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"I'm Glad You Said That" - Jim Minnery Talks Faith & Politics

Jim Minnery - Family Matters

"I'm Glad You Said That" is a weekly podcast/radio show featuring Jim Minnery, President of Alaska Family Council/Action. During these episodes, we'll talk about the things you're not supposed to talk about in polite company - religion and politics. We dive into both as they intersect issues like religious liberty, the sanctity of life, Biblical marriage and parental rights. Each show, Minnery interviews influencers across Alaska and across the nation to get listeners thinking on how to be salt and light in the public marketplace of ideas.

It's Time To Hold School Boards Accountable - Here's One Way Its Happening
Mar 11 2022
It's Time To Hold School Boards Accountable - Here's One Way Its Happening
Do parents have any rights regarding concerns they have about their children being forced to mask up for 8-10 hours at a time in public schools ?Do you find it ironic and frustrating that nobody was masked at the Super Bowl, including celebrities and political influencers, and yet children the very next day were mandated to mask up all day at school ?Are there real studies that show masks are not only ineffective in preventing the transmission of the Wuhan virus but actually harm people, especially young children, physiologically and psychologically ?Are children in public schools being intimidated and looked down upon for not aligning with teachers and administrators who are advancing the covid experimental jab ?Great questions.Questions we'll discuss with an Anchorage individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, on "I'm Glad You Said That" today. She is involved in an effort locally to hold Anchorage School Board members accountable for mandating, what she says, are unconstitutional, unscientific and harmful policies on children in public schools. She is serous about this and is taking legal measures. Her and others have created a Facebook site called Learn, Play, Breathe.If you wonder why she wants to remain anonymous, just think "cancel culture", Canadian truckers and doxing. The vitriol and willingness from the Left to come after those who speak up against the established mantra is real.Tune in today to hear what's happening with her effort on Facebook, get a phone number to participate, and get inspired to make a difference.Support the show (
Going on the Offensive Against School Boards !
Mar 1 2022
Going on the Offensive Against School Boards !
Do parents have any rights regarding concerns they have about their children being forced to mask up for 8-10 hours at a time in public schools ?Do you find it ironic and frustrating that nobody was masked at the Super Bowl, including celebrities and political influencers, and yet children the very next day were mandated to mask up all day at school ?Are there real studies that show masks are not only ineffective in preventing the transmission of the Wuhan virus but actually harm people, especially young children, physiologically and psychologically ?Are children in public schools being intimidated and looked down upon for not aligning with teachers and administrators who are advancing the covid experimental jab ?Great questions.Questions we'll discuss with an Anchorage individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, on "I'm Glad You Said That" today. She is involved in an effort locally to hold Anchorage School Board members accountable for mandating, what she says, are unconstitutional, unscientific and harmful policies on children in public schools. She is serous about this and is taking legal measures. Her and others have created a Facebook site called Learn, Play, Breathe.If you wonder why she wants to remain anonymous, just think "cancel culture", Canadian truckers and doxing. The vitriol and willingness from the Left to come after those who speak up against the established mantra is real.Tune in today to hear what's happening with her effort on Facebook, get a phone number to participate, and get inspired to make a difference.Support the show (
Oh Canada ? Have You Lost Your Ever Loving Mind ?
Mar 1 2022
Oh Canada ? Have You Lost Your Ever Loving Mind ?
Michael Thiessen has taken a very prominent role in his native Canada to stand up for the rights of Christians and for freedoms in general that Prime Minister Trudeau and others are more than willing to eviscerate.With a heart for training and mentoring young adults and pastors, and advancing both church and cultural renewal, Michael Thiessen serves Liberty Coalition Canada as the Founder and President as well as a Fellow at the prestigious Ezra Institute whose vision is that -"God's kingdom people become a reservoir of strength out of which successive generations of church and cultural leaders will emerge, able to formulate, articulate and credibly defend a truly scriptural view of life as the sole source of truth, freedom and beauty, thereby shaping the future to the glory of God." (Phil. 1:7; Col. 1:15-20).Michael earned his Master's degree with a focus in New Testament and Ethics (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary) and holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School).  He has served in the GTA as a pastor for over 20 years.  He also served in Mozambique as a director of a small Bible college.  He now serves as Lead Pastor of Christ the King Fellowship, just north of Toronto, ON, Canada.Michael's D. Min major research project is entitled: Responding to our Hemorrhaging Faith in Canada by Exploring a Family-Integrated Church Model as a Solution.All in all, Michael is a fascinating person to interview eh? I hope you can tune in.Support the show (
F-22 Raptor Pilot Is Zeroed In On Target - The AK Bar Association Has Too Much Power
Feb 15 2022
F-22 Raptor Pilot Is Zeroed In On Target - The AK Bar Association Has Too Much Power
