Jun 8, 2019

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Less Equal

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A lot of important topics this week on Steel so we are foregoing the boralogue and jumping right in with our first guest. Dr. Thomas Farr (www.religiousfreedominstitute.org), President of the Religious Freedom Institute, describes how the Equality Act is turning the First Amendment on its head by punishing people who hold traditional views on marriage and other issues. We should speak out and defend our rights and freedoms before it’s too late.

If TV crime dramas are to be believed, facial recognition software is quick, easy, and beneficial. But what’s the real story? Robert Bailey (www.reason.com), Science Correspondent at Reason.com, looks at the realities of facial rec and the potential for overreach and rights violations should the government get hold of it.

When it comes to the SATs, some scores are less equal than others. Rob Shimshock (www.campusreform.org), Correspondent Editor at Campus Reform, joins us to discuss the proposed adversity score for the SATs and how certain people groups are being disenfranchised because of it.

Christians are attacked in Palestinian Authority lands but no one seems to hear about it. Edy Cohen (www.besacenter.org), Researcher at the BESA Center in Israel, describes how Christians are persecuted in the West Bank and asks why Christians outside of the area are largely silent about it.

John finishes up this week looking at why politicians always seem to promote issues that never work, like gun control legislation. The problem is that they are focusing on the wrong things. If you don’t do what actually needs to be done to solve the problem, passing more legislation is not going to help.

John’s quote of the week:
The reason we have a right to privacy in this country is that government is not supposed to be trawling through the population trying to find crimes. You can’t live under that level of paranoia. It suppresses speech, it suppresses innovation, it suppresses religion – it suppresses freedom.

In this week’s Extras segment, we play John’s recent interview with Mike LeMay on Stand Up For The Truth on Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. John has a very interesting conversation about the nature of church and whether having a home church is a viable alternative. He tackles the tough questions like why is there a decline in church attendance, what is causing an increase in discrimination, and how dangerous is conforming to this world?

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06/08/2019 Less Equal

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Dr. Thomas Farr – Religious Liberty and the New Equality Act (1:27)
2 – Dr. Thomas Farr – Upholding Our Freedoms (13:29)
      Robert Bailey – Facial Recognition Software (19:23)
3 – Robert Bailey – Potential Abuses of Facial Rec (26:23)
4 – Rob Shimshock – SAT Adversity Score (39:46)
5 – Edy Cohen – Persecution of Christians by Palestinian Authority (52:40)
      John Loeffler – Persecution Update (1:03:04)
6 – John Loeffler – Why Politicians Push Unworkable Issues (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – John on Stand Up For The Truth: Church Realities (1:18:57)

      End of Show (2:03:27)

 

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Jul 7, 2018

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Value Added Constitution

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Will the ideas and freedoms our Founding Fathers established in July 1776 continue to stand or will it morph into something unrecognizable? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at how the First Amendment is being used to protect speech from some people but is being pummeled in relation to others’ speech. When they agree, speech is free. When they don’t, it’s not. The freedoms in the Constitution must stand for our country to remain standing.

A debate has sprung up about court decisions and how values should be incorporated into them. But who determines society’s values? Caroline Lewis (www.carolineclewis.com), writer and owner of Percipio Communications, points out the hypocrisy of those who say laws don’t matter but then want you to live by their laws when they finally enact them.

Will Islam ever reform toward modernity? Dr. Zhudi Jasser (www.aifdemocracy.org), President and Founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, defines Islamic precepts and sharia law and asks: how do we push past political correctness and start truly discussing the important issues?

Can education be reformed in order to be fair to all students, regardless of race? Horace Cooper (www.nationalcenter.org), Chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board, advocates for a move away from government and bureaucracy and toward family, morality, and school choice. Only then can problems truly be solved.

We finish this week with author and Executive Editor at Tor/Forge Books Robert Gleason who discusses danger within some countries’ nuclear programs, including a fictional account from his new book – one that could become true if we’re not careful.

