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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks religious freedom on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the so-called Respect for Marriage Act and how this act could severely affect religious institutions with the potential loss of nonprofit status.

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Joey Clark: The devil went down to Washington, D.C.

Imagine the devil went down to Washington, D.C., looking for a soul to steal. Instead of looking for who can best carry a tune on the fiddle, the devil is looking for an honest man to compete with him over who can best win political power under American democracy. 

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Stephanie Holden Smith: We gather together

As we gather together with friends and family members to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we would do well to reflect upon both the sacrifices and motivations of those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks the uncommon courage of Agnes Patterson on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the uncommon courage of Agnes Patterson and her grace in the face of great loss.

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Phil Williams: 'Sweetie and the Sergeant Major'

Have you ever witnessed one of those moments when someone gets pushed a little too far? Or maybe you have experienced that straw-breaking-the-camel's back scenario yourself.

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Randy Tatano: November 22, 1963

There are certain days in our lives so significant that we can recall every little detail years later. Images, words and emotions that are burned into our brains. We remember exactly where we were, what we were doing and what we felt when an important event took place.

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Ashley Carter: A day of Thanksgiving

Time with family is priceless. The moments we spend together creating memories are ones that will never be forgotten. 

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Amie Beth Shaver: Uncommon courage

As it turns out, Agnes Patterson was a woman who could teach us a thing or two. 

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Matt Clark: My analysis of the Respect for Marriage Act

Since our Nation is hurting badly, spitting in the face of God is an exceptionally stupid move. If we have any hope of being fixed, we need to start with repentance. Shooting down this bill would be a good start.

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Allen Mendenhall: ESG, banks and viewpoint diversity

ESG in financial services will sharpen political divides, taking the culture war to board rooms and then to all companies (because all companies depend on financial services).

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks passive progressive Christianity on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss passive progressive Christianity and its belief that government-ordained secularism should reign over all things.

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KCarl Smith: The U.S. Constitution: A noble document

Although they were flawed men, our founders established a government under the U.S. Constitution intended to secure the freedom and equal rights of all Americans. God uses imperfect people to write noble documents, including the founders.

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Sean of the South: Pretty

Becca is 10 years old. She waits for me patiently outside the restaurant because—big surprise—I am late for our meeting. I will be late for my own cremation.

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Justin Bogie: Consequences of Medicaid expansion go beyond dollars and cents

On its face, it is understandable why Medicaid expansion is tempting for some lawmakers. The federal government currently pays a 90% match rate for states that elect to expand coverage.

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1819 News Reporter Craig Monger talks the new Alabama House leadership team on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the new Alabama House leadership team and whether there's a need for a new State House because of mold issues.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the importance of worldview on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the importance of worldview and the existence of cultural Christianity.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Worldview mattered in the midterms

Worldview matters. Whether or not we understand or internalize it, everyone we come into contact with has their own unique perspective.

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Joey Clark: Humpty Dumpty’s government of no consent

While most men accept the surface of things, the masters of men use the surface to mean many different things for their many different ends.

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks free speech on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss how the Left uses Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" against conservatives, and how those same tactics can be used against the Left.

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Phil Williams: Chasing trash into a minefield

Let’s not forget that in some places in this world, there are folks who will chase a box of ladies' shoes out into a minefield. There are those who will be glad to have our trash. 

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Randy Tatano: Bring back mechanical voting machines

The solution to voting issues is an easy one: let’s go back to mechanical voting machines.

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Ashley Carter: Expectations

I have learned over the years through many different experiences, that we set expectations for life, for others and for ourselves so high that they become unattainable.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Free speech means free speech

No matter how evil, all speech is protected by the Constitution.

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Matt Clark: Why we have hope

Regardless of what happens next, God is still on His throne.

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KCarl Smith: Voting machines make the United States more like the Soviet Union

If enough citizens demand election integrity now and pressure our government officials for action, we can vote on carefully counted and retained paper ballots only and only on Election Day,

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Justin Bogie: When it comes to tax cuts, actions speak louder than words — Alabamians are watching and waiting

As Governor Kay Ivey prepares to enter her second full term in office, could permanent tax relief finally be in the cards for Alabamians? The answer is, maybe, but it still seems unlikely that sweeping tax reforms for citizens are on the horizon. 

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Sean of the South: Ode to Bama

It’s only college football. It’s not real life. It’s just college-age kids on a field, wearing shoulder pads, trying seriously to give each other concussions. It’s just a game.

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