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Thursday, August 12, 2010

400-408Voddie Baucham, (voddiebaucham.org) Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church (gracefamilybaptist.net) in Spring, Texas, and author of his two latest books What He Must Be: ...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter and The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World (with John Piper, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll and others.) Voddie and his wife Bridget have been married for 21 years, and enjoy 6 children, 1 daughter and 5 sons.  Today we talk about dating and marriage.  Voddie says dating is like shopping without any money, either you're going to leave frustrated, or your going to take something that isn't yours.  His daughter Jasmine, age 20, agrees, and she blogs about relationships over at joyfullyathomeblog.com, and she's got a book coming out with that title soon. 

• Fox News (8/12/2010) Federal Judge to Allow Gay Marriages to Resume Next Week in Calif. Unless Appeals Court Acts.

// Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled last month that California's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, said Thursday the stay of that ruling would remain in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday (Aug 18), giving time for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to weigh in. Gay marriages then could resume or be put off indefinitely, depending on how the appellate court rules.

// Walker struck down the state's voter-approved gay marriage ban last week in a case many believe is destined for the Supreme Court.

But he moved to suspend gay weddings until he could consider arguments from both sides on whether the marriages should be allowed during an appeal of his ruling. He now says gay marriage should resume, but he gave conservatives the extra time to get the appeals court to weigh in.

413-423 Voddie Baucham

428-437 Dave Berglund, owner of The Personal Injury Law Firm Berglund & Johnson (lawyerswithcharacter.com, 1-800-4-IF-HURT). Today we talk about the rollover with the CBU cross-country team that happened on Monday night.

• CBU (8/10/2010) Traffic crash kills California Baptist University coach and two others; 12 student athletes injured.

443-452(1:51) Jackie Evancho, age 10, is the next "Susan Boyle."

NJ.com (8/12/2010) 'America's Got Talent' recap: Young opera singer Jackie Evancho moves into semi-finals with Jersey pianist.

458-508Jeff Vines, senior pastor of Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas (ccvnow.com), site of last week's Willowcreek Leadership Summit where Blake Mycoski (founder of TOMS Shoes, toms.com) challenged other businesses to do what they do – for every pair of shoes they sell, they give away a pair!  Today, Jeff shares about the great response he's getting.  He's got a guy in the extermination business who's developed a chemical that will kill the mosquito larvae that leads to malaria (the number #1 killer in Africa, not AIDS) but isn't harmful to humans, and he wants to give it away in Africa out of the success of his business here in LA.  A lady who will give away computer systems to poor schools out of her business success.  And, another lady who wants to plant a fruit orchard on the church's property in La Verne that they can't build on and give some of the fruit away to hungry families and sell the rest, with profits going to the needy.  Great ideas!  So, what's your idea?

512-523Jeff Vines

TH 524 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 38 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 20 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.

528-538Tony Pallotto, and his wife Maryann started TAPS – Teen Adolescent Placement Services (taps14.org, 866-411-TAPS) – back in 1995, and since then, have helped over 16,000 families deal with troubled teens, offering everything from simple advice over the phone all the way to physical interventions.  If you're dealing with a difficult teen, call them, they can help.

• Their 2nd Annual Coast2Coast Awareness Run & Raffle is coming up Friday, August 27th, when they'll start out in Oceanside and ride all the way to New Haven, Connecticut, all to raise money to help needy families with scholarships for their troubled teens.  They'll also be raffling off a 2010 Harley-Davidson Touring Electra Glide!  Raffle tickets are $10, and the drawing will take place live on their website August 31st.

• Come see Tony at the Bikers for Christ event at Lake Irvine on August 14th and 15th.

539 – [2:00] "The Money Guys" – Robert Micone and Bill O'Connor from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, that's 866-733-5268 (SeekCounsel.com).

544-554 Tony Pallotto

558-608 Robert Epstein, (drrobertepstein.com) teaches at UC San Diego, he's the former editor-in-chief of Psychology Today, and the author of 14 books including The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen and his latest Teen 2.0:  Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence (teen20.com). (two point oh).  Epstein argues that if "teenagerhood" was a universal malady, it would be universally acknowledged much like toddlerhood – everywhere and always, a 2 year old has been a 2 year old.  But the very fact other cultures do not dismiss teenagers as morally or intellectually inferior mitigates against the claim of an inferior teenage brain that's bubbling in hormones.  If he's right, and I believe he is since the research proves it, then we need to rethink how we raise our kids.

