AB 1266: A Law From The Pit of Hell

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AB 1266, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), was signed into law Aug. 12 by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation creates the right of elementary and secondary school students to use sensitive sex-segregated school facilities such as showers, restrooms and locker rooms based on the student’s perceived gender identity rather than their actual sex. from privacyforallchildren.com

The exact wording that will be changed in the education code states that: “A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.”

The California state legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this evil bill to become law.

Californians can not just stand around and allow this madness to continue.

Whether you are a conservative or a liberal, you cannot think this is a good idea. We need to protect our children from being used as pawns in this culture war against biblical values.

There’s a referendum being circulated in hopes of stopping the law of taking effect on Jan. 1 and putting it on the ballot in November. The amount of signatures needed for this is 504,760. I’m not sure what the current status is, but I believe the count was at about 350,000 as of last week.

WE NEED TO MOVE FAST!!! THE DEADLINE IS THIS WEDNESDAY.

If you want to help out, go to privacyforallstudents.com and download a short form petition. You can also pick up as many long form petitions as you want by visiting one of the many petition distribution centers across the state. To see which one is closest to you, click here.

Whether or the referendum gets enough valid signatures, which it doesn’t look good at this point, we as a state need to hold our government representatives responsible for their actions. The best way to do that is at the ballot box.

It’s the only way true change will come to California.

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Full Information On Tonight’s Tribute To Chuck Smith

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Participants
Speakers: Tom Stipe, Don McClure, Jon Courson, Bob Coy, Cheryl Brodersen, Greg Laurie, Raul Ries
Musicians: Love Song, Mustard Seed Faith, Parable, Malcolm and Alwyn, Dennis Agajanian, Jeremy Camp, Phil Whickham

Directions

From 5 South Bound
Exit at Disney Way
Turn left onto Disney Way
Turn left onto Anaheim Blvd
Turn right onto Cerritos Ave
Merge right onto Douglass Rd
(Cerritos curves into Douglass)
Honda Center is on left-hand side

From 5 North Bound
Merge onto 57 northbound
Exit at Ball Rd
Turn left onto Ball Rd
Turn left onto Sunkist St
Turn left onto Cerritos Ave
Merge right onto Douglass Rd
(Cerritos curves into Douglass)
Honda Center is on left-hand side

From 57 North Bound
Exit at Ball Rd
Turn left onto Ball Rd
Turn left onto Sunkist St
Turn left onto Cerritos Ave
Merge right onto Douglass Rd
(Cerritos curves into Douglass)
Honda Center is on left-hand side

From 57 South Bound
Exit at Ball Rd
Turn right onto Ball Rd
Turn left onto Sunkist St
Turn left onto Cerritos Ave
Merge right onto Douglass Rd
(Cerritos curves into Douglass)
Honda Center is on Left Hand Side.

Simulcast Locations
There are about 442 locations in 16 countries spread across six continents that will be showing the tribute live. To find a location and time that it will be showing at your location, click here.

You can also watch online by clicking here at 5 p.m. Pacific. There is a pre show going on right now that can be seen at the link above.

Giveaway: Chuck Smith C-2000 Series mp3 Set

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For the first of hopefully many giveaways on this site, we have pastor Chuck Smith’s C-2000 through the Bible mp3 set. It used to be known as the 5000 series when it was on cassette tapes. The set includes pastor Chuck’s teachings from Genesis through Revelation at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. The recordings took place from 1979-1986, but are still relevant for today and you would think they were recorded within the past year. If you read my blog post about the passing of pastor Chuck, you know how he had a huge impact on my personal life. The first time I heard pastor Chuck was through the C-2000 series.

To win, all you have to do is comment and tell me why you want it. I’ll keep the giveaway open for at least a week. If there isn’t at least five responses at that time, then the contest will stay open until there are at least five responses. But I’m hoping a lot more than just five people respond in that first week. Only those living in the United States are eligible. International contests will be coming soon.

Giveaways Coming Soon!!!!

Traffic to the blog has been up lately so I’m going to start having some contests that will include giveaways. These will include mp3 studies, books, study Bibles, shirts, and other items. I should have the first item up for grabs posted by the tomorrow night.

My Personal Thoughts On The Impact Of Chuck Smith

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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’” Matthew 25:21

On the morning of October 3, 2013, Chuck Smith, aka Papa Chuck, went to be with The Lord. He fought the good fight and he finished his race. Now he is at the medal ceremony and he is at peace in Heaven.

