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I take great satisfaction that as an evangelism team we can bridge the troubled waters of heresy and blasphemy when going to various cultural events. Take, for example, our recent venture to the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade.

On one side of the parade route are the lost and confused gay religious leaders, offering false peace and hope to a group of people dead in their sins and trespasses, believing the lie that it’s okay to be gay in God’s eyes, according to Scripture. No matter that the Bible clearly says that it’s sin, they have their own peculiar hermeneutics that justifies this sinful lifestyle—and all in the name of Christ.

On the other side, the “Christian thugs,” as some call them, shout their condemnation and hateful remarks in a decidedly unChrist-like way, bringing shame to the name of our risen Lord.

On the heresy side, along with empty prayers offered to a false god, is a worship team playing at full volume, in an attempt to drown out the Christian haters.

The blasphemy side continues their jaundiced preaching, ignoring the fifty foot rainbow flag being carried back and forth in front of their platform to obliterate their view and lessen their credibility, a credibility already diminished.

And there we were. In the middle.

As biblical evangelists, we want to be winsome, cheerful, and tactful when presenting the truth of God’s Word—just like Scripture says:

And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. ( 2 Timothy 2:24-26)

The dictionary defines an ambassador as a diplomatic official of the highest rank, sent by one sovereign or state to another as its resident representative. We as Christians want to be skillful and gracious when presenting our case to the other side, because we are representing the One who is of the highest rank.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5:20a)

Our message is this: We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20b)

We have been given a great mission: to declare that God forgives sinners. We have been entrusted with a great ministry, too. A ministry of reconciliation.

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; (2 Corinthians 5:18)

The best proof that we are doing the right thing comes from both sides of the parade route.

A gay advocate wrote, and I think, accurately, about us,

Because they are comparing themselves to the God-militia and often disdain the LGBT affirming churches and Christians at the Pride events, they envision themselves as the moderate and “right” way to reach out to the LGBT community.

I try, over and over, in person, on line and in blogs to let these street preachers/evangelists know that they are perhaps MORE offensive and damaging. I have a few years experience of witnessing the attempts of these do-gooders coming to Pride events and effectively hugging the LGBT community with knives in their hands.

And from the “Christian hater” side:

“He only strengthens the hand of the wicked but it made him feel good and that’s all that really matters.” This Christian “evangelist” is deceiving this man, sending him to hell, and it’s all about himself feeling good and loving. Epitome of selfishness; that is not the love of God at all. These types are worse than the wicked they are trying to save!

The lesson to learn? Sometimes, it’s best to be a middle-of-the-road Christian.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthains 13:1)

Here’s a different perspective from a gay supporter’s blog who took issue with our team’s  style of evangelism at last Sunday’s Pride Parade. It’s an interesting read. Here’s a sample:

“It is Gay Pride season. Just as predictable as the rainbow flags and great music are the street preachers and condemnation. Some of these street evangelists present a “softer” approach; they are not bullhorn carrying or “sodomite” screaming. They arrive with smiles and slick tracts and smooth “Hey guy, I love ya” banter, but they too are destructive.

“For a concrete example of the smiling, you-must-stop-being gay example of street preacher, I am going to use Pastor Steve Sanchez, Hope Chapel Christian Church, LA. He attended West Hollywood (WeHo) Pride yesterday.

“I have offered to give him insights and reasons why the actions of his team are damaging, and he is not hearing.” Read the rest here and let me know what you think.

I posted my article “Why I Will Apologize at the WeHo Pride Parade” to Facebook and was surprised at how some Christians actually thought I was carrying out a plan derived from the very pit of Hell itself! (Go to Facebook and scroll down to Wednesday, June 5, 2013.)

You must read the article, but in a nutshell, my strategy for engaging the West Hollywood homosexual community on Sunday is to start off my Gospel conversation with a heartfelt apology because some,  in the name of Christianity, have singled gays for some gross bullying. I will use my apology as a springboard for sharing the full counsel of God with the listener.

Though most understood and agreed with my tactic, others didn’t:

One man wrote: Steve S…. For you to apologize to those who are haters of God and perverters of His ways is unimaginable… God’s laws are written on your heart and you know better. Shame on you for the shame and disgrace you bring His holy name!”

