Even as the news media reported on a study conducted by Oxford University which found that faith in God appears to be an innate trait for human beings, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking denounced all such faith, and proclaimed notions of “heaven or afterlife” as “a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Connecticut's New London High School (left) board recently passed a requirement that all its students must attain a certain level of proficiency in English in order to graduate.
On Monday evening, the 19th annual Movieguide Faith and Values Awards enjoyed a public airing on the Hallmark Movie Channel. The airing of the show marked a major transition for the Movieguide Awards, as it indicates that not only is the Awards show gaining a foothold in Hollywood, but so are wholesome, Christian films.
A new study conducted by a college in Ohio has found that up to a third of pre-teen girls' clothing available online in the U.S. is designed to be sexualizing. “Researchers led by Sarah Murnen, a professor of psychology at Kenyon College in Ohio, looked at 15 websites of popular clothing stores, ranging from bargain to high-end sectors of the junior US market,” reported AFP News. The researchers found that clothing marketed for girls as young as six is being designed to draw attention to their breasts, buttocks, and slimness, sending out signals that are sensuous and inappropriate. The researchers say it is a trend that is reinforcing destructive stereotypes for female attractiveness.
Parents in New Zealand have recently been appalled to discover that the country's schools are assisting teenage girls in obtaining secret abortions.
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