Air Date: August 13, 2015
Host : Jim Schneider
Jim Schneider once again presented Crosstalk listeners with a round-up of news items of importance to the Christian community.
Stories featured on this broadcast included:
–Planned Parenthood allegedly would regularly steal aborted baby organs without
obtaining consent of the mother.
–A new report shows that the University of Wisconsin is caught up in the aborted
baby parts controversy.
–2 legislators have introduced legislation that would ban the sale of fetal body
parts in Wisconsin. UW-Madison Dean Dr. Robert Golden spoke against this bill.
–A company plans to harvest parts from aborted babies, transfer them into
animals and get them to grow large enough to use as a replacement organ for
–A prosecutor in the Harris County, Texas, DA’s office that is currently
investigating a Houston Planned Parenthood abortion clinic for selling aborted
baby parts, serves on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood.
–The White House warns states that they could be violating federal law if they
cut Planned Parenthood out of their state’s Medicaid program.
–The Governor of Indiana signs into law a new measure mandating that aborted
babies must be buried or cremated.
–Donald Trump says that Planned Parenthood is an abortion factory but that he may
continue funding the non-abortion aspects of their business if elected to the
–Donald Trump claims to be strongly pro-life but did not say specifically when a
baby becomes a person.
–Ben Carson says that the argument that abortion is necessary in order to save
the life of the mother is spurious. In the case of rape and incest he believes
that he would hope a woman would go to the hospital and obtain the RU-486
–A federal judge’s order that a county clerk must violate her Christian faith
and issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple is now under challenge at the
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
–Senate Bill 1858 (the Equality Act) would essentially wipe out free speech and
religious liberty on the issues of homosexuality and gender change by declaring
these behaviors to be civil rights in America.
–A Toledo judge who cited his religious faith in declining to perform same-sex
marriages has now agreed to allow an advisory body’s decision that he and all
judges in Ohio must do so to remain impartial.
–Target stores are phasing out gender based signs except in the apparel
–Pro-gay cartoons on the rise.
–Rodney James Quine, convicted of 1st degree murder, kidnapping and robbery and
serving a life sentence in the California prison system, has sued the federal
government to pay for transgender surgery.
–Liberty Counsel is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review New Jersey Assembly
Bill 3371 that prohibits minors from receiving any form of counseling to reduce
or eliminate unwanted same sex attractions, behaviors or identity.
–A lesbian couple committed a fake ‘hate crime’ by setting fire to their
Tennessee home and blamed their neighbor in order to collect the insurance
–2 of the 4 classified e-mails found on Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server
were top secret.
–The latest revelations concerning this top secret information has triggered
accusations that someone in her inner circle likely stripped the classification
–Trey Gowdy, investigator of the Benghazi matter, says that the same prosecutors
who investigated CIA Director David Petraeus are now investigating Hillary
Clinton’s e-mail issues.
–An attempt to clean up pollutants at a Colorado goldmine closed in 1994 ends up
in the release of 3 million gallons of highly contaminated waste water that
flowed into a local river.
–Residents of 3 New Mexico towns have been forced into emergency water rations
after the disastrous Colorado spill.
–British police and intelligence services are working to unravel a reported plot
by ISIS terrorists to detonate a pressure-cooker bomb at VJ Day commemoration
ceremonies in London this weekend.
–ISIS claims responsibility for a truck bomb in Baghdad that killed at least 67
–Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that Iran can purchase conventional
weapons in violation of the current U.N. embargo without triggering snap-back
sanctions under the nuclear deal.
–Kerry also warned that the U.S. dollar may cease to be the world’s reserve
currency if Congress would vote to reapply sanctions to the regime in Tehran.
–Under the nuclear deal international sanctions will be removed on Iran’s
banking, trade and energy sectors if Tehran agrees to certain curbs on its
nuclear program. The lifting of these provides a new market—80 million
consumers creating the potential for staggering business opportunities and
Europeans are rushing to profit from this.
–Iran’s prayer leader called on the Muslim nations of the world to unite and
expel the Zionists from the region.
–President Obama vows he will not be defeated in passing the Iran nuclear deal.
–Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has spoken out in opposition to the nuclear
–A tight knit group of ISIS fighters claims it has again hacked the computers of
U.S. military personnel.