InterChurch News 

   'Communicating to the necessities of the saints.' -Romans 12:13 ASV

 Vol VII, Week 12: March 17 - 23, 2019 


California's Marriage Amendment 

Sec. 7.5.  "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." 

California voters 52% to 47% approved Proposition 8 in 2008 -- the state constitutional marriage amendment. After a legal challenge, the California Supreme Court ruled the new law constitutional. On appeal, a federal judge overruled the California Supreme Court. The Ninth Court Circuit concurred. Prop. 8 lawyers appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court -- losing to a 5-4 decision announced June 26, 2013.





 Week 12 

 "The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed ..." - Psalm 2:2-3


Photo (L): Kim Davis, Kentucky county clerk, jailed in 2015 for contempt of court for refusing to sign off on same-sex marriage licenses -- a distinction of being the only known Christian in America arrested for saying 'no' to the SCOTUS redefinition of marriage ruling. -Bing Images

Resource Directory

Your Guide For Christian Help, Taxpayer Rights, Political Recourse, etc.

Compiling resources to inform, awake and strengthen the church and it's voters and taxpayers in response to the U.S. Supreme Court de facto defeat on June 26, 2013 of California's marriage amendment initiative Prop. 8 -- passed by voters 52-47 percent -- but refused a legal standing defense by Catholic Democrat California Gov. Jerry Brown and prior Catholic Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.*

* Not all resources in Service Directory are faith-based.


Family: Abortion Alternatives | Counseling | Foster Care | Homeless/Abused-Mother Shelters | Senior Assistance

'Once conceived -- protected'

A Place for Mom

Angels in Waiting 

A charity created by nurses in 2005 to address the needs of Riverside County medically fragile foster care children. Enables highly-skilled nurses to become foster parents and bill Medi-Cal for the hours related to caring for infants and children in the comfort of their own home.

Birth Choice of Temecula

A faith-based nonprofit organization offering free, confidential pregnancy testing, counseling, STD education, single parent support and limited material assistance to mothers and their babies until the age of two.  Hours: Mon -Thurs, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Office: 41750 Winchester Rd., Ste. O, Temecula, CA 92590. 951.296-3441.


A movement to exalt Jesus, end abortion and support adoption; international reporting and information to stop worldwide gendercide (abortion / abduction) of girls including the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls in 2014, India and China's mandated abortion of female babies.

California Family council

Center for Medical Progress

Pro-life organization publishing undercover interviews with Planned Parenthood officials -- includes disclosure of fetal parts sales..

County of Riversde Department of Social Services - Foster / Adoption                               

Providing foster and adoption services. 

Disability Rights California

Elder Care Link

Ending Homelessness - Riverside County

EveryMaN Ministries

Focus on the Family


Faith-based adoption and foster care based in Southern California. There are 100,000 children who need a home and are praying for a mom and dad like you. One of the largest adoption placing agencies in California, serving the community since 1995. Monthly financial reimbursement provided for foster - adoption families (up to $790 per foster child per month assistance -- with medical and dental coverage included). 1.800.921-1818.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Organization for Marriage

Olive Crest

A faith-based foster and adoption agency in Riverside County; "When you adopt a child, you are imitating the heart of God."

Pro-life web site "So Every Child Makes Their Mark;" providing excellent resources and information.

One of the leading pro-life Christian advocacy organizations in the nation.


Safe Harbor Counseling Services - Temecula

Licensed Christian therapists: Anxiety, depression, PTSD, bi-polar, pre-marital, marital, divorce recovery; child, adolescent, adult, group counseling.

The Sheepfold 

Mission Statement: To equip mothers with children suffering from homelessness or abuse for successful independent living with hope for the future. A key outcome is that they can live on their own independently and not be tempted to return to their abuse and destructive lifestyle. -- Fran Lundquist, founder (1926 - 2013). P.O. Box 4487, Orange, CA 92863. Phone: 714.237-1444, 1.877.743-3376. 

Senior Guidance

Helping seniors during most difficult times.

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Attorneys - Legal Resources

Alliance Defending Freedom 

'We focus on cases involving religious liberty issues, the sanctity of human life, and marriage and family.'

American Center for Law & Justice

Christian advocate law firm serving Evangelism, representing 41 nonprofit organizations singled out by IRS.

An interactive almanac of U.S. policies.

Berglund & Johnson - 'Seek justice and walk humbly with God.' - Micah 6:8

Accident, injury and negligence law firm including elder abuse, slumlord litigation based in Los Angeles, serving Inland Empire.

