The movie THE STONING OF SORAYA M., a true account of a young women in a remote Iranian village falsely executed for adultery, is reportedly stiffening the resolve of protestors, especially women, against the evil Islamic regime in Iran.
Writer Mark Tapson of Big Hollywood reports that the movie is being shown secretly in Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, and other cities in Iran.
If true, this is another example of how the mass media can affect our culture.
- Sources: Mark Tapson, Big Hollywood, 01/14/10.
Contrary to a United Nations report from its global warming committee, the glaciers on the Himalayan Mountains will not melt totally by 2035, if ever.
The scientists behind a report two years ago from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would be completely melted by 2035 have admitted the report was not true and not supported by any formal research.
The current rate of average glacier melting is less than one meter per year, according to Science Daily in 2009. Since the average glacier is 300 meters thick, according to Professor Julian Dowdeswell, director of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University, it would take 300 years of constant global warming to melt them. Assuming, of course,...
The worldwide socialist group, Socialist International, which boasts as members and affiliates 170 political parties and organizations, including Britain's ruling Labour Party and South Africa's ruling ANC party, has the biggest clout at most United Nations global conferences.
So says reporter William F. Jasper of New American.
Jasper notes that the SI played a major role at the UN's global warming meeting in Copenhagen, which gave Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez a rousing welcome during one of his anti-capitalist, anti-American rants.
Though Copenhagen was a failure, SI is set to play a major role in the UN's Summer 2010 follow-up to Copenhagen in Mexico City. In fact, in 1992, the UN and SI established a joint commission in support...
The Barna Group reported recently that the decline in the number of mainline Protestant churches and members of mainline churches may be due, in large measure, to a lack of faith.
Only 49% of mainline adults describe themselves as "absolutely committed to Christianity." And, 72% say they are more likely to develop their own religious beliefs than to adopt those taught by their denomination or church.
Encourage everyone you meet to establish a committed, personal, biblical relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. A diligent study of the Holy Bible is a vital part of an accurate, profound theology as well as a rewarding life celebrating the true, the good, and the beautiful.
- Sources: The Barna Group, 12/07/09.
A study by the Nielsen Company of magazine readership indicates that Americans in urban, liberal areas may be more greedy, lustful, prideful, and gluttonous than their more rural, conservative counterparts.
Thus, urban, liberal Americans tend to read more personal finance magazines, food magazines, porn magazines, and fashion/lifestyle magazines.
- Sources: The Nielsen Company, November 2009.
A federal study recently reported that half of America's children age 17 and younger have been assaulted in the past year, with more than 10% actually having been injured during the attack.
The study also found that more than 60% of America's children had either direct or indirect exposure to actual violence.
Publishing the report, which received support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This case study clearly shows the actual dangers of the continued depiction of graphic violence in the mass media of entertainment. Thousands of scientific studies have confirmed the causal link between media depictions of violence and real acts...
Movies Will Vie for Best Family Movie at Faith & Values Awards Gala
Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment announced its picks for the Best 2009 Movies for Families, to be presented at its 18th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry Feb. 23 in Beverly Hills.
The 10 family movies will vie for the "Crystal Teddy Bear Award" for Best Family Movie of 2009.
"Families from around the world are the primary motivating audience that the movie industry should have its sights set on each year," said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®.
"A number of tremendous filmmakers from 2009 clearly understood the importance of reaching the family audience by creating inspiring ...
By J. Matt Barber
"If you don't like it just turn off the TV!" goes the liberal mantra as all form of sexual perversion, obscenity and violence slinks unannounced into our living rooms. But when the message is perceived to undercut some carefully crafted left-wing narrative? Well, then not so much.
Fire-breathing feminists, liberal-media automatons and other "progressive" pro-aborts are anything if not predictable. They've once again concocted controversy where - to the emotionally stable among us - there is none.
The latest target of their cultish ire is Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and all-around-great-guy, Tim Tebow. A crusty glut of anti-birth femi-ninnies (so cute when they're mad), representing an ever-dwindling n...
By David Outten
I've received some challenging replies to articles I've written in regard to the message of AVATAR. Several indicate that I need to "get a life" that AVATAR is "just a movie." Others take a more thoughtful approach. David Boaz, in a Los Angeles Times op-ed sought to encourage conservative critics of AVATAR to see the movie as a conservative call for property rights.
Boaz makes the comment, "At least for human beings, private property rights are a much better way to secure property and prosperity. Nevertheless, it’s pretty clear that the land belongs to the Na’vi, not the Sky People."
Let's not get confused. Cameron created Pandora with a communal sense of property. With a few exceptions he created the human invaders ...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
The movie TO SAVE A LIFE is the story is of a teenager who commits suicide, which sends his friends into turmoil.
In only one week of release, the movie is the top viewer-rated picture on Fandango and advance tickets are selling out. MOVIEGUIDE® Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr gives it a rave review on movieguide.org. But, more than the success in the theater, is the impact that the movie is having on teenagers who see the movie.
"Teens see this film, then they walk out and throw their razor blades away and say, ‘I'm never gonna cut again,'" the movie's writer, Jim Britts said to WordNetDaily, referring to the practice among teenagers of "cutting," slashing themselves with razor in order to externalize internal...