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Rush: A Biblical Perspective on Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was initially enamored with radio in his elementary school days, and in the 1960's Limbaugh became a "top-40" deejay. He later became a radio talk show host at KFBK in Sacramento, California. It was in 1988 that his show went national; it is now heard in over 500 markets nationwide. Limbaugh also publishes the monthly The Limbaugh Letter (with over 275,000 subscribers) and he has authored a #1 New York Times bestseller: The Way Things Ought To Be (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992, 1993), which has already sold 2.5 million copies.

Mr. Limbaugh's fame and popularity is growing. Former President Ronald Reagan once told Limbaugh: "You've become the number one voice for conservatism in our country." Pat Buchanan says that "more than any other broadcaster today, he [Limbaugh) has brought converts back to values that really matter." Oliver North tells us that "Rush has captured the sense of average Americans - that much of what we see going on around us is just plain crazy." And William Bennet writes: "Every-one knows Rush Limbaugh is a national phenomenon. But he is more than that; he is a national resource."