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.
Last year, atheists at the University of Texas instituted a program entitled the “Smut for Smut campaign,” in which Bibles and religious paraphernalia were exchanged for pornographic materials. They asserted that pornography was no worse than the “smut” found in religious texts. Apparently the campaign was so successful that the same group elected to reinstitute the program this year.
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.