Posted on September 3rd, 2015

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Air Date: September 3, 2015

Host:  Jim Schneider

Guest: Brad Mattes

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Jim began this issue of Crosstalk by informing listeners that Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk, Kim Davis, has been ordered to jail and to remain there until she agrees to issue licenses for same-sex marriages bearing her name. The plaintiffs didn't request incarceration but the federal judge felt that financial fines were not enough and ordered her to jail.

Brad Mattes is the president and CEO of life Issues Institute based in Cincinnati. Brad is also president of the International Right to Life Federation, a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion and related life issues. He is also chairman of the board of directors of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network.

A 9th abortion related video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress. Brad noted that these videos have done more to educate the public about the truth concerning Planned Parenthood than his efforts over the past two decades.

Due to states and corporations that are withdrawing or ending support or Planned Parenthood, Brad believes these videos have caused the Planned Parenthood brand to become 'toxic.' The result is that they are being treated by some like a leper rather than a respected charity and non-profit organization.

On August 27th, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, said in a letter to Congress that some of their affiliates were paid as much as $60 for a specimen. Then the film was released that showed a price list where an intact baby goes for as high as $540. This shows how Planned Parenthood knows they are killing and dissecting and selling baby body parts for money. Brad described it as 'blood money' and a 'cash cow' for this industry and it's time to stop the federal funding.

Won't women have nowhere to turn if funding is stopped? Brad noted that there are over 11,000 community health centers across the U.S. that provide comprehensive health care (not abortion) to low income men and women who need it. Actually they'd get greater health care because they'd be attending facilities that have much more to offer. Why is that? Because there are no (zero) Planned Parenthood Federation of America centers that provide mammograms. Mammograms are referred out so women actually have to go elsewhere.

Of their pregnancy services, 94% of women who are pregnant and walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic come out not pregnant because their baby was killed.

Other points discussed on this program include:

--Does Planned Parenthood deny future services or send a bill to women who want to keep their baby after having what they thought was a free pregnancy test?
--What is Stem Express and what is their part in the harvesting/sales process?
--Is the allegation that Stem Express is intimidating former employees into silence true?
--Why have CBS, NBC and ABC been so silent about the recent video releases?
--What is Brad's hope in regard to the House/Senate committee hearings on this issue?
--Are any states being punished for taking away funding from Planned Parenthood?

More Information:

www.lifeissues.org

To contact your elected representatives on this issue:
202-225-3121 (House Switchboard)
202-224-3121 (Senate Switchboard)

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

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Air Date: September 2, 2015

Host:
  Jim Schneider

Guest: Mat Staver

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On June 26th, 5 members of the Supreme Court created what they described as a constitutional right for so-called same-sex marriage. Dissenting justices warned that trouble was ahead and they were correct as a Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk is being asked to appear in federal court tomorrow to defend her religious liberty because her conscience will not allow her to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Joining Jim to discuss this critical situation was Mat Staver. Mat is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family.

The woman in question is Kim Davis. Kim has been in the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerks office for 27 years but in November of 2014 she won election to be the head of that office.

For those who may be tempted to think Kim is judging others by not issuing same-sex marriage licenses and may think she's being hypocritical because of her 3 divorces are not aware of her past. As Mat pointed out, Kim was a different person 4-1/2 years ago. At that time her mother-in-law was dying and had a wish that Kim would attend church at least once. To fulfill that wish, Kim went to church and she heard the pastor preach from the book of Galatians. Jim quoted Kim as having said, 'I owe my life to Jesus Christ who loves me and gave his life for me. Following the death of my godly mother-in-law over 4 years ago I went to church to fulfill her dying wish. There I heard a message of grace and forgiveness and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I am not perfect, no one is but I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to him and to the Word of God.'

The result? Kim, her husband, along with the staff of Liberty Counsel have been hit with threats of violence and death.

