Tuesday, March 20, 2012

400-408 – [Reprise] Calls – God, I want to thank you for …

413-423 – [Reprise] Calls – God, I want to thank you for …

428-438 – [Reprise] Calls – God, I want to thank you for …

443-452 – K Nico Van Der Merwe, is the founder of the H.A.S.S. Group in South Africa, specializing in the distribution of Swiss hearing aids and audiological equipment, and he's also the founder of The Foundation for Children with a Hearing Loss also in Southern Africa.  Nico shares his life-changing spiritual journey in his new book, What Does God Know About Business? Making the Right Decisions in Tough Times (Amazon).

458-508 – K Steve Mays, senior pastor of the 9000-member Calvary Chapel South Bay (, Sundays 7, 9, 1045, 1230, & 630pm, Thursday's 730pm), his Light of the Word is heard weeknights right after our show at 7pm.  Steve and his wife Gail have been married for over 40 years, and have two grown children and four grandchildren.

• Steve's new book, Overcoming: Discover How to Rise Above and Beyond Your Overwhelming Circumstances in Life (Amazon), debuts this Thursday, and he'll be doing a book-signing right after Thursday night's service at CCSB.

• Last Friday, Steve made a generous pledge of $4000 to Ayesha Robinson (Cell 323-345-7952), the 5th-6th Special Ed teacher at Loren Miller Elementary School in South Central (Loren Miller Elementary School, 323.752.4445), so they could bus all the students who want to go up to UCLA Bruin School Days Track and Field Event on Saturday, March 31st.  And, he offerred to feed all the kids too!

• The Good Friday services at CCSB will be at noon and 730pm.

• Their 2012 Easter Sunrise Service ( will be at the Home Depot Center Tennis Stadium at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson (April 8th, 2012), with special guest Crystal Lewis.  Gates open at 5am, service starts at 6am.  There'll be no 7am service at the church, but they are having their 900am, 1045am, 1230pm, and 630pm services.

512-523 – Steve Mays.

528-539 – Keith Phillips, President of World Impact (, and Jim Liske, President of Prison Fellowship (, join us to celebrate a major news announcement! The Urban Ministry Institute ( has now been approved to enter all 26 California prisons!   Over the next 24 months, they will explode from 5 classes to 32 classes in the 26 prisons.  The annual cost of a TUMI student is about $1,200, and the typical timeframe is 3-4 years. 

544-554 – Keith Phillips, President of World Impact (, and Jim Liske, President of Prison Fellowship (  

558-608 – Dudley Rutherford, senior pastor of the 10,000-member Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch (, guest host of the Frank Pastore Show, and author of the new book God Has An App for That: Discovering God's Solutions for the Major Issues of Life (, Amazon).  Dudley and his wife Renee enjoy three children.

612-623 – Dudley Rutherford

628-639 – (:34) Supermodel Elle Macpherson with Howard Stern Loves Obama: 'I'm Socialist - What Do You Expect?'.

•• Wynton Hall (Breitbart, 3/20/2012) EXCLUSIVE: U2'S BONO CAUGHT IN TAX-DODGING HYPOCRISY.  The video of the interview between Jason Mattera and Bono took place on February 8, 2012.

In an on-the-street interview with Jason Mattera, author of the new book "Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama's Biggest Backers," U2 front man Bono claimed he has no control over his band's decision to relocate U2 Ltd. from Ireland to Holland to cut the band's corporate tax rate in half.

All the while, the Irish rocker urges Americans to give more of their tax dollars to foreign aid programs.

Anti-poverty crusader Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, seemed flummoxed by Mattera's questions of the rocker's apparent tax hypocrisy (2/8/2012):

Mattera: By dodging taxes on royalties are you raiding the poverty programs you purport to champion?

Bono: No.

Mattera: No? Don't you want governments to be generous with other people's money and not yours?

Bono: I don't have control over that... 

Mattera: How do you not have control over that? It's your company. Are you not in charge of your own company?

Bono: It's not my company.

Mattera: You have no say in what U2 does?

Bono: Not particularly.

Mattera: You don't? You don't have a say in what U2 does?

Bono: No.

According to Time magazine, "Bono charmed and bullied and morally blackmailed the leaders of the world's richest countries into forgiving $40 billion in debt owed by the poorest." 

Yet when Bono's band mate "The Edge" (real name David Evans) was asked about why U2 moved from their homeland of Ireland to Holland to take advantage of the sizable cut in corporate taxes, The Edge replied: "Our business is very complex. Of course we're trying to be tax-efficient. Who doesn't want to be tax-efficient?" 

Still, in his interview with Mattera, Bono, who is worth an estimated $900 million, said he loathes hypocrisy: 

"I don't like hypocrisy. And I don't like it within the self and I don't like it with others. I think it's important for people to love and extend themselves."

Mattera then asked the rocker, whose anti-poverty ONE campaign and support for the Global Fund have come under fire for financial malfeasance and fraud, why his band would seek to pay less in taxes that would go to support the programs he champions:

Mattera: You're the front man of your band, which has made you hundreds of millions of dollars … you have no idea why it moved from Ireland to Holland?

Bono: I don't have that answer.

Mattera: It wasn't take advantage of a much lower tax rate?

Bono: I don't have that answer.

Mattera: You are seriously going to say that you don't have that answer?

Bono: I don't have that answer.

644-654 – Calls – Is it hypocrisy?

Criticism over U2 and Bono's tax hypocrisy has also come from the political left as well. Last year, the liberal group Art Uncut staged a protest over Bono and U2's tax hypocrisy when they inflated a 20-foot balloon at the Glastonbury Festival that read: "U Pay Your Tax 2." 

In an exclusive interview with Big Hollywood, Mattera said he was stunned by Bono's responses to his questions: "I've always liked U2, so when I began researching my chapter in "Hollywood Hypocrites" about Bono, I was surprised to find what a tax-dodging hypocrite the guy is. Still, I wanted to give the guy a chance to tell his side of the story. But when Bono told me he has "no control" over what U2 does and said it's not hypocritical to ask everyday Americans to pay more in taxes for foreign aid and debt relief while he and U2 perform financial gymnastics to pay less in taxes, I was stunned."

Last week, Mattera and his book "Hollywood Hypocrites" made headlines when a video of comedian Chris Rock attacking the conservative journalist—which was broken exclusively on Big Hollywood—went viral on the Internet.

"Chris Rock and Bono are just the beginning," says the bestselling author. "If conservatives and Republicans don't take the fight to Obama's biggest backers in Hollywood, then we can expect another four more years of Obama. Liberal celebrities are raising massive money for Obama and cranking up the Hollywood marketing machine. It's time to shine the light on the Hollywood hypocrites before it's too late."