AP Photo/Richard Shiro Duane Chapman, more commonly known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, achieved widespread fame when his mesmerizing career chasing down criminals became the subject of a reality TV show.
Chapman, star of “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which aired new episodes from 2003 to 2012, is known for being tough and fierce, but he’s also a devout Christian who came to embrace faith after spending time in prison in the 1970s.
Chapman, 69, recently told “ The Prodigal Stories Podcast ” about his personal journey and spiritual roots.
“My great, great grandmother was a Christian,” he said. “She was a pastor. My mother … all day long, her whole life, all she did was pray for us.”
Growing up, Chapman said church attendance was compulsory.
“We had to go to church, or [my mom] took the keys away from my motorcycle,” he joked.
But while Chapman was raised in the church, he started to fall away from his faith during his younger years, taking a more flippant approach to living a biblical life.
Listen to Chapman tell his story:“I was committed, and then, I thought, ‘God’s really busy in Vietnam, so He’s not going to care really what I do as long as I say the blessing and keep God kind of first,’” Chapman said.That plan didn’t work out so well. Chapman’s journey eventually led him to crime as well as a difficult crossroads, forcing him to decide between continuing in a life of corruption — or making a significant life change.“After going to prison in the 70s in Texas for 18 months, I realized right then that, at the end of this rainbow of crime and all that, is not a bucket of gold, it’s a cell,” he said.Chapman and three accomplices reportedly broke into a man’s home on a search for marijuana. One […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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