An elderly couple in Arkansas was attacked by a 33-year-old woman while dining at a Little Rock restaurant after they asked the woman to stop cursing on her cell phone call.
Little Rock Police have charged Jocelyn Thornton with second-degree assault and battery after she attacked Don Francis, 74, and his wife Bettye Francis, 69, at the Cuisine of China restaurant.
According to reports, Dom Francis asked Thornton to stop cursing while she was talking on her cell phone in the middle of the restaurant. Thornton was not happy after being confronted by Francis, and she allegedly got into the elderly man’s face and pushed her into the table. Bettye Francis then tried to intervene, but that just angered Thornton more, and she proceeded to push Bettye into the table and punch her in the face. The entire incident was caught on a surveillance camera.
Terry Richard, a professor at University of Alabama at Little Rock, says that while these types of situations seem to be on the rise, the issue of cell phone usage and even the use of profanity are generational.
"They feel perfectly comfortable using obscenities that we find extremely vulgar, particularly older individuals,” said Richard to KATV. “We never used those terms, now we may have used them with friends or colleagues, but never in a public type situation. And it is disturbing now. You can find people with cell phones and their talking to other individuals and they use what we call curse words at a much more frequent level than we've ever seen.”
So far, the elderly couple has declined to publicly comment on the incident, and Thornton remains in police custody.
Pastor John Hagee slammed people who don't say "Merry Christmas" or like the Christian Christmas song "Joy to the World" during his sermon on Sunday.
While preaching at the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, Pastor Hagee spread his version of God's love "to all humanists and atheists listening" to his message about "The War on Christmas," noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).
"This is the United States of America that was founded by Christians," preached Pastor Hagee, "On Christian principles according to the Word of God."
Pastor Hagee didn't mention the slavery of black people, the genocide of Native Americans or the subjugation of women under the Founding Fathers.
"Contrary to what some people are saying in Washington, we are still one nation under God," stated Pastor Hagee.
"No one is asking you to be baptised at the site of a manger," growled Pastor Hagee. "If you pass a manger scene and someone is singing 'Joy To The World,' you can take your Walkman and stuff it into your ears, or you can call your lawyer, or you can just exercise your right to leave the country. Planes are leaving every hour on the hour, get on one."
In a more touching "Merry Christmas" moment, a husband and wife created an amazing Christmas photo from 7,000 miles apart (picture below).
According to MyFoxDetroit.com, Christina Perdue is in West Chester, NY and Daniel Perdue is serving in Afghanistan.
Christina took a picture holding a "Merry Christmas" sign and then mailed the sign to Daniel, who took a picture with the sign as well, and then sent his picture to Christina.
Using Photoshop, Christina combined them into one picture, which was posted on Facebook and has since gone viral.