20 Burst results for "Megan Basham"

Who Is Controlling the American Church?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:36 min | 4 months ago

Who Is Controlling the American Church?

"Who is controlling the American church. What if I told you that the federal government had infiltrated parts of American evangelical Christianity? Well, Megan basham from the daily wire has done some amazing investigative reporting on this and research Megan. Welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Thanks so much for having me, Charlie. So Megan, tell us you had an amazing video that I watched and I wanted to have you on the program. So build it out for us. How was the American church really infiltrated by left wing COVID narratives in the midst of the last two years? Well, you know, we've done a couple of extensive reports on this and they were all kind of condensed in that video. And it really started at the beginning of COVID when the federal government dispatched Frances Collins to he was the head of the NIH, the national Institutes of health, Anthony Fauci's boss, and he was dispatched to convince evangelicals to stop being resistant. And he's been very clear and on record on tape saying, I was sent to deal with evangelical resistance to lockdowns to mask mandates to vaccine mandates. So he went into churches. He had a lot of really strong relationships with what you might call the elite evangelical class, some very well-known pastors like Tim Keller, Rick Warren, and stetzer at the Billy Graham center at Wheaton college, Russell Moore, who was then head of the public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., which is the Southern Baptist convention. So just a really influential people. And he drew on those friendships to do interviews, podcasts, where he was presented as the strong Christian brother. To come on and give advice on how and why to submit to all of these COVID rules. And when he presented these things, he didn't do it just from a medical point of view. He, along with these pastors, presented it as this is how you show your love for Jesus. This is how you obey the gospel. And that was really something that they didn't just say, look, we're presenting a scientific point of view. Here is one scientist you might want to listen to. They didn't present any counter points of view from the scientific community, but that they really punched it up with if you want to love your neighbor. If you want to obey Christ, this is how you do it.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:58 min | 5 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"I'm talking to Lucas miles he has written a number of books. The book I'm holding in my hand is the Christian left. And you are the one of the co hosts of the church boys podcast all over the place. You live in this world and you've seen this, I just imagine, since I had lost friends, you've probably lost friends who they simply don't understand where you're coming from. Yeah, I mean, I shared this in several places that in 2016, we lost about 40% of our church for and I didn't wear Red Hat. I didn't have a Trump banner on the stage. I didn't talk about even endorsing particular candidates, but I did a series teaching about biblical views related to issues of the election of the upcoming election 2016. We had about 40% of our church leave over about a 30 day point. That sounds very healthy. It sounds like they finally realized, uh oh, I guess I'm not a Christian. I'll see you later. Yeah, that's kind of what happens, kind of what it felt like. And look, I'm going to red state with a super majority, but we're in a blue county. Look, this is a healthy sifting. People have to deal with these issues. There's no way around it. And the idea that politics can be divorced from faith or faith from politics, that's another cudgel that the left uses simply to shut up. Yeah, silence you. People of faith. I mean, imagine wilberforce saying, my faith compels me to use the political process to abolish the slave trade, tons of people in his day, told him, keep your faith to yourself. We're not interested in your faith. And he thought, well, I'm interested in doing what God calls me to do, and I'm going to do it, and I'm going to live with the results. I mean, this is exactly what we've seen in the book of acts of basically, look, I appreciate what you're saying, but I'm going to listen to God instead of you. And I'm going to show up in the temple the next day in preach. I think the decision that every single Christian has to make is, are we going to just bow down to the state? Are we going to bow down to the government or are we going to submit to

