Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on May 31, 2019
4:00 – Kresta Comments: Why Identity Politics Can Never Be Satisfied
One of the many storylines of the early days of this election cycle has been the unexpected rise of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Many have hailed him as an up-and-coming LGBT icon, but others have actually said he’s not “gay enough.” This is just another example of how an obsession with identity politics can never be satisfied. Al has some thoughts.
4:20 – World Leaders Condemn Turkey for Rescheduling Elections
It’s understandable that most of us in the West don’t follow local elections in Turkey, but recent events there demand international attention. Local elections were held there on March 31 and President Erdogan’s AKP party was dealt a crushing defeat in Istanbul’s mayoral election. However, Erdogan’s party declared the results invalid, claiming some people had illegally voted, and have rescheduled the elections for next month. The decision has sparked protests across the country and has been internationally condemned. We’ll get the story from Derya Little.
4:40 – Washington Post Fact-Checks Planned Parenthood + Good News Cruise Preview
The Washington Post has given Planned Parenthood “Four Pinocchios” for claiming that thousands and thousands of women died every year from back-alley abortions in the years before Roe v Wade. Teresa Tomeo joins us with a closer look at this story and how the media is covering other abortion legislation, including the possible closure of the last abortion clinic in Missouri. We’ll also preview our Good News Marriage Cruise – sign up by tonight for early registration discounts!
5:00 – Lessons on Christian Rhetoric
In one of his letters to early Christians, the apostle Paul wrote, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone” And in Ephesians 4:15 he instructs us to “speak the Truth in love.” But the art of charitable, effective rhetoric has been lost for many Christians. We talk with Dr. Jim Beitler about the work of some of Christianity’s greatest communicators and the truths they hold for us today.
5:40 – Asia Bibi’s Cell Now Holds Another Christian Woman
The Asia Bibi saga may finally have come to an end. In early May her lawyer reported that she had safely arrived in Canada and reunited with her daughters. But charges of blasphemy continue and another Christian woman now sits in her former cell, this time for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages. We’ll talk about this and the challenges Christians face in Pakistan with Lord David Alton.