Discussion Guide: NFL May Penalize Use of N-Word
In The News Washington—Sports radio is buzzing about the NFL’s proposed no-slur rule, which may soon be implemented. Players would be penalized 15 yards for using discriminatory words—especially the N-word. Groups such as the Fritz Pollard Alliance have been lobbying the league to ban the..
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Discussion Starter: Mom Buys Entire Stock of Offensive Clothing
In The News Orem, Utah—A routine trip to the mall with her 18-year-old son turned into a modesty crusade for Judy Cox. While passing a PacSun store, the mother said she “stopped dead in my tracks” to see a window display of T-shirts with photos..
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Discussion Starter: Engage Your Enemies, Leader Says
In The News Colorado Springs, Colo.—In a Christian Post column, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly recommends meeting with people who are your ideological opposites. For example, he talks with homosexual activists and abortion-rights groups, despite raised eyebrows from fellow Christians. “To me, engaging..
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Discussion Starter: Pope Urges Youth to Build Better World
Rio de Janeiro—As he traveled around Brazil for World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis denounced the “culture of selfishness and individualism,” imploring people to work for social justice and equality. Pope Francis, known for his humility, visited one of Rio’s poorest “favelas,” or slums, offering..
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Discussion Starter: Rolling Stone Cover Creates Backlash
Boston—Amid intense criticism, Rolling Stone magazine attempted to defend its cover image of a youthful, innocent-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber. Critics called the cover “insulting” and a “slap in the face” to Boston and the bombing victims. Several retailers, including CVS Pharmacies..
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