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:07 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"It is world changing. Yes, it is. World changing. I don't want to say what it was about. You can look on the web. It's 2000 mules. We're all involved in commenting on the information that we saw. It is astonishing. Astonishing folks, I promise you, 2000 mules, we're all in it. Alvin, I got to say this too. Suzanne and I had the outrageous privilege of being invited by pat Boone to go to his home in Beverly Hills and have dinner with him. And we went to pat Boone's home and had dinner with just the three of us and his dog shadow. And I have to say, I love pat Boone so much. He's such an amazing man. And everything that came out of his mouth, I wanted to say stop stop. We need to get this on the radio. Everything he says, at least to my mind is so fascinating. I thought, don't waste it on me and Suzanne and shadow, we need you to get so he's going to come on this program. He has a book coming out with the title if. So he's going to come on this program to talk about that and I think within the next couple of months. But he also is in a movie called the Mulligan. It's a golf movie. He was telling us all about it over dinner, and I just said, hey, pat. You need to talk about this on the air. This is very exciting. He's just doing so much and he just shared all this stuff with us. He's telling us stories about Arthur Godfrey. Frank's intra John Wayne. He just sang a duet with are you ready? And Margaret. She's 81 putting out an album of duets. He's saying it duet with her. He played it for us and his living room. I mean, the whole thing was like out of a dream and yet I wasn't sleeping..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:00 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Let's just align with the Bible. And if people want to say that political and so be it, you know, that seems to be the new tag to say, well, you know, you're right wing or I'm not interested in that. If my values align with the Bible and you're calling that right wing, that's not my problem. Well, I mean, everywhere I go, I speak about this. The idea that being against slavery is a political thing. Being against the Nazis is a political thing. There's no way out of this. But the idea that there might be his satanic, it's a way to silence people of faith and what your article points out is that many people of faith have complied. They have gone along with this to the point where they've joined those sneering at people trying to make genuine statements based on their faith. They've been sneered at by some of the people that you're that you're writing about. Christianity today, I mean, they were never a bastion of right wing thinking, but they seem to have taken a strong leftward turn. I'm not sure what they have to say about any of this today since I can't read them anymore. Well, I was going to say, you know, two things that I'll just be very specific 'cause that's what I do. That's what I did in the article that you know I think Christianity today needs to address two things, which is platforming Frances Collins in a webinar and calling him a champion. A man who believes in the sanctity of human life, that's one and number two, either the article where at stetzer who was in an editor Christianity today, shamed other Christians for believing in conspiracy theories like the lab leak theory. That article just disappeared. There was no editor's note. There was no explanation. It just was taken off the website and you had to go to the wayback machines to find it where it was still archived. They've never addressed that. So I think as a journalistic institution, you need to explain, why did an article disappear with no editors, no notification. That's not super ethical. Well, and let's face it, we're talking about complicity with an evil communist regime called China who have done things unspeakable things. Things I can barely reference on a program like this. They are the enemies of faith. They are openly wickedly atheistic. They crush dissent. They crush people of faith. So when you are working in a lab there or you are getting funding to do work in a lab in a place like that, if you call yourself a Christian, it strikes me that you are extremely culpable if you don't deal with it openly. And that's kind of what we have now. And of course, we have organs like Christianity today, that they seem not to feel that this is that there's any journalistic imperative in speaking about that. So.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:21 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Hey folks, if you could make money off of abortion or pornography, would you do it? I hope the answer is no. But I want to tell you Robert Nestlé the founder of inspire insight dot com. He was the president of his local pro life pregnancy center. When he discovered that he owned investments in three companies, manufacturing abortion drugs. Well, God helped him to see that he was making money from abortion pornography LGBT activism and the list goes on. And that's why he created inspire insight dot com inspire insight dot com gives you instant access to biblical values data on over 23,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs, so you can invest to the glory of God. You need to go to inspire insight dot com today and screen your four-o-one-ks, IRAs and other investment accounts I did and I was shocked and now I'm able to clean out the junk and invest in companies actually doing good things go to inspire insight dot com today and register for free. That's inspire insight dot com go there. Folks I'm talking to Megan basham. Or is it basham? Megan, we're gonna go with whatever you say. You know, it's your name. We're talking to Megan basham and I want to say there's so much in the article. It's so important and it's just wonderful that you and the daily wire are doing genuine journalism. I want to ask you this more in the article about transgender research, LGBTQ issues. Talk about that if you would. Right. So, you know, part of this is I think we've seen this discussion of the fetal tissue research pearl lifers are very strong on this. But it's a discussion we've been having for a long time as Christians amongst ourselves. And so I think in some sense the headline out of that maybe wasn't as shocking as some of the other stuff that came up about Francis Collins, and in particular, I found material that he launched an initiative. And when you look it up online, you can go take a look at it. It's a four or 5 year funding of what they're calling sexual and gender minorities. And at the front of it, you see Francis Collins face a nice picture of him in a nice letter where he declares himself an ally and an advocate of the LGBT community. Now, that's really hard to reconcile with an Orthodox Christian faith. And beyond that, you go on the ground, he didn't just say that he didn't just, you know, I have to pair these words to be able to work in government. You saw that play out in the kind of funding that came out of this initiative that Francis Collins put his name and his face to and that included transgender research where a study in California where they were giving opposite sex hormones to children as young as 8 years old. They were performing mastectomies on girls as young as 13. And I spoke to another reporter who's been doing really diligent work on this issue and he told me Megan we're talking about some of these kids were in the foster care system. They had nobody looking out for them. These are kids who they're not protected and they're being used in this way and they're being part of research. It's being funded out of the NIH. And this is the guy that they're holding up to us as the Christian leader that we can trust and listen to on these medical questions. And so that was pretty shocking to find that information and you go, how do his values align with the broad swath of Christians around the country? I think it's really hard to argue that they do, because all of his policy seem to align perfectly with a pretty extreme leftist agenda. But see, this is the issue that you see in extreme leftist agenda. One would have expected Christian leaders in the evangelical camp to however lovingly always take a clear stand with regard to the killing of the unborn with regard to the question of how many sexes there are. What kind of sexual activity is warranted according to the faith? These are basic things and how one deals with it is a secondary issue, but somehow it seems that being loving means now for folks like this that we kind of muddied this line. We blur this line enough, it seems to me practically to encourage people to do the wrong thing to think the wrong thing. That's where it becomes scandalous. Well, it isn't strange that things that are pretty nuanced and gray areas like masks and vaccinations became a hardline you must do this in a very legalistic way. And things that the Bible is quite clear on like the sanctity of human life and sexual and sexual ethics and gender identity and at the body belongs to God and he made them male and female. Those things were making nuanced when they're not. And so that was really part of the odd process of covering this story is going. The things that should be key principle things have been relegated to gray areas and the things that are already gray are now being made first order business..