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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

On the show today Penna Dexter chats with Gerard Francis Lameiro–author, philosopher, economist, about Trump’s supreme court picks and how they stack up.

She discusses Obama’s appointment of a transgender person to the Advisory Faith Council with Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality about .

Mark Tooley, president of The Institute on Religion & Democracy joins in to talk about the changes in the United Methodist Church in regards to marriage.

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…

Guests
Gerard Lameiro
Author
Gerard Francis Lameiro Ph.D. is an author, philosopher, economist, and engineer. He is the author of four books and is a popular Talk Radio show guest that currently does about 300 media interviews annually across America.

He has worked on many political campaigns in various roles, including Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 presidential election campaigns. Dr. Lameiro was a member of the 1980 Presidential Electoral College and personally cast one electoral vote for Ronald Reagan for President of the United States of America.

He was the Founder and CEO of Lameiro Economics LLC, a company focused on bringing practical economic knowledge about freedom, economic growth, and prosperity to America and to the world. He was a member of Hewlett-Packard’s Strategy and Corporate Development team. He was the worldwide President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow. He was also an Assistant Professor in Colorado State University’s College of Business.

Dr. Lameiro is an expert in economic growth, analytics and complex computer modeling.
Are Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Conservative?
Trump’s Supreme Court Picks – Conservative or Progressive?

Last week, Trump’s Supreme Court picks list was made public. All together, Trump selected 6 Federal Appeals Court judges and 5 State Supreme Court judges for his list. Trump indicated that he might consider additional judges in the future to those already on his current list. If he did, Trump indicated they would follow the same philosophy as those currently on the list. The question conservative voters, the media, and others are asking is simple: “Are Trump’s Supreme Court picks conservative, progressive, or both? Let’s look at these potential Supreme Court justices in more detail now …
Peter LaBarbera
Founder and President - Americans For Truth About Homosexuality
Peter LaBarbera is the president of Americans For Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), a non-partisan, non-profit group dedicated to exposing the homosexual-bisexual-transgender activist agendas. Founded as a part-time venture in 1996 but reorganized in August 2006, AFTAH seeks to apply the same single-minded determination to opposing the radical homosexual agenda and standing for God-ordained sexuality and the natural family as countless homosexual groups do in promoting their harmful agenda.
Obama Appoints Transgender Person To Advisory Faith Council
President Barack Obama has named a transgender individual to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

According to the White House announcement about Barbara Satin’s appointment:

Barbara Satin is the Assistant Faith Work Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s Executive Council as its first openly transgender member. Ms. Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. She served on the Board of Directors for OutFront Minnesota from 2001 to 2008 and has served as Chair of GLBT Generations since 1999. She has also served on the Board of Directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing social justice in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, since 2013.

Satin is also a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Mark Tooley
President - Institute on Religion & Democracy
Mark Tooley is IRD's president and editor of IRD's foreign policy and national security journal, Providence.

Prior to joining the IRD in 1994, Mark worked eight years for the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and is a native of Arlington, Virginia. A lifelong United Methodist, he has been active in United Methodist renewal since 1988, when he wrote a study about denominational funding of pro-Marxist groups for his local congregation. He attends a United Methodist church in Alexandria, Virginia. Mark Tooley became president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD) in 2009. He joined IRD in 1994 to found its United Methodist committee (UMAction).

He is the author of Taking Back The United Methodist Church, published in 2008; Methodism and Politics in the 20th Century, published in 2012; and The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War, published in 2015. His articles about the political witness of America's churches have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, First Things, Patheos, World, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, National Review Online, Washington Examiner, Human Events, The Washington Times, The Review of Faith and International Affairs, Touchstone, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, and elsewhere. He is a frequent commentator on radio and television.
No Church is Responsible for Setting Marriage Policy
While the Bible is rightly seen as the first and last word of instruction for Christian believers, the passage of time and a 24/7 secular assault on the foundations of the faith have apparently caused the hearts of many to stray.

Case in point: The split that is currently hovering over the United Methodist Church, in regards to sexuality and gay marriage.
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