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Obama at the UN, the new military and religious freedom, the Emmys, and alienating on purpose
Today’s news and commentary by Cal Thomas on President Obama’s speech at the UN, plus: the final part of a three-part series on the clash between religious freedom and military imperatives two years after repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” TW&E’s media critic Megan Basham on why television’s Emmy Awards have little to do with public taste, WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky on how not to influence public opinion, and more
Cruz control: Reporter Jim Henry on Republican Ted Cruz’s marathon Senate speech advocating a defunding of Obamacare.
UN: Secretary of State John Kerry announced the signing of United Nations treaty, which requires new regulations on dealers that import guns and other conventional weapons from overseas. Second Amendment concerns in the Senate will likely block ratification.
Colorado flooding: The flood waters are gone from Colorado, and that final 6 people who were unaccounted for have checked in or are presumed dead. At one point 600 people were on that list. The death toll for the once-in-a-thousand-year flood stands at 9.
Religion: D.C. ministry’s Ten Commandments monument vandalized.
Commentary: President Obama’s UN speech
Commentator Cal Thomas says: “The president said America has been humbled by its foreign adventures. Humility and retreat are not a policy, unless we plan to surrender to Islamists. He didn’t articulate America’s foreign policy, because he doesn’t have one. Islamic fundamentalists can only be encouraged by this speech. They include Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, who wants to suddenly make nice with President Obama in large part to ease crushing economic sanctions.”
Part 3: LGBT rights, religious freedom, and the new military
Two years after “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal: the last of a three-part series on the clash between the military’s normalization of open homosexuality in the armed services and the religious liberty of servicemembers who object. A current investigation of a sergeant at Lackland Air Force Base raises the question of whether the new military can tolerate religious orthodoxy.
Why television’s Emmy Awards have little to do with public taste
Megan Basham is the lead entertainment editor for WORLD News Group. Read her article, “Awards show with an agenda.”
Alienating others on purpose
WORLD News Group editor in chief Marvin Olasky offers a cautionary tale about how not to influence public opinion.