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Monday, November 9, 2009

I want to thank two great organizations for the privilege of speaking for them over the weekend.  On Friday night, got the chance to speak at Trinity Classical Academy at North Park Church in Valencia, thanks to Liz Caddow and Grant Horner for inviting me up.  And, on Saturday night, got the chance to speak at the Westside Pregnancy Clinic's dinner at the Marina Del Rey Marriott, thanks to Talitha Philips and Emily Keith.  I'm honored you guys would have me, thanks!
 
330-338Charles "Dr. J" Jackson, is the Director of College Campus Ministries at the Creation Truth Foundation (creationtruth.com, and pointsoforigins.com) in Noble, Oklahoma.  He has a Bachelor's in Biology, a Master's in Science Education and another in Environmental Biology, and a Doctorate in Science Education from the University of Virginia.  He's taught science in public and private schools to students from K-18.  And there's some new curriculum available at truthinscience.com.  Dr. J is one of the best defenders of "young earth" cosmology.
Dr. J has lots of videos available online, search GodTube or YouTube to get you started.  Here's one of those I've seen.

343-354Charles "Dr. J" Jackson,

358-408David Barton, founder and president of Wallbuilders (wallbuilders.com), on health care and Ft. Hood.

(:15) House passes Health (Nancy Pelosi in Washington @ 11/7/09) Nancy Pelosi makes the announcement and brings the gavel down. 220-215 was the vote.

• The Hill (11/9/09) Senior Democrat is 'confident' that Stupak amendment will be stripped.  A House Democratic leader said Monday she's "confident" controversial language on abortion will be stripped from a final healthcare bill.  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democrats' chief deputy whip in the House, said that she and other pro-abortion rights lawmakers would work to strip the amendment included in the House health bill that bars federal funding from going to subsidize abortions.

• CNSNews (11/8/09) Waxman Says 'No Guarantee' Amendment Prohibiting Abortion Funding Will Be Retained in Final Version of Health Care Bill.

• WSJ Editorial (11/9/09) The Lords of Entitlement: Every medical insurance decision will be subject to rationing by politics.

• NRO Editorial (11/9/09) Nanny with a Nightstick.
• Dick Morris (11/9/09) We Can Win In The Senate.
• Betsy McCaughey, WSJ (11/7/09) What the Pelosi Health-Care Bill Really Says: Here are some important passages in the 2,000 page legislation.  Ms. McCaughey is chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former Lt. Governor of New York state.

413-423David Barton, founder and president of Wallbuilders (wallbuilders.com), on health care and Ft. Hood.

(:52) Christian nuts too.  (CBS Face the Nation @ 11/8/09) Bob Schieffer interviews Senator Lindsey Graham on the CBS Sunday show, says that "Hassan was just some kind of religious nut, and that Islam doesn't have a majority, Christian religion have their full helping of nuts too…"

Highlights: U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.  //  Investigators want to know if Hasan maintained contact with a radical mosque leader from Virginia, Anwar al Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen and runs a web site that promotes jihad around the world against the U.S.  //  The Telegraph of London reported that Awlaki had made contact with two of the 9/11 hijackers when he was in San Diego.  //  A fellow Army doctor who studied with Hasan, Val Finell, told ABC News, "He would frequently say he was a Muslim first and an American second. And that came out in just about everything he did at the University."  Finell said he and other Army doctors complained to superiors about Hasan's statements.  "And we questioned how somebody could take an oath of office and be an officer in the military and swear allegiance to the constitution and to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic and have that type of conflict," Finell told ABC News.

