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  Vol. 21, No. 9                                                                         September 2010                                                            www.christianexaminer.com

                 Community                                                                    Cal Thomas                                                                  World
                 Cal Baptist coach,                                                           Ground Zero                                                                 10 die in Afghan




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                                                                                                                                  Prop. 8 unconstitutional
                                                                                                                                  federal judge rules
                                                                                                                                  But same-sex marriage blocked for 3 months
                                                                                                                                  pending hearing by 9th Circuit appeals court
                                                                                                                                  By Lori Arnold

                                                                                                                                     SAN FRANCISCO — Gay mar-
                                                                                                                                  riage, which was set to begin in
                                                                                                                                  California on Aug. 18, will be de-
                                                                                                                                  layed at least until Dec. 6 when the
                                                                                                                                  9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
                                                                                                                                  will hear arguments on an appeal
                                                                                                                                  filed by supporters of Proposition
                                                                                                                                  8. The order extending the stay was
                                                                                                                                  issued Aug. 16, two days before it
                                                                                                                                  was set to expire.
                                                                                                                                     The appeal was filed after U.S.
                                                                                                                                  District Court Judge Vaughn Walk-
                                                                                                                                  er overturned the voter-approved
                                                                                                                                  state constitutional amendment
                                                                                                                                  that limits marriage to one man
                                                                                                                                                                                          PHOTO BY MIKE LINKSVAYER/FLICKR
                                                                                                                                  and one woman. Attorneys work-
                                                                                      PHOTO BY TREVER HOEHNE/HARVEST MINISTRIES                                          U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker
                                                                                                                                  ing for Protect Marriage filed the      overturned Proposition 8 on Aug. 4,
  Evangelist Greg Laurie interviews musician Steven Curtis Chapman during the 2010 SoCal Harvest event. Both men,
                                                                                                                                  appeal, saying the judge erred in      saying it was unconstitutional.
  who lost children to car accidents, shared their experiences during “An Evening of Hope.”
                                                                                                                                  erasing the votes of seven million
                                                                                                                                  California voters. The county of       Imperial County appeal .............1
  21st annual Harvest Crusade                                                                                                     Imperial, located along the U.S.
                                                                                                                                  Mexican border, east of San Diego
                                                                                                                                  County, is also appealing saying
                                                                                                                                                                         Commentary: A distorted
                                                                                                                                                                         view of civil liberties .................4

  draws 118,000 to Angel Stadium                                                                                                  nearly 70 percent of its voters ap-
                                                                                                                                  proved the measure.
                                                                                                                                                                         Prop. 8 FAQs ............................6
                                                                                                                                                                         Voices on Prop. 8 .....................7
  Christian Examiner staff report       event was “Hope,” which seemed           listic outreach events around the                   Although Walker overturned
                                        to strike a chord with Southland         world.”                                          the ban on same-sex marriage on        ple’s confidence in our elections
    ANAHEIM — “Hope” was the            residents. The crusade was hosted           Drawing from his own experi-                  Aug. 4, he ordered a temporary         and the right to vote itself.”
  central message of the 21st an-       by more than 300 local churches          ence of grief and loss over the                  stay until the appeals court could        In overturning Proposition 8, the
  nual Southern California Harvest      and supported by more than 6,000         death of his son, Christopher, in                make a decision. His order was to      judge said gays and lesbians have
  Crusades with Greg Laurie, which      volunteers.                              a 2008 car crash, evangelist Laurie              have expired on Aug. 18, the same      a constitutional right to marry the
  drew more than 118,000 people to         Spokeswoman Laura McGowan             told the audience about the hope                 day gay and lesbian couples had        person of their choice and in his
  Angel Stadium over three nights,      said that the crusades have been a       they could find in a relationship                 already lined up at county clerk       official opinion, Walker wrote that
  many of whom came seeking spiri-      “mainstay in Southern California         with Jesus Christ.                               offices up and down the state.          the proposition—and its result-
  tual answers.                         since 1990, and have drawn more                                                              “California voters spoke clearly    ing constitutional amendment—
    The theme for the Aug. 6 to 8       than 4.1 million people to evange-                 See CRUSADE, page 12                   on Prop. 8, and we’re glad to see      “unconstitutionally burdens the
                                                                                                                                  their votes will remain valid while    exercise of the fundamental right
                                                                                                                                  the legal challenges work their way    to marry and creates an irrational
                                                                                                                                  up through the courts,” said Andy      classification on the basis of sexual
Bible Study Fellowship still providing                                                                                            Pugno, general counsel for Pro-
                                                                                                                                  tectMarriage.com, the defendants
                                                                                                                                                                         orientation.”
                                                                                                                                                                            Walker, himself a homosexual,

everlasting spiritual romance with Jesus                                                                                          in the Perry v Schwarzenegger case.
                                                                                                                                  “Invalidating the people’s vote
                                                                                                                                  based on just one judge’s opinion
                                                                                                                                                                         issued his ruling nearly eight
                                                                                                                                                                         months after opening arguments
                                                                                                                                                                         in the case were first heard in his
By Patti Townley-Covert                                                                                                           would not have been appropriate,
                                                                                                                                  and would have shaken the peo-                         See PROP. 8, page 6
  MONTCLAIR — Carrie Brad-
shaw, the lead character of
HBO’s “Sex and the City” dra-
matic sitcom, captivated fans of
her now-cancelled TV series. But
while it ran, viewers identified
                                                                                                                                  Imperial County
with her incessant quest, which
she described in the series fi-
nale: “I’m looking for love. Real
love. Ridiculous, inconvenient,
                                                                                                                                  to appeal Prop. 8
consuming, can’t-live-without-                                                                                                    Murrieta-based non-profit religious
each-other love.”
  The lovelorn Carrie, like many
                                                                                                                                  liberty organization to handle appeal
fictional characters before her,                                                                                                   By Lori Arnold                         an—during the November 2008
looked in all the wrong places.                                                                                                                                          election.
But hundreds of men and women                                                                                                        MURRIETA — The county of               County officials are seeking in-
in the Inland Empire have found                                                                                                   Imperial, in the state’s most south-   tervener status so that they can ap-
the perfect spiritual romance                                                                                                     eastern corner, has filed an appeal     peal the Aug. 4 ruling by San Fran-
through a Bible study that began       Greg and Wendy Wood act out their assigned roles at a recent Elks club mystery             seeking to intervene on behalf of      cisco Federal District Judge Vaughn
more than 50 years ago.                night event. The couple often shares their faith and involvement with Bible Study          Proposition 8 as it makes its way      Walker, which overturned Proposi-
                                       Fellowship while volunteering with the service organization.
  After enduring internment in                                                                                                    through the federal court system.      tion 8.
a Japanese camp during World           God’s direction, five women                ment” described her response.                       Nearly 70 percent of voters from       “Ultimately, the county is the sole
War II, A. Wetherell Johnson           asked Johnson to teach them                “I will not spoon-feed you,”                    Imperial County approved Proposi-      governmental entity willing to defend
came to San Bernardino to re-          from Colossians. Her autobi-                                                               tion 8—which defines marriage as
cuperate. While she waited for         ography “Created for Commit-                         See BIBLE STUDY, page 3               between one man and one wom-                           See COUNTY, page 7