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:21 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"To the witness of the church. What I see there so much here and again, thank you, Megan basham for writing this article at the daily wire because it helps us navigate this. But there is so much here to be unpacked, so to speak. When you talk about all of this, when anyone talks about this, it's inevitable that I will think of the German church in the 1930s principally because I wrote a biography of Dietrich bonhoeffer and you were able to see how good people a good people who identified as Christians and as Christian leaders made gasly decisions, ghastly mistakes. Some of them eventually saw it, but almost all who did see it of the few who did see it. They woke up when it was too late. They didn't realize they had been played by the government used by the government as pawns because it's human nature or sinful human nature as we all want power. We all want to feel that we're on the right side of things. That seems to be at the heart of this article that you've written, that there was eager complicity in spreading these what amounts to propaganda for the COVID cause. Right. And to be very specific here about propaganda, it wasn't just things that may be very debatable now, like the mask situation, like the lockdown situation, we're now seeing evidence that lockdowns didn't really do much. But it was also some really specific stuff like the lab leak theory that Francis Collins had a personal vested interest in suppressing. So that's something that Congress is looking into now, but you go, the church participated in that, you know, they put out essays saying it is a conspiracy theory to discuss the lab leak theory. I know because my friend Francis Collins told me. And it sinful to spread that kind of gos and you went, wow, okay, so now you have in some part become a collusion with suppressing pretty relevant information that we as a culture need to be talking about. It really is extraordinary. I've put the article out on my Twitter account on all of my social media accounts and I want to encourage people to spread the word. It is at the daily wire, the author is Megan,.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:51 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"So there are some things I was willing to give people a pass on. But that one, I go, there's very unlikely that they would not have known that. These leaders who are ostensibly by their own claims very close to Francis Collins is highly unlikely that they would not have known his position on these issues. And to give you one example, Christianity today did a webinar with him and presented him as a man who values the sanctity of human life. That was explicitly what they said. Well, I think when you look at his record, you go, a lot of pro lifers would not recognize themselves in a person who says that he believes that look we have access to this material, we should just use it. And that's kind of his argument. And again, very important to point out, he hasn't just said, I allowed this to happen while I'm in the government. It's not my choice. He has argued for that kind of research. Well, because directed record level spending towards it. John Merrick has been on this program many times before and referred to these kinds of things and said, listen, if you found out or maybe it was me who brought it up, but if you found out that Emmett Till was murdered, but as a result of this murder, but we can use some of his organs and we've been able to do some things. Most people would be properly horrified, scandalized, repulsed to the point that they would say, I would rather die than somehow benefit from his murder. But that leap, which is no leap. It's not being made by folks like Francis Collins on the contrary. They seem to wave it away, genuinely cavalierly. That's the impression I get. We're talking folks to Megan basham who has written an important article for the daily wire will be right back. Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Talbot have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:56 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Back soon. Thank you. Thank you so much for having me. Are we going to be folks welcome back what an unbelievable conversation with Meghan batch chum ladies and gentlemen go to daily wire, find her article. You can find it on all of my social media and I will send out an email probably today with the article in there, but the word needs to get out. About that article. Alban, I want to say some positive things before we jump back into the dumpster with John murak. Positive things. I was recently at world outreach church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, oh my goodness. I had dinner with our friends Victoria Jackson and her husband Paul. Crazy time hanging out with Victoria. The next night I had the real privilege of dinner with Mario marilla and his wife Michelle, we need to get back him back on the program. He's as they say next level. And then the night after that, I had dinner with Keith Getty. Because I thought, hey, I'm alone in the Tennessee area. And so a number of Friends reached out and I but there are 5 other friends that now live there and I wasn't able to see. So it's kind of crazy, but I had a good time, but then I flew to California. Suzanne had a birthday and I wanted her to join me. We did a secret project with dinesh de Souza. Larry I mean, I've sent out I put out pictures, but Larry elder was there. Sebastian gorka was there. I'm trying to think it was like, Sebastian gorka was a dinesh just who's a ran the whole thing. Yeah. And yeah, and what's his name? The big guy, big Jewish guy that's part of Salem. You're not talking about Dennis prager. Yeah, what's the secret Jewish get out of here? No, I thought he was. Dennis prager was there, but I'm trying to think who wasn't there. It was just about everybody that I can think of, obviously, Charlie Kirk was there. Anyway, I put a picture out of the whole gang of us. Sebastian gorka. Well, yeah, it was, it was an amazing time. And dinesh is making a film called 2000 mules. It is world changing. Yes, it is. World changing. I don't want to say what it was about. You can look on the web. It's 2000 mules. We're all involved in commenting on the information that we saw. It is astonishing. Astonishing folks, I promise you, 2000 mules, we're all in it. And I got to say this too. Suzanne and I had the outrageous privilege of being invited by pat Boone to go to his home in Beverly Hills and have dinner with him. And we went to pat Boone's home and had dinner with just the three of us and his dog shadow. And I have to say, I love pat Boone so much. He's such an amazing man. And everything that came out of his mouth, I wanted to say, stop stop. We need to get this on the radio. Everything he says at least to my mind is so fascinating. I thought, don't waste it on me and Suzanne and shadow, we need you to get so he's going to come on this program. He has a book coming out with the title if. So he's going to come on this program to talk about that and I think within the next couple of months. But he also is in a movie called the Mulligan. It's a golf movie. He was telling us all about it over dinner and I just said, hey, pat. You need to talk about this on the air. This is very exciting. He's just doing so much. And he just shared all this stuff with us. He's telling us stories about Arthur Godfrey. Frank Sinatra. John Wayne. He just sang a duet with are you ready? And Margaret, she's 81 putting out an album of duets. He's saying you do it with her. He played it for us, and it is living room. I mean, the whole thing was like out of a dream and yet I wasn't sleeping..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

