A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word “cult” to describe the Church of Scientology.
The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial religion.
Writing on an anti-Scientology website, the teenager facing court
said: “I brought a sign to the May 10th protest that said: ‘Scientology
is not a religion, it is a dangerous cult.’
“‘Within five minutes
of arriving I was told by a member of the police that I was not allowed
to use that word, and that the final decision would be made by the
- Orlando, Fla (May 31, 2007) – Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering to create the world’s first fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment . . .
- Until just a few years ago, the news was pretty good: The numbers of teens who smoked was declining. But no longer.
J.K Rowling, who became the world’s first billion dollar author on the back of Harry Potter’s success, has given the go-ahead for the creation of a Florida theme park dedicated to the schoolboy wizard.
Are they kidding? Maybe some sort of Harry Potter ride, but a Harry Potter theme park???
Read the full story here.
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- More than one-third of the alcohol consumed by teens 11 to 14 years old came from their parents, friends’ parents or guardians, a U.S. study found.
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- While it’s natural for teenagers to be attracted to one another, and that dating is the socially accepted outcome of such attraction, most parents agonize over the dating experience and all the things that can go wrong.
- Many parents don’t understand the tough laws and liabilities that apply when anyone under age 21 drinks alcohol or uses drugs in their homes.
- Big Tobacco’s public service ads aimed at steering kids away from smoking could be having the opposite effect, according to a recent study by The American Journal of Public Health.
- Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iTunes Store started selling thousands of songs without copy protection Wednesday, marking the trendsetting company’s latest coup and a model for what analysts say will likely become a pattern for online music sales.
- Apple embeds your account information in all songs sold on the store, not just DRM-free songs.
Students today seem to be one step ahead of teachers and school administrators with regard to the “technology war.” Many schools have now banned cell phones at school, in part because some students were using them to cheat during tests.
But some cheaters have found a new hi-tech weapon – the iPod.
It’s a problem nearly every parent faces. . . teen drinking. Today there is increased concern about binge drinking and drunken driving. This is one family’s story. Bill and Pat Anderson knew their son Gregg was planning to drink on prom night. They wanted him to be safe, so they came up with a solution to have the party at their house. The rules: drinking, but no driving allowed. That’s when the cops got involved.
See the 60 Minutes Report here.
- Students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex as those who did not, according to a study ordered by Congress.
- Religious writing dominated the Epcot sky this morning. The whole bit of skywriting wouldn’t fit in my camera’s frame.
- The teen under the sheets used to be reading a book with a flashlight. Now she’s text-messaging a boyfriend at 1 a.m.
- According to Hitwise, the top 20 social networking sites accounted for 6.5 percent of all Internet traffic in February, with U.S. market share of traffic increasing 11.5 percent over January.
- Most Canadian and US teenagers are still getting their music fixes from the free and independent sites and services rather than those run by corporate wannabes.
- Today is Friday the 13th. How should Christians respond to the fear of bad luck today?
- While part of me was slightly offended, and another part caught up in laughter, I realized that this scene illustrated an important point in both my life and in the world today, and that point is that we are consistently guilty of worshiping the God that
- A judge violated a juvenile’s free-speech rights when he placed her on probation for posting an expletive-laden entry on MySpace criticizing a school principal, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled.
- On a marquee outside and on a banner inside, Pilgrim United Church of Christ proclaims, “All are welcome.” Sustained by the belief that embracing all comers is a living example of Christ’s love, Pilgrim now faces a profound test of faith.
- "Information on demand, in a very viral fashion, can occupy you for hours. I spend five-plus hours a day on a computer, read countless blogs, and can squander hours on YouTube, Wikipedia, or any number of engrossing sites. I’ve got a pretty busy and deman