Strictly Personal

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Opinion Column by Chuck Baldwin
Yesterday, May 3, was my 65th birthday. Accordingly, it is time for my annual "Strictly Personal" column. I think it only fair that readers should have an opportunity to learn a little something about the person who writes the words they read. Today's column is designed with that goal in mind. And since Charley Reese (one of my favorite columnists) stopped writing, I am the only national columnist that does this, as far as I know. So, here goes.

I was born and raised in a small town in northern Indiana. My father and mother were dedicated Christians. Dad was a welder by trade and a member of the Teamsters union. I still have his pin. More importantly, he was a jailhouse preacher and prison chaplain. The Lord delivered my dad from a terrible life of alcoholism; and the story of his deliverance is nothing short of miraculous.

Readers should know that I will send a CD of my father's life story–free of charge–to anyone who requests it. If you or someone you know s
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