John’s quote of the week:
The problem with hate speech laws is that the determination of what is and what is not hate is a value judgment that’s very hard to quantify or qualify in law. How do you know when you’re violating this law or when you’re not?

Section 6 is taking a week off to recover from celebrating our nation’s 242nd birthday. But it will return next week for more in-depth analysis of today’s global stories.

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Delivered as a special address on Memorial Day 2015, at Candlelight Christian Fellowship. John poses the Shall Not Have Died in Vain – 48 min.question: “Did all the brave men and women who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, die in vain?” What has divided our country since before the Civil War, and widened the rift in recent decades?

How can we redeem our freedoms and ensure the God-given liberty our founders intended for generations to come? This may be one of the most important speeches of John’s career as he lays out where we’ve come from as a nation and what’s needed to regain our republic.

 

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Nov 11, 2017

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The Illogic Chronicles

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The illogic chronicles have been in full swing this past year as hypocrisy abounds and common sense is ignored. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at California, fake news, and Vatican bishops who are in favor of global warming and gun control. When logic is tossed aside, chaos ensues but reality will eventually win out. It’s up to us to be prepared and stay true. Plus John analyzes Tom Steyer’s call for impeachment in our clip of the week.

Are social media sites consistent in their enforcement of “community standards?” Ben Weingarten (www.benweingarten.com), Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media, shows how YouTube and Google are circumventing the First Amendment via hate speech laws. Their targets: why only conservatives, of course!

Does the UN protect the sovereign equality of all its Members, as its charter states? Attorney and author Joseph Klein (www.frontpagemag.com) discusses how one country – Israel – isn’t quite as equal in the UN’s eyes as other member states. The Organization has endorsed and sometimes funded anti-Israel activities.

John and producer Steve dive into the illogical statements and hypocritical ideas of college professors and media pundits as part of our illogic chronicles series.

Finally, we take a look at why there is no peace in the Middle East. Philip Carl Salzman (www.mcgill.ca), Anthropology Professor at McGill University in Montreal joins us and explains where true loyalty lies in the Middle East and how peaceful the region would be if Israel didn’t exist.

John’s quote of the week:
The First Amendment – freedom of speech and religion – is guaranteed. It is joined at the hip with the Second Amendment. If you can destroy the Second Amendment, it’s not going to be far behind before the First goes as well.

In this week’s Section 6: Tax reform that’s really not reform, the Roy Moore sex scandal, calling everything racist – including the national anthem, and advice for winter conditions. We close with a persecution update.

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Mar 11, 2017

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Bounds of Their Habitation

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What is causing the divisiveness in America? John is on the road for this week’s boralogue, talking to normal, everyday folks about what’s going on in our country. From oppressive taxation to inept bureaucracy, John shows that it’s not down to earth people causing the problems we face today; it’s elites in Washington fighting for the status quo that continues to keep us divided.

First amendment freedoms are under attack and those who have fallen victim are fighting back. Jeremy Dys (www.firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel at First Liberty Institute, examines several court cases including a member of the military punished for displaying Bible verses, a man fired from his secular job for what he said in church, and the Kleins in Oregon who refused to bake a cake for a same sex marriage.

What does the Bible say about borders and immigration? Dr. Andy Woods (www.slbc.org), Senior Pastor of Sugarland Bible Church in Houston, Texas, examines the Tower of Babel in relation to borders and what the Bible teaches us about both compassion for immigrants and obeying the law.

Is there diversity within the Christian Church? David Leong (www.spu.edu), Professor at Seattle Pacific University discusses his book, Race and Place, about understanding why many churches remain segregated with like-minded people and the need to get out of one’s comfort zone and engage in discussion and action.

John’s quote of the week:
“Two groups of people: the establishment elites who want to see the game go back to where it was, and those of us out here who recognize that most of these elite dreams are broken and failing, as pensions are going to fail, jobs need to be created, infrastructure is crumbling, the debt grows, and it goes on and on and on.”

This week on the Section 6 Intelligence Brief, John talks at length about the resistance against Donald Trump and how this ties in to the Russia narrative.

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