07:42 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Code. Eric. Folks we're talking to Megan basham about some very disturbing things. She's written an article a daily wire called how the federal government used evangelical leaders to spread COVID propaganda to churches. Megan, what I find interesting is that after I wrote my book on bonhoff, and then advocated for the pro life GOP leader whom we know as Donald Trump, people said, Eric, don't you understand that the church has to be very careful about getting cozy with political leaders and on and on. You know, telling me everything that not only do I know about it, but I've written books really where that's the subtext. But people seem only to get this in one direction. They don't see how often in the past the church have been big suckers for the left. And I'm not sure why that is, but that seems to be the case here when you have people somehow eagerly going along with things. They ought to be very wary, almost cynical of the approaches made to them. The overtures made to them by the federal government. We've seen it on both sides, but now of course we're seeing it from the left. Well, and maybe that was part of the most interesting element of the story. This wasn't much of an opinion piece. I editorialized a bit. It was sort of a longer form that allowed for that. But yeah, a lot of people went, is this not Christian nationalism? They are getting directly in bed with the federal governments, have we not been told that every time the church gets involved with politics, gets in bed with politics, it makes a horrible baby. I think I've heard quotes like that from various pastors and how is this not that? And I go, I don't know, and this isn't just that. This is that in a very formal way that we didn't see on the other side. This was quite specifically going. We are launching the at the Billy Graham center our launching a website partnered with the CDC. So those were questions that we should have asked. I think that there should have been a lot of wisdom applied in a lot of pausing going before we launched something with the CDC and the NIH and in direct partnership with the federal government. Let's ask some questions. I mean, that's the most disturbing part of this for me is to have Billy Graham's name touching any of this. Certain times I have to say, I think it's a genuine mistake. It comes out of ignorance. I think Franklin Graham's advocacy for the vaccine is different from the advocacy of some others. I won't go into why, but I think that what's interesting to me, the subtext again is that over the decades, certain voices that we might have expected to speak out on certain issues, social issues, they've fallen silent. Rick Warren at the top of the list, people who have been in a way, I guess making peace with the left. I think their idea would be that we don't want to be political. We think being political is bad. So you can see where the thinking comes from. Tim Keller has practically made a career of preaching sermons in which he says conservatives say this and liberals say this, but the gospel says this creating what can be a false equivalency and some drawing some false parallels. But you understand why it's just that circumstances have come to a place where it's more obvious. I guess that's how I see it. Right. And you know, it's hard to get more politicized than a lot of this COVID policy where it came from who's been initiating these policies who has the power to keep you in your home and to keep you masked and to keep you vaccinated if you want to keep your job. So, you know, it's been interesting to go, it doesn't get much more political than that. And as far as being politicized, I'm pretty weary of that conversation because I go look, let's just align with the Bible. And if people want to say that political then so be it, you know, that seems to be the new tag to say, well, you know, you're right wing or I'm not interested in that. If my values align with the Bible and you're calling that right wing, that's not my problem. Well, I mean, everywhere I go, I speak about this. The idea that being against slavery is the political thing. Being against the Nazis is a political thing. There's no way out of this. But the idea that there might be is satanic. It's a way to silence people of faith and what your article points out is that many people of faith have complied. They have gone along with this to the point where they've joined those sneering at people trying to make genuine statements based on their faith. They've been sneered at by some of the people that you're that you're writing about. Christianity today, I mean, they were never a bastion of right wing thinking, but they seem to have taken a strong leftward turn. I'm not sure what they have to say about any of this today since I can't read them anymore. Well, I was going to say, you know, two things that I'll just be very specific because that's what I do. That's what I did in the article that you know I think Christianity today needs to address two things, which is platforming Frances Collins in a webinar and calling him a champion. A man who believes in the sanctity of human life, that's one, and number two, either the article where at stetzer who was in an editor Christianity today, shamed other Christians for believing in conspiracy theories like the lab leak theory, that article just disappeared. There was no editor's note. There was no explanation. It just was taken off the website and you had to go to the wayback machine to find it where it was still archived. They've never addressed that. So I think as a journalistic institution, you need to explain, why did an article disappear with no editors no notification? That's not super ethical. Well, and let's face it, we're talking about complicity with an evil communist regime called China who have done things unspeakable things. Things I can barely reference on a program like this. They are the enemies of faith. They are openly wickedly atheistic. They crush dissent. They crush people of faith. So when you are working in a lab there or you are getting funding to do work in a lab in a place like that, if you call yourself a Christian, it strikes me that you are extremely culpable if you don't deal with it openly. And that's kind of what we have now and of course we have organs like Christianity today, that they seem not to feel that this is that there's any journalistic imperative in speaking about that. So we're living in very divided times, Megan, we need to have you back to continue the conversation, but I just want to say thank you for the work you've done, especially in this article and we'll have you.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:04 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Business. Have you gotten any significant pushback about this article that you've written for the daily wired came out? What about four days ago? Yeah, you know, I haven't. And that's been interesting because as I said in the article, I reached out to everyone, and I tried to get them to help me understand. Help me understand how you supported this man, not just had him on as a guest who offer an opinion, but platformed him as a strong Christian brother, a man you can trust, a man of great integrity and national treasure. These are all direct quotes, help me understand how you reconcile that with his record. No one would get back to me. None of them. Everyone has gone silence. So that's been pretty interesting to go. I would love to hear the defense, no one's trying to make one yet. And I'll be honest when they do, and I suspect at some point people are going to have to sort of address this. It needs to not be a Christianity today. And that's not self serving us to say, it needs to not be a friendly promotional outlet that took part in this. So you can't do it at the gospel coalition. You can't do it at Christianity today. For that matter, you shouldn't do it at The Washington Post either. It doesn't have