News Round-up 8-19-16

​​​Date:    August 19, 2016
Host:     Jim Schneider  
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​Jim Schneider brought listeners up to date on headlines from the past week. Stories included:

–Due to a surprise regulation published in the federal register yesterday,
every bathroom, shower and locker room in every federal building in the nation
is now open to people of any gender.
–Target announces that they will install single toilet bathrooms.
–The owner of 3 Michigan funeral homes is defending his right to require
employees to dress on the job according to their biological sex in a federal
case brought on behalf of a transgender who used to work as a funeral director.
–The Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Initiative released back-to-school
tips for educators that include introducing LGBTQ topics into math word problems
and checking in on people’s pronouns twice a year to increase accountability.
–Lawyers representing a group of 51 families in a Chicago suburb have asked a
federal judge to temporarily suspend the school policy that grants transgender
students access to the girls restrooms and locker rooms.
–The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding a series of summits to push the
role of lesbian farmers as part of its rural pride campaign.
–The NBA has decided to hold their All-Star game in New Orleans instead of
Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a state law that limits anti-
discrimination protections for LGBT people.
–An effort is underway that seeks to remove a Wyoming judge from the bench
because she won’t perform so-called same-sex weddings.
–Gay and bisexual men comprised about 2% of the U.S. population in 2013 but they
accounted for more than half of all Americans living with HIV according to data
released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
–Liberty Counsel has reported that Kim Davis has won her case for religious
freedom after a federal judge issued an order dismissing all three 2015 marriage
license lawsuits against her.
–The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has demanded that an Air Force major
be aggressively punished because he had an open Bible on his desk at an Air
Force Base.
–The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has launched an
investigation into a video filmed at night at its Geneva campus depicting a mock
ritual human sacrifice.
–A recent local assembly meeting in Alaska featured an opening prayer that was
directed to Satan.
–A one-world religion metaphysical event will attempt to gather Muslims, Jews and
Christians together to pray.
–President Obama will send the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress.
–The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American
control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months.
–In flood ravaged Louisiana, Homeland Security Director Jay Johnson responded to
criticism that President Obama has not interrupted his summer vacation and his
golf playing on Martha’s Vineyard.
–The Obama administration facing renewed accusations from Republican lawmakers
for putting national security at risk following the release of 15 more
Guantanamo detainees.
–Damin Pashilk was arrested Monday and arraigned on 17 counts of arson in a West
Coast fire estimated to have caused 10 million dollars in damage thus far.
–Liberal billionaire George Soros gave former Vice President Al Gore’s
environmental group millions of dollars over 3 years.
–The Evangelical Lutheran Church is calling on the U.S. to end Israel’s
occupation of Palestine.
–Olympic Judo medalist Or Sasson described his encounter with his Egyptian
opponent, Islam El Shehaby, who refused to shake his hand.
–A Denver TV station sends a jolting message to advocates of medical aid in
dying, better known as ‘assisted suicide’.
–Nancy Pelosi says that we need to fund Planned Parenthood to stop the Zika virus
and then claimed it’s for the babies.
–Donald Trump expresses regret over some of his comments during his campaign.
–North Korea threatens to destroy U.S. bases in the Asia/Pacific region.
–U.S. moving nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania.
–Iran acknowledges that Russia is using an Iranian base to strike Syria.
–Turkey to release 38,000 prisoners to make room for coup plotters.
–ISIS continues to think up horrifying new methods to execute captors and spies.
–Muslims looking to overhaul the culture of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
–According to the foreign affairs chairman, the 400 million dollar amount paid to
Iran by the Obama administration was a ransom because it wasn’t paid
until after the prisoners were released.

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