Monday, December 15, 2014

Army chaplain under fire for sharing faith – we have his attorney next on FOT

Captain Joe Lawhorn is a U.S. Army chaplain and recently took part in a suicide prevention training session where he shared his own personal struggles with depression and explained how he got through tough times. That included his use of verses from scripture.  That didn’t sit well with one participant reported the incident to the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, who promptly filed a complaint against Captain Lawhorn.

The result was a Letter of Concern from his commanding officer which is essentially an accusation of proselytizing.  A former captain and atheist posted the complaint online which accused Captain Lawhorn of using “his official position to force his personal religious beliefs on a captive military audience.”
Michael Berry
Tuesday, Captian Lawhorn’s attorney, Michael Berry of Liberty Institute, will join Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll to discuss this case. 
Mr. Berry is Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for Liberty Institute. He joined Liberty Institute in 2013 after serving for seven years as an attorney with the U.S. Marine Corps.
As Director of Military Affairs for Liberty Institute, Mr. Berry’s practice focuses on religious liberty within the armed forces. A recognized subject-matter expert, Mr. Berry has testified before Congress on matters affecting religious liberty in the armed forces and is routinely invited to speak before audiences across the nation about matters affecting religious freedom within the military. 
Tune in to Faith On Trial Tuesday at 9 a.m. and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. (CST) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on IowaCatholicRadio.com.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

How far will we go with transgendered restrooms?

Brad Dacus
Do you know who your daughter will be showering with at school? As the transgendered restroom and locker room movement moves across the country, more and more school districts and cities are adopting policies that allow men and boys to use the locker and rest rooms normally assigned for women and girls.  Recently, a state court ordered a school district to open its girls’ rooms to boys.  Where will this end?

To discuss these and other legal matters, Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institue, will join Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll Tuesday on the next edition of Faith On Trial, on Iowa Catholic Radio.  If you have a school-aged daughter this program will be a must for you.
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Faith On Trial is broadcast every Tuesday at 9 & 9.  If you have comments or questions about the program you can contact Deacon Mike at DeaconMike@IowaCatholicRadio.com or Gina at Gina@IowaCatholicRadio.com.

Monday, December 1, 2014

War on just Christmas or war on Christian beliefs? How the secularists try to quiet believers: this week on FOT.

Tuesday morning join host Deacon Mike Manno and co-host Gina Noll for a lively discussion on “Winning the War onChristmas” and the secular attacks on Christian beliefs.

Tom Brejcha
Joining them for that discussion will be Thomas Brejcha, president, co-founder and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society, one of the leading pro-bono law firms standing up for Christian values.  Tom has been litigating cases in federal and state courts over the last four and a half decades, arguing for the sanctity of life, religious liberty, and family values. For the last 17 years, he has served as president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Society headquartered in Chicago. Serving as an Army Captain in Vietnam during 1969-70, Tom was awarded a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal.
‘Tis the season for attacks on Christ, Christmas, nativity scenes and even Christmas music.  Tune into find out what is being done to defend Christmas, Christian beliefs, and Christian values,Tuesday at 9 a.m. and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. (CST) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on IowaCatholicRadio.com.

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Faith On Trial is broadcast every Tuesday at 9 & 9.  If you have comments or questions about the program you can contact Deacon Mike at DeaconMike@IowaCatholicRadio.com or Gina at Gina@IowaCatholicRadio.com.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Physician assisted suicide: Next on Faith On Trial

Dr. Jacaueline Harvey
Tuesday Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll will welcome Jacqueline C. Harvey, PhD, a bioethicist whose research focuses on state policies that govern life and death, primarily end-of-life legislation, to discuss the effects of the movement towards physician assisted suicide. Dr. Harvey has testified in several states against the legalization of physician assisted suicide, as well as the practice of removing life sustaining medical treatment from patients against their will. Her work has been published in Public Discourse, Human Life Review and various news outlets. Dr. Harvey is currently teaching health policy studies at the University of Michigan Dearborn and is also an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Washington, DC.

Join Deacon Mike, Gina, and Dr. Harvey as they discuss these issues at 9 a.m. (CST) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on IowaCatholicRadio.com.  The program will re-broadcast at 9 p.m. Faith On Trial is underwritten by Attorney Rick McConville and Confluence Brewing Company.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Congressman-Elect David Young is next on FOT

David Young
Tuesday Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll will be visiting with the newly-elected congressman from central Iowa, David Young. He will be replacing retiring Congressman Tom Latham.  David is the former chief of staff to Senator Charles Grassley. We will be discussing issues of conscience protection for health care workers and the future of President Obama’s HHS Mandate.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Federal appeals court gives victory to traditional marriage

Erin Mersino
Tuesday on FOT we’ll welcome back one of our favorite guests, Erin Mersino, senior trail counsel for the Thomas More Law Center.  Erin has recently been involved in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) case that upheld traditional marriage and now is working on the same issue in the Fifth Circuit (Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).

Erin was recently named Legatus’ Defender of the Faith for her work on behalf of the defense of religious liberties.  Legatus is a lay-Catholic of business professionals who demonstrate and live their faith through their Catholic lifestyles.
Join Deacon Mike Manno, Gina Noll, and Erin for a lively discussion of these and other matters Tuesday at 9 & 9 (CST) on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on IowaCatholicRadio.com.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

FOT Tuesday: Is America becoming a Godless nation?

Todd Starnes
Tuesday Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll will host FOX News commentator Todd Starnes, the author of the book “God Less America” a collection of stories documenting the war on religious liberty.

Todd is the award-winning host of FOX News & Commentary — heard daily on hundreds of radio stations around the nation. He also writes a column for FoxNews.com and is a regular contributor to Fox News Channel programs. Throughout his journalism career, Todd has covered a number of high profile stories — taking him from Wall Street to the White House.
Todd is the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Associated Press Mark Twain Award for Storytelling. In 2014 he was awarded the National Religious Broadcaster’s Board of Directors Award.

Much of what Todd has written about in his book has been discussed on Faith On Trial but on very few other media outlets.  This is sure to be an interesting and challenging conversation and it starts at 9 a.m. (CST) on Iowa Catholic Radio 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on IowaCatholicRadio.com.

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