Family http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19185/all en Breaking: Gay Liberal Doesn’t Like NFL http://www.mrc.org/articles/breaking-gay-liberal-doesnt-nfl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HuffPo’s Signorile: sport ‘based on misogyny and homophobia.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On his blog, Huffington Post Gay Voices, Op-Ed writer Michelangelo Signorile made the outrageous claim that: “Professional football, perhaps more than any other male team sport, is based on misogyny and homophobia, built on it from the ground up.”&nbsp; </p><p>Hmmm. It’s a sport women are physically unequipped to play at high levels – that must be the misogyny. And it so far hasn’t allowed itself to be bullied into pretending that two percent of the population that tends to self-select away from the game really matters to it: Homophobia.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/breaking-gay-liberal-doesnt-nfl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics HuffPo Michaelangelo Signorile nfl Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:13:41 +0000 mike.ciandella 47168 at http://www.mrc.org Media Applaud: Satanic Group to Distribute Children’s Book http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-applaud-satanic-group-distribute-childrens-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Salon columnist calls move ‘hilarious.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">Looks like the media need their own distribution – of dictionaries.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-applaud-satanic-group-distribute-childrens-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Family Politics Satanists school Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 47157 at http://www.mrc.org From Promise Rings to Sex Scenes: Nick Jonas Grows Up http://www.mrc.org/articles/promise-rings-sex-scenes-nick-jonas-grows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another Disney star one bites the dusts. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129368" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>To say that Nick Jonas lives by a double standard is an understatement. His views on faith, family, sex and homosexuality are so convoluted it makes one’s head spin trying to comprehend them. One need only consider his latest project, a DirecTV show called “Kingdom,” to see just how far Nick has fallen from his time on Disney’s “Jonas,” show as a respectable role model for younger kids in regards to faith, purity and strong family ties. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/promise-rings-sex-scenes-nick-jonas-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family disney Kingdom nick jonas Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:36 +0000 mike.ciandella 47156 at http://www.mrc.org Democrat Gillibrand Drops F-Bomb on HuffPost Live http://www.mrc.org/articles/democrat-gillibrand-drops-f-bomb-huffpost-live <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Complains about sexist comments from unnamed colleagues. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tianna-dimartino">Tianna DiMartino</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/129336" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/democrat-gillibrand-drops-f-bomb-huffpost-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Politics huffington post live Kirsten Gillibrand Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 47144 at http://www.mrc.org Obsession: Media Include Gay Marriage ‘Controversy’ in Chick-fil-A Founder Obits http://www.mrc.org/articles/obsession-media-include-gay-marriage-controversy-chick-fil-founder-obits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media note marriage remarks in Cathy’s obituaries. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">A man starts a multi-billion dollar business that employs tens of thousands, gives millions to charity and touches innumerable lives in his near century of life. So why would every obituary of him mention something he didn’t say about a topic completely unrelated to the man’s life and legacy?</p> <p class="NoSpacing">Because of the media obsession with that most fashionable of victim groups – gays. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/obsession-media-include-gay-marriage-controversy-chick-fil-founder-obits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith Family Politics Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy gay agenda S. Truett Cathy Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:13:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 47087 at http://www.mrc.org Lib Fems: Abortion ‘A Perfect Topic’ for Sit-Coms http://www.mrc.org/articles/lib-fems-abortion-perfect-topic-sit-coms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When feminists attack: Mindy Kaling calls discussing abortion ‘in half-hour sitcom’ ‘demeaning.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">Poor Mindy Kaling. Nobody told her that terminating a life just isn’t that big a deal, so the actress is demurring from using abortion as a plot device in her new Fox sit-com.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lib-fems-abortion-perfect-topic-sit-coms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Life Politics Abortion Amanda Marcotte Think Progress Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:27:07 +0000 mike.ciandella 47068 at http://www.mrc.org Five Policy Positions to Drive Him Wild! Cosmo Will Endorse Candidates http://www.mrc.org/articles/five-policy-positions-drive-him-wild-cosmo-will-endorse-candidates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abortion a ‘Deal Breaker.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">And you thought the left had exhausted all the ways to reach low-information voters in 2012.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/five-policy-positions-drive-him-wild-cosmo-will-endorse-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Life Politics 2014 Election Abortion Cosmopolitan Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:03:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 47056 at http://www.mrc.org Crass Comic Sarah Silverman Shows Off Pot She Brought to Emmys http://www.mrc.org/articles/crass-comic-sarah-silverman-shows-pot-she-brought-emmys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Please, pay attention to me! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Last night’s Emmys was pretty tame, but one liberal comedian tried to make it more entertaining. On the red carpet beforehand, Sarah Silverman pulled out a pen and showed it to E!’s Giuliana Rancic bragging, “<a href="https://vine.co/v/MlqVmzgdUqt">This is my pot, liquid pot.