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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

400-408 Stan Jantz is the CEO of ConversantLife.com and author of many books with Bruce Bickel including I'm Fine with God… It's Christians I Can't Stand and the Christianity 101 Bible Studies.  Today's interview with Stan is a simulcast on conversantlife.com.  Joining Stan are Matt Chapin and Phil Hober (cameraman) both with conversantlife.com.

413-423 Stan Jantz

428-437 David Barton, founder and president of Wallbuilders (wallbuilders.com), an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built.  Author of many articles and books, including Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, & Religion, and America's Godly Heritage – a book that challenged me to reconsider what I had been taught about American history, specifically the role of Christianity in it, that finally culminated in me going to grad school and getting a Master's degree in political philosophy and American government.  You've recently seen David many times on the Glenn Beck show.

David is one of the speakers at Glenn Beck's 828 Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28th at 10am.  For more info go to glennbeck.com/828.

•• ADF (8/9/2010) Selected quotes from the California marriage amendment decision.

Citations taken directly from federal district court opinion
Wednesday, August 09, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO — The following excerpts are from the federal district court opinion issued in Perry v. Schwarzenegger on Wednesday, which declared the California constitutional amendment affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman unconstitutional under the U.S. Constitution:

p. 101 (factual finding #77): "Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians."

p. 113 (conclusions of law): "Rather, the exclusion exists as an artifact of a time when the genders were seen as having distinct roles in society and in marriage. That time has passed."

p. 95 (factual finding #70): "The gender of a child's parent is not a factor in a child's adjustment."

p. 127 (conclusions of law): "Indeed, the evidence shows beyond any doubt that parents' genders are irrelevant to children's developmental outcomes."

p. 124 (conclusions of law): "Proposition 8 thus enshrines in the California Constitution a gender restriction that the evidence shows to be nothing more than an artifact of a foregone notion that men and women fulfill different roles in civic life."

p. 124 (conclusions of law): "Rather, the evidence shows that Proposition 8 harms the state's interest in equality, because it mandates that men and women be treated differently based only on antiquated and discredited notions of gender."

p. 95 (factual finding #71): "Children do not need to be raised by a male parent and a female parent to be well-adjusted, and having both a male and a female parent does not increase the likelihood that a child will be well-adjusted."

p. 96 (factual finding #72): "The genetic relationship between a parent and a child is not related to a child's adjustment outcomes."

p. 113 (conclusions of law): "Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals."

p. 127 (conclusions of law): "…same-sex parents and opposite-sex parents are of equal quality…."

p. 130 (conclusions of law): "Here, proponents assume a premise that the evidence thoroughly rebutted: rather than being different, same-sex and opposite-sex unions are, for all purposes relevant to California law, exactly the same."

p. 77 (factual finding #48): "Same-sex couples are identical to opposite-sex couples in the characteristics relevant to the ability to form successful marital unions."

p. 113 (conclusions of law): "The evidence shows that the movement of marriage away from a gendered institution and toward an institution free from state-mandated gender roles reflects an evolution in the understanding of gender rather than a change in marriage."

p. 114 (conclusions of law): "Plaintiffs' unions encompass the historical purpose and form of marriage."

p. 132 (conclusions of law): "Many of the purported interests identified by proponents are nothing more than a fear or unarticulated dislike of same-sex couples."

The opinion does not cite or mention the controlling U.S. Supreme Court precedent to this case, Baker v. Nelson.

443-452David Barton

458-508 Larry Arnn, has been the president of Hillsdale College (hillsdale.edu) since May of 2000.  Among his many accomplishments: he was Director of Research for the official biographer of Winston Churchill, Sir Martin Gilbert of Oxford University;  he's earned a Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University under the world's foremost Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa (1985), and he was the wonderfully successful president of The Claremont Institute (claremont.org) from 1985-2000.  Today, Larry shares some of his observations after reading my book Shattered.

512-523 Larry Arnn

528-538 Dr. John Townsend, (drtownsend.com), 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.  Dr. Townsend can be heard weekdays here on KKLA at 2:00pm as a co-host on New Life Live (newlife.com).  And, he runs his Leadership Coaching Program in Newport Beach, and you can go to drtownsend.com.  Today we talk about how to have a "win-win" argument. 

• JT and Henry are doing a Men & Women Relationship Seminar, August 21, at Mariner's, get more info at cloudtownsend.com.

544-554Dr. John Townsend

555 – [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).

558-608 Dave Deno, will be one of the DJ's at this Saturday's 18th Annual Queen Mary Christian Singles Dance at the Queen Mary – 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.  Here's how it will work.  When you check in, you get a number to wear all night.  Then, at the information booth, you'll be able to leave a message that you're interested in talking to a particular number, and of course, you'll be able to talk to the people who've left a message that they're interested in talking to you!  The conference starts at 1pm, dinner's at 6pm, and dancing starts at 8pm.  Dave Deno met his wife Angela 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.

612-623Leah O'Brien-Amico, (leah20.com) 3-Time USA Softball Olympic Gold Medalist in 1996, 2000, and 2004, is one of my co-hosts, along with NBA Great A. C. Green, on our show over on TBN called More Than Conquerors.  And next Thursday night (August 19) at 7pm, at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, she'll be speaking at a very special free event called Going For The Gold – where she'll share her testimony, lots of stories about her 3 Gold Medals, and lots of tips for athletes and their families.  Anyone who plays, coaches or enjoys watching any sports is invited to come hear Leah share her powerful message that will encourage, inspire and motivate you to be the best you can be in everything you do.

628-638 Leah O'Brien-Amico

644-652Leah O'Brien-Amico

• Rich Lowry (8/10/2010) The Ground Zero Mosque: Not the Place:  The true meaning of "special sensitivity."