Posted on March 31st, 2014

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Air Date: March 31, 2014

Host: Vic Eliason

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Our legislators in Washington are supposed to know what they're voting on. In June of 2012, Representative Rand Paul spoke before the Senate and he noted the following practices that take place by our representatives:

--A 600 page legislative bill that not one member of the Senate will read before voting on it.

--Irrelevant items stuck into the legislation during the previous evening.

--A student loan bill at 6% that's creating income for the Treasury (to pay for Obamacare) mysteriously gets reduced to 3%. The shortfall is then said to be made up by taking money out of pensions. The problem is, over half of the pensions in America are already technically insolvent.

--At the time, Paul noted that the Democrats hadn't produced a budget in 3 years which is against the rules of the Senate.

Is it any wonder that at that time Congress was said to have an approval rating of about 10%? Is this what the concept of 'sacred trust' has come to? This is why Vic asked listeners the following question: If the institution is being run by the inmates, who are the inmates on either side of the aisle that could bring devastation to our nation?

Find out what your fellow voters had to say regarding possible solutions on this vital edition of Crosstalk.





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.









Posted on March 27th, 2014

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Air Date: March 27, 2014

Host: Vic Eliason

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Rob Pue, Editor of Wisconsin Christian News, shared a letter with Vic from a deeply concerned parent from the Eagle River, Wisconsin, area. This parent has a 15 year old child attending school in the Northland Pines (Wisconsin) School District. The reason for the concern surrounds a questionnaire that was given to their child. In spite of the fact that the instructions ask students to discuss 'starred items' with a parent or guardian, the 18 questions appeal to the prurient interests of young people. For example:

1—What are my values and beliefs about sex and its roll in relationships?
2—What are my moral and religious views about sex before marriage? How will I
feel if I go against my beliefs?
3—Do I feel pressured to have sex? Where is this pressure coming from? Myself?
The media? My partner? My friends?
4—How do I feel about my partner? Do I respect him or her and do I trust him or
her?
5—Am I being honest with myself? Am I trying to make this relationship more
important than it really is?

If you're concerned about the reason why a school district would ask minors these types of questions, you can express your feelings to the administration of Northland Pines High School as well as to the Northland Pines Board of Education at the numbers listed below.


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Administrator and Principal

Dr. Mark Richie—District Administrator—715-479-6487
Jim Brewer—Principal, Northland Pines High School—715-479-4473

Northland Pines School District Board of Education

Jim Mulleady—President--715-479-8581
Mike Sealander—Vice President—715-542-2816
John Sarama—clerk—715-547-6893
Holly McCormack—Treasurer—715-547-6612
Eric Neff—Deputy Clerk—715-891-1714
Mike Jovanovic—Member--715-479-7972
Mark Vander Bloomen—Member--715-479-2981








Posted on March 26th, 2014

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Air Date: March 26, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Karen Malec

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Karen Malec is the President and Co-Founder of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer. She is a public speaker and author of several articles including, 'The Abortion-Breast Cancer Link: How Politics Trumped Science and Informed Consent'. She has provided testimony before state legislatures and has conducted numerous interviews in print, radio and television on this topic as she is a breast cancer expert.

Karen is optimistic that the court will give some protection to Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties because of their First Amendment rights of religious freedom.

She noted how the government's attorney said that women's rights would be undermined and they would be treated as 'second class citizens' if companies like Hobby Lobby are allowed to opt out of providing abortion inducing drugs.

The attorney for Hobby Lobby responded by saying that if it's the government's goal to provide such drugs to all women in America, there are other means that the government could use in order to achieve that goal.

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer has filed an amicus brief with the court on this issue. The thrust of the amicus brief is that in order for the Obama administration to be successful in coercing corporations to provide abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives against their religious beliefs, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act requires that the government must show that it has a compelling interest in this matter. The compelling interest that the Obama administration has claimed is that use of contraceptive steroids and abortion inducing steroids constitutes women's preventative health care.

If this is true, then why did the World Health Organization classify the birth control pill as a group one cancer causing substance nearly 9 years ago? That's the highest level of carcinogenicity. That's on the same level as mustard gas, benzine, cadmium and tobacco.

