July 11, 2013
Host: Jim Schneider
Title: News Round-Up
Jim brought the following news stories to the attention of Crosstalk listeners:
--Same-sex laws being challenged in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina.
--The Senate has passed out of committee Senate Bill 815, the Employment, Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
--California lawmakers pass a bill requiring public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose their desired restroom and the sports team they want to join based upon their gender identity and not their chromosomes.
--Seattle street preacher "roughed up" at homosexual pridefest event.
--Obama administration confirms that homosexual citizens can apply for a visa for a foreign spouse.
--Lady Gaga changes words to Star Spangled Banner as she kicks off New York's gay pride celebration.
--Several students are demanding that a Tennessee Community College psychology professor be disciplined for pushing her pro-homosexual views on her students.
--Trangender activists meet with CBS executives to promote positive portrayals of transgenders.
--Congressman Tim Huelscamp of Kansas introduces marriage protection amendment that would make marriage legal only between one man and one woman (House Joint Resolution 51).
--Disturbing Australian ad campaign shows couple being told that their unborn child will be a lesbian.
--Russian Prime Minister signs a bill to outlaw the promotion of homosexuality, same-sex marriage and gay pride parades
--Georgia Southern Baptist Congregation parts ways with the Boy Scouts after 68 year relationship.
--Girl Scouts march for the first time in San Francisco's gay pride parade.
--Great grandmother has water shut off by city officials of Baraboo, Wisconsin, because she didn't want to change to a new "smart meter."
--EPA announces utility controlled refrigerators.
--The Department of Justice pulls its annual grant for uniforms and supplies for the Young Marines initiative when Louisiana sheriff refuses to remove "God" from the oath.
--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that insufficient government spending is hurting the nation's recovery.
--101 million Americans receiving some kind of food assistance. That's about a third of the total population.
--U.S. military dumps 34 million dollars into Afghanistan headquarters that our forces will not use.
--2 House Democrats propose legislation for the building of a national historical park on the moon.
--President Obama signs executive order giving the Departmenmt of Homeland Security the ability to shut down all communication systems in the U.S. upon his request
--Secretive branch of the U.S. Department of Justice was deployed to Sanford, Florida, after the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize rallies including one featuring Al Sharpton.
--Wal-Mart dumps plans to build stores in Washington, D.C. after the D.C. city counsel votes to force large retailers to pay starting wages that are considerably higher than the minimum wage.
--IRS in the news again for exposing tens of thousands of Social Security numbers.
--A high powered rifle lost in the "Fast and Furious" campaign has been recovered. It's been determined that this gun was used to kill a Mexican police chief, indicating that guns from this operation are now in the hands of drug cartels.
--It's full speed ahead for the individual mandate of Obamacare.
--The Wall Street Journal apologizes to its readers for being too soft on Obamacare.
--UNICEF says nations are bound by international law to recognize that children have rights to sexually related information and services apart from their parents.
--Foreign born residents in Saudi Arabia are to refrain from eating and drinking in public during Ramadan or face punishments including work termination and expulsion from the country.