Talking about the "things that matter most" on Aug. 31
4:00 – How Should Christians Understand Homosexuality and Change?
Myth: No one has ever changed their sexual attractions from gay to straight.
Myth: People who work to change their sexual orientation are damaging
Myth: People who attempt to change sexual orientation are doomed to
Myth: People who are religious have sexual hang-ups and are unable to enjoy sex later in life.
Myth: 10% of the general population is either gay, lesbian or bisexual
Dr. Warren Throckmorton is here to address many of these myths of same-sex attraction and tells us how we, as Christians, should understand homosexuality and change.
4:40 – Ban the Burqa?
Claire Berlinski moved to Istanbul five years ago. In the beginning, she was sympathetic to the argument that Turkey’s ban on headscarves in universities and public institutions was grossly discriminatory. She spoke to many women who described veiling themselves as an uncoerced act of faith. Now she says this: “Banning the burqa is without doubt a terrible assault on the ideal of religious liberty. It is the sign of a desperate society. No one wishes for things to have come so far that it is necessary. But they have, and it is.” She is here to make her case.
5:00 – Kresta Comments – TIME Cover Photo
TIME Magazine recently published a very disturbing photo on their cover. The editorial page defended the publication of the photo as necessary to tell the truth of what was really happening. They said that children may be disturbed, but the truth should not be hidden. They said that in the midst of a lot of political rhetoric and hyperbole, sometimes the human toll gets lost and forgotten. Were they talking about a photo of an unborn baby destroyed by abortion? Al has a commentary.
5:20 – The Biblical Roots of the Mass
As a Catholic, do you ever wonder why Jesus is referred to as “the Lamb of God” or why the “Body and Blood” of our Lord distributed at Communion time still look and taste like ordinary bread and wine? If the biblical story of the Mass did not begin at the Last Supper, where did it begin? Answers to these and many more questions will be provided in EWTN’s exclusive new 13-part series, “The Biblical Story of the Mass,” which will air 5 p.m. ET Sundays (with a re-air at 2:30 a.m. ET Fridays), beginning Aug. 29. Co-host Tom Nash is here to discuss it.
5:40 – Justice for the Unborn in Detroit
We check in today with Archbishop Allen Vigneron of the Archdiocese of Detroit for our monthly discussion. This weekend he will be dedicating a gravemarker for 23 aborted babies found in the dumpster of a local abortionist. We talk about that dedication and other items of interest to the Archbishop.