Episode 120

Boosters, Pineapples, and Heartbeats

My wife Chelsea and I cover a hodgepodge of three recent news events:

  1. Boosters: Two officials leave the FDA because of undue pressure from the Biden administration to rubber stamp "booster" shots of the Pfizer vaccine for children under 12 by September 20.
  2. Pineapples: Despite the President's tragic withdrawal strategy from Afghanistan, a volunteer military veteran task force carried out "Operation Pineapple Express" to rescue over 630 Afghans targeted by the Taliban.
  3. Heartbeats: The Texas "heartbeat" law went into effect September 1, and abortion activists are treating it as political Armageddon.

Chelsea and I observe the common thread of "courage" in these three situations for those who stand up for truth against enemies of life.

Sources Consulted:

Phil Shiver, "Top vaccine officials leave FDA amid infighting, political pressure — now there are warnings of a 'mutiny,'" The Blaze, September, 1, 2021.

Dr. Kavita Patel, "Why these Covid vaccine scientists resigned from the FDA," MSNBC, September 1, 2021.

Joseph Trevithick, "Operation Pineapple Express Saw Special Ops Vets Lead The Rescue Of Hundreds Of Afghans," The Drive, August 27, 2021.

Jaclyn Diaz and Nina Totenberg, "Texas Law That Bans Abortion Before Many Women Know They're Pregnant Takes Effect," NPR, September 1, 2021.

"Annual Report 2019-2020," Planned Parenthood.

"Planned Parenthood 2019-20: A Curious Case," Right To Life Michigan, March 2, 2021.

Scripture Cited:

Joshua 1:7

Esther 4:14

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.