Date: May 16, 2016
Host: Jim Schneider
Jim took the opportunity to use this Crosstalk as an extension to last Friday’s news round-up program. It reflected the tide of our times as it featured the following headlines:
–A state agency wants to remove a small town judge n Wyoming from 2 posts
because she told a reporter that her religious beliefs would prevent her
solemnizing a same-sex marriage.
–The Supreme Court today punted on a challenge by religious affiliated
employers in Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.
–A federal judge ruled that the Obama administration did not fund Obamacare
–An openly homosexual Texas pastor, who sued Whole Foods for allegedly writing a
gay slur on a cake that he purchased, has withdrawn his lawsuit and apologized
for perpetrating a hoax.
–Hearings to determine whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen should be impeached
for misconduct will soon be underway on Capitol Hill
–A bill that would have made Shariah law an illegal defense in South Carolina
courts was narrowly defeated in the state senate on Wednesday.
–London’s first Muslim mayor (who defended the 9-11 terrorists) now holds a
position that gives him unlimited cash access and powerful responsibilities due
to his shady history.
–Christian asylum seekers in Germany are regularly bullied, beaten and forced to
participate in Muslim prayer services.
–Muslim students in Rome can now enroll through a local mosque and an Egyptian
university to train to become Imam’s.
–Police have used tear gas on protestors and migrants who are occupying a local
school in Paris in an effort to remove them.
–Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS
stronghold of Raqqa and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought the
city’s population of gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the
same for the entire nation.
–A large California teachers union and its national affiliate are forcing non-
union teachers to pay for political activism according to a disclosure form
acquired by the website The Daily Signal.
–Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for a boycott of Chick-fil-A restaurants and the
result is that the stores are overrun with business.
–2 teams of scientists have announced they have been able to keep human embryos
alive outside the womb for 13 days for the purpose of conducting scientific
–One of the nation’s most notorious late-term abortionists, LeRoy Carhart, has
received a subpoena to appear before a special congressional panel to answer
questions about whether he illegally sold aborted baby body parts and let babies
die that were born alive after botched abortions.
–The Freedom From Religion Foundation sends letters to some schools officials in
Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania to urge the cancellation of their trips to the
–A Harvard law professor tells his fellow liberals that the culture war is over
and the victorious ‘left’ should treat conservative Christians the way the
allies treated Germany and Japan after WWII.
–Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe unborn children should have any constitutional
–Pro-life nations are under intense, international pressure to stop protecting
unborn babies and legalize abortion.
–A federal judge in California granted a one-week extension for a mother’s
request to keep her son, Israel Stinson, on life support to give an appeals
court time to weigh-in.