With all the news surrounding Afghanistan, little is being said about Iran, but a new report suggests the mullahcracy may be weeks away from nuclear weapons. Back with us, is our Iran expert Ken Timmerman (iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. There are geopolitical consequences following our pullout from Afghanistan, including the Iran nuclear program advancements and the policies from the current U.S. administration that isn't standing in their way. He covers the dysfunction inside Biden's military as well as within the Iranian government.
Vaccine mandates, disastrous Afghanistan pullout, narrative spin by the media – it's enough to make one crazy. On today's podcast, John and Steve look at a variety of topics including the Texas abortion ban bill, whether the vaccines work or not, vaccine mandates, and the uncertainty around covid messaging. Narrative seems to rule over truth. With all the confusion surrounding narratives and messaging and science report wars and constant angst, there is something positive to focus on – faith in Christ. It orients you and offers hope, stability, and a never-changing message in a chaotic world.
We have two guests for you today. First up is Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He looks at how the world, as well as the jihadists in the Middle East, view the U.S. after the disastrous Afghanistan pullout. Our enemies around the world are more emboldened and it could result in attacks on U.S. soil.
We then move to our second guest, Becky Dummermuth (firstliberty.org), counsel at First Liberty Institute. She relates the story of two flight attendants who were fired for giving their opinions about their employer – opinions the employer asked for! The company says the opinions were discriminatory; the flight attendants say the company violated their First Amendment and religious freedom rights.
Recently, Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, traveled to John's church to give a speech and John caught up with him for an impromptu interview. Artur and John discuss the battle ahead for Western civilization and how we need God in this battle if we are going to win. The enemy is clearly defined; they are the totalitarians and the ones who help them. One of the key reasons people have fallen to the enemy in the past, has been the failure to stand up en masse to the tyranny. We must learn from this lesson. And if we are going to be successful in standing up, we'd better get started because the enemy has already begun to fight.
John often says that if what is happening doesn't make sense, there's another agenda afoot. Well, there are a lot of things happening today that don't make sense. Joining us is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these crazy events, which defy logic – the unbelievably bad exit from Afghanistan or much of the messaging behind covid – is intentional. Change agents swoop in and try to distract the public from what's really going on but people are starting to see through that and wake up. He offers solutions on how to dig out from this.
What is happening with Christians in Afghanistan? Joining us today for a brief Sunday conversation is Will Stark (persecution.org), Regional Manager for South Asia at International Christian Concern. Many Christians are wondering if they should either try to escape via a land border to another country or stay and accept God's will for them, even if that happens to be persecution. He details some of the hardships facing Christians there and what can be done to help them.
One of the few silver linings to come out of the Covid pandemic is that parents were jolted awake by what their children were being exposed to in schools. As a result, homeschool enrollment – and rejection of public schools – skyrocketed. Joining us today is Annie Holmquist (intellectualtakeout.org), Editor at The Intellectual Takeout and a former homeschool student. The tipping point for homeschooling to gather massive influence is when 10% of school age children are enrolled. A recent Census Bureau study states that as of the fall of 2020, the percentage of homeschool children in the United States has risen to 11%. Why has it gone up and where will it go from here?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is planning to issue 'special drawing rights' that will redistribute America's remaining wealth and replace the dollar as the world's reserve currency. What is this all about? Back with us today to explain is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. This is a heist, he tells us, and unfortunately no one in America knows about it because no one in the media is talking about it. Is it too late to do anything to stop it? If not, what then do we do?
If what the teachers are teaching your children is legit, why are they trying so hard to keep parents from knowing about it? Joining us today is Bob Unruh (wnd.com), columnist at World Net Daily. He relates the story of one mother who is trying to obtain information about what her children are being taught. To keep her from knowing this information, the NEA is suing her. In addition to intimidating an individual, the unions may be playing a longer, more dangerous game in the courts.
Inequality is a buzzword around the woke campfire these days, but like most issues associated with wokedom, once you peel back the layers, the original argument falls apart. Joining us today is James Rogers (lawliberty.org), Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. It's nice to shout that the poor aren't equal to the rich, but few people delve deeper to see that many rich people offer employment, fund charities that help the poor, and keep the economy chugging. And the irony is, the same people who obsess the most about inequality and the poor are usually well-off individuals who never try and solve the problem.