Today, Monday, October 27th through Wednesday, October 29th -- between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. central -- I will fill in for Kerby Anderson on Point of View, a Christian radio talk show based in Dallas.  It's heard on 360 stations.

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Call in with your questions or comments at (800) 351-1212.

Here is just a taste of some of my topics today 

Ebola Nurse Expresses Concern About Africans Dying, but has Contempt for Americans' Right to Be Protected

I am a nurse who has just returned to the U.S. after working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone - an Ebola-affected country. I have been quarantined in New Jersey. This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those who will follow me.

I am scared about how health care workers will be treated at airports when they declare that they have been fighting Ebola in West Africa. 
I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and see a frenzy of disorganization, fear and, most frightening, quarantine.

read her column and some intriguing analysis

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" ridicules Obama & Ebola Czar

SNL Cold Open Ridicules Obama on Ebola -  
SNL Cold Open Ridicules Obama on Ebola - " Probably One of My Greatest Accomplishments "
Out of sync with MSNBC, NBC's Saturday Night Live opened last night with a skit in which "President Obama" acknowledged the ineptitude of his administration and "Ron Klain," the Ebola Czar, conceded to a reporter that he has no medical expertise.

Picking up on poor Democratic prospects in the mid-term elections, the comedy show then had Klain warning "the Ebola virus actually flourishes in warmer climates," so "if you live in a southern state, such as Louisiana, Arkansas, or Kentucky, you actually may want to avoid any large public spaces like, say, a polling booth." An "exception, however, is that we believe Latinos in red states may actually have an immunity to Ebola."

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Ex-CBS reporter's book reveals how liberal media protects Obama

Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so.

When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, "I give up, Sharyl . . . I'll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess."

Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn't like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. "G********, Sharyl!" he screamed at her. "The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You're the only one who's not reasonable!"

Two of her former bosses, CBS Evening News executive producers Jim Murphy and Rick Kaplan, called her a "pit bull."

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Obama's 'curse'? Democrats run against president 

The conventional wisdom espoused by the mainstream media is Democrats polling poorly in this year's midterm elections are distancing themselves from President Obama, a sentiment captured vividly in an editorial in the Los Angeles Times Thursday describing how, "Democratic candidates are racing away from Obama like Wile E. Coyote running from a lighted stick of dynamite."

In fact, a closer look reveals, rather than running away from him, many Democrats are running against the president, often lambasting Obama with scathing rhetoric one might expect to come from only Republicans and almost uniformly putting as much daylight between themselves and his policies as possible.

This is especially true in key races that will decide control of the Senate, as illustrated by recent quotes from Democratic candidates.

Alison for Kentucky TV Ad  
Alison for Kentucky TV Ad "Skeet Shooting"

"Let me tell you, the White House, when they look down the front lawn the last person they want to see coming is me," warned Democrat Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado during a debate.

Sen. Mark Begich, the Democratic incumbent from Alaska, at least admitted to voting for Obama, but quickly added in a newspaper interview that his vote was "irrelevant" because, "The president's not relevant. He's gone in two years." But he didn't stop there, promising the Washington Post, "I'll be a thorn in his [posterior]," adding, "There's times when I'm a total thorn, you know, and he doesn't appreciate it." Going even further, the senator insisted he "took on Obama" to fight for oil drilling in Alaska and would "bang him (the president) over the head a few times" on the need to drill.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas paused during his debate before making his closing statement to make sure everyone knew, "I voted against every budget that President Obama has offered."

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Obama To Sharpton: Voter ID Laws No Barrier to 'Overwhelming Majority' of People Who Don't Vote

How about that, maybe those wild-eyed assertions that Barack Obama isn't who he claims to be aren't far off the mark after all. Once liberals hear his latest remarks on voter ID laws, they just might conclude that Obama is a Manchurian candidate -- for conservatives.

The president was a guest on Al Sharpton's radio show Tuesday -- yes, "the Rev" has a radio program but hardly anyone listens because it's even more dreary and predictable than the awful dreck he serves up on MSNBC.

In a shocking turn of events for those of us occasionally required to listen to Sharpton, his program on Tuesday with Obama calling in made for delightful radio when the subject turned to voter ID laws.