612-623Robert Epstein

628-638Dr. John MacArthur, president of the Master's College and Seminary, and pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley (gracechurch.org), his Grace to You is heard weekdays at 6:30am and 7:30pm here on KKLA, and he's written over 6 dozen books!  But, even better than that, John enjoys 15 grandchildren, 10 girls and 5 boys. 

• John is the featured speaker at our big 25th Anniversary Celebration out at Grace Community Church (on Roscoe Blvd in Sun Valley) on Thursday, August 26th. It's free and doors open at 6:30pm. I'll be doing my show there live from 4-7pm so come say "hi." To reserve a seat, visit kkla.com.

• Today we talk about his MacArthur Study Bible that's now in 10 languages, and coming out this fall in Chinese and Arabic!   Amazingly, his website, Gty.org, provides 2 million downloads a month of his sermons!  And, we also talk about his forthcoming book Slave, rooted in the evidence that "doulos" should be translated "slave" not "servant."

644-652 Dr. John MacArthur

657-700 – @ CCSB:  THU 8/12 David Rosales; SUN-AM 8/15 Jon Courson; SUN-PM 8/15 Jeff Johnson; THU 8/19 John Milhouse; SUN 8/22 Rick Doucette.

• FRC (8/12/2010) Vaughn & State Plus 8.

It may be only a matter of hours before a higher court intervenes, but after hearing arguments, Judge Vaughn Walker has ordered the state to issue same-sex "marriage" licenses as early as next week. The decision to shove Proposition 8 aside so quickly only heaps more outrage on a judge who should have never been allowed to consider the case in the first place. By lifting the "stay" on marriage licenses, he's attempting to plunge the state- and, by extension, the country--into deeper legal chaos just to satisfy his own radical agenda. Even supporters of counterfeit marriage like John Yoo argue that Walker is traumatizing the country by elevating himself above "the collective wisdom" of millions. Once again, this judge has disregarded the will of the people by interpreting the U.S. Constitution in a way that imposes his own personal beliefs on the state.

Fortunately, the attorneys expected this after his wild ruling and have already filed an emergency motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals asking for them to intervene. If the judges stick by Walker's order, our side will immediately file a motion with Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, who is the Circuit Justice over the Ninth Circuit. The odds are good that Kennedy will grant the stay or that the full Court would grant the stay. Either way, Judge Walker's dream of forcing same-sex "marriage" on the state by August 18 is a distant one. Few courts--including the liberal Ninth Circuit--should see Walker's decision as anything but irresponsible.

Ed Whalen, the judicial guru behind NRO's "Bench Memos" says the chances of thwarting today's order are strong. "If the [Ninth Circuit Court] refuses to impose a stay pending appeal, then it will be up to the Supreme Court to, once again, put an end to Walker 's lawlessness--this time, I would think, unanimously." Like so many legal experts, Whalen warned about Walker's impartiality before the original ruling was ever handed down. From the judge's push to televise the case to allowing same-sex activists to serve as "expert witnesses," his personal agenda has been clear from the very beginning. If Walker has a long-term male partner (as the LA Times confirmed eight weeks ago), "then the question arises whether Walker himself has any interest in entering into a same-sex marriage in California," Whalen says. "If he does, then the provisions of federal law requiring that a judge recuse himself when he knows that he has 'any other interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding.'"

Even the ultra-liberal San Francisco Chronicle, which broke the story on Walker 's sexuality, agrees. In an op-ed published this week, law professor John Eastman argues that this judge compromised the "public's confidence in the judicial process." His "failure to disqualify himself or at least to disclose his potentially disqualifying relationship to the parties requires that the opinion in the case be vacated and a new trial conducted before a different judge... Judge Walker has unilaterally neutered the votes of more than seven million Californians. A contentious step under the best of circumstances, such a decision should only be rendered, if at all, by a judge whose impartiality is beyond reproach. Judge Walker's, unfortunately, is not."