Tony Orlando — International Recording ArtistRemember those timeless hits from Tony Orlando & Dawn like Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree and Knock Three Times? Multi Award winning recording artist, Tony Orlando, has done it all. Success in the studio, success on the television and success in the theatre has earned him a well deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Not bad for a kid from New York's infamous Hell's Kitchen. Tony has played to packed arenas and for five Presidents and has performed with numerous Hollywood legends including Jackie Gleason, Jerry Lewis... and all the greats! With Tony returning to Casino Rama just North of Toronto, January 30 & 31, we thought it was time to catch up with him again.
Douglas Farrow — Author of Nation Of Bastards: Essays on the End of MarriageTo some, same-sex marriage is evidence that society has finally come of age. To others, it is yesterday's issue, posing no danger to traditional marriage. To still others - McGill University's Douglas Farrow among them - it has turned civil society on its ear, creating a new political situation in which several things are no longer clear: Is the state the property of the citizenry? Or are citizens, with their cherished personal associations, including marriage, now the property of the state? Who "owns" the children, now that natural parenthood had been replaced by legal parenthood? Is the family still "the natural and fundamental group unit of society," as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights claims? Or is the concept of the "natural" moribund? What is marriage for, anyway?
Dennis Jernigan — Christian Songwriter & "Ex-Gay"Songs like We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory, Thank You, Great is the Lord Almighty, Who Can Satisfy My Soul (There is a Fountain), I Belong to Jesus, Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus, and You Are My All in All have been sung widely by the body of Christ since the early 1990s. Dennis recently celebrated his 27th anniversary of freedom from homosexuality. Oh and by the way, Dennis has been married for 25 years and he and his wife have nine children. What a story!
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This week on the Counsel Of Many: a Sunday School coordinator is being pressured by some parents in her church to ask one of her teachers to step down because she is separating from her husband. What should she do?
"I am a Sunday school co-coordinator for my church and one of the ladies who teaches the junior kids' class is in the process of a separation. She was married once before and divorced, so this is her second. After taking all the prescribed steps to help heal this marriage (marital counseling, mediation etc) the marriage has fallen apart anyway. A number of the parents are concerned that she is bad role model for the kids. They believe that her personal issues are a negative reflection on the church and contradict the "Good Christian Values" they are trying to teach. They want me to ask her to step down. It is, in the end, my decision and I am not sure what to do. It is a very small church and everyone knows the situation. I need some advice. Should I ask her to step down?"
Would you attend Ted Haggard’s old church knowing what we know now?According to a New York Times article, New Life Church, which had more than 12,000 members before the Ted Haggard scandal, now has about 10,500, About 3,000 people left after Mr. Haggard’s firing, but about 1,500 have since joined. Haggard was fired in 2006 over accusations that he had had sex with a male prostitute. However, just recently the congregation was told that the church had been making payments from 2007 to a young male church member who had a relationship with Mr. Haggard before the dismissal. So does it surprise you that 1,500 new people have since joined this church? Would you join a church knowing full well that it had paid off someone in order to help smooth things over with regards to immorality issues with the former senior pastor?
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