News Round-Up 01-15-16

​Air Date: January 15, 2016

Host:  Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider once again presented the latest news stories pertinent to Christian listeners. Headlines included:

–Detainees from Guantanamo Bay are involved in a troubling transfer.
–House GOP to move a mass criminal release bill in 2016.
–Iowa Representative Steve King left President Obama’s State of the Union address
to pray for the nation’s unborn babies.
–Hillary Clinton accepts endorsement from Planned Parenthood and tells a small
group of abortion activists that she’s ready to implement its marching orders.
–A judge has ordered the production of a treasure-trove of State Department
documents connected to Hillary Clinton.
–It was discovered this past summer that Planned Parenthood executives are
willing to negotiate over the prices that they’re paid for the body parts of
unborn babies sought by researchers.
–Wisconsin U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore criticized fellow Congressman Sean Duffy
after he called on African-American legislators to do more to protect minority
women and babies from abortion.
–Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says his state will defund Planned Parenthood.
–Americans United for Life finds that Oklahoma is the most pro-life state and
Washington kept its top position as the most pro-abortion state.
–The Obama administration announced that it will temporarily halt new coal leases
on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review to determine whether
fees charged to mining companies promote a fair return to taxpayers.
–The Down Jones Industrial Average down more than 500 points in midday trading
falling below 16,000 as oil prices sank below $30 per barrel.
–A decision on trans-military service to come by this Spring.
–Farm owners told they must pay $13,000 for declining to host a same-sex wedding
in their back yard.
–A first-of-its-kind private school in Georgia aimed at attracting LGBT youth
and teachers is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied/not
accepted in traditional schools.
–Dr. Paul McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital,
says that transgenderism is a mental disorder and merits treatment.
–A Michigan company running health clubs ejected a woman and canceled her
membership after she warned other women that she found a man using the women’s
lockr room with the company’s permission. A Michigan judge tossed her lawsuit
out. The result would be an appeal of the case to the higher courts.
–A Presbyterian pastor mocks those who believe in Christ’s resurrection.
–Kentucky’s new republican administration is moving forward with plans to shut
down the state’s health insurance exchange.
–A lawsuit has been filed by a former maintenance worker at Maritime National
Historic Park in San Francisco for being fired after performing a baptism for a
park visitor during his lunch break.
–An Ohio lawsuit filed on behalf of several atheist plaintiffs argues that ‘In
God We Trust’ on U.S. money violates the separation of church and state.
–ISIS persecution moves to kids who befriended Christians.
–Former ISIS child soldiers have revealed that the jihadi group snatches young
boys from families and subjects them to savage punishments if they refuse to
become child soldiers.
–The feds score big in latest Powerball drawing.
–Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is planning a vote on a refugee bill (HR 4038).
–U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is the latest Obama appointee to admit that
one of the top priorities is to make sure that President Obama’s policies live
on long after she and her boss leave power.
–Jewish immigration to Israel from Western Europe is at an all-time high.
–Two Israeli Arabs were indicted last Friday for planning to assassinate Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
–The pension fund for the United Methodist Church has blocked five Israeli banks
from its investment portfolio.
–The government of Scotland is putting cab drivers through a new training course
in which they are told they must spy on children that they take to schools, even
getting out of the cab and going in to speak with teachers if they hear
something deemed concerning.
–While officials raced to a 9-11 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend,
the police operator at headquarters consulted software that scored the
suspects potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.

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