Tuesday 29 Jul 2014

Our Concern

In recent years, we have seen a serious spiritual, moral, and cultural decline in America. The traditional concepts of faith, family, and freedom are under attack. There is a sustained effort to devalue human life, redefine family values and standards of decency, undermine parental authority, and remove expressions of faith from our public schools and institutions. Here are some examples of how this is happening in America.


Abortion: Approximately 50 million unborn babies have been aborted in the U.S. since the U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1973 known as Roe v. Wade. That is an average of 1.5 million/year. Some of those were within seconds of delivery (partial-birth abortions), and 22% of all pregnancies now end in abortion.




Marriage: America’s divorce rate is the highest in the Western world. Forty percent of first-time marriages and 50% of all marriages in America now end in divorce: up from under 10% in 1960. Cohabitation before marriage is common, involving 50% of couples in America. In addition to becoming "optional" and "disposable", marriage is now also in danger of becoming redefinable in the campaign to legalize so-called "marriages" between same-sex partners.



 

Children in the Family: Forty percent of all babies were born outside of marriage in 2007, a 25% increase from 2002 and up from only 5% in 1960. As a result, 33% of our children are being raised in single-parent homes -- up from only 9% in 1960. These children often suffer from lower academic achievement and higher rates of sexual abuse, STDs, drug dependency, crime, and poverty than those being raised in two-parent families.




Pornography: This is a cancer in our society that causes an estimated 50% of divorces and leaves a train of ruined men, exploited women, abused children, disease, crime, and often violent death.

We are deeply concerned about these threats to our values and to our families. We want to help turn the tide, but we often feel alone. We cannot remain silent!


Except the Lord build the House





"Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it."  Psalm 127:1

Abraham Lincoln

“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God … and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proved by all history that those nations only are blest whose God is the Lord.”

Abraham Lincoln

“We resolve that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.”

Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863

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