Talking about the "things that matter most" on April 11
4:00 – Direct to My Desk – Give to Street People? Or Not?
Everyone panhandler asking for a handout is an immeasurably precious person made in the image of God whom we are all called to love. But is a quick donation, at best, cheap love? Or should we remember that Jesus ministered to social outcasts and the undeserving on numerous occasions, so why don't we? We look at whether Christians should always give money to street people who ask for it.
5:00 – Direct to My Desk – BYU’s Honor Code / Westboro’s Hate / New Bible Translations
We open the phone lines and let you weigh in on three topics. 1) Is the hate speech of the Westboro “Baptist Church” still free speech? 2) Brigham Young University has dismissed a key player from their #3 ranked basketball team for having sex with his girlfriend. The action violated the Mormon school’s honor code and the school has decided that principle trumps a possible national championship. 3) The new translation of the New American Bible (used for the Church’s liturgies) has changed the translations of “booty,” “Holocaust,” and “virgin.” Al explains and then we ask if this is a good thing or bad thing.