The New American recently interviewed Dr. Ted Baehr at the headquarters of Movieguide and the Christian Film & Television Commission in Camarillo, California.
Although many holidays have broad international appeal, Thanksgiving — arguably America’s second-favorite holiday after Christmas — is celebrated only in the United States and Canada. What originated as a sort of harvest festival among British colonists in the New World has taken on a life of its own. No longer is Thanksgiving a mere celebration of the harvest (a ritual found in many cultures); it has become a symbol of the oft-neglected virtue of gratitude.
A Tennessee parent was arrested when he showed up at his children's school and insisted on walking them home — in violation of a new school district mandate.
The American Psychiatric Association has been forced to backtrack on its recent designation of pedophilia as a sexual "orientation."
A new Canada study challenges the notion that kids raised by homosexual pairs are as well-adjusted as those raised by a mom and dad.
A Colorado civil rights body has ruled that an elementary school discriminated against a six-year-old boy who thinks he is a girl by not allowing him to use the girl's restroom.
An Ohio woman is suing an abortion clinic for not successfully performing an abortion on her, claiming that she pursued the abortion after her doctor told her that her life was being endangered by the pregnancy and then realized she was still pregnant a week after the procedure and subsequently gave birth to a healthy baby girl. The clinic is denying that the doctors were negligent.
Time magazine's virtual surrender in the abortion wars merely reflects the reality of the change taking place regarding the value of human life by American citizens since the Roe v. Wade decision was made 40 years ago.
In a major shift in America's culture wars, advocates of gay marriage won in at least three states Tuesday, as voters in Maine and Maryland voted in legal recognition of same-sex marriage, while Minnesotans shot down a proposed amendment to the state constitution to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman. Voters in the state of Washington also had an initiative to legalize same-sex marriage on their ballots, and as of Wednesday afternoon the tallied votes were showing a slight lead in favor of the measure.