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.

girl watching TVPrime-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.”

The New York City Council is waging its next battle against pro-lifers, as its members are seeking to essentially ban Crisis Pregnancy Centers, which offer pregnant women alternatives to abortion.

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.