Provides links to California Constitution, Bill information, California law, today's committee hearings. 

Provides information and resource links re Sacramento legislation issues. 

For legal professionals; U.S. law / cases of 50 states includes California Constitution word search.

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting

150 years of case law on trial (United Kingdom).

Judicial Watch

'Because no one is above the law.' 


For legal background information on the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit upholding state bans on same-sex marriage in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Michigan leading to Obergefell v. Hodges, the April 28, 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case to determine if the 14th Amendment trumps voter-approved state constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage. Site sponsored by University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Liberty Institute

'Restoring religious liberty in America.'

'Defending Religious Freedom, Parental Rights, and other Civil Liberties without charge.' California-based law firm.  

Bible Study Tools - Apologetics

Answers in

Dedicated to answering questions regarding the origin of life, the flood, etc.


This web site is excellent for quick access to locating Scripture and multiple translations. 

Popular Bible translations in over 20 languages available for online Bible study.  

Blue Letter Bible

Provides tools for an in-depth study of God's Word through free online reference library grounded in historical, conservative Christian faith. Multi-verse retrieval system, key word search, lexicon, Greek-Hebrew tools, Creeds, etc. 

Creation Ministries International

Discover Books of the Bible

A website built by a Gideon. 

Discover The Book of Revelation 

A study by a Gideon.

Genesis and genetics

Biblical DNA research including Adam, Noah and Jesus Christ. 


Web site dedicated to answering questions about the Bible and the Christian faith from a conservative biblical Christian view.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online 

Edited by James Orr, John Nuelsen, Edgar Mullins, Morris Evans and Melvin Grove Kyle, published complete in 1939. This website includes the complete text. Over 10,000 entries, over 200 different Bible scholars and teachers.


Understanding the historical, biblical Jesus.

Reasons To Believe

Demonstrating connections between science and religion, astronomer and best selling author Dr. Hugh Ross ("The Fingerprint of God") and his team provide evidence for creation by intelligent design, i.e. God. Mission verse: "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience." - 1 Peter 3:15-16 .

White Horse Inn 

"For a modern reformation / A mulitimedia catalyst for reformation." Offers evidence and perspectives of the reformation movement, directed by Dr. Michael Horton, professor at Westminster Seminary California, Escondido. 

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Book & Gift

Billy Graham Bookstore / Ruth's Attic

Online gift shop offers classic Billy Graham crusade sermons, books and movie releases at discounted rates.

Offering a large selection of discounted evangelical books, Bibles and gifts.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Electronic library, bookstore.

Faith Center Christian Book & Bible Store

13027 Perris Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553. 951.485-0767. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This jewel of store offers an excellent selection of reformed and contemporary Christian literature. You will find sought after out-of-print study books here at discounted prices. Bible tracts, gifts and cards. On the corner, plenty of parking. 

Harvest Bookstore

6115 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92504. 951.351-6815. Open 7 days, open late. An excellent Christian bookstore combined with adjoining 3/21Cafe -- inside / outside seating. This store is well-stocked with new and used Christan books. Excellent childrens' selection also. Magazines, CD's, DVD's, gifts and cards. Located on the Harvest Christian Fellowship site. Best on-hand Bible selection -- especiall ESV's -- seen in Riverside County. 

Noah's Ark 

A classic: Christian discount warehouse (40 - 70% off most items) across the river from Old Town Temecula; two stores in one location. Books & Bibles, Gifts, Cards, DVD's, CD's, Jewelry, Caps, Shirts, Ties, well-stocked Jewish and Spanish sections. Store hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday. 951.693-0306. 28545 Felix Valdez Rd., #B-4, Temecula, CA 92590. ATTENTION: Churches, schools & ministries: store items provided at special wholesale pricing for fundraisers, book tables, etc. Owner: Scott Vanyo Shop Online:    

Timothy Hughes - Rare & Early Newspapers

Stock includes original Colonial, Great Awakening publications. 

Noah's Ark Book Attic

Specializing in rare and antiquarian books. Tryon, N. Carolina. 828.859-5141.

Springs of Life Christian Bookstore 

28779 Via Las Flores, Murrieta, CA 92563. 951.696-7177. Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sunday. Located on the legendary Murrieta Hot Springs campus of Calvary Chapel Bible College, training ground for pastors and teachers to go and minister the Word to all the world.

The Bible Bookstore

Full service Christian bookstore: Bibles, books, art, gifts, music, DVD's, etc. 2164 E Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92544. 951.929-2205. 

