Behind the Scenes of THIS IS IT
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
The filmmakers behind the scenes of the documentary THIS IS IT held a press conference to chat about the movie and about their favorite topic, Michael Jackson.
While Jackson is remembered for things ranging from his influence on popular culture to the allegations of sexual abuse with minors, the filmmakers often spoke of his role as a father.
The movie THIS IS IT only exists, in fact, because of Jackson's commitment to his children. Jackson was rehearsing for a mammoth stage show and hired a film crew to follow the progress of the show and his rehearsals purely to have footage for Jackson to show his children, according to director Kenny Ortega.
With Jackson's untimely ...
By Mark Tapson
This past January, London's Daily Star tabloid announced urgently that an upcoming episode - "the most controversial episode ever"! - of The Simpsons on the Sky1 network "pokes fun at Islam" and "is certain to enrage Muslim fanatics." As anyone who morbidly follows this sort of thing (as I do) knows, enraging Muslim fanatics is hardly an accomplishment of Halley's Comet-like rarity. It doesn't take much: books, cartoons, teddy bears named Mohammad, posters of puppies, piggy banks, a Burger King ice cream swirl and the Nike logo (both of which apparently too closely resembled the Arabic script for "Allah"), are just a few of the recent Western offenses that have sparked their frothing outrage worldwide.
by Gary Nosacek
The recent announcement that Disney would be buying Marvel was not exactly greeted with victory shouts of, " I'm going to Disneyworld!" Fans of both companies have strong misgivings about the matchup, and since I spent 20 years hosting the children's radio show, SECRET CLUBHOUSE, they have had no problem seeking me out to let me know what they think about it.
Disney Dads and Mouse Moms are worried about what might be moving into The Magic Kingdom. They point out, rightly so, that many of the Marvel titles are much darker, and contain more adult content, than they did when they were children. They worry that other parents who fondly remember the Spiderman and Hulk of their childhoods, will unknowingly expose their children ...
By Tom Snyder, Editor
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is a distinctive movie about a 9-year-old boy named Max who gets into trouble with his mother, runs away from home, and finds a strange island inhabited by large untamed creatures who act as wild as he feels. It's an allegorical tale for older children, teenagers, and adults about love, family, and friendship overcoming anger, bitterness, and rebellion.
The voice actors playing the Wild Things had no idea, however, how Director Spike Jonze wanted them to develop their characters.
"We started off at his [Spike's] house, and we went up into the mountains," said actor Forest Whitaker, who gave voice to the Wild Thing called Ira.
"That's where we started a dodgeball fight up in the hills. Then...
The Barna Group reported Sept. 14 that, at the same time that the number of female senior pastors in mainline Protestant churches has been increasing, the median number of adults during an average weekend going to Protestant church services has dropped.
A large percent of female pastors, 58%, are affiliated with a mainline Protestant denomination, such as American Baptist, Episcopalian, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and the Presbyterian Church USA, according to Barna.
Of course, some of these mainline denominations are also starting to promote same-sex marriage and have even hired active homosexual bishops and pastors who refuse to turn away from their sin.
A Sept. 14, 2009 article in Frontpage Magazine shows that President Obama and his wife, Michelle, and Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's top advisors, are linked to another Communist radical from the 1960s, Marilyn Katz, president and Founder of MK Communications (see article at http://frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36289).
According to the article, Katz provided "security" for the radical Neo-Marxist group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at the 1968 Democratic Convention and has been associated with Marxist groups and the Democratic Party for decades.
She helped found the Marxist group the New American Movement (NAM), which included Communist Party USA members. A 1973 NAM pamphlet declared support for Communists in Russia, ...
Christian actress Patricia Mauceri of the daytime soap opera ONE LIFE TO LIVE told Fox News recently that ABC, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company, fired her for her religious beliefs because she objected to out-of-character "gay-friendly" dialogue in the script.
"This goes against everything I am," said Mauceri, who was on the show for 14 years.
An ABC spokesman called such claims "frivolous."
- Source: www.popeater.com, 09/08/09.
Homosexual activists complain that their opponents use fear tactics against them to scare parents, but the Maine Human Rights Commission recently forced the Asa C. Adams Elementary School in Orono to let a 12-year-old boy use the girls restroom.
The boy apparently "thinks" he's a girl.
Stupid, inane and loony decisions like this are the kind of thing that radical activists support and that their evil ideology intentionally creates. Sadly, too many leaders in America's two political parties kowtow to these radicals.
Normal American citizens need to stand up against this kind of perversion that is corrupting America's culture morally, spiritually and psychologically.
- Sources: The Record, Maine, 08/31/09.
By Peter Hammond
Editor's Note: Dr. Peter Hammond has been a pioneer missionary to Muslims in Sudan. He is the author of SLAVERY, TERRORISM AND ISLAM - THE HISTORICAL ROOTS AND CONTEMPORARY THREAT. Tel.: 021-689-4480; [email protected]; www.frontline.org.za. This article is reprinted by permission. Pictured above is a scene of Christian Crusaders taking Beirut from the Muslims.
At the same time that our mission station was being bombed by the National Islamic Front government in Sudan, fellow missionaries were organizing "Reconciliation Walks" to the Middle East to apologize for "The Crusades." As our church services and schools were under aerial and artillery bombardment by Jihadists, this seemed rather bizarre.
Some claim that ...
By George Grant & Gregory Wilbur
"Curse the day," the fleet messengers announced. "Constantinople has fallen to the Turks. Byzantium is no more." The shattering news was announced in Genoa at wharf side early in the afternoon on July 8 in 1453. The great city had gone down fighting, with Emperor Constantine bravely positioned at the head of his troops. But the fierce Muslim tide was too much. All Christian resistance was quickly thwarted. The conquest was complete by midmorning. The massacre that followed was utterly horrifying - Byzantine citizens were cut down like grass in a meadow, holy relics were tossed into the sea, diplomatic consuls from the West were tortured and executed, women were raped, children were enslaved, and the...