The U.S. Supreme Court announced April 28 that it voted 5-4 to support the FCC's new rules banning unplanned "fleeting expletives" on network television, such as the use of the "f" word by U2 singer Bono on the 2003 Golden Globes show.
More and more viewers have complained in recent years about such unplanned obscenity and pornography, including Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl.
The FCC under President George W. Bush took a strict attitude toward such violations of the laws governing the public airwaves, but that policy may change with President Barack Obama's liberal nomination of Julius Genachowski as the new FCC chairman.
Be that as it may, the liberal members of the Supreme Court obviously don't mind the prove...
** Fascinating and Profound Insights **
Quality: * * * * Acceptability: +4
RATING: Not Rated
RELEASE: May/June 2009
TIME: 52 minutes
CONTENT: (CCC, Ev) Ultimately very Christian worldview that exposes and explores the true story of Darwin and presents his humanist, anti-Christian views with dignity and respect, but in the process reveals the flaws, confusion and falsehoods of his theories; and, nothing objectionable.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: All ages
REVIEWER: Dr. Ted Baehr
Mention the name Charles Darwin and people will get very upset or very enthusiastic. THE VOYAGE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD is an extremely...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
The tragic church shooting and death of Reverend Fred Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church, Maryville Illinois, has once again raised one of the most under-reported issues within the media today: violence directed at Christians and churches.
While the recent church shooting in Illinois this March did receive some coverage, the full extent of church violence has not been adequately discussed. If this kind of event had happened at a Mosque or Synagogue there would have been non-stop media coverage and a cry for "hate crime" prosecution. Because it only happened to a Christian there is little outcry.
The Christian Anti-Defamation Commission has compiled a partial list of recent church shootings:
February 18, ...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
For the first time in recorded history, our government is trying to change a fundamental social institution and tradition - marriage. Thus, in recent months, courts in Massachusetts, California and Iowa, and now the legislature of Vermont, have decided to allow same-sex marriage.
Forget for a moment the fact that no other society in human history has ever defined marriage in this way and the fact that the United States Constitution does not give such power to the judiciary or our elected representatives, what does Jesus say about marriage?
In Matthew 19:4-6, Jesus says that marriage is for a man and a woman.
"Haven't you read," he says, referring to the Book of Genesis, "that at t...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and David Outten, Production Editor
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that she stands by an intelligence report warning about the danger of "rightwing extremists" motivating people to violence.
Where is the Homeland Security Report on the threat posed by some filmmakers? Again and again, news reports have shown that mass murderers were inspired by violent movies.
To single out so-called "rightwing extremists" while ignoring the impact of the mass media of entertainment smacks of using Homeland Security to monitor the activity of anyone opposing the current administration and its policies.
The report says, "Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration a...
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, with Dr. Tom Snyder, Editor
Reading Dan Brown's ANGELS AND DEMONS in preparation for the May release of the movie by the same name is an excruciating task. Not just because page after page wrongfully attacks the church, but more so because he gets his history and his facts wrong, yet pretends to be intellectually astute.
G.K. Chesterton once said that, if a man doesn't reason from first principles, he will go mad. Dan Brown's ANGELS & DEMONS lacks a principled approach to history, science and religion, and therefore spreads lies and half-truths that have been circulating in the occult world for the last hundred years.
Forty years ago, people knew that these were lies. They understood that the Middle East ...
In the wake of the vicious homosexual attacks on Miss California Carrie Prejean's personal opposition to same-sex marriage at the recent Miss USA Pageant, a group of Hollywood celebrities have made a video mocking traditional marriage and its supporters.
Stars such as Allicia Silverstone, Lance Bass, George Takei, and Sophia Bush released the mocking video in the FunnyorDie website.
Of course, Jesus Christ Himself confirms that God defines marriage as a sacred institution for one man and one woman in Matthew 19:3-12. Other passages in the Hebrew Scriptures, including the Five Books of Moses, and the New Testament condemn homosexuality as abhorrent.
Please help MOVIEGUIDE® redeem the values of the mass media according to biblical princip...
A recent survey reveals the power of the mass media, noting that 30% of "tween" girls age 9-15 are "sexting" - sending, receiving and/or posting sexual messages and photos (including nude photos) on the Internet and/or via cell phone messages and emails!
Some of the findings:
· 30% of girls age 9-15 have sent, received and/or posted sexy messages and/or photos.
· Of the 30%, 82.2% said they wanted to get attention, 66.3% said they wanted to be "cool," 59.4% said they wanted to be like the popular girls, and 54.8% said they wanted to find a boyfriend.
· 67% of girls age 9-15 have posted some type photo or video of themselves.
· 47.2% of girls age 9-15 have thought about sending sexy messages/...
Social networks on the Internet such as Twitter can blunt one's morality, scientists from the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California say.
According to the Daily Mail in London's report on the new study, "Rapid-fire news updates and instant social interaction are too fast for the ‘moral compass' of the brain to process. The danger is that heavy Twitter and Facebook users could become ‘indifferent to human suffering' because they never get time to reflect and fully experience emotions about other people's feelings."
Adds the news story, "The impact could be most damaging for youngsters whose brains are still developing."
The study also posits that feelings like admiration and compassion as well as the s...
Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican Bishop of Rochester in the United Kingdom, recently urged British churches to stand by traditional biblical values, despite attacks on those values by the government and other sources.
"Britain is suffering because we have been too willing to forget what made us who we are," the Bishop noted.
He added that Christians in the United Kingdom must support the right to life as well as traditional marriage and the family. He also said that Christians should celebrate the virtues of their Christian heritage, including the Magna Carta, the end of slavery and the easing of labor conditions for men, women and children.
- Source: ASSIST News Service, 04/10/09.