The STAND Podcast

The STAND Podcast

Don Crawford Sr.

The First Amendment: Religious Freedoms - John MacArthur - Grace Community Church

October 18, 2021

One tough Christian, this Reverend John MacArthur. Strong and alert, uncompromising, unwilling to bow the knee to Baal, in his case Governor Gavin Newsom, California, who with his radical, progressive (anti-American?) cohorts shut down in-person worship in churches in all of the state of California, with the excuse of COVID. No way, said MacArthur and on to court he went. He sued Newsom and his cronies and won. The Supreme Court of the US ruled in his favor and in-person worship began again. The Supreme Court sent a reminder in their decision that the Constitution and the First Amendment still mean something, still are the law of the land. And, that is especially so with regard to the First Amendment which in addition to is absolute and unconditional guarantee of freedom of speech, press, assembly and petition, guarantees the free exercise of religion without any prohibition on the part of any governmental authority. Newsom and his cronies obviously forgot that. They allowed secular interest in-person privileges, but not religious, not churches. Freedom of religion still means something even at the Supreme Court level.

About The STAND Podcast

For over sixty-years, Crawford Broadcasting Company has been one of the nation’s leaders in directing and impacting Christians and Conservative audiences through the wonderful service known as radio. Our broadcasts, or “Wordcasts” on most of our stations, continuously disseminating God’s authoritative message, while also aggressively providing essential information about our staunch conservative beliefs and causes. We have been wonderfully blessed to do so for well over half of a century. Founded by Percy B. Crawford in the late 50s, CBC currently owns and operates 22 radio stations, including 9 FM and 13 AM in ten different major markets. In addition, it connects with hundreds of thousands of people every day, not just through its powerful stations, but via other digital media platforms including informative websites, streaming, podcasting, and social media.

About Don Crawford Sr.

Donald B. Crawford Sr., the oldest son of Dr. Percy Crawford, took over the company in 1961 and with strategic acquisitions over the years grew the company into what it is today, including purchasing the mammoth Christian blowtorch, KBRT(AM) in Los Angeles. For several years the company was powered by six major stations that comprised the core of Crawford Broadcasting. 

From 1991-1999, key CBC radio station purchases included radio stations in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, Denver, St. Louis, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Chicago, and Birmingham. 

The mission of Crawford continues with strong vision, thanks to the current leadership of Percy’s grandson and company Regional Manager, Don Crawford Jr., along side the other stalwart Regional Managers, Frank Franciosi, Mike Triem, and Brett Larson.  

Amazingly blessed to own and operate 9 FM and 13 AM radio stations in 10 different markets, Crawford continues to build on its rich spiritual heritage, incessantly honoring and protecting God and Country, while also soundly adapting to new, magnificent digital media innovation so to better and faster connect to and with our beloved faithful listeners.