The Parents Television Council has denounced the TV ratings system, saying in a study released this week that it's "failing America's children" because it's not protecting them from graphic content in programming.
Authored by Christopher Gildemeister, Ph.D., PTC's head of research operations, the report stated that programs with graphic content are increasing and yet few are being rated properly.
"Between 2011 and 2014, all violence per hour of programming on prime-time broadcast TV increased 6 percent; weapon-related violence (involving guns, bladed weapons, and blunt force) increased 17 percent; and nudity increased 93 percent," wrote Gildemeister in the report released Monday. more >>
First Lady Michelle Obama is set to deliver the commencement addresses at Jackson State University, Santa Fe Indian School, and City College of New York in the next couple of months.
The three commencement speeches will be delivered as part of the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative, the White House announced on Monday, April 4.
Obama will address over 1,000 spring graduates of Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, April 23. JSU is a Historically Black University that was built in 1877 to provide education for newly emancipated African Americans. The First Lady has delivered the graduation speech at a historically black university campus every year since her husband was elected president. more >>
A Florida pastor and his wife are in the process of adopting two homeless babies who were discovered by a ministry worker outside on a pile of trash bags wearing nothing but diapers.
With their own children aged 15, 13 and 8, Pastor Ronnie Stewart of Refuge Church in New Port Richey, Florida, and his wife, Krystal, thought they were finished raising toddlers and infants.
However, it became apparent last November that God had other plans. more >>
More than 26,000 people are calling on the Catholic University of San Diego to cancel a "hyper-sexualized drag show" that will be performed on the Christian campus next week.
Catholic University students need "a greater counter-culture of purity and virtue, not a hyper-sexualized drag show that showcases revolt against God's creation of male and female," said John Ritchie, Student Action director for the conservative Catholic group Tradition Family Property that launched an online petition demanding that the university stop the event.
"If Catholic universities do nothing to effectively oppose the homosexual movement, where will students go to learn and admire the eternal truths of the faith?" Ritchie asked. more >>
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is now facing the wrath of pro-choice activists who are attacking the former first lady for saying a baby is a "child" and an "unborn person."
Clinton made the comment after she was asked about her position on abortion and if she believes an unborn child has constitutional rights during an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.
"When or if does an unborn child have constitutional rights?" Todd asked Clinton. more >>
A number of parents in a suburb of San Francisco are speaking out against a planned LGBT "acceptance week" designed to teach middle school students about the LGBT community.
Parents at Windmere Ranch Middle School in San Ramon, California, have launched an online petition against the school's LGBT acceptance week, which is scheduled to begin Monday, April 11.
If the parents' listed demands are not met by the school, they are threatening to initiate a "walk out." more >>