Not only do most Americans, an estimated 96%, celebrate Christmas, but, according to a November Rasmussen poll, 72% favor saying "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays," with only 22% favoring the generic greeting.
Also, a Rasmussen survey released Dec. 10 showed that 76% of American adults said it's okay to display religious symbols, like Nativity scenes, in public settings, compared to only 11%.
The December poll also showed 83% believe public schools should celebrate religious holidays.
Schools should celebrate religious holidays
Favor saying "Merry Christmas"
Favor saying "Happy Holidays"
Religious symbols in public are okay
By Dr. Tom Snyder and Dr. Ted Baehr
Source: MOVIEGUIDE®, www.movieguide.org
As we all know, or should know, Jesus is the Reason for the Season.
This Christmas, however, we can have total faith in the Bible's record of the Nativity Story, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Christianity is true as well as historical, factual and intellectually sound, not to mention emotionally, spiritually and philosophically profound and powerful.
Top scholars, historians and experts have repeatedly confirmed that the Bible is the most historically and intellectually reliable ancient text in the whole world, including the Bible's account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles and disciples who wrote the New Testament documents. Consid...
The UN's recent "climate change" summit in Copenhagen, Denmark turned into an anti-capitalist, communist rally when the international delegates gave Communist dictator Hugo Chavez of Venezuela a thunderous standing ovation there on Dec. 16.
Meanwhile, President Obama's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, promised $100 billion a year in taxpayer money by 2020 for left-wing dictators in the "developing" world like Chavez, allegedly so they can upgrade their technology to cut CO2 emissions that, allegedly, cause "global warming"!
Clinton's strange promise came in the wake of reports, which now have been confirmed, that dozens of scientists affiliated with the UN's climate change panel have been distorting their "climate change" data and rep...
Dozens of high-level scientists in Great Britain and the United States affiliated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change run by the United Nations, the main global agency promoting major economic changes to combat alleged global warming, have been caught trying to distort the climate change "science" in thousands of emails and official documents.
The charges against the scientists include attempts to shut out research gathered by scientists skeptical of global warming.
Russian scientists recently confirmed that some of the "climate change" scientists mishandled Russian temperature data, leading to a discrepancy in Russian temperatures since 1860 of nearly 1.0C!!!
"It has become increasingly difficult for anyone who does not v...
Once again, the Golden Globes, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (a group with only about 80 members), pretty much ignored family movies and movies with strong Christian themes in its recent nominations on Dec. 15.
Family movies were mostly nominated only in the animation category. THE BLIND SIDE, one of the most critically acclaimed movies with strong Christian content, only received nominations for Best Actress in a Drama (Sandra Bullock).
Only the 18th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala on Feb. 23, 2010 will honor the best, most inspiring, and most family-friendly movies of the year.
- Sources: The Wrap, 12/15/09.
By Jeff Holder
Much to Hollywood's surprise, THE BLIND SIDE did an end run around THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, which had dominated the box office for two weeks. The faith-filled sports movie brought in $20.4 million in the third weekend of their box office run compared to NEW MOON's $15.7 million.
"We predicted this success for THE BLIND SIDE," says Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®. "When you take a great story that has terrific faith content and combine it with excellent filmmaking, you have a hit on your hands."
Today's box office pundits always look to the opening weekend to be the "do or die" scenario for a movie. Conventional wisdom says that a slow opening weekend spells disaster. But, movies sometimes grow by w...
By Jeff Holder
He's an award winning music composer and producer who has sold millions and millions of albums and worked with dozens of major singing stars like Frank Sinatra, Air Supply, The Righteous Brothers, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Pointer Sisters, The Osmonds, Debbie Boone, Roger Williams, and The Monkees.
He's also a soundtrack composer and music supervisor with more than 100 movies to his credit, including DIRTY DANCING, where he served as music supervisor and produced the soundtrack.
Who is he?
Michael Lloyd is one of the most prolific and creative individuals working today in Hollywood. Movieguide® had a chance to catch up with Michael, and he shared a few things about his life and work.
Michael's current project is ...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Ecological disaster has long been a hallmark motif in many science fiction stories and movies, from "The Day of the Triffids," where alien plants take over earth to "Them," the classic science fiction movie about ants transformed into giant arthropods by the atomic bomb.
In the Hugo-winning science fiction novel "The Sheep Look Up" by John Brunner, (perhaps the ultimate environmental disaster novel), the final solution to stopping the environment from being destroyed by man is to kill off the most "wasteful" nation on earth, the American people!!!
James Cameron's new sci-fi extravaganza, "Avatar," set to open Friday, says virtually the same thing, but on a bigger scale. The major pr...
The latest assault on Christmas isn’t “Happy Holidays” at your local retailer. Instead, in Boston, a sexualized version of “The Nutcracker” has arrived entitled “The Slutcracker” and has been met by raves on the part of the local media.
This particular version of the classical ballet contains “transsexuality,” pornographic themes, and sadomasochism. The mainstream media of Boston calls it, “provocative” and “spectacular” and they do say it’s for adults. But, it’s the alternative media that spells out the details such as dancing around a large phallus instead of a Christmas tree, and transsexual strippers instead of sugar plum fairies and mouse soldiers.
To quote one alternative media source, “Young dreame...
The Parents Television Council has discovered that depicted violence against women on television has increased 120 percent over the last five years. And, portrayal of violence against teenage girls has increased by an alarming 400 percent.
To make matters worse, this study by the PTC only surveyed CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, without taking a look at cable networks. Not surprisingly, NBC heads the list of offenders with a 192 percent increase, followed by CBS at 119 percent, Fox at 105 percent, and ABC with a “mere” 39 percent.
The increase of violence against teenage girls is even worse.
Violence against teenage girls increased by a shocking 700 percent on Fox, 600 percent on CBS, and 300 percent on NBC.
The report can be read at ww...