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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:42 PM
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8 Repug Members of Congress To Attend Radical Right Wing Conference
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:16 PM by Emit
Yesterday I posted about Huckabee and 5 Members of Congress To Attend Radical Right Wing Conference: How to Take Back America: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Today, we have this, 2009 Values Voter Summit:

I won't include their faces because I don't want to make anyone gag. These Summits are sickening enough in and of themselves without seeing their ghastly faces.

Where are the Progressives?!?

Confirmed* and Invited Speakers for 2009

*
Rep. Michele Bachmann
U.S. House of Representatives
*
Burke Balch
National Right to Life
*
Dr. Ted Baehr
MovieGuide
*
Hunter Baker
Author & Professor, Houston Baptist University
*
Stephen Baldwin
Actor
*
Gary Bauer
President, American Values
*
Dr. Cal Beisner
Author & National Spokesman, The Cornwall Alliance
*
Bill Bennett
Host, Morning in America
*
Ken Blackwell
Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, FRC
*
Rep. Roy Blunt
Congressman (MO)
*
Rep. John Boehner
Congressman (OH)
*
Dr. Rex Bolinger
Executive Director, Team HOPE
*
Mark Bucher
Orange Co. Republican Party
*
Dr. Ergun Caner
President, Liberty Theological Seminary
*
Rep. Eric Cantor
Congressman (VA)
*
Joe Carter
Web Editor, First Things
*
Jim Daly
President, Focus on the Family
*
Crane Durham
Host, "Nothing But The Truth"
*
Jim Edwards
*
Ed Feulner
President, Heritage Foundation
*
Bryan Fischer
American Family Association
*
Carol Franz
Stem Cell Recipient
*
Day Gardner
President, National Black Pro-Life Union
*
Barry Goudy
Stem Cell Recipient
*
Rebecca Hagelin
Senior Communications Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
*
Kristan Hawkins
Executive Director, Students for Life Association
*
Cpt. Pete Hegseth
Vets of Freedom
*
Dr. Kim Holmes
Vice President, Foreign & Defense Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
*
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Governor of Arkansas
*
Dr. Ken Hutcherson
Senior Pastor, Antioch Church
*
Bishop Harry Jackson
President, High Impact Leadership Coalition
*
Terry Jeffrey
Editor at Large, Human Events
*
Amy Kremer
National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
*
Steve Maegdlin
Focus on the Family
*
Jason Mattera
Young America's Foundation
*
Sen. Mitch McConnell
Senator (KY)
*
Ed Meese
Former U.S. Attorney General
*
Tom Messner
Heritage Foundation
*
Dr. Russell D. Moore
Dean, School of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
*
Bill O'Reilly
Host, The O'Reilly Factor
*
Star Parker
Author, Speaker
*
Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Governor, Minnesota
*
Rep. Mike Pence
Congressman (IN)
*
Tony Perkins
President, Family Research Council
*
Gov. Rick Perry
Governor of Texas
*
Carrie Prejean
Former Miss California
*
Dr. David Prentice
Family Research Council
*
Rep. Tom Price
Congressman (Ga)
*
Jennifer Roback Morse
Founder & President, Ruth Institute
*
Gov. Mitt Romney
Former Governor of Massachusetts
*
Lila Rose
President, Live Action
*
Joel Rosenberg
Author
*
Phyllis Schlafly
Founder, Eagle Forum
*
Kelly Shackelford
Chief Counsel, Liberty Legal Institute
*
Rep. Chris Smith
Congressman (NJ)
*
Matt Spalding
Director, The Heritage Foundation
*
Corey Stewart
Chairman, Prince William Board of Co. Supervisors
*
Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute

http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/speakers

Here is only part of their Agenda:

* SPEECHLESS - SILENCING THE CHRISTIANS
* THUGOCRACY - FIGHTING THE VAST LEFT WING CONSPIRACY
* DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD
* ACTIVISM AND CONSERVATISM: FIT TO A TEA (PARTY)
* THE THREAT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
* OBAMACARE: RATIONING YOUR LIFE AWAY
* MARRIAGE: WHY IT'S WORTH DEFENDING AND HOW REDEFINING IT THREATENS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
* THE NEW MASCULINITY
* WAIT NO MORE: FINDING FAMILIES FOR WAITING KIDS
* TURNING THE TIDE IN YOUR GENERATION


~snip~

BREAKOUT SESSION ONE

TRUE TOLERANCE: COUNTERING THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS - CONGRESSIONAL B
Candi Cushman--Education Analyst, Focus on the Family Action

THE THREAT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION - EMPIRE ROOM
The Honarable Corey Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors; Dr. Jim Edwards, Principal, MITA Group

This panel explores the threatening consequences of current immigration policy. It discusses how lackluster enforcement of the laws has added to our nation's vulnerabilities. It discusses the harmful impact on our communities, our quality of life, and our national security.

