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Statement From Amber Brantly

Kent and Amber Brantly July 31, 2014 Amber Brantly, the wife of Dr. Kent Brantly,  issued the following statement on Thursday. Dr. Brantly, a member of the Samaritan's Purse team in Liberia, tested positive for the Ebola virus and is fighting for his life.   I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the many people who have reached out to me and my family during this difficult time. Thank you to our good friends and thousands more who have been in constant prayer and fasting for Kent’s deliverance from this disease. Also, thank you to Samaritan’s Purse...

Century old church burns to ground in Pike County, cause unknown

LITTLE CREEK, Ky (WYMT) - The community of Little Creek in Pike County is on edge following a fire at a more than century old church over the weekend. Investigators are trying to piece together what caused the flames that burnt Yeager Church of Christ to the ground on Saturday. Church members Sollie Compton and Clyde Stiltner cannot believe their community church is nothing more than a pile of ashes and twisted metal. "It is terrifying. This was a historical landmark since probably 1840 or something. It is just a landmark for this community," said Compton. Those who live nearby...

Texas doctor with Ebola — a Church of Christ member — known for 'compassionate heart'

Dr. Kent Brantly, an Abilene Christian University graduate, served with an international relief agency in Liberia. The Dallas Morning News reports: FORT WORTH - The mood at Southside Church of Christ on Sunday morning was somber and quiet. The congregation had just learned that one of its beloved members, a doctor working in Liberia, had tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. The sign at the Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, asks for prayers for Dr. Kent Brantly, a member of the congregation. (PHOTO VIA DALLASNEWS.COM) Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, a family physician and father of...

Special talent: 90-year-old makes wooden toys for kids

  Allison Carter Warren Davis stands in front of the stage coach he built for children at the Petersville Church of Christ. Vandals damaged the coach, but Davis, 90, quickly repaired it. PETERSVILLE — When Warren Davis learned other members of Petersville Church of Christ were making wooden toys for the church playground, he wanted to join in. “They were making a wooden train and I saw a stagecoach, so I decided that’s what I would build,” said the 90-year-old Davis, one of the oldest members of the church. And he did. “I am in awe of what he makes,”...

Local Team Headed for Honduras

The Westside church of Christ is sending a team to work with Mission Upreach in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras.   The three high school  graduates, who are members of the Westside church of Christ are on their way to Honduras along with their preacher and his family and others.  This team is going as a part of a ministry called Disciple Trips.  Disciple Trips is a ministry out of Lubbock which takes young people on short term summer mission trips.   This team from Seminole will be joining  a team of 32 individuals for a week of work in...

  • Statement From Amber Brantly

  • Century old church burns to ground in Pike County, cause unknown

  • Texas doctor with Ebola — a Church of Christ member — known for 'compassionate heart'

  • Special talent: 90-year-old makes wooden toys for kids

  • Local Team Headed for Honduras

A Bible study with Morrissey? ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars respond to musician’s boycott on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

“Whoever he is, we love him as our neighbor, hey!”

That’s how Phil Robertson, elder of the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” responded to British singer/songwriter Morrissey’s boycott of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” due to an appearance by Robertson and his family on the late-night talk show.

Robertson also offered to have a Bible study with Morrissey, and appeared to make Kimmel just a little bit uncomfortable when he started preaching near the end of the interview.

Robertson, along with sons Willie and Jase and brother Si, appeared on Kimmel’s show to promote the third season of their reality-based TV show, “Duck Dynasty,” which debuts Feb. 27 on A&E.

 

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Jase, Si, Willie and Phil Robertson, stars of "Duck Dynasty" (Photo provided by A&E)

When Morrissey, an outspoken animal rights activist, found out they would be appearing on the program, he canceled his performance on the same night. Morrissey said he could not “morally be on a television program where the cast members of ‘Duck Dynasty’ will also be guests,” according to Kimmel, who also said that the recording artist had told him that, “as far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”

Morrissey (whose full name is Steven Patrick Morrissey) is a solo artist and former lead singer of The Smiths, a popular British band that, in 1985, released an album titled “Meat is Murder.” Among their biggest hits is the 1984 song “How Soon is Now?” (“You shut your mouth; How can you say; I go about things the wrong way? I am human and I need to be loved; Just like everybody else does”)

“We need a Bible study with him, but other than that …” Robertson said, before Kimmel cut him off, praising the Robertson family for the meals around the table featured at the end of each “Duck Dynasty” episode.

He didn’t mention the prayer that precedes those meals, but Phil Robertson seized the opportunity nonetheless.

“Kimmel, the only hope that an atheist has is that he not be there,” Phil Robertson said. “That ain’t much of a hope. Y’see what I’m sayin’?”

“Amen,” Kimmel replied.

Read our recent profile of the Robertson family and their faith, and our report on Jase Robertson baptizing a fan of the show.

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Morrissey (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

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