Month: December 2005

CWA Urges Support for Legally Mandated Cable Choice

CWA Urges Support for Legally Mandated Cable Choice By Bill Fancher and Jenni Parker December 8, 2005 (AgapePress) – The pro-family group Concerned Women for America has commended the Federal Communications Commission for standing up for family values by announcing the agency’s support for cable companies offering customers cable choice options instead of forcing them

Attorney Advises Christian Teachers Caught in Christmas Dilemma

Attorney Advises Christian Teachers Caught in Christmas Dilemma By Allie Martin December 8, 2005 (AgapePress) – Christian teachers in public schools that censor religious expression during Christmastime are being advised to respectfully educate their superiors on what can and cannot legally be done to celebrate Christmas on campus. Steve Crampton This time of year many

School Okays ‘Christmas Witch,’ Menorahs; Rewrites ‘Silent Night’

Secularized Lyrics ‘Mock’ Christian Christmas CarolsBy Jim BrownDecember 8, 2005 (AgapePress) – The “war against Christmas” rages on. A Wisconsin elementary school has changed the song “Silent Night” to “Cold in the Night,” and secularized the lyrics. Ridgeway Elementary School in Dodgeville may be taking a cue from the White House, which as been sending

Anti-Christian Hostility Driving ‘War on Christmas’

By Jim Brown December 7, 2005 (AgapePress) – A Christian attorney says recent acts of censorship indicate Christmas is under attack in public schools across the United States. One Ohio high school principal, for example, recently renamed the school’s Christmas tree and concert a “holiday tree” and a “holiday concert.” Similarly, a Missouri school superintendent

Religious Freedom for Christians in France Up in the Air, Says Observer

Religious Freedom for Christians in France Up in the Air, Says Observer By Chad Groening December 7, 2005 (AgapePress) – A Messianic Jewish leader believes the political winds in France could go either way when it comes to religious freedom for Christians. The Jewish evangelist thinks the tide has changed somewhat. Stephen Pacht spent 14

Pro-Family Pressure Prompts Retailers to Reconsider PC ‘Holiday’ Policies

AFA Founder Says Consumers Are Convincing Corporate Grinches to Give Back ‘Christmas’ By Allie Martin December 7, 2005 (AgapePress) – Target department stores appear to be backing off a ban on using “Merry Christmas” in their advertising campaigns. According to the New York Times, a Target spokesperson said the retail chain did not intend to

Study Links Teen Depression with Sexual Experimentation, Drug Use

By Jim Brown December 5, 2005 (AgapePress) – A prominent mental health counselor says depression may be the new sexually transmitted disease. He points to a new study that finds sexual experimentation and drug use often precede adolescent depression. Many mental health counselors assume students will medicate their depression with sex and drug use. However,

ADF Battles Georgia County’s ‘Christmas’ Ban in Schools

By Jim BrownDecember 5, 2005 (AgapePress) – A Christian attorney says he’s fighting the censorship of Christmas in a Georgia school district where teachers are prohibited from wearing clothing with any sort of religious connotation — and are under instruction not to have “Christmas” parties in the classroom, but to refer them as “winter” parties.

Christians Persecuted in the Holy Land

By Chris Mitchell – Two thousand years after the birth of Christ, Christians are leaving the Holy Land in record numbers. Now, a new report suggests persecution against Palestinian Christian believers is getting worse. Charred ruins are all that remain of 14 homes set a blaze in the West Bank village of Taybeh. An

Washington Times Op-ed—Complete Control Over What is Taught

by J. Michael Smith HSLDA President The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently issued a wake-up call to parents in the case of Fields v. Palmdale School District. Judge Stephen Reinhardt, writing for the court, ruled that though parents have a fundamental right to decide whether to send their child to