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Posted on March 28th, 2014

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Air Date: March 28, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

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Jim Schnieder hosted this program that examined numerous stories of particular interest to the Christian community. Here's a sample of what was featured:

--World Vision was going to allow for the hiring of employees who are in same-sex marriages. They reversed that decision in less than 48 hours.

--Parents with children in the Tuscon Unified School District outraged because officials have determined that transgender students can use whatever bathroom they identify with.

--Illinois is one step closer to becoming the third state to ban reparative therapy for same-sex attracted minors.

--Nebraska's lesbian divorce case could end up paving the way for marriage equality in that state.

--Legislation has been introduced in Missouri to repeal the ban on same-sex marriage.

--The governor of Michigan announced that recent same-sex marriages are suspended and would not be recognized. Now the U.S. Department of Justice has determined that those marriages will be recognized by the federal government.

--Democrats in Congress are pushing President Obama to put forth an executive order to bring about ENDA with regard to federal contractors.

--Senator Marco Rubio gives the go-ahead to the Senate Judiciary Committee to proceed with judicial nominee Daryl Gales to serve as the first openly gay black man as a federal judge.

--U.S. Justice Department now training law enforcement officials in how to better understand and help the transgender community.

--A decree published in the official government newsletter of Mexico declares a national day for the fight against homophobia to be celebrated May 17th each year.

--The Church of England will no longer provide resistance to gay marriage among church-goers.

--Kansas can implement the law that effectively strips Planned Parenthood of state taxpayer funding.

--Two key provisions of Texas' pro-life law upheld by an all-female panel of judges from a U.S. Appeals Court.

--Remains of as many as 15,000 aborted babies were incinerated to provide heat at 27 U.K. hospitals.

--Nancy Pelosi presented with the Margaret Sanger award by the Planned Parenthood Federation.

--Scientists are working on new methods of human reproduction that employ the same gene altering techniques used by biotechnology companies like Monsanto.

--The Obama administration now says more than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare but Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn says critical information is missing.

--Several Democrat senators moved yesterday to improve parts of Obamacare due to concerns over possible lost House seats.

--Senator Harry Reid is supporting President Obama on extension of Obamacare enrollment because he feels Americans are not educated on how to use the Internet.

--Vice President Joe Biden says 11 million undocumented aliens are already American citizens.

--Jewish leaders in Ukraine have purchased newspaper ads to publish an open letter accusing Putin of dishonestly regarding the extent of antisemitism in their nation.

--Michelle Obama and 3 family members are staying at an $8,350 per night Beijing presidential suite.

--The Saudi government is refusing to allow the Jerusalem Post Washington Bureau Chief to cover President Obama's trip the Arab nation.

--An Egyptian writer is demanding that his nation sue Israel over the 10 biblical plagues.

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