to be me, but it has to be some serious adversarial journalist who's going to ask tough questions. Well, I mean, this is really the story underneath the story that places that we would have trusted a handful of years ago, gospel coalition Christianity today seemed to have veered rather dramatically left and it's the advent of Trump, I think that made everyone a crazy and divided us. And I'm not blaming Trump. I'm saying that somehow he was the catalyst for this strange division. There's an article in today's New York Times, which I don't recommend. I can't recommend The New York Times ever. Nor can I recommend the article by David Brooks, but sort of the same drum beat. This idea that there are these sane evangelicals who are who are fighting for the soul of the Christian church. And then there are these others. I'm glad that I wasn't mentioned who seemed to have gone over to the dark side. All this bizarre stuff, but it seems to be the larger issue. When we come back, we'll continue the conversation folks talking to Megan. Bash him. She has written an article very important article that appeared in daily wire. We'll be right back. Hey folks, if you listen to this program, of course, you've heard me talk at infinitum about my pillow and my friend Mike lyndell. Well, Mike is just announced that you will receive one of his books and the book is next level insane. It is called, what are the odds from crack addict to CEO? It's his story. You will receive an absolutely free with any purchase using the promo code Eric..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:31 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"So join the moyne movement today. Go to moin fox dot com slash Eric right now listeners to this show get free fillet mignon for a year, not kidding, moin box dot com slash Eric. Folks, I'm talking to Megan basham. Or is it basham? Fashion. Megan, we're gonna go with whatever you say. You know, it's your name. We're talking to Megan basham and I want to say there's so much in the article. It's so important and it's just wonderful that you and the daily wire are doing genuine journalism. I want to ask you this more in the article about transgender research, LGBTQ issues. Talk about that if you would. Right. So, you know, part of this is I think we've seen this discussion of the fetal tissue research, pro lifers are very strong on this. But it's a discussion we've been having for a long time as Christians amongst ourselves. And so I think in some sense the headline out of that, maybe wasn't as shocking as some of the other stuff that came up about Francis Collins, and in particular, I found material that he launched an initiative. And when you look it up online, you can go take a look at it. It's a four or 5 year funding of what they're calling sexual and gender minorities. And at the front of it, you see Francis Collins face a nice picture of him in a nice letter where he declares himself an ally and an advocate of the LGBT community. Now, that's really hard to reconcile with an Orthodox Christian faith. And beyond that, you go on the ground, he didn't just say that he didn't just, you know, I have to pair these words to be able to work in government. You saw that play out in the kind of funding that came out of this initiative that Francis Collins put his name and his face to and that included transgender research where a study in California where they were giving opposite sex hormones to children as young as 8 years old. They were performing mastectomies on girls as young as 13. And I spoke to another reporter who's been doing really diligent work on this issue and he told me Megan we're talking about some of these kids were in the foster care system. They had nobody looking out for them. These are kids who they're not protected and they're being used in this way and they're being part of research. It's being funded out of the NIH. And this is the guy that they're holding up to us as the Christian leader that we can trust and listen to on these medical questions. And so that was pretty shocking to find that information and you go, how do his values align with the broad swath of Christians around the country? I think it's really hard to argue that they do, because all of his policy seem to align perfectly with a pretty extreme leftist agenda. But see, this is the issue. That you see an extreme leftist agenda. One would have expected Christian leaders in the evangelical camp to however lovingly always take a clear stand with regard to the killing of the unborn with regard to the question of how many sexes there are. What kind of sexual activity is warranted according to the faith? These are basic things and how one deals with it is a secondary issue. But somehow it seems that being loving means now for folks like this that we kind of muddied this line. We blur this line enough, it seems to me practically to encourage people to do the wrong thing to think the wrong thing. That's where it becomes scandalous. Well, and isn't it strange that things that are pretty nuanced and gray areas like masks and vaccinations became a hard line you must do this in a very legalistic way. And things that the Bible is quite clear on like the sanctity of human life and sexual and sexual ethics and gender identity and that the body belongs to God and he made the male and female, those things were making nuanced when they're not. And so that was really part of the odd process of covering this story is going the things that should be key principle things have been relegated to gray areas and the things that are already gray are now being made first order business..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:29 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"To the witness of the church. What I see there so much here and again, thank you, Megan basham for writing this article at the daily wire because it helps us navigate this. But there is so much here to be unpacked so to speak. When you talk about all of this, when anyone talks about this, it's inevitable that I will think of the German church in the 1930s principally because I wrote a biography Dietrich bonhoeffer and you were able to see how good people a good people who identified as Christians and as Christian leaders made gasly decisions, ghastly mistakes. Some of them eventually saw it. But almost all who did see it of the few who did see it, they woke up when it was too late. They didn't realize they had been played by the government used by the government as pawns because it's human nature or sinful human nature as we all want power. We all want to feel that we're on the right side of things. That seems to be at the heart of this article that you've written that there was eager complicity in spreading these what amounts to propaganda for the COVID cause. Right. And to be very specific here about propaganda. It wasn't just things that may be very debatable now, like the mask situation, like the lockdown situation. We're now seeing evidence that lockdowns didn't really do much. But it was also some really specific stuff like the lab leak theory that Francis Collins had a personal vested interest in suppressing. So that's something that Congress is looking into now, but you go, the church participated in that, you know, they've put out essays saying it is a conspiracy theory to discuss the laby theory. I know because my friend Francis Collins told me. And it sinful to spread that kind of gossip and you went, wow, okay, so now you have in some part become a collusion with suppressing pretty relevant information that we as a culture need to be talking about. It really is extraordinary. I've put the article out on my Twitter account on all of my social media accounts and I want to encourage people to spread the word. It is at the daily wire, the author is Megan, basham BA, SHA, M, Megan, I've seen your name a million times. I've obviously pronounced it infrequently. We'll be.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

