An anti-sexual exploitation group recently stated that "Super Bowl Culture" helps to enable sex trafficking, pointing to the recent detaining of a Denver Broncos player for his connection to a prostitution sting.
Days before Super Bowl 50, Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy was sent back home after the San Jose police brought him in for questioning in connection to a prostitution sting.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, stated Wednesday that the incident was indicative of a broader trend in commercial sex during the Super Bowl. more >>
The Faith Driven Consumer group has recently released a scorecard of Super Bowl 50 advertisers based on their compatibility with American Christian buyers.
The scorecard, which has been posted on the Faith Driven Consumer website, rely on the group's Faith Equality Index that judges corporate businesses based on their "full inclusion of the Faith Driven Consumer market segment as an equally valued, welcomed and respected community in [America's] rich rainbow of diversity. "
Companies such as Axe Body Spray and T-Mobile received low scores of 11 and 19 out of 100, respectively, which is based on factors such as "Faith Compatible Corporate Actions" and "Public Commitment to Faith-Driven Consumers." more >>
Following the unsurprisingly shocking response of Twitter fans to little baby Freddie, Louis Tomlinson seems to be at ease as he joined new girlfriend Danielle Campbell for her 21st birthday celebrations.
According to E! News, the two were spotted in Venice Beach, California, earlier in the week, and despite the unstable fans on Twitter making something out of baby Freddie's birth, it seems Campbell is all-good with Tomlinson having a child with another woman.
In some of the snaps taken from the California date, purple and blue balloons had the words "It's a Boy!" on them and the couple smiled as they walked down the balloon-filled lane. more >>
Churches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were mostly individual assemblies that were disconnected from one another. However, the Transforming the Bay With Christ initiative hopes to change all that and usher in a gospel movement to improve the quality of life for area residents.
"There was no collective sense of what each other was doing," said Mark Labberton, Fuller Seminary President and advocate for Transforming the Bay With Christ, to The Christian Post in late January.
Not only were churches acting as disjointed, individual assemblies that were diconnected from one another, but residents of the Bay Area mirrored that spiritual disconnect. According to a 2014 report from Barna Group, a research organization that studies faith and culture, the San Francisco metro area was considered America's most "churchless" city. more >>
Christian musician Tim Timmons has been living with an incurable form of cancer for 14 years but says he wants fans to know that despite his ongoing battle, he has found an unshakable joy.
The singer-songwriter who released his debut album Cast My Cares in 2013 and sophomore album Awake Our Souls in October was first told he would die from cancer five years ago, but has defied the odds.
Since his freshman album the worship leader has been writing songs based on his personal experiences and shares them with audiences on a national platform. The California native says his music is a reflection of God's glory as he finds purpose in living each day to its fullest. more >>
LOS ANGELES — Media critic and founder of the family and values based Movieguide, Ted Baehr, says the solution to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is flawed and encourages prejudice, the exact opposite of the Academy's intention.
"As all Hollywood insiders know, the Academy is a club, and like all clubs, insider politics and favoritism reigns supreme," said Baehr in a statement released to the press. "If they believe their problem is that white voters vote white, thus the solution to bring in more African-American voters to even the playing field, they're simply encouraging prejudice voting based on skin color instead of solving the root issue."
Baehr is considered a valuable trusted source by conservative moviegoers interested in reading reviews that place family and faith values as the highest priority. His organization will have its own entertainment awards night, Movieguide's 24th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, held at the Universal Hotel in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. more >>