Posted on June 9th, 2015

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Air Date: June 9, 2015

Host : Vic Eliason

Guest: Dr. David Stevens

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Dr. David Stevens is the chief Executive Officer of the Christian Medical & Dental Society, a national organization of Christian doctors that seek to change hearts in healthcare. Dr. Stevens is the author of 'Jesus MD: A Doctor Examines the Great Physician' and 'Beyond Medicine: What Else You need to Know to be a Healthcare Missionary.' Dr. Stevens has helped develop an evangelism training program that teaches thousands of doctors and others how to share their faith in a healthcare setting.

Doctor (physician) assisted suicide says that when a patient is terminally ill and the doctor believes they only have only 6 months to live, the patient can request a lethal prescription. This must be done through 2 oral requests and 1 written request. This process requires that the doctor lie on the death certificate in 3 states and say that the patient died by their disease and not of suicide.

Isn't this a contradiction to the Hippocratic Oath? Yes it is but as Vic pointed out, in order to prevent doctor assisted suicide from looking so grotesque, they gave it a label: death with dignity. Dr. Stevens responded by informing listeners that verbal engineering always precedes social engineering. We see this from the organization once named The Hemlock Society. Obviously having a name derived from a poison wasn't very marketable so now they call themselves Compassion and Choices.

Dr. Stevens summarized this program very well when he explained that doctor assisted suicide isn't about giving patients the right to die, it's about giving doctors the right to kill. It's an attempt to wrap the respectability of healthcare around an idea that we've looked on with disfavor in our culture ever since this nation was formed.

Dr. Stevens believes compassion is not a handful of lethal pills. Compassion involves coming alongside someone and helping them bear their burden. Doctor assisted suicide is an escape from compassion for those who are around the patient.


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Posted on June 8th, 2015

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Air Date: June 8, 2015

Host : Vic Eliason

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This Crosstalk begins by taking a look at a book entitled,'Can We Rock the Gospel?' by John Blanchard and Dan Lucarini. Some of the chapter titles mentioned include:

--How We Got to Where We Are?
--The Identity Crisis
--Strange Fire
--Body Language
--Bad Company
--The Red Flags That Start to Show Up
--Square One

As Vic noted, these authors are, '...not throwing rocks of condemnation, but they are raising the question which requires people who are honest, not biased, but honest, to examine their premise and to see if there isn't something that rings true.

Have you ever had someone entrenched in the CCM mindset make you feel as though you have to wear the trappings of the old life in order to attract people to the gospel and to appear relevant to society? As this program points out, sober thinking and not relevance should help guide us. Anything else indicates an intoxication with self-image and a style that exercises a person's passions.

As you review this Crosstalk, you'll hear Vic provide details concerning how you can obtain a copy of this book for your pastor.

Posted on June 5th, 2015

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Air Date: June 5, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

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The following is a list of most of the news stories brought up for discussion by Jim on this edition of Crosstalk:

--President Obama proclaims that America is the most respected nation on earth and
credited his administration with restoring us to world dominance.
--Obama says he would never engage in a politics that was aimed at dividing people
along racial, religious, ethnic or gender lines.
--More than 100 people, including a Muslim youth coordinator, were arrested in a
2-county Florida 'sexting' operation.
--A new FBI official says the terror threat in Ohio is surprising and scary.
--According to a recent poll, 58% of U.S. Muslims reject First Amendment criticism
of Islam as a right. 46% want blasphemy punished and 12% want them killed.
--Department of Homeland Security is extending temporary protected status to those
from Somalia.
--An Oregon elementary school is hit by Islamic graffiti.
--ISIS has captured a Roman amphitheater and is putting it back into use as a
venue for the execution of people as entertainment.
--ISIS has kidnapped up to 500 children in Iraq and could be planning to use them
for suicide attacks.
--A 47 page pocket brochure has been created called, 'A Brief Guide to the Islamic
State 2015' to aid Westerners to think about joining ISIS.
--The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to be brought up next week in the
U.S. Senate.
--According to numerous medical journals, pre-born humans are said to be able to
feel pain at about 20 weeks after fertilization.
--West Virginia is the 11th state to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
--Dallas police say family members forced a 14 year old girl who was sexually
assaulted and became pregnant to take the morning after pill. When that didn't
work after 8 months of pregnancy, they beat her for hours until she lost the
child. She gave birth to a dead child and they burned the remains on a charcoal
grill according to the affidavit.
--An assisted suicide bill passes in the California Senate.
--California is poised to pass a law offering taxpayer paid health care to
illegal immigrants.
--Heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husband and wife in
California.
--The California Assembly is fast-tracking a bill to eliminate all non-medical
vaccination exemptions for religious and conscientious beliefs from the
mandatory vaccination law governing school attendance.
--The government agency responsible for posting updated information about court
cases involving vaccinations has suddenly removed some data about court
adjudications leaving some to wonder if federal authorities are trying to hide
the fact that vaccination plaintiffs are winning their injury lawsuits.
--The government agency responsible for enforcing Oregon's anti-discrimination law
appears to be working closely with a powerful homosexual rights activist group
in its case against Aaron and Melissa Klein who own Sweet Cakes by Melissa.
--Florist Barronelle Stutzman has appealed to the State Supreme Court in her fight
for religious liberty.
--The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will soon be recognizing same-sex marriage.
--Judge Roy Moore of Alabama says he believes that if the U.S. Supreme Court rules
in favor of same-sex marriage, it will destroy our country.
--This week SJR-39 asks the Wisconsin legislature to recognize June 2015 as LGBT
Pride Month.
--A group of female priests in the Church of England wants God referred to as she.
--The Church of England is considering adding a ceremony to its services for
transgenders who seek to be re-baptized in their new gender identity under their
new name.
--The Air Force relaxes its transgender policy.
--A marijuana church has been given tax exempt status in the State of Indiana.
--Senator Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
and Martin O'Malley are the latest to enter the race for the U.S. presidency.
--A full review of e-mails from Hillary Clinton reveals that Huma Abedin,
Clinton's senior aid, was exposed to highly sensitive, U.S. government
information.
--Hillary Clinton speaks out against voter I.D. laws and calls for the restoration
of voting rights for convicted criminals.
--President Obama goes on TV in Israel and slams Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu.
--The Obama administration is helping to formulate a United Nations Security
Council motion to proclaim an independent Palestinian state.
--A Hamas member and former minister has acknowledged that a dirt road is being
paved near the Gaza/Israel border in preparation for a future opportunity to
attack Israel.
--The Turkish president calls on his countrymen to refocus on the Ottoman goal to
reconquer Jerusalem for Islam.
--International inspectors have reported that Tehran's stockpile of nuclear fuel
increased about 20% over the last 18 months of negotiations.
--Wendy Sherman, who has lead U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, will resign her post.
--The French foreign minister says that France would oppose a nuclear deal with
Iran if it did not allow inspections of military sites.
--An injunction seeks to stop the The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment
Abortion Act in Kansas.


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Posted on June 4th, 2015

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Air Date: June 4, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Peter LaBarbera

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Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.

Jim and Peter noted the following regarding the issues listed in today's title and more:

--The media is going 'bonkers' over the Bruce Jenner to Caitlin Jenner transformation story yet according to Peter, they are loath to cover stories regarding people who thought they were gay or lesbian and are transitioning to a healthy heterosexual lifestyle. Their propaganda has been so effective that now the average American believes that 25% of the population is homosexual when in fact, the actual number is 1.6% (Transgender is .7%)

--The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a guide to restroom access for transgender workers. Their core principle is for all employees, including those who are transgender, to have access to restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. Jim read a statement from them that basically communicates that forcing individuals to having to use restrooms not consistent with their gender identity or segregating them from other workers through use of gender neutral facilities, singles them out. This might cause transgenders not to use workplace restrooms due to fear for their physical safety and that could lead to potentially serious health consequences.

