Radio Topics 2010, May 03

  1. Aired: Article: Hawaii lamakers pass civil unions bill
    1. Source:
    2. "Legislators in Hawaii have passed a civil unions bill that would give same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples."
    3. "The state House's last-minute political maneuvering is unfortunate for the people of Hawaii who have voiced their support for traditional marriage," [Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona]he said in a statement. "If the Legislature wanted to establish the equivalent of same-sex marriage, they should have put it on the ballot for the people to decide."
    4. "House Bill 444 provides state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples. Voting came as a surprise on the last day of the legislative session, affiliates reported."
    5. "Supporters such as Equality Hawaii said they hadn't expected a vote Thursday but were pleased with the outcome. Say, the House speaker, said he was proud of having passed the bill."
    6. "I'm happy that it's finally done," supporter Vincent Rosa told KGMB. "The vote was taken and democracy was at work at this capital."
    7. "Five U.S. states and the District of Columbia issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Hawaii would join New Jersey in allowing civil unions."
    8. "Three states -- Rhode Island, New York, and Maryland -- recognize same-sex marriages from other states, according to the conference."
    9. "California recognizes same-sex marriages performed during six months in 2008 after its Supreme Court granted same-sex couples the right to marry and before the passage of Proposition 8, which overturned the court's decision."
    1. Comments:  Citing biblical reasons for this showing that this is wrong (Lev. 18:22; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Rom. 1:26-28) will have no influence on the politically liberals who only do what is right in their own eyes.  So we must ask where willit end?  Who is next in demanding their political rights as a couple?  What about pedophilia or bestiality?  These are also sexual practices.  Should they, too, be protected by law?  If homosexuality is protected legally, why not those as well?
    2. What can we do?
      1. Pray, Vote, Complain
      2. Col. 4:5-6, "Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.   6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person."
      3. 1 Tim. 1:5, "But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."
  2. Census will report same-sex couples, gay groups see opportunity 
  3. Article:  Ariz. gov signs bill revising new immigration law
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    2. "Friday signed a follow-on bill approved by Arizona legislators that make revisions to the state's sweeping law against illegal immigration - changes she says should quell concerns that the measure will lead to racial profiling. The law requires local and state law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country illegally, and makes it a state crime to be in the United States illegally.
  4. Article:  Filming animals in the wild is a breach of their privacy.
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    2. "Dr Brett Mills, of the University of East Anglia, said broadcasters treat all wildlife as 'fair game' and deny them privacy from prying human eyes."
    3. "He claimed that seeking out secretive creatures was 'unethical' and compared putting pin-hole cameras in birds' nests to intrusive Big Brother-style CCTV."
    4. He said, "We can never really know if animals are giving consent, but they often do engage in forms of behaviour which suggest they'd rather not encounter humans, such as running away or building a burrow."
    5. He continued: 'There are many activities which animals engage in which are common to wildlife documentary stories but which are rendered extremely private in the human realm.
    6. He said: 'How can you say whether an animal wants to be filmed? No animal will understand the concept.'

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.