Monday, May 12, 2008

400-408Michael Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association (, and now Chancellor of Patrick Henry College in Virginia, on whether he is part of a "troublesome fringe" of born-again voters that are promoting "the Biblical justification for an Obama plague-like presidency" because it is "what the American people deserve," as Robert Novak writes today.
• Robert D. Novak, McCain, Huckabee and the Evangelicals.  (emphasis added)
An element of the Christian community is not reconciled to McCain's candidacy but instead regards the prospective presidency of Barack Obama in the nature of a Biblical plague visited upon a sinful people. These militants look at former Baptist preacher Huckabee as "God's candidate" running for president in 2012. Whether they can be written off as merely a troublesome fringe group depends on Huckabee's course.
One experienced, credible activist in Christian politics who would not let his name be used told me Huckabee in personal conversation with him embraced the concept that an Obama presidency might be what the American people deserve. That fits what has largely been a fringe position among evangelicals that the pain of an Obama presidency is in keeping with the Bible's prophecy.
According to this activist, at the heart of the let-Obama-win movement is longtime Virginia conservative leader Michael Farris -- the nation's leading home-school advocate, who is now chancellor of Patrick Henry College (in Purcellville, Va.) for home-schooled students. Best known politically as the losing Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1993, Farris is regarded as one of the hardest-edged Christian politicians. He is reported in evangelical circles to promote the Biblical justification for an Obama plague-like presidency.
413-423Is Huckabee the problem or the solution for McCain?  Should his VP be a female or a minority?  Is Romney the problem or the solution?  Will the VP be decisive for you?  If he names a pro-life Christian or a pro-choice non-Christian, will that make a difference to you? 
458-508 – • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Rev. Wright's Teachers.
512-523 – • Dinesh D'Souza, Atheism and Child Murder.
(:55) Political joke montage from last week's late night shows- Craig Ferguson, Conan, Letterman and Leno.
(2:41) Spoof from SNL crew of Hillary Clinton and her speech on why she won't drop out of the race.
528-539Alistair Begg, senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland since 1983 and host of the Truth For Life (, heard weekdays on KKLA at 8am, with a preview of our 10th Annual Pastor Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday May 22nd at 11:30am at Azusa Pacific University.  The event is free but you must register at  Alistair will also be speaking that night at our KKLA Listener event at 7pm at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.  That too is free, and you need to register also at  Alistair's latest book is called A Person of Purpose.
544-554Chris Hall, lead pastor at Catalyst Ventura Church (, tells us about a series he is teaching on called No Perfect People Allowed and also tells us what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the church in the coming years.  Catalyst in the past has gone to bars and nightclubs to witness to people about Jesus.
558-608Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch (, and author of Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't and The Truth About Mohammad: Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion, talks about the presidential election and tells us what the world must do to win the war on terror.  Robert is the co-author the booklet The Muslim Students Association and the Jihad Network.
612-623Sean McDowell ( head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools (, with an update about his students who've been debating atheists this year.  Sean's school is hosting The Case for the Real Jesus Conference this Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, at the Capistrano Valley Church, with Lee Strobel and Sean McDowell, registration starts Friday night at 6:30pm, or you can register at the schools web page.  Sean's latest book is Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World.
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628-639Drew Snider, evangelist, former broadcaster and author of A Very Convenient Truth: Real Hope in the Face of Environmental Fears, tells us that the answers to our questions about climate change can be found in the Bible.  Drew is the recipient of an Environmental Journalism Award from the Skies Above Foundation in Canada.
(:30) John McCain's new ad on Fighting Global Warming.
644-655Jack Hakimian (, is a former gang member who found Christ while in jail, and is now with Christian Outreach for Armenians Church, an outreach of the Armenian Evangelical Church in Glendale, where he runs the Unshakable ( youth program.  Jack says the racism problem in America can by solved using Biblical applications.  Jack is helping launch a new the Armenian Christian Television Network (
(1:08) Barack Obama talked with Wolf Blitzer yesterday about McCain's apparent "smear" regarding who Hamas wants to be president.
• NRO Editors, Do Nothing, Congress.
• WSJ Editors, The Biggest Housing Losers.
• Douglas E. Schoen, Obama and the Values Question Mark.