A citizenship ministry of the Rock Church in San Diego, Calif., is hosting a voter awareness event Saturday with Christian leaders speaking about how believers can apply biblical principles when engaging politically and culturally.
"Let's Rock America – Vote 2012 is an event to raise awareness and encourage individuals to vote. We pray that this event will serve to restore patriotism and hope to the community," say organizers.
The church's Salt and Light ministry states that its mission is to equip Christians to think critically and most importantly develop and apply a biblical worldview to the governmental sphere, voting, and all social and cultural issues of the day. more >>
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – British-born entrepreneur Mark Burnett, who is the creator of such reality TV shows as Celebrity Apprentice, Shark Tank, Survivor and The Voice, said one of his fears is that of not making a "meaningful contribution" in life. Burnett was interviewed by best-selling author and pastor Rick Warren for a taped segment shown during a business summit at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., on Friday.
"I have had great fear, but my fear isn't of the failure of the project. It's looking back later having done nothing. It's a very serious fear. The fear of not making a meaningful contribution, of being insignificant, of looking back [and thinking] that I didn't step up. I am honestly petrified of that, or I was, and my pain of feeling like I let myself down, my family down, and not taking the risk to do it was far greater than the pleasure of being calm," said Burnett.
The reality television pioneer was one of five speakers featured at the O.C. (Orange County) Business Summit, spearheaded by Warren. The Saddleback Church founder said he felt that one way to tackle a struggling economy was to bring together the brightest minds in business to discuss how they achieved success. More than 2,000 people attended the day-long conference which included sessions led by Steve Case, who is the former CEO of America Online and presently chairman of the Case Foundation; Lynda Resnick, listed #634 on Forbes Billionaires list and #212 on Forbes 400; Michael E. Gerber, who is well known as a business guru and author of The E-Myth Revisited; and Warren. more >>
A federal jury ruled that the city of San Diego, Calif., violated the religious rights of a Catholic school by denying it a permit for a modernization plan, awarding the faith-based institution more than $1.1 million.
In a trial before U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo, the jury on Friday determined that the city broke federal law when some councilmembers refused to approve Academy of Our Lady of Peace's modernization plan, which had been approved by the city planning commission.
Dan Dalton, an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who represents the school, called the city council's act "illegal interference from politicians who won't place students first." more >>
The American Civil Liberties Union on Friday told a federal court that a veterans organization which erected the Mt. Soledad memorial cross in California should be removed from legal talks over how to modify the symbol paying homage to fallen soldiers so that it doesn't violate the Constitution.
Larry A. Burns, U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of California at San Diego, said at Friday's hearing that he was inclined to allow the Mount Soledad Memorial Association to continue to intervene as a party in the case, The Associated Press reported.
The judge added he will issue his ruling soon on the ACLU's request to remove the association from negotiations between the union and the Department of Justice over modifying the disputed cross built on a San Diego mountain top. more >>
The ex-fiancée of Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler will speak at the Life Legal Defense Foundation annual dinner to share her story about how the couple aborted their child in the 1970s; a decision that she says "nearly destroyed them."
Julia Holcomb said in preparation of the Nov. 17 dinner due to take place in Santa Clara, California: "I pray that all those who have had abortions or have participated in any way in an abortion procedure may find in my story, not judgment or condemnation, but a renewed hope in God's steadfast love, forgiveness and peace. Marriage and the family are the building blocks of all virtuous societies. I pray that our nation may find its way back to God's plan by respecting the life of unborn children and strengthening the sanctity of marriage."
The LLFD notes that Tyler himself has admitted his regret over the abortion decision in the book Walk this Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith. Holomb began living with Tyler when she was only 16 while he was 27. Together they experienced hardships that led to Holomb having an abortion, which Tyler admits "really messed (him) up." more >>
The Roman Catholic Church is petitioning voters to support Proposition 34 in California - a bill seeking to end the death penalty in the state; arguing that "all human life is precious, even flawed life."
"There are both public policy reasons and moral reasons to pass Prop 34," Carol Hogan, Pastoral Projects and Communications Director of the California Catholic Conference, shared in an email with The Christian Post.
The Conference made their position on capital punishment clear in 2005 when they issued a statement titled "A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death", where they highlighted two main points in opposition to the death penalty: more >>