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February 17, 2023

Megachurches Making a Difference - on Good News Friday

We start the program with another black history hero. Today’s hero is Stephen Smith. Next, we work through David and Tim’s stack of good news. In Africa, terrorism is being fought by the US government. More Christian programs are being introduced into public schools. A megachurch in Florida requires its members to agree affirm the biblical definition of marriage. In Fort Worth, Texas, a megachurch gets involved in school board elections and turns things around.

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About WallBuilders Live!

WallBuilders Live! is the daily, half-hour program of David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. David is a nationally known Christian author and historian. Together with co-host Rick Green, WallBuilders Live! meets at the intersection of faith and politics, capturing the ideas of America’s Founding Fathers and applying them to the news and issues of today.

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Safeguarding State Sovereignty: Faith, Governance, and the Fight Against Overreach

Prepare to navigate the delicate interplay of spirituality and governance as we're joined by Audria Decker of the Pro Family Legislative Network. In an era where the lines between the constitutional and the biblical seem increasingly blurred, we dissect the symbiotic relationship between faith-based perspectives and legislative processes. Our robust discussion reveals the often-unseen influence of state legislators and the innovative solutions they come up with. But it's not all smooth sailing; we cast a discerning eye on the Uniform Law Commission's leanings, an area of government not expected to have an agenda. The episode takes a sharp turn into the realm of public health emergencies, where the definition and scope feel alarmingly broad, potentially encroaching on state sovereignty and personal freedoms. We unearth the risks of unchecked executive powers and the looming shadow of international regulatory bodies over state governance. Applauding the preemptive measures of legislators in Louisiana and Alabama, we discuss the crafting of laws that push back against overreach and international interference. Our narrative weaves through the potential for a national moral rebirth, with state representatives at the forefront, defending constitutional liberties and advocating for governance rooted in biblical values. Heed this call to action, to converse with their legislators, and to stay vigilant in safeguarding the precious tenets of our republic. Support the show

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Friday, April 19

Eclipses, Promises, Policy and Everything In Between, on Good News Friday!

Have you ever found yourself awestruck by the wonders above us? Prepare to be uplifted, as we recount the serene beauty of the recent eclipse, where pandemonium predictions were eclipsed by tranquility. We then journey to Rochester, New York, to witness a promise forty-six years in the making, where the bond between a science teacher and his students defies time, drawn together by the celestial ballet of the sun and moon. As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of COVID rights violations, we explore the ramifications of the vaccine mandates being rolled back at two California universities. This move has sparked conversations on the shifting health landscape, the interplay of risk and freedom, and the intricate dance between policy and science. Your perspective on health autonomy and the role of educational institutions in public health might find new roots as we thread through this complex tapestry of change. Finally, we look at the contrasting legal landscapes across the U. S. when it comes to combating child sex trafficking, juxtaposing California's leniency against Texas and Florida's stringency. The conversation culminates with a narrative of empowerment, highlighting civic engagement in Fort Worth, Texas, where the community's voice reshaped education curricula. These stories, ranging from the ethereal to the earthly, from the cosmos to the core of our communities, are set to inspire and invoke a spirit of active participation in shaping the world around us. Join us for an episode that promises to resonate with your heart, challenge your mind, and embolden your actions. Support the show

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Thursday, April 18

When the Government Tells You How to Use Your Property - On Foundations of Freedom Thursday

Is it fair for a single landowner's decision to potentially reshape the agricultural landscape of an entire community? We grapple with the urgent conversation about property rights versus the communal interest in preserving farmland, as prime agricultural spaces face the threat of becoming solar farms. We dissect this complex issue through a biblical lens, while also considering the constitutional rights enshrined in the Fifth Amendment. Our vibrant dialogue uncovers the challenges a young county commissioner might encounter as they strive to make choices that honor both individual freedoms and the broader good. Venturing further into the intricacies of land use, we shine a spotlight on the Beef Initiative in Texas and the unintended consequences of government incentives on the free market. Our discussion reveals the delicate balance between liberty and the necessity for regulations that reflect the collective vision of land stewardship. In a candid response to a listener's concern, we also pay tribute to the diverse tapestry of American history, acknowledging the significant Catholic figures who played pivotal roles in shaping our nation. As we navigate through these chapters of discourse, our aim is to empower listeners with a deeper understanding of the intersection between history, policy, and ethics. Support the show

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Wednesday, April 17

What to do When the First Amendment Free Speech is on the Line?

When the gavel fell on Rebecca Lavrenz's trial, the echo rang through the hearts of many who hold the Constitution dear. We peel back the layers of a courtroom that felt more like a political stage than a beacon of justice, as we recount the gripping trial of a praying grandmother and Constitution coach. Rebecca's conviction has sparked a national conversation, now fueled by figures like Donald Trump and Elon Musk, about the bedrock principles of our republic and the First Amendment. We take you inside the trial to dissect the troubling nuances and share the palpable frustration over a verdict that seems to stand at odds with the ideals we cherish. With Rebecca's faith and fighting spirit as the undercurrent, this episode explores the potential for her conviction to reach the highest court in the land. We're not just commenting from the sidelines; we're in the thick of it, discussing how political leanings of judges may weigh upon the scales of justice and the constitutional arguments poised to form the bulwark of an appeal. As we draw parallels to historical figures who've faced the furnace for their convictions, we ponder the ironic possibility that Rebecca's case may amplify the very freedoms it sought to silence and stir public debate over the justice system's impartiality. Our conversation shifts from outrage to action, as we hear her impassioned call for a cultural renaissance rooted in civic responsibility and godly values. Through tales of resilience and the rallying cry to 'Make America Godly Again, ' Rebecca inspires listeners to become catalysts of change in their communities. This is more than a podcast—it's a clarion call. And for those seeking the full, unfiltered account, the entire exchange awaits at PatriotU on the Tavern show, a testament to the unwavering support for Rebecca and the restoration of the values we hold dear. Support the show

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Tuesday, April 16

Chaplains Shining a Light of Hope in Our Public Schools

Discover the crossroads where belief, society, and governance converge as we bring to light the significant influence Chaplains can have in public schools. Joined by dedicated advocate Rocky Malloy, we delve deep into the constitutional debates and historical practices that are shaping the conversation around religious roles in educational settings. We provide evidence showing the profound benefits of chaplains in schools, from fostering moral support to actively reducing crime and preventing suicide. Take a step back in time with us to explore Thomas Jefferson's actions following his famous correspondence with the Danbury Baptists, and unravel the true intentions behind the often-misinterpreted concept of the separation of church and state. We paint a picture of the historical norms of religious figures in government roles, challenging modern-day assumptions and inviting a reconsideration of how we integrate faith into our public institutions. Our guest shares compelling international cases that exemplify the success of chaplains in the fabric of school life, inspiring a call to action for adopting similar models in states all across the nation. Wrapping up, we stress the paramount importance of aligning educational choices with family values, advocating for both school choice and the integration of chaplains in public schools. The addition of chaplains could very well be the cornerstone of a value-driven, supportive educational environment. We encourage our listeners to take a proactive stance in their communities, reinforcing the potential for chaplains to craft a foundation of faith and purpose for our young people. Support the show

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