The best way to combat television programming that's graphic and hostile toward Christian beliefs is to "let your voice be heard" by the networks, the Rev. Billy Graham advises.
In a question posed to Graham on the BGEA website a person said, "I was watching a comedy program on TV the other night, and I was shocked at how often they made fun of people who take their faith seriously (especially Christians). I think such programs should be banned, don't you?"
In his response, Graham said that while these kinds of programs "have the same constitutional right to free speech that we do" to be aired, that doesn't make American Christians powerless to curb their influence. more >>
The New York-based children's entertainer Mr. Loops is out with a new song and music video that teaches kids it doesn't really matter which bathroom or locker room people use as long as they respect each other and "treat each other right."
Mr. Loops, who is also known as Jon Lewis and is based in the Rochester area, released a new 3-minute music video last week featuring him and his wife titled "Me is Me, You is You."
"When we got to go, everybody knows the restroom they attend," Mr. Loops sings. "No matter your gender, we got to remember it all comes out the same in the end." more >>
The upcoming Disney feature film "Queen of Katwe" tells the inspiring true story of Ugandan teenager Phiona Mutesi and her mentor, missionary Robert Katende, who transforms children's lives through the game of chess.
The Chess Academy and Mentoring Center began in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, after Katende, then a soccer coach, noticed the children watching from the sidelines of soccer matches he had organized. The mission of the "Queen of Katwe" outreach is to use the game to teach strategic thinking and planning that can be useful in everyday life. The center started with only five students and now has over 300 who gather daily across five separate slum locations.
The film stars Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o and Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, and highlights the impact Christian missions and outreach have on the people they serve. more >>
Nearly six out of 10 Mainline Protestant pastors say they have never discussed pro-life issues in their sermons and nearly eight out of 10 Mainline Protestant pastors say they haven't discussed pro-life causes from the pulpit over the last year, a new Barna Group survey finds.
As 700,000 abortions are performed each year in the United States, a LifeWay Research poll from last year found that over 70 percent of the women who get abortions self-identify as Christian and about 40 percent of women who get abortions were frequent churchgoers when they ended their pregnancies.
With such startling numbers of self-proclaimed Christian women going against traditional biblical teachings on abortion, Students for Life of America's Institute for Pro-Life Advancement commissioned the Barna Group to research the pro-life activism of Catholic, Protestant and non-Mainline Protestant churches and pastors to see if there was a noticeable lack of pro-life ministry that could play a role in why Christian women seek abortion as the answer to unwanted pregnancies. more >>
Comedian Amy Schumer has emerged as an apologist against divorce and adultery, decrying her mother's affair with her friend's dad and describing the heartache it caused in her memoir, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.
Although a funny lady, the 35-year-old stand-up comedian and actress who stars in the Comedy Central series "Inside Amy Schumer," doesn't think adultery and divorce are a laughing matter.
Iconic conservative activist and author Phyllis Schlafly has died at her home in Ladue, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday. She was 92 years old.
Schlafly died of cancer while surrounded by her family. According to her official Facebook page, she is survived by her six children, 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
"Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans. Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life," noted the post on her Facebook page. more >>