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Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Friday and welcome to our Weekend Edition Show. Today, Kerby is joined by Penna Dexter and First Liberty’s Chelsey Youman. They will take a look at the top stories in the news this week and give you their point of view. Want to share yours? Give us a call at 800-351-1212.

Kerby Anderson
Kerby Anderson
Host, Point of View Radio Talk Show

Kerby Anderson is host of Point of View Radio Talk Show and also serves as the President of Probe Ministries. He holds masters degrees from Yale University (science) and Georgetown University (government). He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns HopkinsRead More

Penna Dexter
Penna Dexter
Co-Host - Point of View Radio Talk Show
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 page. Penna is an executive at Todd Dexter & Associates, the integrated marketing consulting company founded by her husband, Todd Dexter.

For eight years she served as Marlin Maddoux’s co-host on Point of View and for two years she co-hosted a daily drive time live broadcast on the Dallas-based Criswell Radio Network.

Penna’s interest in conservative politics and the issues that affect the family began when she was a child working on political campaigns with her parents. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. She spent 8 years in the banking industry. She and her husband Todd have three children who are in their twenties. They are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Chelsey Youman
Chelsey Youman
Chief of Staff and Counsel - First Liberty Institute
Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Chief of Staff & Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights.

She joined First Liberty Institute after working for a law firm in private practice, where she successfully litigated corporate fraud matters, complex commercial litigation, and consumer rights issues in both federal and state jurisdictions.

Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. She was also a member of the Board of Advocates, where she successfully argued in off-campus mock trial competitions, and was a member of the Aggie Law Society and SMU Christian Legal Society. During law school, she clerked for the Consumer Protection Division in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and Liberty Institute.
Students and Religious Liberty
Last week’s edition of Liberty Watch included “25 Surprising Facts You Need to Know About Religion in Public School.” As the new school year launches into full gear, read these stories of seven students from kindergarten to college who stood up for their religious freedom in school — and won.
Unconstitutional Bathroom Directive
The president does not have the power to rewrite Title IX, or any other law, of his accord. The New York Times is unhappy with me and the State of Texas for challenging yet another of President Obama’s sweeping directives. This one would require all school districts across the country to permit transgender students to use the bathroom facilities of their choice. The editorial board of the paper calls the president’s order a “common-sense approach” and claims that our lawsuit against the administration amounts to “legal assaults . . . based on bigotry.” This is nonsense.

It is certainly correct that Texas and 23 other states are waging a massive legal battle against the president’s latest edict. Yet for some reason the New York Times editors refuse to acknowledge what this legal fight is actually about: the Constitution. It should surprise no one that the New York Times has its own agenda — but it is still frustrating when it blatantly mischaracterizes the facts and the law to fit its own narrative.
Hillary’s Health
Why shouldn't she face the same scrutiny as every other presidential nominee? Of course Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health is a legitimate issue for the 2016 election. So is Donald Trump’s. So is Gary Johnson’s. So is that of any presidential candidate. Mrs. Clinton’s media allies (which is to say, the media, more or less) are circling the wagons on this issue, and it is curious. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza made an unpersuasive attempt to explain why it was legitimate to treat John McCain’s health as a campaign issue in 2008 but illegitimate to do the same with Herself in 2016. McCain, he points out, would have been 72 years old at the time of his election, the oldest person ever elected to the office; Herself will, if elected in November, be a sprightly . . . 69 years of age. McCain bore the scars of Vietnam and Arizona: He was grievously wounded — and tortured — by the Vietnamese, and he suffers from a recurring melanoma, which necessitates occasional trips to the doctor to have a patch of dodgy skin removed. Skin cancer is no joke, but millions of Americans live with melanoma of the sort McCain has with very little effect on their lives other than inconvenience.
Internet Giveaway
ed Cruz and other Republicans are barreling toward a September showdown with the White House over its plan to give up oversight of the internet, as the Obama administration tries to rally support from the tech and telecom industries.

GOP lawmakers have long warned that the administration's plan to relinquish its authority over ICANN, the global nonprofit that manages the internet's domain name system, could give authoritarian countries like China and Russia an opening to make an online power grab. Now, as the actual date of the transition approaches — Oct. 1 — Republicans are looking at throwing up new obstacles.

"Today our country faces a threat to the internet as we know it. In 22 short days, if Congress fails to act, the Obama administration intends to give away the internet to an international body akin to the United Nations," Cruz said in a speech on the Senate floor Thursday. "I rise today to discuss the significant, irreparable damage this proposed internet giveaway could wreak not only on our nation but on free speech across the world."

Cruz is pledging to make the issue his primary focus this month. He's already launched a website warning about the dangers of the administration's strategy, complete with a countdown clock against a black background. And he's scheduled a hearing of the Senate Judiciary oversight subcommittee he chairs next week to “investigate the possible dangers” of the plan.
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