When I rededicated my life to The Lord almost three years ago, I was trying to get my hands on anything I could to learn more about the Bible. A brother in The Lord recommended I buy pastor Chuck’s C-2000 mp3 series. He said I would learn so much from Chuck’s teachings and that he taught is such a simple way that it would be easy to understand. Since then, I’ve read many of his books and listened to many of his studies.

I’ve also gotten to know about how much The Lord used Chuck to reach so many people throughout his life. How he opened the doors of Calvary Chapel to the hippie generation which birthed the “Jesus People Movement.” How he started Maranatha! music and allowed rock music into the church for the first time. Chuck always seemed to allow the Spirit to guide him and would try to stay out of the way and just be used as a vessel for His plan.

Chuck was known for saying “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not break.” He was such a great example of always remaining open and flexible to what the Spirit wanted to do until the very end.

Chuck had another philosophy, which became the philosophy of Calvary Chapel, which was “Simply teaching the Word of God, Simply.” At most of the Calvary Chapels, it’s all about teaching the Word from Genesis to Revelation. Topical studies happen from time to time, but they are not the norm. By teaching through the Bible from beginning to end, every possible topic will be taught on.

Many pastors such as Greg Laurie, Raul Ries, Mike MacIntosh, Jon Coursen, Steve Mays, Jeff Johnson, Skip Heitzig and many others learned under the teaching of Chuck at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and went on to start their own churches.

Pastor Chuck wouldn’t want us to make an idol out of him. The best way to honor him would be to continue our own races and continue to fight the good fight. Because that’s what Chuck’s life was all about. He loved people and wanted to see them come to Christ.

If you want to honor Chuck, tell people about Christ and what He has done in your life. Fight the good fight so you can finish the race strong like he did.

Pastor Chuck Smith, 86, dies after cancer battle

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I should have a post up in about 24-hours with a personal entry on what pastor Chuck mention to me and the world.

Read the full article at Christianity Today

Chuck Smith, the evangelical pastor whose outreach to hippies in the 1960s helped transform worship styles in American Christianity and fueled the rise of the Calvary Chapel movement, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 86.

Diagnosed in 2011, Smith continued to preach and oversee administration at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (California), where he’d been pastor since 1965. In 2012, he established a 21-member leadership council to oversee the Calvary Church Association, a fellowship of some 1,600 like-minded congregations in the United States and abroad.

Smith was known for expository preaching as he worked his way through the entire Bible, unpacking texts from Genesis through Revelation and offering commentary along the way.

Yet it was his openness to new cultural styles, including laid-back music and funky fashions of California’s early surfer scene, that helped him reach young idealists and inspire a trend toward seeker-sensitive congregations.

“He led a movement that translated traditional conservative Bible-based Christianity to a large segment of the baby boom generation’s counterculture,” says Brad Christerson, a Biola University sociologist who studies charismatic churches in California. “His impact can be seen in every church service that has electric guitar-driven worship, hip casually-dressed pastors, and 40-minute sermons consisting of verse-by-verse Bible expositions peppered with pop-culture references and counterculture slang.”

Born to a Bible-quoting mother and a salesman father who became a zealous convert in midlife, Smith grew up in Southern California, where he witnessed to the Gospel from a young age.

After Bible college training and a stint as a traveling evangelist, he sought a niche in Pentecostalism by pastoring several Church of the Foursquare Gospel congregations. But he confesses in Chuck Smith: A Memoir of Grace: “I just never succeeded” in that denominational environment.

He found his groove in the 1960s, when many evangelicals were frowning on the wild outfits, long hair and psychedelic music that were all the rage among young adults. One seminal moment came during his early days at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, where old guard trustees posted a sign in their renovated sanctuary: “no bare feet allowed.” Smith tore it down with a promise to reach young souls for Christ, even it meant throwing out new pews and carpeting and bringing in steel folding chairs.

“Lifestyle issues and morality issues were things that he would expect Christ would clean up in these folks lives,” said Larry Eskridge, associate director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College. “But the informality of these folks and the music they were fond of – he was willing to let that slide quite a bit.”

Smith never became a hippie, Eskridge said. But he nonetheless won a following as a non-judgmental father figure by welcoming a blend of pop music, poetry and aspiration to live like Jesus. Together with hippie Lonnie Frisbee, Smith helped propel the Jesus People Movement, with its embrace of Christ’s teachings and disavowal of institutional church trappings.

Smith also pioneered translations of Gospel teachings into 20th-century pop art forms. In 1971, he launched ! Music, a pioneering record label designed to promote the “Jesus music” that his young followers were producing on the California coast.