Despite a dismissive attitude by liberal politicians towards filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza and his latest movie, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," a Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make the docudrama required viewing for most teenagers in the state.
Republican Alan Hays said he'll introduce his one-page bill later this year. The bill states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object, according to The Hollywood Reporter and other media.
"I saw the movie and walked out of the theater and said, 'Wow, our students need to see this.' And it's my plan to show it to my colleagues in the legislature, too, before they're asked to vote on the bill," Hays said. more >>
If you've always wanted the honor of being called a doctor officially, the Abundant Life Bible College and Theological Seminary in Stuart, Florida is promising to give you just that for a small donation of $85. You better hurry though, this fire sale only lasts until the end of August.
"I am here to talk to you about our honorary degree program which I know will be a blessing to you and what I have here is a sample of our honorary doctorate degree. Take a look for yourself," explained the college's president and Chancellor Archbishop Derrick Young, proudly posing with a sample of the precious degree in a Socialcam video posted on Twitter. "We are running a special right now for $85."
And if you are wondering about the school's credentials, Young assures that the school has been in operation for more than eight years and has been fully accredited by the State of Florida as well as other agencies. more >>
A Miami-Dade County judge Friday overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage in a decision that applies only to that county. While this is the second county that struck down the state's ban this month, marriage licenses will not be issued so that the rulings can be appealed.
Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel agreed with last week's ruling by Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, saying the 2008 constitutional amendment approved by the state's voters violates the right to equal protection under the law guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment, according to The Associated Press.
"Preventing couples from marrying solely on the basis of their sexual orientation serves no governmental interest," Zabel wrote in her 36-page ruling. "It serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to label and treat them as second-class citizens, and to deem them unworthy of participation in one of the fundamental institutions of our society." more >>
A Florida father who battered an 18-year-old after walking in on him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son in his own house said he almost killed the man, but it was his son who stopped him.
"I was going to kill him. My son is the one who stepped in front of me and stopped. My son saved his attacker's life. So who's really the hero in this situation here?" the father, Jason Browning, asked ClickOrlando Monday, days after a mug shot of the 18-year-old's battered face went viral.
According to CNN, Browning told Volusia County emergency dispatch Friday that he left his son with 18-year-old Raymond Frolander, who is close to the family, to go out but was dazed by what he discovered on his return. more >>
A Florida judge who recently declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has stayed the decision pending an appeal from the government.
Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia, who ruled the Florida Marriage Amendment unconstitutional, denied a marriage license to a pair of gay bartenders from the Keys who wanted to wed.
Four members of the board of trustees at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, have stepped down from their positions, citing a disagreement with school leadership that could not be reconciled.
After a private board meeting earlier in July, Trustees Jeff Ryan, Gary Phillips, James Wolf and Mark Senter stepped down from their positions, citing concerns over the leadership of Stephen Livesay, president of the small Christian liberal arts college. Twelve other trustee members remain on the board.
Former Trustee Jeff Ryan told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the special July board meeting was called to address "the issues and controversies and problems at Bryan College that have developed in the last year." When an agreement couldn't be reached during the closed-door meeting, the trustee added to the local media outlet that he chose to resign due to the "failed leadership at the level of the president and within the board itself." more >>