IFAS | Freedom Writer | September 1998 | inbrief.html

In brief...

According to Life Source, a California antiabortion group, one-half of all abortions in the United States are performed for women who attend church.

In Chile, abortion, for any reason, is a serious crime, punishable by imprisonment. Yet, with one out of every three pregnancies ending in abortion, Chile has the highest abortion rate in Latin America.

The Boy Scouts of America no longer award "religion in life" merit badges to boys who are members of the Unitarian Universalist (UU) church. This is because the UU's endorse gay rights, and acknowledge that some Unitarian boys may have "trouble with the religious language" in the Boy Scout oath.

Reverend Don Wildmon's American Family Association accuses the AT&T Corporation of promoting homosexuality and sponsoring TV shows containing "anti-Christian bigotry," objectionable sexual content, and profanity. Yet, last year the AFA purchased 100 shares of AT&T stock.

Quote of the Month

"I'm concerned about individuals and organizations that, while they wouldn't profess this, behave as if our salvation lies in the election of a certain President, a certain Congress, or passage of a certain law. Their energies, efforts, and even their beliefs are directed more substantially to that, rather than fulfilling Christ's commands to love God and love others as ourselves." Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN)

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