morals and ethics

After yesterday's show with John and Producer Steve, we continue our conversation on cancel culture, welcoming Kathleen Marquardt (americanpolicy.org), Vice President and Director at the American Policy Center. She examines the craziness surrounding the left's policies today, including cancel culture, and the society that has sprung up as a result. This should, however, come as no surprise, because they have been telling us for years that they were going to do this. Just read their playbook.

Erosion of Truth in Media

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If narratives coming out of the media seem wildly inconsistent and are flopping around, there's a reason for that. John opens the show this week looking at the outrage and "flippage" seen in stories about both gun control following recent shootings and Nancy Pelosi being denied communion because of her stance on abortion. The media pound away at a narrative, bury facts, and distort the truth in order to shape public perception on a story. That erosion of truth infects people's minds and that's reflected at the polls. It's dangerous to the freedoms that are the foundation of our country.

Another example of the media distorting the truth to advance a narrative can be found in a story about a riot at a funeral in Israel. An Al Jazeera journalist was killed covering a story and at her funeral, violence broke out. Joining us to discuss is Tamar Sternthal (camera.org), Director of the Israel office of CAMERA. She highlights how different press agencies immediately pointed the finger at Israeli troops as the cause for the violence, purposefully overlooking Palestinian instigation – just to bash Israel.

Finally this week, we look at the declining state of public education in this country. Joining us is Dr. Diane Davis (oneroomschooltraining.com), founder of the One-Room Schoolhouse method of teaching. She describes the benefits of parents taking charge of their child's education and the advantages of teaching in a small classroom. If children can learn how to think, not what to think, perhaps public perception will not be influenced by the erosion of truth and the future of our country can be saved.

It's time for John's monthly foray into the guest chair as he chats with Lee Lancaster at KYMS radio. John and Lee discuss the Texas school shooting and related to that, the diminishing presence of morality in the schools and the insistence on gun control laws every time a shooting occurs. They also touched on the latest globalist shindig in Davos, the failure of climate change thinking, and the endgame of our currency. John also asks for prayer for the persecuted church, especially in the countries of Nigeria, Indonesia, China, and Egypt.

There is major flippage happening on the postmodern left side of culture - especially on popular TV talk shows and news channels. John sheds light on some of the tactics that Leftist activists use regarding elections and the control of mainstream media and politically correct narratives. He goes on to narrate clips from TV where post-moderns make moral assertions they wind up in self-contradiction, especially when the discussion moves from issue to issue.

The Moral Thing to Do

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John Loeffler

April 23, 2022

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The First Amendment to our Constitution states in part that Congress shall not prohibit the free exercise of religion. One government committee is doing just that – in the name of morality. First up this week, John welcomes Andrew Beckwith (mafamily.org), President of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Vida Real, an Hispanic church in Massachusetts, has applied to open a Bible-based school. Even though they have met the requirements, the government panel in charge of approving such requests has denied them. One panel member thinks approval would not be the moral thing to do. For woke leftists, their ideology is a religion – one that always seems to be at odds with Christianity.

So in that case, a woke leftist appealed to morality, but how do people with no sense of morality get away with that? Next up this week, we talk with Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness in Jerusalem. He looks at the nature of morality as it has always been defined and shows how leftist woke religion is diametrically opposed to Judeo-Christian values. He also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.

Finally this week, we transition to the topic of climate change with Dr. Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. If we're going to talk about climate change, the discussion must be sane and rational – not apocalyptic and ridiculous like so many claims today. Solutions must come from the local level, not a one-size fits all panacea from the globalists. Of course the reason why the conversation trends toward hysteria is so that the power, money, and control folks can enact their plans.

Wokus pokus folks are always appealing to morality, but how do people with no morality get away with that? Joining us today from his home in Jerusalem is Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness. He and John discuss the nature of morality and how woke values have nothing to do with actual morality. In fact, woke folks have their own religion apart from the West, which is why they're so opposed to Judeo-Christian values. Rabbi Weissman also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.

Daniel Williams: How Politics Has Changed

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John Loeffler

April 1, 2022

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A new book is out about how the 1976 election signaled a sea change in American politics.  Joining us today is the author of that book, Daniel Williams (westga.edu), Professor of History at the University of West Georgia.  He describes the shift in electoral maps, party policies, and the thinking of the country in general that began in 1976 that has resulted in what we’re seeing today.  He goes on to chat about the Catholic Church and the changes that have befallen it since the late 1960s.

Conspiracies are Now Facts

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:49

John Loeffler

January 15, 2022

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Narratives are beginning to fail and what were once considered conspiracy theories by those in government and the media are now emerging as facts. First up this week, we look at our armed forces. Jay Richards (heritage.org), Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins us to examine the widespread rejection of religious exemptions for Covid shots in the military. Is there a hatred of religion or are they trying to purge politically incorrect men and women from our armed services? Whatever the case, our military members are fighting back in court. There is no Covid-19 exemption to the First Amendment.

Another failed narrative from the media is the insistence that January 6 was an insurrection. Even the FBI has rejected that. An independent journalist present at the U.S. Capitol a year ago recorded the event on his video camera. That journalist, Steve Baker (thepragmaticconstitutionalist.com), is with us this week. He recounts what he saw that day and how nine months later, federal authorities are charging him with a number of crimes. The purveyors of narrative never like it when anyone challenges them.

Finally, we travel north of the border to look at Canada and the failing narrative of diversity and inclusion – by those who practice neither. Rounding out the show this week is Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine. She recalls how a difference in ideological opinion surrounding the Israel-Palestinian issue almost got a woman kicked off a school board for “Islamophobic” comments. This points to a larger problem of condoning anti-semitism in the name of diversity and inclusion.

Military service members are being denied religious exemptions for the Covid shots nearly across the board. Joining us today to discuss is Jay Richards (heritage.org), Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Is there an agenda to deny all religious exemptions, is it a hatred toward religion, or is it a purging of politically incorrect people from the military? Or is it all three? John and Jay also look at the religious argument over aborted fetal cells that are used in the shots. Military members are going to court over rejecting exemptions and precedent would indicate that they will win. Why? Because there is no Covid-19 exemption to the First Amendment – even in the military.

Tamar Sternthal: Advocacy Journalism

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John Loeffler

August 29, 2021

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It's a special weekend bonus podcast with Tamar Sternthal (camera.org), Director of the Israel office of CAMERA. More than 500 journalists signed an open letter recently calling for more pro-Palestinian coverage and less flattering reports about Israel. She discusses the letter and her organization's response to it. She points out how many of today's journalists have thrown the clearly-defined code of ethics in their profession out the window.