Then he finished with:

Have you been to a “Gay Pride” parade? Have you seen the gross perversion that is flaunted there? And shall you walk up and say,”Excuse me would you please stop performing [perverted acts] with that other man so I can apologize to you for all those bad things “Christians” have said about you?” Then you can tell them, “You can go back to mocking God when I’m finished!”

The fact that you are a “pastor”, an Ambassador of Christ and one who presents the “Gospel” to others… The message you give people may well be the only hope in their life ever and if it’s anything than the true “Gospel” then woe to you because you will stand before God and be judged accordingly… Your responsibility is much more than those who don’t pastor or teach… And in light of full disclosure, you seem like a nice guy and very likable… But so is Bill Clinton.

Love is choosing the highest good of another. In my subjective opinion, if you follow thru on your OP then I neither see you as loving the homosexuals, those who are observing you and you influence nor loving God. My advice would be to consider your ways and to proceed carefully… God’s loving kindness to you.

Another evangelist, from the East Coast who is very prominent in the news for getting arrested, expressed his disgust with this comment: Shame on you

One gay man joined the discussion, understood my purpose and affirmed it: (more…)

The Stupid Family

April 6th, 2013 | Posted by Steve Sanchez in Salt - (103 Comments)

I’m teaching my daughters to get used to feeling stupid.

During a recent visit to the Griffith Observatory we engaged in a game called “Find the lie.” As we experienced the many wonderful displays revealing God’s creation in the cosmos we also read some of the theories that pass for “science.”

“Girls,” I said excitedly, as we looked at the Supernova display, “find the lie!”

science

They replied, “Hydrogen and helium are the two most abundant elements. They were made in the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago.”

“Very good!!” I affirmed. “Read the other lie, too.”

“Our bodies are made of elements that came from stars that died as supernovae.”

A commenter to Facebook was exactly right when he acknowledged this indisputable truth:

“Well, we know that the science world lies, because of the utter foolishness of the theory of evolution (which the science world takes as fact). And you know how it goes. Once you lie, you have to keep on lying to keep the lie up. Here’s a clear example of this. What’s interesting is the brashness of it all. Notice that it just states all these things as fact, not theory, but of course the Big Bang and everything surrounding it are theories. ‘Tis the arrogance of man.”

A mother with a teenaged daughter overheard our conversations and whispered something. The daughter gave a knowing smile toward the stupid family.

Game on.

“Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting
dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.”
—P.J. O’Rourke (From Ray Comfort’s Facebook page.)

From Lesbian to Lordship of Christ

March 27th, 2013 | Posted by Steve Sanchez in Salt - (1 Comments)

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield calls her conversion a train wreck.

She wrote a book about it called, “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: an english professor’s journey into christian faith”(Crown & Covenant, 2012)

The tagline for an article she wrote for Christianity Today says: As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.

Here’s an excerpt:

Stupid. Pointless. Menacing. That’s what I thought of Christians and their god Jesus, who in paintings looked as powerful as a Breck Shampoo commercial model.

As a professor of English and women’s studies, on the track to becoming a tenured radical, I cared about morality, justice, and compassion. Fervent for the worldviews of Freud, Hegel, Marx, and Darwin, I strove to stand with the disempowered. I valued morality. And I probably could have stomached Jesus and his band of warriors if it weren’t for how other cultural forces buttressed the Christian Right. Pat Robertson’s quip from the 1992 Republican National Convention pushed me over the edge: “Feminism,” he sneered, “encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.” Indeed. The surround sound of Christian dogma comingling with Republican politics demanded my attention. Read the rest here.

You can watch an interview with this courageous lady below:

Starbucks founder Howard Schultz made this comment recently to a shareholder: “You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”

Why would ole Howard make this comment?

Because the shareholder doesn’t share the same liberal values as Mr. Schultz. According to the Washington Post:

…the shareholder in question was Thomas Strobhar, the founder of the Corporate Morality Action Center, which states that its mission is to challenge corporations on issues like gay marriage, abortion and pornography. Last year Starbucks’ endorsed a Washington state bill to legalize same-sex marriage, which prompted the National Organization for Marriage to organize a boycott of the coffee behemoth. So in last week’s meeting, Strobhar criticized Starbuck’s endorsement for hurting sales and profits in the first quarter of 2012.

