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Hugh Hewitt and New York Times columnist, Bret Stephens, talk about Iran’s latest threats to the United States following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Liberal media outlets are swooning over North Korea’s “sports diplomacy” at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. They’ve even suggested that somehow the North Koreans have outmaneuvered the Trump Administration in the diplomatic arena.
Such assertions are ridiculous. Vice President Pence, representing our country at the Olympics, did the right thing by continuing to shine a light on the threat that North Korea poses to our allies in Asia and to the United States. We cannot be lulled into a sense of complacency. The North Korean regime remains committed to developing nuclear weapons that can reach the American homeland; their rhetoric continues to be sharply hostile to America and American interests around the world; and they continue to commit human rights abuses and atrocities against their own citizens.
If the North Koreans are serious about improving relations with South Korea and de-escalating the tensions that have gripped the Korean Peninsula, it will take more than sending a cheerleading squad to the Olympics.
We should all enjoy the games. But we should not be fooled.
The nation of Australia recently voted by a wide margin to legalize same-sex marriage.
The question turns swiftly now to the issue of religious liberty. Already, the major bill is inadequate when it comes to protecting religious freedom.
The Attorney General of Australia, noting this fact, has suggested that the bill must “make it clear that nothing in the bill makes it unlawful for people to hold and to express the views of their own religion on the subject of marriage.” The sad fact is that the Attorney General even had to state this.
Jeremy Sammut, writing in the Australian version of the Spectator, got it exactly right when he wrote, “Any marriage equality law that does not include comprehensives protections for religious freedom will pave the way for anti-discrimination lawsuits that will single out and force Christians to act against their beliefs.”
We are now seeing that religious liberty is far too quickly sacrificed by those whose chief priority very clearly is this sexual revolution.