Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - December 13, 2011

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Dec. 13

4:00 – The Anti-Tebow Bias Isn’t About Football: Tebow’s Religion and Ours
Tim Tebow is a young man of whom we should be able to all be proud of. He is clean-cut, articulate, humble, gracious in victory, hard-working, and, if that weren't enough, he's a humanitarian. No, not one of those "humanitarians" who does his giving in the public eye, but a humanitarian who gives quietly in the orphanages of the Philippines. It is quite frequent for media commentators to lament the behavior of modern players? There is only one problem. Many in the news media don't approve of Tebow. Why? Larry Taunton tells us.

4:20 – (Rescheduled from yesterday) Same-Sex Marriage on the Rocks?
The same-sex “marriage” movement could be at a crossroads after a new civil-union law in Rhode Island failed to generate any interest among the homosexual community. The law granted same-sex couples the same benefits as married couples in Rhode Island without using the word “marriage” to describe their relationship. In the first two months after the law was enacted, only 14 couples sought civil unions — the worst response among any state that has passed a same-sex “marriage” or civil-union law. The tepid response to the law — something the ACLU called an “embarrassing fiasco” — shows that same-sex “marriage” advocates don’t really want the benefits of marriage, said Chris Plante, the Northeast spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage. “It’s about wanting marriage,” he said. Chris joins us to discuss the issue.

4:40 – This Day in History - We Got Him!: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein
It was on this day in 2003 that US forces captured Saddam Hussein who was hiding in a hole in the ground. Square in the middle of the search, living in Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, were Lt. Col. Steve Russell and his men of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. Russell has chronicled the day-by-day search and the successes and dead ends as regular and special-operations soldiers tore into Saddam's social networks. With his extensive journal notes, combat reports, and painstaking research, Russell has preserved the story as only someone who lived the experience can do. He joins us.

5:00 – “Sacred Christmas”
Just in time for Advent and the holidays comes “Sacred Christmas,” the second CD from our friend Adrianne Price. From “What Child Is This?” to ‘Away in a Manger”, “O Holy Night” to “I Wonder As I Wander,” Adrianne’s tremendous talent is showcased perfectly in this new album. She joins us to discuss her history and work on “Sacred Chrismas.”

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