Parents in a California coastal town are enraged at their local school district after they discovered that second graders are using their school-issued iPads to watch pornography and other inappropriate material while at home.
At last Tuesday's meeting of the Encinitas Union School District Board of Trustees, five parents voiced their anger at the fact that their children's school-issued iPads don't have filters or firewalls to prevent children from accessing inappropriate websites while they're off of school grounds.
Although the school district has installed a filter for when the the children are using the iPads on school property, the filter doesn't work once the children have left their school. more >>
Fox News affiliate KSWB-TV San Diego, California, apologized two nights after it mistakenly presented a photograph of President Barack Obama as an exonerated rape suspect.
The suspect, San Diego State University student Francisco Paiva Sousa, 20, was arrested last December on charges of oral copulation with force and false imprisonment with force by campus police.
In a report at about 10:04 p.m. Friday night, KSWB-TV anchor Kathleen Bade revealed that Sousa, who was the only suspect in the sexual assault case, would not be charged by the district attorney's office because the evidence against him is weak. While the report was being made, however, a picture of Obama appeared with the legend "NO CHARGES." more >>
Beyonce recently shared the inspiration behind her Grammy performance after it sparked controversy on Sunday night.
The iconic pop star belted out a heartfelt rendition of Mahalia Jackson's "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," which was recreated by singer Ledisi in the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." She said the performance was inspired by her family ties to the civil rights movement.
"My grandparents marched with Dr. King and my father was part of the first generation of black men that attended an all-white school," Beyonce said in a rehearsal interview. "My father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences. I feel like now I can sing for his pain, I can sing for my grandparents' pain. I can sing for some of the families that have lost their sons." more >>
Pharrell Williams gave a nod to Ferguson, Mississippi during his performance at the Grammys on Sunday night and also took a moment to praise God.
The Grammy award-winning artist and producer teamed up with acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and respected composer Hans Zimmer for a compelling rendition of his mega hit "Happy," which scored him Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Video.
"Thank you, God. I forgot to say it earlier, but as you can see, I am at your service, Lord," Williams told the crowd at the end. more >>
Lecrae took home his second Grammy this week as he won the award for Best Contemporary Christian Song/Performance for his song "Messengers," which also features the Christian music group for KING AND COUNTRY.
During his acceptance speech he took some time to reflect on his faith in Jesus Christ.
"Love and respect to everybody out here because this is a celebration of gifts. And there's so many people out here who are gifted, but obviously you can't celebrate gives without celebrating the giver of all gifts. So I want to celebrate Jesus for gifting us all with the gift of love and sacrifice," he said. more >>
Brittany Koper, a granddaughter of Paul Crouch Sr., founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest Christian network, alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday that top bosses in the organization threatened her life with a gun and fired her and her husband, Michael, after she refused to illegally funnel some $100 million of charitable assets to their personal accounts.
"The nature of these illegal activities involved the systematic diversion of defendant Trinity Broadcasting's charitable assets through unlawful distributions to defendant Trinity Broadcasting's directors through numerous channels. The magnitude of these unlawful and related financial schemes uncovered by or disclosed to plaintiff Brittany Koper is on the order of $100 million," alleges the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court Central District of California.
The document lists Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, which also does business as Trinity Broadcasting Network; International Christian Broadcasting, which also does business as Heroes Under God; Matthew Crouch, Brittany's uncle; Janice Crouch, TBN's senior vice president, board member and wife of the-late Paul Crouch Sr. who died in 2013; and John Casoria, Brittany's cousin, as defendants. more >>