Here’s a summary of news items of note:
** Group Fights New Internet Domains for Porn Industry
There is .org, .com, .edu, .gov, etc. and some may even remember .xxx. The .xxx domain was thought to have been created to relieve the .com world of porn sites. However, history shows that pornographers only created more domains under the .xxx domains rather than leaving the .com domains, according to Morality in Media (MIM).
According to MIM, the “ICM Registry is applying to add .sex, .porn, and .adult to its list of porn-related suffixes in the expansion of the Internet’s generic top-level domains.”
MIM and other Christian groups, including MOVIEGUIDE®, are fighting this new move because it increases Internet pornography instead of limits it.
“Distribution of hardcore (obscene) pornography on the Internet is a violation of U.S. laws,” MIM President Patrick Trueman said. “The U.S. Department of Justice under U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should begin enforcing the law.
“Those involved, including ICM Registry, should be investigated for possible violations of federal obscenity laws,” Trueman added.
Please help MOVIEGUIDE® and MIM stop Internet pornography!
– Source: Morality in Media, 06/13/12.
** Christianity Declines in Australia
Christianity remains the prevalent religion in Australia, but a recent census shows that it has declined steadily while eastern religions have grown rapidly. This change is partially due to Hindi and Buddhist immigrants from India and China. The 2011 census executive director, Andrew Henderson, commented that the flux of immigration is “fundamentally shifting the cultural mix of Australia.”
The census also reveals that 55,000 Australians profess the “Jedi” religion in homage to George Lucas’s Star Wars series. This evidence suggests that American media influences impact Australian beliefs.
Lastly, the census reveals many same-sex partners, since Australia gives equal rights to homosexual, de facto relationships. Of these couples, 1,338 replied that they were “married,” giving an alternate definition of marriage to the Australian public. However, most same-sex partners did state they were in de facto homosexual relationships.
The census findings are worrisome, and show that biblical beliefs and practices are at a decline. Because of this, Americans must see that it is important as ever to promote Christian ideals in the media and entertainment industry, for the ideas permeate and influence the world at large.
– Source: Zaimov, Stoyan, global.christianpost.com, 06/21/12.
** No More Freedom for Denmark Churches!
The Danish Parliament has signed a bill that forces all Evangelical Lutheran Churches to perform homosexual marriage rituals. The bill was voted in by an overwhelmingly 85-24 vote in favor of the bill.
According to LifeSiteNews, the “priests may opt out of performing the ‘wedding’ service for theological reasons. However, a bishop must arrange for a replacement.” The article also quoted Denmark’s church minister Manu Sareen, who is agnostic, who called the vote “historic.”
The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from dictating church doctrine. However, the government has already forced churches to rent out their space to homosexual marriages if they rent out the space to the public.
This homosexual oppression against Christians is the real goal of the radical “civil rights” movement, which has been infected by left-wing socialist and communist freeloaders. This is why God completely condemns homosexual behavior in Leviticus 18:22 and elsewhere in the Hebrew Scriptures as evil and loathsome.
We ignore God’s Word at the peril of our liberty and the purity of the next generation, our children and grandchildren.
MOVIEGUIDE® is one of the few Christian groups left to defend Christian liberty. True love doesn’t tolerate the evils of perversion.
– Source: LifeSiteNews, 06/07/12.
** Threatening the Throne
According to the Christian Post, more than “1 billion pornographic websites are one click away, and the average of first-time viewers is 9.” The invasive nature of sexuality and pornography has invaded the church dramatically.
The Christian Post also reports that about “80% of 15 to 17-year-olds have been exposed to hardcore porn, and the adult pornography industry reports 20-30% of their traffic comes from children.”
One final shocking statistic from the Christian Post reports that “30% of pastors have viewed porn in the last 30 days.”
– Source: Christian Post, 05/26/12.
** LGBT Gains Popularity
The LGBT community has risen in popularity among mainstream America. According to the Media Daily News, “53% of all LGBT respondents do not try to hide their sexuality or make a big deal out of it.”
Of those that submitted an answer to the study, “30% preferred living in and socializing in LGBT-dominant communities and 49% are married, in a relationship, or living with a partner, compared to 51% of all U.S. adults in marriages, according to the Pew Research Center.”
The sample also revealed that over 40% of the LGBT respondents reported they were not white. This compares to only 36.3% in the 2010 U.S. Census.
– Source: Media Daily News, 04/25/12.