Kresta in the Afternoon – September 3, 2010 – Hour 1

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    First Topic – Five Ways to Talk to the Left About Same-Sex “Marriage”

    As hard as it is to express the truths about abortion, euthanasia, and embryonic stem cell research to Democrats, it can be even harder to talk about homosexuality. Many people wrongly equate opposition to same-sex marriage with opposition to racial equality during the civil-rights movement, applying the emotional power of race issues to homosexuality. The conversation can become even more personal and heated if they have family or friends who are gay. To reach supporters of same-sex marriage, you have to understand how they approach the issue, what their valid points and concerns are, and where they may misunderstand the opposition. Finding areas of agreement, and building on those, will help you avoid the standard pitfalls that accompany these discussions. To that end, Eric Pavlat is here to give us 5 ways to talk to the left about same-sex marriage.

    Second Topic – John F. Kennedy Speech to the Southern Baptist Convention Turns 50

    This September 12 marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s historic speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in which he countered religious objections to his candidacy and promised to honor the separation of church and state. This speech played an important role in Kennedy winning the closely contested 1960 election and helped set the stage for reducing religious prejudice in politics. To understand Kennedy’s speech, the historical context must be examined. We do that with Gary Scott Smith and Paul Kengor, both of Grove City College.

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