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By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
27:23
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 2:5):
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The Supreme Court Dodged the Transgender Question Again, But It Cannot Avoid the Issue Forever — And It's a Problem of Its Own Making

PART 2 (2:6 - 6:12):
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California’s Game of Virtue Signaling and Moral Coercion: CA Bans State-Funded Travel to 5 More States—Now 17 Total—Because of LGBTQ-Related Policies

PART 3 (6:13 - 11:42):
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The Destruction of the English Language Continues: The F.A.A. Recommends That All Aviation Terminology Be Gender-Neutral

NEW YORK TIMES (ISABELLA GRULLóN PAZ)
F.A.A. Committee Recommends a Pivot to Gender-Neutral Terminology

PART 4 (11:43 - 15:38):
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Where Are Americans on the Issue of Abortion? Definitely Not Where the Abortion Rights Movement Claims

ASSOCIATED PRESS (DAVID CRARY AND HANNAH FINGERHUT)
Most say restrict abortion after 1st trimester

PART 5 (15:39 - 20:58):
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Critical Theory Invades the Tolkien Society: The Ruthless Army of Ideologues Comes for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beloved Works

THE TOLKIEN SOCIETY
Tolkien Society Summer Seminar 2021

PART 6 (20:59 - 27:23):
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Apple Pie Is a Symbol of Genocide and Colonial Oppression? Deconstruction Now Comes After Your Dessert

THE GUARDIAN (RAJ PATEL)
Food injustice has deep roots: let’s start with America’s apple pie

Jun 30, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
24:17
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:27):
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A Crucial Moment for the Future of Religious Liberty in America: Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop Fined Again in Colorado

WASHINGTON POST (DAVID VON DREHLE)
The religious freedom bomb may be about to detonate

NEW YORK TIMES (ISABELLA GRULLóN PAZ)
Colorado Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Cake for Transgender Woman

PART 2 (10:28 - 16:40):
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Is Religious Liberty Just One of Many Government Interests? A Look at the Response to the Fulton v. Philadelphia Decision

LOS ANGELES TIMES (ERWIN CHEMERINSKY)
Giving people a license to discriminate because of their religious beliefs

PART 3 (16:41 - 22:53):
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Why Did the IRS Deny a Christian Organization Its Tax-Exempt Status? Well, Essentially for Holding to Christian Values

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Letter to Christians Engaged

FIRST LIBERTY INSTITUTE
Letter to the Internal Revenue Service

PART 4 (22:54 - 24:17):
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Despite the Unanimous Fulton Decision, KY Governor Andy Beshear Won’t Back Down from His Administration’s Policy Denying Sunrise Children Service Its Right to Operate by Christian Convictions

Jun 29, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021
26:21
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:30):
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Heartbreaking Tragedy in Surfside, Florida: 9 People Confirmed Dead and More Than 150 Missing in Wake of Condominium Collapse in Miami

NEW YORK TIMES (JAMES GLANZ, ANJALI SINGHVI AND MIKE BAKER)
Possible Failure Point Emerges in Miami Building Collapse

PART 2 (9:31 - 19:26):
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Sometimes a Deal is Not What it Appears to Be: Biden Celebrates Bipartisan Agreement on $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Then Undermines the Agreement

NEW YORK TIMES (EMILY COCHRANE, JIM TANKERSLEY AND MICHAEL D. SHEAR)
‘Not My Intent’: How Biden’s Impromptu Comments Upended a Political Win

PART 3 (19:27 - 26:21):
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U.S. Report on UFOs Is Released to the Disappointment of Many: Why Are We Always Looking for a Story Bigger Than Ourselves? Christians Know the Bigger Story

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NEW YORK TIMES (JULIAN E. BARNES)
U.S. Has No Explanation for Unidentified Objects and Stops Short of Ruling Out Aliens

WASHINGTON POST (SHANE HARRIS AND MISSY RYAN)
U.S. unable to explain more than 140 unidentified flying objects, but new report finds no evidence of alien life

NEW YORK TIMES (CHRIS CARTER)
I Created ‘The X-Files.’ Here’s Why I’m Skeptical of the New U.F.O. Report.

Jun 28, 2021
Friday, June 25, 2021
26:23
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:18):
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President Biden’s Sudden Silence on the Death Penalty: Why Has the President Gone Silent on His Campaign Promise to Abolish the Federal Death Penalty?

ASSOCIATED PRESS (MICHAEL TARM)
Biden’s silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray

PART 2 (9:19 - 15:22):
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Why Do Atheists Oppose the Death Penalty More Than Religious Persons? There’s A Lot of Theology Here and It’s Openly Acknowledged

PEW RESEARCH CENTER (STEPHANIE KRAMER)
Unlike other U.S. religious groups, most atheists and agnostics oppose the death penalty

PART 3 (15:23 - 22:17):
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Have You Noticed How the Conversation on Crime and Policing Has Changed? Why Order and Trust Is Required for a Society to Thrive

NEW YORK TIMES (THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN)
Want to Get Trump Re-elected? Dismantle the Police.

PART 4 (22:18 - 26:23):
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We Never Quite Know What’s Lurking in the Depths, Do We? Diver in Cape Cod Scooped Up by a Whale. Sound Familiar?