As Mat pointed out, there are about 130 locations throughout the state where the homosexual couples trying to obtain marriage licenses in Rowan County could go. Instead, these couples want Kim's name affixed to their marriage licenses because, as Mat put it, '...they want Kim Davis to violate her conscience; they want to shred her beliefs.'

Mat made an appeal for a stay and that was granted until August 31. Then Liberty Counsel asked the Court of Appeals to stay it beyond August 31 pending the several months it will take to resolve the appeal. The court declined to do that. Liberty Counsel then went to the Supreme Court and they declined to extend the stay as well.

Jim requested prayer for Kim because as already noted, she is to appear in federal court tomorrow.

More Information:

Liberty Counsel website:
www.lc.org
1-800-671-1776 

Posted on September 1st, 2015

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Air Date: September 1, 2015

Host:  Jim Schneider

Guest: E. Ray Moore

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What is Common Core? How is it being used to influence children? Is it something new or is it actually an old idea packaged in a new wrapper?

Joining Jim to discuss this issue was E. Ray Moore. He's the president of Frontline Ministries, Inc. and the Exodus Mandate Project. He is a retired Chaplain and Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army Reserve. He's the author of 'Let My Children Go,' the executive producer of the film, 'Indoctrination' and on this program he brought attention to the DVD, 'Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free.'

Common Core is a new term for an old agenda where new national standards have been created. It began under Horace Mann who kicked off the concept of state-sponsored public schools in the 1830's and '40's in Boston. From there you move into the progressive era in the turn of the 20th century with John Dewey.

President Bush (Senior) had 'America 2000,' President Clinton had 'Goals 2000,' Bush (Jr.) had 'No Child Left Behind' and President Obama has had 'Race to the Top.' Moore believes all of these are the unfolding of the same agenda that involves control and indoctrination through government schools. It's part of a worldwide socialism model to dumb-down the culture and move away from traditional pedagogy and education.

Organizations involved in the formation of Common Core included the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. It started with language arts and math and Moore believes it will move into social studies and history. They were largely funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Moore believes the root of this effort involves humanism and secularism and that it has bi-partisan support at the national level.

If you're concerned about how Common Core is affecting textbooks, the atmosphere in the classrooms our how it may even affect our national sovereignty, you'll want to review this Crosstalk broadcast.

More Information:

To obtain a copy of the DVD-Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free, go to the Crosstalk store or call 1-800-729-9829.

www.exodusmandate.org

Posted on August 31st, 2015

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Air Date: August 31, 2015

Host:  Jim Schneider

Guest: Ron Rhodes

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Jim began this Crosstalk with a question: 'Have you ever been at the point knowing you need to study the Scriptures but you don't know how or where to begin?' He went on to describe Genesis as foundational to a proper understanding to the rest of the Bible. It introduces us to God, his creation, his sovereignty, his promise and his redemptive plan.

A handy resource has been published allowing you to easily study Genesis on your own. It's called, '40 Days Through Genesis: Discover the Story that Started it All' and was written by Ron Rhodes.

Ron is the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, a teaching and resource ministry that specializes in defending Christianity against atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the cults, world religions and any group teaching false doctrine. Ron is the author of over 70 books.

According to Ron, Genesis means 'beginnings.' It represents the beginning of many things including the creation of the heavens and the earth, humankind, God's revelation to and interaction with humankind, human sin, the work of Satan, God's redemptive promise, Israel's birth through Abraham and the covenant relationships, etc.

Here's a small sample of content that Ron covers on this program along with details he shares regarding his new book:

--If Genesis is historical, how could Moses record the creation account?
--What does the word 'created' mean in the context of Genesis?
--Scripture reading and insight
--Digging deeper with cross references
--Life lessons
--Questions for reflection and discussion
--Why are Genesis and Revelation great 'bookends'?
--Why is it important to be a 'Genesis Christian'?