Whenever possible, I prefer Peet’s coffee. It’s fresher,  more flavorful, and so much more caffeinated. Sadly, there are not as many of these franchises around, so I’m stuck with Starbucks. This is a bummer, because Alfred Peet taught Starbucks how to roast their coffee.

But I digress…

Because of Schultz’ overwhelming support for gay marriage and a host of other liberal causes, instead of boycotting Starbucks, I will hand out as many Gospel tracts as possible to the customers who frequent that establishment as well as have conversations about Jesus being the only way inside and outside the coffee house. This is more effective than arguing politics because one can only change when God changes the heart.

I put this commitment into practice recently. I handed a Gospel tract to the lady below, Paula, who has two Masters Degrees in Biblical Hebrew and a Ph.D in something else. I also got the sense that she lived an alternative lifestyle that the Starbucks’ founder would support.

After sharing the plan of salvation with her, she said that she agreed with my message, not my method.

Anyone surprised by that?

Read “The God of Starbucks” here.

Read “The Shepherd of Brokeback Mountain” here.

Did you watch the History Channel’s airing of The Bible? 13 million viewers did, so it may prove to be the largest audience of the year…. Here’s an article that I agree with written by the producers of that cable miniseries, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Do you agree with their conclusions?

Have you ever sensed in your own life that “the handwriting was on the wall”? Or encouraged a loved one to walk “the straight and narrow”?

Have you ever laughed at something that came “out of the mouths of babes”? Or gone “the extra mile” for an opportunity that might vanish “in the twinkling of an eye”?

If you have, then you’ve been thinking of the Bible.

These phrases are just “a drop in the bucket” (another biblical phrase) of the many things we say and do every day that have their origins in the most read, most influential book of all time. The Bible has affected the world for centuries in innumerable ways, including art, literature, philosophy, government, philanthropy, education, social justice and humanitarianism. One would think that a text of such significance would be taught regularly in schools. Not so. That is because of the “stumbling block” (the Bible again) that is posed by the powers that be in America.

It’s time to change that, for the sake of the nation’s children. It’s time to encourage, perhaps even mandate, the teaching of the Bible in public schools as a primary document of Western civilization. Read the rest here.

When a Man Loves a Woman

February 14th, 2013 | Posted by Steve Sanchez in Salt | Special Days - (35 Comments)

I refuse to see the critically acclaimed film “Amour,” despite the fact that it is nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Foreign Film, Screenplay, Director and Actress. 

It’s a love story between a long-married couple. The wife has a stroke, becomes debilitated, and her husband must care for her.

Sounds simple and touching, right?

The reason why I won’t see it is due to this brief plot summary [Spoiler Warning] from PluggedInOnline.com:

As Anne’s condition deteriorates, Georges struggles to feed her. When she stubbornly refuses to drink and spits her water back at him, Georges gets angry and slaps her face (much to his own shame). As things grow progressively worse, Anne begins repeatedly crying out in pain.

Georges finally can’t take Anne’s lack of capacity, her anguish, her pain any longer. He ends her life by placing a pillow over her face. She jerks and convulses for a time. Then lies still.

The husband “loves” his wife so much that when the going gets tough, he kills her, setting himself up as God. He takes life that only God has the right to take.

His mercy is murder.

Contrast that fictional story with the true love story of Robertson McQuilkin.

His wife, Muriel, developed Alzheimer’s disease in her 50s. As her health deteriorated, he decided to step down from his prestigious job as president of Columbia Bible College and Seminary in South Carolina, to care for her. Here’s an excerpt from his testimony about caring for his beloved wife:

I never think about “what if.” I don’t think “what if” is in God’s vocabulary. So I don’t even think about what I might be doing instead of changing her diaper or what I might be doing instead of spending two hours feeding her. It’s the grace of God, I’m sure.

