Nov 26, 2021
John and Maria discuss the recent convictions of Travis, and Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan, in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. They discuss how this case pairs with the Kyle Rittenhouse case and how worldview guides society to have strength to withstand horrendous acts as a civilization and to hold a worldview big enough for the brokenness in the world to protect image bearers.
Additionally, John and Maria revisit the Thanksgiving commentary from Chuck Colson where he explains the story behind Thanksgiving. They also discuss a commentary that dealt with the blurred lines in the sexual revolution, considering a recent book my Emily Ratajkowski who explains the sexual exploitation in the music and film industry, as she looked back at a scenario on the set of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video.
Maria then brings up a new Biden administration move to use the
Health and Human Services (HHS) to accomplish progressive
To close, John and Maria discuss a situation playing out in China involving Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who recently revealed how she was abused by a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official. Peng Shuai then disappeared and the World Tennis Association (WTA) called the CCP to reveal where Shuai was. In response, an outspoken NBA player, Enes Kanter, called on American-based sports organizations to stand with the WTA, going so far as to call for the boycotting of the winter olympics.
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All 3 men charged in Arbery’s death convicted of murder
All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice.
The convictions for Greg
McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan
came after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours. The men face
minimum sentences of life in prison. It is up to the judge to
decide whether that comes with or without the possibility of
Chuck on Thanksgiving
Most of us know the story of the
first Thanksgiving; at least we know the Pilgrim version. But how
many of us know the Indian viewpoint?
The Blurred Lines of the
As our culture questions the consequences of the sexual revolution, it’s also time to question the premise that as long as everyone consents, nobody gets hurt, and everybody has fun. It’s clearly not true. As women continue to wrestle with the blurred lines of the sexual revolution and the industry that has long profited from them, Christianity has a lot to offer.
An Even Worse HHS Mandate
It turns out these groups, including Planned Parenthood and the Southern Poverty Law Center, were part of a “task force” advising HHS on its new rule. According to The Catholic Benefits Association, if HHS follows these groups’ recommendations, “it would effectively remove all religious considerations from issues around life, family, marriage, the very nature of men and women,” forcing religious healthcare providers to choose between their convictions and their existence.
HHS Power in Government
Biden’s HHS Secretary is again
using the power of his office to attack people of faith who
disagree with him. Yesterday he revoked waivers for faith-based
children's service programs—this is outrageous. His policy will
reduce options for kids in foster care.
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World Tennis Association
Opposes China Seeking Tennis Great Peng Shuai
"It's an unusual response and really to the credit of the WTA to be this vocal," said Sarah Cook, the research director for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at D.C.-based think tank Freedom House. "We do know from different people who have been detained in the past, international attention can really make a difference. These are not legal decisions; they are political decisions. Even if it doesn't get someone released, it can physically protect them. It's really important for her well-being that there is this type of international conversation...It could be a tipping point in how these kinds of organizations speak out," Cook said.
Enes Kanter Calls Out ‘Fake’ NBA, Says League Silent on Things that Could Affect Its Business
“Two years ago, when we were in the bubble, you know, NBA was standing with Black Lives Matter, and it gave me so much hope and motivation. I was like, ‘Finally, an organization standing up for something bigger than basketball,’ right? But to me, it was very fake when it comes to things like what’s happening in China because NBA and also Adam Silver is the one telling us to speak out against all the injustices happening, not just in America, but all over the world,” Kanter advised. “So, to me, it was very important.”