DR Radio: Gender-Bending Disney and Bible Museums

In this short taster edition of DR Radio, Jay, Brian, and Hadley talk about some gender-bending controversy at Disney, the Museum of the Bible hype, and Hadley recommends some good Christmas presents.

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Show Notes, November 28, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to the November 28th edition of Dead Reckoning Radio! I am Jay Friesen joined  by the lovely Hadley Heath Manning and “the guy on the right”, Dr. Brian G. Mattson. We are excited to be joining you live on Facebook right now as we record. And for those of you on the podcast, thank you so much for listening!

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We have an extended quick takes and we’ll have a chat about the Museum of the Bible! And you’ll be pleased to know that Hadley’s doing our recommendation today and of course, a single game of wit and whimsey: “Who Said It?” Trump vs. Siri

Before we dive in, one last thing: Dead Reckoning is a 501©3 organization and is supported by your generous donations and today’s show sponsor, Alliance Defending Freedom,  Defending your right to freely live out your faith! You can find out more and thank them for helping make this show possible at www.adflegal.org.

Quick Takes 

  • Tax Reform Update – The Senate is poised to pass their version of the tax reform bill.  Hadley, bring us up to speed!
  • Project “Veritas”? Citizen “journalist” James O’Keefe has made a lot of headlines by performing undercover “sting” operations through his organization, Project Veritas. Alas, sometimes there’s not enough “veritas” — which means “truth.” The Washington Post caught Project Veritas trying to peddle a fake story about Senate candidate Roy Moore. What do you guys make of this?
  • Gender Confusion in Delaware – WORLD Magazine reports that “Delaware is pushing a new state regulation that would allow children to self-select their name, gender, and race without parental consent.

The policy, proposed earlier this month by the state’s Department of Education, would allow public schools to bypass parental consent to student changes involving “protected characteristics,” including race, gender, and sexual orientation, if the school deems the parents unsupportive.”

  • Gender Confusion at Disney – A recent episode of Star v. The Forces of Evil on Disney’s XD Channel featured a scene lauded by LGBT group as bold and groundbreaking. A boy character dresses as a Princess only to be outed in the climactic scene. A disguise may not seem like a big deal, but the reaction of the others in the scene is. They exclaim things like, “Princesses can be hairy,” and “He can be a Princess if he wants.” We guess the “forces of evil” includes people who think that boys are boys and girls are girls.
  • So, straight from Disney’s imagination to public policy! Yay!
  • Abortion Rates – Abortion rates in the US have declined again, which we think is obviously good news. If only Planned Parenthood thought so, too.
  • DIY Death – Speaking of untimely death, a conference in Canada is set to unveil their new DIY euthanasia machine they call “sarco.” Just climb in, push a button, and the machine will kill you. Lovely, just lovely, isn’t it?


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[Game] “Who Said It?” Trump vs. Siri

  1. Predictive text: “Thanks for the big connection and you know the kids are down to the big party this weekend and I hope you know I hope you are having a great time in our new home and enjoying the holidays and the new year is going well in the new year. “


Trump: “I don’t know — I mean, they go out in a boat and they think, I guess, they’re — you know, they’ve got a wonderful boat, they’ve had it for years, it can weather anything.”

  1. Predictive text: “I don’t know it is a great idea for a while but that’s Hamilton inspired and just in case you’re interested in getting a new one or something like that would be big it would be awesome.”

Trump: “You have to know whether or not you continue to have the momentum, and if you don’t have it, that’s OK. Because you’re going to go on and you’re going to learn and you’re going to do things that are great.”

3 predictive text: “I think I have a working phone you know that I can use to send you a copy frankly of the summer out of the house and honestly are getting a new one in the afternoon for a few days.”

Trump: “That’s amazing.  And we really appreciate what you’ve done in terms of showing us something very special.  And your whole group, these are really special, amazing people.”

  1. Predictive text: “Administration and the kids are down to the question I’ve received every week since we arrived in the you know same place as the last time we had a great time in the middle of the Iowa corn fields with a few more days of us.”

Trump: “This should have been handled eight years ago and four years ago and, honestly, and 15 years ago and 28 years ago and 25 years ago.”

Segment One: Museum of the Bible

Last week the half-a-billion dollar Museum of the Bible enjoyed its grand opening in Washington, D.C. Sitting a block from the national mall, the massive museum is dedicated to one thing: the Bible: particularly, its history, its narrative, and its impact on the world.

Some have been skeptical of the museum, which we think might be because people just don’t like the dastardly people who founded it: the Green Family of Hobby Lobby fame.  But, it’s been getting pretty favorable reviews from all sorts of secular outfits.

Let’s talk about the museum! And, more importantly, let’s talk about the thing the museum is, you know, actually about: the Bible!

Segment Two: DR Recommends (Hadley) 

Christmas gift ideas for mom.

  1. Roomba
  2. Instacart
  3. A real nice planner: notes, lists, meal planning, pockets for notes…
  4. Put a few cards, some pens, a roll of stamps into a shoebox for that occasion.
  5. Audible
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