The American Family Association has again called for families to stop shopping at Target, following news that a man was arrested for recording juvenile girls in a dressing room at a store in Bedford, New Hampshire.
"Over the Independence Day holiday and throughout the month of July, we're asking all those who have signed the #BoycottTarget pledge to work diligently to get just one other person in their circle of influence to sign it as well. We want to give another boost to the boycott against Target's unsafe and family unfriendly bathroom and fitting room policy," AFA President Tim Wildmon said about the conservative group's petition, which has been signed by over 1.3 million people.
The Bedford Police Department revealed that the suspect, 22-year-old Zachery Bishop, was arrested last week following a report that a man was recording young girls who were changing clothes in the dressing room of the local Target store. more >>
In the next Miss Teen USA pageant on July 30, contestants will no longer have to participate and be judged in their swimsuits. Instead, they will be judged in an athletic wear category that aims to showcase a woman's "strength, confidence and beauty," according to the organizers.
Miss Teen USA 2016 and Miss Universe Organization Rebranding
An exclusive report by USA Today revealed that from switching swimsuits to athletic wear, physical fitness importance is better highlighted, especially among the participants. The announcement is part of the changes made by the new management, WME-IMG, for the Miss Universe Organization. more >>
David and Jason Benham, the twin brothers who were fired from an HGTV reality show because of their opposition to gay marriage, said conservative Christians are being targeted in America for their beliefs and need to stand up and thrive in the midst of adversary.
"We see Christians in America and conservatives kind of running because there is a narrative that's now been developed in this country that really targets people of faith. And people of faith often times want to be silent. And now is not the time to be silent. When darkness rises, it's time to turn the light on," the brothers said in an interview with Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday.
The brothers promoted their newly released book, Living Among Lions: How to Thrive like Daniel in Today's Babylon, which looks to the biblical example of Daniel for inspiration on how Christians should thrive in the modern world. more >>
The Eight-Member U.S. Supreme Court struck down two key parts of Texas' controversial abortion facility regulation legislation, commonly known as HB 2.
In a 5-3 decision, the highest court in the land concluded that the Texas' law's demand that abortion providers have hospital admitting privileges and that clinics be regulated as surgical centers violated the U.S. Constitution.
Justice Stephen Breyer authored the majority opinion, being joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented. more >>
The FDA policy on blood donation is discouraging gay and bisexual men would-be donors. They aren't allowed to give blood if they have been with other men in the past 12 months. Politicians and other gay rights groups have called on the national agency to loosen the policy in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting and other similar incidents that may happen in the future.
US FDA Guideline on Blood Donation a Hindrance
In the wake of what is considered to be one of the bloodiest mass shootings in the U.S., the aftermath of Orlando nightclub shooting had a lot of people lining up at blood banks to donate. Most of the 49 victims in the shooting were gay and bisexual men, and people who were willing to help by giving their blood were turned away because of their sexual orientation as mandated by the FDA guideline. more >>
The U.S. Department of the Interior says that people who visit America's national parks or national park lands are free to use restrooms and changing rooms consistent with their gender identity.
As the topic of transgender bathrooms rights has become a national issue in the wake of a law passed in North Carolina earlier this year that requires individuals to use state-run bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their biological sex, The Daily Signal reached out to the Interior Department to learn the agency's position on transgender bathroom use at national parks.
As there are as many as 14 National Park Service-operated parks, trails, battlefields, memorials, areas, sites and protected seashores in North Carolina, a Department of the Interior spokesman assured the media outlet that bathrooms, showers and changing areas at all National Park Service sites are open to individuals on the basis of their gender identity. more >>