</a>”</p> <p class="normal">In their Emmys roundup August 26, ABC’s Good Morning America managed to ask Silverman about being barefoot while accepting her Emmy award, but didn’t mention or ask her about her red carpet confession.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/crass-comic-sarah-silverman-shows-pot-she-brought-emmys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Emmys marijauna Sarah Silverman Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:19:01 +0000 mike.ciandella 47003 at http://www.mrc.org Nicki Minaj, MTV and Pornified Pop http://www.mrc.org/articles/nicki-minaj-mtv-and-pornified-pop <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Madonna to stripper hip, pop goes porn. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Editor's note: This article contains offensive language and content. </em></p> <p>The 2014 MTV Music Awards air Sunday night, and Nicki Minaj’s new video “<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZX4ooRsWs">Anaconda</a>” is finally out. It’s a good week for porn, er, pop.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nicki-minaj-mtv-and-pornified-pop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family Media Beyonce madonna Nicki Minaj pornography Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:26:06 +0000 mike.ciandella 46972 at http://www.mrc.org Heresy! Michelle Duggar Doesn’t Think Men Belong in Women’s Rest Rooms http://www.mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duggar’s statement on transgenders called “total bullsh*t,” “fear-mongering” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Michelle Duggar, of the popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” is under heat again from the media for publicly sharing her conservative religious views. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics Michelle Duggar transgender Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:18:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 46959 at http://www.mrc.org Slate Writer Asks: ‘Is Kink a Sexual Orientation?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/slate-writer-asks-kink-sexual-orientation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The LGBT alphabet soup may just get thicker. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">It’s been nearly a whole month since anyone strung a new letter on the LGBTQIA freight train. How about “K?”&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/slate-writer-asks-kink-sexual-orientation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics 50 Shades of Grey gay agenda Kink LGBT Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:33:33 +0000 mike.ciandella 46947 at http://www.mrc.org On 2-Yr Anniversary of FRC Shooting, WaPo Cites SPLC to Bash … FRC http://www.mrc.org/articles/2-yr-anniversary-frc-shooting-wapo-cites-splc-bash-%E2%80%A6-frc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Education writer rants about conservatives ‘spewing such garbage’ about Common Core. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>How’s this for timing? <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/08/14/blame-the-common-core-for-miley-cyrus-phones-in-toilets-and-everything-else/">The Washington Post</a>’s Valerie Strauss, on the two-year-anniversary of the FRC shooting, launched its own attack on FRC – with the help of a study released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the same group that inspired that shooter.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/2-yr-anniversary-frc-shooting-wapo-cites-splc-bash-%E2%80%A6-frc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Education Faith Family Politics Common Core FRC Shooting SPLC Washington Post Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:07:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 46937 at http://www.mrc.org The Kotex Lobby: Feminist, Liberal Media Demand ‘Free Tampons’ For All http://www.mrc.org/articles/kotex-lobby-feminist-liberal-media-demand-free-tampons-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I am woman, hear me whine. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;It’s the terminus point of modern feminism: make the deeply personal very publicly political, and get someone else to pay for it! If one man is keeping you in the style to which you’re accustomed, you’re a kept woman – perhaps even [shudder] a stay-at-home mom. But if your sugar is funneled from thousands of hapless tax payers through a legion of faceless bureaucrats, you’re&nbsp; a tower of feminist self-determination. &nbsp;Fight the power, sisters! Demand government tampons!&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kotex-lobby-feminist-liberal-media-demand-free-tampons-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family Government Health Life Politics Feminism Jessica Valenti womens' health Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:49:59 +0000 mike.ciandella 46908 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Calls Out Show’s Shallow Treatment of Sex http://www.mrc.org/articles/bachelorette-contestant-calls-out-shows-shallow-treatment-sex <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Viall explains his view on sex. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">A “Bachelorette” contestant seems anything but the ideal candidate to offer love advice (does anyone <i>really</i> believe in <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/504061/bachelor-bachelorette-the-definitive-list-of-who-s-still-together-and-why-sean-and-catherine-are-so-surprising">finding true love on reality TV</a>?). But this guy gets one thing right: sex is sacred.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bachelorette-contestant-calls-out-shows-shallow-treatment-sex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family Bachelorette sex Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19:16:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 46892 at http://www.mrc.org Lefty Media Love Profane, Anti-Catholic Disney ‘Art’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-love-profane-anti-catholic-disney-art <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gay drug use in the Magic Kingdom? Sign HuffPo up! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s all for the art, <i>man</i>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/lefty-media-love-profane-anti-catholic-disney-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Faith Family CosmopolitanMagazine HuffingtonPost Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:01:32 +0000 mike.ciandella 46889 at http://www.mrc.org