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Politely Rude With Abby Johnson

Politely Rude With Abby Johnson

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Parenting, life, politics and navigating the daily chaos. "Politely Rude With Abby Johnson" — hosted by pro-life advocate Abby Johnson — offers a powerful exploration of the issues you care about.

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'I Got Chills': Man Who Lived a Gay Lifestyle Says God Gave Him a Vision That Changed Everything
On the season finale of "Politely Rude," Brian and Pam Wheelock drop by to tell their story. Here's a bit about them from their bio: "Brian and Pam desire to see the church change their ways in how they are treating those who identify as homosexual. Brian Wheelock’s journey of leaving his gay identity was incredible and challenging, but Brian truly believes God called him out of that lifestyle and, with Pam, his wife of thirteen years, actively ministers to those who feel they have unwanted Same-Sex Attraction."  Listen to this powerful episode of "Politely Rude."
December 23, 2021
TV Reporter Ivory Hecker, Who Went Viral For Calling Out Her News Network On-Air, Reveals 'Greatest Problem in the Media Right Now'
Ivory Hecker went viral for her decision to speak out against her employer during an on-air report earlier this year. Now, she's speaking out about what she believes is the "greatest problem in media right now." She joins Abby to tell her story and to explain why she made her on-air decision.
December 09, 2021
'I Was a Liberal Atheist': Will Witt Reveals His Stunning Conversion, Why He Takes on the Left With 'Logic and Humor'
Will Witt is known for his logic, humor and solid argumentation skills. What some might know is that Witt — who takes a unique approach to tackling liberal ideals and often churns out viral videos — was once a liberal atheist. Listen to him reveal his stunning transformation as well as his approach to politics.
December 02, 2021
FLASHBACK: Actor Kevin Sorbo Joins Abby Johnson to Talk Hollywood, Life and Plenty More
"Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo joins Abby Johnson for a fascinating discussion on "Politely Rude."
November 24, 2021
'My Baby Saved My Life': Pregnant With Cancer, Jessica Hanna Was Faced With a Harrowing Journey — Here's Her Story
Jessica Hanna found out she was pregnant...with cancer. It's was an unthinkable and difficult situation — and yet she persisted. Here's Jessica's powerful journey of hope, faith and healing.
November 18, 2021
Depression, Mental Health Struggles & Internal Chaos: Author Jon Seidl Breaks Down What It Means 'Find Rest'
Abby sits down with Jonathan Seidl, author of, "Finding Rest: A Survivor's Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life," to discuss myths surrounding mental health. Hear him reveal his own struggles, how to find victory and what it means to navigate these complex waters.
November 11, 2021
'What's Wrong With My Faith?': Maura Preszler and Abby Johnson Discuss Myths and Misconceptions About Psychology, Faith and Trauma
Maura Preszler and Abby Johnson break down the ins and outs of trauma, depression, anxiety — and faith. They tackle myths, misconceptions, Maura's incredible healing journey and offer hope to anyone who has suffered from mental health issues.
November 04, 2021
'A Journey of Courage': Joe McClane Explores Fear, Woundedness and Restoration in the Lives of Men
Speaker, host and filmmaker Joe McClane (the man behind the movie "The Other Side of Fear: Facing the Father Wound") explores the power of confronting fear and woundedness in the lives of men. Hear him reveal his own journey of restoration and how a battle with his own father led him to make a film that is inspiring men and women, alike. 
October 28, 2021
Impolite Truth: Out-of-Control Flight Attendants, Wild Abortion Proclamations and Other 'Crazy' Claims
In today's commentary, Abby tackles out-of-control flight attendants, wild abortion proclamations and other crazy claims in our modern culture. Explore Abby's take on today's most shocking headlines.
October 22, 2021
FLASHBACK: She Survived an Abortion That Killed Her Twin. Here Is Claire Culwell's Incredible — and Shocking — Story
This week, we revisit one of our most powerful past episodes of "Politely Rude": Claire Culwell survived an abortion that killed her twin — and when she discovered that she was an abortion survivor, it turned her world upside down. Now, she's speaking out about her incredible story of hope, forgiveness and the value of life. Listen to Claire and Abby sit down to talk through the details and to explore a plethora of associated issues.