Premier Collectibles 

"America's largest autographed book store." Offers authenticated autographed first editions. Author signatures include Dr. Ben Carson, Jay Sekulow, Mike Huckabee and George W. Bush.

Digital News

- "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge." - Hosea 4:6

Assist News Service

Online international website to assist saints in strategic times.

Assyrian International News Agency

"News & Anaylsis of Assyrian and Assyrian-related issues worldwide." Included for its daily news of the Assyrian Christian genocide by Islamic State terrorists. 

Baptist Press 

News with a Christian perspective covering critical issues that shape your life, work and ministry; sports with a spiritual attitude, sharing the witness of Christ in athletics.

Breaking Israel News

British Broadcasting Corporation

(Film clips of persecution of Christians by IS, search: "Kill the Christians," "This World," click on "Clips.")

Black Christian News Network One (BCNN1)

"The #1 daily Black Christian internet newspaper for praying, thinking, and doing Christians."

Breaking Christian News 

'Be informed, Inspired, Intrigued'

Catholic Online

Included for coverage of the Christian genocide in the Middle East by IS and by Boko Haram in Africa.

997 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463, CBN switchboard: 757.226.7000, 24-hour prayer: 1.800.823.6053.


Christian Emergency Network

Seeks to inform and prepare the Christian community for emergencies.

International online news based in San Diego. 

A comprehensive big tent web site presenting articles and resources on Christian issues.

Provides up-to-date news and information affecting the body of Christ worldwide from an uncompromising biblical worldview.

Christian Post

Covering national and international news, persecution of Christians by Islamic State and Boko Haram. Editor's note: be forewarned, this site tends to use inappropriate digital advertising methods.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)

"Voice for the Voiceless"

The Christian Times 

National and international news.

Christianity Today 

Comphrensive news site offering many select publications, the flagship of Billy Graham Evangelistic Ministries publications.

Committee to Protect Journalists

An independent, non-profit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

Order / review: "Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017"*

Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission 

An entity of the Southern Baptist Convention ... dedicated to engage the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speak to the issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Vision: kingdom, culture and mission.

Evangelical Press Association

Journalism accountability and Code of Ethics for Christian online, cable and print publications.

Fides News Agency

"Information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies since 1927." Covers worldwide news of the persecution of Christians.

Fixed Point Foundation 

Bridging sacred and secular news.

Gatestone Institute


Inspirational stories of what God is doing in ministry and in the lives of people worldwide.

Gospel Herald 

International news web site covers persecution of Christians by Islamic State and others.

Human Rights Watch

"Defends the rights of people worldwide."

The Jerusalem Post

The leading news source for english-speaking Jewry since 1932, published in English and French.

The Jewish Press

"News of the Jews, Israel & the World."

Life, family and cultural news.

MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor

Scrutinizes Islamist terrorism and violent extremism worldwide, with special focus on activity within and emanating from the Arab world, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran; also lone-wolf attacks in the West.

Morning Star News

Independent news service focusing on worldwide Christian persecution. 


A family news network, cable and online.

Press Enterprise

Riverside County's daily newspaper.

Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently

A citizen journalism effort at risk to expose human rights abuses by Islamic State occupying the northeren city Syrian city of Raqqa which IS utilizes as a de facto captital. (News site has gone silent -Ed.).

Religion News Service

A nonprofit wire service delivering current coverage about religion, ethics, spirituality and moral issues based in Washington D.C.  

Religion Newswriters Association

Helping journalists across the globe cover religion with balance, accuracy and insight.


Stars and Stripes

America's military news. 

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Included for its news coverage about the war(s) within Syria.


News in Spanish / English from our neighbor border city where journalists risk their lives to expose crime.

Together L.A. 

A movement of pastors, church leaders and people of faith who love L.A.

Vatican Insider 

News coverage about war crimes committed by Islamic State terrorists towards Catholics.                                                                                                               

Voice of America

Included for it's coverage of the war on terrorism in the Middle East and Africa.


'Israel's largest and most popular news and content website.'

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Educational - Vocational Career Changers

2018 List of Accredited Online Christian Colleges (+ link to 25 Best / 'Guide to Online Schools')*

Association of Christian Schools International

Azusa Pacific University (Azusa)

Faith-based evening / online undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Offering evening / online undergraduate and graduate degrees.


California Department of Education 

Includes state Academic Performance Index (API) public and charter school ratings (1-10). Click on Testing and Accountability, then click on Academic Performance Index and type school name, city or zip code in search.  

California Public School Ratings 

Applies CDE API scores to chart local school state ratings.

