Crosstalk: March 21, 2018
In an update to a recent story, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of NIFLA v. Becerra. This is one of 4 cases involving crisis pregnancy centers challenging a California law requiring them to post government prescribed, pro-abortion messages in their facilities and advertising or be fined (See Crosstalk-3/16/18).
Jim also provided brief details on the latest school shooting that took place at Great Mills High School in Maryland.
Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. Below is a sample list of stories he commented on that show the intolerance of some within the LGBT community.
--Milwaukee, WI., is seeking to pass an ordinance that would criminalize what's known as 'conversion therapy' within the city. In their testimony before the Committee of the Common Council, LGBT activists kept pointing to religion, Christianity and ministries as the problem. The hearing was held with apparently no notice to pastors or churches. The matter passed by committee and now the Common Council is set to meet next week but it's uncertain if this issue will be on the agenda.
--Vice President Mike Pence has come under fire from John Oliver, Ellen DeGeneres and others because his daughter wrote a children's book about giving a tour of the White House and the vice presidential living quarters.
--A religious studies major was barred from a Christianity class at Indiana University in Pennsylvania for communicating in class that there are only two genders.
--Mike Pompeo has been appointed by President Trump to replace the outgoing Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. LGBT groups are livid about this change.
--LGBTQ Nation mentions a study that allegedly finds a link between being brain damaged and being a religious fundamentalist. Peter believes promotion of such attacks against faith could backfire on the LGBTQ community and may actually put President Trump back in office for another term.
--The classic Louisa May Alcott book, 'Little Women' to be rewritten to develop a lesbian relationship within the storyline.
--There will be an Ohio 4-H LGBTQ+ Summit April 27th and 28th in Columbus.
--Fort Lauderdale, Florida, just elected a new mayor who is openly 'gay'.
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