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Medical board accuses abortion doctor of homicide in patient death
                                                                                      a petition on Aug. 12 to revoke            iner Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyav-              Rutland’s license until it could
License revocation sought after                                                       the license of Lars Erick Hanson,          agiswaran said Chen’s death was           work through the lengthy process
coroner reverses ‘accidental’ finding                                                  the owner of the clinic. According
                                                                                      to the board’s website, it alleges
                                                                                                                                 preventable and that the actions
                                                                                                                                 of the doctors resulted in the
                                                                                                                                                                           to finalize revocation. During
                                                                                                                                                                           that hearing, a judge blocked
                                          allegation to a previous com-               Hanson violated the Medical                “gross and wanton disregard for           Rutland from doing abortions,
By Lori Arnold
                                          plaint against Andrew Rutland               Practice Act, as the “result of            the well being of the patient.”           but allowed him to continue of-
                                          several weeks ago after the Los             a fully investigated complaint                                                       fice consultations.
  SAN GABRIEL — The Medical
                                          Angeles County Coroner’s Office              that has been referred to the              Trail of allegations                        A month later Operation Res-
Board of California is seeking
                                          reclassified Ying Chen’s death as            Attorney General’s Office for                  Operation Rescue, which has            cue contacted the state board
to revoke the license of a San
                                          a homicide in June. A revocation            prosecution.”                              been monitoring Rutland’s activi-         after discovering that Rutland
Gabriel physician, citing homi-
                                          hearing on the license status is               Both doctors are under re-              ties, said the doctor has a long his-     was continuing to administer
cidal actions in the death of an
                                          scheduled for May.                          view following last year’s death           tory of board discipline and other        the abortion pill. Judge James
abortion patient.
                                            In addition, the board also filed          of Chen, following a second-               problems. His medical license             Ahler later amended his order
  The board added the homicide
                                                                                      trimester abortion at the clinic.          was revoked in 2003 for severing          to allow Rutland to continue
                                                                                      According to officials, the pro-            a baby’s spinal column during a           the chemical abortions, as long
Two separate prayer initiatives                                                       cedure was conducted at a dirty,
                                                                                      unlicensed acupuncture clinic
                                                                                                                                 forceps delivery, then lying to
                                                                                                                                 the parents by telling them that
                                                                                                                                                                           as he did not engage in surgical
                                                                                                                                                                           abortions.
to usher in new school year                                                           in San Gabriel, where Rutland
                                                                                      is alleged to have administered
                                                                                                                                 their baby suffered a stroke. The
                                                                                                                                 baby later died. His license was          Deflecting blame
By Lori Arnold                                                                        an overdose of the anesthetic              reinstated in 2007 and Rutland               After the coroner reclassified
                                                                                      lidocaine to Chen.                         was placed on five years probation         Chen’s death as a homicide, Rut-
   SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of                                                               The reports indicated the doc-          with the restriction that he oper-        land sent a five-page letter to five
thousands of students worldwide are                                                   tor failed to recognize the symp-          ate only under the supervision of         U.S. Representatives, demanding
expected to usher in the new school                                                   toms of the overdose, leading to           another physician.                        an investigation into “clandestine
year with the global See You at the                                                   cardiac arrest. The complaint                 But late last year, Operation          collaborations of national anti-
Pole 2010 event, set for Sept. 22. In                                                 also alleges the medical forms             Rescue discovered that Rutland            abortion group organizations
addition, they will be joined by scores                                               were not written in Chen’s lan-            was violating his probation by            and local antiabortion activists
of adults who will provide their own                                                  guage, that proper equipment               performing abortions at a clinic          with the Medical Board of Cali-
support through Bless Our Schools                                                     was not on site, the medical               in Chula Vista, prompting a No-           fornia.”
Sunday, a Moms in Touch International                                                 personnel on staff, including              vember visit by an inspector from            He copied the letter to the U.S.
campaign, set for Sept. 19.                                                           Hanson, were not CPR certified              the California Medical Board.             Attorney General, State Attorney
   Both events are designed to cover                                                  and that there was a “significant”          Rutland’s staff refused the inspec-       General, both U.S. Senators,
teens and their spheres of influence                                                   delay in treatment, all contribut-         tor’s request to review the clinic’s      the ACLU, NAACP, as well as
with protective prayer.                                                               ing to Chen’s death six days later.        records and stock of drugs.               numerous feminist organiza-
   This year marks the 20th anniversary                                               Paramedics reported that when                 “Rutland has proven himself to         tions and media superstar Oprah
for See You at the Pole, a student-                                                   they arrived, no one was caring            be a dishonest man who presents           Winfrey.
initiated and student-led movement                                                    for Chen.                                  an ongoing danger to the public,”            “Rutland complains his prob-
launched in Texas in 1990. The prayer                                                    A malpractice suit on behalf            said Operation Rescue President           lems are somehow the result of
campaign brings students to their                                                     of Chen’s two-year-old child has           Troy Newman.                              an anti-abortion plot. He is upset
school flagpoles to intercede for their                                                also been filed.                               “It was his own negligence             that authorities would hold him
leaders, schools and families, asking                                                    Although Chen’s death was               and attitude that he is above             accountable to the law, but what
God to bring moral and spiritual awak-                                                originally classified as accidental,        the law that has landed him in            he really wants is to be treated as
ening to their campuses. The students     Young people pray during a See You at       the case was reopened by the               repeated trouble with the Medi-           if no laws apply to him. People are
also look beyond themselves to offer      the Pole event at their school.             coroner’s office, which reclassi-           cal Board.”                               dying due to his shoddy work and
prayers for local, state and national     participate in the Bless Our Schools        fied the death as a homicide. In               In January, the medical board,         Operation Rescue is proud of any
civic leaders.                            endeavor sponsored by Moms in Touch         published reports, Los Angeles             citing “gross negligence” asked           small part we may have played in
   “For 20 years, we have seen this day   are asked to pray for both students         County chief medical exam-                 for an emergency suspension of            bringing him to justice.”
serve as a springboard for unity for      and staff.
teenagers on their secondary and col-        The actual vision on how the Moms
lege campuses,” said Paul Fleischmann,
president of the San Diego-based
National Network of Youth Ministries,
                                          in Touch program can be initiated is left
                                          to the sponsoring churches, but tools
                                          are available on their website.
                                                                                      Christian comic artists find plenty of
which coordinates the promotion.
   In addition to the focus on prayer,
                                             The singular goal of the 25-year-old
                                          Moms in Touch prayer ministry is to
                                                                                      evangelism opportunities at ComicCon
the event is also designed to challenge   gather women together to pray scrip-        Christian Examiner staff report
youth to take leadership on their cam-    turally and specifically for children
pus by ministering to their friends.      and schools. Mothers in more than              SAN DIEGO — ComicCon—the
   Churches are encouraged to sup-        140 countries meet regularly.               national exposition that, in the eyes of
port See You at the Pole by sponsoring
                                                                                      many Super Geeks, should be named
special “Campus Challenge Sunday”            For more information, visit www.         the eighth wonder of the world—be-
commissioning services for students       MomsInTouch.org and look under              came an evangelism breeding ground
and educators the weekend before          the Bless Our Schools Sunday                in July thanks to the efforts of the
the event. Free resources are available   link. For more information about            Christian Comic Arts Society.
online.                                   the student initiative, visit www.             “They come from all corners of the
   Similarly, churches desiring to        syatp.com.                                  industry and represent a growing move-
                                                                                      ment to encourage Christian involve-
                                                                                      ment in the arts, and a vision for using
                                                                                      the art of comics to promote the cause
                                                                                      of Christ,” said Kevin Yong, one of the
                                                                                      organizers of the society’s event.
                                                                                         Members of the society, represent-
                                                                                      ing a growing niche in the comic book
                                                                                      industry, held seminars and distributed
                                                                                      hundreds of free comic-style tracts
                                                                                      throughout the four-day convention         The Christian Comic Arts Society, which has hosted a booth at ComicCon for
                                                                                      in downtown San Diego.                     14 years, offered selections that featured superheroes, Bible illustrations and
                                                                                         The group, founded in 1984 by Don       adaptions, historical biographies and teen dramas.
                                                                                      Ensign, was created to help connect        one-on-one fellowship, debate, and        and a preview of the “Action Bible”
                                                                                      professional and amateur Christian         evangelism among the thousands of         by David C. Cook, a Genesis-to-Rev-
                                                                                      comic book enthusiasts for fellowship,     fellow attendees at the convention.       elation graphic novel adaptation of
                                                                                      mentoring and outreach. Fourteen              In addition, dozens of Christian-      the Bible by award-winning artist
                                                                                      years ago members of the group de-         themed comic books, some making           Sergio Cariello.
                                                                                      cided to capitalize on the networking      their 2010 debut, were showcased,            Even Voice of the Martyrs had its
                                                                                      opportunities at ComicCon, where           demonstrating the diverse topics          own title, the historical biography,
                                                                                      more than 120,000 people from across       pursued by the artists. Among those       “Hope Amid Horror.”
                                                                                      the country converge at the San Diego      featured were traditional superhe-           In addition to the ongoing out-
                                                                                      Convention Center to colorfully cel-       roes offerings by Kurt Kolka’s “The       reach at the San Diego convention,
                                                                                      ebrate all things sci-fi.                   Cardinal,” Clint Deron Johnson’s          the society is also partnering with
                                                                                         Each year the group hosts tables        Matthew “Cross: Faith-Walker” and         other Christians to expand similar
                                                                                      at the exhibitor hall and organizes        the “Ragged Capes,” an anthology          ministries into other comic conven-
                                                                                      panel discussions and workshops.           by New Creation Now.                      tions, including the WonderCon in
                                                                                         This year’s panel discussions              Comic adaptations of the Bible         San Francisco, the Tuscon Comic-
                                                                                      covered the topics of spirituality in      were also in abundance, ranging           Con and PhoenixCon in Arizona,
                                                                                      comics, the long—and sometimes             from the “Eyewitness” series by           and the new Long Beach Comic-
                                                                                      controversial—history of Bible il-         Headpress Publishers, the “Prov-          Con coming to Southern California
                                                                                      lustration and adaptation into com-        erbs & Parables” anthology by New         Oct. 29 to 31.
                                                                                      ic book format.                            Creation, a new series of titles from
                                                                                         In between presentations, the ex-       Kingstone Media spotlighting “Mo-            To find out more about the society,
                                                                                      hibit hall tables served as a hub for      ses,” “Elijah,” “Noah” and others,        visit www.christiancomicarts.com.
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BIBLE STUDY…                                                                        Cal Baptist coach, 2 others killed in crash
Continued from page 1
                                                                                    A dozen CBU cross-country athletes are injured, hospitalized
she wrote.                                                                          By Lori Arnold                               struck by a Ford Expedi-                                        heading to Mammoth for
   Instead, she asked questions                                                                                                  tion, which carried the five                                     a two-week camp. The five
about each Bible passage and                                                           RIVERSIDE — The fall semester             San Diegans. Witnesses                                          San Diego athletes were
required the women to write out                                                     at California Baptist University began       said the SUV apparently                                         heading home from the
their answers. Then, after they                                                     under a cloud of grief as faculty and        lost control and crossed                                        same camp.
shared what God gave them,                                                          students coped with the aftermath of a       into oncoming traffic.                                             Rice and her husband,
Johnson gave a lecture and sup-                                                     fiery crash near Bishop on Aug. 9 that        After hitting the van, the                                      Jason, are residents of
plied extensive notes.                                                              claimed the life of the school’s cheer-      SUV erupted into flames                                          Corona. They have two
   Class enrollment in what                                                         leading coach and injured 12 student         and was struck by a third                                       children, Joseph and
eventually became Bible Study                                                       athletes from the campus.                    car. Rice died at the scene.                                    Caitlyn. According to
Fellowship International began            Lynda Young studies God’s Word in            The multi-car crash also left two San     The injured CBU athletes               PHOTO COURTESY OF KENTON her bio on the university
to multiply and a structure was           preparation for teaching a small group.   Diego teenagers dead and seriously           were transported to area Cal Baptist coach
                                                                                                                                                                                   JACOBSEN/CBU
                                                                                                                                                                                                 website, Rice began her
put in place that included well-                                                    burned three of their friends, all travel-   hospitals with varying Wendy Rice was killed                    CBU duties in 2006 after
trained leaders, small groups,               “I like recommending a study           ing in an SUV.                               degrees of injury.               Aug. 9 in fiery crash.          working in a similar posi-
and a children’s program. Now             that welcomes all different de-              Killed in the crash were Wendy Rice,         “We are deeply sad-                                          tion at Corona del Mar
headquartered in San Antonio,             nominations,” the Bible enthu-            35, the coach from CBU, and Natalie          dened by this tragic event,” said Uni- High School. While there, she led the
Texas, BSF has spread through-            siast said. “Plus, if someone I           Nield and Amanda Post, both June             versity President Dr. Ronald L. Ellis. squad to the COA West Coast Open
out the Inland Empire—with                know moves to a different state,          graduates from Cathedral Catholic            “We have lost a beloved member of Championship, the U.S. Spiritleaders
men’s and women’s classes from            as long as a class is available,          High School in San Diego. Derek              our CBU family.”                                 National Championship, the UCA West
Chino to Victorville to Temecu-           that individual can pick up right         Thomas, who also graduated from the             No one in the two other CBU vans coast Championship, a second place
la—as well as around the world.           where she left off.”                      school in June, was in critical condition    was hurt. A passenger in the Subaru finish at the USA Nationals as well as
This in-depth study method cul-                                                     with severe burns over most of his body.     was also hospitalized.                           many regional and state-level titles.
tivates such a vibrant relation-          A real love                               Two other friends were also burned.             “Our thoughts and prayers are with               She also coached at Centennial
ship with Jesus Christ that lives            Elizabeth Morin’s ardor for Jesus         According to the university, Wendy        those who lost loved ones in this ter- High School in Corona and Glendora
change forever.                           grew during her 14 years as a fellow-     Rice, 35, was driving one of three vans      rible accident and with those who were High, in nearby Los Angeles County.
                                          ship class member and children’s          carrying CBU cross-country athletes on       injured,” Ellis said. “We pray for their Rice attended Azusa Pacific University
A consuming love                          leader. When she returned to col-         Highway 395 to a high-altitude training      speedy and complete recovery.”                   from 1992-94 and in 2008 was working
   Wendy Wood, of Montclair,              lege for her bachelor’s degree,           camp in Mammoth. The northbound                 According to the Riverside Press-En- to complete her bachelor’s in human
has been involved with BSF for            Morin realized how the Bible study        Econoline van she was driving was            terprise, a total of 43 track athletes were development.
almost three decades.                     group had prepared her to accom-
   “The consistency of each day’s         plish her dreams.
homework taught me to focus                  “BSF impacted how I did school,
on what God wants to say to me            especially when it came to writing
as an individual and how he               papers,” she said. “The training in
wants me to apply His Word,”              the children’s program taught me
she said.                                 to craft engaging stories by using
   Among the greatest treasures           a specific beginning, middle and
of the fellowship, she said, was          ending. I learned that a story needs
its emphasis on accountability.           purpose, just as God’s Word has a
   “Early on, I was placed in a           purpose. ”
small group where I met my                   Once Morin, a resident of Up-
best friend,” Wood said. “We              land, received her credential and
had similar occupations and,              started teaching history, the fel-
based on what we learned about            lowship’s benefits compounded.
God’s authority over our lives,           “Clearly defining my purpose helps
my friend convinced me that               me focus on the topic and moti-
our work should be dedicated              vate students even in a subject they
to the Lord. Since then I’ve op-          might have previously considered
erated on biblical principles.            boring. In the children’s program,
They have built a business based          we’d also learned to speak to chil-
on integrity. I’m so grateful for         dren on their level and to work with
the work God provides, and                challenge kids using positive rein-
that makes me love him all the            forcement to promote good behav-
more.”                                    ior. Knowing how to encourage par-
   Appreciation, she said, makes          ents makes a difference, too. These
Wood want to tell people about            skills all equipped me to be a better
her Savior.                               teacher.”
   “When my husband became
an officer of the Ontario Elk’s            A love that lasts
club, I joined the Elks’ Ladies.            Rancho Cucamonga’s Lynda
For the past two years, it’s been         Young retired from the fellowship a                                                                      1 to 10,000 pieces
my privilege to serve as their            few years ago, after several decades
chaplain. And I’ve joined the             of leadership. But her desire to
Ontario-Upland Lion’s Club.               keep learning and applying God’s                                                                         No job too small or too large
Being involved provides op-               Word hasn’t changed, she said,
portunities for women to share            adding that over the years the fel-                                                                      Schools, Businesses, Churches
their problems and concerns               lowship helped her to understand
with me. I also help with funer-          how the Old and New Testament                                                                            We can service anyone’s
als, which are especially stressful       fit together. She was also able to
for family and friends.”                  learn about “the fullness of our                                                                         Embroidery and Silkscreening needs.
   According to Wood, the fel-            Sovereign God’s character, become
lowship gave her the courage to           knowledgeable of Scripture’s major
speak about her beliefs. She now          principles, and grasp the signifi-
has the confidence to explain the          cance of the Holy Spirit’s power at
importance of a relationship with         work in my life.”
Jesus and how a good Bible study            Young said she also appreciates
can help that develop.                    how “the discipline of prayer has
                                          become more than a shopping list
                                          of my wants and needs. Almost ev-
                                          ery day I realize that something I’m
                                          doing has been impacted by lessons
                                          learned in BSF. It might be in the
                                          way I look at and react to the world,
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Prop. 8 overturned on distorted view of civil liberties
   A historical ruling                                                   against people based                                                                                                       slanderers nor swindlers will in-
by U.S. District Court
Chief Judge Vaughn
                                                                         on their race, you also
                                                                         can’t       discriminate                  No other political decision                                                      herit the kingdom of God. And
                                                                                                                                                                                                    that is what some of you were. But
Walker said Proposi-                                                     against people based                                                                                                       you were washed, you were sancti-
tion 8 was unconstitu-                                                   on their sexual orien-                                                                                                     fied, you were justified in the name
tional … again over-
turning two separate
                                                                         tation.
                                                                            But choosing one’s
                                                                                                                   to change American                                                               of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spirit of our God.”
votes by the people of                                                   personal sexual be-
California showing that
they want marriage to
                                                                         havior isn’t the same
                                                                         as what defines one’s
                                                                                                                   society even comes close                                                         Hope in Christ
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Second, this is an opportunity
be between one man                                                       race.                                                                                                                      for us to be a light and a hope for
and one woman only.
   This historic case
                                Craig                    Huey               Redesigning society
                                                                         based on this confu-
                                                                                                                   to the impact of this one.                                                       homosexuals. Through our words,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    actions and attitudes, we can be
is now on its way to the liberal 9th                      sion—that a chosen sexual orienta-                                                                                                        ambassadors for Christ—showing
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and                         tion is no different from the uncho-                    employees, Christian schools and            Celebrities and well-known poli-      God’s compassion and love for all
could eventually go to the U.S. Su-                       sen, unchangeable characteristic of                     bookstores, photographers, wed-          ticians will grab media attention to     people.
preme Court.                                              race—is based on faulty and dan-                        ding-cake bakers, rental agencies        denounce us.                                We can help them learn that
   No other political decision to                         gerous reasoning.                                       and other businesses—all of them            Christian love and the Bible’s        there is hope in Christ, and that
change American society even                                 There are some things we don’t                       could be targets of ruinous law-         truth will be distorted and ques-        He can set free those who are
comes close to the impact of                              choose. No one can choose his or                        suits.                                   tioned.                                  trapped in homosexual bond-
this one.                                                 her race or height—any more than                           In New Mexico, Elaine Huguenin,          We’ll be accused of being mean-       age. That God can deliver them
   This decision affects every mar-                       he or she can choose any gene.                          a professional wedding photogra-         spirited for not letting two people      from their homosexual sin as
riage law in America. All 45 states                          Whom we enter into a relation-                       pher, was fined and found guilty of       who are in love get married.             He has done for so many oth-
that uphold traditional marriage                          ship with, however, is voluntary—                       discrimination for not wanting to                                                 ers.
are now in danger of having this in-                      it’s a matter of free will.                             photograph a lesbian wedding.            Proper response                             It’s up to us to ensure that God’s
stitution overturned by judges.                              Homosexual behavior is a choice,                        And two doctors in San Diego             Our response must be pa-              truth and word are heard above all
   By overturning the people’s vote,                      not a civil right. Race is not a choice,                were sued for refusing to inseminate     tient, loving and focused on             the noise and rhetoric.
the judge has declared that this is                       and is a civil right.                                   a lesbian woman. They referred her       being pro-biblical marriage.                Finally, pray for the appeal
not a republic—it is an oligarchy                                                                                 to another doctor. After she had         We must not hesitate to tell the         and for the next court decision.
ruled by judges. More specifically,                         Manufactured rights                                    the child, she sued, winning her         truth about the sin of homo-             And, consider helping financial-
it is ruled by judges who create law,                         Now, because of the court’s                         civil rights case that would force       sexuality. But the issue is being        ly in this expensive court fight.
regardless of the will of the people.                      decision based on newly created                        the doctors to act against their own     pro-marriage.                            Both Protect Marriage and Ad-
   The Proposition 8 trial was bi-                         civil rights, our religious liberty                    freedom of conscience.                      As Christians, we must reject the     vocates for Faith and Freedom
ased from the start, beginning with                        and freedom of speech are in                                                                    media’s stereotyping of us as angry      are working on the appeals and
Judge Walker…a homosexual him-                             danger.                                                Christians targeted                      and hateful towards homosexuals.         are in need of funding for the
self…creating a circus in his court-                          If this decision is not overturned,                    In the coming months, expect             First, we recognize that we all are   cause.
room, where Christianity and the                           watch for costly lawsuits to mount                     the media, politicians, various ex-      sinners—and each of us needs to             To contribute to the appeals, visit
church were on trial.                                      against churches if they don’t allow                   perts and the homosexual lobby to        be saved by grace through Christ’s       www.protectmarriage.com or www.
   The judge’s decision is redefining                       homosexual weddings.                                   frame the decision as a civil rights     work on the cross.                       faith-freedom.com.
same-sex marriage as a civil right;                           And, watch out for more church-                     issue, not an issue to protect our so-      1 Corinthians 6:9–11 says: “Do
this new definition will radically                          es, religious organizations and pas-                   ciety and our kids, or to uphold the     you not know that the wicked will           Huey—an author, public speaker,
change our society. This is not a                          tors to grow increasingly reluctant                    benefits and value of marriage.           not inherit the kingdom of God?          entrepreneur and businessowner—
civil rights issue; it’s an issue of                       to speak out against what they call                       For example:                          Do not be deceived: Neither the          is the coordinator and speaker for
choice. Judge Walker based his                             the sin of homosexuality for fear of                      We’ll be labeled divisive, intoler-   sexually immoral nor idolaters nor       the California Election Forum. He
decision on a distorted view of                            accusations of hate speech, discrim-                   ant and hateful.                         adulterers nor male prostitutes nor      has been heard on KBRT, KKLA and
civil liberties.                                           ination and civil rights violations.                      Opposition to the sin of homo-        homosexual offenders nor thieves         KWVE and has appeared on FOX
   Just as you can’t discriminate                             Plus, this will affect religious                    sexuality will be called bigoted.        nor the greedy nor drunkards nor         News and other TV programs.




