Worth Mentioning - Week of September 25 0

Here is a run down of the various topics we considered for the show, including the raw notes from us.

Every week we try to include some interesting pop culture information along with some heavier topics that impact Christians in our world today and then later polish them into the show notes before broadcast.

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First ‘three person baby’ born using new method: Playing God or wisely utilizing science for a better world?

Modern Family is being “modern” again

We lost two star athletes in the last week. RIP Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez

Something brewing in Texas: Gov. Abbott has a restriction he’s pushing in TX to require the cremation or burial of fetal remains. I’m curious about whether this is a smart pro-life move or something to just rally the base and and that it won’t pass in January anyway.

Transgender “Right” to Parenthood?

Parents with identity confusion -  Now that gay marriage is the law of the land, it’s treated as a forgone conclusion and now the ever vigilant left needs a new oppressed people to rally around. The new vogue oppressed people are the transgendered and their cause is the “right” to be a parent. This can be seen by the new push on various outlets for publicizing the birth of children to trans individuals, many outlets covering the need to call it “chestfeeding” and other non-gendered replacements for traditionally maternal things…

Key articles:

- With womb transplants a reality, transgender women dare to dream of pregnancies (<- This article is interesting to me because of the historical background with Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe of The Danish Girl and how he died after his body rejected a uterine transplant that he got so he could have children.)
- My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family
- What It’s Like to Chestfeed

While we’ve discussed some of this on the how before, I’m curious about some questions Hadley raised that didn’t get lengthier treatment (namely, what do Christians do about genuinely intersex people? How to engage compassionately with something concerning what they believe is at the core of their being?)

Presidential Party Poopers

The debate! Did anyone catch it? If you didn’t, did you find something better to do with your time? (Maybe a top 10 list here of things that were better than watching the debate)

If you missed it and are still curious about the highlights, here’s a handy list of some of the key moments. 

Most outlets I’ve looked at are saying Trump lost but my Trump voting friends think he did well. So there’s that. Also, Lester Holt has been hated by both sides for either

1) Being too soft on Trump (see this and this) or

2) fact checking him too much(see this, this, and this) or

3) being like Baby Bear’s bed and being “just right.”

How’d he do? Do we need to give the guy a break?

As far as the results go, will this change anyone’s mind or be a game-changer for the election?

There’s also this for a little comedic relief: