News Round-Up 01-08-16

​​​Air Date: January 08, 2016

Host:  Jim Schneider

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Once again Jim Schneider brought listeners up-to-date on issues affecting Christians by presenting numerous news stories. Here’s a sampling of what can be heard if you review this edition of Crosstalk:

–On New Years Eve, Germany allowed thousands of Islamic immigrants to enter
the country. Dozens of women were assaulted, robbed and raped by men with Arab
and North African features.
–There’s a rise in the demand for self-defense products such as pepper spray in
–The arrest of 2 Iraqi born refugees on terror related charges has recharged
calls for the Obama administration to pull back on plans to welcome thousands of
more refugees from Middle East war zones.
–Suspect in Pennsylvania police officer ambush/shooting told homicide
investigators he acted in the name of Islam.
–Former South Milwaukee Catholic church/school has been sold to a Muslim
congregation for use as a mosque.
–A Wheaton College professor under dismissal proceedings for her stand that
Muslims and Christians worship the same deity.
–President Obama vetoed legislation that would have repealed Obamacare.
–In remarks before the House, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith noted that
Planned Parenthood dismembers or chemically poisons a baby to death every 2
minutes and have killed over 7 million children since 1973.
–Planned parenthood performed 323,999 abortions and received 553.7 million
dollars from U.S. taxpayers during the 2014-2015 fiscal year according to its
most recent annual report.
–NARAL Pro Choice America has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
–Wednesday House conservatives challenged Speaker Paul Ryan to fulfill his pledge
to play offense in 2016 warning that the ‘honeymoon’ period of his tenure is
–Speaker Paul Ryan is considering seeking a new authorization of military force
that would formally declare war on the Islamic State.
–Mississippi Congressman Steven Palazzo called for congressmen to join him in
censuring President Obama.
–Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered state probate judges not
to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s pro same-
sex ruling.
–Lawmakers in South Carolina have proposed a law that would withdraw recognition
of same-sex marriage.
–Bathrooms opened to both genders in Washington state.
–Dr. Paul Church, a prominent Boston doctor and trained urologist, says that the
hospital fired him because he refused to endorse the LGBT lifestyle which he
believes is dangerous and unhealthy.
–Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), which offered therapy for
unwanted same-sex attractions, will close its doors later this month. The
closing is the result of a lawsuit in New Jersey brought by the Southern Poverty
Law Center.
–Bill Clinton said that in all probability, the next president will make between
1 and 3 new appointments to the Supreme Court.
–Alabama based abortion clinic closes down making Selma, Alabama, abortion free.
–State of Washington pharmacists defy radical pro-abortion governor with legal
–States such as Ohio and South Carolina are grappling with a discovery that
Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities are contracting with medical
waste companies that dump aborted babies into landfills.
–A wave of complaints forced the IRS to withdraw their controversial non-profit
charities donor plan.
–Beginning this month, if you have a federal tax debt of $50,000 or more
(including penalties and interest), the IRS can get your passport canceled.
–Lawmakers crafting Obamacare did propose panels that would decide whether or not
a health care procedure was worth paying for. Now changes in Medicare for 2016
include coverage for end of life counseling.

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