Crosstalk: August 6, 2018
The following stories made the cut for this edition of the 'Round-Up':
--Jim presented a tribute concerning the Christian testimony of fallen Milwaukee
(Wisconsin) police officer Michael Michalski who was laid to rest Wednesday.
--Pastor Andrew Brunson has been released from jail and is now under house arrest in Turkey. The Trump administration has leveled sanctions against top Turkish officials over the detention of the pastor.
--President Trump has said he'd be willing to meet with Iran's president with no preconditions.
--U.S. officials are fighting against an Iranian lawsuit in the International Court of Justice that seeks to block the imposition of harsh new sanctions from the Trump administration.
--Citizen journalist Tommy Robinson, who had been exposing what was going on in European courts as it relates to Islam, has been released from prison on bail pending a fresh hearing.
--The Trump administration has created a religious liberty task force.
--Pro-homosexual voices are up-in-arms over remarks by a Trump administration official pledging to end the Obama-era practice of using aid to influence foreign nations policies on abortion and homosexuality.
--A 3 judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court affirmed a ban on anything that might resemble prayer at board meetings in a Southern California school district.
--An Illinois school district has reportedly advised one of the nation's most conspicuous church/state separation groups that it has disallowed a local Christian from distributing Bibles on a street near an elementary school and told the man that the police would be called should he come on campus.
--28 states have joined together to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to protect a 93 year old cross honoring WWI veterans, with the case having broader implications for memorials nationwide.
--In an attempt to save on car insurance, a Canadian male legally changed his gender to female resulting in almost $1,100 dollars in savings.
--A Michigan appeals court has ruled in favor of a former Planet Fitness customer.
--An explosion of red tide algae off the coast of Southwest Florida is killing marine animals in record numbers.
--A fire tornado caused a wave of destruction in Redding, California.
--The chief of the United Nations says they are running out of money.
--Senator Rand Paul says he has reviewed the record of Judge Kavanaugh and has decided to support the nomination.
--A poll released by the Susan B. Antony List finds that of those with an opinion, 58% of Americans want to see abortion policy decided by the people through their elected representatives rather than by the Supreme Court.
--The Senate narrowly confirmed Britt Grant to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals despite attempts by abortion activists to block her.
--Planned Parenthood launched another campaign to fight pro-life politicians and their work for unborn babies.
--The Trump administration continues to provide Planned Parenthood with Title X grants according to a list of organizations receiving family planning funds.
--A Pennsylvania medical waste company has been hired by abortionclinics.org, a late term abortion facility located in Bethesda, Maryland, after two other companies canceled contracts to pick up the remains of aborted babies.
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