David Crary, Ap National Writer Updated 12:31 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical standards _ members of Congress ranked the lowest, below car salespeople and telemarketers. Nurses were at the top. less FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington … [Read more...] about Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values
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A group of local pastors in Mobile, Alabama, are speaking out against a public library for hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour, and are voicing their concerns with the city to stop the event. The pastors throughout Mobile are hoping to get the city to cancel a September 8 event at Mobile’s Ben May Main Library where an adult drag queen is expected to read to a group of children between the ages of three and eight years old, AL.com reported.The pastors are scheduled to voice their concerns about the event at next Monday’s Mobile County Commission meeting, in the hopes the city can put a stop to it. “This is far, far from the moral values and the morality of Mobile, Alabama,” Pastor Fred Wolfe of Luke 4:18 Fellowship told WALA. “I know the vast number of Mobilians who live in Mobile and Mobile county are not ready to embrace, and I’m thankful, this kind of indoctrination of children who really at that age aren’t even aware of sexuality.” The … [Read more...] about Pastors on Alabama Drag Queen Story Hour: ‘This Is Not Good for Children’
Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press Updated 11:24 am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Ivanka Trump listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. Ivanka Trump listens during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP As moral crisis mounts, Ivanka Trump out of sight 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON (AP) — As the firestorm over forced separations of migrant families consumes the White House, Ivanka Trump, the presidential adviser who has billed … [Read more...] about As moral crisis mounts, Ivanka Trump out of sight
Chinese shoppers sleep on a sofa in the showroom of the IKEA store in Beijing, China. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China is clamping down on the portrayal of all kinds of "obscene" behaviors online, according to a report from The Globe and Mail. Video platforms must censor tattoos, drinking, smoking, "flirtatious dancing," and even scenes that use a bed or sofa as a prop. The censorship directive, according to The Globe and Mail report, is also targeting online content that promotes groups of people gathering, such as direct-selling networks and proselytizing. 29 years on from the Tiananmen Square massacre, The Chinese Communist Party still seems fearful of citizens gathering to protest, so it's banning entertainment that could encourage dissent to grow. The Globe and Mail. A number of sources told The Globe and Mail that a … [Read more...] about China is so adamant about crushing dissent and promoting moral values that couches are now banned from videos
After watching movies like Blood Diamond or documentaries like Food, Inc., which raise awareness of the questionable morality of certain industries, you might feel compelled to look into the background of the jeweler who sold you that engagement ring or inspired to become a vegetarian. For many of us, the thought of contributing to immorality is appalling. Luckily, we do have other options. Many musicians, celebrities, and brands have announced partnerships with charitable causes and awareness campaigns, promising to donate proceeds from purchases. Katy Perry, Starbucks, Dell, and others have joined the (RED) initiative, for example, donating money to provide medication for AIDS and HIV. Companies like TOMS promise to donate a pair of shoes for every purchase made, and the up-and-coming Brandless, partnered with Feeding America, promises to donate a meal for every order. If you’re concerned about ethical shopping, purchasing from a company or supporting a celebrity who backs a … [Read more...] about Do consumers really care about brand morals? Maybe not.