A bad review for Anne Rice’s latest story
EP News Service                                            tian. I’m out.”                                        er. My conscience will                                  indicates that she nev-   the Torah—which includes the pro-
                                                              Revealing this dramatic plot-twist                  allow nothing else.”                                    er fully came to grips    hibition against homosexuality. At
   While “Vampire Chronicle’s”                             on Facebook, Rice wrote that she                          Still, Rice wrote                                    with who Jesus is.        least a mother’s love would explain
author, Anne Rice, generated con-                          had abandoned Christianity be-                         the following day:                                                                the contradiction of believing Jesus
troversy when she renounced her                            cause, “It’s simply impossible for                     “My faith in Christ is                                  Coming up short           to be the Son of God while reject-
vampire ways and embraced Chris-                           me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome,                    central to my life. My                                     Although Rice be-      ing his authority.
tianity in 1998, she created even                          hostile, disputatious, and deserv-                     conversion from a pes-                                  lieves Jesus is the Son
greater controversy with the revela-                       edly infamous group. For 10 years,                     simistic atheist lost in                                of God, it is likely      Pick-and-chose faith
tion that she “quit being a Chris-                         I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsid-                a world I didn’t under-                                 that she does not un-        Rice has failed to grasp that we
                                                                                                                  stand, to an optimistic                                 derstand the implica-     cannot simply pick and choose
                                                                                                                  believer in a universe                                  tions of what that fact   what to believe about Jesus or the
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Re-education: It’s not just for tyrants anymore
   When we wrote the                                   ing now, “to provide                                                                                            chipped away at religious freedom.
Manhattan Declaration
last fall, we warned about
                                                       competent counseling
                                                       to gay men and lesbi-           … in order to participate in                                                    Again, these two cases act as confir-
                                                                                                                                                                       mation: Julea Ward lost in a federal
“the decline in respect                                ans.” So they gave her                                                                                          district court case. While her law-
for religious values in the                            a choice: participation                                                                                         yers are hopeful of prevailing on
media, the academy and                                 in a re-education plan          public life, Christians are                                                     appeal, it’s far from assured.
political leadership.”                                 or expulsion.                                                                                                      These cases and others like them
   An example of this                                     That word “re-ed-                                                                                            are stark reminders of why we called
decline is on display
currently in Georgia.
                                                       ucation” may bring
                                                       to mind for you, as
                                                                                       being told to render to Caesar                                                  the Manhattan Declaration a “call
                                                                                                                                                                       of Christian Conscience.” Contrary
Jennifer Keeton, who                                   it does for me, what                                                                                            to what our enemies say, Christians
is a 24-year-old study-
ing for a master’s de-
                              Chuck     Colson         happened in Vietnam
                                                       and in China after the
                                                                                       that which belongs to God.                                                      aren’t out to impose their beliefs
                                                                                                                                                                       on anybody—it’s the other way
gree in counseling at Augusta State      Communists took over. And frankly,                                                                                            around.
University, has been threatened          it should bring it to mind. Keeton            ate counseling program for refus-        Ward could have spent decades             More and more, in order to par-
with expulsion. The grounds for          would need to do remedial reading,            ing to “change her religious beliefs     counseling people without the is-      ticipate in public life, Christians are
the threatened expulsion are not         complete with written assignments             about homosexual behavior.” Like         sue ever coming up.                    being told to render to Caesar that
poor grades or misconduct—they           on how the reading affected her               Keeton, Julea Ward was ordered to           Yet, their beliefs about homo-      which belongs to God. So please
are Keeton’s beliefs.                    beliefs; she would also be required           enter a “remediation” program de-        sexuality have become the sole cri-    join us, that we might take a stand
   Specifically, they are Keeton’s        to “work,” and I’m quoting, “to in-           signed to change her beliefs about       terion by which their fitness to be     together, that this is something we
beliefs about the morality of ho-        crease (her) exposure and interac-            same-sex relationships.                  counselors is being judged. The        will never do.
mosexuality. In written assignments      tions with gay populations,” includ-             In both cases, there was no evi-      word for this: ideology.                  For more information on
and classroom discussions, Keeton        ing but not limited to attendance at          dence their beliefs interfered with         In the Manhattan Declaration        the declaration, visit www.
has said that people’s sexual con-       Gay Pride parades.                            their ability to counsel others—the      we pointed out that the trampling      manhattandeclaration.org.
duct is “the result of accountable,         All that’s missing is working in           concerns were, at most, theoreti-        of religious liberty is being led by
personal choices,” and not “a state      the rice paddies.                             cal.                                     people who insist that there is some     © 2010 Prison Fellowship. Re-
of being.”                                  Keeton’s case isn’t unique: last              What’s more, homosexuals are a        right to engage in immoral sexual      printed with permission. “Break-
   These statements caused officials      year, Eastern Michigan University             tiny minority of the people needing      practices. We also pointed out that    Point with Chuck Colson” is a
to question “her ability,” I’m quot-     dismissed a student from its gradu-           counseling services. Keeton and          “a growing body of case law” has       radio ministry of Prison Fellowship.


