Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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Air Date: July 03, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

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Jim opened this edition of Crosstalk with news that long-time Christian broadcaster Hilton Griswold passed away today at the age of 93. He ministered not only in the pastorate but was also active as host of the Inspiration Time broadcast which VCY America has been involved with for decades.

We are in a time of great spiritual decay in America. The morals and values that were the basis for the founding of our nation and that were once held dear are being abandoned. For example:

--We've murdered over 55 million babies under the banner of choice.

--We are awaiting a Supreme Court decision as to whether or not we can defy God

through the legalization of same-sex relationships and call it marriage.

--We have people running for president on both sides of the aisle who don't

understand the definition of marriage.

--We are reading pro-homosexuality books to children in order to establish

legitimacy for the gay lifestyle in the eyes of new generations.

--We are passing transgender protections that are having implications for schools

health clubs, clothing stores and restaurants.

--We are experiencing a racial divide that's resulted in mayhem, vandalism and


--Islam continues to make gains in society and more mosques are being built as

their false god continues to be proclaimed.

--Anti-semitism is on the rise.

--Homosexuality is being allowed in our military and some want to put women on the

front lines of battle.

--Political dysfunction is growing at all levels of government.

--Marijuana is being legalized in parts of the nation.

--Thousands of retail stores have closed across America.

--Numerous churches are seemingly more concerned about entertainment than


What wisdom resides in the Bible that points to such sin, the consequences and the solution? Listeners shared portions of Scripture showing how God's Word is a powerful witness to our wickedness as a nation but that mercy and grace is also available.

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

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Air Date: July 02, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider manned the control room to bring Crosstalk listeners up to date on many news items. They included:

--A polygamous trio has applied for a marriage license in Montana based upon the
recent homosexual marriage decision by the Supreme Court.
--Homosexual activists show Marines on Iwo Jima raising the gay pride flag.
--Citing religious and moral objections, a county clerk in Arkansas announces that
she is resigning from her office.
--Several county clerks in Kentucky announced that they would not issue marriage
licenses to gay couples.
--Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it refunded a $100,000 donation because
it came with the provision that the funds could not be used to support
transgender girls.
--After 6 months of study the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency
(ICE) have issued new guidelines regarding how to care for transgender illegal
aliens who end up in detention facilities awaiting possible deportation.
--A star recruit for Harvard University's women's swimming team is joining the
men's team competing as one of the first openly transgender swimmers in the
--2 street preachers beaten at a gay pride festival in Seattle.
--The Defense Department is warning Americans to be on high alert during this 4th
of July holiday.
--In the first 15 days of the Islamic celebration of Ramadan there have been 149
terror attacks, 27 suicide bombings, 1,402 dead bodies and 1,896 wounded.
--A gang leader turned radical Muslim Imam, who was considered so dangerous he was
kept in shackles and assigned his own guard while held in a Florida prison for 4
years, has been freed by a federal judge.
--ISIS members have spared neither women or children since they established their
caliphate a year ago. They've put an estimated 74 kids and even more women to
death for things such as practicing magic and refusing to fast during Ramadan.
--ISIS threatens to uproot Israel and topple Hamas.
--The U.S. Navy is weighing whether to have Marines 'hitch a ride' on foreign
warships because of our shortage of vessels due to recent budget cuts.
--Former CIA director says that President Obama hasn't done enough to protect the
nation from attacks to its information and critical infrastructure systems.
--Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb enters the presidential race; Bernie Sanders
packs the house in Madison, Wisconsin, for an election speech and Governor Chris
Christie enters the race as well.
--Financial crisis in Greece hits a peak after 5 years of instability.
--The Obama administration lauds the TPP as the most progressive trade deal in
--President Obama thanks Republicans for their part in the signing of hard fought
trade legislation.
--Obama's approval ratings surge upward.
--The U.S. Supreme Court affirms North Carolina's right to issue 'Choose Life'
license plates.
--The Supreme Court refused to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would
force 10 abortion clinics to close.
--Unions donating money to Planned Parenthood.
--California governor signs a bill that would eliminate religious and personal
objections to vaccinations.
--A bill to legalize physician assisted suicide still a possibility
in California.
--A Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma must be removed.
--Another attempt is being made to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.
--The U.S. Senate is set to take up the 'Every Child Achieves Act' (SB-1177) to
replace 'No Child Left Behind.'
--Public schools to offer Chobani Greek Yogurt this Fall as part of the federal
school lunch program. Chobani is known for their lewd, pro-homosexual
--Tylenol includes homosexual couples as family examples in their latest
--President Obama announces an agreement to reestablish economic ties with Cuba.
--Top officials of the United Church of Christ vote to divest from companies that
conduct business in Judea and Samaria.
--A Wal-Mart customer was denied the right to have a confederate flag cake made
but they did make an ISIS flag cake for him.
--President Obama makes a big push to convert huge numbers of recent immigrants
and refugees into what's called 'New Americans.' Is this really an attempt to
make new voters?
--The Obama administration to welcome 4,000 new citizens this week.
--More people allegedly speak Spanish in the U.S. than any other country in the
world except Mexico.

