As many Crosstalk listeners know, President Trump named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the vacant Supreme Court seat left due to the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Yesterday’s Crosstalk dealt with many of the legal mechanics surrounding this choice, while this broadcast looked specifically at the implications surrounding the issue of life.
Joining Jim for this discussion was Brad Mattes. Brad is the president of Life Issues Institute, the pro-life grassroots partner of the Susan B. Anthony List Education Fund. Life Issues Institute was founded in 1991 to serve the educational needs of the pro-life movement. Brad is the host of Life Issues, a daily radio commentary and also producer of multiple pro-life specials including one they have recently released, Court is in Session: Life Hangs in the Balance.
As promised, President Trump made his nomination to fill the vacant Supreme Court position known on Saturday. That person is Federal Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett whose nomination hearing is set to begin October 12th.
Joining Jim to discuss news surrounding this nominee was Mat Staver. Mat is a constitutional attorney, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. He’s argued before all levels of court including landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mat is an author as well as speaker on the radio programs, Faith and Freedom and Freedom’s Call.
Barrett’s background includes graduating number one in her law school class at Notre Dame as well as acting as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Also, when she was nominated to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, every clerk sent a letter of support saying how Barrett was qualified to serve on the court. That’s in spite of those who said they had differences of opinion on some issues. Mat indicated that every single faculty member of Notre Dame felt the same way, even those whose have differing judicial philosophies.
Barrett is married and has 7 children, 2 who were adopted from Haiti. If she gets through the confirmation hearings, she will be the first person on the Supreme Court to have school age children.
Chuck Schumer and Pat Lahey have said that the American Bar Association evaluation is the ‘gold standard’ by which judicial candidates are judged. In 2017, a majority of the standing committee of the ABA believed that Barrett was well qualified. Interestingly, Chuck Schumer is now saying that Barrett is wildly out of the mainstream.
What other attacks have been coming out against her? Do we have any insight as to how she has rendered certain decisions? What did callers have to say? These questions and more are answered when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
Robert Knight believes the violence and looting taking place in cities across America is planned. It’s about fomenting violence and a state of constant anarchy. This will somehow help get rid of the president. All of this will be his fault and the media will blame him. They have, but Robert doesn’t believe that message is ‘sticking’ to the president; that the person ‘in the street’ doesn’t blame President Trump and they see the violence in Democrat-run cities/states as being committed by hard-left agitators.
Americans have been seeing violence, looting and destruction. We’re seeing the heritage of our nation under attack with statues being toppled and the renaming of schools, streets and parks. This is all taking place because of the political incorrectness of our day. Today, even the accurate rendering of America’s history is deemed offensive and we’re told it must be changed.
All of these acts are not accidental. They’re part of a plan to permanently destroy and alter the course of America and as this program will show, there’s much more to come. It’s called The Color Revolution.
We’re six weeks away from election day and the political tension has increased due to the unexpected vacancy on the Supreme Court due to the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The heightened tension shows as statements have come out desiring to do whatever it takes to stop President Trump, including new impeachment proceedings against him.
Earlier today it was announced that the votes are there to pass the president’s nominee. He will reveal his choice this Saturday.
Joining Jim to cover this issue was Mat Staver. Mat is a constitutional attorney, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. Mat has argued before all levels of court including landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He’s an author as well as the speaker on the radio programs, Faith and Freedom and Freedom’s Call.
Early discussion dealt with Mat’s appearance yesterday before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (via Zoom) concerning Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry in California. For 80% of the state, California bans all worship including home Bible studies and fellowship.
Although the Supreme Court vacancy is occurring at this late stage of his term, President Trump is calling upon the Senate to fill it. Ginsburg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Tim Kaine have made past statements that would seem to support this idea. President Obama did his job by nominating Merrick Garland while the Senate did their job by refusing to advance him. Why are Democrats opposed to this process now that President Trump is in the White House?
This is the basis for this program that also looks at ‘advise and consent’ within the constitution, if judiciary hearings will be necessary, how the Democrats might react to President Trump filling the vacancy, comments from listeners and much more.
This ‘Round-Up’ broadcast began with Greg Clugston of SRN News interviewing Vice President Mike Pence about the sanctity of life, religious liberty, the coronavirus and the key to winning his upcoming debate.
Here’s a sample of other news stories that Jim covered:
–President Trump signed the Abraham Accords this week, obtaining a peace agreement between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE. Former Secretary of State John Kerry adamantly stated in 2016 this type of thing could not happen; that the Palestinians would have to be involved.
–A top virologist and whistle-blower alleges the Chinese government intentionally manufactured and released the COVID-19 virus that led to mass shutdowns and deaths across the world.
History was made yesterday as leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain met with President Trump and signed the Abraham Accords. These are said to normalize diplomatic relations between these 3 nations.
Before this summer, only two such peace deals involving Israel had been negotiated in the past 7 decades, with the most recent being in the 1990’s.
With more analysis on these accords, Crosstalk welcomed Dr. Jimmy DeYoung. Dr. DeYoung is a student of Bible prophecy and expert on the Middle East. He leads a ministry, Prophecy Today and has spent many years living in Israel as well as having led many trips there. He’s a noted conference speaker. He constantly monitors news regarding Israel and the Middle East and provides a unique blend of political, biblical and prophetic insight that is absent from the media today.
Dr. DeYoung noted that calling this the ‘Abraham Accords’ is really a misnomer because although most prophecy teachers teach that Abraham fathered the entire Arab world, he actually fathered the Jewish world through Isaac and Jacob.
He believes there will be great opportunities and economic ties between these nations, possibly even military ties. Also, Kosovo and Serbia have also announced they are going to develop relationships with Israel and they would put their embassies in Jerusalem.
On this broadcast you’ll learn if Israel is sacrificing any land, other Arab and Islamic nations that may join the accords, where this is taking us prophetically and much more.
The theme verse for this edition of Crosstalk was 2 Chronicles 7:14, a verse Jim believes has application for us today:
‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’
With that basis set, Jim introduced Jack Countryman. Jack is the founder of JCountryman gift books, a division of Thomas Nelson. He’s the author of several books including God’s Promises for Men, God’s Promises for Women, Red Letter Words of Jesus among many others. He appeared on Crosstalk to discuss his timely and updated release of the book If My People.
Jack noted that as he looks at the pandemic, rioting and economic crisis, etc., he’s burdened to think that God has the answer and that if we’ll put ourselves on hold and let God speak to us, He is the one that can make the difference.
Believing there’s power in prayer and that it can direct a nation, he’s encouraging readers to turn to that option. Calling it an essential option in our lives, he went on to explain that throughout the history of America, prayer has always brought the presence of God.
So when we humbly seek His face in prayer, God moves on our behalf, accomplishing His desires for us. This means that when we pray for our leaders, we impact the direction that the nation will take.
Jack went on to comment on the great awakenings from the book and how in the 1800’s, prayer was essential. Back then, people let God run their lives unlike today where people are concerned about themselves and not about what God wants to do.
Why are we so reluctant to call upon God? Was it the intention of the founders to not allow America’s political leaders to reference God? Do we have examples of prayer from past presidents? Does Jack believe there could be another great awakening? Get the answers to these and other great questions when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
Some Crosstalk listeners may be familiar with an old phrase that goes like this: ‘What in the World?’ It’s a phrase that someone might say after seeing or hearing something that’s surprising, angering or disgusting.
Jim named this program after that phrase because of some recent news examples that simply defy common sense or perhaps better described as common moral sense.