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Ep. 194: World Vision, Chris Rice, and a Win for Religious Liberty

On today’s program, a former World Vision executive is convicted in Israel of aiding a terrorist group, but independent observers say this verdict is a miscarriage of justice.  We’ll have details.  And an independent report into the behavior of Christian musician Chris Rice found what it calls credible evidence of child abuse.  We begin today with a major win for religious liberty.  The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that religious schools can’t be excluded from a Maine program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money.

A final reminder that our fiscal year ends on June 30, at the end of this month.  That’s just a week away.  Our goal for June is $20,000, and so far we’ve raised about $8,000, so we have a ways to go.

So if you would like to help us get back on track and finish the year strong, just hit the donate button at the top of the page.  And if you give during the month of June, we’ll send you a copy of a book I wrote with Christian journalism legend Marvin Olasky called “Prodigal Press:  Confronting The Anti-Christian Bias of the American News Media.”

The producers for today’s program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh.  We get database and other technical support from Cathy Goddard, Stephen DuBarry, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth. Writers who contributed to today’s program include Anne Stych, Steve Rabey, Kim Roberts, Bob Smietana, Shannon Cuthrell, Jesse T. Jackson, Jessica Lea, Mark Sherman, and Christina Darnell.

Special thanks to the website Church Leaders for contributing material for this week’s podcast.

Until next time, may God bless you.