lawfare

When times of trouble come upon you and you're facing spiritual red lines, you should already have plans in place on how to deal with it. This week, we speak to two gentlemen who are facing these red lines. First up is Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), the pastor in Calgary, Alberta who defied the authorities during a Passover service this year, telling them to leave, and calling them Nazis. Later, he and his brother were arrested. He describes his current situation including his arrest and goes on to compare it to the tactics of the communist authorities he witnessed growing up in Poland.

Next we visit with a man who has been battling religious persecution for nearly a decade. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, is joined by one his lawyers, Jake Warner (adflegal.org) of Alliance Defending Freedom. They recount the various legal cases Jack has endured and where they are now. Jack also describes his spiritual journey, including his decision to make plans early on as to how to handle the very situation in which he finds himself. These men created spiritual muscle memory in order to endure the hard times.

Finally this week, we welcome someone from across the Pond to analyze America's exceptionalism and the pros and cons that come with it. Joining us from France is Howard Burton (ideas-on-film.com), Founder and Creator of Ideas on Film. He compares and contrasts the perceptions of America from people abroad with those who live here. Few Americans think about their own country's exceptionalism and some even think we're far from outstanding. It's important to know your strengths and weaknesses and do so in truth.

Most people have heard of the nearly decade-long battle waged against Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado. He is back in court again and he's joining us today to give us an update. With him is a member of his legal team, Jake Warner (adflegal.org) of Alliance Defending Freedom. Mr. Warner describes the history of the court cases and why they were brought. Jack recounts his spiritual journey as well as making the decision to be prepared for the battle long before it came.

The House recently voted in favor of the Equality Act, which has now transitioned to the Senate, but does it actually project equality? Joining us today is Dr. Anne Hendershott (franciscan.edu), Professor of Sociology at Franciscan University, who looks at the flaws of the poorly named Equality Act. She examines the impact on faith-based universities and institutions, medical doctors, and female athletes. Rights that have newly been found, that are not in the Constitution, are now superseding the rights and freedoms that are enshrined there. It’s quickly eroding the freedoms that make this a great country. We must contact our legislators and let them know our position on this bill.

Zinn of Omission

Broadcast Running Time: 2:02:49

John Loeffler

January 18, 2020

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In this week's boralogue, John diverts off-script and shares his personal history. He covers his childhood, his heritage, and his experiences among many cultures throughout his life. Here in America, we are a diverse society and that is a good thing. We have to work together, remember who we are, and focus on that rather than on the division in which we find ourselves today.

American history in academic textbooks has shifted from fact-based events to ideology-driven narratives. Mary Grabar (www.dissidentprof.com), Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, discusses how Howard Zinn spearheaded the project to change history textbooks. His primer shows how America is a horrible, awful country whose only solution is to adopt socialism. That is being taught to our children right now.

Canada has slid a little further down the progressive lawfare cliff than the United States. John Sikkema (www.arpacanada.ca), Legal Counsel for the Association for Reformed Political Action in Ottawa describes how, thanks to politically correct ideology, legal terms like harassment and 'hate crimes' are being redefined in Canada. Formerly law-abiding citizens who happen to disagree with the preferred narrative are now becoming criminals.

After the U.S. embassy attack in Baghdad a few weeks ago, questions have arisen as to what exactly is going on in Iraq. Ofra Bengio (www.dayan.org), Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center joins us from Tel Aviv to discuss the geopolitics of Iraq, including the status with Kurdistan, the struggle to establish a unified government, and interference from Iran.

John's quote of the week:
"FBI Director Christopher Ray wrote in a letter last week that he deeply regrets the Bureau's many errors in the process of obtaining warrants on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Isn't that cute? He apologized. Try that in court sometime if you're convicted. 'Yes, your honor, I murdered that man. But I apologize.' 'OK, you're free to go.' It doesn't work that way."

On this week's extra segment, we crank up the Way-back machine, going back 18 years to March 2002 with Dr. Dennis Cuddy and Charlotte Iserbyt, discussing the problems with No Child Left Behind, including most ironically how most children were in fact left behind.

There is no absolute truth, Marxists tell us, unless of course it's about narratives they want you to believe. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the reality behind climate change narratives, including how eliminating energy and transportation industries will lead to far more deaths than the supposed ones brought about by climate change. There is much hysterbole happening with climate change, so much so that we can't get past the narrative to look at the truth.

The climate change battle is being waged on many fronts, including in the courtroom. Author and environmentalist Dr. Tim Ball describes his victory in a defamation lawsuit, but in the war against so-called 'climate deniers,' the penalty is the process as the global warming crowd uses lawfare to stifle discussion and debate.

The weaponization of justice extends beyond climate, though, and nowhere is that more evident than in the case of former Congressman Steve Stockman. His wife, conservative activist Patti Stockman (defendapatriot.com), joins us to discuss how the Obama administration targeted her husband because he spoke out against corruption.

After John describes the battle between President Trump and the Fed ahead of the 2020 election, he welcomes back to the program Vishal Mangalwadi (www.revelationmovement.com), President and Founder of the Book of the Revelation Movement. Vishal examines the origins of freedom, based on the truth of God in the Bible.

John's quote of the week:
"The global temperatures in the Middle Ages were as high as or even higher than they are now. They went down in the 1700s; that was called the Maunder Minimum. Then they started back up again, long before the introduction of carbon dioxide in large amounts into the atmosphere. This is the result preceding the cause."

In this week's Extras segment, we play John's latest appearance on KYMS radio where John and the host, Lee, discuss the Marxist infiltration of language in society and John gives a martyred church update.