A nonpartisan organization that advocates for well-enforced decency standards for entertainment media is holding a week for awareness of possible changes in television and radio decency standards.
The Parents Television Council has announced that this week is "#NoIndecencyFCC Week," which is part of their effort to convince the Federal Communications Commission to keep their current decency standards.
Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, told The Christian Post that "#NoIndecencyFCC Week" is based on the belief that the FCC's proposal on changing its decency standards is "extremely troublesome." more >>
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be among the speakers at the "Stand with Scouts Sunday" nationwide simulcast event to support Boy Scouts of America's membership policies on homosexuality.
Perry, a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, will be joined by Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, the organization that's hosting the Stand with Scouts Sunday event, along with John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of BSA parents and scouting leaders, who are asking members of the national council to vote "No" on the BSA's resolution to lift the ban on openly gay membership.
In April, the BSA released a proposal that states: "No youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts of America on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone." While allowing gay members, the Scouts would at the same time maintain its gay ban when it comes to leadership. The 1,400 members of the national council will be voting on the resolution on May 22 and 23 in Grapevine, Texas. more >>
Members of a boys 4 X 100 meter relay high school track team in Texas were left in tears last weekend after the University Interscholastic League of Texas disqualified them from competing in the state championships because the team's anchor runner made a "religious gesture" as he crossed the finish line to win their regional title.
The runner, Derrick Hayes reportedly lifted a finger to the sky in celebration, as he wrapped up the win for Columbus High School. According to his father, K.C. Hayes, he was simply pointing to God. But UIL officials disagreed and slapped the team with an "unsporting conduct" charge, disqualifying them from participating in the state championships.
President Barack Obama said he is "comfortable" with a recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow over the counter access of morning-after pills (Plan B) to girls 15 and older.
Responding to questions at a recent press conference in Mexico City with Mexican President Pena Nieto, Obama explained that his comfort level was based on the scientific data presented to him.
"I'm very comfortable with the decision they've made right now based on solid scientific evidence for girls 15 and older," Obama said Thursday. more >>
A Florida-based atheist organization has left approximately 5,900 various brochures, booklets, and books on secular views at several public high schools in the Sunshine State.
The Central Florida Freethought Community performed this action Thursday, leaving the literary products on tables in 11 high schools in Orange County.
David Williamson of the CFFC said in a statement that he organized the event in response to a similar one held by a conservative Christian group that distributed Bibles in the high schools in January. more >>
The Washington Post and New York Times rejected advertising revenue last week from the American Life League that wanted to buy full-page ads revealing sexually graphic images that Planned Parenthood distributes to children as young as 10.
Both publications deemed the images in the ad as being "too graphic" and "shocking" for their adult readers even though elementary school-aged children are exposed to the same pictures at schools that use Planned Parenthood's material for their sex education programs.
The images shown in the rejected advertisements came from a Planned Parenthood-endorsed book, titled It's Perfectly Normal, and two videos, titled The G-Spot: How Pregnancy Happens, and Sextionary: Clitoral Hood that are posted on YouTube and TeenWire.com. more >>