08:06 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Folks welcome back. I'm talking to Megan bash. How do you say Megan? Fashion. Are you sure? Yes, I'm sure I've been hearing that's appropriate. I don't know why. Pass them, making bash them. Okay, what's your name? Okay. Megan, you've written an article for daily wire. Now you've been working for daily wire for what a year now where before that you were with world magazine? Correct. Did you feel a freedom at world to write articles like this? Because I feel that the world has shifted so dramatically, you referenced Christianity today, which it breaks my heart, but they seem to be fully on board with some things that I would have bet anything a few years ago they would not have been on board with. They would have been more careful. Was the climate at world and I don't know whether you can comment on this, but was the climate at world such that you were able to write this kind of thing or should you not talk about that? We did some of this work at world not on this particular subject, but if I can highly recommend world's podcast the world and everything in it, we did some segments on this type of thing on CRT. And we would get more into those controversial type of topics, but I will say in France and things have shifted a little bit at world lately. I won't talk too much about that. But I will say I'm the print side, I felt that there was a sense that I don't know, maybe that it is somehow unchristian to dig into some of these stories. It felt like naming names, even though that is reportedly, that is journalistic to let's be very clear when we say Francis Collins, we're using it as a metaphor. We don't mean it literally. You mentioned Rick Warren, you mentioned Tim Keller. As I said earlier, it seems to me that a divide has happened in what's called the evangelical church. And I just want to be public about saying I couldn't care less about the evangelical church. I care about the church. I care about Jesus. You know, people use these terms that can become meaningless, right? So there are many people listen to this program of various stripes. But when we're talking about the evangelical church, Francis Collins was until recently a hero. He spoke at the national prayer breakfast the year before I did and his kind of folksy pulling out a guitar and playing some sort of a hymn at the end of his speech inspired me to sing amazing grace, a cappella of the year that I spoke. So this was somebody who was well within the mainstream of evangelical figures, much more than I was for sure. And yet he seems as you're saying to have drifted really dramatically. When you talk about what happened with the fetal research in Pittsburgh that was reported on at the federalist Johns merak has written about this, it is so gruesome and so monstrous that to not compare it to doctor Mengele and what the Nazi doctors did would be wrong. You must, I mean, I don't see how you don't make that leap. So then the question is and I can ask you whether you touch on this in the article, how does Collins get around that? Well, I think probably the part of the scandal is the article is that he has not had to get around that really. As far as within the upper echelons of church leaders and you know something I really do want to point out, Eric is when you spoke at the fair breakfast, you took that opportunity to actually do what we talk about Christians in the Daniel position in the halls of Babylon. You spoke some truth to power about abortion and about the cause of life. That's not what Francis Collins has been doing there. And I think that's really important to point out and so he has managed to do this with the character references of a lot of powerful people in the church of Rick Warren of Tim Keller. And you ask yourself, do they know or do they not know? Now, like I said, there are some things I think you can't not know at this point about Francis Collins, and it felt like sort of a willful ignoring of that. Other things that hopefully will get to here. They may not have known yet. I don't know how public some of it was, even though it was out in the WebSphere. But they gave strong character references for him. And when you're someone, I saw a piece today from radio host, who's a Christian who said, I trusted them. I, when they told me, this was a good guy. I believed them, and I didn't look any deeper than that. So a lot of people, I think felt that way, felt. This is a good guy. They told me so. Well, that's the way it works. That's the way most human beings process information. You don't have time to do all the research yourself. So you find people that you trust and you say, I assume he's done the work. So Collins has been kind of having it both ways and very recently thanks to journalists like you. He's been outed as someone that we ought not to trust. When you talk about the propaganda that's been pushed on the vaccines and on the masks and how the government use these people, that's what I find interesting is how willingly they were used. You refer, I think, I don't know if it was a podcast that Tim Keller was involved with or NT right was involved with. You remember that part of the article? Well, there were so many podcasts and there were so many joint interviews that, yeah, I mean, it took some time to document them all, but yes. So there was both of those. There was one with anti right and there was one with Keller. There was almost one with everyone I felt like. Well, I think you characterize them as sneering at people. I guess like me and my audience who don't seem to have gotten the memo that getting an experimental vaccine that might give you a heart attack or destroy your reproductive future. Is vital is important. More information comes out daily talking about how ineffective the vaccines are, how many questions there were, how many problems there are. But we're supposed to not talk about this. I guess that's what I find offensive is that you're dealing with the lives of people other than yourself. You're speaking, telling people what they should and shouldn't do. And you don't seem to, you know, Christian love, agape love is to care about other people to put them before oneself. And these leaders seem not to be doing that. Well, and I think the point there is you go, there are a lot of issues there that could have been left to Christian liberty and maybe pastors didn't need to have hard line messages to deliver on that at all. And yet they were at the behest of Collins. And yes, I mean, I think you can characterize and he write and call in saying of these people. They claim Jesus is my vaccine or Satan can't get into my church. Those were the quotes. And you go, that's pretty flippant, right? That's not going, let's weigh the evidence and we think they're wrong. Here's why we think they're wrong. It was very dismissive. And I think you have to say unkind to put it that way. And by the same token, they did that with churches that decided to start gathering earlier than Francis Collins thought they should in these interviews, Keller characterized John mcarthur's church as the I can't remember specifically John mcarthur, but it was churches that were starting to gather churches that were defying lockdown orders as the bad and ugly good bad and ugly Christian responses to lockdown. So you go, that's where you go. Where was the Christian liberty there? Where was there saying, let this servant of God answer to his master as he believes he's being called to answer? That wasn't the take that they had. The take was these guys are doing unchristian things that are damaging.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:43 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Folks welcome back. I'm talking to Megan bash. How do you say Megan? Fashion. Are you sure? Yes, I'm sure I've been hearing that's appropriate. I don't know why. Pass them, making bash them. Okay, what's your name? Okay. Megan, you've written an article for daily wire. Now you've been working for daily wire for what a year now where before that you were with world magazine? Correct. Did you feel a freedom at world to write articles like this? Because I feel that the world has shifted so dramatically, you referenced Christianity today, which it breaks my heart, but they seem to be fully on board with some things that I would have bet anything a few years ago they would not have been on board with. They would have been more careful. Was the climate at world and I don't know whether you can comment on this, but was the climate at world such that you were able to write this kind of thing or should you not talk about that? We did some of this work at world not on this particular subject, but if I can highly recommend world's podcast the world and everything in it, we did some segments on this type of thing on CRT. And we would get more into those controversial type of topics, but I will say in France and things have shifted a little bit at world lately. I won't talk too much about that. But I will say I'm the print side, I felt that there was a sense that I don't know, maybe that it is somehow unchristian to dig into some of these stories. It felt like naming names, even though that is reportedly, that is journalistic to let's be very clear when we say Francis Collins, we're using it as a metaphor. We don't mean it literally.

