We will skip the boralogue this week as John is busy preparing to speak this weekend at the Strategic Perspectives Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The program begins with our continuing series on the Amendments to the United States Constitution. Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com and www.usjf.net), constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, will analyze amendments number 13 and 14.
We then transition to the topic of Eugenio Pacelli, or as he’s better known in history, Pope Pius XII, the pope during WWII. Francisco Gil-White (www.hirhome.com), Anthropology Professor at the Autonomous Institute of Technology in Mexico City, and Ron Rychlak (www.pius-xii.com), Law Professor at the University of Mississippi, participate in a roundtable debate about Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church’s position on the Holocaust as well as its relevance to today.
Finally, the show closes with a discussion about religious freedom and same-sex marriage. Jeremy Tedesco (www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org), Senior Legal Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, discusses how one ministry couple in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face stiff penalties from the city if they adhere to their Christian convictions and refuse to perform same-sex weddings at the local chapel they operate.
As a post script, John provides an update on the death sentence blasphemy case of Pakistani Christian mother Asia Bibi, currently in prison in Lahore.
John’s boralogue leads off today’s program by revealing the danger that free speech finds itself in today. He shows that the same people who espoused the right of free speech on campuses in the 1960s are the same people who are trying to quash the free speech rights of students at today’s colleges.
That will lead us to our first guest, Pastor Greg Young (www.pastorgregyoung.org), host of the radio show “Chosen Generations,” who discusses the decision of Houston’s mayor to subpoena any sermon notes or correspondences of local pastors who speak on the issue of homosexuality and the church.
We then close out our thread on the geopolitical relationship between Russia and China with Andrew Kuchins (csis.org/expert/andrew-c-kuchins), Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS, who speaks about the recent gas deal between the two countries as well as the shift of the world’s economic balance of power to the East.
Back by popular demand, Michael Connelly (michaelconnelly.jigsy.com/), Constitutional attorney and Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Foundation, goes beyond the Bill of Rights to begin examining the rest of the Constitutional amendments. Today’s topic: Amendment numbers 11 and 12.
Finally, we will speak with Georges Houssney (www.engagingislam.org), Founder and Director of Horizons International and author of the book, “Engaging Islam.” He examines the history of Christian-Muslim relations, and how Christians are called to engage them in love and speak to them about Jesus.
After a one-week hiatus, the boralogue is back! This week John explores the Catholic Church’s stance on many polarizing issues, how proponents on both sides of these issues are responding, and the delicate tightrope that Pope Francis is walking in a balance between position and relationship.
We then continue our thread on the geopolitical paradigm shifts occurring right now in Asia. Robert Haddick (www.socom.mil) is a special contractor with U.S. Special Operations Command and author of the new book, Fire on the Water. He joins us to discuss Chinese economic expansion and the increase in their military capabilities.
Next we pick up the issue of book-banning in libraries after one California school removed all books with a Christian message from their shelves. Brad Dacus with the Pacific Justice Institute (www.pacificjustice.org) rejoins the program to examine the constitutionality of this case.
Finally, we ask whether or not touch democracies can survive. We’ll delve into that and the democracy, tyranny, and the rights of the people in an interesting conversation with Rev. James Schall, S.J., (www.thecatholicthing.org & faculty.georgetown.edu/schallj), a Jesuit priest and Professor Emeritus in Political Science at Georgetown University.
Much to do so we’ll skip the boralogue today.
With the issue of Ebola on everyone’s mind, the subject of emergency preparedness in a time of pandemic is important to revisit briefly. Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com), author of the emergency preparedness series, When All Plans Fail, joins us to talk about what we can do.
Then we’ll pick up a thread of church history by examining the historic roots of replacement theology in the ancient church, how it has flowed to modern times, and left havoc in its wake. Dr. Daniel Juster (www.tikkunministries.org) premiers on the program from Jerusalem.
Listeners have asked how to solve the dilemma of supporting freedom of religion but at the same time recognizing the possibility that some form of stealth jihad is underway in Europe and the U.S. We’ll address that as Dr. Mark Christian, M.D, (globalfaithinstitute.org) is our next guest.
Finally, there’s a new highly-rated Ken Burns documentary on PBS about the Roosevelts, both Teddy and Franklin. Unfortunately, despite being a quality production, the documentary repeats some of the myths about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration and its effects on the Great Depression. Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation (www.heritage.org) joins us to set some records straight.
