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Texas, Our Texas

In the clip above, Leslie, a star of the reality show “Big Rich Texas” — filmed in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, naturally —  offers tips on how to stage a stylish baptism in one’s backyard swimming pool, where the water may be cleaner than those messy church fonts. She uses the made-up word “baptee” (= candidate for baptism), and offers this sage advice to women vesting for the beginning of a new Christian’s eternal life: “This is not the time to be boobalicious.”

She is serious.

There will always be a Texas. There has to be.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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