J.C. Derrick

J.C. is WORLD Radio’s managing editor. He spent 10 years covering sports, higher education, and politics for the Longview News-Journal and other newspapers in Texas before joining WORLD in 2012 and eventually becoming WORLD’s Washington Bureau chief. Follow J.C. on Twitter @jcderrick1.

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Patriots win lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 2/04/19, 10:32 am

The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII Sunday night in Atlanta, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. The two teams were among the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses during the regular season, but their title game matchup resulted in the lowest scoring Super Bowl ever.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman took home MVP honors after catching 10 passes for 141 yards. “We didn’t get to do too much—it was a hard-fought game,” he said afterward. “But we got away with the win. That’s all that matters.”

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Ally to the unborn

Q&A | A senator speaks for baby care and healthcare
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/24/18, 08:30 am

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is a husband, father, grandfather, and evangelical Christian. He’s also one of three physicians in the U.S. Senate. That makes him a leading voice on pro-life and healthcare issues. Here are edited excerpts of an interview that took place at the U.S. Capitol.

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Boards back SOGI compromise

Religion | Major Christian groups endorse framework to expand LGBT rights in exchange for religious protections
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/12/18, 02:23 pm

Two major evangelical organizations have formally endorsed principles that would add sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to federal nondiscrimination law. 

The boards of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) quietly passed similar motions in recent months, advancing a multiyear effort they say is necessary to preserve religious freedom. 

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