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 >>
After initially canceling his upcoming speech on leadership, a Michigan high school has reversed its decision and has announced that it will allow former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) to speak to students on campus on April 24.
"After pressure from students, parents, and local community leaders, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has decided to reverse their decision and allow Senator Rick Santorum to speak to the students of Grosse Pointe South High School," the Young America's Foundation, the umbrella group which oversees the Young Americans for Freedom group, a conservative, student-run group at Grosse Point South Public High School in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., said in a statement.
The high school's Young Americans for Freedom group was the first to organize Santorum's upcoming speech at the school. more >>
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 >>