The University of Michigan is implementing a choose your own pronouns policy, having formed a so-called Pronoun Committee consisting of university staff from several campuses who've agreed to use gender-neutral words to identify students who don't want to be identified as either male or female.
In a memo obtained by the Detroit Free Press, Provost Martha Pollack and Vice President for Student Life Royster Harper thanked 11 faculty and administrators who have worked for the past year to formulate a process to ensure that students could select the pronouns by which they wsnted to be addressed.
One such pronoun students may opt for is "ze." more >>
The American Family Association has compiled a list of 10 cases to showcase why Target's bathroom policies that allow male customers who identify as female to go into women's bathrooms and dressing rooms is dangerous to women and children.
"The overwhelming evidence continues to pile up against Target's policy to allow men into women's restrooms and dressing rooms in its stores," AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote on Thursday.
Target has defended its decision by stating: "We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ... Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." more >>
Two-time Grammy Award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY are gearing up for the release of their upcoming dramatic thriller "Priceless," which delves into the dark world of human trafficking. While promoting the film, one half of the duo, Luke Smallbone, offered spiritual and practical advice for men and women on the importance of chivalry.
Inspired by real life events, "Priceless" is a powerful story about James Stevens (Joel Smallbone) who at one time was a good man with a great life, but has since drastically changed. Following the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his daughter, James finds himself at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate, and unable to hold down a steady job, he agrees to drive a box truck on a one-time trip cross country for cash — no questions asked. But when he discovers what he's delivering, he's faced with a life-changing decision.
This unlikely hero must risk it all, confront the forces that oppose him, and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live. more >>
A law restricting the federal funding of abortion that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton supports repealing is credited by a recent study with saving more than 2 million lives.
The Hyde Amendment, a federal law passed almost exactly 40 years ago in September 1976, prohibits the federal coverage of most abortion procedures.
Hyde is credited with preventing the abortion of approximately 2 million people over the past four decades, according to a report published by the pro-life research group the Charlotte Lozier Institute. more >>
As Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are systematically sexually enslaving and physically abusing women, at least one anonymous woman in the group's stronghold in Iraq has reportedly taken it upon herself to kill the jihadis.
According to Iraqi News, it was reported on Monday that two IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants were killed by a veiled woman in Mosul.
The news site reports that the killing of the two jihadis by a woman wearing a veil is the third of such incidents to occur in the region in the past month. more >>
Nearly 90 percent of white working class evangelicals believe Christian values are under attack in America, according to a CNN/Kaiser Family Foundation poll.
The survey, released this month, found that although a very strong majority of white working class evangelicals (89 percent) think society is hostile toward Christian values, white working class Mainline Protestants and Catholics are less likely to share that view.
According to the poll, 73 percent of white working class Mainline Protestants and 61 percent of white working class Catholics share the view that Christian values are under attack in America today. Meanwhile, only 41 percent of white working class respondents with no religious preference believe that Christian values are under attack today. more >>