Posted on July 1st, 2015

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Air Date: July 01, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Dr. E. Calvin Beisner

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Dr. E. Calvin Beisner is the founder and national spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. He is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing on the application of the Christian worldview, theology and ethics to economics, government, environmental stewardship and public policy. He has served as both a college and seminary professor and has written 12 books and made contributions to over 30 books. He has testified as an expert witness on the ethics and economics of climate policy before congressional committees. He also lectures around the world.

Dr. Beisner began by discussing the case of Michigan vs. EPA. The court decided that the EPA failed to do proper benefit/cost estimates before imposing new regulations on mercury emissions from certain electric generating plants. So the court ruled that the EPA's mercury emission regulation is now invalid.

Dr. Beisner feel this is great news for two reasons. First of all, the regulation didn't bring any significant benefit. Even the EPA's own estimates of the benefits were based on the idea of certain pregnant women eating vast amounts of self-caught fish from the most polluted waters in the U.S. The problem is, they couldn't find that any such women exist. The other reason the ruling was good is because the regulation cost so much to comply with which pushes up everyone's energy costs.

The discussion also mentioned a recent White House Summit on global warming. The EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, spoke about why the EPA feels climate change is a public health issue. Even the surgeon general said that we need to engage medical students to demand the curriculum change to prepare people for a warmer future.

Through inference, the head of the EPA indicated that climate deniers are not normal humans. So Jim asked Dr. Beisner how he can take the position he does when the White House, the EPA and the surgeon general all claim that we have a public health emergency taking place. Dr. Beisner believes that 'normal human beings' insist upon good evidence before spending trillions of dollars before trying to cope with an alleged problem as opposed to those who wave their hands in the air and say, 'It doesn't matter.'

For Dr. Beisner, the only ground for making any predictions about future global temperature is computer modeling that attempts to see how the climate reacts to added atmospheric carbon dioxide. On average, the computer models on which those who fear man-made warming depend, simulate twice as much warming than what is actually observed over the relevant period. 95% of them simulate more warming than observed which implies that the errors are not random but are driven by bias somehow written into the computer models. Also, not a single model simulated the complete absence of all statistically significant global warming over the last 17-27 years, depending upon which database you rely on. What this means is that the computer models are invalidated and provide no rational basis for any future temperature predictions and provide no rational basis for policy as well.

Dr. Beisner noted that this conclusion was pointed out to Pope Francis in an open letter regarding climate change in anticipation of his encyclical. This letter to the Pope has been signed by roughly 200 experts. It makes the case that attempting to fight global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions means forcing energy prices up. This would slow or stop economic development world-wide while trapping the poorest in poverty for generations to come and bringing high rates of disease and premature death.

This program also mentions:

--Additional details concerning the Pope's encyclical on the environment.