Overall, Ron believes you can't properly understand the rest of the Bible without first understanding Genesis. Find out why when you review this fascinating Crosstalk broadcast.

More Information:

To obtain your copy of 40 Days Through Genesis for a donation of $17 or more from Crosstalk, go to the Crosstalk Store or call 1-800-729-9829.

www.ronrhodes.org

Posted on August 28th, 2015

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Air Date: August 28, 2015

Host:  Vic Eliason

Guest: Usama Dakdok

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Usama began by commenting on news out of Orlando, Florida, concerning the unveiling of a $250,00 Muslim prayer (reflection) room inside the Orlando, Florida, airport.


Usama believes this is not about Muslims having a place of worship because before they board their flights to the Middle East, they can go to a mosque and pray or even pray in their own homes. This led to Usama saying that if the American people knew what Muslims are saying in their prayers, it would be illegal for Muslims to pray anywhere in America.


Usama believes Muslims are praying the wrong prayer to the wrong god. It's the wrong prayer because they're asking Allah to lead them to Islam, not to Judaism or Christianity. To them, Allah is angry with the Jews and teaches that Christians are 'lost.' Another reason he believes they are saying the wrong prayer is because they are praying to the god of Mohammed who is Allah, the Satan of the Bible.


He described the Imams of U.S. mosques as being nothing more than Usama bin Laden's in suits and ties. They are not moderate Muslims. They know the Qur’an and he challenged them to debate him to prove the point.


Are Muslim organizations building mosques simply for the purpose of peaceful worship in freedom and to exercise religious liberty? Since 1991 our government has known the plan of why Muslims want to open Islamic centers. Vic read a portion of the Muslim Brotherhood's stated purpose that was uncovered as part of the Holy Land Foundation trial. It is clearly militant and describes the desire to have an Islamic center in every city in the nation. The idea is to establish organizations within an economic, media, social, scouting, professional and military perspective with the goal to destroy America from within.




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To read the document referenced in this program go to: www.thestraightway.org

Posted on August 27th, 2015

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Air Date: August 27, 2015

Host:  Jim Schneider

Guest: James Daughtry

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James Daughtry was raised in a religious home but it was not until his Senior year in high school that he started reading the Bible and trusted Christ as Savior. After high school, the Lord put a burden on his heart for foreign missions. After graduating from Bible College he went to Mexico as a missionary. Through the years he has served as a missionary in various countries. He has taught for many years on the Bible's instructions for being a man. Through that experience he has authored a men's Bible study book, 'When I Became a Man.'


Young boys and teenagers are often looking for role models. Some choose sports figures, musicians, actors, etc., only to have that image shattered as that individuals falls into moral corruption of some kind. Add to this is the fact that some of these young men are from homes where there is no father so they have no source for learning what it means to be a man, much less what it means to become one according to the Bible.


When James was a young man in high school, he was learning a lot of things from society and 'the street' about being a man. However, after trusting Christ as his Savior, he wanted to know what the Bible said about this issue. So he attended a men's Bible study and afterward continued to search the Bible to see what God had to say about being a man. He then began to put together his own Bible studies and taught these principles to other men and eventually his book 'When I Became a Man' was published.


James noted that children are notorious for being irresponsible. You may have to tell a child 5 times to clean his room but as a man, hopefully at work when you are told to do something you know to do it the first time because if you have to be told 5 times, you may not have a job. In other words, as a boy matures, he needs to take up the responsibilities of being a man and we find them in the Word of God.


Here are some of the things you'll learn on this program:


--The accountability man has before God.
--Who is the perfect man?
--Is there a man in the Bible that exhibited child-like behavior?
--What men in the Bible exhibit positive qualities of manhood?
--The critical connection that needs to take place between older men and younger
men.
--How should young men treat younger women and older women?


What's unique about this book is that it asks questions of the reader. That, in turn, forces the reader to open their Bible and find out what God's Word has to say about the specific issues relating to God's plan for men.




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