John’s boralogue kicks off today’s show by tying together listener comments about two different but related subjects from previous shows: the necessity of understanding church history and how replacement theology from the fourth century led to the modern form of anti-Semitism and persecution of the Jewish people, even having its effect on anti-Israelis in mainline Christian denominations.
Then we’ll move to constitutional issues and the case of a Christian Tulsa police officer who was punished for raising objections about forced Islamic proselytizing at a Muslim mosque as part of the department’s public relations program. Robert Muise from the American Freedom Law Center (www.americanfreedomlawcenter.org) is a constitutional attorney handling the civil rights case of Police Captain Paul Fields.
Then onto the last in a series of weekly visits by constitutional attorney Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net). This week we’ll focus on the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Bill of Rights.
Finally we’ll continue the thread we began last week examining the new geopolitical paradigm changes and growing international tensions. Melik Kaylan (Twitter: @melkaylan) is co-author of The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership.
John’s boralogue maps out the borders and details of the new emerging global paradigm, setting it in contrast to those early on “world orders” through which we have already passed.
Senator Ted Cruz created a row when speaking at an “In Defense of Christians” conference last week, targeting support for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The senator made his statement that Israel is the Christian’s greatest friend in that part of the world, for which he was booed. Why that happened can be understood by examining the organization sponsoring this conference. Dexter van Zile (www.camera.org) from the committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting joins the program.
Next we’ll open a new thread on the global goals of China and Russia. Both countries along with the United States and European Union find themselves on a monetary time clock, allowing only a limited window of opportunity for doing whatever it is they intend to do. Gordon Chang (www.gordonchang.com) writes for Forbes and other publications. First question: Will Hong Kong survive as a Switzerland of the Far East?
Then on to the weekly visit with constitutional attorney Michael Connelly (www.usjf.net) from the United States Justice Foundation. This week’s subject is the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.
Finally, ideas do have consequences. Evolutionists like to dodge the ultimate moral and philosophical implications raised by Darwinism when it comes to human rights. Both World Wars I and II were driven by Social Darwinistic ideas of inferior races. Dr. Richard Weikart, Ph.D., is a fellow at the Discovery Institute and professor of history at California State University Stanislaus.
We’ve often said that political correctness is killing us and it is. Recall that PC doesn’t care whether something is true or not; it just tests to see if what is being said or done matches PC orthodoxy. John’s boralogue details how political correctness in Great Britain allowed the rapes of 1,400 young women to go unstopped for over a decade. It’s a major scandal in that country but our media have ignored it.
Speaking of political correctness, with fall “falling” on the nation again, new students are flooding onto college campuses, where orientation sessions should actually be designated indoctrination courses. Jennifer Kabbany from (www.thecollegefix.com) debuts to describe some of the nonsense roaring around colleges today.
Then Mark Nestmann (www.assetprotection2014.com) explains how U.S. FACTA laws which went into effect on July 1, 2014, are seriously crippling the ability of U.S. citizens to live or work abroad. We’re the only country in the world to impose this kind of onerous regulation on foreign banks.
Constitutional attorney Michael Connelly from the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) provides his weekly commentary on the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, focusing on Amendment #7 this week.
As the Internal Revenue Service continues to “lose” more emails related to a scandal where it allegedly targeted conservative organizations to harass them, it seems an even greater scandal has been underway in Wisconsin, where prosecutors are accused of trumping up charges against conservative politicians in order to defame them and defeat them in elections. Professor William Jacobson is a law professor at Cornell University and publisher of The Legal Insurrection blog.
Finally we’ll shift gears. Oftentimes Christians and pastors say very silly things when discussing theological issues because they are ignorant of church history and the decisions of previous generations. We’ll have an interesting conversation with church history professor Dr. Robert Rea, Ph.D., about this subject as he delineates themes from his new book, Why Church History Matters – An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past.
We’re back from vacation. Hope your summer went well (winter for those in the southern hemisphere.)
John’s boralogue analyzes some characteristics of the global paradigm shift through which we’re passing right and then explains how President Obama’s actions in geopolitics are consistent with his background as a community organizer.
We’ve discussed collapsing narratives a lot. Rising antisemitism in Europe is at the crux of several bankrupt narratives: Islam is a religion of peace, Europe shed the antisemitism of World War II and the biggest social problem in Europe is Islamophobia. Michel Gurfinkiel (www.michelgurfinkiel.com) from the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in Paris premiers to explain how the new antisemitism is a dangerous mix of the old right, the new left and Islamic immigrant hatred of Jews and Israel.