The pill raises the risk for cancer of the breast, liver and cervix. Karen admits that the World Health Organization says that the pill does reduce the risk for two cancers; cancers of the endometrium and ovaries. However, in the U.S. there are four times as many cases of breast cancer every year than there are total cases of ovarian and endometrial cancers put together. In other words, the cases of cancer that the pill causes are far greater than the number of cancers that it may prevent.

8 medical groups have issued statements stating that abortion itself raises the risk by leaving the breast with more places for cancer to start. Karen also noted that it's universally recognized that child-bearing, an early first full-term pregnancy and breast feeding all help to reduce the cancer risk.


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www.abortionbreastcancer.com
www.bcpinstitute.org (click on 'resources')











Posted on March 25th, 2014

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Air Date: March 25, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Israel Wayne

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Israel is the co-founder of Family Renewal Ministries. He is an author, columnist and conference speaker. He is the father of eight, who is passionate about defending the Christian faith and developing a biblical worldview. Some of his books include, 'Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview' and 'Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family Based Discipleship'. He appeared on Crosstalk to discuss his latest book, 'Questions God Asks' which is subtitled, 'unlocking the wisdom of eternity'.

Israel began by describing how he noticed there are places where God would ask questions of man. This had him wondering why because one of the doctrines that we know to be true of God is that he's omniscient. So why would the God who knows everything, ask a question? Obviously God knows the answer so it must have to do with getting the person he's questioning to think about or consider something. Also, Israel reasoned that since the question is recorded in Scripture, it's not arbitrary so there must be a reason why it's there for us as well.

Questions discussed on this edition of Crosstalk include:

Job 38:4—'Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?'

Genesis 3:9—God asked Adam, 'Where art thou...? Is this a geographical question or is this a question where God is trying to get Adam to explain the shift that has taken place now that he and Eve have eaten of the tree in the midst of the garden?

God's question for Elijah after fleeing to Horeb where he took lodging in a cave. God asked, 'What doest thou here, Elijah?

Israel also contrasts the younger Moses with the Moses who had an encounter with God in the incident of the burning bush. He brings interesting insight to the question of what was in the hand of Moses and how the fact that the staff turned into a snake has application for all of us today.

This is just a portion of what's discussed on this Crosstalk as Jim and Israel examine the questions God asks of men.


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To obtain a copy of 'Questions God Asks' for a donation of $15 to Crosstalk, call 1-800-729-9829. You can also send a check to Crosstalk, 3434 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI. 53208.











Posted on March 24th, 2014

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Air Date: March 24, 2014

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Vliet

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Dr. Elizabeth Vliet is a medical doctor with practices in Tucson and Dallas. She is President of International Health Strategies whose mission is twofold: liberty and privacy in treatment options and preservation of the Oath of Hippocrates focus on the individual patient. She is a past board member of AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons). She spoke on this edition of Crosstalk as an independent physician.

According to Dr. Vliet, putting the government in charge of your medical services is a violation of our core freedoms. So those who value their medical freedom, their right to decide their own health care, their right to abstain from using contraceptives; these choices based upon religious beliefs, personal health goals, family needs and budget, are being taken out of our hands by the federal government via Obamacare.

She believes Obamacare is about government bureaucrats deciding whether your life is important or not based upon the collective good. It's the antithesis of our core, Judeo-Christian principles on which our nation was founded. It's one of the reasons why medical freedom is so closely tied to religious liberty.

Her top 10 reasons for not enrolling in Obamacare include the following. It will:

1--...cost significantly more.
2--...limit your choice of doctors.
3--...limit your choice of hospitals.
4--...have greater out-of-pocket costs.
5--...cause you to lose your medical privacy.
6--...cause your personal and financial information to possibly be compromised.
7--...cause you to be susceptible to identity theft.
8--...lead to intrusions on your Second Amendment rights.
9--...once enrolled it's difficult or impossible to get off if you find a better
plan.
10--...include financial incentives for your doctor to restrict your medical
treatment.

Dr. Vliet then goes on to note that there are 14 reasons why you can file an exemption and not pay a penalty. You can go to the website listed below to obtain that information.


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www.aapsonline.org















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