Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal recently said that he believes creationism, evolution, and intelligent design should all be taught in the state's public schools so that children may be "exposed to the best facts."
"I believe all our children should be exposed to the best science," Jindal, a Republican, recently told NBC's Hoda Kotb when asked if he believes public schools should teach creationism.
"Bottom line, at the end of the day, we want our kids to be exposed to the best facts. Let's teach them about the big bang theory, let's teach them about evolution ... I've got no problem if a school board, a local school board, says we want to teach our kids about creationism, that people, some people, have these beliefs as well, let's teach them about 'intelligent design,'" Jindal added. more >>
An expert with a pro-family group that serves as a watchdog for graphic content in entertainment media does not believe the recently announced changes to the MPAA's ratings system offer anything new.
Dan Isett, director of public policy for the Parents Television Council, told The Christian Post that while the decision was a "step in the right direction" it did not go far enough.
"Certainly anytime there is more information for parents it's a good thing. There's nothing to criticize about that," said Isett. more >>
A Kentucky school district has decided to remove multiple Decalogue displays from various school classrooms in response to a complaint from a secular group.
Breathitt County Public Schools made the decision to remove the Ten Commandments from classrooms after a letter was sent to them by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Nancy Rodriguez, spokeswoman for Breathitt Schools, provided The Christian Post with a statement by the Kentucky Board of Education, saying that the displays were removed "to ensure compliance with federal law." more >>
Youth expert Ron Luce wore a classic cowboy getup and sat on the back of a horse at the BattleCry conference on Friday evening as he challenged more than 13,000 teens from across the greater New York City area and beyond to pursue the Lord, and not the "things" that lead to a life of emptiness.
Wearing boots, buckle, leather coat and a ten-gallon hat, Teen Mania founder Luce spoke on the Gold Rush of 1849, explaining how the men and women of the time sacrificed everything in hope of finding gold – and after that, happiness.
The mentality of that day is not too different from the consumerist, me-driven world of today, said Luce at BattleCry, a two-day youth rally that kicked off Friday. The thousands of teens, many of who traveled long distances to reach the IZOD Center in Rutherford, N.J., looked stirred as they applauded and cheered many times during the message. more >>
Unless something happens soon to shift the trend, stagnant wages, shrinking job opportunities and depreciating home values could morph into a monstrous future for Americans under 40, according to a recent brief issued by the Urban Institute.
Commonly referred to as Gen X and Gen Y, Americans under 40 have accumulated less wealth than their parents did at their age more than 25 years ago, according to the brief titled Lost Generations? Wealth Building Among Young Americans.
"Their average wealth in 2010 was 7 percent below that of those in their 20s and 30s in 1983," said the brief authored by Eugene Steuerle, Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, and Sisi Zhang. more >>
Social media has become a source of growing incivility and even ruined relationships, says a recently released survey conducted by a corporate training firm.
According to a survey by VitalSmarts, 19 percent of respondents have decreased their offline contact with someone because of something that person said on social media; 35 percent reported blocking, unsubscribing or "un-friending" someone because of an argument held on a social networking website.
Conducted by VitalSmarts, the survey sampled 2,698 individuals during the month of February with online questionnaires. The estimated margin of error is 2 percent. The findings were announced on Wednesday. more >>