October 21, 2021
Ex-Porn Star Joshua Broome Achieved Fame Yet Wanted to Die — Then He Found Truth. Listen to His Journey.
Ex-porn star Joshua Broome tells Abby Johnson about his journey from porn to Christianity. Listen to him reveal the painful and difficult elements of his story — and hear how he found Jesus and redemption. 
September 30, 2021
FACT CHECK: Abby Johnson Dismantles Arguments Against Texas' Pro-Life Heartbeat Law
Abby goes after some of the key arguments against Texas' pro-life heartbeat law. Hear her dismantle some of the claims and arguments being waged against the measure.
September 23, 2021
Abby Johnson and Liz Wheeler Sound the Alarm on Hysterics Surrounding Texas Abortion Law — and Vaccine Mandates
Abby Johnson and Liz Wheeler tackle hysterics surrounding the Texas abortion law and the current chaos surrounding vaccine mandates.  Listen to this episode and subscribe on Edifi and your favorite podcast platforms!
September 16, 2021
Meet the Filmmaker and Activist on a Harrowing Mission to Save People's Lives in Afghanistan (Plus: How You Can Help)
Jason Jones is on a mission to save lives in Afghanistan. Listen to his incredible efforts to protect human rights and save people from the Taliban — and gain a better understanding of the chaos happening on the ground.
September 09, 2021
Impolite Truth: 'Abortion Is Just Demonic': Abby Johnson's Passionate Reaction to Texas' Abortion Law
Abby Johnson breaks down her response to the Texas abortion law that is taking the news by storm. Listen to her reaction and the story that led her to proclaim, "Abortion is just demonic."
September 03, 2021
Columbine Survivor Evan Todd Describes Survival, Arming Teachers and Chaos in Our Schools
Abby Johnson sits down with Columbine survivor Evan Todd to discuss his survival story, why he supports arming teachers and his stance on the chaos unfolding in our schools. Listen to this powerful episode of "Politely Rude." SUBSCRIBE TO "POLITELY RUDE" ON YOUR FAVORITE PLATFORMS:
August 26, 2021
Impolite Truth: Abby Breaks Down What Could Be the 'Downfall' of the GOP and Conservative Movement
Abby Johnson breaks down her take on what could be the downfall of the GOP and conservative movement, her concerns over some conservatives' approach to porn and plenty more. Listen to her tackle some recent headlines. SUBSCRIBE TO "POLITELY RUDE" ON YOUR FAVORITE PLATFORMS:
August 25, 2021
OB/GYN Who Has Delivered 2,500 Babies Delivers Mic-Drop Fact-Check on Those Who Want to 'Abort Without Cause'
Abby Johnson sits down with Dr. Omar L. Hamada to discuss his viral abortion tweet — and his message to those who believe abortion must be permitted for a women's health in the second and third trimesters. The duo also discuss CRT, COVID and plenty more. SUBSCRIBE TO "POLITELY RUDE" ON YOUR FAVORITE PLATFORMS:
August 19, 2021
'Wake Up, Take a Stand': Eric Metaxas and Abby Johnson Dive Into Biden, Politics and Cultural Clashes
Eric Metaxas joins Abby Johnson to dive into current events, politics, disagreement and the battle over cultural and social issues, as Metaxas urges Christians to "take a stand" for their faith. ___________________ SUBSCRIBE TO "POLITELY RUDE" ON YOUR FAVORITE PLATFORMS: Edifi: Anchor: Breaker: Google Podcasts: Apple Podcasts: Overcast: Pocket Casts: RadioPublic: Spotify:
August 12, 2021
Impolite Truth: Abby Delivers Strong Warning — and Rebuke — After Jr. High Kids Get Planned Parenthood Flyer About Sex and Abortion
Abby delivers a strong wake-up call to parents and all Americans after reports that junior high children were recently given a Planned Parenthood flyer detailing information about sex and abortion. Listen to her powerful rebuke and warnings — and explore her own experience working as a sex educator. SUBSCRIBE TO "POLITELY RUDE" ON YOUR FAVORITE PLATFORMS: Edifi: Anchor: Breaker: Google Podcasts: Apple Podcasts: Overcast: Pocket Casts: RadioPublic: Spotify:
August 05, 2021
'The Sex Ed Being Taught Is Pornographic': Inside the 'Evil' Sex Ed Moves in Our Schools and Gender Chaos
