Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on July 2, 2020
4:00 – “An Affront to Human Dignity” – Disabled man dies after Texas hospital withheld coronavirus treatment
Ethicists and disability rights activists have expressed grave concerns over reports of the recent death of Michael Hickson, a black man with quadriplegia and a brain injury who was denied medical treatment for COVID-19 due to his disabilities. We look at the story and its ethical implications with Wes Smith.
4:20 – Lessons from St Thomas
Tomorrow is the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle. Ask just about anyone what they know about St Thomas and they will say he is the doubter – but he was more than that. He moved beyond his doubt and died for his faith. We’ll talk about his life and the lessons we can learn from him with Steve Ray.
5:00 – Burdened and weary from life? Go to Him whose ‘yoke is easy and burden is light’
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus calls to Him “all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Certainly appropriate words for a time of so much unrest and anxiety. We discuss finding peace in Jesus with Fr. Charles Fox.
5:20 – What ESPN’s Lance Armstrong Film Taught Me About Confession
The COVID cancellation of professional sports has forced ESPN and other sports networks to develop other programming, and ESPN has begun airing documentaries focusing on some of the biggest figures and stories in the world of sports. A recent special focused on the life and career of Lance Armstrong, who at one time was among the most admired athletes in the world. But his entire career was built on a lie – he was doping illegally, and he denied allegations of cheating throughout his career. There is a lesson to be learned from this – we cannot hide from our sin, and all sin affects others. We’ll discuss it with Dr. Luke Arredondo.
5:40 – Bombshell Report: China Forces Abortions and Sterilizations on Hundreds of Thousands in Xinjiang
More and more data is arising that shows the deplorable ways China treats its ethnic and religious minorities. The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country’s Han majority to have more children. And in another part of the country, the government has deprived elderly Christians of government subsidiaries unless they renounce their faith. We’ll take a look with Reggie Littlejohn.