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Famous Model and TV Announcer Wins Battle to Protect Life and Family Values in Ecuadoran Constitution
Rosanna Queirolo doesn’t fit the standard profile of a pro-life activist. She’s a former model who has posed in skimpy outfits in Ecuadoran magazines, and is a committed environmentalist who believes in man-made global warming. She was recently elected to Ecuador’s constitutional convention, its “Constituent Assembly”, on the socialist ticket.
But Queirolo has surprised her political party by becoming the Assembly’s most outspoken and aggressive advocate of human life and family. It has earned her bitter denunciations from fellow members of the socialist Alianza PAIS and plaudits from Ecuador’s pro-life majority. Now, Queirolo appears to be winning her battle to preserve family values in the nation’s constitution. (more…)
Actor Chuck Norris has been selected to speak at Liberty University’s graduation on May 10.
Norris, the star of numerous feature films and the long-running CBS television show, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” was a mainstay this year in the campaign of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whom Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed for president.
Falwell said he chose Chuck Norris after speaking with Huckabee recently. “He [Huckabee] and Chuck have become close friends and he told me how he had been impressed with Chuck as a very thoughtful and intelligent person and as a strong conservative Christian. I can’t imagine any profession where it is more difficult to remain true to your conservative Christian values than the entertainment field.”
In addition to his acting career, Norris won many state, national and international karate titles in the mid-to-late 1960s. (more…)
Chris Justice is giving up one of the highest-profile jobs in town, a six-figure salary and life in the limelight.
Come April 4, the evening anchor on WCNC (Channel 36) will chuck it all to become a full-time Southern Baptist minister.
For two years, Justice has been the part-time pastor of Lee Park Baptist Church in Monroe. On his first Sunday, there were about 55 worshipers. “And that was a good Sunday,” Justice says.
Last Sunday, there were 503.
As the church grew, so did demands on his time. Sometimes he heads to hospitals to visit parishioners after newscasts. Sometimes he comes to work after doing a funeral. (more…)
Once upon a time, Allen Stone was a big voice in this town. He sat courtside at Mavericks games and called them like he saw them.
That was a good thing for the Mavs in 1980s, when it was the can-do-no-wrong “model” franchise.
By 1983-84, their fourth season in the NBA, the Mavericks were winning more games than they were losing and had reached the playoffs. As the Cowboys began to struggle, the Mavericks won 55 games in 1986-87 and advanced to the Western Conference finals the following season.
Mavs Mania lived.
“Heady times,” recalled Stone, 61, who had joined the Mavericks from the sports anchor desk at KDFW-TV (Channel 4).
Maybe too heady. Stone also recalls hearing a radio sports talk host saying his ego was bigger than Reunion Arena. (more…)
The following is interview from 411mania with Voice Actor Vic Mignogna. Mignogna is an English voice actor for Ed Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach, and several other shows. Mignogna is also known as an experienced and talented musician, singer, song writer, and pianist.
TVO: One thing I’m always curious about. I really admire your faith, you’re someone who loves God, and who loves Jesus. So are you ever uncomfortable with material you work with or a character you play? Such as, “I’m not sure how I feel about this.”
VM: There’ve been many times actually. There have been many times when I had a real problem with doing something or saying something. There’ve been many shows that I was not cast in and not even asked to audition for because the directors of those shows knew that it would not be something that I felt good about. There are bad shows and good shows out there, and there have been characters that I’ve played that I requested of the director to change things about the character just because I was uncomfortable with them. And the directors are usually very accommodating, like you know what, “If you can pull off the same attitude, if you can communicate the same expression without profanity let’s say, more power to you.” And for the most part I’ve been successful in that. And you know my feeling about it is this: I believe God has given me the opportunities that I have. If I do the right thing, if I try to take a stand for what I believe in, and I refuse to do certain things because I feel like they wouldn’t be good; if I believe God is in control, then he’s going to honor that decision. And he’s going to bring me other opportunities that I don’t have to compromise my beliefs—Now I don’t agree with every single thing of every character that I do because I’m an actor. I’m playing a character, I’m not that person. Ed’s very agnostic about God. Well, I’m not, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play the character. I think everybody that knows me knows what I believe. They know what I feel, and they understand there’s a line of differentiation between an actor and the character he plays.
TVO: One thing I’ve always interpreted about Ed is that he believes in God, but he feels resentful toward God.
TVO: And I feel at the end he might’ve regained some measure of faith in God—
VM: I think so.
TVO: It’s subtle but I believe there’s kind of a regaining of faith for Ed in that story.
VM: I agree. I agree completely.
In 2004, Chuck Norris wrote his spiritual memoir, Against All Odds, for B&H, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then, he has “co-written” two Christian western novels, The Justice Riders and A Threat to Justice, which the publisher describes as a “heroic action tale of good versus evil, with elements of faith and romance.” Fiction is the fastest-growing segment of the Christian publishing industry, and there’s a glut of Christian genre novels right now, from Westerns, to thrillers to romances. Typically these books are “clean” versions of their secular counterparts, with a few scenes of prayer thrown in and, almost inevitably, a weepy moment where a main character falls to his knees and confesses that he is a sinner who needs Jesus. Partly because the books are so formulaic, having the name of a mainstream star on the cover is a great way to stand apart from the competition.
In 2006, Norris also began writing a column for the far-right Christian web site Worldnetdaily. While he was generally good-natured about them (while noting that ” some are just not appropriate for kids.”) he also fretted a bit about their message, writing, “In the history of this planet, there has only been one real Superman. It’s not me.” To drive home the point, he added, “There was a man whose tears could cure cancer or any other disease, including the real cause of all diseases – sin.”
Model/Actress Ali Landry and Alejandro Gomez Monteverde give their testimony as to how they met, and give more details about their work