Ground Zero sum game
   After months of dithering by the      Muslim nations, Muslims in America            ing Muslims how tol-                              or anti-Muslim. But           have considered the comments of
White House about the “Ground            are free to practice their faith. The         erant America is when                             those who would cre-          Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Arifi
Zero Mosque” in lower Manhat-            issue is whether they use that freedom        it comes to Islam.                                ate more Ground Ze-           on Egypt’s Al-Rahma TV, July 19,
tan, President Obama endorsed            to ultimately undermine freedom for              In an interview                                roes are not debating         2010:
the project at an Iftar dinner. The      people of different faiths, or no faith.      posted on Hadielis-                               themselves, at least             “Devotion to Jihad for the sake of
president said, “...as a citizen, and    It isn’t America’s obligation to demon-       lam.com and trans-                                not in a way that would       Allah, and the desire to shed blood,
as president, I believe that Muslims     strate our tolerance, as if by doing so       lated into English by                             minimize the threat           to smash skulls, and to sever limbs
have the same right to practice          those within Islam who wish to destroy        Walid Shoebat, a for-                             America and the rest          for the sake of Allah and in defense
their religion as anyone else in this    us will ultimately transform into reli-       mer Palestinian ter-                              of the West faces. They       of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an
country. That includes the right to      gious pluralists. It is their obligation      rorist and Christian                              believe they have Allah       honor for the believer. ... The Ko-
build a place of worship and a com-      to demonstrate their own tolerance in         convert, who became                               on their side and mar-        ranic verses that deal with fighting
munity center on private property        the face of much evidence of Islamic          a U.S. citizen, Rauf           Cal Thomas         tyrdom and heaven             the infidels and conquering their
in lower Manhattan, in accordance        intolerance and violence by radicals.         reveals his goal. Shoe-                           as their goal. How do         countries say that they should con-
with local laws and ordinances.”             No less an authority on the sub-          bat explains that what Rauf wants is “infidel” diplomats, Jews, Christians       vert to Islam, pay the jizya poll tax,
   After a torrent of criticism, the     ject than the State Department’s              to use “peaceful means,” including and secularists negotiate with such          or be killed. If the Muslims had im-
president a day later tried clarify-     own “ambassador” to Islamic na-               lobbying governments and estab- a mindset?                                      plemented this, we would not have
ing what he meant. “I was not com-       tions, Feisal Abdul Rauf, offers valu-        lishing charities, to incrementally     In a statement prior to the Iftar       reached the humiliation in which
menting and I will not comment on        able insight. Rauf is the founder of          establish what he calls the original dinner, President Obama said such          we find ourselves today.”
the wisdom of making the decision        Park51, the proposed Ground Zero              Islamic State worldwide as it once events “remind us of the principles             That’s reality, not wishful think-
to put a mosque there,” he said, “I      cultural center, and a self-professed         was in Arabia. This consists of the that we hold in common, and Is-             ing. This is what we’re up against
was commenting very specifically          moderate who refuses to describe              principles of Sharia law, including lam’s role in advancing justice,            with the Ground Zero project and
on the right that people have that       Hamas as a terrorist group, though            the stoning of adulterers and the progress, tolerance and the dignity           with the rapid immigration of radi-
dates back to our founding. That’s       the State Department does. The                decapitation of “infidels” (non- of all human beings.” Unfortunate-              cal Muslims. All the pronounce-
what our country’s about.”               same Hamas who’s co-founder                   Muslims) everywhere, including in ly, the president didn’t give any ex-         ments to the contrary won’t make
   Yes, America was founded on the       Mahmoud al-Zahar declared, “We                America.                              amples of where such principles are       it otherwise.
principles of religious freedom, but     have to build everywhere!” Yet Rauf              We debate among ourselves being practiced now in much of the
practicing religion isn’t the issue.     is traveling to the Middle East at            about this issue, trying to persuade Muslim world.                                © 2010 Tribune Media Services
Unlike Christians and Jews in most       taxpayer expense, supposedly tell-            each other we aren’t intolerant         Perhaps the president should            Inc.



Be sensitive to the name of Jesus        their website addresses with words            Reader response appreciated
   I’m writing to express a comment
regarding the August 2010 issue of
the Christian Examiner in which
you hyphenated the name Jesus in
                                         that directly pertain to our Chris-
                                         tian faith. Words such as Chris-
                                         tian, etc. They are doing this as a
                                         sign of respect and also because
                                                                                         Thank you for publishing “Chil-
                                                                                       dren ≠ Widgets,” my commentary
                                                                                       about at-risk children. in your June
                                                                                       edition. I’ve received many compli-
                                                                                                                                       Cal Thomas
an article that appeared under the       websites are not “case” sensitive.            ments on the piece.
headline “John Wooden’s last max-           It is my prayerful hope that other           Most importantly, the edito-
im: love God and love others.”           Christian publications would begin            rial helped to raise awareness
   A number of years ago the             using this method as well.                    about the needs of at-risk kids—
Lord placed a personal convic-                                   Paul Sugalski         and perhaps it even inspired
tion upon my heart that the name                             Chula Vista, Calif.       some of your faith-based read-
of Jesus should not be hyphen-                                                         ers to consider becoming fos-
ated because it is the name that         Killing baby girls in India                   ter or adoptive parents. That’s
is above every other name. And it           When I read the article                    priceless to us.
is the name at which every knee          “Christians fight infant killing                                 Donald A. Verleur II
shall bow. And because there is no       in India,” (August 2010), I was                                    CEO, Olive Crest
other name written under heaven          absolutely horrified. It’s terrible                                Santa Ana, Calif.
by which men might be saved.             what is happening to baby girls
   It is for this reason that I’ve       in India.                                     Inmate grateful for newspaper
come to believe that the name               Does the group doing this minis-              Greetings in the blessed name
of Jesus should never be hyphen-         try have an American contact?                 of our Lord and Savior Jesus
ated, but rather, it should be kept         I would like very much to help             Christ.
intact and whole; preserving the         them on a monthly basis. Any infor-              I am in prison in Texas and
integrity of this most precious          mation you could provide would be             you’ve been sending me the
name—the name of the Lord Je-            greatly appreciated.                          Christian Examiner for some time
sus.                                                       Annamaria Villegas          now. I look forward to receiving                     Represented by Mark Larson Media Services, Inc.
   In closing, I would like to share                            Riverside, Calif.      it each month and enjoy reading
one last comment with you in                                                           and discussing your insightful
regard to your fine newspapers.              Editor’s note: The ministry highlighted    articles. Thank you very much
I’ve noticed a growing number of         in the story was the Southern Baptist World   for this blessing.                              Phone: (619) 579-0967 • Email: mark@marklarson.com
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                                        transform the debate over marriage
PROP. 8…
Continued from page 1
                                        equality.”
                                           Although supporters anticipated
                                        that the court would likely rule
                                                                                  FAQs on Prop. 8, California’s
courtroom. In his ruling Walker
agreed with the plaintiffs’ argu-
ment for the need to redefine
                                        against them at this level, Ron
                                        Prentice, chairman of Protect Mar-
                                        riage, said that he was surprised by
                                                                                  contested marriage amendment
traditional marriage.                   Walker’s reasoning.                       Why a federal case?                         California constitutional amendment                that borders San Diego County, Arizona
   “Plaintiffs seek to have the state      “It was incredibly strident,”             Opponents of Proposition 8 filed          declaring marriage as between one                  and Mexico. Nearly 70 percent of the
recognize their committed rela-         Prentice said, adding that the judge      suit in state court immediately after       man and one woman violated the U.S.                county’s voters approved Proposition
tionships, and plaintiffs’ relation-    tried to equate the desire of same-       the Nov. 2008 election seeking to           Constitution’s due process and equal               8 at the ballot box. Granting of an ap-
ships are consistent with the core of   sex marriage with the civil rights        block the voter-approved constitutional     protection rights of gays and lesbians             peal, however, is not automatic. The
the history, tradition and practice     discrimination facing interracial         amendment. In May 2009, the Califor-        by treating traditional marriage as                9th Circuit court must first determine
of marriage in the United States,”      couples in the ’60s and ’70s. “I was      nia Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that the        “superior to same-sex couples.” “Plain-            if the parties have legal standing to
the judge wrote.                        actually surprised by his rationale.      amendment was constitutional, but it        tiffs seek to have the state recognize             file an appeal. Typically, the governor
   Rick Jacobs of Courage Cam-          He felt there was no rational basis       also upheld the estimated 18,000 same-      their committed relationships, and                 and the state attorney general would
paign Institute, an online organiz-     for protecting the institution of         sex marriages that were performed           plaintiffs’ relationships are consistent           represent the voters’ interest in this
ing network that promotes gay and       marriage as between only a man            during a six-month window when the          with the core of the history, tradition            case, but attorneys for both Gov. Arnold
lesbians rights, lauded the ruling in   and a woman.”                             marriages were legal. Days before the       and practice of marriage in the United             Schwarzenegger and Attorney General
an e-blast distributed shortly after       California voters had approved         California Supreme Court ruling was         States,” the judge wrote in his ruling.            Jerry Brown have declined to present
its release.                            the amendment in November                 released, however, a separate lawsuit                                                          an active defense of the proposition.
   “Judge Walker’s federal court        2008 by a margin of 52 percent            was filed in federal court, alleging the     What are the repercussions?                        In fact, Brown wrote his own argument
decision is an historic milestone       to 48 percent. Opponents imme-            measure violated the U.S. Constitu-            Walker, in overturning the will                 seeking the measure’s repeal, while
in the fight for full equality, but      diately filed suit in state court to       tion. Using the federal court system        of California voters, became the                   Schwarzenegger opted to remain
it is only a first step: The decision    block its implementation, but the         was an unusual tactic, though, because      first federal judge to rule there is                neutral in the matter.
will inevitably be appealed to the      California Supreme Court upheld           marriage has always been considered         a federal constitutional right for
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth     the constitutional amendment by           a states’ rights issue. The federal case,   same-sex marriage. Three other                     How will this impact families?
Circuit and all the way to the U.S.     a 6-1 vote.                               Perry v. Schwarzenegger, was the one        states have legalized same-sex mar-                   From the beginning, supporters
Supreme Court,” wrote Jacobs, who          It was then that two plaintiffs filed   presided over by U.S. District Judge        riage by court order—Iowa, Con-                    of Proposition 8 argued that chang-
also vowed to launch an “unprec-        a federal lawsuit against the state       Vaughn Walker.                              necticut, Massachusetts—but all                    ing the definition of marriage would
edented online storytelling project     amendment, and it is expected that                                                    were done through the state, not                   erode parental and religious rights by
to bring the Prop. 8 trial into the     the case will eventually wind its way     What did Walker decide?                     federal, judicial systems. The case is             making gay marriage a societal norm.
lives of the American people and        to the Supreme Court.                      In his ruling, Walker decided that the     now being appealed to the 9th U.S.                 In supporting their claims, Protect
                                                                                                                              Circuit Court of Appeals, which has                Marriage pointed to educational code
                                                                                                                              legal jurisdiction over nine West-                 changes made in other states where
                                                                                                                              ern states: California, Arizona, Ne-               same-sex marriage was allowed. In
                                                                                                                              vada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho,                   those states, homosexuality is taught as
                                                                                                                              Montana, Hawaii and Alaska. A                      a mainstream lifestyle and parents have
                                                                                                                              randomly selected panel of three                   no legal right to opt their children out
                                                                                                                              judges will hear the case. Attorneys               of such teachings. Said Brian Brown,
                                                                                                                              representing Proposition 8 said the                president of the National Organiza-
                                                                                                                              case could take anywhere from six                  tion for Marriage, “The goal of this
                                                                                                                              months to a year to conclude.                      movement is to use the law to reshape
                                                                                                                                                                                 the culture so that disagreement with
                                                                                                                              What about the                                     their views on sex and marriage gets
                                                                                                                              U.S. Supreme Court?                                stigmatized and repressed like bigotry.
                                                                                                                                 Whichever way the 9th Circuit court             Children will be taught, whether par-
                                                                                                                              rules, the losing party has vowed to               ents like it or not, that traditional faith
                                                                                                                              appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.                  communities’ views on marriage are
                                                                                                                              Unlike lower court appeals, an appeal              based on hatred and bigotry.”
                                                                                                                              to the U.S. Supreme Court is not au-
                                                                                                                              tomatic. The court must first agree to              What about religious liberty?
                                                                                                                              hear the case, which is likely consid-                Another concern of Proposition 8
                                                                                                                              ering the national implications of the             supporters, especially among evangel-
                                                                                                                              matter. The court generally hears its              ical pastors, was the fear they could be
                                                                                                                              cases each fall and then issues rulings            forced to perform same-sex marriag-
                                                                                                                              for that session over the late spring              es or be prohibited from speaking or
                                                                                                                              and summer.                                        preaching against homosexuality. Al-
                                                                                                                                 If Walker’s legal reasoning and rul-            though several states have clearly in-
                                                                                                                              ing is upheld by the U.S. Supreme                  cluded language protecting churches
                                                                                                                              Court, then marriage would be re-                  from performing same-sex marriages,
                                                                                                                              defined not only in California but                  those exemptions could easily be re-
                                                                                                                              also nationwide, reversing statutes                pealed by the same legislatures that
                                                                                                                              and constitutional amendments in                   approved same-sex marriage to be-
                                                                                                                              all 45 states that define marriage as               gin with. In addition, Walker’s own
                                                                                                                              between one man and one woman.                     ruling seemed to trump the rights of
                                                                                                                              That’s been the goal of gay marriage               gays and lesbians over religious rights
                                                                                                                              supporters for years. In 2004, after 11            when he wrote: “Religious beliefs
                                                                                                                              states passed marriage amendments                  that gay and lesbian relationships are
                                                                                                                              on Election Day, Matt Foreman, then-               sinful or inferior to heterosexual re-
                                                                                                                              executive director of the National                 lationships harm gays and lesbians.”
                                                                                                                              Gay and Lesbian Task Force, told the               He included in his decision Southern
                                                                                                                              Associated Press: “This issue is going             Baptist resolutions on gay marriage
                                                                                                                              to be resolved by the U.S. Supreme                 (2003) and homosexuality (1999), as
                                                                                                                              Court, and it’s not going to give a                well as statements on homosexuality
                                                                                                                              (expletive) what these state constitu-             from the Roman Catholic Church,
                                                                                                                              tions say.”                                        Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Free Methodist Church, Lutheran
                                                                                                                              Who will appeal?                                   Church-Missouri Synod, and the Or-
                                                                                                                                 The appeal was filed by the Alliance             thodox Church of America. All of the
                                                                                                                              Defense Fund on behalf of Protect Mar-             denominations point to Scripture in
                                                                                                                              riage, which sponsored Proposition 8.              calling homosexuality sinful.
                                                                                                                              Also appealing will be Advocates for
                                                                                                                              Faith and Freedom on behalf of Impe-                  BP News Service contributed to
                                                                                                                              rial County, a rural farming community             this report.


