Posted on July 8th, 2015

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Air Date: July 08, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

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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.

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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Air Date: July 02, 2015

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Jim Schneider manned the control room to bring Crosstalk listeners up to date on many news items. They included:

--A polygamous trio has applied for a marriage license in Montana based upon the
recent homosexual marriage decision by the Supreme Court.
--Homosexual activists show Marines on Iwo Jima raising the gay pride flag.
--Citing religious and moral objections, a county clerk in Arkansas announces that
she is resigning from her office.
--Several county clerks in Kentucky announced that they would not issue marriage
licenses to gay couples.
--Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it refunded a $100,000 donation because
it came with the provision that the funds could not be used to support
transgender girls.
--After 6 months of study the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency
(ICE) have issued new guidelines regarding how to care for transgender illegal
aliens who end up in detention facilities awaiting possible deportation.
--A star recruit for Harvard University's women's swimming team is joining the
men's team competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the
NCAA.
--2 street preachers beaten at a gay pride festival in Seattle.
--The Defense Department is warning Americans to be on high alert during this 4th
of July holiday.
--In the first 15 days of the Islamic celebration of Ramadan there have been 149
terror attacks, 27 suicide bombings, 1,402 dead bodies and 1,896 wounded.
--A gang leader turned radical Muslim Imam, who was considered so dangerous he was
kept in shackles and assigned his own guard while held in a Florida prison for 4
years, has been freed by a federal judge.
--ISIS members have spared neither women or children since they established their
caliphate a year ago. They've put an estimated 74 kids and even more women to
death for things such as practicing magic and refusing to fast during Ramadan.
--ISIS threatens to uproot Israel and topple Hamas.
--The U.S. Navy is weighing whether to have Marines 'hitch a ride' on foreign
warships because of our shortage of vessels due to recent budget cuts.
--Former CIA director says that President Obama hasn't done enough to protect the
nation from attacks to its information and critical infrastructure systems.
--Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb enters the presidential race; Bernie Sanders
packs the house in Madison, Wisconsin, for an election speech and Governor Chris
Christie enters the race as well.
--Financial crisis in Greece hits a peak after 5 years of instability.
--The Obama administration lauds the TPP as the most progressive trade deal in
history.
--President Obama thanks Republicans for their part in the signing of hard fought
trade legislation.
--Obama's approval ratings surge upward.
--The U.S. Supreme Court affirms North Carolina's right to issue 'Choose Life'
license plates.
--The Supreme Court refused to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would
force 10 abortion clinics to close.
--Unions donating money to Planned Parenthood.
--California governor signs a bill that would eliminate religious and personal
objections to vaccinations.
--A bill to legalize physician assisted suicide still a possibility
in California.
--A Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma must be removed.
--Another attempt is being made to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.
--The U.S. Senate is set to take up the 'Every Child Achieves Act' (SB-1177) to
replace 'No Child Left Behind.'
--Public schools to offer Chobani Greek Yogurt this Fall as part of the federal
school lunch program. Chobani is known for their lewd, pro-homosexual
marketing.
--Tylenol includes homosexual couples as family examples in their latest
marketing.
--President Obama announces an agreement to reestablish economic ties with Cuba.
--Top officials of the United Church of Christ vote to divest from companies that
conduct business in Judea and Samaria.
--A Wal-Mart customer was denied the right to have a confederate flag cake made
but they did make an ISIS flag cake for him.
--President Obama makes a big push to convert huge numbers of recent immigrants
and refugees into what's called 'New Americans.' Is this really an attempt to
make new voters?
--The Obama administration to welcome 4,000 new citizens this week.
--More people allegedly speak Spanish in the U.S. than any other country in the
world except Mexico.

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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Air Date: July 01, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Dr. E. Calvin Beisner

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Dr. E. Calvin Beisner is the founder and national spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing on the application of the Christian worldview, theology and ethics to economics, government, environmental stewardship and public policy. He has served as both a college and seminary professor and has written 12 books and made contributions to over 30 books. He has testified as an expert witness on the ethics and economics of climate policy before congressional committees. He also lectures around the world.

Dr. Beisner began by discussing the case of Michigan vs. EPA. The court decided that the EPA failed to do proper benefit/cost estimates before imposing new regulations on mercury emissions from certain electric generating plants. So the court ruled that the EPA's mercury emission regulation is now invalid.

Dr. Beisner feel this is great news for two reasons. First of all, the regulation didn't bring any significant benefit. Even the EPA's own estimates of the benefits were based on the idea of certain pregnant women eating vast amounts of self-caught fish from the most polluted waters in the U.S. The problem is, they couldn't find that any such women exist. The other reason the ruling was good is because the regulation cost so much to comply with which pushes up everyone's energy costs.

The discussion also mentioned a recent White House Summit on global warming. The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, spoke about why the EPA feels climate change is a public health issue. Even the surgeon general said that we need to engage medical students to demand the curriculum change to prepare people for a warmer future.

Through inference, the head of the EPA indicated that climate deniers are not normal humans. So Jim asked Dr. Beisner how he can take the position he does when the White House, the EPA and the surgeon general all claim that we have a public health emergency taking place. Dr. Beisner believes that 'normal human beings' insist upon good evidence before spending trillions of dollars before trying to cope with an alleged problem as opposed to those who wave their hands in the air and say, 'It doesn't matter.'

For Dr. Beisner, the only ground for making any predictions about future global temperature is computer modeling that attempts to see how the climate reacts to added atmospheric carbon dioxide. On average, the computer models on which those who fear man-made warming depend, simulate twice as much warming than what is actually observed over the relevant period. 95% of them simulate more warming than observed which implies that the errors are not random but are driven by bias somehow written into the computer models. Also, not a single model simulated the complete absence of all statistically significant global warming over the last 17-27 years, depending upon which database you rely on. What this means is that the computer models are invalidated and provide no rational basis for any future temperature predictions and provide no rational basis for policy as well.

Dr. Beisner noted that this conclusion was pointed out to Pope Francis in an open letter regarding climate change in anticipation of his encyclical. This letter to the Pope has been signed by roughly 200 experts. It makes the case that attempting to fight global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions means forcing energy prices up. This would slow or stop economic development world-wide while trapping the poorest in poverty for generations to come and bringing high rates of disease and premature death.

This program also mentions:

--Additional details concerning the Pope's encyclical on the environment.

--Global warming and the redistribution of wealth.
--The viability of hydrogen for fuel.
--Increased carbon dioxide and the “greening” of the earth.


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