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (RACHEL TREISMAN)
A Lobster Diver In Cape Cod Says A Humpback Whale Scooped Him Up And Spat Him Out

Jun 25, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
25:36
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 6:7):
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Is “Coming Out” Soon a Thing of the Past? Not Yet, But The Sexual Revolutionaries Want to Take Down the “Heteronormative Patriarchy” So That Everyone On Earth is “Out"

USA TODAY (SCOTT GLEESON)
'The NFL needed this': How Carl Nassib's coming out as gay can change football and society

PART 2 (6:8 - 18:27):
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What Does the Utopian Culture of the Sexual Revolution Look Like? Well, USA Today Gives Us a Glimpse, Writing About a Day When Heterosexuality Is No Longer the Norm

USA TODAY (DAVID OLIVER)
Carl Nassib just came out as gay. But could coming out as LGBTQ be over someday?

PART 3 (18:28 - 25:36):
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Are We Witnessing the End of Gendered Clothing? Despite the Push from the Fashion Elites, It’s Hard to Imagine a World of Men in Their Summer Dresses

NEW YORK TIMES (GUY TREBAY)
The Boys in Their Summer Dresses

Jun 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
25:19
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 13:18):
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Do Human Beings Have An Unlimited Right of Autonomy? Millions of Americans Seem to Think So and the Consequences of This Claim Are Deadly

WASHINGTON POST (RUTH MARCUS)
Leaving abortion to the states makes them agents of oppression

PART 2 (13:19 - 19:56):
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The Radical Claim of Autonomy Threatens Human Dignity at the Beginning and End of Life and Confuses Human Gender and Sexuality at Every Point in Between

CNN (ALEXIS DRUTCHAS)
In America, is bodily autonomy a human right?

PART 3 (19:57 - 25:19):
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The Olympics No Longer Knows the Difference Between Male and Female: A Reminder That Ontology Always Trumps Autonomy

REUTERS
Olympics-NZ weightlifter Hubbard to become first transgender athlete to compete at Games

Jun 23, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
23:08
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:28):
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New York City Holds Primary Election Today: What Will the Election Results from the American Epicenter of Culture, Economics, and Influence Tell Us?

PART 2 (7:29 - 14:42):
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What Is Ranked Choice Voting? How This Form of Voting Weakens Democratic Process

PART 3 (14:43 - 23:8):
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Always Pay Attention to the Vocabulary: The Department of Veteran Affairs Will Begin Offering “Gender Confirmation Surgeries”

NEW YORK TIMES (ANNIE KARNI)
V.A. Plans to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgeries for Transgender Veterans

WASHINGTON POST (MERYL KORNFIELD)
VA plans to offer gender-confirmation surgery to transgender veterans, reversing ban

Jun 22, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021
24:05
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 15:38):
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Debate Continues in the Roman Catholic Church Over Communion Rights for Politicians Who Support Abortion: The Necessity of Moral Coherence in One’s Personal and Public Life

NEW YORK TIMES (JASON HOROWITZ)
Vatican Warns U.S. Bishops: Don’t Deny Biden Communion Over Abortion

THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
Doctrinal Note on Some Questions Regarding the Participation of Catholics in Political Life

PART 2 (15:39 - 21:14):
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Benjamin Netanyahu Is Out as Prime Minister of Israel — And There’s Theology Here Under the Headlines

NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID M. HALBFINGER)
Netanyahu, ‘King of Israel,’ Exits a Stage He Dominated

PART 3 (21:15 - 24:5):
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Ebrahim Raisi, Radical Islamist, Elected as New President of Iran: Theology Always Matters and Christians Know Why

NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID E. SANGER AND FARNAZ FASSIHI)
For Biden, Iranian Hard-liner May Be Best Path to Restoring Nuclear Deal

Jun 21, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
24:15
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 18:26):
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A Huge Win for Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court: What Signal Does the Unanimous Decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia Send?

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Fulton v. Philadelphia

USA TODAY (JOHN FRITZE)
Religious freedom vs. LGBTQ rights: Supreme Court sides with Catholic foster care agency

PART 2 (18:27 - 21:50):
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Education Department Announces Protection for Transgender Students Under Title IX: A Reminder That Supreme Court Decisions Can Have Seismic Effects

NEW YORK TIMES (KATIE ROGERS)
Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

PART 3 (21:51 - 24:15):
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The Moral Issues of World War II Come Rushing Back Decades Later: What Happened to Hideki Tojo’s Remains After His Execution?

NEW YORK TIMES (LIVIA ALBECK-RIPKA AND HIKARI HIDA)
Where Did Hideki Tojo’s Body Go After His Execution? A Mystery Is Solved.

Jun 18, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
23:01
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:22):
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A Rebound of Toxic Ideas in France: What’s Behind the French Claim That Americans Are Exporting Bad Ideas?

NEW YORK TIMES (COLE STANGLER)
France Is Becoming More Like America. It’s Terrible.

PART 2 (10:23 - 19:6):
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A Clash of Secular Worldviews in France: What Happens When a Secular Society Can No Longer Take Any Theological Argument Seriously?

NEW YORK TIMES (NORIMITSU ONISHI)
The Mayor, the Teacher and a Fight Over a ‘Lost Territory’ of France

PART 3 (19:7 - 23:1):
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What Will the Political Future of the United States Look Like If the Nation Continues to Secularize? Why There Can Be No Rescue from Ideology by Ideology

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN)
How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America?

Jun 17, 2021