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Prayers, Mourning, Politics Follow Orlando Terror Attack

The nightmare lasted three hours (ABC News).  The shooter had been investigated by the FBI and interviewed multiple times (Fox News).  More on that (Fox News).  Many stories note “Shortly before the attack, Mateen, who was born in New York to Afghan parents, called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” (Daily Mail).  Some in the media are starting to realize ISIS is more than just a little unfriendly to gays (CNN).  From Robert Spencer:  The Left has chosen to protect Islam at all costs, even at the expense of its other victim groups. When the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) several years ago ran ads highlighting the mistreatment of gays in Islamic law, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which is its city council, issued a resolution condemning not that mistreatment, but our ads (Front Page Magazine). ISIS announced a threat to Florida three days ago (Gateway Pundit).  From the Wall Street Journal:  Can we finally drop the illusion that the jihadist fires that burn in the Middle East don’t pose an urgent and deadly threat to the American homeland? (WSJ). From John Podhoretz:  …we have an unmistakable indication that Obama finds it astonishingly easy to divorce himself from a reality he doesn’t like — the reality of the Islamist terror war against the United States and how it is moving to our shores in the form of lone-wolf attacks (NY Post).  In a strange opening statement, the Sacramento Bee notes the killing took place “days after the burial of the beloved American Muslim Muhammad Ali” (Sacramento Bee).  A former co-worker said Mateen’s employer refused to deal with his racist comments because he was Muslim (Fox News).  Facebook chose this tragedy to ban Pamela Geller’s Facebook page.  Odd, considering she’s criticizing those who support the attack (Breitbart).  Another story notes “Reddit moderators are actively banning users posting articles discussing Orlando nightclub terrorist Omar Mateen’s religion” (Daily Caller).  One Muslim group is calling for blood donors (ABC).  Politicians got political (Guardian).  From Dr. Michael Brown:  …before we politicize this massacre, we must grieve over it. May the Lord have mercy on the wounded and on the family members of those slain (Townhall).  More on the politics (ABC News).  More on Mateen (Florida Daily).  Mateen followed many of the gun laws (Breitbart).  The media joined the gun control call (Newsbusters).  One story notes “A coalition of civil rights groups planned to hold an event Monday attacking Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims, but cancelled it after 50 people were killed and at least 53 more wounded in a reported Islamic terrorist attack Sunday” (Daily Caller). From Russell Moore:  Let’s call our congregations to pray together. Let’s realize that, in this case, our gay and lesbian neighbors are likely quite scared. Who wouldn’t be? Demonstrate the sacrificial love of Jesus to them. We don’t have to agree on the meaning of marriage and sexuality to love one another and to see the murderous sin of terrorism. Let’s also pray for our leaders who have challenging decisions to make in the midst of crisis. Let’s mobilize our congregations and others to give blood for the victims. Let’s call for governing authorities to do their primary duty of keeping its people safe from evildoers (Russell Moore).  From Dr. Albert Mohler:  The Bible honors weeping with those who weep. A lot of our LGBT neighbors & their families are weeping now. Christians must weep with them (Twitter).  Related audio from President Obama and many others (SONNetwork).

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Davenport: State Lawsuits Over Bathrooms About Federal-State Power

Many cases before the U.S. Supreme Court seem to be about healthcare or education or civil rights but, at a deeper level, they are about federal versus state power.  In fact, that is why 11 states recently sued the Obama administration over federal guidance about transgender bathroom rights.

Historically K-12 education has been a classic matter of local and state control.  But first came No Child Left Behind, then Common Core, now transgender bathrooms, and it would appear that the federal government is very much taking over our schools.  Since the Constitution does not empower the federal government to run education, this is all accomplished by threatening to give or withhold federal funding.

Yes the case is about transgender civil rights, and also the privacy and religious rights of other students.  But it is also an attempt by the federal government to carry out a social experiment on state and local schools.

As Texas governor Greg Abbott put it, “Obama is not king.”

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WaPo’s Philip Rucker on Trump’s Campaign for the Presidency

Hugh Hewitt talks with the Washington Post’s Phillip Rucker about Donald Trump’s troubling antics.

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Hillary’s Woman Card Not Working

Young women aren’t as enamored with her gender as she hoped.  But if gender is just a feeling, as Hillary now claims it is, who’s to say she’s a woman anyway? (CNN).  Two new polls show Hillary with a small, 3 and 4-point lead (Fox News/Rasmussen).  But Trump has hope (Hot Air).  A cluster of films about Hillary probe her many issues (Hollywood Reporter).  Michael Medved warns Republicans to take a positive approach (USA Today).

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Medved: Transgender Awareness in Kindergarten?

Public school officials in Washington State recently revealed an appalling new program to teach transgender awareness beginning in kindergarten as part of a new curriculum that will leave children even more confused and troubled as they approach puberty.

Kindergartners in Washington are now supposed learn that “there are many ways to express gender.” Gender identity is defined by the state as someone’s “inner sense of their own gender,” not to be confused with gender expression which is “the way someone outwardly expresses their gender.”

Fifth graders are encouraged to “identify trusted adults to ask questions about gender identity and sexual orientation”—with no hint here that they might actually look to their parents as those “trusted adults.” It’s hard enough for children to grow up in today’s highly sexualized, often decadent world, but asking them to begin questioning their own “gender identity,” “gender expression” and “sexual orientation” as early as kindergarten is a form of child abuse, in the name of sensitivity.

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THR 6/11/16: Hillary Clinton Did Not Shatter Any Glass Ceilings

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Michael Medved reviews the latest from Trump and Paul Ryan’s response. Hugh Hewitt talks with the Washington Post’s Phillip Rucker about Trump’s troubling antics. Larry Elder, a Trump supporter, has a few words of advice for the candidate regarding the “Mexican” judge comment. Former Lieutenant Governor of New York Betsy McCaughey says that Hillary Clinton did not shatter a glass ceiling and only made history in a narrow, technical sense. Medved looks at Muhammad Ali’s death and how Bernie Sanders and Bill Clinton politicized it. Home Depot Co-founder Bernie Marcus joins the Mike Gallagher Show to share why he is backing Trump. The Hoover Institution’s Lanhee Chen talks about foreign affairs with Hewitt. Mike Rowe, creator of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, tells Dennis Prager that people should NOT follow their passion. He explains why.

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Paul Ryan Is Trying To Influence Trump’s Foreign Policy With New House GOP Plan

Senator Jim Talent joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss foreign policy. He suggested that Speaker Ryan may be trying to send signals to Donald Trump with the House Republicans’ new foreign policy plans. Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at Hughniverse.com.

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