Abby Johnson is back with season three of "Politely Rude!" The season kicks off with ex-Planned Parenthood sex educator Monica Cline returning to the show to discuss the perils of modern sex ed, the evils in the system and the gender chaos unfolding in our culture. Subscribe to "Politely Rude" on Edifi and on your favorite platforms: Edifi Anchor Breaker Google Podcasts Apple Podcasts Overcast Pocket Casts RadioPublic Spotify
July 29, 2021
SEASON FINALE: How Progressive Ideology is Infesting the Church: Lucas Miles Explains How Christianity Being 'Weaponized' by the Left
On the season finale of "Politely Rude," author and pastor Lucas Miles breaks down his new book, "The Christian Left" as well as his belief that progressive ideology is infesting the Church. This must-hear conversation will leave you with plenty to ponder.  Stay tuned for season three of "Politely Rude," which launches later this month on The Edifi Podcast Network!
May 06, 2021
Actor Kevin Sorbo Joins Abby Johnson to Talk Hollywood, Life and Plenty More
"Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo joins Abby Johnson for a fascinating discussion on "Politely Rude."
April 29, 2021
Skillet's John Cooper Breaks Down 'Scary' Changes in Culture and How Christians Can Find 'Truth in the Chaos of a Relativistic World'
Skillet frontman John Cooper breaks down the "scary" changes unfolding in culture and reveals how Christians can navigate all of the uncertainty and find "truth in the chaos of a relativistic world." Listen to Cooper dive into some of the most pervasive issues facing American culture and get inspired as he points us all back to scripture.
April 22, 2021
The Horrors of Christian Persecution: Gia Chacón Breaks Down What Believers Face Across the Globe
Gia Chacón of For the Martyrs breaks down the horrors of Christian persecution abroad — and Abby dives into COVID-19 restrictions and the warning signs she believes Americans must see when they explore these essential issues. From stories of pain and suffering abroad to worries about the state of religious liberty in the U.S., there's much to ponder in this powerful episode.
April 15, 2021
Inside the 'War on Freedom' Raging in America — and Some Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding the Unborn
Mike Essen joins Abby Johnson to discuss the "war on freedom" and some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding abortion and the unborn. 
April 08, 2021
She Became One of the Most Famous Porn Stars — but an Encounter With Jesus Transformed Everything
Brittni De La Mora works in full-time ministry and is helping transform lives. But she was once one of the world's most famous porn stars, living a shocking life and navigating lostness. It was an encounter with Jesus that changed absolutely everything. Listen to Brittni reveal her journey into porn, and how becoming a Christian changed her and led her out of the adult film industry. 
April 01, 2021
Abby Johnson Talks Equality Act, Abortion and Political Chaos With Danielle D'Souza Gill
Abby Johnson sits down with Danielle D'Souza Gill to discuss The Equality Act, abortion, political chaos and what's to come in America. 
March 25, 2021
Inside Texas Mom's Viral Story About a Stranger Who Tried to Take Her Daughter From Her Arms — and Her Trafficking Warnings for Parents
Texas mom Amanda Florczykowski sheds light on her viral story surrounding the moment a stranger tried to take her daughter from her arms at a local grocery store. She explains how the scary experience sparked her journey to understand the horrors of sex trafficking and her passion to help other parents navigate the issue.
March 19, 2021
'People Are Living in an Alternate Reality': Abby Johnson and Samuel Sey Break Down Trump, Politics and the Need for People to 'See the Truth'
Pro-life activist Samuel Sey joins Abby Johnson to explore everything from the prospects of Texas turning purple to the need for Republicans to "change the narrative" in politics. The two break down where they think Republicans go wrong, and why being bold is essential.
