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Friday, March 5, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:25):
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Conflicting Visions on Issue of Abortion: Pro-Abortion Advocates Can?t Fathom Fetal Heartbeat Bills and Other Pro-Life Initiatives by ?Abortion Absolutists?

NEW YORK TIMES (MARY ZIEGLER)
South Carolina Shows Where the Anti-Abortion Movement Is Headed

PART 2 (11:26 - 17:28):
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A Perplexing Question for the Pro-Abortion Movement: How Could Poland Outlaw Abortions After So Much ?Progress? on ?Reproductive Rights? Issues in the European Union?

THE ECONOMIST
Europe?s underground abortion network

PART 3 (17:29 - 27:28):
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The 75th Anniversary of the Winston Churchill?s Iron Curtain Speech: A Reminder That Words Can Change the History of the World

SIR WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
The Sinews of Peace (?Iron Curtain Speech?)

2021-03-05
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Thursday, March 4, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 14:53):
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Is Dr. Seuss Being Cancelled? Not Exactly ? How Should Christians Think About Depictions of Fellow Image Bearers?

NEW YORK TIMES (JENNY GROSS)
6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images

PART 2 (14:54 - 22:18):
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Cancel Culture, the Judgment of Successive Generations, and a Tale of Two Presidents: Dr. Seuss Removed from Read Across America Day

WALL STREET JOURNAL (MICHAEL SALTSMAN)
The Next Cancellation Target: Dr. Seuss

PART 3 (22:19 - 25:7):
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Shaping Young Hearts and Minds in a Loving Way: Why It?s So Important to Put Down the Smartphone and Pick Up a Good Book to Read to Your Children

2021-03-04
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 6:28):
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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Approved by U.S. for Emergency Use: How Should Pro-Life Christians Think about This Newest Vaccine?

PART 2 (6:29 - 17:59):
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We Can?t Escape Moral Responsibility: What Are the Moral and Theological Issues for Christians to Consider about the COVID-19 Vaccines?

ALBERT MOHLER
The Briefing?Monday, December 14, 2020

PART 3 (17:60 - 27:1):
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An Irresolvable Conflict: The Biblical Worldview and the Modern Secular Worldview Hold Irreconcilable Positions on Transgender Ideology

NBC NEWS (DAN AVERY AND JO YURCABA)
Rand Paul criticized for trans 'gender mutilation' remarks in Rachel Levine hearing

WASHINGTON POST (MONICA HESSE)
Rand Paul?s ignorant questioning of Rachel Levine showed why we need her in government

2021-03-03
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:58):
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The ?Pivot? Away from Biblical Christianity ? Bethany Christian Services Announces It Will Not Hold to Biblical Definition of Marriage

NEW YORK TIMES (RUTH GRAHAM)
Major Evangelical Adoption Agency Will Now Serve Gay Parents Nationwide

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (YONAT SHIMRON)
Bethany Christian Services to allow LGBTQ couples to adopt, foster children

PART 2 (12:59 - 18:32):
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What Will You Do When the Culture Demands That You Pivot? The Pressure Continues to Increase for Every Christian Congregation, Ministry, and Institution

PART 3 (18:33 - 23:38):
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If You Control the Language, You Control the Culture: What the White House's New Vocabulary Tells Us about the Way a Revolution Works

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL D. SHEAR)
The Words That Are In and Out With the Biden Administration

2021-03-02
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Monday, March 1, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 16:33):
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Economic Decisions Reveal Worldviews in Action: House Passes President Biden?s $1.9 Trillion ?Stimulus? Bill Mostly Along Party Lines

PART 2 (16:34 - 18:28):
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What?s Included in the Proposed Stimulus Bill? One Thing Is Certain: There?s a Lot of Pork and Planned Parenthood

PART 3 (18:29 - 19:56):
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What Is Modern Monetary Theory and What Do Christians Need to Know about This Economic Theory?

PART 4 (19:57 - 25:55):
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Hollywood?s Revolution in Morality: The Golden Globes Honor Two Leading Activists, Jane Fonda and Norman Lear

THINKING IN PUBLIC WITH ALBERT MOHLER
The Strange Tale of American Television and the Religious Left: A Conversation with Author Benjamin Rolsky

2021-03-01
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Friday, February 26, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:59):
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U.S. House of Representatives Passes the Equality Act: The Battle Between Religious Liberty and the Newly-Invented Rights of the Sexual Revolution Now Moves to the Senate

PART 2 (8:60 - 12:31):
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The Character of the Transgender Revolution Made Clear During Senate Confirmation Hearing for Doctor Nominated by President Biden

WALL STREET JOURNAL (STEPHANIE ARMOUR)
Sen. Rand Paul Presses Transgender Health Nominee About Treatment in Children

PART 3 (12:32 - 20:51):
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What Do Christians and Atheists Think about Authority, Loyalty, and Sanctity? The Moral and Theological Distinctions of the Christian and Atheistic Worldviews

