400-408 – Mike Jonker, associate pastor of The Well – the college/career ministry out at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside (harvest.org) – is also the director of this weekend's Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium (harvest.org/crusades).
• The 21st Annual Harvest Crusade is coming to Angel Stadium this weekend (Friday-Sunday, August 6-8). The Katinas will perform all three nights, along with the David Crowder Band on Friday; Phil Wickham, Sanctus Real, OC Supertones, and Revive on Saturday night; and on Sunday Stephen Curtis Chapman and Mercy Me. And on Sunday night, I have the privilege of doing the opening prayer. And Dr. James Dobson will be a special guest speaker as well. Sunday night will be "A Night of Hope" as Stephen shares about how God has met his family through the loss of their 5 year old daughter Maria Sue two years ago, and Greg echoes with the loss of his son Christopher, also two years ago. For more information, go to kkla.com or harvest.org.
• You can now text the word "Greg" to 55678 and get updates, a welcome from Pastor Greg, his thoughts, results on this weekend's events, and more throughout the weekend -- right to your cell phone. Try it!
(1:16) Frank on KCAL 9. (Frank Pastore featured as part of a newscast on KCAL 9 Los Angeles on the Prop 8 ruling @ 8/4/2010)
413-423 – Andy Bales, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission (urm.org), with an update on Hope Gardens. We had Andy on back on May 26th to help him raise money to keep Hope Gardens open, because his board had given him the deadline that he needed to raise $2.8 million by June 30th. Today he shares the story of what happened. And the ongoing need to keep Hope Gardens open, not only for the families now there, but also for the 24 families now on the waiting list. Andy shares that over 5,000 donors gave a combined $3.8 million! We raised $57,000 on our show back on May 26th, and Andy gives a special thanks to Scott Meinart, Chief Investment Officer for Guggenheim, who donated $1 million dollars! And, also special thanks to NCIS' Pauley Perrette, and her buddy Chad Darnell, who through the efforts on Twitter and YouTube, were able to raise significant dollars on the web.
428-437 – Gaston Espinosa, is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College (claremontmckenna.edu), and President of La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion at the American Academy of Religion. His recent books include Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush, Religion, Race, and the American Presidency, and he's presently editing a book entitled Righteousness and Justice: Religion, Barack Obama, and the 2008 Election. Today we talk about the political attitudes of Latino Catholics and Evangelicals vis a vis comprehensive immigration reform and electoral politics.
443-452 – Gaston Espinosa
458-508 – Tom Doyle, Director of International Ministries and Middle East Specialist for E3 Partners (e3partners.org, "Equip, Evangelize, Establish"), is the author of Breakthrough: The Return of Hope to the Middle East (goodnewsfromthemiddleeast.com). Tom has just finished filming How to Love Muslims to Christ down at Horizon Christian Fellowship with Mike MacIntosh and Joel Rosenberg in hopes that it will mobilize Christians for more effective Muslim outreach right here in the United States – last year, 23,000 Muslims came to faith in Christ in the US. Tom has led over 80 trips to the Middle East over the past 15 years. Today he updates us from Israel, in Jerusalem just outside the Joppa Gate.
512-523 – Sophia Kasimoff, is a dating coach, a singles small group leader, and a women's group leader, who will be giving a seminar before the big dance next Saturday entitled How To Get A Date Worth Keeping.
• Next Saturday, August 14th, is the 18th Annual Queen Mary Singles Dance – the biggest Christian Singles event of the year on the west coast – where there'll be over 1,000 Christian Singles having a good time. The conference starts at 1pm, dinner's at 6pm, and dancing starts at 8pm. Our own Dave Deno will be one of the DJ's – he met his wife there, and one of our sale's reps Terry Harris met his wife there too! Literally, 100's of marriages have taken place as a result of this dance! To register, call (714) 210-3337 – and if the line is busy, keep calling! Or go to christiansinglesfunevents.com.
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.
528-538 – Bob Tyler & Jennifer Monk with Advocates for Faith and Freedom (faith-freedom.com, (888) 588-6888), respond to yesterday's decision. They will be representing Imperial County, the only governmental entity in California willing to defend the voice of the people, as the case moves to the 9th Circuit. BTW, I'll be speaking, along with Pastor Jack Hibbs, at their Justice 2010 Annual Fundraising Gala at the Richard Nixon Library on Saturday, October 16th. For more info, go to faith-freedom.com.
