Washington, D.C.'s public transportation system has rejected an ad depicting a cartoon representation of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, by adopting a ban on "issues" ads.
Michael Tolbert, spokesman for the Metro system, said in a statement that the ban would be in regard to any ads that are political, religious, or of a similar controversial nature and will last the remainder of the year.
"In the coming months, Metro will fully consider the impact that issue-related advertisements have on the community by gathering input from riders, local community groups and advocates," stated Tolbert, as reported by The Hill. more >>
In a social media post Thursday, Franklin Graham called Ireland "a once staunchly religious country" that is now a "light shining in the wrong direction."
"According to a gay Irish Cabinet minister, '[the vote to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland] makes us a beacon, a light to the rest of the world, of liberty and equality,'" Graham exclaimed. "They must not realize that this is a light shining in the wrong direction!"
Graham focused on Christian teaching instead of popular opinion, adding: "Jesus Christ said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12).'" more >>
A Christian rap group that goes by the name We Are Watchmen embraced GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in a brand new rap song "Set It on Fire."
The song focuses on politics and promotes conservative values such as limited government and personal responsibility.
"So, courageous conservatives! Rise up and roll out! All in the war (can we win?) No doubt!," the group sings in the bridge that is preceded by an endorsement for Cruz. more >>
Most Americans, including most Republicans, do not understand what "conservative" philosophy, principles, and policies are.
Merriam-Webster defines conservative as "believing in the philosophy of conservatism," which it defines as "belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society; dislike of change or new ideas in a particular area."
However, this definition is wrong. The root of conservatism lies in the concept of "ordered liberty" and the fundamental truth that human rights are God-given, not man-made and that individual liberty and freedom are birthrights. more >>
The designer of the iconic "Hope" poster used during President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign has said that Obama has failed to live up to the promise, adding that America's entire political system needs an overhaul.
Shepard Fairey, a street artist who's also famous for designing items for clothing line OBEY, said in an interview with Esquire magazine that Obama has "not even [come] close" to living up to the promise behind the "Hope" poster.
"Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he's compromised on that I never would have expected. I mean, drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [he'd support]," Fairey said in the interview published on Thursday. more >>
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he was "sickened" by the scandal involving Josh Duggar, star of "19 Kids and Counting," and a friend of the candidate.
"I'm sickened by it. I'm just sickened by it," Santorum said during an appearance on "Good Morning America." "I pray for those girls, in particular. To have gone through that is … just hard to think about."
Santorum and the Duggar family have been close in recent years. The reality stars came out and publicly supported Santorum during his 2012 presidential campaign. They came together to release a video for Santorum, listing 19 reasons their fans should vote for Santorum, focusing on his family values and plans to build up small businesses. more >>