TURNING THE TIDE IN YOUR GENERATION - CONGRESSIONAL A
Jason Mattera, Spokesperson, Young America's Foundation; Lila Rose, President, LiveAction; Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life

Students will hear from young leaders who have had an impact on their College campus and in the culture.

OBAMACARE: RATIONING YOUR LIFE AWAY - PALLADIAN ROOM
Burke Balch, Director, Powell Center on Medical Ethics, National Right to Life Committee; Dr. David Prentice, Senior Fellow and Director for Life Sciences, Center for Human Life and Bioethics, FRC; Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute

Long lines, refusal of care, months waiting for needed surgeries, rationing of treatments, mandates in support of abortion. These are all results of the health care plan currently being debated and placed in the United States, affecting all aspects of your life from your family decisions, to your paycheck to your tax bill. Is it the role of the federal government to provide womb to tomb healthcare? What about personal choice?

MARRIAGE: WHY IT'S WORTH DEFENDING AND HOW REDEFINING IT THREATENS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY - DIPLOMAT ROOM
Charles Donovan, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; Thomas Messner, Visiting Fellow; The Heritage Foundation; Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Founder and President, Ruth Institute

Redefining marriage poses serious threats to the religious liberties of people who continue to believe that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. This understanding of marriage is an important religious belief for many Americans, but the freedom to express it will come under growing pressure as courts, public officials, and private institutions come to regard the traditional understanding of marriage as a form of irrational prejudice that should be purged from public life. This briefing will focus on policy and legal developments, as well as how to communicate the link between marriage and religious liberty.

GLOBAL WARMING HYSTERIA: THE NEW FACE OF THE "PRO-DEATH" AGENDA - CABINET ROOM
Dr. Calvin Beisner, National Spokesman, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

* Why did the President's science advisor support coerced abortions to protect the planet?
* Why are top abortion funders underwriting efforts to co-opt evangelicals on global warming?
* If "people are the problem," what's the final solution?

Cap and trade is about more than saving the planet. It's the biggest tax hike in American history. It threatens to concentrate massive amounts of power into the hands of central government and international bureaucrats. And its ascendancy marks the rise of a new, more subtle challenge to the culture of life.

Ultimately, climate change hysteria rests on an unbiblical view of God, mankind, and the environment. Come and hear how the Cornwall Alliance is pushing back--producing ground-breaking studies on Biblical environmentalism, educating pastors and churches across the country, and activating thousands of Christians to rally against the hype through the WeGetIt.org Campaign. Learn why policies to fight alleged man-made global warming will instead cause hundreds of millions of premature deaths throughout this century, and how human liberty, responsibility, and flourishing are the key to a healthier environment.

BREAKOUT SESSION TWO

SPEECHLESS - SILENCING THE CHRISTIANS - CONGRESSIONAL B
Casey Smith, Jr., Executive Assistant to the Chairman and President, American Family Association

Americans are at a greater risk of losing their basic freedoms today than ever before in the history of this nation. Political correctness and the voice of the liberal minority are undermining the morals and values of main-stream America. Christians are being silenced all across America: in the political debate, the public square, the schools, the workplace, and even in the sanctuary of their own churches. Through video, renowned author and commentator, Janet Parshall, takes you on a journey across the country to meet citizens who have been arrested for speaking out at a public rally, students who are being forced to attend classes that require them to recite verses from the Koran and to stage their own Jihad and activists pushing social tolerance to such an extreme that the Bible itself is being labeled "hate speech."

THE NEW MASCULINITY - CONGRESSIONAL A
Dr. Pat Fagan, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Family and Religion, FRC; Michael Schwartz, Chief of Staff, Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.); Dr. Matthew Spalding, Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Feminism has wreaked havoc on marriage, women, children and men. It is time to redress the disorder it has wrought and that must start with getting the principles and ideals for a new "masculinism" right. Such a "masculinism" will have its dovetailing counterpart in a new "feminism" for they mutually define each other and, in nature, are meant to be complementary. This panel will begin this exploration.

