Thursday, February 24, 2011

400-408 – Mark Gregston, and his wife Jan, run Heartlight Ministries (, a very successful, year-round, Christian boarding school and residential program that helps teenagers to begin living more-fulfilling and less self-destructive lifestyles.  Over the past 35 years, they've brought over 2,500 troubled teens from across the country to come and live with them in east Texas.  The Heartlight formula is loving and relational, not forced or focused on breaking the teen's spirit – it is designed to bring light into a troubled teens heart, so they can better recognize and deal with life's struggles.  They are the "go-to guys" when it comes to how to deal with a troubled teen. 

Some of his great lines – "We are coddling our children in the hope that they will be able to live comfortably in a zoo, when we should be preparing them for real life in the jungle of reality.  And we all know, that if you release zoo animals into the wild, they'll be the first to get eaten in the jungle."

"Falling down is just part of growing up."

"Good grades plus good behavior equals freedom" (Bill Ziegler, a middle-school principal)

• Mark Gregston (2/24/2011) The Power of Empowering Teens.

413-423 – Mark Gregston

428-437 – Mark Gregston, Calls

443-452 – Mark Gregston, Calls

458-508 – Mark Gregston, Calls

512-523 – Mark Gregston, Calls

523 – Don Rohde @ Galpin Ford (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 21 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.  "In the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405, it's Galpin Ford"  (

528-539 – Mike Fabarez, pastor of Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo ( and host of Focal Point ( heard weekdays right before my show from 330-400pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30am, is closing in on his one-year anniversary here on KKLA.  Compass's two Easter services will again be held at the Bren Center at UCI and should draw about 5,000 people, and Focal Point's upcoming marriage retreat weekend will be on the Queen Mary May 21-22.  Mike is currently teaching out of Romans 12, having just finished a series entitled "Sold Out Servants," and will soon start one entitled "Enemies, Grace and Revenge."

539 – Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor, "The Money Guys" from Applied Financial Planning, at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL (   • Our free "KKLA Growing Your Wealth Summit" is coming up Saturday, March 5th, at the Crowne Plaza Anaheim on Harbor Blvd, from 900am to 1230pm.  The "Money Guys" from Applied Financial Planning are the Title Sponsors again, and joining them will be:  Biola University talking about Charitable Giving, William Jordan talking about Fixed Annuities, Real Financial talking about FHA Loans, and Attorney's Woodard & William talking about Trust & Probate.  It's free, but seating is limited, so pre-register at

544-554 – Paul Karpf, Founder and CEO of Financial Recovery USA (, 800-385-0745), is just one of ten companies in America certified by the Attorney General as a "Certified Foreclosure Consultant," and he has an "A" rating from the BBB.  Call before 10pm tonight to schedule a "face to face," and Paul will waive the $250 fee.

558-608 – •• Albert Mohler (2/24/2011) A Milestone in the Betrayal of Marriage. The President has made his decision. The Attorney General has now made his announcement. Mark your calendars for yesterday. That day now represents a tragic milestone in the betrayal of marriage.

// In essence, this seals the judicial fate of the Defense of Marriage Act — it is now left without its most important defender.

// Who could possibly be surprised by this action? During his campaign for the nation's highest office, President Obama made his advocacy for homosexual rights clearly and unambiguously. He attacked DOMA and called for its repeal. Even as pundits suggest he is moving to the political center, in the course of the past few days, the President has revoked the Bush-era conscience protections for medical personnel and betrayed marriage by ceasing the defense of DOMA. If anything, these moves represent a shift even further to the left.

Clearly, the President believes that he has sufficient political support to make this move. While gay rights groups have been pressuring the administration for this kind of action, in the first two years of his term, the President clearly felt that such a move would be too politically expensive and risky. No longer.

Is the President right in thinking that he will not be hurt politically by this action? The game played by many liberal politicians in general, and by Democratic politicians in particular, is to say that they are personally opposed to same-sex marriage, even as they work to remove all defenses against it. The political game played by many conservatives, by the way, is to pose as defenders of marriage without taking any action that would draw political risk. Remember that when conservative politicians now call for a constitutional amendment to define marriage as exclusively the union of a man and a woman. Where were they when such an action would have required courage but was politically viable and clearly needed?

