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Kirk Franklin— One of Many Headliners at GMAConcert

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On October 12, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Kirk Franklin, Point of Grace, Fisk Jubilee Singers and The Booth Brothers will headline a “Concert of the Decade”benefit for the Gospel Music Association. A $1000 per ticket fundraiser concert for the Gospel Music Association for those attending the event at the Loveless Café & Barn in Nashville. However, there will be no charge for the world-wide live stream, although fans will need to reserve a ticket at www.ConcertoftheDecade.com. ; Although attending the concert

online is free, tax-deductible donations to the GMA Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation (Fed ID 620783972) will be encouraged during the broadcast. The artists involved as well as the websites have all donated their time and expenses to support the GMA Foundation. "This will be a concert that will appeal to Christian music fans across the globe," says Eddie DeGarmo, President, EMI CMG Publishing and member of the GMA Executive Committee. "I can't remember another occasion when so many marquee artists appeared on the same stage together." Godbeat.com, HearItFirst.com and 316Networks.com, in support of the Gospel Music Association (GMA), have agreed to offer a live web broadcast of the October 12 concert event. The collaboration between these two websites and 316Networks.com, a video platform provider, will create the largest Christian concert ever streamed exclusively online, according to the website executives.


Pastor Donnie McClurkin Launches NEW label—CAMDON Records Tonight at the Allen AMECathedral, at 6:30 pm, Pastor Donnie McClurkin will add another file to his portfolio with the launch of his new recording company, CAMDON (MAC spelled backwards, DON-short for Donnie). Tonights recording will feature a 20-year reunion of the New York Restoration Choir--the entity with which Pastor Donnie launched his national recording career.

MARVIN SAPP To Record Fifth CDLive In Grand Rapids October 16 Event will be Streamed LIVE at www.verityrecords.com O c t 1 1 , 2 0 0 9 | gosp e l today

Marvin Sapp is set to record the follow-up to his runaway hit Thirsty, and fans around the world are invited to the concert as it is streamed live over the web at www.verityrecords.com. Fans are invited to take part in the recording through a live stream, which will begin with an exclusive pre-show at 6:30 p.m. EST.

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President Obama tells gays..

“I’m Here with You...”

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"I'm here with a simple message: I'm here with you in that fight," President Obama told roughly 3,000 attendees of a gayrights $250-a-seat black-tie fundraising dinner this past Saturday at the Washington Convention Center. "For even as we face extraordinary challenges as a nation, we cannot and we will not put aside issues of basic equality."

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The President said, "nobody in America should be fired because they're gay, despite doing a great job and meeting their responsibilities. It's not fair, it's not right. We're going to put a stop to it. And it's for this reason if any of my nominees are attacked not for what they believe but for who they are, I will not waver in my support because I will not waver in my commitment to ending discrimination in all its forms. "Do not doubt [thats] the direction we are headed and the destination we will reach," President Obama said. "We have made progress, and we will make more."

Although the comments were positive and favorable, many in the crowd criticized the President saying that theyd hoped that he would follow through on his promise to end the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. Some admitted that they were frustrated that Obama hadn't done more for them already, especially on the "don't ask, don't tell" ban. Ending the ban was one of his campaign promises last year. "I have hopes Obama will do it, for the people who want to serve," said Nell Barnes, one of hundreds of same-sex marriage advocates who marched across the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday morning. Like others, she showed some impatience that Obama hadn't acted already. "It's interesting to me that a man who comes from an oppressed race doesn't just do it, with a swipe of a pen," said Barnes, 43, of Fresno. What’s your opinion of this issue? Sign on to gospetoday.ning.com and let us hear from you!


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Pastor Lance Watson slates “Fire on Fridays” —

October is Pastor Appreciation Month!

Richmond, VA

Dr. Lance Watson, Senior Pastor at St. Pauls Baptist Church (Richmond, VA) will present “Fire on Fridays.”

November 6 Dr. Frederick Haynes November 13 Pastor R.A. Vernon

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November 20 Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. November 27 Bishop Kenneth Ulmer December 4 Pastor Sheryl Brady The list of guest speakers includes top pastors from across the country, including:

December 11Bishop Noel Jones December 18 Pastor E. Dewey Smith

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