If there is one thing liberals in this state are afraid of, it's losing control of the judges and how they are selected. As has been written about countless times, see HERE, HERE and HERE for three examples, the Alaska Judicial Council and the Alaska Bar Association simply do not represent Alaska's political, social and cultural make up.  In my conversation with Alaska State Senator Mike Shower today on "I'm Glad You Said That", we'll dive into a few pieces of legislation he has introduced to put some balance back into the judiciary despite the long odds of getting such measures through. As a Lieutenant Colonel who piloted F-22 Raptors, Shower doesn't pull any punches and is delightfully to the point. He is most definitely zeroed in on the target.Ultimately, in addition to much needed judicial reform, such as school choice and protecting innocent unborn Alaskans, all roads are now leading to the need for a Constitutional Convention. Something Alaskans will be voting on in November of this year as we have every decade since statehood.  Very tellingly, the Alaska Democrat Party has actually adopted a platform (see page 5 HERE) opposing a Constitutional Convention. The nearly 70% of Alaskans who do not affiliate with the Democrat Party should be very suspect of that stand.  Alaska Family Council says trust the people and that's why calling for the Convention is one of our biggest priorities of 2022 ! Please spread the word and pray for discernment as we prepare for that monumental undertaking.I encourage you to tune in today and educate yourself on how and why the judicial system in Alaska needs to be fixed and what people like Mike Shower are doing toward that end.Support the show (
Californians Forced to Pay for Out of State Abortions ? This is Insanity !
Jan 4 2022
Californians Forced to Pay for Out of State Abortions ? This is Insanity !
My good friend Jonathan Keller has been in the pro life arena since he was in high school. He is truly a gem in the movement and as President of the California Family Council, our sister organization, he's about to experience an unprecedented, almost unimaginable scenario.In light of abortion likely coming back to the states following the Dobbs decision in the summer of 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom along with dozens of abortion providers have proposed a plan to encourage Americans to travel to California for an all expense paid trip to end the lives of their pre-born children.According to the CFC, "the ambitious plans put forth by the California Future of Abortion Council push far past just the funding of abortions. The report includes a wish list of provisions that, if implemented, would make abortion the most funded, protected, promoted, and facilitated medical procedure in the country."One estimate says that the number of people coming to California from out of state to get an abortion will increase from 46,000 to to 1.4 million - a nearly 3,000% increase.And, California taxpayers will pick up the tab for all associated expenses including the abortion, gas, lodging, transportation, child care, doula support, food, lost wages, etc.As Jonathan notes, that means that abortion alternatives offered at pregnancy resource centers need to be amplified and expanded as never before. I'm confident my friend and colleague will be a huge part of saving out of state babies in the future. I'm thrilled to chat with Jonathan today and hope you can tune in to the conversation.Support the show (
Why Doctors Are Coming Back To Life
Dec 15 2021
Why Doctors Are Coming Back To Life
Dr. Josephine Glaser is a naturalized Filipina American who felt called into medicine in early childhood while growing up in a loving, faith-based home in a resource poor area of the Philippines. Her family immigrated to the US and settled in St Louis during her early adolescence. The lessons she learned from her experiences of culture shock helps inform her approach into each patient encounter to value & esteem each human being with love, respect, humility, sensitivity, & dignity.I met Dr. Glaser last week in Virginia while we were both in the area for the US Supreme Court hearing regarding the Dobbs case that will likely bring the issue of protecting innocent unborn lives back to each state.I knew I wanted to interview Dr. Glaser the first time I heard her speak at an Alliance Defending Freedom training we both attended to strengthen our resolve and knowledge about healthcare issues related to right of conscience, protection of unborn lives and other critical matters related to liberty and freedom.I knew I had to interview her when she told me Alaska was just one of eight states that do not currently have a single doctor who is part of the American Association of Family Physicians - Physicians for LIFE Member Interest Group of which she is Co-Chair.I am thrilled to chat with Dr. Glaser and learn more about how the medical community is taking up their shields to defend fundamental rights - especially for those who have yet to take their first breath. Support the show (
Can Someone "Explore" Heterosexuality ?
Nov 24 2021
Can Someone "Explore" Heterosexuality ?
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jr really cares about people. All people. You can sense it in his sincerity and passion when he speaks.As a clinical psychologist based in California, Dr. Nicolosi runs the BreakThrough Clinic specializing in drug and alcohol addictions, binge eating, sexual addictions, and many other addiction-related disorders.Reinitegrative Therapy, a form of treatment Nicolosi pioneered, has made national news lately."A new large-scale, peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Human Sexuality demonstrates that sexual attraction fluidity exploration in therapy significantly decreases unwanted sexual behaviors while improving psychological well-being." As one patient commented, “My therapist never tried to get me to change my sexuality, or who I was attracted to, but instead helped me to process traumatic memories from my past that had brought me shame and fear,” said one client, a 30-year-old male with unwanted same-sex attractions. “It was difficult to work through my memories, but after some time, I started noticing my attractions beginning to shift."Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, Dr Nicolosi has come under fire. LGBTQ activists use hard to grasp logic that it's perfectly normal and even commendable to shift from a heterosexual or biologically-based lifestyle to an LGBTQ-affirming lifestyle but are irate and dogmatically opposed to the reality that people might shift the other direction.Nicolosi, with the help of the Thomas More Society, has brought a lawsuit against such activists for making "false and defamatory statements that improperly characterize such voluntary treatments as coercive “conversion therapy,” misleading the public and policy makers on the topic of sexuality change." It's a case in the 9th Circuit parental rights and patient rights proponents should follow closely. I'm honored to sit down with Dr. Nicolosi, Jr and invite you to join us today on "I'm Glad You Said That"Support the show (