Join us this hour as we look at some of the stories making headlines. We will give you an update on the persecution against Christians in China and what we can and must do to protect our brothers and sisters. We then share a report with you on streaming media and the associated risks this can and does place on our families. Join us for a great hour of radio.
After looking at the headlines of the day, we discuss the risks telehealth abortions poise to women and the very flawed decision made by the FDA. We round out the hour discussing a decision by a federal judge regarding female athletes and whether or not boys should be allowed to compete against girls, regardless of how the boys self-identify. We will also review a deadly alternative to the Equality Act. Get ready to lengthen your prayer list.
Bob (Xiqiu) Fu is the president of ChinaAid and is one of the leading voices in the world for persecuted faith communities in China. Fu was born and raised in mainland China and was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations for freedom and democracy in 1989. Fu graduated from the School of International Relations at the People's (Renmin) University in Beijing and taught English to Communist Party officials at the Beijing Administrative College and Beijing Party School of the Chinese Communist Party from 1993-1996. Fu was also a house church leader in Beijing until he and his wife, Heidi, were imprisoned for two months for “illegal evangelism” in 1996. Bob and Heidi fled to the United States as religious refugees in 1997, and subsequently founded ChinaAid in 2002 to bring international attention to China’s gross human rights violations and to promote religious freedom and rule of law in China. Bob Fu graduated with Ph.D. from St. John's College at the University of Durham in the U.K. in the field of religious freedom. He graduated from the Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree on Global Christian Leadership from Midwest University, where he has served as a distinguished professor on religion and public policy. Bob Fu is a member of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Fu serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Law and Religion Monitor, a journal on religious freedom and the rule of law in China, and as a guest editor for Chinese Law and Government, a journal by University of California, Los Angles.
Melissa Henson is a noted expert on entertainment industry trends and the impact of entertainment media on children and American culture at large. As the Parents Television and Media Council’s Program Director, she directs the organization’s educational programs, research, and advocacy for a safe media environment for children and families. The PTC is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. During her 24-year tenure at the PTC, Ms. Henson has championed the protection of children from harmful media that Hollywood markets to them. From leading the PTC’s Advertiser Accountability Program, she has urged corporate accountability from sponsors of entertainment media. Ms. Henson has mobilized grassroots members of the PTC to urge enforcement of the broadcast indecency law. She has tackled issues of child sexual exploitation in the media, and urged Hollywood to present more positive, empowering images of girls in the media through the PTC’s “4 Every Girl” Campaign.
Michael New, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Research at The Catholic University of America, as well as an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Additionally, he is a Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. New has both a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Statistics from Stanford University. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT data center and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His articles have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, three of which have examined the impact of state-level abortion legislation.
Sarah Perry is a legal fellow in the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. She is also former Senior Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, where she focused on policy reform, technical guidance, employee relations, and Department's annual report to the federal government. She is also a policy consultant and widely-published author with publications on topics ranging from public policy and education, to parenting, law, disability advocacy, and the arts. Sarah managed education reform initiatives at the Family Research Council and has written widely on the fight against the industrialized education complex. Her work at the Family Research Council also included the building and oversight of multiple policy coalitions geared toward the fight against antisemitism in academia, limiting tech censorship, and protecting religious liberty. Her work has appeared at Human Events, Christianity Today, the Stream, the Daily Caller, Townhall and others.