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Guns in senior portraits OK if done tastefully, school board says

You've seen those senior class photos of kids posing with footballs and musical instruments.

Now graduating seniors attending a central Nebraska school district are free to pose with firearms for their school yearbook picture, as long as it's done tastefully.

School board members voted 6-0 Monday to allow such photos in the Broken Bow Public Schools after parents pressed for the change, according to Superintendent Mark Sievering.

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Toys 'R Us pulls "Breaking Bad" themed dolls which featured a detachable bag of meth after Florida mom objected

The Breaking Bad vet took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the retailer for yanking Breaking Bad-themed dolls from its stores earlier this week after some petition pressure from a Florida mother.

In her online petition, which gathered 9,000-plus signatures, Susan Meyers said that Toys "R" Us' decision to "sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children's toys is a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values."

Bryan Cranston-who starred as meth kingpin Walter White for five seasons on the Emmy-winning drama-expressed his Twitter disapproval on Monday when Toys "R" Us confirmed the removal of all Walter White and Jesse Pinkman dolls, noting that the action figures were on an "indefinite sabbatical."

Cranston tweeted: "'Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.' I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest."

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The criminalization of Christianity is here

Kahnh Huynh knows something about living in a society devoid of freedom of religion, speech and association.

He was one of millions in Communist Vietnam who fled the police state in rickety boats, got sent to re-education prison camps for the Christian faith or political views or was killed for opposing totalitarianism.

In Kahnh's case, he risked his life for a chance he and his children could live free in America.

"We could not express our freedom of religion and belief," he told WND. "We paid ... to come to our country (the U.S.), that recognizes human rights of speech and religion."

Today, Kahnh is a U.S. citizen and Christian pastor whose sermons and communications about homosexuality are being subpoenaed by the lesbian mayor of Houston under the city's "non-discrimination" law Mayor Annise Parker says was all about her.

Erik Stanley and Pastor Khanh Huynh discuss Houston subpoenas of sermons on Huckabee 
Erik Stanley and Pastor Khanh Huynh discuss lesbian
Houston mayor's subpoenas of sermons on Huckabee
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Rik Swartzwelder, the writer, director and primary actor of Old Fashioned, chats with Adam McManus in this Sneak Peak about the desperate need in our culture for chivalry to make a comeback.

"I grew up in a culture that taught me to objectify, to not respect, to not be concerned with the damage I was doing to myself or others by playing carelessly in the field of romance," confessed Rik Swartzwelder in this revealing and personal conversation with McManus.  "I ended up going down a lot of roads I wish I hadn't gone down."  

That's why he feels especially convicted about wanting "to uphold - without apology -- a Biblical, Godly standard for dating, even though our culture doesn't affirm it... Oftentimes God takes our brokenness and turns that into the greatest point of healing for others."

Forty drafts of a movie script and 10 years later, Swartzwelder has completed Old Fashioned in which he portrays Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who settled down to run an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town after trusting Christ.  He's immediately drawn to Amber Hewson, portrayed by Elizabeth Ann Roberts, a free-spirited woman with a restless soul who's intrigued by his old fashioned convictions.

"If you're up late at night watching TV with your girlfriend at 3:00 in the morning, laying on the couch, our biology is designed to go in a certain direction," admits Swartzwelder.  "Insomuch as we learn to respect boundaries in dating, the better we'll be in respecting boundaries in marriage."

No wonder Clay has a standard of not even being in a room alone with a woman before marriage and proclaims, "Nothing good happens after 11:00 p.m."

Swartzwelder's willingness to swim upstream against the cultural currents led him to champion his favorite quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. in the film. "Our lives begin to end the moment we remain silent about the things that matter."  He's not na´ve though.  He expects his ideas and his film to be ridiculed.  "I'm not afraid of pushback from culture or to be made fun of on The Daily Show or have The Huffington Post jab at us because - for lack of a better word - we're 'old fashioned' in our thinking, because it does matter."

Old Fashioned goes head to head with the S&M-filled debauchery of 50 Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day, 2015.  May the faith-filled David take out the God-hating Goliath once again.

Listen to the interview
Tune in to hear my interview of Max Lucado about his new book "Before Amen" on Wednesday, October 29 @ 1:00 p.m.

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