Kresta in the Afternoon – February 27, 2008 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – RIP: William F. Buckley – A Spiritual Side

    Author and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. has died at age 82. He died this morning at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. Buckley became famous for his intellectual political writings in his magazine, the National Review. He has been called by many, the “father of the conservative movement.” But he also had a deep and abiding Catholic faith. He was not without his disagreements with some Church teachings, however. Al looks at the life, thought, and spirituality of William F. Buckley.

    Second Topic – The Religious Landscape of the United States

    The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life surveyed tens of thousands of Americans and found that more than 40 percent will switch from the faith of their upbringing. One of the major findings is that immigration trends are affecting religion demographics in America — tilting the Christian balance in the U.S. toward Catholicism and diversifying the range of choices that are nontraditional to the U.S. We look at the survey and focus on what it says about the Catholic Church.

    Third Topic – Pro-Gay Booklet goes to all US School Districts

    A booklet titled, "Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth," is set to be distributed to all 16,000 school districts in the U.S. The 24-page booklet by the National Education Association and American Psychological Association, tells students that homosexuality is a "normal expression of human sexuality". We look at the booklet and the advance of the homosexual agenda with Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, President of NARTH – the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuals

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