THUGOCRACY - FIGHTING THE VAST LEFT WING CONSPIRACY - EMPIRE ROOM
Terry Jeffrey, Editor, CNSNews.com; Michael Barone*

"Hate crime" legislation, removal of conscience protections for health care workers, the Fairness Doctrine, groups like ACORN intimidating voters and committing voter fraud, "Card Check" legislation to create a permanent majority - President Obama and the Democratic Party is doing all it can to suppress free speech that they disagree with and that threatens their plans for a "permanent majority" in power. Political pundit Michael Barone calls it a "thugocracy" and "Gangster Government," how real is this threat and how can we fight it?

DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD - PALLADIAN ROOM
Mark Bucher, Bucher & Palmer, LLP; Lila Rose, President, LiveAction

As many state and local governments are tightening their budgets to weather this fiscal storm, communities are taking a second look at the funding of the controversial abortion corporation Planned Parenthood. Since 1987, Planned Parenthood has taken in $3.2 billion in taxpayer funds. Planned Parenthood has used its money to support candidates who will continue this money stream and to lobby against initiatives such as parental notification laws in cases of minors seeking an abortion. Learn from people, like you, who have successfully stopped Planned Parenthood funding in their communities.

ACTIVISM AND CONSERVATISM: FIT TO A TEA (PARTY) - CABINET ROOM
Jeff Griffith, Pennsylvania Tea Party Coordinator; Amy Kremer, National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots; Crane Durham, Host, "Nothing but the Truth"

On April 15th, hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered in more than 800 cities to voice their opposition to out of control spending at all levels of government. Organized in all 50 states by Americans from all walks of life, these "tea parties" were a true grassroots protest of irresponsible fiscal policies and intrusive government. The mainstream media could not explain the phenomenon that anyone would be fed up with Washington, D.C. now that the liberals in charge. We will tell you how it happened, why it is still happening and how you can organize your own.

FAITH, POLITICS, AND THE INTERNET: HOW TO CONTEND FOR TRUTH IN A DIGITAL AGE
Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Joe Carter, Web Editor, First Things; Hunter Baker, Author and Professor, Houston Baptist University; Jared Bridges, Director of Online Communications, FRC

The new media has given new emphasis to the age-old, often contentious relationship between faith and politics. A panel of internet activists from across the new media spectrum will discuss what it takes to have an effective voice in the political discussion online while remaining faithful to the things that matter most.

...

FAITH, FAMILY & FREEDOM GALA DINNER HONORING PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY WITH THE JAMES C. DOBSON VISION & LEADERSHIP AWARD (black-tie optional) - Regency Ballroom

This event is ticketed.

* Entertainment by Sounds of Liberty, Liberty University
* Elaine Donnelly, President, Center for Military Readiness
* Dr. James Dobson (video)
* The Honorable Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow, Family Empowerment, FRC
* Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) (Video)
* Colleen Parro, Executive Director, Republican National Coalition for Life
* The Honorable Ed Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
* Special Remarks by Phyllis Schlafly, Founder, Eagle Forum


http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/schedule

Edited to add: Here are their exhibitors - and there is the Leadership Institute, which has been influential in bringing us the tea baggers, the recent 9-12 March on Washington and the recent ACORN crap. Rove's alma mater.

2009 Exhibitors

* FRC Action
* American Family Association
* The Heritage Foundation
* The American Civil Rights Union
* American Principles Project
* Americans for Tax Reform
* Association of Mature American Citizens
* Intercessors for America
* Let Freedom Ring
* Liberty University School of Law
* Mpower Media
* National Organization for Marriage
* Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays
* Townhall.com
* Watchmen on the Wall
* Worldview Academy



* Family Research Council
* Focus on the Family Action
* American Center for Law & Justice
* American Life League
* The American TFP
* Americans United for Life
* FRC Action PAC
* The Leadership Institute
* Liberty Counsel
* Live Action
* National Abstinence Clearinghouse
* Nordskog Publishing Inc.
* Susan B. Anthony List
* Virginia Values Voter PAC
* Workforce Fairness Institute