March 11, 2021
She Survived an Abortion That Killed Her Twin. Here Is Claire Culwell's Incredible — and Shocking — Story
Claire Culwell survived an abortion that killed her twin — and when she discovered that she was an abortion survivor, it turned her world upside down. Now, she's speaking out about her incredible story of hope, forgiveness and the value of life. Listen to Claire and Abby sit down to talk through the details and to explore a plethora of associated issues.
March 04, 2021
'Doesn't God Write the Best Stories?': Toni McFadden Shares Her Abortion Journey — and God's Amazing Healing
Toni McFadden, a speaker on the topic of abortion and relationships, is vocal about her pro-life views. And she joins Abby to talk through her personal journey with abortion, the lessons she learned along the way — and the amazing ways God healed and redeemed her story. After an abortion, her life spiraled, but when she found faith, everything came together. Don't miss this beautiful conversation!
February 26, 2021
Allie Beth Stuckey and Abby Johnson Break Down What's Happening in President Biden's America
Allie Beth Stuckey joins Abby Johnson to break down the ins and outs of President Joe Biden's agenda, his impact on America, and what's to come. From abortion and economic policies to a plethora of other Democratic plans, there's a great deal to consider. 
February 18, 2021
Divorce, Lust & Culture: Author Leila Miller and Abby Johnson Explore the Perils of Divorce
How does divorce impact children? Why do most divorces unfold? Author Leila Miller joins Abby Johnson to explore the perils of divorce, the impact it has on children and families — and more. 
February 11, 2021
Pro-Life Fashion Designer Carla D'Addesi Is Fighting Back Against the 'Culture of Death'
Pro-Life fashion designer Carla D'Addesi joins Abby Johnson to explain what compelled her to launch COL1972, a clothing brand that defends life. During this riveting discussion, D'Addesi makes it clear that it's essential to defend life before — and after — birth. "If we claim that we are a culture that really cares about life, it needs to start in the womb. Period. End of story," she proclaims. Hear her story and passion as well as a powerful discussion about the cultural issues that plague us.
February 04, 2021
SEASON 2 PREMIERE: Ex-'America's Next Top Model' Star Is on a Mission to Help Women Connect With God
We're back! Welcome to the season two premiere of "Politely Rude With Abby Johnson." Today's guest is Leah Darrow, former model and an ex-cast member of "America's Next Top Model" who is now on a mission to help women connect with God. Listen to her story, a discussion about parenthood and much more on the exciting return of "Politely Rude!"
January 28, 2021
Pastor and Movie Producer Lucas Miles Reveals the Real Danger When Christians 'Brush Away...Morality Issues'
In the season one finale of Abby Johnson's "Politely Rude," pastor and movie producer Lucas Miles reveals the real dangers in Christians brushing away morality issues. "If I can easily brush away these morality issues when I approach my faith, it means I'm also brushing away other aspects of Christianity, and the divinity of Christ — and eternal life and repentance," Miles proclaimed. Listen to him and Johnson dive deep into faith and life. And stay tuned for season two of "Politely Rude," premiering in January! 
December 22, 2020
'So Many People...Are Just Cowards': Pastor Greg Locke on Revival, Defying COVID Church Restrictions & More
Pastor Greg Locke breaks down his views on the church, COVID government restrictions, revival, abortion and more. "You have people talking about, 'We’re going to go to jail for our faith.' They don’t even go to their church for their faith," Lock proclaims. "We’re really finding out who loves Jesus in 2020. If they think this is persecution, you give it five years and we’re going to find out who really is committed to Christ." Listen to the episode for more, and find other powerful podcasts over at Edifi.
December 16, 2020
She Was an Abortion Nurse — but Everything Changed When She Left and God Transformed Her Life
Julie Wilkinson knows the ins and outs of the abortion industry all too well. She was once an abortion nurse, but after she left her role and found faith, everything changed. Listen to Julie tell Abby Johnson her incredible story, and learn about what she experienced inside the industry. 
