Three generations of "Duck Dynasty" men – Phil, Jep and Reed – share their stories of overcoming frightfully reckless behaviors of infidelity, drug use, rebellion and suicidal ideation in their 30-minute "I Am Second" film debut.
Most "Duck Dynasty" fans are familiar with Phil Robertson's testimony, but for their "I Am Second" debut, Miss Kay joins in to share her perspective of the family patriarch's transformation once he was saved, baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior.
The revealing testimonies that will be new to most "Duck Dynasty" viewers are those of Jep, the youngest son of Phil and Miss Kay, and their grandson, Reed, who is Jase and Missy's eldest son. more >>
A political candidate endorsed by a member of the "Duck Dynasty" family has upset his establishment opponent in a special election held in Louisiana.
Vance McAllister, a businessman who received an endorsement from Willie Robertson not long before the vote, was victorious against La. State Senator Neil Riser this past weekend.
In the special runoff election held for the vacated Fifth Congressional District seat of Louisiana, McAllister defeated Riser with 59.7 percent of the vote versus Riser's 40.3 percent, reported Politico. more >>
With an appearance in the Christian multimedia project, "I am Second," the Robertson family has joined the ranks of other Christian celebrities including former NFL coach Tony Dungy, former MLB MVP Josh Hamilton and one-time presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.
The project, which highlights not only stars, but also "people like you," shares stories of individuals who have suffered from substance abuse, endured a divorce, questioned the meaning of "success," and had an abortion.
"The authentic stories on iamsecond.com provide insight into dealing with typical struggles of everyday living. These are stories that give hope to the lonely and the hurting, help from destructive lifestyles, and inspiration to the unfulfilled. You'll discover people who've tried to go it alone and have failed. Find the hope, peace, and fulfillment they found," the movement describes itself on its website. more >>
Sylvia Browne died Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the age of 77. Browne was a prominent figure for those who believed they could see into the future, and Browne firmly believed that her special powers came directly from God, though she was heavily criticized for many of her predictions and claim that she was given information from God and angels.
Browne's biography states that she firmly believed in God but never forced her clients, or anyone she spoke to during a session, into believing as she did. One of her key phrases was, "It does not matter if you believe in God because God believes in you."
She often appeared on Montel Williams' talk show, offering advice and guidance about the future to his guests. However, according to one website, the Skeptical Inquirer, out of 115 predictions she made on the show, she was never accurate. more >>
Former President George W. Bush said that he relied upon his faith when making big decisions during his years in the White House, and shared why he doesn't criticize President Barack Obama at an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday.
Leno pointed out that since leaving office, Bush has largely stayed away from commentating on political issues. The former president explained that "I don't think it's good for the country to have the former president criticize his successor."
The talk show host complimented Bush that he looks more relaxed now than while he was serving at the White House. The former Texas governor admitted that he doesn't miss the spotlight, and that eight years is "plenty" to spend as president. more >>
Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, seemingly had it all, but in 2007 things began to change for the man responsible for the phenomenon known as "Hulkamania." He found himself thinking that suicide was the answer to his problems, but then heard a voice that brought him back to himself and set him on a new path that includes God.
Hogan found fame working for the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) as the "all-American" hero. He enjoyed a successful career and after finally leaving the WWE, appeared on the reality show "Hogan Knows Best," which featured his everyday life and family, including daughter Brooke and son Nick.
While the show enjoyed some success, it didn't last long and was canceled in 2007. That was the same year that Nick was in a serious car accident, severely injuring his passenger and best friend and sending Nick to eight months in jail. more >>