Los Angeles' Top Politicians Have Resolved to Congratulate John Macarthur on His Life and Ministry 
On May 3, 1996, The Mayor and City Council of Los Angeles adopted a resolution to congratulate John Macarthur on his ministry "which has advanced the causes of Jesus Christ worldwide...and wishes him continued fruitfulness in all of his future endeavors for the glory of God."  Click here to read this resolution.
A Proponent of the Resolution to Congratulate John Macarthur
Mayor Richard J Riordon-A Knight of Malta
The Mayor of Los Angeles who signed this resolution was Richard J Riordon who was/is a Knight of Malta.  The following was excerpted from a Los Angeles Times article written July 31, 1993.
"The Roman Catholic Church applied 'no double standard' in its treatment of Mayor Richard Riordan when his friend Cardinal Roger M. Mahony served him Communion on the day of his inauguration, according to a column in the current issue of the Los Angeles archdiocesan weekly newspaper.
"The column was in response to questions and complaints received about treatment of Riordan, a wealthy Catholic who has been divorced, remarried and is separated from his second wife. His first marriage was annulled by the church...
"As for Riordan's campaign stance favoring legal abortions while personally opposing them, Coiro wrote: "I know of no authoritative church teaching that would deny him Communion because of it."...
"Before his June election as mayor, Riordan, a member of the Knights of Malta, an elite Catholic fraternal order, chaired the archdiocese's education foundation, which reached three-quarters of its $100-million goal, served for eight years on Mahony's high-level finance council, and was the principal donor of a $400,000 jet helicopter used by Mahony for two years...."
And in an article from Jan, 1999, Richard Riordon is listed as being a member of the Knights of Malta of St. John of Jerusalem, Inc.  Full name: Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta.
Knights of Malta are Leaders of Global Politics, Finance, Religion and Intelligence
According to Watch Unto Prayer under the subtitle: "The Prieuré de Sion, in concert with the Knights of Malta, are leaders of global politics, finance, religion and intelligence" reads the following: 
"The Prieuré de Sion, in concert with the Knights of Malta, are leaders of global politics, finance, religion and intelligence. 
"The French press, in a brief article on M. Plantard's election as Grand Master in 1981 had stated that 'the 121 high dignitaries of the Prieuré de Sion are all eminences grises of high finance and international political or philosophical organisations.' Something very similar could clearly be said about the Knights of Malta. By virtue of their intrinsic natures, both Orders could be expected to function in much the same sphere, the twilight underworld where politics, finance, religion and the work of various intelligence organizations converge." (The Messianic Legacy, p. 362)
"Prominent French, Scottish and English knights, as well as several of their princes and kings, fought in the Crusades and established fiefdoms throughout the lands we think of as the Levant, or Middle East, stretching from Sicily, Tripoli and Malta to Cypress, Rhodes, Antioch, Tyre and Macedonia. Called Outremer (“Beyond the Sea”), the Norman-French-Scottish domain was ruled by free-standing noblemen and controlled militarily by distinctive “Christian” fighting forces that included the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, or Templars, and the Knights of the Hospital of St. John, or Hospitalers. Although both these military orders began as Christian-soldiered militias, they soon evolved into enormous, profit-making enterprises that owned vast tracts of land, castles, priories, burgs, mills and manufactories, banks, and shipping lanes throughout Europe and the Middle East (Selwood 1999). The persons who managed the vast wealth from this trading empire were not themselves knights, but rather seneschals (retainers), and though the individual knights themselves may have taken Christian vows of chastity or poverty, no such requirements were placed upon the majority of those associated with the order — its estate managers, clerical employees and administrators...
"Men from several Scottish (and English and French) Jewish families enlisted in the ranks of the Knights Templar, including Bruces, Douglases and Sinclairs. Countless others were involved in the administration of the Templar wealth." Of interest, John Macarthur's bloodline can also be traced back to Scotland. 
A Proponent of the Resolution to Congratulate John Macarthur
City Councilmember Joel Wachs-A Gay Activist
The other proponent of this resolution was Los Angeles City Councilmember and President Pro Tempore, Joel Wachs, a Jewish homosexual. 
According to Wikipedia
"The unmarried Wachs was a closeted gay man until he was preparing to run for mayor in 1999 at the age of sixty. He was asked by Bill Rosendahl, the openly gay moderator of a public affairs television show, "Are you a gay man?" Wachs responded: "I am and I'm very proud of what I've done for the community, and I'm also very proud of the fact that what I've done for the community is what I've done for all communities...
"He had a boisterous personality. When he was newly elected to the Los Angeles City Council, he distributed a mock ordinance that would supposedly have taxed all male residents on the size of their genitals.
"Gay rights. Wachs and Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson sponsored what Wachs called 'the strongest gay rights ordinance in the U.S.,' prohibiting job and housing discrimination based on sexual preference. His measure outlawing employment discrimination against victims of AIDS was passed unanimously by the City Council, despite the fact that his mail on the subject was running heavily against it."
And from a Los Angeles Times commentary Nov. 17, 1999:
"It's a good thing Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs isn't in the military. He was asked, and he told.
"And the military might profit from noting that it was no big deal. When Wachs answered a straightforward question--"Are you a gay man?"--with an equally straightforward reply--"I am"--the sky, didn't fall, his constituents didn't plan any candlelight vigils and the announcement doesn't seem to be creating a danger that L.A. will collapse for having an openly gay council member running for mayor."
"LOS ANGELES, April 1 (JTA) — When voters here cast their ballots for mayor in next week’s primary, they will have the chance of electing to the office the first Jew, the first Latino, the first woman, the first gay man or veteran City Councilman Joel Wachs, the first Jewish gay candidate." 
John 7:7
The Lord Jesus Christ said, "The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil."  If John Macarthur has testified that the world's works are evil, then why is he being congratulated by politicians and in particular, why is he being congratulated by a Jewish gay activist and a member of the Knights of Malta who favors abortions?