As expected, A&E has backed down on its forced "hiatus" of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson over his frank comments on the sinfulness of homosexuality.
Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world this month, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.
On the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8, astronaut Jim Lovell recalled the historic Christmas Eve when he and his two crew members read the Genesis account of creation as they became the first humans to orbit the moon.