Monday, July 19, 2010

Join us for KKLA's "Faith and Family Day" with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this Saturday, July 24th when they take on the New York Mets.  Come early to attend the free pre-game Christian concert with Press Play that starts at 11am right behind center field!  Great tickets are still on sale for just $8!  Go to for more info.

400-408 Jay Richards, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Discovery Institute (, and a contributing editor for the Journal of the American Enterprise Institute at, has two earned Ph.D.'s, one in philosophy and the other in theology, and he's the author of a wonderful Christian defense of capitalism entitled Money, Greed, And God:  Why Capitalism Is The Solution And Not The Problem (browse) – now in paperback!

Today, we talk about his piece below where in church he heard the corporate prayer, "Lord help the president and congress eliminate poverty."  Would we pray this in third world Africa?  What would that mean?  What would you like God to do to eliminate their poverty?  What would that look like?  Why do we assume ending poverty in America is any different than ending poverty in Africa, at least in principle?  You will always need the rule of law, property rights, and education.  Too much of what's going on in America is rooted in Karl Marx:  "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."  Are people actually praying for God to do a better job at "redistribution of wealth?"

• Jay Richards (7/19/2010) Can the Government Eliminate Poverty?

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428-437Norm Geisler ( is a patriarch of Christian apologetics in America – a seminary professor for the past 50 years, who's spoken or debated in 26 countries on 6 continents, and authored or co-authored of over seventy books and hundreds of articles.  He's involved with the new Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murietta, on the campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College (  Today, he shares the story of what God has done in his life – from growing up in an anti-religious family, being illiterate in the 11th grade, and having zero apologetics material available to him in print because it simply didn't exist, to becoming the patriarch of Christian apologetics.  His students are your teachers, from Ravi Zacharias to William Lane Craig.

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458-508 (1:42) Shirley Sherrod 1. (USDA Georgia Director speaking at NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner in Georgia).  Admits she makes decisions based upon the race of her clients.

(:34) Shirley Sherrod 2.  Shirley Sherrod, a federal appointee who oversees over a billion dollars of federal funds, nearly begs black men and women into taking government jobs at USDA — because they won't get fired.

 • CBS2 (7/19/2010) SHOCK: Video Suggests Racism At NAACP Event.  Official At Freedom Fund Banquet Says Racial Considerations Would Be Factor For How Much Help Afforded.

On Monday, Breitbart posted a video of a speech by Shirley Sherrod, USDA Rural Development Georgia State Director, delivered at the NAACP's 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

The video shows Sherrod speaking of racial considerations being a factor for how much help she would give.

"The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he took a long time talking but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing, but he had come to me for help. What he didn't know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was, I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him," Sherrod said.

"I was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So I didn't give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough," Sherrod said. "So that when he, I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him."

In the video, Sherrod also spoke of referring the white farmer to a white lawyer, thinking the latter would be more sympathetic because of race. "So I took him to a white lawyer that had attended some of training that we had provided because Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farm. So I figured if I take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him."

• Andrew Breitbart (7/19/2010) Video Proof: The NAACP Awards Racism–2010.

We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.

In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn't do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from "one of his own kind". She refers him to a white lawyer.

Sherrod's racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups' racial tolerance.

The second video affirms the real reason there is tension between the Democratic Party and a growing mass of middle Americans — and it's not because of race.

The NAACP which has transformed from a civil rights group to a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and social-justice politics, supports a new America that relies less on individualism, entrepreneurialism and American grit, but instead giddily embraces, the un-American notion of unaccountability and government dependence. Shirley Sherrod, a federal appointee who oversees over a billion dollars of federal funds, nearly begs black men and women into taking government jobs at USDA — because they won't get fired.

512-523(4:39) GB Announcement. (Glenn Beck giving his "American Revival" speech Sat 7/17/2010 at a meeting in Salt Lake City.)  He announces that he has macular dystrophy and may be going blind.

528-538 Sean McDowell, (, "Worldview Ministries"), head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Schools, and author of many books including his latest entitled Apologetics For A New Generation: A Biblical And Culturally Relevant Approach To Talking About God.  He's the General Editor for the brand new Apologetics Study Bible for Students.

• NYT (7/4/2010) You Say God Is Dead? There's an App for That.

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558-608Walt Russell, "The Bible Guy," Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology (, and author of Playing With Fire:  How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul, is a close personal friend.

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• World Net Daily (7/14/2010) Should people pray for top atheist who has cancer?

• KTLA-TV Los Angeles (7/19/2010) Elderly Woman Reading Bible Stabbed in Head.

• USA Today (7/19/2010) Church-made movies seek to change lives: Will you go?