An interviewer asked, “But do you ever think about what you may have given up to care for her?” McQuilkin responded, (more…)

The great gay Kiss-In at Chick Fil-A flopped big time last Friday. According to the New York Post:

Tumbleweeds could have rolled through the Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey yesterday as a symbol for the lack of stamina in the national kissing campaign. From Georgia to California, protests drew yawns…. Even in Atlanta, the home of Chick-fil-A, only two dozen kissers showed up. And there was a similar lack of necking in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

One man, in a tirade against the chicken fast food restaurant, was fired from his job as CFO when he posted this video of himself haranguing a very polite worker. (Read about it here.)

The L.A. Times reported on the Chick Fil-A  my family attends regularly, too. Sadly, some scoundrels defaced the building:

At the Torrance Chick-fil-A restaurant where vandals painted “Tastes like hate” on the side of the restaurant, the National Same-Sex Kiss Day was off to a slow start.

Denise Spencer, who visited the restaurant on Friday, said she was sad to see the vandalism and that it hurts the tolerance message that gay marriage proponents are pushing.

“The president of the company has the right to say what he feels, just like gays and lesbians do, but when you destroy someone’s property … it only creates negativity,” Spencer said.

While Chick Fil-A reported record sales on their Appreciation Day, and courteous customers waited patiently in long lines to support “One Man/One Woman” marriage and “Free Speech”, the same did not appear to be the case with those preaching inclusive tolerance.

Watch how a quiet homeless man is harassed mercilessly for…just reading his Bible!

But here’s where the rubber meets the road. As I was driving away from our local Chick Fil-A,  I saw my friend, Steve L., a frequent commenter to this blog, gently sharing the Gospel with some angry lesbians who were protesting on the corner. (He’s the bearded man just left of the pole. I shot this while at a red light.) Below the 16 second video, read his account of what happened.

“It’s always an honor to share the gospel, anytime – anyplace! This conversation was in front of Chick-fil-A on “Kiss-In Friday.” The young lady was holding a sign supporting gay rights and wanted nothing to do with me until she found out that my speech was seasoned with grace. As we spoke, I could tell she was interested in what I had say concerning God’s commandments that she had broken. Although she didn’t make a commitment, she thanked me for being polite and said she enjoyed our time together! A seed has been planted and I would ask that you would pray for Joan. God willing, we’ll see her on the other side!” —Steve L.

Even the Living Waters staff supported this great organization!


EDIT at 7:20pm: While I am currently in my office studying for a sermon to give at four services this weekend, my wife and two daughters went to the Chick Fil-A by the Lakewood Mall. This is what my 13-year-old D.D. reported: “We didn’t appreciate them that much to wait in a line that had over 300 people! The drive-thru was wrapped around the mall. We had to order a Papa John’s pizza.”

An excerpt from YAHOO! news:

For those like John Mohler, 50, of Thornton, Colo., eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday was about defending free speech. Mohler said he doesn’t share Cathy’s belief–only his rights to air them.

“I’m not sure I agree with his position on gay marriage,” said Mohler, who drove to Englewood from downtown Denver on his lunch break. “But I applaud the owner for speaking his mind, and that’s why I’m here.” Read the rest here.

Check out this outrageous aerial photo from a Chick-fil-A near Ocala, Fla. Blog photo from my friend, Ryan Floyd.

These are the words spoken by Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil-A, that has caused so much trouble:

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about,” he said on the radio program, “The Ken Coleman Show.”

I for one, am of the opinion that in a free country, with the right to free speech, that one may exercise that freedom in a gracious fashion even if it is politically incorrect.

But I agree with many that Dan Cathy was wrong—dead wrong—in part of his comments though.

He was wrong in this statement:“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him….”

No. Homosexual marriage is God’s judgment on those who shake their fists at him.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (Romans 1: 26-27)

The murder of innocent millions in this country by abortion is a sign of God’s judgment.

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1: 28-32)

I will take time out of my day on Wednesday to eat at Chick Fil-A to show my support for the American Way, the right to express oneself freely, whether it’s popular or not.

And because I care for those who will be kissing each other to show their support for their cause on Friday, I’ll exercise my freedom of speech a bit more vocally, in a gracious, respectful and gentle way, of course.

I will tell of the great love that God has for the homosexual community. I will speak about how he demonstrated that love by dying on a cross for their sins, by being buried for three days and rising again. I will explain that because they have broken God’s Commandments by lying, stealing, hating and lusting—it’s not just homosexuality—that they will face an eternity in Hell, unless they repent and trust the Savior.

