There's no mistaking George R.R. Martin's stance on Syrian refugees. In a recent blog post, the acclaimed Game of Thrones author voiced his support of letting Syrian refugees by citing the inscription on the Statue of Liberty and said that those who weren't in support of letting the refugees in, don't understand what America stands for. He also called out several governors and presidential candidate Donald Trump in a frustrated plea to allow Syrian immigration.
For me, [the words on the base of the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”] represent the best of what this nation of immigrants is all about. One has to wonder if all the governors (including our own governor here in New Mexico, I am ashamed to say) and congressmen voting to keep out the Syrian refugees have ever visited the Statue, or read the words on her base. If so, they surely failed to understand them ... The Syrian refugees are as much victims of ISIS as the dead in France.
This week on the show we speak with podcast favorite Eric Metaxas about his new book, and Andy Squyres performs for us in the studio. Also, Eddie and Joy bring the same slice...which obviously leads to a conversation about the red Starbucks cups. Read More
We definitely haven’t heard the last of J.K. Rowling. The prolific author has revealed that in addition to keeping several of her more well-known franchises in motion (Harry Potter and the Cormoran Strike series), she’s writing another book for children. She explained to BBC Radio 2, “I have so many ideas. I have written part of a children's book that I really love, so there will be another children's book.”
She said she is also planning on working on another detective novel under her pen name, Robert Galbraith. And she explained that the future of the Harry Potter franchise might not be in the form of a novel (she produced a play that will run in London.) "I always said, I'm not going to say 'Never' [to another Potter story] because there were things I had in my head," she said. "I personally had no particular desire to write it as a novel for reasons that I think will become clear when people see the play.” Discuss
This week on the show we talk with writer and pastor Craig Groeschel about his new book, and the editorial team walks us through the new issue of the magazine. Also, Joy is back and as you’d expect, has plenty of sausage stories from her childhood. Read More