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Voices… Speaking out about Prop. 8
   The only thing more troubling            Rights to freedom of religion in          forced is not a true love or relation-      hope for all sinners is in Romans        to how we live. Christians have
than our own elected representa-            court.                                    ship. It is then bondage. A true love       8:1-15, John 3:15-16, and I John         to die to self. We have to let go
tives blatantly disrespecting our             It is because we can’t even argue       or relationship can only be found           1:9. The Lord’s answer to Perga-         of things pleasurable to us. We
democratic process and disenfran-           these points, but instead can only        in a willingness to surrender one’s         mus and Thyatira was to repent           cannot compromise.”
chising the electorate is the un-           argue whether it is fair and equal,       rights to another and to allow the          and overcome. He demands the               At home and at work, I continue
known direction in which same-sex           that we are losing. It is not about       other to do as that one sees fit.            same today. Pastor Mike MacIn-           to promote traditional marriage,
marriage will lead us.                      equality or fairness. It is about right     The Lord allows people to                 tosh of Horizon Christian Fellow-        based on God’s Holy Word.
   Will we as Americans be willing to       and wrong and about honoring              choose their own ways. It is their          ship states, “We are all witnesses—                  Judith Randall, LMFT
allow ourselves to be forced into a         God. As President Lincoln said,           choice. Does it break my heart that         either good or bad—according                                  Poway, Calif.
one-sided contract of tolerance and         “they are calling for the righteous       so many will go against their Cre-
be compelled by a very small faction of     to repent, not the sinners.”              ator? You betcha. However, that is
society to literally change the composi-
tion of the American family, as well as
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                                                                                      their choice. In eternity, they will
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both a mother and a father, or will         with signs, fliers, and prayer during                          San Diego, Calif.
we render one or the other of no            the Prop 8 campaign.
use or importance any longer?                   I thought I perhaps had stum-             I do not understand how one
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to me that we are in a period of ar-             How would I explain to them          I do not want my church to shut
                                                                                                                                                Have you become surety to debts? (Proverbs 6:1-11)
rogance. It does not seem to matter         that the will of over seven million       down because they would be
what the Constitution states be-
cause there is no civil right that has
                                            California voters was discarded
                                            by the opinion of one judge and
                                                                                      forced to marry gays.
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voters has been ignored, and the            their governor) now refuses to            with gay marriage and it may lead them
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                                            another day.                              al immorality was rampant. Thyatira                                           … and more
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gence alone, as if we do not need           my state and, ultimately, my nation       morality—for social, selfish and
the assistance of God, symbolizing          to recognize, confirm, and uphold          economic reasons. His antichrist
that we do not even acknowledge             that marriage in its original intent      position, against the Bible and our
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ping away. Christians need to start         does not force people into a rela-        on that cross. He did not pay that
arguing again in the civic arena, the       tionship with Him, neither can I          price for us to sin. His blood was
right and wrong of homosexuality.           force others into a right relation-       shed to forgive, set us free from
We need to start arguing again the
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                                            voters who approved the measure.          rationale for overturning the voter-
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and of the people,” said County Su-         imperative the county is allowed          that Proposition 8 lacked a rational
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Christian aid group
attacked in Afghanistan
10 members of 12-member team killed
By Scott Noble                            Two other Afghan members of             travel out of remote areas and get
                                        the team, Said Yasin and Safiul-           medical care, but the women …
  BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan               lah, survived the attack.                 for them it’s [because of cultural
— The aid group included 12               The aid group was an effort             reasons] not possible to really move
people—men and women from               of the International Assistance           around.”
different countries who wanted to       Mission (IAM), a Christian or-               A female nurse was also needed
provide eye care and other impor-       ganization that has worked in             for this particular aid mission
tant medical treatments to some         Afghanistan since 1966, assist-           because men—for cultural
of the poorest and most isolated        ing the country with health and           reasons—cannot treat women,
people in Afghanistan. The trip         economic development.                     according to Frans.
they had embarked on was difficult;        The group that was attacked—               Dr. Tom Little of Delmar, New
the group had to scale mountains        the Nuristan Eye Camp team—had            York, recruited Dr. Karen Woo
many thousands of feet high and         received permission from local            from the UK who was willing to
camp in tents in inhospitable areas     government authorities to oper-           make the trip and help treat vari-
to reach the people most in need        ate in the area in which they were        ous medical problems of women.
of aid.                                 attacked.                                 In addition, Little, who Frans said                                                                         © MATT BROWN 2010
  Yet the 12-member team, which           “These are eye camps,” said             was “a pioneer of this program,”       Dr. Tom Little, left, who was killed in the attack, was described as a ‘pioneer of
included six Americans, one Brit-       Dirk Frans, executive director of         also recruited Dr. Tom Grams,          this program’ to assist Afghans with eye care.
on, one German and four Afghans,        IAM in a phone interview from             a dentist originally from Park
remained committed to reaching          Afghanistan. “We’ve been doing            Rapids, Minn., thus giving the         international partners because                Prior to the mid-1960s, “so
and serving the Afghan people.          them for many years. The people           team the ability to treat various      six Americans, a Briton, a Ger-            much of mission work was con-
  On Thursday, Aug. 5, while            here [in Afghanistan] have more           medical problems.                      man were killed. Those nations             nected to colonialism,” he said.
returning from their mission,           than average trouble with their              Frans said IAM only sponsors        have an interest in finding out             “So missionaries went under
the aid workers were attacked,          eyes for various reasons. That is         these eye clinics once every two       what happened.”                            the protection of colonial gov-
resulting in the deaths of 10 of        what we’re known for, that is what        years because of how extensively          Frans believes the attack “was          ernments. They weren’t always
them.                                   we’ve done for 44 years; that is          it must prepare for them.              an isolated incident, a sort of            complicit with colonial policies,
  Killed in the attack were Tom         what we’re still doing.”                     “It’s always somewhat difficult      opportunistic attack related to            but they nevertheless were there
Little, 61, the team’s leader and         In addition to eye care, IAM            to compose the team because we         specific local circumstances that           under their protection.”
optometrist of New York; Dan            also provides a mental health             must [get] specialists, and they       do not apply to other areas.”                 The attack in Afghanistan and
Terry, 63, from Wisconsin; Cheryl       care program, community devel-            must be able to actually make             Incidences like the attack on           the loss of life will alter the future
Beckett, 32, from Ohio; Brian           opment programs, an institute             the trip,” he said.                    the Nuristan Eye Camp team                 work of IAM.
Carderelli, 25, from Virginia;          of leadership development, an                The Taliban has claimed re-         highlight the dangers of mission-             “In the area of eye care, we will
Tom Grams, 51, from Colorado;           energy renewal program and                sponsibility for the attack, but no    ary and aid work. While blatant            definitely have to change because
Glenn Lapp, 20, from Penn-              English language help. Some of            motive has yet been officially de-      and deadly attacks like the one            we had four international volun-
sylvania; Mahram Ali, 50, from          the programs focus specifically            termined, according to Frans.          in Afghanistan are rare, workers           teers on this program, and two
Afghanistan; Jawed, 24, from            on women.                                    “There is an official investiga-     are still faced with numerous              of them have now been killed,”
Afghanistan; Daniela Beyer, 35,           “It’s particularly the women            tion going on by the Ministry of       challenges in the field.                    Frans said. “Tom [Little] was the
from Germany and Karen Woo              who don’t have access to medical          Interiors,” he said. “I understand        Dr. Garry Morgan, professor             most experienced person. He was a
from Britain.                           care,” said Frans. “The men can           they are being assisted by their       of Intercultural Studies at North-         pioneer of this program. He would
                                                                                                                         western College in St. Paul, who           always push the envelope, do things
                                                                                                                         also served for many years with            that haven’t been done before.
                                                                                                                         World Venture in Kenya, doesn’t            With him gone, we will simply have
                                                                                                                         believe there are more challenges          to review the program.”
                                                                                                                         today in the field for missionaries            Tragedies like this demon-
                                                                                                                         and aid workers than there were            strate the dangers involved with
                                                                                                                         25 or 50 years ago—just different          missionary and aid work. Suf-
                                                                                                                         challenges.                                fering often accompanies these
                                                                                                                            “Statistically, it’s not even more      endeavors.
             Annual Respect Life Banquet                                                                                 dangerous now, but the dangers
                                                                                                                         are different,” he said. “Being
                                                                                                                                                                       “Jesus did not shy away from
                                                                                                                                                                    talking about suffering,” White-
                                                                                                                         killed in Afghanistan is headline          man said. “Suffering is part and
   Friday, October 22, 2010                                                                                              news. Dying of malaria 50 years            parcel of following Him. If you’re
                                                                                                                         ago was not uncommon but                   going to be a follower of Jesus,
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                                                                                                                         in Wilmore, Ky., sees a dramatic           ternational Assistance Mission
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                                                                                                                         The Nuristan Eye Camp team had to travel long distances to remote areas of
                                                                                                                         Afghanistan in order to treat those suffering.
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The changing landscape of foreign missions
Does recent attack dissuade future missionaries from taking the field?                                                                  The Upper Room
By Scott Noble                            of missionaries from the nonwest-             Finally, the rise of non-Christian re-                            presents
                                          ern world.”                                ligions, technology and globalization
   BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan —
The recent attack in Afghanistan
                                             Whiteman believes the “drying
                                          up” of financial resources is a major
                                                                                     have changed the playing field.
                                                                                        Morgan said, “The growth and               An evening with
that left 10 members of the 12-mem-       factor in the changing landscape of        vitality of many of the non-Christian
ber mission aid team dead will have
an effect on the future work of the
                                          overseas mission work. Denomina-
                                          tional boards used to be the major
                                                                                     world religions” has resulted in
                                                                                     new challenges. “Globalization has
                                                                                                                                   Jon Courson
International Assistance Mission,         sponsors of missionaries and actually      given the followers of these religions
                                                                                                                                      Searchlight Ministry
according to Dirk Frans, executive        paid their salaries. This is no longer     unprecedented wealth, education
director of the group that spon-          the case, and Whiteman said it is cur-     and, through the Internet, access
sored the aid mission. They will          rently taking the average missionary       to humanity. In a sense, the ‘playing           Free Buffet Dinner
have to reassess their eye care out-      18-24 months—or even longer—to             field’ that used to be tilted strongly       Saturday, September 11
reach, since two of the four interna-     raise the requisite amount of sup-         in Christianity’s favor is much more
tional volunteers from this mission       port before they can move to their         level now,” he said.
                                                                                                                                          6:30 pm
were killed in the attack.                particular mission field.                      Missionaries also have to deal           at The Upper Room in Irvine
   Some might argue that events              Another factor that has played a        with the challenges of attaining vi-
like this have other, far-reaching        role in this changing landscape is         sas in restricted countries, a chal-
consequences that can ultimately          the view of missionaries.                  lenge made even more difficult in
prevent others from going to the             “In my day,” Whiteman said,             the post-colonial age, according to         The Upper Room is an independent coffee-house ministry.
mission field.                             “missionaries were at the top of the       Morgan.
   However, Dr. Garry Morgan,             spiritual pyramid. I don’t think that’s       Regardless of the challenges and         Reservations are required as space is limited. Please RSVP
professor of Intercultural Studies at     the case at all anymore. I think there     the changing landscape of mission-          for this event at info@TheUpperRoomPresents.com, or by
Northwestern College in St. Paul,         is a pervasive attitude throughout         ary work, Morgan and Whiteman               calling (949) 939-4971.
who also served for many years with       our culture that missionaries are no       believe it’s important to rely upon
World Venture in Kenya, believes          longer viewed as saints doing good.        Christ’s promise in Scripture: suf-                For more information please visit our website
events like this can actually have the    Instead, they are viewed as people         fering and challenges may come,
opposite effect.                          who are trying to force their religion     but He has promised to be with us                www.TheUpperRoomPresents.com
   “Historically, events like this have   on somebody else.”                         to the end of the age.
had the opposite effect, e.g. the five
men martyred in Ecuador 50 years
ago resulted in a new surge of mis-
sionary applicants,” he said. “While
it’s too soon to say for sure, the in-            THE SOUND OF WAR                                  THE SOUND OF PROCLAMATION                               THE SOUND OF PRAISE




