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-We Use to Have ‘Sin Taxes’ Now We Subsidize It?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

                                      (Photo credit: 401K) In America we use to tax things in our culture that we wanted to discourage. Taxes on alcohol and tobacco use to be called ‘sin taxes.’ Now some places are taxing sugary drinks and fast food. In the last generation or so our culture has also turned its back on the […]

-‘Friends With Benefits’: Now a Growing Problem Among Teens

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

(Ron Luce-Teen Mania) A few years ago the expression -‘Friends With Benefits’ became popular among 20 to 30 year old singles and beyond. A term which is supposed to represent casual sex among friends without any strings attached. The popular culture latched upon this term and it reflects a new norm among career oriented young […]

-Wired Pastor Says We Need to ‘Unplug’ for the Family

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Here’s a great article by Craig Groeschel  who is the founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv an online ministry: My Take: Wired pastor says unplug Pastor Craig who is all about technology made a decision along with his wife Amy to ‘unplug’ their family 4 days a week. Here’s why: “One day when I came […]

-The Jewish Talmud a Best Seller in S. Korea?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The Jewish Talmud is a best seller in South Korea. Not only that, it is also required reading in Korean public schools and most Koreans have The Talmud prominently displayed in their homes. At the same time there are no Synagogues and it is extremely difficult to practice Judaism in S. Korea which has a […]

-Pope Benedict Concerned About the "Disintegration" of the Family in Europe

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Today (Sunday) in Croatia — Pope Benedict XVI denounced the “disintegration” of family life in Europe and called for couples to make a commitment to officially marry and have children. The Pope reaffirmed traditional Catholic family values and also voiced the church’s continued opposition to abortion before a crowd of nearly 300,000 in Zagreb’s hippodrome. […]

-Want to Help the Economy? Get Married and Stay Married

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

                                           (Image via Wikipedia) New research shows that Marriage plays a major role in the well-being of the American economy. The Family Research Council’s Marriage and Religion Research Institute released new findings that indicate stable married-couples economically outperform other family types, including: remarried families, divorced families, single-parent families, and cohabiting families. Basically the stats show […]

-98 % of American Catholic Women Use Birth Control ‘Banned’ By Their Church

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

                                (Vatican via Wikipedia) According to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute only 2 percent of American Catholic women rely on the natural family planning methods sanctioned by the Catholic church while 98% use contraceptive methods which are banned by their religious leaders. The data shows that when it comes to birth control the […]

-Divorce: Church Attendance Makes a Difference!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

                                              (Image via Wikipedia) Does church attendance make for a better marriage? Maybe. At least those who go to church regularly have a lower divorce rate than other Christians and the rest of the population in America. For years I have heard people say that Christians have the same divorce rate as everyone else. In […]

-Westboro ‘Baptist’ Jerks Plan to Protest Funeral For Pa. Children Killed in Fire

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

                                           (Image via Wikipedia) The Westboro Supposed ‘Baptist’ Church family of jerks have announced that they plan to picket the funeral of the 7 children in Pennsylvania killed recently in a fire. The family who lost the children is Christian. It is hard to understand why the Westboro jerks are doing this except to gain […]

-Federal Judge Overturns Voters on Traditional Marriage

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Every time the voters have been allowed to give their opinion on marriage they have always favored traditional marriage between one man and one woman. California is no different. Even in this ‘liberal’ state voters supported Prop 8 -the Traditional Marriage Amendment. Now that has been overturned by a federal judge in […]