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Gallup poll reveals stark reality – America’s moral decline continues unabated

Gallup has just released the astonishing results of a survey designed to measure how American's ideas about immorality have changed over the past dozen years. Not surprisingly, the poll revealed that the moral standard has declined significantly as evidenced by the acceptance in the media of once questionable moral standards such as same-sex marriage and marital affairs. The chart below reports the change over time in “moral acceptability of 20 issues”.  The numbers in the 2001 and 2013 columns represent the percentage of people who feel the issue is “morally acceptable”.  The issues are ordered according to how much opinion of the morality changed with issues that are now much more acceptable located at the top of the chart.   2001 2013 % Change % % % points Gay or lesbian relations 40 59 19 Having a baby

Georgia governor sees light, orders Bibles returned to State Parks. Atheists rattle their chains.

Just days following the removal of all Bibles from the guest rooms at Georgia State Parks, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal told the Department of Natural Resources to come to their senses and return the Bibles to the guest rooms in all Georgia State Park facilities. Deal felt the state was on firm legal footing to put the Bibles back into the rooms which had been removed a couple of days earlier following a complaint from a visitor. Atheists however, those clever little devils, caught wind of the spectacle and countered with their own demands. David Silverman, managing director of American Atheists, was quoted by AP: “We expect fair treatment, we anticipate fair treatment and we look forward to fair treatment. If the state is going to put

Conservative Christian groups say IRS targeted them in effort to punish for political and moral beliefs

Several Christian groups have come forward this week claiming that the IRS unfairly targeted them.  This lends credence to other accusations that the IRS targeted more than just conservative political organizations in their most recent scandal. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, said his relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association were both audited after the association sponsored newspaper ads opposing gay marriage.  The founder of Focus of the Family, James Dobson, said he also faced discrimination when he sought tax-exempt status for a new ministry. Christian Pro-Life organizations were also targeted, which seems especially discriminatory given that the abortion advocacy group, Planned Parenthood, had revealed in their 2011-2012 annual report that they received $542.4 million from taxpayers in the form of government grants and

Georgia park officials order removal of Bibles from state guest rooms as Christians “idle”

The definition of “politically correct” is constantly changing, shaped and formed by the moral standards that the current society deems acceptable. What was politically and morally correct last year, may not be an acceptable belief today. Seemingly, the direction these moral “standards” are taking is leaning more and more towards the left as Christians sit idly by, keeping their mouths shut, and watching the show. Another example has presented itself this week. Georgia park officials say they have ordered the removal of Bibles from all rooms at state lodges and cabins. This came after a complaint from a single guest. The Bibles are to be removed until managers can “fully investigate the issue and make an informed decision”. No timetable has been set for a final

Saudi court sentences man to 6 years and 300 lashes for converting Muslim woman to Christianity

A Saudi court has jailed a Lebanese man for six years and sentenced him to 300 lashes after convicting him of encouraging a Saudi woman to convert to Christianity, Saudi dailies reported today. The case caused a stir in Saudi Arabia, which applies a strict version of Sharia that stipulates Muslims who convert to another religion must be sentenced to death. The woman, known only as "the girl of Khobar," was granted refuge in Sweden where she is living under the protection of an unspecified organization, according to local press reports. The woman had appeared in a YouTube video last year in which she announced that she had chosen to convert to Christianity. Her family's lawyer Hmood al-Khalidi said he was "satisfied with the verdict".

Google’s “Palestinian Territories” re-christened “Palestine” despite Israeli opposition

Ignoring Israel’s long-standing opposition to the recognition of an independent Palestinian state, Google.ps, the website formerly known as "Google Palestinian Territories," was re-christened "Google Palestine" on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Israeli government said: “This change raises questions about the reasons behind this surprising involvement of what is basically a private internet company in international politics—and on the controversial side.” On the other hand, the decision has been warmly accepted by the Palestinian Authority (PA).  “This is a virtual victory for Palestine - a step in the right direction that has to be followed by others, including Google Maps and Google Earth." Other authorities recognizing the "Palestine" label include the United Nations, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and the International Standards Organization. The UN upgraded Palestine to

DC Comics introduces first mainstream transgender/bisexual comic book character in Batgirl #19

Wired magazine revealed today that DC Comics, a “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” (LGBT) friendly children’s comic book producer, will introduce the first transgender/bisexual mainstream comic book character.  “Transgender Barbara” will appear in Batgirl #19 on sale April 10, 2013. Once banned from the world of mainstream comic books by the infamous Comics Code Authority, LGBT characters now have a stronger presence in the world of superhero comics than ever before, with gay and lesbian heroes like Batwoman, Northstar and Green Lantern Alan Scott openly declaring who they are — and even getting married. Today, DC Comics told Wired that it will continue to expand the LGBT diversity of its superhero universe by introducing the first openly transgender character in a mainstream superhero comic. In Batgirl #19,

Chick-fil-A patrons show support for traditional marriage

Throngs of people weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate at stores across the United States on Wednesday, buying chicken sandwiches to show their support for the restaurant chain and its president's opposition to same-sex marriage.  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dubbed it "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."  He called for a vocal response to the backlash against the fast food restaurants and their president. The controversy started after an interview with the fast food restaurant chain's president and COO, Dan Cathy, appeared in The Baptist Press on July 16. He weighed in with his views on family. We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit.  We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and

Noah’s ark replica built by Dutchman

Dutch carpenter builds Noah’s Ark replica Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers has spent three years and over $1.6 million building a modern-day replica of Noah's Biblical ark.  And this was his second go at it. At first his wife was opposed to the idea but soon conceded if a smaller version of the ark were built.  Huibers began work on his first ark in May of 2005 and completed work in April 2007.  Working alone, Huibers labored 8:00 to 5:00, six days per week, and used modern day tools to build an ark using 1,200 American Cedar and Norwegian Pine trees.  The ark has three levels and measures 225 feet long, 45 feet high, and 30 feet wide which is nearly 1/2 the size of Noah’s ark.  Inside