                                                   THE SOUND
dications are that this will continue
to be the case.”
   Dr. Darrell Whiteman, who is
vice president, Mission Personnel
and Preparation, and resident mis-
siologist at The Mission Society and
also former dean of the E. Stanley
Jones School of World Mission and
Evangelism at Asbury Theological                     2010 Aglow International U.S. National Conference
Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., believes                   October 1 - 3, 2010
the recent attack might impact the
number of people choosing over-                      San Jose McEnery Convention Center
seas mission work. However, White-                   San Jose, CA
man said, “If an event like that
freaks them out or makes them less
committed, then they aren’t spiri-
tually or emotionally prepared to
begin with.”                                                                        Jane Hansen Hoyt
                                                                                    Ja                                                                       Mary Forsythe
   In addition, the last several
decades have witnessed a shift in
                                                                                    “Faith tested becomes the
                                                                                    “F                                                                       “The Lord is longing
the number of missionaries going                                                     tr
                                                                                     triumphant, sure sound of                                                to establish you in
overseas, which has complicated the                                                  victory reverberating in the
                                                                                     v                                                                        what you have merely
overall picture.                                                                     e
                                                                                     earth. Come, be part of                                                  experienced.”
   Whiteman said there has been
“an almost precipitous decline in                                                    th
                                                                                     the sound!”
the number of missionaries from
North America and Europe over
the last 25 years. At the same time,
there has been a dramatic increase

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      Refrigerator/Stove Included
                                                     San Francisco Prayer Tour                                                                               Wed, Sept 29
                                                      San Francisco is a global gateway. Beyond experiencing a day of prayer, you will
  •   Elevator
                                                      leave with a lasting heart to pray for the city. Choose between two available tour
                                                                                                                                                                  and
  •
  •
      Noon Meal Service
      Transportation to Shopping                      dates: Wed, Sept. 29 and Thur, Sept. 30.                                                               Thur, Sept 30
  •   Housekeeping Service Available
  •   On Site Management
                                                      Tour strategic sites including:
                                                       • Golden Gate Bridge                            • Twin Peaks, with an awesome
                                                       • 9th District Court of Appeals                   panorama of the city!
                                                       • City Hall                                     • Includes walking and drive by portions
        1125 West Arrow Hwy.                           • The Castro
          Upland, CA 91786                            Space is limited – register early! www.aglow.org
         (909) 985-1215
      www.uplandmanor.com
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                                                                                      SEP 18 • SATURDAY (cont.)                 SEP 14 • TUESDAY                             OCT 2 • SATURDAY (cont.)
  Have your event listed FREE!                                                        San Diego Cit-                            The Covina Women’s Connection.               NACSW monthly meeting for prayer, plan-
  Send us your Christian activity/event for next month, and we’ll list it in          yFest, Season                             11am-1pm, The Covina Bowl, 1060 San          ning, training & networking. 6-8:30pm,
  THE CALENDAR at no charge. The deadline is the 18th of the prior month.             of Service with                           Bernardino Rd., Covina, $16 • (626)          Ontario area • (805) 540-8388, (626)
  Send to the Christian Examiner, P.O. Box 2606, El Cajon, CA 92021. Or               Newsboys, Kirk Franklin, Phil Wickham,    919-8079, (626) 337-5651                     857-2410
  fax to 1-888-305-4947. Or e-mail to calendar@christianexaminer.com. We              Marisol, Tercer Cielo & Message by Luis
                                                                                      Palau. 12-9pm, Main stage: 2-9pm; Ac-     SEP 16 • THURSDAY                            OCT 6 • WEDNESDAY
  regret we cannot list Sunday morning services.
                                                                                      tion sports: 12pm, 1:45pm & 3:30pm;       Temecula Valley Women’s Connection.          Women’s Connection, “Dare to Dream”
                                                                                      Family Fun Zone 12-6pm, Mission Bay       11:30am-1pm, Wilson Creek Winery,            luncheon. 11am-12:30pm, Calimesa
                                                                                      Park, San Diego, free • SanDiegoCity-     35960 Rancho California Rd., Temecula,       Country Club, 1300 S Third St., Cal-
THRU SEP 10                                SEP 3 • FRIDAY (cont.)                     Fest.com                                  $18 • (951) 676-8192                         imesa, $12 • (951) 845-8082, (909)
4th annual “Praising in the Park. Every    (with ad in paper) • (951) 696-9696,                                                                                              795-2796
                                                                                      An Evening with Jon Courson. 6:30pm,      SEP 17 • FRIDAY
Friday night, 6:30pm, Yucaipa Commu-       mulliganfun.com                            The Upper Room, 15540-B Rockfield                                                       OCT 11 • MONDAY
nity Park Amphitheater, 34900 Oak Glen                                                                                          Christian Singles Dance Party with DJ
                                           SEP 4 • SATURDAY                           Blvd., Irvine • theupperroompresents.     Underdog. 9pm, Top Cats, 733 Dunn Way,       “How Sweet the Sound” Choir Competi-
Rd., Yucaipa. Hosted by Bear Witness                                                  com
Ministries • (909) 446-8869                Moreno Valley Women’s Connection.                                                    Placentia, $15-$20 • Christiansinglesfu-     tion and Tour, emceed by CeCe Winans.
                                           9am, Moreno Valley Ranch Golf Course,      Christian Singles — Salsa, Swing &        nevents.com, (714) 210-3337                  The Staples Center, Los Angeles •
THRU SEP 19                                                                                                                                                                  howsweetthesound.com
                                           28095 John F Kennedy Dr., Moreno Val-      Everything. 7:30pm, Bea Hive, 9627        SEP 18 • SATURDAY
“Pursued: A Jonah Story.” Fri 7:30pm;      ley, $12 • (951) 924-4444                  Chapman Ave., Garden grove, $15-20                                                     OCT 12 • TUESDAY
Sat 2:15 & 7:30pm; Sun 2:15, LifeHouse                                                                                          The Bless Riverside Prayer Service. 7am,
                                                                                      • Christiansinglesfunevents.com, (714)
Theater, 1135 N Church St., Redlands,      SEP 10-11 • FRI-SAT                        210-3337
                                                                                                                                Mt. Rubidoux, Downtown Riverside, free       Rancho Jireh Foster Parent information
$7-18 • lifehousetheater.com                                                                                                    • (951) 733-3918                             meeting. 6:30-8pm, Community Chris-
                                           Women of Faith, ‘Imagine’ with Lisa
                                                                                      SEP 13 • MONDAY                           Pastor Sarah Morgan at the Prophetic         tian Church, 41762 Stetson Rd., Hemet
SEP 1 • WEDNESDAY                          Harper, Luci Swindoll, Michelle Aguilar,
                                                                                                                                Prayer Summit in the Vineyard. 9am,          • 1-866-275-7534
                                           Natalie Grant, Mary Mary & more. Fri
Women’s Connection, “Joy of Traveling”                                                Glendora Women’s Connection Lun-          Hilton Garden Inn, 11481 Mission Vista
                                           10am-3pm, 7pm-10pm & Sat 9am-4pm,
                                                                                      cheon. 11am-12:30pm, Via Verde                                                         OCT 16 • SATURDAY
luncheon. 11am-12:30pm, Calimesa           Honda Center, 2695 East Katella Ave.,                                                Dr., Rancho Cucamonga • $25/person
Country Club, 1300 S Third St., Cal-                                                  Country Club, 1400 Avenida Entrada, San   (donation). Presented by Alabaster Box                                 Faith & Work Con-
                                           Anaheim • womenoffaith.com
imesa, $12 • (951) 845-8082, (909)                                                    Dimas, $15 • (909) 593-6100               Int’l Ministries • (909) 684-9188                                      ference, “Bring-
795-2796                                   SEP 11 • SATURDAY                                                                                                                 ing Biblical Principles to Your Work,”
                                                                                      Griefshare Seminar begins, 13 weeks.      “Afternoon Delight Dance Social” for         featuring Dr. Ken Eldred, Pat Gelsinger,
cFellowship Night at Mulligan Family Fun   Yucaipa-Pass Area Women’s Connec-          Mondays 7pm, Crossroads Christian         Seniors. 2pm, Redlands Community             Bob Harrison, Dr. Vera Jackson, Marcia
Center, 6-11pm, 24950 Madison Ave.,        tion. 9am, Ayres Hotel, Redlands, $15      Church, 2331 Kellogg Ave., Corona, $20    Center, 111 Lugonia Ave., Redlands •         Malzahn, Bill Peel, 7:30am-3pm, Concordia
Murrieta. Unlimited Use for just $12.99    • (909) 795-4040                           • (909) 855-3780                          (909) 798-7572                               University, $30-$50 • faithandworklife.org,
                                                                                                                                                                             (714) 718-9773
                                                                                                                                SEP 18-19 • SAT-SUN
                                                                                                                                                                             Justice 2010 Fundraising
                                                                                                                                “Spiritual War fare & Deliverance”           Gala and Auction to ben-
                                                                                                                                Conference with Rick Wright and John         efit Advocates for Faith
                                                                                                                                & Michele Park. Sat 1pm & 6pm; Sun           & Freedom, featuring
                                                                                                                                6pm, Father’s House Church, 12721            keynote speaker Frank
                                                                                                                                Roswell Ave., Units D-F, Chino • (909)       Pastore, Richard Nixon
                                                                                                                                628-4105                                     Librar y, Yorba Linda •
                                                                                                                                SEP 19 • SUNDAY                              1-888-588-6888, faith-freedom.com
                                                                                                                                Hope Restored Tour, with Big Daddy           Make a Difference Tour 2020, featuring
                                                                                                                                Weave & Aaron Shust. Calvary Chapel of       Max Lucado, TobyMac, Michael W Smith
                                                                                                                                Oceanside, 3715 Oceanic Way, Oceans-         & Third Day. Citizens Business Bank
                                                                                                                                ide • itickets.com                           Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy,
                                                                                                                                                                             Ontario • makeadifferencetour.com
                                                                                                                                Bless Our Schools Sunday, Moms in
                                                                                                                                Touch International Campaign • mom-          OCT 22 • FRIDAY
                                                                                                                                sintouch.org                                                 Bir th Choice of Te-
                                                                                                                                SEP 22 • WEDNESDAY                                           mecula, Annual Re-
                                                                                                                                                                                             spect Life Banquet.
                                                                                                                                See You at the Pole, “Reveal.” 7am, school                   6:30-9:30pm, Rancho
                                                                                                                                flagpoles nationwide • syatp.com                              Community Church,
                                                                                                                                                                             31300 Rancho Community Way, Te-
                                                                                                                                SEP 25 • SATURDAY                            mecula • (951) 699-9808 x103, (951)
                                                                                                                                Christian Singles Dance. 7pm, Cross-         551-5428
                                                                                                                                roads Christian Church, 2331 Kellogg
                                                                                                                                Avenue, Corona, $15-20 (includes dance       OCT 30 • SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                lessons) • ChristianSinglesFunEvents.        Chris August & Band,
                                                                                                                                com, 714/210-3337                            “Starr y Night.” 7pm,
                                                                                                                                                                             Crosswalk Church,
                                                                                                                                SEP 26 • SUNDAY                              10421 Corporate Dr.,
                                                                                                                                Mercy Me, in concert,                        Redlands. To benefit
                                                                                                                                6pm, California The-                         Inland Temporary Homes • (909) 796-
                                                                                                                                atre for the Perform-                        6381
                                                                                                                                ing Arts, 562 W. 4th                         NOV 6-19
                                                                                                                                St., San Bernardino • (909) 885-5152,
                                                                                                                                ticketmaster.com, californiatheatre.net      The Exodus, Holy Land Tour, with Don
                                                                                                                                                                             Johnson & Brandon Ridley • (714) 470-
                                                                                                                                SEP 30 • THURSDAY                            2048, theexodustour.com
                                                                                                                                Newsboys, in concert. 6pm, Mariners          NOV 15-22 • MON-MON
                                                                                                                                Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr., Irvine
                                                                                                                                • transparentproductions.com                 Operation Christmas Child, National
                                                                                                                                                                             Collection Week. • samaritanspurse.
                                                                                                                                OCT 1-3 • FRI-SUN                            org, 1-800-353-5949
                                                                                                                                The Sound, 2010                              DEC 3 • FRIDAY
                                                                                                                                Aglow International                          Fellowship Night at Mulligan Family Fun
                                                                                                                                US National Confer-                          Center, 6-11pm, 24950 Madison Ave.,
                                                                                                                                ence, with Jane                              Murrieta. Unlimited Use for just $12.99
                                                                                                                                Hansen Hoyt, Mary Forsythe & Ray             (with ad in paper) • (951) 696-9696,
                                                                                                                                Hughes. San Jose McEnery Convention          mulliganfun.com
                                                                                                                                Center, San Jose • aglow.org
                                                                                                                                                                             JAN 2-9 • SUN-SUN
                                                                                                                                OCT 2 • SATURDAY
                                                                                                                                                                             Christian Singles Mexican Riviera Cruise
                                                                                                                                Impact ’10: Stir. 4-hour live broad-         on Royal Caribbean’s “Mariner of the
                                                                                                                                cast, evangelism event. Presented by         Seas” • christiansinglesfunevents.com,
                                                                                                                                Stonecroft Ministries. • stonecroft.org      (714) 210-3337