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 – Bob Tyler
558-608 – Ryan Dobson, co-host of Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson (myfamilytalk.com), along with his dad and Luanne Crane, heard weekday mornings on KKLA at 10:00am, and he does a live daily internet radio show called Grounded with Ryan Dobson (ryandobson.com) that you can catch at 9am Pacific and Noon Eastern. He's also the co-author of Wrecked: What God Can Do When Things Crash and Burn. He, his wife Laura, and their son Lincoln (age 3), live in Colorado.
612-623 – Ryan Dobson
628-638 – Calls: Is it possible to leave 'Christianity' and still be a 'Christian'? Can you be "saved" and be "pro-gay, pro-feminism, pro-artificial birth control, pro-democrat, and pro-secular humanism"? How would you answer your friends if they raised these objections?
(6:43) Author Anne Rice on the Joy Behar Show yesterday (8/4/2010) discusses "leaving Christianity" and her "catholic faith." Full transcript is here. An evangelical response blog is here. (Anne Rice was on our show 11/3/2005).
BEHAR: Anne Rice`s "Vampire Chronicles" are always on the "New York Times" bestseller list. But the author is now making headlines by announcing that she is leaving Christianity. Here with me now to speak about it is the author of the upcoming novel, "Of Love And Evil" Anne Rice, welcome to the show, Anne. How are you?
ANNE RICE, AUTHOR: Thank you very much. I`m fine, fine, glad to be here.
BEHAR: OK, I want to take a second to read what you posted the on your Facebook page, OK. You said "Today I quit being a Christian. I`m out in the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay, I refuse to be anti- feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti- science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of Christ I quit Christianity and being a Christian. Amen." Quite a statement.
RICE: Well, there were a few last straws. But basically, I`d been living as a Christian for 12 years. And living as a public Christian for at least five. And I`d seen one thing after another happen. One thing after another that organized religion had done, basically in our secular culture. Or done publicly, somewhere in the world. And that had caused me considerable moral discomfort. And my anger was building up. My confusion was building up. I wanted to exonerate myself, say, I`m not complicit in all of the different things that Christians are doing publicly. Around the world. I want to step away from this. My commitment to Christ demands a certain honesty and authenticity for me. And I am moving away from this group of his followers.
(:24) Anne Rice key clip 1.
(:56) Anne Rice key clip 2.
644-652 – Calls
• CNS News (8/3/2010) Pelosi Won't Say When Jesus Got the Right to Life.
(3:12) Pelosi. Right to Life (CNS News, Eric Scheiner reporting @ 8/3/2010)
(1:17) Pelosi 1. (Nancy Pelosi @ 5/6/2010). On May 6 of this year, at a Catholic Community Conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said: "They ask me all the time, 'What is your favorite this? What is your favorite that? What is your favorite that?' And one time, 'What is your favorite word?' And I said, 'My favorite word? That is really easy. My favorite word is the Word, is the Word. And that is everything. It says it all for us. And you know the biblical reference, you know the Gospel reference of the Word." "And that Word," Pelosi said, "is, we have to give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the values of the Word. The Word. Isn't it a beautiful word when you think of it? It just covers everything. The Word." "Fill it in with anything you want," she said. "But, of course, we know it means: 'The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.' And that's the great mystery of our faith. He will come again. He will come again. So, we have to make sure we're prepared to answer in this life, or otherwise, as to how we have measured up."
(:30) Pelosi 2 (7/29/2010). At her July 29 press briefing, CNSNews.com asked Speaker Pelosi: "You said at a recent Catholic Community Conference that your favorite word was 'The Word, as in the word made flesh,' and that we need to quote, 'give voice to what that means in terms of public policy that would be in keeping with the Word.' So, when was the Word made flesh? Was it at the Annunciation, when Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Sprit, as the Creed says, or was it at the Nativity when he was born of the Virgin Mary? And when did the Word get the right to life?" Speaker Pelosi responded: "Whenever it was, we bow our heads when we talk about it in church, and that's where I'd like to talk about that."
• Oregon Live (8/4/2010) Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operate.
• Denver Post (8/4/2010) Tebow's devotion to faith divides Broncos fans.
• Fox News (8/4/2010) Group Sues to Stop Mosque Near New York's Ground Zero.
• Fox News (8/4/2010) Obama Hails Elena Kagan's Confirmation as Newest Supreme Court Justice.