Calvary Bible Institute (Yucca Valley)

Calvary Chapel Bible College (Murrieta)

Calvary Murrieta Christian School (Murrieta)

Mission Statement: Partnering with families to educate, equip, and disciple students for a lifelong commitment of loving and serving Christ. A K-12 educational facility with two campuses (elementary and high school). 24225 Monroe Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562. Phone: 951.834-9190. 

Online source for discount Christian Bibles, books, music and DVD's.

La Sierra Academy (Riverside)

7th Day Adventist K-12 college preparatory education; affiliated health food store, cafe and bookstore across street.

 Liberty Bible College & Seminary (Florida/online)

Linfield Christian School (K-12 college prep/Temecula)

RN-to-MSN Online & Campus-Based Programs*

643 RN-to-MSN programs in online database.

RN-to-BSN Programs Online*

RN-to-BSN online programs 2018 Guide.

Rescue Your Child

Provides information regarding California public school LGBT laws affecting K-12 students in the classroom, the loss of parental rights and viable options to "rescue" children out of public [government] schools. A project of

"Frontline pro-family leader standing strong for moral virtues for the common good." Site provides list of little known LGBT and sex education laws enforced in K-12 California government schools (see 10 pro-LGBT laws passed in Sacramento avoiding taxpayer vote).                           

Southwest Bible College (Moreno Valley)

13890 Nason Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92555; 951.333.2594. 

U.S. Department of Education

Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Santa Ana)

Westminster Seminary California (Escondido)

Woodcrest Christian School (K-12 college prep/Riverside)

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Good Samaritan - Persecuted Church Ministries

Baptist Global Response

A disaster relief and community development organization ... helping people in desperate need. 

Charity Navigator

Providing access to accountability and transparency in non-profit organizations.

Feeding America

One in seven Americans struggles to get enough to eat. 

Fred Jordan Missions

Feeding the homeless in Los Angeles since 1944. Video: "What Are We Leaving Our Children?" 

Gospel for Asia

Open Doors USA

Samaritan's Purse

A nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.

"Air1 is a nondenominational, nonprofit, listener supported radio network." Contemporary Christian music, fun on-air personalities and contests. "What We Believe" statement of faith includes: "We must dedicate ourselves anew to the service of our Lord and to His authority over our lives (Col. 2:9-11, Eph. 6:7-8)."

San Diego's Wave of Living Water is a radio ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. "Our mission is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with San Diego and the Temecula Valley." Programs include sermons by national Calvary Chapel pastors and fellow conservative biblically-based pastors and teachers.

Family Friendly -- Good News Radio is a ministry "Making a Difference in Southern California," sharing encouraging and uplifting music, friendship and stories of faith. Radio signal covers 1700 square miles (Inland Empire, Orange County, Los Angeles). Station began at La Sierra College in Riverside, 1958, as KNFP. Shares news about special community events at local churches. 

Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa's "Southern California's Wave of Living Water," referred to as radio's "24-hour seminary." Sermons mostly by national Calvary Chapel pastors. Links to other sites; offers news, music, "Pastor's Perspective" program Mon-Fri at 3 p.m.

Taxpayer Resources 


Quick Starts:

For information on grants, benefits, jobs, insurance, immigration, passports:

Find your U.S. Senator, current legislation, etc.:

Find your U.S. Congressman, current legislation, etc.:


I. United States Federal Legislative Body

1. President of the United States: Donald J. Trump (R);

2. United State Senator: Dianne Feinstein (D);

3. United States Congressman: Duncan Hunter (R), 50th District includes portions of Temecula (and much of rural San Diego County). District office: 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590. Hrs: T, W, Th, 9am-4pm. Phone: (951)695-5108.

4. United States Congressman: Ken Calvert (R), 41st District covers Menifee, Murrieta, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar and portions of Hemet, Perris, Riverside and Temecula. District office: 4160 Temescal Canyon Rd., Ste. 214, Corona, CA 92883. (951)277-0042, FAX (951)277.0420;

II. California State Legislative Body

1. Governor of California: Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (D); Riverside Office: 3737 Main St. #201, Riverside, CA 92501. Phone: (951)680-6860, FAX: (951)680-6863;

2. California State Senator 38th District (Temecula): Joel Anderson (R), Temecula Office: 27555 Ynez Road, #204, Temecula, CA 92591. Phone: (951)676-1020, FAX: (951)676-1030.

3. California State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-67th District (includes Canyon Lake, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Perris Wildomar). Murrieta Office: 41391 Kalmia St., Suite #220, Murrieta, CA 92562. 951.894-1232. 