December 14, 2020
Samuel Sey Breaks Down the Consequences of Living in a 'Culture That Murders Babies' and Our Collective Loss of Logic
Pro-life activist Samuel Sey talks with Abby Johnson about the consequences of living in a "culture that murders babies" and the impact of the current assault on logic in our culture. Listen to Sey break down what's happening in our "post-modernist, relativist culture," race issues and more. Listen to other episodes of "Politely Rude" on Edifi here:
December 10, 2020
Is the Abortion Battle About Winning Hearts — or Changing Laws? Marjorie Dannenfelser and Abby Johnson Break It All Down
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, an organization devoted to electing pro-life political candidates, dives into a key question at the core of the abortion debate: is winning the ideological war about capturing hearts, changing laws — or both? Abby Johnson and Dannenfelser explore this key issue in a must-listen episode that could change how you see the abortion debate.
December 07, 2020
The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centers (and Dispelling the Myths) With Savannah Marten
Abby Johnson sits down with Savannah Marten, executive director at The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, to discuss the truth about crisis pregnancy centers, to dispel myths many pro-choicers spout, and to reveal a greater understanding about what women face when they reach these centers for help. Get inspired by some incredible stories, details and facts in this fascinating episode of "Politely Rude!"
December 03, 2020
Does Abortion Put You at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer? Dr. Angela E. Lanfranchi and Abby Johnson Respond
Dr. Angela E. Lanfranchi joins Abby Johnson for part two of their discussion to break down the truth about ties between abortion and higher breast cancer risk. The two explore this fascinating issue, with Dr. Lanfranchi calling out misinformation and strange silence on the issue,
December 01, 2020
Dr. Angela E. Lanfranchi and Abby Johnson Break Down Why Birth Control Is Actually an Abortifacient
Dr. Angela E. Lanfranchi joins Abby Johnson to break down the truth behind birth control — and to explain why it can be an abortifacient. The two have a fascinating discussion about the ins and outs of popular methods for trying to reduce the chances of pregnancy, and the risks and considerations that are often overlooked. 
November 23, 2020
Abby Johnson and Author Kris Detrow Explore the Personal and Raw Struggles Some Parents of Kids With Special Needs Face
Abby Johnson is joined by author Kris Detrow, as the two explore some of the struggles that parents of kids with special needs face. Their candid and open conversation will inspire you! For more Christian podcasts like this one, be sure to download the Edifi app in the Apple and Android app stores.
November 20, 2020
Her Mom Tried to Abort Her — and Doctors Failed. Now, She's Sharing Her Incredible Story of Healing
Melissa Ohden is an abortion survivor. After surviving a saline abortion, she grew up and went on to lead a normal life -- but she later learned the secrets of her past. Listen to her reveal how she uncovered these truths, her journey of healing — and how she is now helping other abortion survivors connect with hope and healing through her Abortion Survivors Network. This is a powerful story of healing, redemption, and forgiveness.
November 16, 2020
Abby Johnson and Landon Newsom Break Down the Lies and Myths Surrounding Sex Work
Abby Johnson and Landon Newsom break down the lies and myths they say are told about sex work. During the interview, the two explain why sex work is actually dangerous and un-empowering — despite claims to the contrary. Landon proclaims, "There is nothing more damaging to the anti-trafficking movement than this leftist ideological premise that sex work is somehow empowering and trying to legitimize it." Listen to the exchange, and head over to Edifi for more powerful podcasts.
November 09, 2020
Surrogacy, Infertility, and Adoption: Abby Johnson and Katy Faust Dive Into the Toughest Questions
"Motherhood is incredible." That's the message Katy Faust proclaims on episode 14 of "Politely Rude." Faust joins Abby Johnson in breaking down some of the tough issues surrounding adoption, surrogacy and infertility, and breaks down her belief that "it always costs children something they have a natural right to when we deny them a connection with their biological parents or their birth parent or their birth mother." Listen to this discussion and explore these complex and important life issues.
November 06, 2020
'Biden Is Leading So Many Astray': Abby Johnson's Pointed Message About Joe Biden, Faith and Judgement
Abby Johnson sits down with founder Joseph Rigi to discuss faith, politics and authenticity. Johnson held back little in her critique of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, issuing a warning about his handling of faith and policy. "He is leading so many people astray and I believe that leaders will be accountable for that when they stand in judgement," Johnson passionately proclaimed. And she wasn't done there (listen for more). Rigi also spoke about his work to help Catholics stay on point with their theology.  Listen to the episode, and be sure to find thousands of additional podcast on the Edifi app. You can download the app in the Apple or Android stores, or head over to to listen on your computer.
