The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that World Vision, a Christian humanitarian relief organization based in Seattle, can hire employees — as well as terminate them — based on the organization’s statement of faith.
Prime-time TV has a huge problem with the way it targets teenage girls in a sexually exploitative manner. That’s the determination the Parents Television Council (PTC), a pro-family TV watchdog group, makes in its recent study entitled Tinseltown’s New Target. Based on an analysis of the most popular prime-time shows among 12- to 17-year-olds during the 2009-2010 broadcast season, PTC’s study finds that Hollywood is eager not only to “objectify and fetishize young girls, but to sexualize them in such a way that real teens are led to believe their sole value comes from their sexuality.”
In a move that has become all too predictable from the children of high-profile political celebrities, former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara Bush, has come out publicly in favor of same-sex marriage.
A police officer who was disciplined by a Pennsylvania university for refusing to forcibly remove a group of Christians sharing their faith on the school’s campus has taken his case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), a conservative legal advocacy group.
An Arkansas grocery store that tried to protect children from a magazine cover photo of Elton John and his homosexual partner has been pressured to reverse its action. Managers at the Harp Food store in the small town of Mountain Home had made the decision to put a “shield” over the US Weekly magazine at the checkout stand, because they deemed the cover photo of the notorious rock star posing with his same-sex partner and a baby offensive and unsuitable for youngsters.
As FOX Network puts the finishing touches on its advertisement lineup for the February 6th Super Bowl — arguably as popular a part of the evening as the game itself — one thing is certain: just about any thing will be permissible in the way of sex, sleaze, and crude humor. Apparently, however, one type of ad will not be permitted: those promoting positive values and faith in God.
Pro-family groups are cheering the decision of Marriot International, one of the nation’s leading hotel chains, to remove access to pornographic content from its in-room televisions, beginning with new hotel constructions in 2013. Marriott joins Omni Hotels, which pulled “adult content” from room entertainment menus in 1999, as the only large hospitality chains to pull the plug on guest access to pornography.
One of America’s premier conservative evangelical seminaries has informed a tenant to which it provided offices that the group is no longer welcome. As reported by baptiststandard.com, “Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary notified Tarrant Baptist Association before Christmas it had six months to vacate its offices on the edge of the seminary campus,” asserting that the “association was in violation of its affiliation agreement — in part because of perceived toleration of homosexuality by a member church or churches.”
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has launched an online petition in an attempt to force CNN to stop inviting guests to its programs who oppose normalizing the homosexual lifestyle.
The abortion rate in the United States, which had been falling steadily since its high in the early 1980s, has stalled over the past several years, according the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm for America’s leading abortion provider Planned Parenthood. According to Guttmacher’s latest study, the abortion rate remained largely static between 2005 and 2008 at slightly less than 20 abortions per 1,000 women, down from a high in 1981 of more than 29 abortions per 1,000 women.