CBS executives have placed a dress code on the 55th Grammy awards to ensure that the broadcast maintains family-friendly programming.
Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the memo that was sent out on Wednesday by the network. The memo reads: "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," the statement reads. "Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare, fleshy under-curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under-curvature of the breasts is also problematic."
In addition, the memo states that the genital region must be "adequately covered so that there is no visibly 'puffy' bare skin exposure" and "sheer, see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples," is inappropriate. more >>
Hoping to encourage viewers of the upcoming television series, "The Bible," to delve into the Word of God by easily accessing scripture through the latest technology, producers Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, announced that the Bible App by YouVersion will host the official companion app for the series.
"Our prayer has always been that the dramatization of these stories will drive viewers to go to the Bible itself and drink in the actual text, because it is a book that changes lives," said Downey, who co-executive produced the series with her husband and also plays the role of Jesus' mother, Mary. "We are thrilled to provide millions of people with an easy way to do so with YouVersion."
"The Bible" series premieres on The History Channel beginning on March 3. more >>
Atheist philosopher Dr. Alex Rosenberg told Christian theologian Dr. William Lane Craig, and those attending a debate on the existence of God, both at Purdue University and online during a live webcast Friday evening, that he would "turn Christian" if Craig could explain why God would allow evil.
"In all honesty, if Dr. Craig could provide me with any kind of a logical, coherent account that could reconcile the evident fact of the horrors of human and infer human life on this planet over the last 3.5 billion years with the existence of a benevolent, omnipotent agent then I will turn Christian," Rosenberg said at the conclusion of his first allotted rebuttal.
Rosenberg prefaced his promise by saying that evil and suffering "needs to be desperately explained." He asked why a benevolent, omnipotent God would allow such human tragedies as the Holocaust, World War I, and the bubonic plague. He said he found the question perplexing. more >>
A Christian advocacy group against the commercial sex trade and human trafficking has launched a social media campaign to coincide with the millions of people who will be interacting online during this Sunday's Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Shared Hope International says there were 12.2 million Super Bowl related posts on social networking websites during and after the game. "As a matter of fact, the halftime show alone garnered 862,000 comments," officials stated.
The organization said that these types of large numbers related to the game means there is "a chance for us together to get in the game and create awareness for the fight against human trafficking, through online advocacy." more >>
A group of African-American pro-life activists and organizations are planning to protest the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards in California.
Groups and individuals including Life Education And Resource Network (LEARN), Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Dr. Alveda King, and others will protest the televised event on Friday. The coalition argues that the NAACP supports abortion, which is the leading cause of death in the African-American community.
Dr. Johnny Hunter, national director of LEARN, said in a statement that the NAACP's strong ties to Planned Parenthood have made it an organization harmful to the black community. "Racist elitists no longer need the Ku Klux Klan to control blacks; they have Planned Parenthood. And Planned Parenthood has the NAACP on a leash," said Hunter. "The NAACP must quit endorsing destructive and unfruitful behavior." more >>
Participants in this year's March for Life, marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, seemed less bothered by the mainstream media's lack of coverage of the estimated half-million people descending on Washington, D.C. to demonstrate against abortion on Friday. That's because they relied heavily on social media to help shine the spotlight on the movement.
Outside the march, supporters of the pro-life movement were not deterred either. Pope Benedict XVI gave a shout-out on Twitter in nine languages. "I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life," Benedict tweeted. The Pope has 2.5 million followers on Twitter in just six-week time since he began using the social media heavyweight.
"We have the biggest social media movement online for the pro-life movement educating almost a million people a week with the truth about human life and abortion," Lila Rose of Action Network, a pro-life investigative journalism group, told Fox News. "Our Facebook at over 430,000 is bigger than Planned Parenthood's Facebook and they're a billion dollar abortion chain." more >>