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Daily Wire's Megan Basham on the Shift in Print Media

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:43 min | 6 months ago

Daily Wire's Megan Basham on the Shift in Print Media

"Folks welcome back. I'm talking to Megan bash. How do you say Megan? Fashion. Are you sure? Yes, I'm sure I've been hearing that's appropriate. I don't know why. Pass them, making bash them. Okay, what's your name? Okay. Megan, you've written an article for daily wire. Now you've been working for daily wire for what a year now where before that you were with world magazine? Correct. Did you feel a freedom at world to write articles like this? Because I feel that the world has shifted so dramatically, you referenced Christianity today, which it breaks my heart, but they seem to be fully on board with some things that I would have bet anything a few years ago they would not have been on board with. They would have been more careful. Was the climate at world and I don't know whether you can comment on this, but was the climate at world such that you were able to write this kind of thing or should you not talk about that? We did some of this work at world not on this particular subject, but if I can highly recommend world's podcast the world and everything in it, we did some segments on this type of thing on CRT. And we would get more into those controversial type of topics, but I will say in France and things have shifted a little bit at world lately. I won't talk too much about that. But I will say I'm the print side, I felt that there was a sense that I don't know, maybe that it is somehow unchristian to dig into some of these stories. It felt like naming names, even though that is reportedly, that is journalistic to let's be very clear when we say Francis Collins, we're using it as a metaphor. We don't mean it literally.

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:24 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Public. So there are some things I was willing to give people a pass on. But that one, I go, there's very unlikely that they would not have known that. These leaders who are ostensibly by their own claims very close to Francis Collins is highly unlikely that they would not have known his position on these issues. And to give you one example, Christianity today did a webinar with him and presented him as a man who values the sanctity of human life. That was explicitly what they said. Well, I think when you look at his record, you go, a lot of pro lifers would not recognize themselves in a person who says that he believes that look we have access to this material, we should just use it. And that's kind of his argument. And again, very important to point out, he hasn't just said, I allowed this to happen while I'm in the government. It's not my choice. He has argued for that kind of research. Well, because directed record level spending towards it. John mayak has been on this program many times before and referred to these kinds of things and said, listen, if you found out or maybe it was me who brought it up, but if you found out that, you know, Emmett Till was murdered, but as a result of this murder, but we can use some of his organs and we've been able to do some things. Most people would be properly horrified, scandalized, repulsed to the point that they would say, I would rather die than somehow benefit from his murder. But that leap, which is no leap. It's not being made by folks like Francis Collins on the contrary. They seem to wave it away, genuinely cavalierly. That's the impression I get. We're talking folks to Megan basham who has written an important article for the daily wire will be right back. Hey folks, I've got to tell you a secret about relief factor that the father son owners Pete and Seth. Taubman have never made a big deal about, but I think it is a big deal. I really do. They sell the three week quick start pack for just 1995 to anyone struggling from pain like neck shoulder back, hip or knee pain, 1995, about a dollar a day. But what they haven't broadcasted much is that every time they sell a three week quick start, they lose money. In fact, they don't even break even until about four to 5 months after if you keep ordering it. Friends, that's huge. People don't keep ordering relief factor month after month if it doesn't work. So yes, Pete and Seth are literally on a mission to help as many people as possible deal with their pain. They really do put their money where their mouths are. So if you're in pain from exercise or even just getting older or the three week quick start from 1995, let's see if we can get you out of pain too, but relief factor dot com relief factor dot com or call 805 108 three 8 four 805 108 three 8 four relief factor dot com. I use it, it works. Hey folks, if you could make money off of abortion or pornography, would you do it? I hope the answer is no. But I want to tell you Robert net's the founder of inspire insight dot com. He was the president of his local pro life pregnancy center when he discovered that he owned investments in three companies manufacturing abortion drugs. Well, God helped him to see that he was making money from abortion pornography LGBT activism and the list goes on. And that's why he created inspire insight dot com inspire insight dot com gives you instant access to biblical values data on over 23,000 stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. So you can invest to the glory of God. You need to go to inspire insight dot com today and screen your four-o-one-ks, IRAs and other investment accounts I did and I was shocked. Now I'm able to clean out the junk and invest in companies actually doing good things go to inspire insight dot com today and register for free. That's inspire insight dot com go there..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

