A couple weeks after a major Tex-Mex fast food chain opted to remove its support from a Boy Scouts event over the group's national ban on gay members, a spokesman says the business stands by its decision.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., which had previously been a supporter of the Utah chapter of the Boy Scouts, decided to remove its support for the upcoming "Scout-O-Rama" event in May.
Chris Arnold, communications director for Chipotle, told The Christian Post Friday that the Boy Scouts' national policy against gay membership go contrary to the stated policies of the fast food company. more >>
Many Catholic students at George Washington University are praying for the fate of the priest who heads the campus' Newman Center after some students began an effort to fire him.
Two gay Catholic students are headlining an effort to remove Father Greg Shaffer, chaplain of the GWU affiliated Newman Center, from his campus position.
Amy West, campus minister for the student group GW Catholics, told The Christian Post that since the efforts to remove Shaffer began members "have redoubled their prayer and trust in God." more >>
A major social conservative organization is calling upon the Federal Communications Commission to not loosen its standards for graphic content on television and radio.
The American Family Association, a Tupelo, Miss.-based pro-family group, announced Thursday that Americans should petition the FCC "to uphold high television, radio decency standards."
"In addition to the overarching negative impacts of indecency in media on children, a more immediate issue exists: radio 'shock jocks' that thrive on shocking even the most hardened of sensibilities will have even greater latitude to express even more profanity without the worry of FCC censure," states AFA. more >>
In the wake of recent accusations of racism, Lego has decided to pull its Jabba the Hutt-themed toy set, but has argued that its decision to discontinue the toy was not based on criticism, but rather the company decided to swap the toy for more current, updated models.
"A few media have reported that the product is being discontinued due to the mentioned criticism. This is, however, not correct," a statement released by the Denmark-based global toy company reads.
"The LEGO Star Wars product Jabba's Palace 9516 was planned from the beginning to be in the assortment only until the end of 2013 as new exciting models from the Star Wars universe will follow," the statement adds. more >>
Two major production companies have purchased the rights to the Boston Globe story of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal that was broken by the paper 10 years ago.
DreamWorks Studios and Participant Media announced their acquisition Tuesday, expressing the intention to create a drama with Tom McCarthy tapped to direct and co-write with Josh Singer.
Holly Bario, DreamWorks President of Production, said in a statement that the story by the Globe was extremely important both for Massachusetts and eventually the global community. more >>
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias recently discussed the ramifications of social media on society and implied that the Internet phenomenon was like the Tower of Babel from the Bible.
He began his discussion of social media that is posted in a video at ChurchLeaders.com by answering the question, "Isn't Facebook bad?"
"I think that's a great question and I frankly think it is an enormously vital phenomenon," Zacharias said. "Most of us, particularly my generation, do not fully understand it because many in my vintage will not often use it to its full extent. I don't even understand the ramifications of it sometimes, but I will tell you what, we've watched recent movements in continents and sub-continents, watched demagogues overthrown, watched systems changed, [and] watched revolutions begin." more >>