Bob and Larry ride again

Media | Phil Vischer talks about the return of VeggieTales and what he learned from failure
by Mary Jackson
Posted 9/13/19, 05:10 pm

Sixteen years had elapsed since Phil Vischer wrote a VeggieTales episode, and he didn’t know how easily he could bring the characters back to life. But Vischer decided to try after the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) approached him last year and asked him to present Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and the rest of his botanic, Bible-teaching creations from the 1990s to a new generation.

“I started writing, and Larry walked through the door,” Vischer told me. “It was surprisingly easy for them to start talking to me again.”

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More than genes

Science | Study attempts to tie homosexual behavior to genetics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/05/19, 04:16 pm

The headlines about a groundbreaking study on genes and human sexuality differed last week depending on who wrote them. “Research finds genetic links to same-sex behavior,” The Wall Street Journal announced Aug. 29. The website Live Science put it differently, pronouncing, “The ‘gay gene’ is a total myth, massive study concludes.”

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Medically unnecessary

Sexuality | Idaho’s governor asks the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if prisons should pay for sex-change surgery
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/30/19, 05:07 pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said last week he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a ruling requiring his state to provide sex-change surgery to a transgender inmate convicted of sexually abusing a child.

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