LIVE SCIENCE (LAURA GEGGEL)
Atheists and believers have different moral compasses

PART 4 (20:52 - 25:59):
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The Gender Revolution?s Latest Victim? Mr. Potato Head ? Hasbro Recasts the Mr. Potato Head Brand as Gender Neutral

WASHINGTON POST (TAYLOR TELFORD)
No more ?Mr.? Potato Head: Hasbro makes classic toy gender neutral

2021-02-26
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:6):
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Silencing Truth: Amazon Removes Book Critiquing Transgender Ideology by Conservative Author Ryan T. Anderson

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG)
Amazon Faces Questions Over Removal of Book by Conservative Author

THINKING IN PUBLIC WITH ALBERT MOHLER
Responding to the Transgender Moment: A Conversation with Ryan T. Anderson

PART 2 (10:7 - 13:23):
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An Urgent Threat to Unborn Life and Religious Liberty: In Confirmation Hearing, Xavier Becerra?s Real Agenda Becomes Very Clear

PART 3 (13:24 - 26:8):
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Gallup Releases New Research on Percentage of US Adults Who Identify as LGBTQ: What Should Christians Think about This New Report?

USA TODAY (SUSAN MILLER)
'Society is changing': A record 5.6% of US adults identify as LGBTQ, poll shows. And young people are driving the numbers.

GALLUP (JEFFREY M. JONES)
LGBT Identification Rises to 5.6% in Latest U.S. Estimate

GALLUP (JUSTIN MCCARTHY)
Americans Still Greatly Overestimate U.S. Gay Population

WASHINGTON POST (SAMANTHA SCHMIDT)
1 in 6 Gen Z adults are LGBT. And this number could continue to grow.

2021-02-25
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:41):
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Southern Baptist Convention Disfellowships Two Churches for Affirmation of Homosexuality: Necessary and Proper Action to Defend the Clear Teaching of Scripture

COURIER JOURNAL (HOLLY MEYER AND EMMA AUSTIN)
Southern Baptist Convention expels Louisville church over LGBTQ policies

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION (SHELIA POOLE)
SBC may break ties with Kennesaw church over LGBTQ stance

PART 2 (11:42 - 16:49):
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Two Other Churches Disfellowshipped from Southern Baptist Convention for Employing Convicted Sex Offenders: Necessary and Proper Action to Defend the Flock of God

BAPTIST PRESS (DIANA CHANDLER)
SBC Executive Committee disfellowships four churches

PART 3 (16:50 - 24:55):
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Important Insights from Nomination Hearings in the Senate This Week: Merrick Garland and Xavier Becerra Hearings Make the Intentions of the Biden Administration Crystal Clear

NATIONAL REVIEW (ZACHARY EVANS)
Garland Sidesteps Question on Trans Participation in Women?s Sports

NATIONAL REVIEW (ZACHARY EVANS)
Romney Hits Becerra on Partial-Birth Abortion: ?Sounds Like We?re Not Going to Reach Common Ground?

PART 4 (24:56 - 27:0):
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Your Tweets Will Find You Out: Neera Tanden Faces Trouble on Both Sides of the Senate Aisle, Placing Her Nomination in Jeopardy

2021-02-24
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 6:36):
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South Carolina Adopts Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban: Two Categorically Opposed Arguments on Abortion Exist in America, Setting Up an Inevitable Contest at the Supreme Court

REUTERS (RICH MCKAY)
South Carolina passes abortion ban, Planned Parenthood sues

PART 2 (6:37 - 12:9):
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Moral Clarity on the Line: An Awkward Pro-Life Bill in Tennessee Testifies to the Brokenness of the World

TENNESSEAN (YUE STELLA YU)
Tennessee bill would grant fathers veto power over abortion, allow establishment of paternity without a woman's consent

PART 3 (12:10 - 22:49):
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When Governments Gamble with Human Lives:  Kentucky Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Historical Horse Racing Machines

COURIER JOURNAL (JOE SONKA)
Bill to legalize historical horse racing machines passes House, heads to governor

2021-02-23
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Monday, February 22, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 5:1):
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What Is a Moral Revolution? It?s Not Just a Change in One Area of Morality, It?s a Comprehensive Change of Society

PART 2 (5:2 - 19:34):
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House Democrats Introduce the Equality Act, Celebrated by Biden Administration: The Greatest Threat to Religious Liberty in American Public Life in Decades

WASHINGTON POST (SAMANTHA SCHMIDT)
Equality Act introduced in House to provide sweeping LGBTQ protections

WASHINGTON POST (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Introduction of the Equality Act in Congress

PART 3 (19:35 - 25:46):
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There?s Nowhere Left to Hide on Issues of Sexuality: Christian, Are You Ready to Give an Answer about the Clear Teachings of Scripture?

MAX LUCADO
Letter to the Washington National Cathedral Community

2021-02-22
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