Happy Independence Day everyone! Those on the Left constantly berate our Founding Fathers for being slave owners and that fact alone negates any and all good that they accomplished. Joining us for this Independence Day podcast is Bill Federer (americanminute.com), President of AmeriSearch, Inc. He gives the history of slavery in the world and specifically in North America. He cites examples of who were the slaveholders and what they ultimately thought of the practice, and who were the ones who started the anti-slavery movement. He also explains the reason for omitting slavery from the Declaration and how the two political parties have felt about slavery and the black population over the years. Slavery was horrible, but we got rid of it! An entertaining history lesson on today's podcast!
John is back with Lee Lancaster at the KYMS studios here in the Inland Northwest – and he brought someone with him. A special guest has finally arrived in the U.S. – that’s right, Pastor X is here and we finally learn his real name! He relates first-hand accounts of the troubles Christians go through in Pakistan and the incredible, inspiring journey that he and his family experienced that culminated in their arrival in the United States last week. John goes on to list several examples of Christian persecution from around the world and asks for prayer for all of them. You can join our Praying for Persecuted Christians Facebook group for more information and stories from around the world.
Are Leftism and Islamism cut from the same cloth? Zainab Al-Suwaij (aicongress.org), Founder and Executive Director of the American-Islamic Congress, joins us today to discuss the current state of Islam in the West. She looks at the battle between the religion of Islam and the political Islamists that want to radicalize young men for violence. She also points out that while leftists and Islamists have almost no values in common, they seem to be fellow travelers ideologically when it comes to gaining and holding on to power. In order to talk honestly about all of this, we need to tune out the leftist calls of Islamophobia and focus on reality.
Christian persecution is a worldwide epidemic and nowhere is it so severe as it is in Pakistan. Author and Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim (raymondibrahim.com) is back with us today. He and John have a candid conversation on this sensitive and at times gruesome topic. They discuss causes and what's being done about it, as well as the different locations, aside from Pakistan, where the worst persecution is taking place. The worldview philosophy behind those who persecute may sound familiar.