// The most immediate meaning of this announcement is two-fold. In the first place, it means that the constitutionally appointed defender of the nation's laws, the Attorney General of the United States, has now been ordered to cease defending this single law in the courts. That alone is almost surely sufficient to spell the doom of DOMA in short order.

In the second place, this announcement means that President Obama and his advisers now believe that the full legalization of same-sex marriage is both inevitable and without major political risk to the President and his plans for re-election. That, in itself, represents a moral earthquake. The President clearly believes that a sufficient number of Americans will either support or accept same-sex marriage — and this comes just a few years after a majority of the states passed constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage, and most by huge margins.

The President has made his decision. The Attorney General has now made his announcement. Mark your calendars for yesterday. That day now represents a tragic milestone in the betrayal of marriage.

(1:40) DOMA. (Press Secretary Jay Carney talks about DOMA yesterday (2/23/2011.))

(1:09) Warren. (Rick Warren asks the presidential candidates Obama and McCain about marriage (816/2008.))

612-623 – Calls – Does this surprise anyone?  Those of you who voted for him because you thought he shared your Christian values, does this change your mind?  Does it change your vote?  By refusing to defend the Constitution he swore to uphold, much like our representatives here in California who refused to defend our vote in court, what does this say about the rule of law when the executive branch no longer defends the laws passed by the legislature?  When governments no longer uphold the law, that's called anarchy.  It's time to elect a new executive in 2012, just as we elected a new congress in 2010.

• NRO Editors (2/24/2011) Obama's Gay-Marriage Striptease.

628-639 – Calls

644-656 –• Andrew McCarthy (NRO, 2/22/2011) Who Attacked Lara Logan, and Why? The answer is obvious — but nobody talks about it.

// As I documented in an earlier column, Sheikh Qaradawi contends that women bring sexual abuse on themselves if they fail to conform to Islamist conventions of modest dress. Shahid Mehdi, a top Islamic cleric in Denmark, has explained that women who fail to don a headscarf are asking to be raped, an admonition echoed by Sheikh Faiz Mohammed, a prominent Lebanese cleric, during a lecture he delivered in Australia.

// It is a challenge we do not want to acknowledge, because the Islamic scholars have doctrine on their side. The Koran pronounces that "Allah has made men superior to women" (Sura 4:34). As documented in "Sharia Law for Non-Muslims," a study published by the Center for the Study of Political Islam, Mohammed declared that women are inferior to men in both intelligence and religious devotion (Bukhari hadith 1.6.301), and that women will make up most of those condemned to Hell. (Bukahri 7.62.132). Sexual abuse is encouraged not only by hadith but — as I related in discussing the recent case of a teenager flogged to death in Bangladesh — by sharia standards that make rape practically impossible to prove and subject women to a death sentence for adultery or fornication if they come forward with an accusation but cannot prove it.

Islamic scriptures endorse wife-beating (Koran 4:34 again). Female genital mutilation is rampant in the Muslim world and scripturally based. As Caroline Glick notes, the World Health Organization reports that 97 percent of Egyptian women and girls have been subjected to this form of barbarism. //

• Fox News (2/24/2011) Saudi Citizen in Texas Charged in Suspected Bombing Plot.

• Baptist Press (2/15/2011) FIRST-PERSON: The Christian divorce rate myth (what you've heard is wrong). Calls: What do you do in your marriage that sets your relationship apart from those who are not actively involved in their faith? How can Christians continue to defy the divorce statistics? What can churches do to strengthen and support those tempted to divorce?

• Yahoo News (2/24/2011) Space shuttle Discovery launches on final voyage.  Discovery was launched today for the 39th time, more than any other spacecraft.  When it returns, it will have travelled almost 150 million miles since its first flight back in 1984, circling the Earth an amazing 5,800 times.

(1:10) Union Boss. (Richard Trumpka speaking, then commentary from MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and John Heilemann of New York Magazine @ 2/18/2011.)