• Media Research Center (11/9/09) Cyber Alert Email.
1. 'Cringe' That Mass Killer a Muslim Since It 'Inflames' Right Wing, 'That Makes It Much Worse'.  Newsweek's Evan Thomas regretted the Fort Hood mass murderer, Major Nidal Hasan, is a Muslim because of how that reality will be abused by conservatives. On this weekend's Inside Washington, Thomas, now Editor at Large with Newsweek after stints as Assistant Managing Editor and Washington bureau chief, rued: "I cringe that he's a Muslim. I mean, because it inflames all the fears. I think he's probably just a nut case. But with that label attached to him, it will get the right wing going and it just -- I mean these things are tragic, but that makes it much worse." NPR's Nina Totenberg soon chimed in with agreement: "It really is tragic that he was a Muslim."
2. ABC Frets: Plight of Muslim Soldiers Toughest Since Japanese-Americans in WWII.  ABC doubled the length of its evening newscast on Friday night and World News used its second half hour to suggest an exculpatory reason behind Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan's mass killing at Fort Hood -- as anchor Charles Gibson reasoned "treating the mentally wounded can be stressful" -- then to devote a story to the plight of Muslim soldiers: "It's not easy for anyone serving in the armed forces these days, but with America fighting Islamic enemies overseas, Muslim troops face a unique burden." Reporter Bill Weir despaired: "The Pentagon has made a real concerted effort to create a military that is culturally sensitive and religiously tolerant, but Muslims in uniform today face a challenge not seen since Japanese-Americans fought in World War II. They taste suspicion from some fellow soldiers who question their loyalty and resentment from fellow Muslims opposed to both American wars."
428-437Are you "jumping to conclusions" as Obama said if you think Islam had anything to do with Hasan's attack at Ft. Hood?
Fort Hood Terrorist Was Trying to Contact Al Qaeda, Fellow Students Kept Quiet to Not Appear Discriminatory. And US intelligence knew about the attempt to contact Al Qaeda months ago. The story notes "It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said" (ABC News).  Then comes this blistering indictment of this politically correct climate: "His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan's "anti-American propaganda," but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal complaint" (AP).  Another story notes he "attended the same mosque as two Sept. 11 hijackers in 2001, at a time when a radical imam preached there" (CBS News).  Senator Lieberman called him a "home-grown terrorist" (WSJ).
The Muslim U.S. Army major accused of shooting dead 13 people at Fort Hood last Thursday was a "hero" who faced a choice of betraying his nation or betraying Islam, according to a radical U.S.-born cleric whose possible links with Maj. Nidal Hasan are now under investigation.
The cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, led a Northern Virginia mosque in 2001 which Hasan attended – along with three of the 9/11 hijackers.
In a posting on his Web site Monday, Awlaki praised Hasan, calling him "a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people."
He criticized U.S. Muslim organizations for condemning the shooting attack, calling them hypocrites and – quoting from the Koran – saying "painful punishment" awaited them.
"Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan," Awlaki said. "How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done?"
"In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the U.S. army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal."
443-452Calls
(5:54) Ft. Hood Soldier. (CNN American Morning @ 11/9/09).  Private Joe Foster and wife, Mandy are interviewed by CNN anchor, John Roberts.
(:23) Soldier Short (CNN American Morning @ 11/9/09).  Private Joe Foster "the suspect yelled Allahu Akbar in Arabic."
(3:51) New World Order. (CNBC @ 11/5/09) CNBC's Martin Soong interviews Damon Vickers chief investment officer of Nine Points Capital Partners.
• (:34) World Order short (CNBC @ 11/5/09).  Damon Vickers, "If the global currency crisis unfolds, then inevitably you get I guess an alignment under a global world government, a new global currency, and a new world order. Ugh, so, we may be moving towards that."
458-508 Carl Moeller, President/CEO of Open Doors USA (opendoorsusa.org), an affiliate of Open Doors International founded by Brother Andrew, and their mission is to support the persecuted church around the world – which they've done for the past 54 years.  Their 350 employees work in 20 offices around the world and minister to persecuted Christians in 45 countries.  Their 2009 Watch List exposes those countries where Christians are most persecuted. 
Last night at Saddleback, he was a panelist in their Civil Forum on The Persecuted Church, and yesterday was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, in which churches across the country and around the world prayed for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ.  The IDOP is one of the largest prayer events in the world and has heightened awareness of persecuted Christians since its inception in 1996. 
Joining Carl is Andre Hovsepian, director and editor of the award-winning documentary A Cry From Iran (acryfromiran.com), which tells the story of the martyrdom of Andre's father Haik, the leader of evangelical Christians in Iran in 1994.  Andre now produces TV programming for Christians in Iran.
And along with Carl and Andre is Bishop Wilson Garan of the Anglican Catholic Church of the Diocese of Aweil in southern Sudan (southsudanmissions.com).  Wilson fled Sudan in 1984 during the civil war and became one of the Lost Boys.  His diocese has over 15,000 congregants.  Joining the Bishop are Blake Schwindamin and Susan Lintz from St. Matthews Anglican Catholic Church in Newport Beach.
512-523Andre Hovsepian, & Bishop Wilson Garan.
528-538 Andre Hovsepian, & Bishop Wilson Garan.
544-554Paul Sheppard, pastor of the 6,000-member Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, California (alcf.net), and host of Enduring Truth (enduringtruth.org), heard weekdays on KKLA at 12:30pm, will be our special guest speaker at our big Listener Event coming up on this Thursday evening, November 12th at 7:00pm, at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.  This event is a big "thank you" to you our listeners!  Both registration and parking are free, we're just asking that you pre-register at KKLA.com and let us know you're coming!  We had a standing-room-only crowd for Paul back on May 21, 2009 at our Pastor's Appreciation Luncheon.  Don't miss him this time!  And, if you'd like to meet him personally, be one of the first 250 people to come to the kkla table after 3:30pm to get a wrist band that will allow you to meet Paul in the main sanctuary from 6pm-7pm.  If you miss that, you can buy his book Build a Bridge and Get Over It! and he'll sign it for you afterwards too.
558-608David Barton,
612-623 Andre Hovsepian, & Bishop Wilson Garan (Reprise)
628-638Andre Hovsepian, & Bishop Wilson Garan (Reprise)
644-700Andre Hovsepian, & Bishop Wilson Garan (Reprise)
(7:52) Abby on Huckabee. (Fox News, Huckabee @ 11/7/09) Mike Huckabee interviews Abby Johnson on his Saturday Fox show.
(:43) Abby short.


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