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.
General Vang Pao, the heroic anti-communist leader of the Laotian Hmong, was laid to rest early in February during a six-day funeral held by his people in Fresno, California. Mourners from various parts of the United States were joined by some from as far away as Europe to bid farewell to the man who became somewhat of a patriarch of the Hmong people. Vang Pao was 81.
As political commentator for the Concerned Women for American's Legislative Action Committee and former speechwriter for former President George H. W. Bush, Janice Shaw Crouse celebrated Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday with a paean of praise for the former President's skills as "The Great Communicator" which perfectly illustrates the perception of Reagan as a good conservative, at least when he spoke.
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.