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Outspoken Christian Actress Cindy Williams Dead at 75

Cindy Williams, the hit actress known for playing Shirley Feeney on the sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died according to a statement released from her family. After battling a short illness Williams died at the age of 75.

Williams was outspoken about her Christian faith and deep love for God. Her children Zak and Emily Hudson released a statement, "The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed."

Her acting career spanned over the course of 40 years. She had roles in "Laverne and Shirley," "Sam and Cat" and "American Graffiti." In her autobiography "Shirley, I Jest: A Storied Life" she details her childhood and early connection to God.

What Did Andy Stanley Actually Say in Sermon Clip on Gay Christians?

No short of a frenzy has transpired since North Point pastor Andy Stanley's viral sermon clip about gay Christians started circulating across the web. Everyone from pastors to LGBTQ activists have chimed in on a nearly two-minute clip to give their hardline thoughts and opinions.

As many know, a two minute clip that cuts in at the middle of a sentence and ends not long thereafter might not display an entire picture of a message. We researched the scope of Stanley's messages on "The Faith of the Next Generation," over the years he has been preaching on the topic.

Stanley believes the church needs a fresh approach to talking about the Bible in the marketplace. "We have to make this transition in our language. So, we started this years ago. We're rethinking children's curriculum, we're rethinking what we talk to seniors about," he says.

Left Behind Film Delivers at the Box Office, Extends Theatrical Run

Due to overwhelming audience demand, Fathom Events has extended the theatrical run for Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist following a successful opening week. The film will remain in select theaters nationwide through Feb. 8, 2023 with the potential of adding even more future dates at select locations.

The film opened in theaters nationwide on Jan. 26 and exceeded box office expectations, surpassing the $3 million mark, and maintaining top per screen averages each night, to finish seventh overall at the box office this weekend.

"The reaction to this film has been overwhelming," said actor and director Kevin Sorbo. "Thank you to those who bought tickets and wrote thousands of positive reviews on social media. If you listen to what people have been saying after watching Left Behind, you'll know this is a movie with an urgent message that the world needs to hear."

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