Category Archives: Vocal Point

Vocal Point-Wesley J. Smith

Many today are clamoring for “Medicare for All.” But is that really a good idea? Wesley J. Smith, a leading bio-ethicist and a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute, is an author and a columnist whose work often appears in National Review, etc. Smith writes, “Specifically, if the bill [“Medicare for All Act of 2019”] becomes law, kiss ‘medical conscience’ goodbye. Medical-conscience laws protect doctors and other medical professionals from being forced to provide services against their religious or moral beliefs, most notably, around abortion and sterilization.” Wesley J. Smith joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the implications of this bill.

Originally Published April 15, 2019


Vocal Point-Erick Kaardal

A Minnesota woman recently learned that her minor son received hormone therapy against her will or even knowledge on his way, possibly, to a sex-change operation. Anmarie Calgaro is suing the authorities that shepherded her son through this process without her consent.  Erick Kaardal, a special counsel for the Thomas More Society, maintains that her “due process rights were trampled upon when the county and its referred health providers ended her parental control over her minor son without a court order of emancipation.” Kaardal said, “This is an unacceptable situation for any parent and a serious violation of parental and due process rights.” Erick Kaardal joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss this nightmare scenario for this concerned parent.


Vocal Point-Gurpatwant Pannun

Christians are being persecuted in India. So are other religious minorities. Discussing the persecution of Christians in India as well as of Sikhs and other religious minorities is a human rights attorney from India—Gurpatwant Pannun of Sikhs for Justice. He is an American citizen, advocating for religious minorities in his native India. Recently, he was banned by Twitter and by Facebook “after criticizing the human rights record of Indian Prime Minister Modi.” U.S. State Department spokesman, Robert Palladino in 2018 commented on the Sikhs for Justice independence movement, stating: “We have freedom of speech in the United States, we have freedom of association, and these are bedrock principles of American society.” Gurpatwant Pannun joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss religious persecution in India at present.


Vocal Point-Steve Auth

“What am I, a senior executive with one of the country’s largest money managers, doing hailing down strangers at night on the streets of New York City?” So asks Steve Auth, author of the book, The Missionary of Wall Street: From Managing Money to Saving Souls on the Streets of New York. Steve Auth was outwardly Christian as a Catholic, even attending services regularly “when it was convenient. But I kept God in my Sunday-morning box. The other six and a half days of the week were mine. In short, I had no deep love of Jesus in my heart.” But he experienced a spiritual awakening, and now he manages billions of dollars by day and reaches out to souls by night. Steve Auth, “the missionary of Wall Street,” joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss his ministry.