4. California State Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, R-75th District (Temecula). Escondido Office: 350 West 5th Avenue #110, Escondido, CA 92025. Phone: (760)480-7570.

III. Riverside County Legislative Body

Riverside County Roster

 County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501

Riverside County Supervisor, 3rd District (Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee): Chuck Washington, Third District Supervisor - County of Riverside, 37600 Sky Canyon Dr., #505, Murrieta, CA 92563. Phone: (951)698-7326, FAX: (951)677-0669.

IV. Local City Elected Leaders

Temecula City Council:

Murrieta City Council:

Menifee City Council:

Lake Elsinore:


Note: complete government representative listing for Riverside is pending.

Additional Government Links:

California Legislative Information

Provides links to California Constitution, Bill information, California law, today's committee hearings.

California Secretary of State - Alex Padilla; "Safeguarding California's history."

Center for Disease Control and prevention

Internal Revenue Service

Official Payments - IRS, State, Student Loan

Online Archive of California 

Access to state and local libraries, institution and government archives.

2015 Poverty Guidelines

Social Security Retirement Benefits

Calculate your social security retirement checks, apply.

Transparent California

Access to salaries and pensions of state and county public employees -- including elected officials.

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of the Interior - "Mission: Protecting America's great outdoors"

U.S. Geological Survey (earthquake info)

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Various Links

American Grandparents Association

A place For Mom

A senior assisted-living resource to help moms and dads locate into affordable community living.

The Armenian Genocide Museum - Institute

Photo Collection of Armenian Genocide committed by Turkish Muslims against those who professed Christ, circa 1915.

The American Presidency Project

Includes political party platforms from 1840-2012, blue / red state voting trends, campaign speeches, etc.

"Through law, public policy and grassroots action, we amplify your voice to demand that world governments respect the most basic human rights and human dignity of persecuted believers." A project of American Center for Law and Justice.

California Family Council

Calvary Chapel Association

Site explains fundemental aspects of the Calvary Chapel movement.

Chick Tracts

Offering resources to assist those in Riverside, CA in need of shelter, food and clothing.

Every man 

Focus on the Family

Dr. James Dobson's ministry of "Helping Families Thrive."

The Forerunner

A grass-roots organization which is dedicated to the training of student interns to produce [Christian] media.

The Heritage Foundation

"The nation's most broadly supported public policy research institute." 

Hollywood Jesus

Movie, music and book reviews from a Christian perspective. Editor's note: be forewarned, this site may have inappropriate ads.

Keith Green Ministries

In July 1982, a private plane crash took the lives of evangelist musician-songwriter Keith Green, two of his four children and guests at his Christian community-ministry ranch in Garden Valley, Texas. The music and vision of Last Days Ministries, however, lives on through the effort of his wife, Melody, who oversees a Mexican orphange and is assisting in a major film of Keith in progress.  

Looking for God?

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Located in Beverly Hills, CA, the holocaust museum offers group tours, interactive lessons. 

Manna Ministries

Faith-based ministry to feed the homeless in Riverside, CA; resource referral listings.

Money Map Press

Help with financial planning including Social Security income windows closing May 1, taxes, retirement and investments. 

Movie Guide

The family and Christian guide to movies.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Organization for Marriage

Legal recourse on the attack to "one man/one woman marriage" and family.

Net Nanny

Block porn, nudity, etc. in unwanted internet traffic; free 14-day trial period.

On The Issues

"Every Political Leader on Every Issue."

Plugged In

Focus On The Family reviews on books, music and movies.

Public Religion Research Institute

"To help journalists, opinion leaders, scholars, clergy and the general public better understand debates or public policy issues and the role of religion and values in American public life."

San Diego Christian Writers Guild

Founded by the late Sherwood "Woody" Wirt, editor emeritus of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association magazine, "Decision."

Sierra Club

"Explore, enjoy and protect the planet." Military Outdoors program worth looking into for America's veterans.

Senior Guidance

Helping seniors during the most difficult times.

"Rumor has it..." Site dedicated in separating fact from fiction in internet rumor control. 

U-Turn For Christ

A Christ-centered ministry based in Romoland - Perris, CA to free and restore people from drug and alcohol abuse; men & women's ranches. 20170 Patterson Ave., Perris, CA 92570. Phone:: 951-943-7097, 951-943-2233; e-mail:

Witherspoon Institute 

A conservative Washington D.C.-based thinktank on moral issues of the day.

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