Monday, September 29, 2008

400-408Greg Laurie, pastor of the 15,000-member Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside (, heard weekdays at 10:30am with A New Beginning, and with a great new autobiography Lost Boy, talks about his upcoming Preach The Word! Conference November 17-20 (M-TH) at Harvest ( with Chuck Swindoll, John MacArthur, James MacDonald, James Merritt, Chuck Smith, Alistair Begg, Jack Graham, and Bob Coy.  Register online or by calling (800) 821-3300.
The vote was 228 NO (95D + 133R) to 205 YES (140D + 65R).  Total House (235D, 198R)
Markets plunged as the House rejected, by a vote of 228 to 205, the $700 billion measure to authorize the biggest government intervention in the markets since the Great Depression. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 778 points, or 6.98 percent to 10,365, the biggest point drop ever. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell 8.4 percent, the most since Oct. 26, 1987.
428-437 Dinesh D'Souza (, best-selling author and lecturer, whose best-seller What's So Great About Christianity continues to enrich the lives of many, on his recent column below.
• Dinesh D'Souza (9/29/08), Obama and the Reagan Doctrine.
443-452Dinesh D'Souza (
458-508 Gary McCaleb, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund (, on their Pulpit Initiative yesterday, a strategic litigation plan aimed at restoring the right of pastors to preach scriptural truth without fear of losing their tax exempt status.  Participating churches will preach a sermon that will challenge the IRS speech restriction on "Pulpit Freedom Sunday," September 28th and then churches the IRS investigates may be involved in an ADF lawsuit against the IRS.
• Peter Slevin (9/29/08, Washington Post) 33 Pastors Flout Tax Law With Political Sermons.
When did this restriction begin? This restriction began in 1954, when Lyndon B. Johnson, a senator from Texas at the time, proposed the restriction as an amendment to the §501(c)(3) tax exemption for charitable organizations.  He did this to keep two nonprofit organizations in Texas from campaigning against him, but the amendment has also had the effect of restricting the right of pastors to speak for or against candidates from the pulpit.  From our nation's founding until 1954, opposition to candidates by tax-exempt churches was commonplace.
512-523Gary McCaleb
528-539The Money Guys, "Your Independent, Unbiased, Advisors: The Money Guys" Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor at Applied Financial, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, and online at
544-554Money Guys
558-608Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC.
• Stanley Kurtz (9/29/08), O's Dangerous Pals.
612-623Stanley Kurtz
628-639 – • Transcript (9/27/08), First Presidential Debate.
644-655 – Cuts from the presidential debate.
• Hugh Hewitt (9/26/08), Debate Scorecard.
• William Kristol (9/29/08), How McCain wins.