Talking about the “Things That Matter Most” on September 7, 2017
4:00 – National Day of Remembrance – Abortion Victims’ One Chance for Dignity
This Saturday is the 5th annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. Solemn vigils will be held at the 51 gravesites and dozens of memorials across the country dedicated to innocent victims of abortion. This is a great chance to honor these babies with the dignity they were denied in this life. We’ll talk about it with Eric Scheidler.
4:20 – Euthanasia “Rights” – Enough is Never Enough
In the Netherlands, there can never be enough euthanasia. Terminally ill people can choose to die, elderly people can choose to die and there have even been elderly couples who have chosen to die rather than face widowhood. And now a “suicide co-op” is campaigning for the right to obtain and use life-ending drugs at the moment a patient sees fit. Is there a limit to the madness? Wes Smith joins us. We’ll also discuss the latest developments in adult stem-cell research, which continues to outpace its embryonic counterpart.
5:00 – The Transformation of a Dying Church
The new film All Saints tells the story of Michael Spurlock, a newly-ordained Anglican clergyman who is tasked with overseeing the inventory and sale of the property of All Saints Episcopal Church, a dwindling rural parish in Tennessee. His encounters with local refugees takes him on a far different path. We’ll look at the story and the film with Steven Greydanus.
5:20 – Hijabs “Transform” Race?
Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, one of the leaders of January’s Women’s March, claims that she “magically changed from white to a woman of color in an instant” when she put on a hijab. It appeared in a Vox video that also featured Reza Aslan, who claimed a hijab is something male Muslims should have no opinion about. We’ll take a look at the role of hijabs in Islamic culture with Robert Spencer, and also discuss ongoing claims that FGM is a beneficial practice.