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Concerns about Cuba, cultural sideshows, the church and homosexual marriage
Today’s news and a conversation with Sebastian Arcos about the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, plus: commentator Cal Thomas says the culture is fixated on trivialities, author Michael Brown discusses the church and homosexual marriage, and more
Baltimore riots: A state of emergency in Baltimore today as gangs turned violent after the funeral of an African American man who died while in the custody of Baltimore Police.
Nepal: Rescue workers are still struggling to reach remote villages on Mount Everest, after they were buried behind walls of snow and earth.
Ransoms: The Obama administration may be reconsidering a long held policy against families of terror hostages paying ransom.
SCOTUS: The Supreme Court will hear two and a half hours of argument in four consolidated cases on the meaning of marriage.
Religious rights: A Kentucky court said Monday: The government cannot force a T-shirt printer to produce promotional items for an LGBT event in violation of his religious beliefs.
Attorney General: Loretta Lynch is as qualified to be the nation’s top law enforcement officer as was Eric Holder, according to Vice President Joe Biden as Lynch was sworn in as the next attorney general of the United States.
Christians: Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in China is at a 10-year high.
Business news: Earnings season is in full swing, but while earnings have been better than expected, expectations have been low.
Concerns about normalizing relations with Cuba
As the White House moves ahead with plans to open an embassy in Havana, Corporate America has not yet caught the vision of normalizing relations and establishing trade with the Castro dictatorship.
Sebastian Arcos, associate director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University and native of Cuba, speaks with WORLD Radio’s Jim Henry about his thoughts on the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize relations with his home country.
Commentary: Cultural sideshows
Commentator Cal Thomas says, “This constant feeding of our lower nature and fixation on what not long ago was regarded as bizarre, even perverted, is contributing to a warped culture and the devaluing of the qualities necessary to stabilize society.”
The church and homosexual marriage
Michael Brown is author of the book Can You Be Gay and Christian?: Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality (Frontline Books, 2014).