News Roundup & Comment

Date: June 14, 2024
Host: Jim Schneider
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Look to Crosstalk each Friday for news stories from around the world of interest to Christians.  Stories included:

–Jim highlighted a column by Riley Gaines and put out by Fox News that deals with the Progress Pride flag.  This flag is, “…aimed at supporting individuals who feel marginalized despite living in the most diverse and inclusive society in the history of the world.”  She communicated the contrast between this flag and our American flag and what the latter stands for.

–There’s a memo circulating internally at 24 Hour Fitness reportedly labeling symbols associated with Black Lives Matter and LGBT pride as freedom of expression  while banning patriotic imagery.

–3 teenage boys in Spokane, Washington, could face up to 5 years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines for putting skid marks on a rainbow colored street mural with their scooters.

–The board of supervisors for the city of San Francisco declared the city a sanctuary city for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary and two-spirit people.

–A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday stopped the Biden administration’s new Title IX protections.   

–House Republicans are eyeing this year’s must-pass defense policy bill as a vehicle to combat left-wing Biden administration policies on diversity, LGBTQ representation and gender ideology.

–This June is under a travel advisory for worldwide caution for unspecified, potential violence against homosexuals and gender confused Americans according to the U.S. State Department.

–The executive director of a Columbus, Georgia, pride organization was arrested Wednesday after police discovered a trove of drugs and paraphernalia and a .38 revolver at his home. 

–Israel’s battle seems to be shifting the focus to Hezbollah in the north as fighting continues in the Gaza Strip.  As the battle heats up, Iran’s new acting foreign minister warned Israel not to launch a war.

–Secretary of State Antony Blinken reassured Americans that if Hamas does not agree to a proposed temporary cease-fire with Israel soon, that the U.S. will consider alternative options to bringing American hostages home.

–Dr. Itai Pessach, who’s in charge of medical treatment for the 4 Israeli hostages rescued last Saturday, told CNN that the hostages were beaten while in Hamas captivity in Gaza.

–A Hamas Jew hating terrorist mob held a protest outside the location of the Nova Exhibit in New York City commemorating the 364 people who lost their lives during the music festival.  It features their personal items including their shoes, burned cars and photos.

–An anti-Semitic mob took over a New York City subway asking if there were any Zionists on board.  Jim provided audio of the incident.

–U.S. naval vessels closely watched a Russian naval fleet that came within 30 miles of the coast of Florida while traveling on its way to Cuba.

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