Finally, a movie about how the world’s not going to end. (It’s like an anti-Michael Bay film.)
Zeke Piestrup, an independent filmmaker, spent time with Harold Camping in the days before his infamous May 21, 2011 Rapture prediction and created Apocalypse Later: Harold Camping vs. The End of the World:
Catholic Principal Mortified By Ellen DeGeneres Photo on School Dance Invitations; Vows to Destroy All Copies
A couple of months ago, NPR broadcast a good piece titled “How Ellen DeGeneres Helped Change the Conversation About Gays.”
Perhaps the biggest cultural shock that resulted from [her] very famous and public coming out was that it did not ruin DeGeneres’ career. Ellen didn’t last too much longer, nor did her follow-up sitcom, The Ellen Show, but DeGeneres’ career took off and mainstream America followed.
One person who didn’t get the memo is the principal of St. Andrew Elementary School in Newtown, Pennsylvania. The other day, Nancy Matteo (below), a decorated educator, “unthinkingly” used a photo of Ellen DeGeneres on an invitation to an Oscars-themed graduation dance. Parents soon began complaining to the school and to the Archdiocese and got satisfaction from both.
Toni Braxton, who just saw her autobiography published, thinks that God may have punished her for having an abortion. The punishment, the singer suspects, was the autistic son she gave birth to years later.
Braxton said the abortion has haunted her through the years and caused her to wonder if her second son’s autism diagnosis was her punishment for the procedure. More than anything, Toni says, she is ashamed of herself for going through with the procedure.
Maybe she can’t help it: