Another study - this time a longitudinal tracking children from age 6 to 18 - shows that "the younger children are exposed to content intended for adults in television and movies, the earlier they become sexually active during adolescence."
The study looked at 754 children, 389 females and 365 males, during two stages of life, during childhood and five years later when they were 12 to 18.
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The dangers are real - the mass media creates the culture that educates and influences children and teenagers.
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The American Psychological Association has released a new statement on homosexuality that backs away from its earlier belief that such sexual perversion is genetic.
Despite years of searching, scientists have yet to find a "gay gene." Scientific research also shows that, whatever one's genetic heritage, moral and immoral behavior, including homosexuality, is a choice.
God does not make homosexuals. He has made created people to be two sexes - either male or female - so that they may marry and, if God wills, have children together as mothers and fathers.
- Source: OneNewsNow, 05/14/09.
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, and David Outten, Production Editor
The ratings system by the Motion Picture Association of America just celebrated its 40th Anniversary, but the system remains a horrible enticement to teenagers and young children. It's also still full of holes.
The movie ratings applied by the Motion Picture Association of America (G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17), a cartel owned by the six major movie studios in Hollywood, are designed to attract children and teenagers to adult content. Such content includes softcore pornography like SEX AND THE CITY or MISS MARCH and images of disturbing violence like WATCHMEN or the SAW movies. Consequently, some studio executives in Hollywood, especially the sleazier ones, use the ratings to ...
An alarming study from The Univ. of Texas School of Public Health shows more than 10% of children are involved in risky sexual behavior by age 12!
The study found 12% of the students had already engaged in vaginal sex by age 12, 7.9% in oral sex, 6.5% in anal sex and 4% in all three types of intercourse. 25% of the sexually active children had 4 or more partners.
Licensed counselor Steve Earll reports early sexual involvement often leads to addictive behavior and can also be considered sexual abuse. (CitizenLink.com 4/13/09)
- Source: CitizenLink.com, 4/13/09.
It seems possible that one of the most important results of the spiritual absenteeism of American parents in the item directly above can be seen in the results of a new survey, which finds that American teenagers who say they definitely believe in God or a higher power declined from 54% to 37% between 1984 and 2008, while the percentage of atheists rose from 6% to 16%. The percentage of teenagers uncertain about God remained stable at 31%.
Sociologist Reginald Bibby suggests that a drop-off in religious feeling among Baby Boomers is the likely reason.
- Source: The National Post, 04/07/09.
A Christian teacher, Kwabena Peat, has been suspended from a senior post for complaining about a staff training day used to promote homosexual lifestyles.
"I'm not surprised by all this," Mr. Peat, a father of three children, said, "but I am disappointed. I'm the one being harassed and intimidated - for expressing my religious views."
Ironically, homosexual activists complain loudly and vociferously whenever anyone suggests that people with homosexual behavior should leave their sexuality out of the classroom.
- Source: Christian Newswire, 04/26/09.
The percent of American Christian adults who agree that the Bible is accurate in all it teaches has jumped 5% in two years, according to the Barna Research Group, from 68% in 2007 to 73% in 2009. That's more than 130 million American adults!
Only 22% of Christian Americans, or 39 million adults, disagree that the Bible is accurate, while 5% aren't sure what to believe.
However, when faced with the statement that "the Bible, the Koran and the Book of Mormon are all different expressions of the same spiritual truths," 41% of Christian adults agreed while only 40% disagreed, leaving 20% undecided.
These percentages indicate that, while nearly three-quarters of America's 179 million Christian adults might like to see more TV programs and mov...
Average daily newspaper circulation declined 7.1% from October 2008 through March 2009 in the wake of the proven media bias in favor of Barack Hussein Obama, which compares to only 3.6% in the same period a year ago!
USA Today remained the No. 1 newspaper, but its circulation declined a staggering 7.5% to 2.11 million. The Wall Street Journal, at No. 2, was the only paper among the top 25 to show an increase, less than 1% to 2.08 million.
Meanwhile, the New York Times dropped 3.6% to 1,039,031 while the Los Angeles Times dropped 6.6% to 723,181. The New York Post had the biggest drop, 20.6%.
The numbers represent data from 395 newspapers.
- Source: Associated Press, 04/27/09.
While 83% of U.S. adults believe parents should be responsible for a child's spiritual development, only 35% say their religious faith is one of the most important influences on their parenting.
48% of those who acknowledge their role in their child's spiritual development fail to consider their own religious faith among the most important influences on their parenting. Among born-again Christians, 29% say faith is not among the most important influences on their parenting.
- Source: LifeWay News, 03/16/09.
According to a NEWSWEEK poll, 60% of American adults say religion is very important in their lives and 78% say prayer is an important part of their daily lives. However, just 48% believe religion can answer all or part of today's problems, the lowest percentage the magazine has recorded since it began polling Americans on that issue in 1957. In that year, 82% believed religion could answer the problems of the time. 68% think religion is losing influence on American life, up from 62% in 2007 and 46% in 2005. 81% say this is a "bad thing."
- Source: Newsweek, 04/07/09.