--Robert Gates, the man who oversaw the transition to allow open homosexuals to serve in the military, is now the president of the Boy Scouts. It should come as no surprise that he is pushing for the inclusion of openly homosexual adults as scout leaders. Jim noted that the scouts were in a sustainable position because the U.S. Supreme Court had given them the right, as a private organization, not to have homosexual scouts and leaders. They capitulated and now the scouts are saying it's no longer sustainable for them to have the ban on gay scout leaders.

--The FDA has outlined their plan to end the lifetime ban on homosexual and bisexual blood donations. The proposal announces a one-year deferral for men involved in sexual relations with other men. Peter noted how the homosexual community seems to think this is all about the negative effects of the bigotry they feel by not being able to give blood like other people. It's as though this is about their feelings and not about protecting public health.

--Also included was discussion regarding a movement to have churches forced to remove homosexuality from their sin list.


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Americans for Truth About Homosexuality

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The Boy Scouts
972-580-2219

bsa.foundation@scouting.org

To obtain the link that will take you to the FDA electronics comment page and see the proposed blood guidelines, go to www.vcyamerica.org

You can also mail comments to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane--Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

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Air Date: June 3, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Tom DeWeese

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The Environmental Protection Agency has released its final rule which defines the waters of the United States. This rule has been defined as marking the beginning of a new era in the history of the Clean Water Act. Is this rule a true step forward in environmental stewardship or is it just another federal power grab?

Joining Jim to discuss this was Tom DeWeese. Tom is the president of the American Policy Center. He's one of the nation's leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence and protecting our Constitutionally guaranteed rights.

The EPA claims they have the right to regulate any water in a 100 year floodplain, any water that is 4,000 feet from a tributary and any prairie pothole, pool or wetland that the EPA has declared a 'regional water treasure' if it can identify a 'significant nexus' with a navigable water. The 'water' being regulated doesn't even have to be wet. It is also defined by chemical, physical, and biological indicators. If there's any indication that water has run through an area, they can take control of it.

This is an incredibly broad and comprehensive definition for water regulation. The result is that Senator Rand Paul has introduced S980 to stop this but is it too late? Review this Crosstalk to learn more and then contact your legislators via the information below.


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House Switchboard--202-225-3121
Senate Switchboard--202-224-3121

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www.americanpolicy.org

Posted on June 2nd, 2015

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Air Date: June 2, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Rick Manning

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Rick Manning is the president of Americans for Limited Government, a non-partisan organization working to identify, expose and work with Congress and state legislatures to prevent the continued expansion of government.

In late May, the U.S. Senate passed Fast Track Authority for President Obama that relates to trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership. The House is now poised to take up the measure. What is Fast Track and what is the Trans Pacific Partnership and why should we be concerned?

Fast Track would enable President Obama to bring a treaty that he signed to the House and Senate floors. In addition, it would only require a simple majority vote and there would be no possibility to amend it. This is quite different than the way things normally work under Senate rules.

The Trans Pacific Partnership is part of this discussion because according to Rick, President Obama has spent more than 5 years negotiating this 12 nation treaty that covers every aspect of the U.S. economy. This means the TPP is not really a trade deal as it's being presented as only 5 of the 29 sections deal with trade. The other 24 deal with everything from immigration to labor to climate change and even intellectual property.

The danger of the partnership, beyond its comprehensive nature, is that it's a living agreement. As such, this means Congress can pass and ratify it, but it can also evolve over time and be changed by President Obama or any future president with no oversight by anyone concerning those modifications.

Why is the contents of the TPP so secretive? Could it be that if the public sees the TPP contents, Fast Track will die because TPP has serious ramifications for American sovereignty? You decide when you review this vital edition of Crosstalk.


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To contact your House member regarding this issue call 202-225-3121 or go to www.house.gov. Once there, click on 'Representatives' and click on your state to obtain direct numbers to their Washington, D.C., office as well as their district office.

www.obamatrade.com (To send an e-mail to your member of Congress)

www.netrightdaily.com