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​​​​​​​​​​​Date:  May 16, 2016

Host:  Jim Schneider

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​Jim took the opportunity to use this Crosstalk as an extension to last Friday’s news round-up program.  It reflected the tide of our times as it featured the following headlines:

–A state agency wants to remove a small town judge n Wyoming from 2 posts 
  because she told a reporter that her religious beliefs would prevent her 
  solemnizing a same-sex marriage.
–The Supreme Court today punted on a challenge by religious affiliated 
  employers in Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate.   
–A federal judge ruled that the Obama administration did not fund Obamacare 
  subsidies properly.
–An openly homosexual Texas pastor, who sued Whole Foods for allegedly writing a 
  gay slur on a cake that he purchased, has withdrawn his lawsuit and apologized 
  for perpetrating a hoax.
–Hearings to determine whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen should be impeached 
  for misconduct will soon be underway on Capitol Hill
–A bill that would have made Shariah law an illegal defense in South Carolina 
  courts was narrowly defeated in the state senate on Wednesday.
–London’s first Muslim mayor (who defended the 9-11 terrorists) now holds a 
  position that gives him unlimited cash access and powerful responsibilities due 
  to his shady history. 
–Christian asylum seekers in Germany are regularly bullied, beaten and forced to 
  participate in Muslim prayer services. 
–Muslim students in Rome can now enroll through a local mosque and an Egyptian 
  university to train to become Imam’s.
–Police have used tear gas on protestors and migrants who are occupying a local 
  school in Paris in an effort to remove them.
–Only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS 
  stronghold of Raqqa and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought the 
  city’s population of gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the 
  same for the entire nation.
–A large California teachers union and its national affiliate are forcing non-
  union teachers to pay for political activism according to a disclosure form 
  acquired by the website The Daily Signal. 
–Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for a boycott of Chick-fil-A restaurants and the 
  result is that the stores are overrun with business.
–2 teams of scientists have announced they have been able to keep human embryos 
  alive outside the womb for 13 days for the purpose of conducting scientific 
–One of the nation’s most notorious late-term abortionists, LeRoy Carhart, has 
  received a subpoena to appear before a special congressional panel to answer 
  questions about whether he illegally sold aborted baby body parts and let babies 
  die that were born alive after botched abortions.
–The Freedom From Religion Foundation sends letters to some schools officials in 
  Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania to urge the cancellation of their trips to the 
  creation museum.
–A Harvard law professor tells his fellow liberals that the culture war is over 
  and the victorious ‘left’ should treat conservative Christians the way the 
  allies treated Germany and Japan after WWII. 
–Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe unborn children should have any constitutional 
–Pro-life nations are under intense, international pressure to stop protecting 
  unborn babies and legalize abortion.
–A federal judge in California granted a one-week extension for a mother’s 
  request to keep her son, Israel Stinson, on life support to give an appeals 
  court time to weigh-in.

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