Talking about the "things that matter most" on Aug. 30
4:00 – Pornography on the Streets of Iraq: A Positive of Negative Development?
According to an Associated Press story, "Change...is afoot in Iraq. Hundreds of porn DVDs are stacked elbow deep...on a table...on a downtown sidewalk…with the Western troops and their supporting army of foreign security contractors came the porn once strictly forbidden under Saddam's regime" Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media, comments: It is interesting that in a 957 word article about the open sale of pornography in Baghdad streets, no mention is made of the harms of pornography and no one is quoted who is against it. It is also interesting that the AP writer would infer that the presence of Western military and other personnel contributed to the current situation without mentioning that this could negatively affect the war against terrorism. Robert is here to make his case.
4:20 – Court Strikes Down Roadside Memorials to Fallen Utah Troopers
Alliance Defense Fund attorneys are reviewing all options for appeal of a ruling issued recently by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit that struck down roadside memorials to fallen Utah State Troopers as unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit reversed a district court ruling in American Atheists v. Davenport that upheld the memorial crosses. ADF attorneys say the reversal is regrettable in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a separate case that indicates such memorials might be constitutional. ADF Attorney Byron Babione is here to discuss it.
4:30 – Archbishop to Dedicate Gravemarker for 23 Unborn Babies
Archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, will dedicate the gravemarker for the Hodari Babies this Saturday in Southfield, MI. These are twenty-three victims of abortion that Citizens for a Pro-Life Society helped retrieve from trash dumpsters behind abortion clinics owned and operated by abortionist Alberto Hodari in Lathrup Village and Sterling Heights, MI. CPLS organized their funeral May 3, 2008, with then auxiliary bishop of Detroit, John Quinn, who said the funeral Mass and officiated at the actual burial. Now, Archbishop Vigneron will dedicate a gravemarker. Monica Miller of CPLS is here to give the details.
4:40 – St. Augustine’s Home School Enrichment
St. Augustine’s Home School Enrichment Program was founded to unite the best of the modern home school with the tradition of a Catholic liberal arts education. Their tutors, along with the parents, lead students toward academic excellence as part of the great ongoing story of man’s efforts to understand his role in God’s creation. This year there are some exciting new additions. Headmaster Henry Russell is here to explain.
5:00 – Direct to My Desk