Since 9-11 it seems to be common for government agencies to justify end-running liberty protections in the constitution by saying we need to do it for national security. The real question is rising as to whether some agencies are so cloaked in secrecy now that they are poised to go rogue, running out of control and oversight. Dr. Ivan Eland, Ph.D., from the Independent Institute (www.independent.org) returns for a conversation on this important issue.
Finally, the Ebola epidemic in Africa is worse than many think with shortages of supplies and medicines. Emergency preparedness guru and medical missionary Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com) from the International Healthcare Network rejoins the program for a requesting to listeners to consider helping him get supplies to where they’re needed.
Taking this week of on vacation but we hope you’ll like this really interesting program we prepared for you.
The first hour features a lively discussion with Edward Haslam (www.doctormarysmonkey.com), author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey, about the relationship between Lee Harvey Oswald, a secret CIA germ warfare laboratory in New Orleans, and the Kennedy assassination.
Then the relationship between faith in difficult times, church history and the concepts contained in Christian belief are themed in a conversation with Dr. Carroll Helm (www.carrollhelm.com), author of “God’s Mysteries and Paradoxes, Looking through the Glass, Darkly.”
We’ll pick up our “Bill of Rights” thread with constitutional attorney Dr. Michael Connelly next week. Until then, have a safe and happy Labor day weekend.
We’re taking the week off for vacation so we’ve revved up a special program.
it’s been 19 years since the terrorist attack on the Murrah Office building in Oklahoma City. Despite this time lapse, the government refuses to release surveillance tapes taken from numerous locations in front of the building, which would show what happened right up to the time of the explosion. One must ask, why?
To answer that we’ll start with a backgrounder by re-running portions of an our July 31, 2004 interview with Oklahoma City reporter Jayna Davis (www.jaynadavis.com) about her book, The Third Terrorist.
From that point we’ll jump forward to a lawsuit, which has been underway in Salt Lake City where plaintiff Jesse Trentadue is challenging the government’s refusal to release evidence. Leo Hohmann from Worldnetdaily (www.wnd.com) is following this issue.
In the midst of the fiasco that immigration policy has become, what do the children of parents who have legally immigrated to the United States think about the situation and about patriotism in general? Jiovanni del Cristo’s (www.sacred-liberty.com) father came to the United States from Cuba. He expounds on the issue.
Finally, we’ll do a quick update on the new trend of transhumanism with Joshua Matrisciana (www.jeremiahfilms.com).Read More
John’s extended boralogue delivers an in-depth portrayal of the radical upending of alliances that has occurred in the Middle East, along with the lessons that can be learned from the latest conflict between Israel and Gaza.
This leads directly to our first guest, Caroline Glick from the Jerusalem Post, (www.jpost.com). The Israeli left, formerly President Obama’s ace in the hole in that country, has become thoroughly disillusioned about the president’s intent for their nation following the latest round of bumbling diplomacy by Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. In essence, their credibility in the Middle East is now non-existent.
Even as geopolitical instability continues, the world slowly drifts into its next economic and monetary crisis. We’ll air clips we produced this week for Dave McAlvany’s McAlvany Weekly Commentary (www.mcalvany.com) featuring an in-depth interview with economic writer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at the London Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk). The time of global debt crisis is approaching; not quite here yet but a real doozy when it does arrive, possibly as early as mid-2015.
Constitutional attorney Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) leads off the second hour with his weekly exposition of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, highlighting the sixth amendment this week.
And finally Matt Philbin (www.mrc.org) from the Media Research Center comes on board. During the Israel/Gaza conflict, the main-liners steadfastly refused to refer to Hamas as a terrorist group, even though the U.S. government has designated them as such. What gives?
John’s boralogue contrasts how Christian belief should stand as a bulwark against the pessimism surrounding turbulent geopolitical and economic situations. In times of stress, Christians have oftentimes risen full of optimism, bearing witness to their faith and its truths, rather than hunkering down with everyone else.
Then Dr. Os Guinness (www.osguinness.com) joins the program to detail how Christianity always rebounds from proclamations of its imminent demise, providing the answers people seek during periods of failed political, economic, and religious narratives. His new book: Renaissance – The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times.
As the western world goes into eclipse, the real question is whether or not it can reform, rebound, and regenerate. Christianity could provide the basis for that change. Drs. Jay Grimstead, Ph.D., and Eugene Calvin Clingman, Ph.D., (www.sendmethatbook.com) join John in a round table discussion of Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Proclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues.
Finally constitutional attorney Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation (www.usjf.net) returns for his weekly exposition of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. This week, the fifth amendment is highlighted.