"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson posted a tribute to her boyfriend Blake Coward after the teen athlete signed with a college baseball team on Friday.
The young couple has been together for a year, and Robertson has been very outspoken about their "godly relationship," including their decision to wait to have sex until marriage. In light of her boyfriend's major decision on Friday, Robertson took the time to congratulate her beau.
"So proud of this one for signing today to play baseball in college," Robertson wrote on Instagram. "Words cannot express how happy I am for you & how proud I am of how much hard work you put into for this. You definitely deserve it." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of Samaritans' Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, believes that the sexual revolution of the 1960s has "severely weakened" the United States from within.
"Our culture, like ancient cultures that ultimately were destroyed in large part due to their own moral depravity, has been severely weakened," Graham wrote in the February issue of Decision magazine.
"A stable family unit committed to the truth and precepts of the Bible was once the foundation and backbone of our nation. That model is now the exception, not the rule," he asserted. more >>
"That '70s Show" star Danny Masterson has spoken out to defend Scientology against claims being made in the upcoming documentary "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief."
Masterson described the film as "the documentary where they interviewed eight people who hate Scientology. Everything in Scientology is just based on logic." He then went on to note that the author of the book by the same name was published in the United States alone.
"When I looked into it, I noticed that he couldn't publish that book in Canada or the U.K. because the libel laws are so much stricter than ours. And so when I asked about it, they're like, 'Oh yeah, there's basically like 200 lies in the book and so in England and in Canada he couldn't even publish that book.' Anyone can say anything about anything. How true it is—I guess that's up to the reader," Masterson told Paper magazine. more >>
It is ironic that the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is set to hit theaters this Valentine's Day—redefining a day that is specifically deemed as a celebration of love. Instead of lighthearted romance, Fifty Shades of Grey focuses on deviant sexual practices like bondage and control; it is a blatant attempt to normalize violent sexual behaviors. The film, based on a book by the same name, is a dangerous first step towards mainstreaming this sort of violence against women.
Based on early reviews of the movie, it is said that lead male character Christian Grey "wants total control over Anastasia [the lead female character] … the right to dictate her eating patterns and her contraception choices, plus the right to inflict pain on her as a means of arousing himself." As if that wasn't scary enough, the movie is packed with the use of BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism), which is a practice that involves an individual who is gratified by either receiving or inflicting pain within consensual sex. Even "sexual therapists" who support BDSM are criticizing the book's portrayal of BDSM and say that the practice should neither involve exploitation nor emotional and physical abuse.
Supporters of Fifty Shades would argue that since Anastasia consents to the violence, we should not compare it to such serious issues like domestic violence and sex trafficking. But consent doesn't make abuse correct. Take, for example, those who consent to habitual practices or addictions. Just because a person agrees to a practice, it doesn't necessary deem it a healthy behavior. In fact, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, more >>
J.J. Abrams' heavily anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is currently slated to open in theaters this Dec. 18, 2015. But if there's truth to these recent release date rumors, the sequel could be hitting the cinemas on an earlier schedule.
An article from The Telegraph cited two separate "unconfirmed reports" from Ikwiz and Movie Pilot indicating that instead of winter, Star Wars VII might arrive in theaters "this summer."
"J J's biggest reason was reported to be that all of the Star Wars plot leaks and pictures of characters had sent him on a little scare that more and more would be leaked therefore making the film predictable and not worth watching," Movie Pilot wrote. more >>
A deal has finally been struck: Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios will now feature the web-slinging Spider-Man in a yet-to-be-specified Marvel cinematic universe film.
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, announced the news. The Walt Disney Company owns Marvel Entertainment.
"We're thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building," he said. "This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans." more >>