John’s boralogue explains why free media in a free society are so important and how the war against free speech has been joined in the West. Highlighted are the constantly changing progressive attitudes towards free speech and the now-or-never necessity of defending freedom of speech.
As soon as the Nigerian kidnappings became an unavoidable story, one could hear the spin from Islamic groups in the U.S. revving up to deny that this represented true Islam. Nonie Darwish (www.frontpagemag.com) escaped Sharia law in Egypt, and she would beg to differ with this politically correct view, having found it to be way out of touch with the reality of Sharia in Islamic countries. But delivering this message has entailed flying against the political correctness that would silence her voice.
A pregnant Christian woman, Dr. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, M.D., has been sentenced to death for apostasy in the Sudan and is shackled in jail along with her 20-month-old son. Even though she is the wife of a U.S. citizen, the State Department doesn’t seem anxious to help her or her husband. Faith McDonnell (www.juicyecumenism.com) has been covering the story.
Gene Kiepura’s (www.genekiepura.com) 14-year-old son was killed on a missions trip to Mexico. What followed was a nightmare with the U.S. embassy refusing to help without a $15,000 payment. Gene details how his ordeal led first to a faith crisis and then to a much deeper faith in God and Christ.
Finally, the Veterans Administration is entangled in a huge scandal where it appears to have been denying or delaying medical services to veterans due to long waiting lists. Not only is this a harbinger of Obamacare to come, but even as it denies medical service, the VA has been actively preventing veterans from exercising their Second Amendment rights. Larry Pratt from Gun Owners of America (www.gunowners.org) appears.
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