Evangelical courtship culture normalizes men dating teen girls
(RNS) — In a world where female submission is valued and too much independence is a negative, it’s only a hop, skip and a jump to concluding that teen girls and young women who haven’t had a taste of independence are an even better option.
Vince Vaughn, Mel Gibson headlined Liberty commencement: Here’s why it matters
(RNS) Liberty’s ceremony solidifies their place as a leader atop the conservative populism movement that’s sweeping the nation.
‘Duck Dynasty’ star on Islamic State: Convert ’em or kill ’em
(RNS) Phil Robertson says his first choice would be to “have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways.” But converting the terrorists, he acknowledges, “would be next to impossible.”
A&E reinstates ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson after backlash
(RNS) Suspended for his comments about sexuality and race, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s popular “Duck Dynasty” reality show, was reinstated Friday.
‘Duck Dynasty’ family: ‘Coarse’ statement was grounded in the Bible
(RNS) “Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.”
Phil Robertson’s suspension from ‘Duck Dynasty’ sends fans rallying to his side
(RNS) “It seems to me people are tolerant of views except Christianity,” said Mike Kellett, the pastor to the extended Robertson clan on “Duck Dynasty.” “I don’t have anything to say about the wording in it. I would express things differently, but that’s Phil.”
Quote of the Day: Alan Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’
“We’re kind of the John the Baptists of the 21st century. It’s how you imagine, with the wild hair and the locusts.” — Alan Robertson, the newest cast member of AMC’s “Duck Dynasty,” on the show’s popularity with Christian audiences. Add to Favorite Articles
Alan Robertson on ‘Duck Dynasty’: Not ‘The 700 Club for Rednecks’
“Our faith is the main part of our lives, but it’s better to be subtle. It’s more effective. When Jesus talked in parables, he wanted people to seek and find. I think it’s better that it’s funny,” Alan Robertson said.
‘Duck Dynasty’ success thrives on Christian stereotypes
(RNS) Between TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” and National Geographic Channel’s upcoming “Snake Salvation,” the “Duck Dynasty” portrayal of rural Southern Christians may be among the most tame in the reality TV genre.