Dec 24, 2011

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Free Speech on the Defense

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Merry Christmas Everyone.

Free speech is essential to a free society, where people have the right to utter opinions others might find offensive. We’ll devote much of the program to exposing the effort many groups are making to keep them from saying it at all.

First we’ll examine whether or not the change of regime in North Korea will have any effect on the thousands of Christians who are oppressed or in work camps in that country. Rev. Paul Estabrooks from Open Doors (www.opendoorsusa.org) has been in North Korea and written a book on the subject.

Then attorney Richard Thompson from the Thomas More Law Center (www.thomasmore.org) appears regarding a lawsuit where several Michigan Christian students were publicly humiliated and bullied by their public school teacher for opposing his pro-homosexual indoctrination about…of all things…bullying.

Free speech is under fire by people attempting to use the “blank-a-phobe” card to stop open debate on various subjects. They’re not making intelligent arguments, just attempting to prevent the other side from speaking. Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch (www.jihadwatch.org) joins the program.

Finally, what role did religion play in the founding of the country? Professor Thomas Kidd from Baylor University returns to answer questions based on his new book, “Patrick Henry, First Among Patriots.”

John’s boralogue contrasts arguments by atheist apologists against the existence of God with the emphatic declaration of the Christmas message about God among us.

  1. ocartists says:

    Understanding what worldviews are and how they impact our world so deeply not only personally but also publicly is so critical. I have to admit that I had not heard the difference between didactic versus dialectic teaching until I heard your program many years ago. I suspect there are many, many more people in America much like me, even in Christendom.

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