‘Duck Dynasty: two things Phil Robertson did right

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Phil Robertson is one of America’s pop icons.  It’s an amazing story: college quarterback to barroom brawler to “Bible-thumping Christian” (as he calls himself) to duck call inventor to founder of a Dynasty.  His television program is the highest-rated cable reality show in history.  He and his family made Barbara Walters’ “most fascinating people of […]

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Evil Did Not Win

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Six-year-old Emilie Parker loved making art and playing with her family.  Last December, she became concerned about children who wouldn’t have gifts for Christmas.  So she went into her room with a box marked “Toys for Kids” and began to fill it up with her toys.  It became her last project.  On December 14, Emilie […]

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What Tim Tebow will do in the future

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Tim Tebow is America’s most famous unemployed athlete.  Since his release from the New York Jets, the Heisman Trophy winner has been without a team.  What are his plans? Last week, during a speech at Lake Michigan College, the quarterback told the crowd how he sees his future: “What I want to do with my […]

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The best response to gay marriage I’ve seen

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Chris Broussard, a basketball analyst on ESPN, was asked this week to comment on Jason Collins’ announcement that he is gay.  His reply: “I’m a Christian.  I don’t agree with homosexuality.  I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and woman is.”  He later added, “I believe […]

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Four facts about the new pope

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Yesterday afternoon at 1:08 Dallas time, white smoke began billowing from the Sistine Chapel.  An hour later, Pope Francis I was announced.  What do we know about him? First, his election is historic.  Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first non-European pope in modern times.  Born to immigrant Italians in Argentina, he is the first pope […]

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