Zach Phelps-Roper — Former Member of Westboro Baptist Church, Grandson of Fred PhelpsZach had tried to leave “the most hated family in America” numerous times before, but a few months ago and one month before his grandfather & founder of www.godhatesfags.com passed away at the age of 84, Zach made the break. "Someone once asked me recently, "What do you believe in?" I believe in a trinity: -The Intrinsic Beauty of the Earth and All Living Things; Unrestrained Freedom to act on one's heartfelt impulses, not necessarily governed by all of society's expectations; and Discovering the Oft-Hidden Truth as I see it day by day. And without these three major tenets, I don't think I would ever have reached my unshakeable faith in the Power of Unconditional Love, which is in my humble opinion, the greatest gift that anyone has ever instilled in my heart, mind and spirit. What that means to me, is that I should show great empathy and compassion to every person, regardless of who they are or what they have said or done... I believe in absolute forgiveness. I also believe in God, and that He also, like me, loves all people unconditionally, and that His Spirit rests on me to spread this message of Love to the world! Finally, I believe in True Love, which to me, means being faithful to one spouse at a time, and doing everything I can to make sure that our marriage stays strong for all of our lives! I will never give up on True Love!"
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Ginger St. James — Recording ArtistCountry, Blues and Rock n' Roll are her primary weapons, though it's her sultry, expressive voice that steals the show. Full of fire and sass, its no surprise this rockabilly queen is raising eyebrows as THE it girl on the scene. She was coined Best Female Artist five consecutive years in a row by View Magazine and her debut album, Spank, Sparkle & Growl, took the award for Best Alt/Country Recording of the Year at the 2010 Hamilton Music Awards, also garnering nominations for Female Artist, and Female Vocalist of the Year. Her latest EP release, TEASE, has been picked up by the LET'S RIOT! MUSIC label and has been spreading like wildfire.
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Annie Downs — Author / Nerd / Loud LaugherAnnie Downs is an author and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God. Annie is the author of two books for teens: Perfectly Unique, a spiritual growth book for high school and college girls, and Speak Love, a challenge to women on how to use their words to make a difference in the world. By weaving together personal stories, humor, and Scripture, she invites the young women reading to experience fulfilled lives with a God who made them on purpose and loves them deeply. When she’s not working on books, Annie spends her days writing all over the internet- blogging at AnnieBlogs.com and (in)courage-sharing truths about her life in Nashville as a single Christian woman and the stories that are woven into each day. Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women as a Girls of Grace speaker as well as at other retreats and events. Annie is a huge fan of singer/songwriters, burritos, her community of friends, and sports of all kinds.
The Pub Crawl“Drew & His Mates” crack open a few - topics! Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic! (Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? Click here)
This week on The Pub Crawl:
1. Who has had the harder journey – women or blacks? Maya Angelou's death this week has renewed the conversations surrounding the rights of the oppressed, specifically women and blacks. But which group do you think has had to endure more? And which group still has further to go down the road of acceptance?
2. Which religious group has the best rep/street cred these days? The peaceful Buddhists? The serving Salvation Army? The Catholics because of the new Pope? Who has the worst reputation? TV Evangelists & Street Preachers because of their proselytizing pushiness? Muslims because of their treatment of women and their extremist groups? Let's rank religions from best to worst on the popularity scale of 2014.
W.here's T.he F.aith?Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
Today's W.T.F. Guest: Douglas Todd - Spirituality and Diversity Columnist for The Vancouver Sun
AN HOUR ABOUT NOTHING! (Hey, if Seinfeld can do it...)It's almost summertime up here in the Great White North, and since we only get a couple months of decent weather in this neck of the woods (we're sure it's coming soon!), we thought we would take some time to do absolutely nothing! A.K.A. Crank Calls / Name That Preacher / Worst Church Song Ever ...And of course, a crowd favorite USELESS TV TRIVIA!
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