News Round-Up 3-4-16

​​​​​​Date:  March 4, 2016

Host:   Jim Schneider  

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Once again, Jim Schneider brought listeners up-to-date on the latest news items of interest to Christians. Stories included:

–South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard caved-in and vetoed a transgender bathroom
bill that would have placed restrictions on transgenders concerning which
restrooms they could use.
–New transgender rights going through Seattle to require culturally responsive
–On March 18th and 19th, the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Washington, will sponsor
a summit entitled, ‘With God’s Help: Creating a Safe Space for Diverse Gender
and Sexual Identities’.
–The Human Rights Campaign reports that the Transportation Safety Administration
(TSA) is moving forward with a policy on full body scanners in airports with
strong protections for transgender passengers.
–The Washington Supreme Court will hear the case of the floral artist whom the
State Attorney General and the ACLU sued for acting consistently with her faith.
–On October 14th, the principal of a Minnesota charter school informed parents
that the school should be taking steps to support a student who is gender non-
–California said to be trying to bully 21 other states into accepting the LGBT
–The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take on a Liberty Counsel case lawsuit
challenging the New Jersey law prohibiting counselors from providing minors from
receiving counseling to reduce unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors or
–Oklahoma legislator wants Christian businesses to be forced to post a public
notice that they will be discriminating against homosexuals if those businesses
are to be allowed to claim their right to refuse service based upon religious
–The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) files the first two sex
discrimination lawsuits based upon sexual orientation.
–The Supreme Court held oral arguments in the potential landmark case of Whole
Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt that concerns a Texas pro-life law.
–Representative Diane Black slams the sale of aborted baby parts.
–Another Planned Parenthood clinic to close, this time in Florida.
–At least two religious schools said they will stop buying uniforms from Lands
End clothing company because they have honored abortion activist Gloria Steinem.
–A Bible and Bible verse were removed from a POW/MIA display inside an Ohio
Veterans Administration clinic after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation
–U.S. Air Force Academy’s chapel using tithes and offerings to blatantly support
–Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the Senate to address House Republicans
weekly conference meeting saying that Senate Republicans will hold fast to their
promise not to advance a Supreme Court nominee.
–North Korean leader orders his military on standby for nuclear strikes.
–China’s military buildup in the Pacific may require a U.S. response.
–U.S. and India deepening their military ties.
–Israel’s Defense Ministry to gather with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to
begin handing over control of ‘David’s Sling’ air defense system to the Israeli
Air Force.
–Top U.S. nuclear war fighting commander says time is running short to begin
modernizing the decades old U.S. nuclear forces.
–A historic building in South London that used to house members of the royal
family now being governed by Shariah.
–Spain seizes 20,000 ISIS military uniforms.
–NATO commander says Russia and Syria are using migration as a tool of
–Congress puts forth The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015
(HR3892). The bill has been sent to the House for consideration.
–President Obama quietly pushing new plans to bring more Syrian refugees to
–A House war veteran/lawmaker is introducing a bill that would make child rape
illegal on a military base.
–Wal-Mart selling Halal-Crescent foods.
–Feds seek mental health testing of all children and adults.

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