                                                                                                                                       MORE EVENTS online now at


                                                                                                                                  • Future events for the Inland Empire not listed in this issue.
                                                                                                                                  • Events for Orange County, LA County and San Diego County.
                                                                                                                                  • Weekly and monthly ongoing meetings: Bible Studies, Evangelism,
                                                                                                                                    Fellowships (Men, Women, Seniors, Singles, Youth, MOPS), Motor-
                                                                                                                                    cycle Ministries, Music/Entertainment, Prayer Groups, Recovery and
                                                                                                                                    Support groups (Alcohol, Divorce, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Food,
                                                                                                                                    Sexual, Grandparenting, Grief, Celebrate Recovery, The Most Excel-
                                                                                                                                    lent Way, and many more), Seminars/Classes, Health/Fitness.
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Training begins for                     vocalist Chuck Butler, the dad of       Chris August
potential foster parents
  HEMET — Rancho Jireh Foster
                                        Switchfoot’s Chad Butler, as well as
                                        John and Lisa Wickham, parents
                                        of both musically gifted Phil and
                                                                                & Band
Homes, a nonprofit Christian            Evan Wickham.
foster family agency serving San          Vintage vinyl and double CDs will     Ticketed concert to benefit
Diego and Riverside counties, is        be on sale at the concert.
hosting several Parent Information        The church is located at 1330         Inland Temporary Homes
Nights beginning in September. All      Poinsettia Lane. Tickets are only       909.796.6381
sessions start at 6:30 p.m.             $10 and available online at www.
  Founded in 1988, Rancho Jireh
has successfully placed hurting chil-
                                        northcoastcalvary.org. For more
                                        information on the band, visit www.
                                                                                October 30, 7 PM
dren with Christian families in both    parabletheband.com.                     Doors open at 5:30 PM
counties. These families provide
individualized care and nurturing,
helping children heal and blossom
                                        Seminar on grief                        Crosswalk Church
to their true potential.                   CORONA — Crossroads Chris-           10421 Corporate Drive, Redlands
  The Hemet training will be held       tian Church will launch a 13-week
Oct. 12 at Community Christian          Griefshare seminar beginning at 7
Church. The San Diego trainings         p.m. Sept. 13 in the church’s Fam-
                                                                                For info and tickets visit
will be held Sept. 14 at Com-           ily Room.
munity Lutheran Church and                 The class is designed as a support   www.charitypromotions.org
Nov. 2 at First Baptist Church of       network for those suffering from
Clairemont.                             grief. There is a $20 class fee to
  For more information, call 1-866-     cover the cost of the book.
275-7534 or visit www.ranchojireh-         The church is located at 2331
fosterhomes.org.                        Kellogg Ave.
                                            For more information, call (909)
Making a splash
                                        855-3780.                                                                                                   “Starry Night”
with Jonah                              Living faith at work
   REDLANDS — The biblical story           IRVINE — The Faith at Work In-
of a man swallowed by a whale will      ternational Conference will be held
be presented from a fresh perspec-      8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 Concordia
tive in the LifeHouse Theater                                                                                             Advocates for Faith & Freedom
                                        University CU Center.
premier performance of “Pursued:                                                                                                         presents
                                           Main themes to be explored at

                                                                                                                        Justice 2010
A Jonah Story.”                         the conference are how to rethink
   The production, on stage             your work life from God’s perspec-
through Sept. 19, explores a dam-       tive, be equipped to apply biblical
aged man from a different time and      principles to your work, learn how
place whose dramatic odyssey and                                                                                  Annual Fundraising Gala & Auction
                                        you are called by God to fulfill His
struggle with God parallels that of     plans for your job, network with
the ancient prophet, Jonah.             hundreds of other Christians and                                               Saturday, October 16
   Performances are 7:30 p.m.           view your work as a calling and
Fridays, 2:15 and 7:30 Saturdays        service to the Lord.
and 2:15 p.m. Sundays. A Thursday          Conference speakers are Dr. Ken             Learn how Advocates for Faith & Freedom
evening performance is scheduled        Eldred, founder and adviser for             is protecting your religious liberty in the courts.                             Keynote Speaker
for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.              Crosspoint Venture Partners and
   The theater is located at 1135       author of “God Is at Work;” Pat
                                                                                                                                                                    Frank Pastore
N. Church St.                           Gelsinger, president and COO, of
                                                                                                       at the distinguished                                         Frank is a former
                                                                                                                                                                    MLB pitcher for the
   Ticket information can be found
by visiting www.lifehousetheater.
                                        EMC Corp. and author of “The              Richard Nixon Library and Museum                                                  Cincinnati Reds,
                                        Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to                                                                                           author of the book
com or by calling (909) 335-            Your Faith, Family, and Work;” Bob
                                                                                                     Yorba Linda, California                                        “Shattered,” and
3037.                                   Harrison, an “Increase Activist,”                                                                                           host of an award-
                                                                                                                                                                    winning, drive-time
                                        who wrote “Power Points for Suc-                                                                                            conservative
Music festival                          cess;” Dr. Vera Jackson, president                                                                                          talk show on
                                        of Vera Jackson and Associates and                                                                                          KKLA FM
in the desert                           author of Taking Jesus to Work:                                                                                             99.5.
   PALMDALE — GraceFest AV, a           Living out Your Faith on the Job;”
music and message festival serving      Marcia Malzahn, chief financial
the Antelope Valley, will be held                                               For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lori Sanada
                                        officer for Tradition Capital
from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 at         Bank, and author of “Devotions          at 1-888-588-6888 or email lsanada@faith-freedom.com.
Palmdale Amphitheater. Headline         for Working Women—A Daily
acts include Big Daddy Weave,                                                   We are also looking for companies and individuals to become sponsors or to donate
                                        Inspiration to Live a Successful        auction items for this event. Contact Lori Sanada for more information.
BarlowGirl and Aaron Shust.             and Balanced Life” and Bill Peel,
   Additional entertainment will be     president of Foundations for Liv-
provided by local and bi-national       ing and www.24sevenfaith.com,
artists. Other planned activities in-   and author of “Going Public with
clude a prayer wall and tent, a chil-   Your Faith,” a small group DVD
dren’s area, compassion ministries,     curriculum published by Focus on
vendors and concessionaires.            the Family.
   Tickets are $15 in advance, $20         The center is located at 1530
at the gate. Youth tickets, for teens   Concordia West.
13 to 19, are $5. Children 12 and          Tickets, which include breakfast
under will be admitted free.            and lunch, are $30 or $50 for re-
    For more information, call (661)    served seating. Unemployed guests
265-6069.                               will be admitted for $10. Pastors
                                        will be admitted free.
Parable returns for                        For more information, send an
reunion concert                         e-mail to jessica@faithandworklife.
                                        org or call (714) 718-9773.
   SANTA ANA — Parable, one
of the top ground-breaking Con-
temporary Christian Rock bands          Outreach to Muslims
of the ’70s will appear in concert         GARDEN GROVE — The Minis-
at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Calvary         try to Muslims Network will hold an
Costa Mesa.                             outreach at the Garden Grove Ara-
   The band is doing a series of        bic Festival on Sept. 24 to 26.
Southern California concerts this          The outreach is part of a multi-
fall and will be at North Coast         pronged emphasis of the ministry,
Calvary Chapel in San Diego on          which also provides training ses-
Oct. 22.                                sions in how to reach Muslim ad-
   Parable recorded and toured          herents.
from Los Angeles to London, and            For years, volunteers from the
with two best-selling albums un-        Tustin-based group have reached
der their belt, they are reuniting      out to Muslims at various Arabic
the whole group for the two-hour        festivals across the country.
concerts.                                  For more information, call Pastor
   Band members include lead            George Saieg at (714) 391-0463.
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                                                                                      Evangelical leaders issue national
                                                                                      call for 40-day ‘Pray & Act’ campaign
                                                                                      Christian Examiner staff report

