Kresta in the Afternoon – May 7, 2018 – Hour 1

+  Citing SPLC, Amazon Boots ADF from Smile Program

  • Description: Amazon's Smile program allows shoppers to direct a small portion of their purchases to the charity of their choice. The list of eligible organizations is extensive and includes everything from Ave Maria Radio to Planned Parenthood. But one organization is missing from the list - the Alliance Defending Freedom, which Amazon removed last week because the law firm appears on the SPLC's Hate List. Despite the list being abandoned by such organizations as the Department of Defense, many people clearly think it is still reputable. We'll talk more with ADF's Jim Campbell.
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    • Jim Campbell
      Jim Campbell serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is director of the Center for Cultural Engagement and Scholarship. Since joining ADF in 2007, he has defended freedom of conscience, religious freedom, and laws defining marriage as the union of husband and wife. He worked on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case last year. Additionally, he has frequently contributed to national print and online outlets including The Washington Post, USA Today, National Review, The Daily Signal, and The Federalist. Visit adflegal.org
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+  The First Society - Can Marriage Restore the Social Order? (2 segments)

  • Description: Everyone seems to agree that Western Civilization is in trouble. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. Some think we have too much government, some not enough; some think we have too much capitalism, some not enough: some think we have too much sexual freedom, some not enough. But what if the problem lies in something much more fundamental - in the very foundation of our relationships with each other and with God? We'll talk with Scott Hahn.
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    • Dr. Scott Hahn
      Dr Scott Hahn is the author of more than 40 books, most recently the The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order. He's the Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the founder and president of St Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Visit scotthahn.com
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    • The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order

      Everyone seems to agree that Western Civilization is in trouble. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. Some think we have too much government, some not enough ; some think we have too much capitalism, some not enough ;some think we have too much sexual freedom, some not enough. But what if the problem is much more fundamental? What if the problem goes to the very foundations of who we are as human beings in relationship with God? In The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, Scott Hahn makes the startling claim that our society's ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces made available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Man, he argues, is social in his very nature. We were created for community. As it was in the beginning, so it remains today. The family, formed through the Sacrament of Matrimony, is the most basic building block of every society—whether we like it or not. We've corrupted marriage, and so we have a corrupt society. If we get marriage right, our society, through God's grace, will flourish. This is so because Matrimony, like all the sacraments, heals and elevates human nature. Without marriage, our ambitions toward a just social order will remain forever foolhardy. With it, the seemingly impossible, a truly peaceful and humane civilization, becomes possible. (learn more)

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