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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Penna Dexter is your host today and her first guest is Brad Dacus, president and founder of Pacific Justice Institute. He tells us about the Assisted Suicide Law beginning June 9, a new California law takes effect that will make it the latest state to allow doctor-prescribed death.

Also on the show is Kevin Burk, licensed social worker, co-Founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries and a Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life. He discusses men regretting abortions they were involved in and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

We continue the conversation regarding the Target shareholders meeting with Amy Ridenour, chairman of National Center for Public Policy Research.

Penna Dexter
Penna Dexter

Co-Host, Point of View Penna Dexter is a radio commentator and columnist for various Christian conservative outlets. She is a frequent commentator and guest host for Point of View Radio Talk Show with Kerby Anderson. Her weekly commentaries air on the Moody Broadcasting Network and the Bott Radio Network. Penna’s columns appear at Baptist Press and the Christian Post blog…

Brad Dacus
Founder and President - Pacific Justice Institute
Brad Dacus served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas, School of Law. For the next five years, Mr. Dacus coordinated religious freedom and parental rights cases throughout the Western states. In 1997, Mr. Dacus founded Pacific Justice Institute, where he serves as President and continues to defend religious liberties and parental rights. The Pacific Justice Institute has a network with hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys and handles more cases on the West Coast than any other organization of its kind.

Brad Dacus can be heard weekly on “The Dacus Report” on radio stations across the country. He has been a guest speaker on numerous radio and television programs, participates weekly in several radio talk show interviews, and has appeared on America Live, CBS Evening News, CNN, Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NBC News, News Talk TV, The Today Show, and many times on the O'Reilly Factor.
Kevin Burke
Pastoral Associate - Priests for Life
KEVIN BURKE is a licensed social worker, Co-Founder of Rachel's Vineyard Ministries and a Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life. He is a graduate of The Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work. Kevin's presentations address the effects of abortion on men, couples and families and effective post abortion ministry for Clergy and Counselors.

The Rachel’s Vineyard ™ support group and retreat models are now offered in 49 states. The international outreach of Rachel’s Vineyard is now in over 70 countries. The Retreat manual has been translated into 22 languages with other translations in progress. We offer over 1000 retreats annually worldwide.

Kevin is the co-author of Redeeming A Father’s Heart-Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery and Sharing The Heart of Christ: Safe and Effective Post Abortion Ministry for Clergy and Counselors co- authored with Theresa Burke and Fr. Frank Pavone.

He has contributed to and authored articles on post-abortion healing. Kevin participates regularly in radio interviews, has been a guest on EWTN and Fr. Frank Pavone’s program “Gospel of Life” on the Sky Angel Network.

Kevin formerly served as the administrator of Mother's Home, a crisis pregnancy residence that provides housing, computer job training and programs for women and their children. Kevin also worked as a clinical social work supervisor for Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia.
Amy Ridenour
Chairman - The National Center for Public Policy Research
Amy Ridenour (pronounced RIDE - en - our) is chairman of The National Center for Public Policy Research. As the founding chief executive officer, she has since 1982 promoted the conservative perspective on U.S. domestic, foreign and defense policy issues. She frequently speaks on public policy issues and political organizing techniques and has done so across the U.S., in Central America and in Europe.

Her opinion/editorials have been nationally-syndicated. Her articles have also been independently published by USA Today, the Sacramento Bee, the Dallas Morning News, The Washington Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and many others.

Ridenour also is a member of the board of directors of Black America’s PAC, a political action committee that works to help elect more African-Americans to Congress and other elected offices.
California and the Expanding Culture of Death
Starting tomorrow California will join Washington and Oregon to complete an entire West Coast sweep. Our coastal distinctive is that we are an area that has bought into the lie of euthanasia as "death with dignity" instead of what it is: legally allowing some human beings to kill other human beings, or providing them with the means to kill themselves. Californians passed legislation that will go into effect tomorrow, increasing the size of the groups of innocent human beings that we have determined it is morally permissible to kill.
Target’s shareholder Meeting
Shareholders’ meetings can be unpredictable affairs, veering from dollars-and-cents topics like executive compensation to stickier questions of corporate culture and values. On Wednesday, a conservative group used big-box retailer Target’s annual gathering to press the chain about its stance in the recent debate about which public bathrooms transgender people should use.

In April, Target published a statement saying that as part of a commitment to inclusion and equality, it invited customers and employees to use the dressing rooms and bathrooms in its stores that correspond to their gender identities. That announcement came as public debate was at a fever pitch over a newly-passed law in North Carolina requiring transgender people to use public bathrooms that correspond to their birth gender.
Target Shareholders Confront CEO on Transgender Bathrooms
Shareholders at a recent Target corporate meeting pressing CEO Brian Cornell to explain the new bathroom policy that allows males and females to choose which facility to use, based on their selected gender identity for the day, came up woefully short – the only answer they received was rooted in the perceived need for more diversity, according to one at the gathering who opened the line of questioning.

“Target’s shareholder meeting was appalling from beginning to end,” said National Center Free Enterprise Project director Justin Danhof, in a statement. “Liberal corporate leaders such as Cornell throw around the words ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion” so much they are starting to lose their meaning. In addition to my question, two other shareholders also expressed concern over the company’s offensive bathroom policy. Cornell just kept repeating the same vacuous lines about diversity and inclusion. He doesn’t seem to get that he has offended the sensibilities of millions of Americans.”
Prosecutors Drop one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden
Houston prosecutors have dropped one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood.

County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs.

“Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement.

“The dismissal of the first indictmen [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work.”
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