November 02, 2020
Standing Up for Justice in a World of Chaos: Abby Johnson and Jerry Evans Talk Abortion, Truth & Courage
Abby Johnson and businessman Jerry Evans dive deep into a powerful discussion about abortion, truth, and courage in an age of chaos. The two explain the essential nature of justice — and what so many get wrong about abortion and the church's need to stand up for truth.
October 30, 2020
Ryan and Bethany Bomberger Break Down Exactly Why Defending 'Life in the Womb' Is So Essential
Ryan and Bethany Bomberger, co-founders of The Radiance Foundation, break down why the abortion issue is to pivotal, what it truly means to defend the unborn — and what's really at stake when it comes to the "life" issue.
October 26, 2020
"Children Need to Be Protected": Ex-Planned Parenthood Educator Returns With More Shocking Warnings (and Advice) for Parents
Monica Cline is a former Title X (family planning) Training Manager and volunteer educator for Planned Parenthood returns to offer more powerful advice — and shocking warnings — for parents. CAUTION: This episode contains sensitive content.
October 20, 2020
'Porn Is...a Counterfeit of Biblical Sexuality': Breaking Down Female Porn Addiction, Hope & Healing
Abby Johnson is joined by Crystal Renaud Day, an expert who has dedicated her life to helping women who face pornography and sexual addiction. Crystal shares her own story, helps break down myths and offers a look inside the ramifications of porn addiction. Listen to this episode and be sure to hear thousands of additional Christian podcasts on the Edifi app.
October 11, 2020
'Made in the Image of God': Lacey Buchanan's Viral Video About Her Blind Son Delivered Hope to Millions
Lacey Buchanan's journey has been incredible. After she posted a video about her son Christian, who is blind, the inspiring clip went viral, made headlines and inspired people to remember that every life is beautiful — and that every person is made in the image of God. Doctors initially said Christian likely wouldn't survive after birth, but he's now 9 and thriving. Lacey tells Abby about her family's phenomenal journey.
October 05, 2020
A Real-Life Investigation Into Demons, Exorcisms and Ghosts — Are These Things Real?
Abby Johnson welcomes Billy Hallowell, author of "Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts," and the two discuss biblical themes of possession — and whether these elements are still at play in the world today. Listen to this fascinating discussion.
September 30, 2020
Abby Johnson and Brenna Spencer Talk COVID-19, Guns and Current Events
Abby Johnson is joined by Brenna Spencer, and the two talk COVID-19, guns, her viral graduation picture, and current events. Listen to them navigate today's issues on "Politely Rude With Abby Johnson."
September 28, 2020
'Stop Believing This Lie': Ex-Planned Parenthood Sex Educator Reveals Mistruths and Lies Parents Must Confront
Monica Cline is a former Title X (family planning) Training Manager and volunteer educator for Planned Parenthood. But her journey took a turn when she realized things weren't exactly as she assumed. Listen to Monica tell Abby her fascinating story. Plus, she reveals the lies too many parents believe. 
September 22, 2020
Abby Johnson and Damani Felder Explore Lawlessness, Culture, Police & Respect for Authority
Abby welcomes Damani Felder to dive into a plethora of topics surrounding chaos, police relations and respect for authority. 
September 09, 2020
Abby Johnson Sits Down With Joel Patrick to Talk Politics, Division, Chaos — and More
Abby Johnson sits down with commentator and activist Joel Patrick — and the two leave no stones unturned. Listen to their candid discussion about the state of America, our divisive times, politics and plenty more.
September 03, 2020
Abby Johnson Reveals the Story Behind Her RNC Speech, Her Take on Current Events and More: Here's the 'Politely Rude Podcast'
Abby dives into her Republican National Convention speech, offers her take on current events and officially launches her "Politely Rude Podcast." 
August 26, 2020