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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:44 PM
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1. The enemy, plain and simple.
If these guys have their way, America is no more.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:46 PM
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2. They'll all be in one place?
Is there the smallest chance we're expecting a meteor?
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:00 PM
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7. Well, you could be cruising the Caribbean with Dick Morris, Ralph Reed, and Grover Norquist...
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:07 PM
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15. omg - that was my first thought!
(I can't believe we're actually agreeing on something. . . ) :rofl:
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:47 PM
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3. the last dying gasps of a Gollum
they are irrelevant now.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:51 PM
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4. No. They inject their vile crap into everything
All the stuff that is going on right now with health care, tea baggers/parties, race issues, ACORN, Birthers, "You Lie!," 1.7 Million at 9-12 March on DC, Nazi!, Socialist! - these groups and folks who are creating and attending these Radical Right Wing are setting the agenda by injecting their filth into the discussion.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:55 PM
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6. I think its their last hurrah
they get very loud when they knows its useless. The demographics of the USA is changing, and they know it. slowly veering left, not as many of the theocrats as they had hoped, and the aryans havent got the numbers anymore .
nope, its not the end of them , but they are on their last legs and they are screaming to beat the band.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:15 PM
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12. To think this is their last hurrah
is wishful thinking, imho.

When their wild accusations, flat out lies and silly innuendos control the media, they are NOT on their last hurrah, sadly. These nuts play for keeps, and they are organizing.

I agree with you in part that the demographics of the US have changed/are changing and that generally, people lean left, etc. etc. Problem is, the left fails to organize and to be proactive and seems to lose their footing, much at the hands of the radical right. We saw it with Clinton. We are witnessing it now.

They control the media, they control the message, and as crazy as they are, it bleeds into even the most reasonable news feeds. The left needs to get proactive - they need to build their own media and fund progressive programs from youth to adult age groups, etc.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:12 PM
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14. I saw it throughout Clinton also
but it snuck up on us. Now, I see them being laughed at more than they were back then. I see them in their last throes. thats just me.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:55 PM
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5. That's a whole lot of crazy for one conference. nt
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:01 PM
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8. Then they end it by singing marching songs and invade Poland.
:shrug:
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:29 PM
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11. how did you know:
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:03 PM
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9. Carrie Prejean and John Boehner
on the same program - my oh my, that should be scintillating!
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:10 PM
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10. BREAKOUT SESSION THREE
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:12 PM by izquierdista
CREATING BULLSHIT OUT OF THIN AIR
AM Radio has the power to create fertilizer where only the aether existed. Several honorary gasbags will be featured.

CREATING EXCUSES WHERE NONE CAN BE MADE
Larry Craig leads a panel discussion of how nasty tea-room sex can be explained away as "family values".

CREATION SCIENCE AND OTHER SUCKER BAIT
F. Flintstone and B. Rubble will present their new documentary 'Jesus rides a brontosaurus'.

BOOTSTRAP PULLING
Personal testimonies from people who have won the Lotto on how to shame family members who want to share in on your hard won success.

REAGAN KNOB POLISHING SESSION
Carrots carved in the likeness of Rt. Hon. St. Ronald Reagan the Magnificent will be waxed and placed in offering to the Invisible Hand of the Free Market.

SHIT SELLING CONTEST
Monsanto will present new research on genetically modified pigs which shit chocolate pudding. The attendee eating the most bowls will win an internship with the ranking Republican on the House Agriculture Committee.

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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:32 PM
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13. LOL!
Fits right in!

:rofl:
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 04:34 PM
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20. I love it :-)
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:13 AM
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16. kick
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 10:22 AM by Emit
I guess Palin and Newt were no shows, so it's being reported.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:32 AM
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17. Oh Yay. We can watch them live on CSPAN
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:40 AM
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18. "Speechless -- Silencing the Christians." OMFG.
Give me an effin' break.

Poor, poor oppressed Christians. Such a tiny minority without a voice.

:eyes:
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:00 PM
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21. Look at this on their website!
http://www.valuesvotersummit.org/churches

How Churches Can Partner with Us
1. Accept our personal invitation for pastors to attend the Values Voter Summit.
We believe this event will be a blessing to pastors and their ministry and will further equip pastors to speak boldly on the critical moral issues of our day.
2. Challenge two couples from your congregation to attend the Values Voter Summit as your Culture Impact Team.
We are keenly aware of the many demands placed on pastors' schedules, and we believe the Values Voter Summit presents a great opportunity to get church members informed and involved on the pastor's behalf. For more on Culture Impact Teams, visit www.cultureimpact.org .
3. Promote the Values Voter Summit in your church.
Promotional materials that you can use to inform your congregation about this important event will be available for downloading in the next couple of months. Among these promotional materials will be a bulletin insert. We are asking churches across the nation to put the insert into your bulletin on Sunday, July 12.


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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:42 PM
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19. K&R
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