If a gay person should object that he/she was born homosexual, I will softly reply that is why God commands us to be born again.

Alan Noble asks in his article, “The Chick-fi-Asco: Why Boycotts are Awful”: How exactly is Chick-Fil-A discriminating? Then he lists these five answers.

One of the worst parts about this debacle has been the way that all sides have glossed over or willfully misrepresented how Chick-fil-A discriminates against homosexuals. It seems like both sides are more concerned with winning the war than with its legitimacy. Various sources have claimed that this is all about:

  1. Dan Cathy’s personal views on marriage.
  2. Dan Cathy’s personal views on homosexuality.
  3. Chick-fil-A’s company-wide political stance on gay marriage.
  4. Chick-fil-A’s giving to anti-homosexual organizations.
  5. All of the above.

The correct answer is… #5. Sort of. Let’s work through these options briefly to sort out what’s really at issue here.

Please click here to read the rest of this article to sort out the real issues.

Read about Mike Huckabee’s support of Chik Fil-A by clicking here!

Sign a support petition here!

Read about the “Kiss In” here.


Sing this
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More about this controversy on Tuesday.

See “Courageous” this weekend!

September 30th, 2011 | Posted by Steve Sanchez in Salt - (0 Comments)

Click here for the 5 reasons why you should see the film this weekend. Take the “Courageous” Challenge by clicking here.

Feeding the Sheep

December 3rd, 2010 | Posted by Steve Sanchez in Salt - (1 Comments)

I think you will find this article about 85-year-old Nikie Tedesco very encouraging.

Nikie is a former member of our church, Hope Chapel, who has carried on a great Thanksgiving Day ministry for forty years. She has a great heart for God and for people, is an ardent evangelist (as you read the article you’ll see that she does things a whole lot differently than I do, which is , of course, fine) and cares deeply about those in need.

My fondest memory of Nikie is from twenty years ago. She attended my baptism and said these words, “Someday, you will be an evangelist for God.” I have to admit, that at the time, I rolled my eyes. Now, when others see me, they  roll theirs.

Here’s the article from our local beach paper, The Easy Reader:

From her tall stool at the Starbucks in the Ralph’s shopping center, Nikie Tedesco reaches out her slender hand to each passerby and asks, “May I bless you, lovy.

She looks fragile and doll-like in her ankle-length purple gown and sparkling Jesus brooch pinned to her high necked blouse. Her silver hair is pulled back tightly in a ponytail. Yesterday, she turned 85.

If her offer of a blessing is rejected, she blesses the person, anyway. Click here to read the rest.

(Read about Hope Chapel’s
Skid Row Outreach by
clicking here.)

(Photo credit: Kevin Cody)

In the latest issue of WORLD magazine, in a profile of Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, a sidebar article talks about the success of the “Origin of Species” book giveaway conducted on 100 University campuses in which 170,000 copies of Darwin’s tome (with a special 50 page introduction by Ray Comfort which also includes the Gospel) was distributed by 1,200 volunteers.

The article stated that “Living Waters will continue to print and distribute its edition across college campuses, (more…)

Two weeks ago we did something that enraged atheists and evolutionists alike: A team of 17 went on the hallowed campus of the University of Southern California and handed out 2,599 copies of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” with a special 50 page introduction by Ray Comfort that included, among other things, Darwin’s hatred of women, his influence on Hitler, and his denigration of black people. Also, it contained a few of the many flaws of his theory.

Now watch this 2 1/2 minute overview of our efforts with an accompanying apropos soundtrack. (Click here for the extended 6 1/2 minute version)

Below, read  some “reviews” from YouTube viewers:

Pirantube: “Thank you for posting this vid…. It’s a great opportunity for the world to see how silly your fairy tale really is. Keep on shouting from the rooftops, every village needs an idiot. Makes it entertaining for the rest of us.”

parasitegemini: “Some sort of heart-cringing/warming creationism rally type video I guess. It loses the point with the song; inferring the school is where Satan and the enemies reside. I didn’t know all college campus’ were Satanic in nature!”

