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Oct. 31, 2019: Tony Evans wife off chemo, needs prayers; Gospel stars join TBN, Dove Awards boycott; Lamar Odom gets saved

Oct. 31, 2019: Tony Evans wife off chemo, needs prayers; Gospel stars join TBN, Dove Awards boycott; Lamar Odom gets saved

Daily Radio Script - Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.

Tony Evans says chemo no longer an option for wife, Lois; prays for supernatural intervention   

Pastor Tony Evans is asking for all people of faith to pray for a supernatural intervention as his wife battles to defeat cancer despite chemotherapy no longer being an option. 

Evans wrote, "Lois spent all of last week in the hospital due to severe pain related to her biliary cancer. The doctors were able to manage the pain, and they released her from the hospital for home care."

"Even though chemotherapy and radiation are no longer options, we still have total confidence in God's ability to supernaturally intervene and do what man is unable to do. Our prayers are full of faith, hope, and expectancy. We would appreciate you praying with that same spirit. While we wait on our miracle, Lois is continuing with natural therapies, supplemental treatments and is surrounded 24/7 with the love of her nuclear and extended family as well as the support of our church and national ministry.”

"We know God is still on the throne, and our faith is in Him and in his Word, and His love for us has not wavered in the least."

Lecrae, Natalie Grant, gospel stars join Kirk Franklin in boycott of TBN, Dove Awards

Rapper Lecrae, Marvin Sapp, contemporary Christian artist Natalie Grant and an avalanche of gospel and secular artists are voicing their support for Kirk Franklin’s boycott of TBN, the Gospel Music Association, and the Dove Awards until they address the musicians' diversity concerns.

The support comes after Franklin charged in a Monday video statement on Instagram that TBN removed parts of his acceptance speeches from his 2016 and 2019 appearances at Dove Awards shows which advocated for racial justice and reconciliation. When he approached representatives from all the organizations about the situation, he was not provided a satisfactory response. The GMA said in a statement that it's now working toward addressing Franklin’s concerns.

TobyMac launches foundation to honor memory of son, Truett

Grammy Award-winning artist TobyMac has asked that in lieu of flowers for the funeral of his 21-year-old son, that people give to a charity he started in Truett's name.

“Truett Foster Mckeehan had an untamable grand personality and dreams to match. Since the age of 12, he knew he wanted to make music. Dreams are so important to kids growing up. Too many kids do not have the financial ability to pursue their dreams. We want to use this fund to help kids do just that. Get an education, to pursue music, to get the chance to live their dream. Truett would have loved that,” the description of the Truett Foster Foundation reads.

Donations made in Truett’s name will help send “vulnerable youth to college, that they may realize their God-given potential to change the lives of others.”

One hundred percent of the donations will be used to fund scholarships in partnership with the Global Orphan Project. The Christian organization will underwrite all general and administrative expenses in honor of the aspiring musician.

Lamar Odom gets saved, says Jesus kept him alive after near-death experience

Two-time NBA star Lamar Odom said he “got saved” over the weekend at The Word Church in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

“Nowadays I’m doing the best I can in walking with the Lord. Thanks to Pastor Vernon @drravernon, I got saved at @thewordchurch this weekend,” Odom wrote on Instagram.

He then praised Jesus for keeping him alive after he nearly died from a drug overdose at a Nevada brothel in 2015. He was in a coma and had a 50 percent chance of survival. 

“I had to show Jesus my appreciation for keeping me alive!” Odom testified.

Federal court blocks Alabama abortion ban

A district court has blocked a recently signed Alabama law that would effectively ban abortions except for a life-threatening medical emergency.

Judge Myron Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division granted a preliminary injunction, writing that while the state has a valid interest in regulating abortion, it was unconstitutional to prohibit abortion “prior to fetal viability.”

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said after she signed the bill that the law was “a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

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