Anne Graham Lotz: Daddy is deaf
Evangelist Billy Graham is "doing very well," says his daughter and fellow evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, "although I'd say in the last month he's just gone totally deaf." She made the comments to Knoxville, Tenn., radio station WNOX.

Fortunately, says Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross, the hearing loss is temporary. "He has a fluid buildup in his inner ear as a consequence of a chronic sinus infection and as a result it has temporarily affected his hearing," the publicist tells The Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Sadly, sinus infections and lung ailments keep recurring for the 83-year-old evangelist, and he's currently receiving outpatient treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He isn't being treated for hearing loss there, says a clinic spokesman.

Also ailing is Ruth Graham, who broke her pelvis in a recent fall. That news comes from Franklin Graham, who talked to the Grahams' hometown paper, The Charlotte Observer, Tuesday.

Franklin also spoke about Billy's 1972 Oval Office comments about Jews. His father was never anti-Semitic, the younger Graham said, and was instead talking about "a handful of elitists who had control of the major outlets at that time . …The issue has never been Jewish people. His concern was liberalism in that time in the media. And it's changed."

"Colson's columns are indeed his own words," says staffwriter Morse
Last Wednesday, Christianity Today editor David Neff refuted a Los Angeles Times report that Charles Colson had little to do with his Christianity Today column, "Post-Truth Society." "Chuck didn't just sign off on a staff-written piece," Neff wrote. "The column has his fingerprints all over it."

A few more responses have since come to light over the last week. First, ...

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