Monday, November 24, 2008
Parent's Television Council writes:
On the Thursday, November 20th episode of Fox's Kitchen Nightmares, during a conversation with another individual, one man said to another, "We have Mr. Gordon on our f****** side." This use of the f-word was not bleeped, and aired at approximately 8:15 p.m. ET – only 7:15 in the Central and Mountain time zones, the very heart of the Family Hour.
Fox has sued the Federal Communications Commission for enforcing broadcast decency laws, claiming that the f-word is just a "fleeting profanity." The network is claiming it has a "First Amendment right" to air whatever language it wants, whenever it wants, no matter how many children are in the audience. But even after a hearing before the Supreme Court, Fox is not changing its behavior.
In addition to the unbleeped f-word, there were literally dozens of other partially-bleeped f-words and other profanities present in the episode. This eliminates any notion that the show's profanity is "fleeting."
Click here to take action.
Posted by Traci at 8:36 PM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The contributors to Voice For The Children Blog have decided to create the Arizona Family Council. Here is our mission statement:
AZ Family Council promotes and empowers the traditional family as the fundamental unit of society through:
1. Educating and encouraging individuals and families to be a voice in the political process.
2. Shaping legislation locally, statewide, and nationally to support a community where traditional family rights are protected and families can thrive.
3. Uniting with allies to strengthen and magnify all efforts to protect children and families.
Visit our new website: www.azfamilycouncil.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can subscribe to our emails that we will send out periodically here. Please sign up and stay active. We need advocates for the traditional family and children here in Arizona.
Posted by Traci at 11:37 AM
Monday, November 17, 2008
We recently found out about the 2nd annual Family Online Safety Institute Conference and Exhibition. This event looks like it will be worth your time if you are in the area.
Safe at Any Speed: Rules, Tools & Public Policies to Keep Kids Safe Online
Thursday 11th December 2008
Venue: Knight Conference Center at the Newseum,
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (6th Street Entrance), Washington, DC
For more information and to register, click here.
You'll love their new website www.fosi.org.
Posted by Traci at 11:04 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
"These days, it's tough to find companies that share your values. But this holiday season, FRC is catching some retailers in the act of doing good. At Sears, they're giving back to the community by supporting our troops. By law, employers are required to hold jobs open for any military personnel who are called up for duty. Sears is doing our soldiers one better. To protect their workers from taking a pay cut and losing their benefits when they leave for the front lines, Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits-including medical insurance and bonus programs. A Sears Customer Service rep said, "[We] regard service to our country as one of the greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear." We salute Sears and other corporations who make their own sacrifices on behalf of America's bravest." (FRC email blast)
You can bet, I'll be doing some Christmas shopping at Sears to show my appreciation this year.
To read more click here.
Posted by Traci at 7:43 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We have got to do all we can to prevent our children from being exploited.This story affirms why:
Girls as young as 12 are being exploited for sex in Portland, Ore., according to an NBC investigation.
Teri Williams used to be one of them. “You're a prisoner," she told NBC's Portland affiliate KGW. "No one is going to let you go. You are the pimp’s meal ticket.”
Authorities say there are hundreds of girls still stuck on the streets of Portland. Human-trafficking investigators and government researchers estimate the average pimp in the U.S. can make more than $200,000 a year off one young girl.
Read the entire story here.
Posted by Traci at 7:53 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
After a long and arduous campaign, the supporters of Prop 102 were victorious. The citizens of Arizona cast their ballot in favor of marriage between one man and one woman. Prop 102 passed 56% to 44%. And just as remarkable was the passage of the marriage amendments in both California and Florida.
We appreciate the overwhelming amount of volunteers and the sacrifice of your time.
Posted by Traci at 1:55 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
There are several important issues to consider in this election. Some of the most important, however, are moral issues. If you don't know who to vote for, but know that voting for Life is important, watch this clip. It leaves no questions as to where each candidate stands on this one very important issue. Remember, the next president will probably appoint two Supreme Court Justices, who cannot be removed except for death. Choose Life.