The University of Mississippi has renamed its "A Grand Ole Christmas" event after it was deemed as "too Christian."
Ole Miss has been celebrating "A Grand Ole Christmas" on its campus for six years, but this time, the university has changed the event's name to "Hotty Toddy Holidays." The University of Mississippi said it wanted the event to be more inclusive, according to Breitbart.
"A Grand Ole Christmas" is the yearly tree-lighting ceremony being held by the University of Mississippi on its campus. Stories about the renaming of the Christmas event to "Hotty Toddy Holidays" quickly made its rounds on the Internet after the announcement, AL.com reports. more >>
Cable channel TLC has announced that it will broadcast "America's Toughest Bible Competition," known as the "Bible Bowl," the week after Christmas.
TLC's coverage of the youth Bible competition will be in a reality television format as they follow the progress of a few of the participants, according to Tony Maglio of The Wrap.
A school district in the suburbs of Chicago has agreed to a settlement with the federal government that grants a transgender student access to the girls' locker room a month after the United States Department of Education threatened the school with disciplinary action.
In early November, the Department of Education's Civil Rights Office gave Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, just 30 days to grant a biologically male transgender student use of the girl's locker room or the school would have been at risk of losing nearly $6 million in federal funding.
The CRO claimed that denying the transgender student access to the girls' locker room was a violation of Title IX, which is the law that prohibits discrimination based on sex and is the first time that the federal government has found a school in violation of Title IX because of a transgender-related issue. more >>
How does it feel to be called beautiful? What is it like to have someone you may not even know say to you that you are beautiful just the way you look?
For Shea Glover it began as an independent project at an arts school in Chicago. However it eventually became what she described as a "social experiment."
Some of those she filmed were people she knew, but most were not. She simply told them that she wanted to film them because she was looking to film things that were beautiful. more >>
In an evolving story on exemptions from the Department of Education's Title IX mandate, more Christian schools are receiving exemptions for religious liberty reasons.
According to the LGBT media outlet the Column, 27 Christian schools are asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive areas of Title IX specifically dealing with gay and transgender students.
A quick summary of Title IX reads: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." more >>
In the wake of Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. call to students and faculty to arm themselves against Muslim terrorists, Hillary Clinton accused the school's president of "hateful rhetoric."
"This is the kind of deplorable not only hateful response to a legitimate security issue," Clinton declared Sunday to ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "But it is giving aid and comfort to ISIS and other radical jihadists."
Falwell urged students and faculty during Friday's convocation at Liberty to arm themselves to help prevent attacks against terrorists intending to do harm on the American public. more >>