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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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LA County Now Lifting Ban On Indoor Worship Services ‘To Align With Recent SCOTUS Rulings’

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Los Angeles County has decided to finally follow the Constitution and honor the First Amendment right of freedom of religion — a right handed down by God Himself — and lift a ban on indoor church worship services over the weekend after recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of houses of worship. Gee, how nice of them to allow folks to do what God commands them to do and hold services inside a building like normal people. This should never have been something that needed a Supreme Court ruling. The Constitution is pretty clear that the right to freely expression religion is protected. via Daily Wire: “The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship,” the county said in a press release Saturday. “Places of worship are permitted to offer faith-based services both indoors and outdoors with mandatory physical distancing and face coverings over both the nose and mouth that must be worn at all times while on site. Places of worship must also assure that attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be accommodated while maintaining a physical distance of six feet between separate households.” “Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to hold services outdoors, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community,” the release continued. “Because Los Angeles County is experiencing an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community is critical. This is an absolute win for religious liberty, one of the most important and fundamental rights our republic was established upon. In fact, it was our forefathers seeking after religious…

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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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