May 7, 2010

• Pastors and church leaders!  You're invited to the KKLA 25th Anniversary Pastor Appreciation Luncheon at Azusa Pacific University on Thursday May 20th (two weeks from today) our featured speaker this year is Pastor Raul Ries and it's free!   Register right now at  And, act quickly, because we already have 700 people signed up, and there's only 35 spots still left for those who want to go on the free VIP Dead Sea Scrolls Tours!

400-408It's clear the students had the right to express their freedom of speech by wearing the American flag on Wednesday – just as the SCOTUS supported the right of the Nazi's to March in the Jewish neighborhood of Skokie in 1977 while displaying the swastika.  But, I'm most concerned about the Hispanic students' lack of understanding what America is, our founding, our history, our values, who and what we are.  Why are they not learning this?  Why do these Hispanic students feel "other" and not part of America?  Isn't the Fourth of July their holiday too?  Why are they not assimilating?  Aren't they told why their parents, or grandparents, wanted to come here?  It's not an ethnicity thing, it's an idea thing, the idea of America.  Plus, how many of these protesting students even know Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army's victory against France in 1862?  If the kids wore a French flag I could maybe see their disgust, but why in their minds, are the Fourth and Cinco de Mayo opposed to one another?  If you're Hispanic, were you told the story of why your family came to America growing up?

• (:13) Fox News short. Mexican-American student, "It's just kind of disrespectful that they would do that on this day.  I mean, we don't go around on Fourth of July wearing red, white, and green, and saying 'Viva Mexico' because that's disrespectful.

413-423 – Calls

428-437 Lisa Anderson, is Director of Corporate Media & Public Relations for Focus on the Family, and Host of The Boundless Show for young adults.  Today we talk about the resources at for Millennials.

• Next Thursday night, May 13th, at the Hilton in Costa Mesa, Focus on the Family's Celebrate Family Tour is coming to town, and you're invited to come on out and watch my show first, then we'll hop inside to listen to some special music by former Newsboy Phil Joel, and then you become part of the live studio audience as Jim Daly, John Fuller, and Juli Slattery tape a show with Ron Luce and Dannah Gresh talking about dealing with tweens and teens, and purity, modesty and honest relationships.  It's free, parking is $5, and the doors open at 6:30pm.  It'll be a lot of fun, I'm the emcee for the evening!  Register now at

443-452Lisa Anderson,

458-508 Dinesh D'Souza, best-selling author and lecturer, debated Christopher Hitchens two weeks ago at Notre Dame on the topic of evolution, and just got back from speaking at Brown University on Christianity.  Today, we talk about those events, as well as the problem of freewill in physics.  His latest is entitled Life After Death: The Evidence (

512-523Dinesh D'Souza

528-538Ellen Vaughn, (, New York Times bestselling author and co-author of many wonderful books, and Chuck Colson's "righthand man" for 24 years, is also my co-author in Shattered.  Today, we talk about the process of putting Shattered together and God's intervention through the whole process.

544-554Ellen Vaughn

558-608Dr. John Townsend (, psychologist, business consultant, speaker and author of 21 books that have sold over 5 million copies – including his 2-million copy best-seller Boundaries – is out with his latest entitled Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing The Power of Their Values, Feelings, and Intuition.  Today we talk a little bit about Shattered, and how especially guys need to get connected to their emotions and be a part of what John calls a "Life Team."  One of the big keys is to understand "that the problem is never the problem."

BTW – Dr. Townsend can be heard weekdays here on KKLA at 2:00pm as a co-host on New Life Live (  And, he runs his "Personal-Professional Success" Leadership Coaching Program in Newport Beach, and you can go to 

612-623Dr. John Townsend

628-638(1:02) Job of Mommy. (Taken from an MSN e-card that you can email to your mom here.)  Moms and grand moms, what's your advice to young mothers?

644-652 – Praise Report!  Britt Merrick just emailed me that his daughter daisy, who has been fighting Stage 3 cancer, just got the report that she is now cancer free!  PTL!  She said, when she was told, "God is better than ice cream mixed with chocolate!"

(:50) Fox News Flag 1.

(1:02) Fox News Flag 2.(3:30) Fox boys on Fox.

(:34) Flag boys 1. (Dominic Maciel and Austin Carvahlo on Fox with Martha Maccallum @ 5/7/2010)

(1:14) Flag boys 2.

(:41) Flag boys 3.

(:59) Flag boys 4.

• SF Gate Blog (5/7/2010) Friendly reminder: School at center of flag tees uproar is in *Morgan Hill*.  NBC Bay Area released the text of the letter and voicemail sent by Morgan Hill Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Wesley Smith:

Good evening. This is Dr. Wesley Smith, Superintendent of the Morgan Hill Unified School District. The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we discourage wearing patriotic clothing. The incident on May 5 at Live Oak High School is extremely unfortunate. While campus safety is our primary concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for wearing patriotic clothing. This situation and our response are under review.

We know that this is an emotionally charged topic. We would ask you to encourage your students to be safe and focus on their academics while in school. If conversations and/or activities are necessary to express their feelings on this issue, we will find appropriate venues that do not disturb student learning or jeopardize the safety of our students. Furthermore, we encourage everyone to demonstrate respect for each other, open communication, and responsibility.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Dr. Wesley Smith


• Fox News (5/7/2010) Tensions High at California High School Following Flag Flap.

Eugene Volokh, a professor of law at UCLA, said the students are protected under California Education Code 48950, which prohibits schools from enforcing a rule subjecting a high school student to disciplinary sanctions solely on the basis of conduct that, when engaged outside of campus, is protected by the First Amendment.

If the school could point to previous incidents sparked by students who wore garments with American flags, they could argue that the flag is likely to lead to "substantial disruption," Volokh said.

"If, for example, there had been fights over similar things at past events, if there had been specific threats made. But if [school officials] just say, 'Well, we think it might be offensive to people,' that's generally speaking not enough."

Volokh said the students and their parents likely have a winning case on their hands if they decide to take the matter to court.

"Oh yes, it's almost open and shut," he said.

• Frank Turek (5/6/2010) The Bible: Embarrassing and True.

• Frank Turek (5/7/2010) The Bible: Embarrassing and True (Pt. 2).

• Dave Berg (5/6/2010) Salute to atheism on National Day of Prayer.

• Mercury News (5/7/2010) Morgan Hill: Teen athletes entangled in debate over U.S. flag clothing.

• Mercury News (5/7/2010) Morgan Hill: After flag flap, cops add officers at Live Oak High.

• Morgan Hill Times (5/6/2010) Hispanic students march through downtown for respect.

• NBC (5/7/2010) School District: Flag Clothing Incident "Extremely Unfortunate": Morgan Hill school under national microscope.

• Fox News (5/6/2010) California Students Sent Home for Wearing U.S. Flags on Cinco de Mayo.