--Global warming and the redistribution of wealth.
--The viability of hydrogen for fuel.
--Increased carbon dioxide and the “greening” of the earth.

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Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Air Date: June 30, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: David Rubin

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David Rubin is the former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, in the region of Samaria known to most of the world as the West Bank. He is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund. He is the author of four books including, 'The Islamic Tsunami' and his latest, 'Sparks from Zion.'

David began by reporting on a terrorist attack last evening on the East side of Shiloh. The attack was initiated by Hamas terrorists who ambushed a car of four young adults coming back from a basketball game.

Conversation then moved to the P5 + 1 negotiations with Iran. The deadline was set for today but has been extended to July 7th. In the end, David communicated that the eventual agreement will allow Iran to eventually develop nuclear weapons. He pointed out, however, that Israel is not a party to the negotiations and is free to act as it feels it has to.

Jim reported that Hamas has built a fortified tunnel that reaches into Israeli territory to be used in the next round of violence. David noted that many previous tunnels have been destroyed but many others were not. Since the last war in Gaza, the tunnels are being rebuilt. In fact, many families that live along the border region near Gaza have been reporting that they hear digging underneath their homes.

Much more was discussed relating to Israel including:

--The discovery of an ongoing wave of cyber attacks that are originating from Iran
and targeting Israel.
--The U.S. Supreme Court decision forbidding the listing of Israel as the birth
place for Jerusalem born Americans.
--ISIS has appeared in Jerusalem posting flyers that threaten revenge against
Jerusalem's Christians.
--The U.N. Human Rights Council contends that both Israel and Palestinian
terrorists may have committed war crimes during the Gaza war in 2014.
--The BDS movement and its economic impact on Israel.
--The significant increase in anti-Semitic incidents happening all over the world.

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Posted on June 29th, 2015

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Air Date: June 29, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Mat Staver

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Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued their 5-4 opinion stating that the 14th Amendment requires states to license same-sex marriages. In response, the White House was lit up that evening as it displayed the colors of the gay pride movement.

Mat Staver joined Jim to discuss this decision and its implications. Mat is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, an international, non-profit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family.

Mat commented on the following aspects of the Supreme Court's decision:

--What is the 14th Amendment and what part of it has anything to do with so-called
same-sex marriage?
--Can states refuse to follow the Supreme Court's decision?
--Is this an 'obey God rather than men' moment?
--Will this ruling cause attacks against religious freedom?
--Does this open the door to marrying more than one spouse?

Mat believes this was the opinion of 5 lawyers and not an opinion that has anything to do with the Constitution. They have thrown away millenia of human history and have brought judgment upon themselves and the nation if we accept what they've done.

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Posted on June 26th, 2015

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Air Date: June 26, 2015

Host : Jim Schneider

Guest: Ray Comfort

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Ray Comfort is the founder, president and CEO of Living Waters Publications. Living Waters Publications has become an internationally recognized ministry, reaching the lost and equipping Christians with every necessary resource to fulfill the great commission. Ray is a best-selling author of more than 70 books, he co-hosts 'The Way of the Master' TV program and has produced a number of video specials to draw people to Christ. Some of these include: '180,' 'Genius,' 'Evolution vs. God' and 'Noah.' Ray joined Jim to talk about his newest release called, 'Audacity.'

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court announced their decision concerning a case dealing with so-called same-sex marriage. In a 5-4 decision, the court said that the 14th Amendment requires states to license these marriages.

Ray called this a 'predictable' decision that reflects Judges 21:25 which says, 'In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.' He noted that just as this verse comes from the book of Judges, this court decision came from a handful judges doing that which is right in their own eyes.

Ray described how 'Audacity' came together and what is different about it in terms of how it approaches the subject of homosexuality. In fact, it even impressed an atheist friend of Ray's who appreciated its emphasis on love. As Ray eventually showed, that love comes out in his presentation of the gospel beginning with the mirror of the Ten Commandments that exposes the sin nature of every person.

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