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Legendary NFL Coach Tony Dungy Says God Gave Him Broadcaster Job. Here’s Why He Thinks He Did That.

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Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy recently sat down with CBN News reporter Jenna Browder and gave an interview where he stated that his job in broadcasting was a gift from God and that the reason he was given this position was to help provide a voice to Christian athletes.

Dungy recently received criticism for defending Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles’ Christian faith live on the air. The comment took place during coverage of Super Bowl LII, and seemed to insinuate that Foles’ faith may have played a part in the Eagles winning the championship.

The day after the comment was made, Dungy said this on Twitter:

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Browder said, “I want to talk to you about faith in sports. You took some heat this past Super Bowl when you were talking about Nick Foles’ faith. What do you say to your critics?”

Dungy said that despite those people who blasted him for bringing faith and religion into the football game, he received a lot of support.

“One of my responsibilities [during the broadcasting of the game] was to interview Nick Foles, and he told me about his Christian faith,” Dungy explained. “He told me he felt that God had him on that Philadelphia Eagles team for a reason.”

Dungy went on to note that Foles replaced injured Carson Wentz and became the team’s starting quarterback in the Super Bowl.

“He felt very confident he was going to have a good game because he believed God had him there for that purpose,” Dungy continued. “And so I said that on TV, and a lot of people said, ‘Well, you shouldn’t bring religion into it,’ and I was just reporting the facts.”

“But,” he countered, “believe it or not, I got much more support than I did heat. So many people wrote in and said, ‘Hey, I’m glad that you said and reported on exactly what he said and I’m glad you talked about his faith in Christ.’”

We desperately need more folks like Tony Dungy in sports today. And why stop there? We need more people of faith in Hollywood too, the music industry, you name it.

Our culture is incredibly godless, having abandoned its Christian roots decades ago and seemingly not looking back. Children today, growing up in such hostile, divided times, need solid role models who uphold traditional values and point others to the cross of Christ.

Be praying for Dungy and his influence to spread.

Source: TheBlaze

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Catholic Priest Says A Prayer For ‘Unborn Child In The Womb’ During The DNC

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A Catholic priest who was called upon to deliver a prayer during the Democratic National Convention no doubt made quite a few folks very, very angry by praying for and making a plea on behalf of unborn children at the end of the event. Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church for his writings about gay and transgender issues, prayed that folks who were watching the event would open their hearts to “those most in need,” which included “the unborn child in the womb.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Help to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome,” he said. Martin confirmed to the Washington Examiner earlier in the week that his prayer would contain explicit references to the unborn. Although a hot-button issue for much of the Democratic primary, abortion did not play a major role in the Democratic convention. Aside from Martin’s prayer, the issue received only minimal attention, with some speakers mentioning it in their speeches. Republicans, by contrast, are gearing up to make a major issue of abortion at the Republican National Convention next week. In addition to several anti-abortion speakers, the Republican National Committee invited Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to deliver the convention’s opening prayer. Dolan has previously done so at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, during which he prayed for the protection of the unborn. At the end of the day, abortion is one of the most critical issues to face our culture in modern history. The reason, of course, is because fundamentally, at the core of the issue, is the defense of the most basic right we all have. The God-given right to exist, to live. If we cannot…

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President Trump Says He’d ‘Go In And Do A Number On Middle East Countries Persecuting Christians’

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President Trump recently said that he would “do a number” on countries located in the Middle East that are persecuting Christians if he could find solid proof and evidence that sort of thing was happening. Christians in that part of the world are heavily persecuted, mostly by radical Muslim government regimes and terrorist groups, for daring to stand up boldly for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “If you look at the way Christians have been treated in some countries, it’s beyond disgraceful,” Trump said Thursday during a news conference at the White House. “If I had information and if I had absolute proof — some of the stories that we’ve heard, which are not easy, which is not easy to get — I would go in and do a number to those countries like you wouldn’t believe. He added, “What they do to Christians in the Middle East — it’s disgraceful.” Trump made the comment while discussing the nascent “Abraham Accord” treaty to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This is not only going to be a big help to Christians in that area of the world, but it will also help Israel as well. For many, many years, the Jewish Nation has been surrounded by countries who do not recognize it’s legitimate right to exist. Striking this deal is a first step in changing that way of thinking in that part of the world. It’s something a lot of folks probably never dreamed possible before. Christians are told in the Bible to expect persecutions and to rejoice in suffering for the cause of Christ. However, that doesn’t mean we should allow persecution to continue on as if it’s a good thing. It’s not. If we have an opportunity…

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