                                                                                         EL CAJON — Pray & Act, a
                                                                                                                                 Supporting leaders and organizations
                                                                                      broad-based coalition of Chris-               The national Pray & Act campaign is a joint venture embraced by
                                                                                      tian leaders, is calling for a 40-         numerous national ministries, including Che Ahn, Harvest Inter-
      Associate and Bachelor Degrees                                                  day national fast for life, mar-           national Ministry; Vonette Bright, co-founder, Campus Crusade for
      Biblical Studies & Ministry Development Focus                                   riage and religious freedom in             Christ, International; Bishop Keith Butler, founding pastor, Word
                                                                                      advance of the November mid-               of Faith International Christian Center; Jim Daly, president & CEO,
      Theology, Bible Languages, & Ministry Courses                                   term election.                             Focus on the Family; Lou Engle, The Call to Conscience and The
      Affordable Tuition & Excellence in Education                                       The focus of the fast will be the       Call; Father Joseph Fessio, editor-in-chief, Ignatius Press, San Fran-
                                                                                      three foundational principles,             cisco; Maggie Gallagher, National Organization for Marriage; Profes-
      Day / Evening Classes Monday - Thursday                                         which organizers said are under            sor Robert George, Princeton University; Professor Timothy George,
      Extension Course in Riverside                                                   cultural attack: the sanctity of           dean, Beeson Divinity School; Jack Hayford, founder and chancellor,
                                                                                      human life in all stages and condi-        The King’s College and Seminary; Mike Huckabee, former governor
                                                                                      tions; the sacredness of marriage          of Arkansas and host of The Mike Huckabee Show; Bishop Harry
  Fall Quarter Begins September 13th                                                  as the covenantal union of hus-            Jackson Jr., High Impact Church Coalition; Cindy Jacobs, Generals of
                                                                                      band and wife and the right to             Intercession; Dr. Alveda King, Silent No More Awareness Campaign;
          Call or write for a free catalog!                                           religious liberty and respect for          Richard Land, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, SBC;
                                                                                      conscience.                                Ron Luce, founder, Teen Mania & Battle Cry; Bishop Richard Malone,
               951-333-2594                                                              In an Aug. 15 letter by Jim
                                                                                      Garlow—lead pastor of La Mesa’s
                                                                                                                                 Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland (Maine); Eva Muntean & Dolo-
                                                                                                                                 res Meehan, co-founders, West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco;
                                                                                      Skyline Church and chairman of             Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America; Tony Perkins, Family
               “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not
                   to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” - II Tim 2:15   ReAL, or Renewing American                 Research Council; James Robison, Life Outreach, International; Sam-
                                                                                      Leadership, a national organiza-           uel Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference;
                                                                                      tion that promotes Judeo-Chris-            Alan Sears, Alliance Defense Fund; Chuck Stetson, Let’s Strengthen
                                                                                      tian values—the Christian leader           Marriage Campaign; Steve Strang, publisher, Charisma Magazine and
                                                                                      asked pastors to mobilize their            Tim Wildmon, American Family Association.
                                                                                      churches for the Sept. 20 to Oct.
                                                                                      30 campaign. In addition to the          ditional marriage and religious         tion, media, and arts, entertain-
                                                                                      fast-and-prayer component, the           liberty, while calling Christians       ment and professional sports.
                                                                                      intercessory project will include        to adhere firmly to their convic-           “For these reasons, we call on
                                                                                      four webcasts, set for Sept. 4, 12,      tions in all three areas.               all faithful Christians to join us
                                                                                      19 and Oct. 30.                             “These principles are moral          in the fight to defend life, pro-
                                                                                         “The foundational moral               treasures of our civilization.”         tect and revitalize marriage,
                                                                                      principles of life, marriage and         George said. “They have played          and preserve religious liberty
                                                                                      conscience need to be preached           indispensable roles in preserv-         and the rights of conscience,”
                                                                                      in our churches, affirmed in our          ing the great experiment in             he said.
                                                                                      daily conversations, and demon-          republican government and                  Organizers of the national
                                                                                      strated in our private decisions         ordered liberty bequeathed to           fast said the prayer emphasis
                                                                                      and our personal lives,” Gar-            us by the founders of our na-           will be placed on righteousness
                                                                                      low wrote. “They must become             tion. Yet in our time they have         as found in Joel 2 and authen-
                                                                                      a guiding force in every local,          come under severe assault.              tic biblical compassion as high-
                                                                                      state and national election—             Abortion, embryo-destructive            lighted in Isaiah 58.
                                                                                      year after year—including this           research, assisted suicide and             While many will embark on
                                                                                      year’s election. In fact, they           euthanasia threaten the sanctity        a liquid diet for the 40-day fast,
                                                                                      need to be supported in every-           of life. Marriage, already deeply       officials suggest that people
                                                                                      thing we do and say, and in the
              Introducing Kylee                                                       way we live.”
                                                                                                                               wounded by a culture of infidel-
                                                                                                                               ity and divorce, is now at risk
                                                                                                                                                                       participate as God directs them.
                                                                                                                                                                       For instance, some may prefer
                                                                                         Garlow, a key leader in the           of being redefined and decon-            to fast out other distractions be-
                                                                                      Proposition 8 campaign, has              structed. The right of conscien-        sides food.
  Kylee will help you:                                                                become a national spokesman
  Dial calls                 Check email                    Return calls
                                                                                                                               tious refusal to participate or be         The ACT element of the cam-
                                                                                      on culture issues impacting the          implicated in immoral actions,          paign is to focus on “Affirming
  Answer calls               Send text messages             Return voicemail          church. Joining him in issuing
  Check voicemail            Screen calls                   Answer email                                                       be they crimes against life or          the Basics” by signing the Man-
                                                                                      the national call is Chuck Col-          marriage, is increasingly placed        hattan Declaration, “Conform-
                             Just tell Kylee what to do and it’s done!                son, founder of Prison Fellow-           in jeopardy.”                           ing Our Lives,” by serving oth-
                                                                                      ship and Breakpoint, as well as                                                  ers through compassionate acts
                                                                                      Dr. Robbie George, professor             The seven spheres                       and “Transforming the Culture”
                              While keeping your hands on the wheel!                  at Princeton University, who               Because of the threat, Garlow         by speaking out on cultural is-
                            Independent marketing director in your area               was one of numerous writers of           said it was imperative for believ-      sues and voting for individuals
                               Pat Butler, Regional Marketing Director                the Manhattan Declaration. Re-           ers to focus on “seven spheres of       and measures that affirm the
                                                                                      leased last November, the Man-           cultural influence:” the home,           three foundational principles.
                                                                                      hattan Declaration, a 4,700-word         the church, civil government,
                                                                                      document that speaks in de-              including the law and military,           For more information on the ef-
                                                                                      fense of the sanctity of life, tra-      business and technology, educa-         fort, visit www.prayandact.com.



                                                                                      CRUSADE…                                 stores and redeems what He takes
                                                                                                                               away. There are no words for the
                                                                                                                                                                       connections made to the live
                                                                                                                                                                       Harvest HD webcast—more than
                                                                                      Continued from page 1                    pain of loss, but our hope is in the    double the previous record for
                                                                                                                               resurrection. Emmanuel, God is          cyber attendance. In addition, 768
                                                                                        This message of hope culminat-         with us.”                               webcast viewers filled out online
                                                                                      ed on Sunday with a first-of-its-kind        Chapman and MercyMe took the         cards indicating that they prayed
                                                                                      program called, “An Evening of           stage to perform music that reflect-     with Laurie to make a commitment
                                                                                      Hope,” where a capacity crowd of         ed the theme of the weekend and,        of faith.
                                                                                      48,000 listened to Laurie discuss is-    as he did each night of the Harvest        Video-podcasts and blog ac-
                                                                                      sues of pain, suffering and loss with    Crusade, Laurie concluded the           counts of each message were also
                                                                                      psychologist and author Dr. James        Sunday evening program with an          made available, as well as “behind-
                                                                                      Dobson and Grammy Award-win-             invitation for those in attendance      the-scenes” updates from Greg Lau-
                                                                                      ning musician Steven Curtis Chap-        to walk onto the outfield of Angel       rie on Twitter and on Facebook.
                                                                                      man, who experienced the death of        Stadium to put their faith in Christ.      And, for the first time, Harvest
                                                                                      his youngest daughter, Maria Sue,        Over the course of the weekend,         implemented a texting feature that
                                                                                      two years ago. Chapman’s daughter        11,789 people did just that.            allowed cell phone users to receive
                                                                                      was killed in a tragic car accident in      In addition to performances          updates about the Harvest Crusade
                                                                                      the family’s driveway.                   from Steven Curtis Chapman and          throughout the weekend.
                                                                                        Addressing the pain of loss that       MercyMe, the 2010 Southern Cali-           Laurie, who founded the evan-
                                                                                      eventually everyone will go through,     fornia Harvest also featured music      gelistic Harvest Crusade events in
                                                                                      Laurie asked the crowd, “Why do          from David Crowder Band, Crystal        1990, also serves as senior pastor of
                                                                                      bad things happen? The answer is         Lewis, Phil Wickham, Sanctus Real,      Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riv-
                                                                                      this.” After a pause he said, “I don’t   OC Supertones, Revive and The           erside, one of the largest churches
                                                                                      know. But as Christians, we do not       Katinas.                                in the U.S.
                                                                                      sorrow as those who have no hope            Apart from the crowds gathered
                                                                                      because we will see our loved ones       at Angel Stadium, people from             Each evening of the Harvest
                                                                                      again. If you are a Christian, you       47 countries around the world           Crusade is archived and available
                                                                                      are reassured by that hope.”             watched the 2010 Southern Cali-         online. For more information, visit
                                                                                        Chapman later added, “God re-          fornia Harvest live, with 290,000       www.harvest.org.
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Federal accreditation              that there would be guidelines,     in public school activities. T.J.       but about giving the government                      ‘Anti-Bullying’ act
                                   benchmarks, standard, and           Schmidt, an attorney with the           the power to override decisions of
plan threatens                     requirements against which          Home School Legal Defense               parents when their choices differ                    introduced in U.S.
academic freedom                   the state would then measure        Association, said home-school           from (those) favored by the pro-                     Senate
   WASHINGTON, D. C. (EP)          the performance of colleges         students would have to follow           gressivelLeft,” said Michael Farris,                    WASHINGTON, D.C. (EP) —
— The Department of Educa-         and universities—all to decide      the same academic and athletic          president of parentalrights.org.                     The Safe Schools Improvement
tion is considering proposed       whether or not they wish to         guidelines, as required by the             That’s why Sen. Jim DeM-                          Act—which was introduced in
regulatory changes that would      take adverse action,” Armstrong     Louisiana law.                          int, R-S.C., has introduced a                        August by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.—
alter the accreditation pro-       said.                                 “There’s nothing that would           resolution that asks the Senate                      defines bullying as hostile conduct
cess—and, quite possibly, limit      The proposed regulations          give them an advantage,”                not to ratify the U.N. proposal                      based on someone’s actual or per-
the academic freedom of pri-       could take effect as early as No-   Schmidt said. “They’re still            as it “undermines traditional                        ceived sexual orientation or gender
vate institutions.                 vember.                             bound by the same limits as any         principles of law in the United                      identity, among other attributes.
   Up to now, colleges and uni-                                        other student.”                         States, regarding parents and                           Casey’s bill mirrors the one
versities—public and private—      Home-school students                                                        children.”                                           introduced in the U.S. House by
have been accredited by region-
                                   banned from public                  Bill seeks to stop                         DeMint’s resolution says “the                     Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. A
al associations.                                                                                               United Kingdom was found to                          spokesman for the Gay, Lesbian
   According to Bill Armstrong,    school sports                       U.N. plan to limit U.S.                 be in violation of the Conven-                       and Straight Education Network—
president of Colorado Christian      MONROE, La. (EP) — Five           parental rights                         tion … for allowing parents to                       an activist group founded by
University, the proposed feder-    Ouachita Parish high schools           WASHINGTON, D.C. (EP)                exercise a right to opt their chil-                  controversial “Safe School” Czar
al regulations would establish a   have banned home-schoolers          — U.S. senators are under pres-         dren out of sex education cours-                     Kevin Jennings—called the bill
state authorization process.       from participating in athletic      sure to ratify a U.N. treaty that       es in the public schools, without                    “our biggest priority right now on
   “This new notion is really a    programs—despite a law re-          could give government the last          a prior government review of                         a federal level.”
government takeover of the pri-    cently signed by Gov. Bobby         word on parenting decisions.            the wishes of the child.”                               The passage of the bill would
vate educational sector.”          Jindal that gives these students    The U.N. Convention on the                 So far, SR 519 has at least 30                    likely open the door to teaching
   Armstrong says the regula-      the chance to play public school    Rights of the Child is a measure        co-sponsors. It would only take                      about homosexuality as early as
tions may intervene in areas,      sports.                             that purports to protect chil-          34 senators to stop ratification                      kindergarten. And it would lay the
such as teaching methods and         The law leaves it up to princi-   dren’s freedom of religion and          of the treaty.                                       foundation for codifying sexual
course content—changing the        pals to make the local decision.    privacy.                                                                                     orientation and gender identity
nature of Christian colleges.      Twenty-two states allow home-          Critics however say the measure                                                           as protected classes.
   “It seems as if this means      school students to participate      is not “about giving children rights,
                                                                                                                                                                    Official audits reveal
                                                                                                                                                                    fraudulent billing by
                                                                                                                                                                    Planned Parenthood
                                                                                                                                                                       PISCATAWAY, N.J. (EP) —
                                                                                                                                                                    Planned Parenthood providers
                                                                                                                                                                    have over-billed the federal
                                                                                                               The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
                                                                                                                                                                    government millions of dollars,
                                                                                                               has ruled that memorial crosses                      according to three separate audits
                                                                                                               for a dozen highway patrol officers,                  conducted by the U.S. Inspector
                                                                                                               including this one for trooper William               General for the Department of
                                                                                                               Antoniewicz, are unconstitutional.                   Health and Human Services. The
                                                                                                                                                                    reports were released in August by
                                                                                                               Highway memorial                                     New Jersey Right to Life.
                                                                                                                                                                       The audits, conducted between
                                                                                                               crosses illegal                                      2001 and 2005, found that nearly
                                                                                                                  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. — Four-                     $3 million should have been re-
                                                                                                               teen highway crosses, paid for with                  funded to the government.
                                                                                                               private money and commemorating                         Marie Tasy, the executive direc-
                                                                                                               fallen Utah Highway Patrol troop-                    tor of New Jersey Right to Life, said
                                                                                                               ers, are unconstitutional, according                 proper billing is a systemic prob-
                                                                                                               to a federal appeals court.                          lem with Planned Parenthood.
                                                                                                                  The ruling, issued Aug. 18 by the                 According to the audits, clinics
                                                                                                               10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,                  improperly billed everything
                                                                                                               said the crosses violated the U.S.                   from prescription medications
                                                                                                               Constitution by implying a state en-                 to outpatient services. “They have
                                                                                                               dorsement or preference of a cer-                    a history of abusing the system,”
                                                                                                               tain religion.                                       she said. “They should not be
                                                                                                                  The latest decision reverses a low-               getting funded by the state or
                                                                                                               er court ruling in 2007, which said                  federal government. All money
                                                                                                               the crosses conveyed a secular mes-                  is fungible, and we know that the
                                                                                                               sage about memorials and did not                     money is being used and directed
                                                                                                               directly represent public endorse-                   for abortion—even though they
                                                                                                               ment of religion.                                    claim it’s not.”




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