News Round-Up

Posted on August 21st, 2014

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Air Date: August 21, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

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Jim Schneider took the helm again to present listeners with a host of stories making news around our nation and the world. Stories included:

--A student at Dyer County High School in Tennessee, suffers in-school suspension
for saying, “bless you” to another student.
--Reverend Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at the annual fundraiser for
the Council on American/Islamic Relations (CAIR) a U.S./Muslim Brotherhood
entity.
--Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted on abuse of power charges.
--Utah officials scramble to prevent the Obama administration from locking down
large amounts of land via the Antiquities Act.
--U.S. Supreme Court to put a stay on same-sex marriages in the State of Virginia.
--List of clergy ready to perform same-sex weddings for couples on the day such
activities become legal in Virginia.
--A Christian couple who owns a farm in upstate New York ordered to pay $13,000 in
fines and restitution because they refused to hold a same-sex wedding in 2012.
--The former psychiatrist and chief for John's Hopkins Hospital and its current
Distinguished Service Professor of psychiatry says that transgenderism is a
mental disorder that merits treatment and that sex change is biologically
impossible.
--Louisiana judge swats down Governor Bobby Jindal's attempt to use his executive
authority to repeal 'common core' in his state.
--2 new national polls find that the public is souring on 'common core' education
standards.
--A challenge to the NSA's efforts to spy on Americans has received support of
some legal heavyweights.
--The legalization of marijuana causing numerous societal problems in Colorado.
--Cosmopolitan Magazine receives excellence in media award from Planned
Parenthood.
--Iowa trial court upholds a rule from the Iowa Board of Medicine that regulates
chemical abortions.
--Atheist Richard Dawkins tweets that choosing not to abort a child with Downs
Syndrome would be immoral.
--Christina Richie of Boston College's Department of Theology argues that
artificial reproductive technologies should be regulated to limit the number of
children as a means of fighting climate change. In this case a child is
considered a 'carbon legacy'.
--Tennessee Tech University 'common book' for incoming freshmen contains the story
of an American Muslim.
--'Mohammed' now the most popular name for newborn boys in England and Wales.
--British education secretary announces that any schools that teach creation will
be stripped of government funding.
--Deputy State Department Spokesman condemns the beheading of an American
journalist by Islamic terrorists.
--The Kentucky State Fair had a booth that represented the Association of
Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists and Free Thinkers. A poster at their booth
encouraged people to sign a petition against the life size Noah's Ark project
being undertaken by the creation ministry of Answers in Genesis.
--The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal
records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care
website because doing so could potentially allow hackers to break in.
--One of Britain's largest hotel chains to remove Bible's from rooms to prevent
upsetting non-Christians.
--The Mexican Foreign Ministry has launched a formal protest in response to Texas
Governor Rick Perry's decision to send National Guard troops to the southern
border.
--Los Angeles city council might soon offer cash to boost voter turnout.
--A federal judge orders the Justice Department to provide Congress with the list
of documents that are are at the center of a long running battle over the failed
law enforcement program called 'Operation Fast and Furious'.
--Georgia's Marietta Board of Education votes to pass a resolution declaring that
the federal government does not have the authority to dictate what local schools offer children as snacks.


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To contact the Dyer County High School in Tennessee call 731-285-6712.


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