It's common today to refer to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam collectively as the Abrahamic religions. Is there a reason for this? Joining us today from Melbourne, Australia is Mark Durie (markdurie.com), Director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness. There are clear differences between the faiths and its important to have honest conversations about not only current issues but also their history if we're going to understand those differences. Often politically correct pressure gets in the way, people start screaming about extremism and hate, and suddenly respecting someone whose beliefs you don't agree with becomes impossible. Let's have that honest conversation today.
The first part of the military oath, to support and defend the Constitution, is fairly straightforward. But the second part – to obey the orders of the President and superior officers – is beginning to interfere with the first part. Joining us today is Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel for First Liberty Institute and member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He draws on his experience in the military to show the woke policies being put in place, including snitch lines. Also, if military personnel hold certain beliefs, they are now being labeled as extremist and anti-civil rights – beliefs such pro-life, traditional marriage, etc. If we continue down this line, our military enemies may not have to fire a shot to defeat us.
We heard from Avi Lipkin last Friday on the inside scoop of Israeli politics. Today we have a different guest to discuss the state of things in Israel following the hostilities with Gaza several weeks ago. Joining us from his home country is David Rubin (shilohisraelchildren.org), Founder and President of the Shiloh Israel Children's Fund and former mayor of Shiloh, Israel. He describes the efforts in finally forming a coalition government and what will likely be the policies moving forward for the new Bennett administration. He also looks at how Israel can learn from both its past successes and failures.
The terms "racist" and "white supremacist" are thrown around constantly in today's public discourse, but does anyone know the true meaning of the words? Jeff Schoep (www.beyondbarriersusa.org), Founder of Beyond Barriers, joins us today to describe his journey from leader of the country's largest neo-Nazi organization for 25 years to an outspoken opponent of hate and shepherd to those wishing to leave extremist organizations. He discusses how people align themselves with extremist groups to begin with, what his group believed during his tenure, and how he helps rescue people from the cycle of hatred.