Tom Cruise Is Sticking with Scientology:
Plans of a Scientology TV Network Revealed
By Moriah Dee, Contributing Writer
It’s not news that Tom Cruise has been a huge supporter of the psycho-cult Scientology since the 1980s, which is why many people were shocked recently when rumors were circulating that he was leaving the church in order to have a relationship with his 9 year old daughter, Suri Cruise. If Cruise had left the cult, there would be huge consequences for him. The church of Scientology does not take members leaving lightly. Although the creed of the cult boasts the right of man to choose his own religion, if a member of the cult leaves they are ostracized and hounded by the church.
Leah Remini, who left the cu...
Making Jesus Lord of Hollywood Requires Making Jesus Your Lord
By David Outten, IT Editor
When you think of “Hollywood,” you probably don’t think of an industry out to glorify God and share the Gospel. You think of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, a pagan lifestyle, and, even, hostility to Christianity.
How can that be changed?
Obviously, if the people that make up what Americans calls “Hollywood” would all accept Jesus Christ as Lord, and live accordingly, Hollywood would change. This would be wonderful, but unlikely. Some people in Hollywood are Christian and some are becoming Christians, but the industry as a whole is very diverse.
So, how do you bring about change?
The entertainment industry exists to make a pr...
Marvel Heads Down the Slippery Hollywood Slope
By David Outten and Dr. Ted Baehr
Marvel’s ANT-MAN soils a good father/daughter story with gratuitous foul language and underperformed at the box office. THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON turns foul language into a running gag where Captain America is kidded for being critical of it, and then winds up using some himself.
Many, many times you hear comments like. “That was a cool movie. I just wish it didn’t have all that foul language.”
Marvel is in business to make money. It makes a lot of money on its superhero movies. Marvel’s executives should consider, “Does adding foul language increase or decrease box office?”
In 20 years of research, Movieguide® has shown it decreases...
Planned Parenthood Exposed:
The Brave New World of News
By David Outten
It was not 60 minutes, 20/20 or 48 Hours that exposed Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts of aborted babies. It wasn’t even Fox News. It was a private organization that went undercover posing as a biotech firm seeking “intact tissue.”
In the past, gatekeepers at the major news networks managed television news. They could make it look as if Richard Nixon was the first president to ever engage in a cover-up of criminal dirty politics. They could choose not to cover the trial of America’s butcher Kermit Gosnell. They could avoid covering pedophilia in Washington.
Now, the stories the major networks don’t want to cover are being cove...
Christianity Is Declining in America
The number of Americans identifying themselves as Christian has declined in recent years.
A 2014 survey by the Pew Research Center of more than 35,000 Americans found that “the percentage of adults (18 or older) who describe themselves as Christians has dropped by nearly eight percentage points in an equally massive Pew research survey in just seven years, from 78.4% in 2007 to 70.6% in 2014.
“Over the same period, the percent of Americans who are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular’ – has jumped more than six points, from 16.1% to 22.8%.
“And, the share of Americans who identify with Non-Christian faiths also has inc...
Miss Texas Celebrates Free Enterprise on Live Television
By Jonny Zachary, Contributing Writer
Amidst the controversy surrounding Donald Trump, the show went on…The 54th annual Miss USA pageant, to be specific. After weeks of hostility, the pageant was officially announced to air on the Reelz channel (which also airs the Movieguide® Awards) on Sunday, July 12th after NBC and Univision dropped out from airing the broadcast. There were a few mishaps as well as positive moments.
First, the show only brought in around 925,000 viewers—a steep drop from last year’s count, despite being available on the Reelz channel as well as online. Last year, Miss USA brought in an audience of roughly 5.6 million even while airing during the NBA ...
What All Media-Wise Families Know:
Go to Movieguide® for Your Family’s Entertainment Choices
By Dr. Diane Howard, Contributing Writer
If you’re concerned about Hollywood’s choices for your children and your family’s entertainment, it’s absolutely vital to consult with Movieguide® about those choices.
Recently, The Guardian shared a new twist on Disney’s upcoming Prince Charming movie. Due to the success of Kenneth Branagh’s live-action movie “Cinderella” earlier this year, Disney is now planning a comedy based on Prince Charming’s uncharming brother. Currently in theaters Disney’s “Tomorrowland” has beheadings of what look like humans, although they turn out to be human-like robots. Thus, not all Disney m...
"Burning Down the Shack" exposes the greatest deception to blindside the church in the last 200 years!
By James B. De Young, ThD
My wife and I recently enjoyed an evening together in our home viewing "Anne of Green Gables," produced on VHS in 1985. There is a scene in which Anne Shirley rehearses the Highway Man before a literary society. Anne's dramatic presentation earns an encore. As this scene drew to a close I turned to my wife and said: "This is what people did before there was TV and the movies."
We may smile at the simplicity of those days-around the turn of the 20st century.It seems that the older I get the more I am moved by a film like "Anne of Green Gables."Why is this? I think that it is because our life experiences have...
When People Forget God, Life Is Impoverished
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Many in the USA have forgotten God, not just the Supreme Court. Even so, these solipsistic progressives believe that life will continue as usual. Regrettably, they ignore history and the Truth to their own peril.
Jesus says in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
As Prof. Alvin Schmidt in his book HOW CHRISTIANITY CHANGED THE WORLD, and many other historians, point out, wherever Christianity flourished in history, the world became more abundant, prosperous, fertile, and blessed.
The same could be said for Judaism. Before 1948, Israel was a dry and hostile land...
Home and Heart:
Theme Picked for Movieguide®’s 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala
“Home and Heart” is the theme for next year’s 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, announced Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®.
The event will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at the Universal Hilton Hotel near the heart of Hollywood.
“There’s no place like home,” Dr. Baehr noted, quoting the famous line from MGM’s THE WIZARD OF OZ. “Great movies are great stories well told, with inspiring, morally uplifting messages, that appeal to the heart, the center of one’s ...