What’s the Truth about America?
Air Date November 29, 2014
Was America founded on Judeo-Christian values of life and liberty—or imperialistic values of conquest and slaughter? This Saturday on Up for Debate
, Julie Roys explores this issue with Christian film-maker Dinesh D’Souza—and Randy Woodley, a Christian professor and descendent of Cherokee Indians. D’Souza argues in his controversial film, “America,” which just released on DVD, that liberals are distorting America’s virtuous history to advance a destructive agenda. But, Woodley disagrees and calls D’Souza’s “America” propaganda. Listen and discern for yourself, this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate
Dinesh D’Souza is a Christian Indian-American political commentator, scholar, filmmaker and author. His current film, America: Imagine a World Without Her currently ranks 7th among the highest-grossing political documentaries of all time and his book by the same name ranks #2 on the New York Times Best-Seller List for Hardcover Books. The book’s rise on the New York Times List closely followed a controversial move by Costco to pull the book from its shelves and then reverse its decision. D’Souza’s first political documentary, 2016: Obama’s America, remains the 2nd highest-grossing political documentary of all time in the United States. D’Souza is affiliated with a number of conservative organizations including the American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Heritage Foundation. He formerly served as a policy analyst in the Reagan White House and as president of The King’s College in New York City. Born in Mumbai, India, D’Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983.
Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. A Keetoowah Cherokee by descent, Dr. Woodley is a teacher, poet, activist, former pastor, missiologist and historian. He was ordained to the ministry through the American Baptist Churches in the USA in Oklahoma after graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree from Eastern Seminary (now Palmer Seminary), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Randy's Ph.D. is in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Dr. Woodley’s books include Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision, 2012 (Eerdmans) and Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity, 2004 (IVP). He and his wife Edith, co-founders of Eagle's Wings Ministry, are considered early innovators in what has been dubbed the “Native American Contextual Movement.” The Woodleys have spent over 25 years of culturally contextual service in Native North American communities.
Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.