06:19 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"So let's just start with. The central thesis. But then I want to ask you how it is that you came to write about it. But what is this for people listening and folks trust me, this is very important, so please listen carefully. But Megan, tell us, what is the central thesis of the article? Well, if you're someone who's been following the major news cycle, you've seen probably revelations that doctor Anthony Fauci and doctor Francis Collins, the head of the national Institutes of health, leaked, there were emails that leaked that revealed that they were suppressing information about some important COVID facts that we now believe it probably leaked from a lab, we now have a lot of good evidence that masks were not that helpful. It's evolving every day. And so essentially the thesis is that the federal government, particularly Frances Collins in his role at the NIH, used his reputation as a man of great Christian faith and his connections and friendships with a lot of Christian leaders to come into churches and urge pastors to use their platforms to spread the narrative. He wanted spread to their congregations. This is a big deal, I'll say it again and again, again, in case anybody is not tracking what you write about in this article, which is a daily wire is scandalous. It's horrifying. And what happens to me whenever I read something like this is first I'm scandalized, but the same time I'm doubly scandalized by the fact that others haven't written about it that we're told we're not supposed to talk about this. It makes me angry as an American, certainly as a Christian infuriates me, disgusts me that we're living at a time when it takes this long for someone like you for the daily wire, which is not a Christian news site, but a standard place where journalism gets done to do something about this to write something about this. Your implicating a number of people that many folks like me would have considered friends even heroes in some cases, you mentioned Rick Warren, you mentioned NT right. You mentioned Tim Keller. Of course, you mentioned Francis Collins. Fauci, I think most people know is discredited disgraced at best a curious figure. But. Why did you wait until now to write about this? What was the provenance of the article for you? Because there's so much here and it's going all the way back almost two years. Well, you know, like everyone else, I'm a Christian myself. I'm an evangelical. I'm assuming most of your audience is. And I was just kind of one of the targets sitting around receiving the messaging of wearing a mask is loving your neighbor, getting vaccinated is loving your neighbor that there were no opinions outside of that range that this is what loving your neighbor looks like. I mean, we had some leaders like Beth Moore, explicitly say, wearing a mask is following Jesus. So that's more is that a lot of silly things in the last few years. So we can discount her. But let me just say that there have been what part of what your article leads to for me and we don't have to get there immediately. But just to mention it, is that what has happened since Trump and then since COVID and then since the election is that there has been a division within what we would call the evangelical church. And of course, there are tons of people who listen to this program who wouldn't call themselves evangelicals. But they're tracking and they're noticing that people like me have said, don't get the vaccine or be wary of the vaccine or masks are preposterous. And many of us have seen these kinds of things at least as threats to our freedom, at least as suspicious, but what you're saying in this article is that not only has the government pushed a narrative, which, which is what we've come to expect and it's part of the thesis that I've been laying out here. But the idea that church leaders evangelical church leaders, many of whom had been greatly respected have been used. Excuse me, used by the government to push this narrative and have gone along very willingly, very, very willingly. When you mention Collins, I hardly know what to think about Francis Collins anymore. Say what you say in your article, again, the articles at the daily wire. But about what his reaction was to some of the disturbing news regarding abortions and research, touch on that if you would. Right. Well, so part of the reason I went into that is because these leaders were very explicitly platforming Frances Collins in many interviews jointly with the CDC with the Department of Health and Human Services. So we need to understand that the government was very sort of deeply involved in his Christian media tour. You might call it. And when you look into France's Collins, and you hear these statements that he is a national treasure. He's a Christian brother. I'll say Rick Warren said this is he presented him. This is a man of integrity, a man you can trust. And then you look at Francis Francis Collins record. And it's pretty appalling. So he has vociferously argued for fetal tissue research, obtained by abortions. And that includes some very gruesome experiments at the university of Pittsburgh that involved harvesting organs from full term babies. It involved grafting infant scalps onto lab rats. And this was not secret information. I think I need to make that very clear that it's not like I went and dug this up somewhere. This is something that was pretty widely known. The federalist had done some great reporting on the university of Pittsburgh research. But Frances Collins record and his own statements and position on fetal tissue research are extremely public..

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:20 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Meghan welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. Happy to be here. What you wrote is so important, it is horrifying, it's scandalous. So let's just start with. The central thesis. But then I want to ask you how it is that you came to write about it. But what is this for people listening and folks trust me, this is very important, so please listen carefully. But Megan, tell us, what is the central thesis of the article? Well, if you're someone who's been following the major news cycle, you've seen probably revelations that doctor Anthony Fauci and doctor Francis Collins, the head of the national Institutes of health, leaked, there were emails that leaked that revealed that they were suppressing information about some important COVID facts that we now believe it probably leaked from a lab, we now have a lot of good evidence that masks were not that helpful. It's evolving every day. And so essentially the thesis is that the federal government, particularly Frances Collins in his role at the NIH, used his reputation as a man of great Christian faith and his connections and friendships with a lot of Christian leaders to come into churches and urge pastors to use their platforms to spread the narrative. He wanted spread to their congregations. This is a big deal, I'll say it again and again, again, in case anybody is not tracking what you write about in this article, which is a daily wire is scandalous. It's horrifying. And what happens to me whenever I read something like this is first I'm scandalized, but the same time I'm doubly scandalized by the fact that others haven't written about it that we're told we're not supposed to talk about this. It makes me angry as an American, certainly as a Christian infuriates me, disgusts me that we're living at a time when it takes this long for someone like you for the daily wire, which is not a Christian news site, but a standard place where journalism gets done to do something about this to write something

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Megan Basham: How the Gov't Used Evangelical Leaders to Spread Covid Propaganda

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:20 min | 6 months ago

Megan Basham: How the Gov't Used Evangelical Leaders to Spread Covid Propaganda

"Meghan welcome to the program. Thanks for having me. Happy to be here. What you wrote is so important, it is horrifying, it's scandalous. So let's just start with. The central thesis. But then I want to ask you how it is that you came to write about it. But what is this for people listening and folks trust me, this is very important, so please listen carefully. But Megan, tell us, what is the central thesis of the article? Well, if you're someone who's been following the major news cycle, you've seen probably revelations that doctor Anthony Fauci and doctor Francis Collins, the head of the national Institutes of health, leaked, there were emails that leaked that revealed that they were suppressing information about some important COVID facts that we now believe it probably leaked from a lab, we now have a lot of good evidence that masks were not that helpful. It's evolving every day. And so essentially the thesis is that the federal government, particularly Frances Collins in his role at the NIH, used his reputation as a man of great Christian faith and his connections and friendships with a lot of Christian leaders to come into churches and urge pastors to use their platforms to spread the narrative. He wanted spread to their congregations. This is a big deal, I'll say it again and again, again, in case anybody is not tracking what you write about in this article, which is a daily wire is scandalous. It's horrifying. And what happens to me whenever I read something like this is first I'm scandalized, but the same time I'm doubly scandalized by the fact that others haven't written about it that we're told we're not supposed to talk about this. It makes me angry as an American, certainly as a Christian infuriates me, disgusts me that we're living at a time when it takes this long for someone like you for the daily wire, which is not a Christian news site, but a standard place where journalism gets done to do something about this to write something

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"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:44 min | 6 months ago

"megan basham" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

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