Petition calls on TLC to drop their hit reality show, ‘19 Kids and Counting’
Here we go again.
Last December it was Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, who was suspended from his hit A+E show—under pressure from those determined to stifle his freedom to express his deeply held, Bible-based views. Christians and fair-minded Americans nationwide rallied to his defense and A+E reinstated Robertson to the show after a nine-day media firestorm.Read more
This just in from The New York Times and Variety: The Robertsons are working with producers, writers and composers to bring to the stage the food, faith and family values that form the foundation of the success of their hit A+E show, Duck Dynasty.
Scheduled to open in February, 2015, at the Rio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, “The Duck Commander Family Musical” will feature actors playing the roles of various Robertson family members in a 90-minute show based on the 2012 book by Willie and Korie Robertson, The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty.Read more
‘Duck Dynasty’ Star on Life Support for 4 days
On October 26th, we reported that “Duck Dynasty” star Jep Robertson suffered a seizure while hunting and had been hospitalized for the better part of a week.Read more
101 Arguments for Defending Natural Marriage
Many biblically orthodox Christians feel that America is drifting hopelessly from God and that the Christian worldview has lost the battle for the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens in the marketplace of goods, services and ideas.
Perhaps nothing more clearly crystallizes this for many than the breathtaking deconstruction of the institution of marriage in the span of just a few short years at the hands of gay activists and their allies. For many Faith Driven Consumers, this sea change in acceptance of same-sex marriage—and its imposition upon the culture largely by judicial fiat—is concerning and perhaps even bewildering.Read more
Déjà vu—it feels like we’ve been here before. As in, with NOAH. Last spring.
According to The Hollywood Reporter and other generally available information, early indications point to director Ridley Scott’s upcoming epic EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS being another NOAH, a film based on a well-known Bible story that strayed far from the biblical narrative.
In a recent piece on EXODUS in which Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone is widely quoted, comments from Scott and Christian Bale, who portrays Moses, are cited that cast serious doubt on the hope that the Old Testament story of Israel’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt will appeal to Faith Driven Consumers any more than Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH did. Here, Bale said of Moses, "I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life."Read more
Faith Driven Consumer launches #HoustonWeHaveAProblem Campaign at www.HoustonProblem.com
Houston, we have a problem.
In a move that should send shivers down the spine of every freedom-loving American on both sides of the political aisle, the City of Houston has issued subpoenas to a group of pastors demanding that they turn over their sermons, speeches and email communications with congregants referencing homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s openly lesbian mayor.
Why this bullying by government officials into the affairs of the pastors and their churches?Read more
2014’s “Year of the Bible Movie” is approaching its final phase with the upcoming December 12th release of Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated film Exodus: Gods and Kings. So what does this big blockbuster of a movie need to do to convince you to buy a ticket?
In conjunction with our partner research firm American Insights, we just released the first wave of results from an extensive new national survey on Faith Driven Consumers and what they want in entertainment which reveals the answer.Read more
Christian Cake Business Faces Lawsuit and Persecution for Defending Natural Marriage
Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Oregon cake baking company Sweet Cakes, are facing a $150,000 lawsuit for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in February 2013. In January 2014, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries argued that the Kleins had unlawfully discriminated against the same-sex couple.
Before the controversy, business was booming for the Kleins, but they have shut the doors to their place of business after both they and their vendors faced unmanageable harassment. They now take small cake orders from home, but Melissa says her successful business has largely been destroyed.Read more
Tennessee Cheerleaders Overwhelm Secular Silencing of Prayer
Since 1930, Tennessee’s Oneida High School began every home football game with a school-led prayer. This season, the 80-year-old tradition came to a disheartening end when school administrators bowed to escalating pressure from secularist groups and replaced the traditional prayer with a moment of silence.
While this new moment of silence avoided potential legal issues, it utterly failed to replace the sacred prayer tradition that was special to students, parents and the local community at Oneida High School. In fact, the head football coach of Oneida High School described the shift from a public prayer to a moment of silence as sickening.Read more
Discrimination against Faith-Driven Views Alive and Well in U.S. Schools
Three cases in the past week highlight the increased attack upon faith-driven viewpoints in American public education.
At the university level, Arkansas State University football players commemorating the recent deaths of two Christian teammates by wearing cross-shaped helmet decals were ordered by the school’s legal counsel to either remove the crosses or modify them into non-religious, mathematical “plus” (+) symbols. This, despite the fact that ASU’s athletic director fully supported the rights of these students to express a faith-driven viewpoint as they grieved the loss of their teammates.Read more