You can almost see the CNN (Controlled News Network) host’s eyes roll as she reports on the 170,000 copies of Darwin’s “Origin of Species” (with the special intro by Ray Comfort) distributed in 100 school. See the video here.

On Wednesday, I’ll post a video of my interview with Ray Comfort thanking the atheists for all their support.

Campus Comfort…or Con?

November 20th, 2009 | Posted by Steve Sanchez in E-vangie Tales | Good News | Salt - (10 Comments)

On November 18th, 17 people entered the hallowed halls of USC to hand out a book written by an amazing fiction writer, Charles Darwin.

“The Origin of Species” is the work that first perpetrated the myth of evolution that is now taught as fact at schools and universities around the world.

Ray Comfort wrote a 50 page introduction explaining the Creationist’s perspective, Intelligent Design, and the Law and Gospel. Along the way he wrote a few truthful tidbits about Darwin’s misogyny, and the influence Darwinian thought had on Hitler’s Final Solution. (Click here to read the background.)

Atheists hated it.

Joey wrote (on Facebook):  They’re handing them out right outside the building I’m in as we speak… EVERYONE has one. It’s like an infection of lies and false knowledge.”

They also despised the fact that we arrived a day earlier on campus than expected. The original date to hand out nearly 170,000 of these books on 100 universities around the country was November 19.  After learning of organized atheist opposition, Ray Comfort changed the date to a day earlier, November 18—and didn’t tell anyone else, except for those on the book distribution teams.

Did I mention that atheists hated it?

Neal Strobl wrote (on Facebook): “It shows you that, in a free market of ideas, religion will always fail. Thus the religious must tip the scales in their favor to even stand a chance.”

Our orders from Command Central? Distribute 2,600 books to the students—and don’t get into any fights.  We obeyed.

In 2 1/2 hours we were done. All 2,600 books were gone. Wait. Make that 2,599 books. One was left in the van. They went like hotcakes free books!

The amazing thing was that there was virtually no opposition.

Bobby wrote (on Facebook): “Kirk and Ray and all these morons that are helping him in this futile cause are completely out of their minds….”

The Trojan Knights, a male Rah! Rah! group, were delighted to get a free Darwin book with a special introduction by Ray Comfort.

They even lead a cheer against UCLA—for us! Great sports, these guys. I’m sure the atheists would’ve hated it.

Brett wrote (on Facebook):  “Maybe we should start some organization to pass out copies of “The Dark Side of Christianity” on campuses. some sort of counter-balance.”

Three professors were delighted to get a freebie! One was a prof of politics, the others, of education. After reading the special forward, they might actually learn a thing or two.

Ryan wrote (on Facebook): “This is borderline sociopathic.”

I even got an on-camera interview with an evolutionary biology professor who was livid that we were doing this.  “I thought you guys were to be out here tomorrow,” he said before we filmed him. But, after thinking about the strategy of arriving a day earlier than the atheists expected he conceded, “That was pretty smart.”

One student asked, “Is this the book with the preface by the Nutcase?”

“Yes,” I replied.

I couldn’t lie. I’d be breaking the 9th Commandment.

Weemaryanne wrote (from my blog): “Tactical moves are for battlefields. We’re talking college campuses. You don’t educate by lying. And when you learned there was opposition, why you should have rejoiced! – teach the controversy, let the students hear both sides, remember? You people don’t even believe your own words. Nobody else should, either.”

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I was interviewed in the first half hour on Ambassadors’ Alliance Radio along with many others who participated in this outreach. You can listen here.

We also started posting our success stories on the atheist opposition page. Read their comments, and our comments here.

And here’s the link on Facebook for Origin in Schools. It details all the newspaper articles and reports from this momentous day.

Of course, the atheists hate all this.

***Read my post on Articulate Atheism here.***

I just got a report on Facebook that our “Origin of Species” giveaway made it to the Examiner.com! (I better get my report online soon!)

2,600 “Origin of Species” books with a special introduction by Ray Comfort were given away in 2 1/2 hours at the University of Southern California by our faithful team of seventeen. (Read the background of this project here.) It was a tough job trying to educate the Darwinian masses that there is a God, but someone had to do it. The rest of the story will be published soon!