Answers in Genesis, a ministry led by Ken Ham, launched a billboard campaign over the weekend to counter Darren Aronofsky's recently released film, "Noah." Two "Meet the Real Noah" billboards were put up in New York and California.
"The new boards are designed not only to counter the anti-biblical Noah film that Paramount Studios released nine days ago but also to draw attention to the Creation Museum's excellent displays about the reality of Noah's Flood and Noah's Ark-and the fact that all children 12 and under come free to our museum this year with at least one paying adult," Answers in Genesis CEO Ham wrote on Facebook on Sunday.
The billboards – in Times Square and Hollywood – feature images of Noah and parts of the ark, and direct people to The Creation Museum website. A blog post on Answers in Genesis further explains that the organization's public effort is aimed at exposing the "unbiblical content" behind "Noah." more >>
Times Square did not light up with its first-ever advertisement for marijuana as planned Tuesday morning, as CBS lawyers put the brakes on the promotion, according to Weedmaps. The organization is pushing to legalize the use of the plant in the state and paid $50,000 to spread its message on weed.
"Basically, we were told that we were set. Then it didn't run. We actually had some of our colleagues go out to the Square and see for themselves, because we were told by the company that we were working with that it was running," explained Aaron Houston, a policy advisor at Weedmaps.
"Currently, it is stuck in review by CBS lawyers. It hasn't been rejected as of this moment and we expect an answer from them imminently. We were told that we would hear back today (Friday)," he added. more >>
A former church once given landmark status located in upstate New York will soon lose its crosses as an organization seeks to convert the structure into a mosque.
The Historic Preservation Board of the city of Syracuse has given the North Side Learning Center, an organization largely comprised of Muslims, permission to remove the crosses.
In a vote taken Thursday morning, the board approved the request of the organization to make changes to the church property, including the removal of the crosses and the addition of a fence. more >>
Hispanic evangelical leaders are speaking out after a federal appeals court ruled that New York City has a constitutional right to bar religious groups from using public schools for worship services after hours.
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition, a group of over 3,000 Hispanic evangelical churches, immediately expressed its disagreement with the ruling Thursday.
"This decision is absolutely unnecessary and whimsical. How is allowing for certain worship practices but not worship services consistent with the First Amendment?," Gabriel Salguero, president of NaLEC, said in a statement. "Worship in empty school buildings in no way undermines the non-establishment clause." more >>
An appeals court in New York City on Thursday ruled that the Board of Education was abiding by the law in prohibiting the Bronx Household of Faith from using public school facilities for worship services during off-hours.
The 2-1 vote, a reversal of a 2012 injunction against the city, comes amid a decades-long battle between church leaders and city officials. The plaintiff's attorneys say they are considering appealing, once more, to the Supreme Court.
Times Square, N.Y., was lit up by its first-ever advertisement for marijuana Tuesday morning, courtesy of an organization called Weedmaps, which is pushing to legalize its use in the state.
The promotion, is geared at professional New Yorkers who want to enjoy marijuana responsibly in New York City, according to a report in the New York Daily News.