May 21, 2024

Thursday Data Dump

Narrow focus draws ‘PG’ rating for Baptist-backed film

A film created with the intent to share the Gospel of Christ entitled “Facing the Giants” may have too Christian of a focus to get a G rating, so the MPAA stamped a PG rating on it suggesting that parents might want to guide their children on whether to see it. This would not have happened multiple years ago, but is this political correctness run amok?

Evan Bayh: Abolish Electoral College

This kind of talk usually follows someone losing a presidential race. This is a tad bit early for that! This totally hurts small state influence and would take a Constitutional Amendment to change. The electoral college is in there just like the senate– to give at least some votes to smaller states so they can make a difference. If it were gone, I doubt you’d see much campaigning in what are now the battleground states!

The survey says what?

A survey went out to the students in a Milwakee high school asking, “If you have never slept with someone of your same gender, then how do you know you wouldn’t prefer it?” As you can imagine, parents were outraged and the school system vowed that that particular survey wouldn’t go out again. I mean, how repulsive is that question!? The survey goes on to place heterosexuality
in an alternate light asking questions like “when did you first realize you were a heterosexual” and things that continue to erode the abnormality of homosexuality.

Screedblog intercepts letter from Iran President to President Bush

This comedy piece is definitely worth a read. It pokes fun at the Iranian president by writing what he could have written from the point of view he would have if he only watched American television.

Doctors puzzled over bizarre infection surfacing in South Texas

This is a strange one. Patients who have contracted this illness have sweat that’s black and tarry. The can get lesions that never heal. Some of these lesions can have fibers grow out of them in different colors. The disease is named Morgellon’s disease and there is actually research out there suggesting that I’m not making this up. Take a read, and do some research– this could be the leopersy of our time!

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Data Dump

  1. I have to say that I have lost all faith in the film censors. We do not watch films rated 18, but we do watch 15s (not sure if your ratings are the same or not, but I’m sure you’ll work it out). Unfortunately we borrowed “The Beach”, rated 15 and that was exactly the type of film we want to avoid by not borrowing 18s.

    I find it disturbing that the censors seem to be getting laxer and laxer (no doubt under strong pressure from the film makers, who haved a vested interest in getting people watching this stuff).

    But if Christian films are moving *up* the scale, maybe they think that is balance !!! 🙁

  2. I don’t know if they are getting laxer because of filmmakers or whether it’s simply because as the culture gets used to a certain level of filth such that it no longer has a problem with seeing it at a certain level– so now the goal posts can move to the next level that we’re shocked by. It’s the old frog and the pot thing.

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