily radio program on VCY America entitled, 'Revealing the Truth About Islam.'

There was a free speech event last evening in Garland, Texas, hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Called the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest they were to award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting the prophet Mohammed.

During the event, 2 attackers, who are said to have driven approximately 1,100 miles to reach the event, started shooting on the street near the entrance to the parking lot. The attackers were shot and killed by police.

Usama agreed that this was an attack on free speech while also giving examples of this process in his own experiences. So why do some people choose to respond to expressions of free speech with bullets? When some people choose to counter by showing the reasons behind such violence, why are they accused of hate? Usama looked at this incident and questions such as these, concluding that the Muslims who died are victims of the cult of Islam.

Other points of discussion included the planting of Muslim refugees in specific states and communities around America and the social ramifications that will follow; the planning for new mosques in places such as Wausau and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; why sodomy is allegedly being practiced by some Taliban leaders when it's not allowed in Islam and much more.


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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

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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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