Friday, August 6, 2010

Today we're live at the 21st Annual Harvest Crusade at Anaheim Stadium. And a big "Thank You!" to you guys, our KKLA listeners, because every person that comes forward this weekend will get a START! Bible that you guys paid for! Gates open at 5:30 and music starts at 7:00 all three nights.  The Katinas will perform tonight and Sunday, and along with them tonight, it'll be The David Crowder Band and Crystal Lewis.  Saturday it'll be Phil Wickham, Sanctus Real, O.C. Supertones, and Revive.  And Sunday it will be a special "Night of Hope" with Stephen Curtis Chapman, Mercy Me, and special guests Ryan and James Dobson.  Stephen lost his 5-year-old daughter Maria Sue two years ago, and Greg lost his son Christopher two years ago as well, and they'll be sharing how God has been with them through it all.

And all weekend, text the word "Greg" to 55678 and get special insights directly from Greg!

• Since 1990 more than 4.0 million people have attended a Harvest Crusade event in person, and more than 330,000 have registered their decisions of faith in Jesus Christ – 80% of them were brought by a Christian friend.  450,000 bibles have been distributed since the start of the Harvest Crusades, and in the past they've been the New Believer's Bibles, but this year, it's the new START! Bible.  Over 300 churches are participating this year, along with 6,000 volunteers.  Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work!  Now, let's pray that the Harvest is plentiful!

400-408 John Collins, Executive Director of the Harvest Crusades (

413-423John Collins

428-437 Gretchen Goldsmith, President and CEO of Rose Publishing (, and they specialize in graphics-rich Bible teaching aids:  maps, charts, timelines, reference materials, summary tables, etc., all in full-color, easy-to-use formats – and yep, I have them with me when I'm doing the show.  Today we talk about the "Twelve Tribes" cult that will likely be out front at this year's Harvest Crusades, since they've been at previous ones.  In fact, Gretchen has permission from a mom, Lynn Forehand, to tell the story of what happened with her son Bryce, when he got sucked into the Twelve Tribes cult.

• Gretchen has made available a free download on the Twelve Tribes that you can get off their website

• And, if you're one of the first 60 people to send her an email at, Gretchen wants to send you Rose Publishing's Christianity, Cults & Religions Pamphlet that compares 21 cults and religions side by side.  She has 100 pamphlets to give away here.

443-452 Gretchen Goldsmith

458-508 Gretchen Goldsmith

512-523 Gretchen Goldsmith

528-538 Greg Laurie, pastor of the 15,000-member Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside (, and host of A New Beginning heard twice daily here on KKLA, at 5:30am, and 12:30pm.  He started Harvest Christian Fellowship back in 1979, and the first Harvest Crusade was in 1990.  BTW, "Thursdays With Greg" is now known as "Harvest Orange County" and they meet Thursday nights at 7pm in Irvine, at 2777 McGaw between the 5 and the 405.

• Special thanks to Coronado Baptist Church who came all the way from El Paso just to tear down the stage on Sunday night.

544-554Steve Wilburn, pastor of The Core (, located near the corner of Overland and Washington, right across the street from Sony Studios.  For years, Steve ran the SWAT (Students With a Testimony) ministry at Harvest, and now he hands the reins over to his son-in-law Jason Powell.  Jason brings on a couple of his students, Chris Ochoa and Cheyenne Coates, who have been doing evangelism the last couple days down at the beach, and have seen 88 decisions for Christ.

558-608 Crystal Lewis, ( she performs tonight and has performed at every Southern California Harvest Crusade since 1990. Her latest album is Joyful Noise (2006).

612-623Mike Jonker, an associate pastor of The Well (college/career ministry) at Harvest Christian Fellowship ( and one of the directors of the Harvest Crusade.  Mike brings on Pastor Bob Botsford, Rodney Nelson, and Steve Jewell.

628-638 Mike Jonker   

644-652Mike Jonker

• Peggy Noonan (8/6/2010) America Is at Risk of Boiling Over: And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off.

• AP (8/5/2010) Judge: Runaway Christian Girl Not Required to Reunite With Muslim Parents.

• Fox News (8/5/2010) Faith Healing.  Rifqa Bary, the Muslim convert to Christianity who said she fled her Ohio home because she feared her parents would kill her for abandoning their faith, is refusing chemotherapy to treat her uterine cancer.

• Charles Krauthammer (8/6/2010) Who Makes the Laws, Anyway?  The difference between administrators and legislators has been blurred.

• NRO Editors (8/6/2010) Obamacare Takes a Beating.

• Rich Lowry (8/6/2010) The World According to Judge Walker:  Neither traditional marriage nor even gender distinctions can survive the awesome finality of his pronouncements.

// In his decision, the judge issued 80 "findings of fact." All said findings and all said facts happen to support his belief that Proposition 8 was so errant that a bolt of lightning should have struck it from the ballot. For the sake of argument, let's stipulate that Judge Walker is right. In that case, he and like-minded people should come up with, say, Proposition 9 overturning the ban and persuade 50.1 percent of Californians to support it. How difficult can that be given that, per Judge Walker, every single fact is on their side?

But convincing the voters to change their minds would require some patience and respect for people's moral sensibilities, both of which are in short supply among supporters of gay marriage. It's far easier to convince one judge who doesn't truly need convincing to mint a new constitutional right to gay marriage. The cost of this exercise is the outrageous high-handedness that it entails and that pervades Judge Walker's decision.

He concludes that Californians had no rational basis to vote for Proposition 8. One wonders how he stands living among such a sea of bigotry. As self-appointed arbiter of what's good and right about marriage, child-rearing, and gender roles, Judge Walker brooks no dissent. It's "beyond debate" that gay marriage "has at least a neutral, if not a positive, effect on marriage." It is "beyond any doubt that parents' genders are irrelevant to children's developmental outcomes." //