Marriage Not Important, EU Bans Kosher Slaughter, Watch List Documents Persecution of Christians, Religious Freedom Begins at Home, European Court Takes Up Allegations of Russian Religious Suppression
Gallup Poll: Marriage Not Important
A recent Gallup Poll found that only 29 percent of Americans feel that marriage is “very important” if a couple plan of having children, while 40 percent feel it is “not too” or “not at all” important. In 2006, 49 percent said marriage was “very important,” for couples with children. Sixty-six percent now believe it is morally acceptable to have a baby outside of marriage, and Seventy-two percent consider sex between an unmarried man and woman morally acceptable. Frequent church attendees political conservatives and older Americans are most likely to believe marriage is crucial for parents.
European Countries Ban Kosher Slaughter of Food Animals
Persecution of Christians
Open Door’s World Watch List says that 340 million Christians live in areas of high persecution. A Christian congregation in China is subject to government facial recognition cameras in their church. A girl in India converts to Christianity and has her village turn against her.
Religious Freedom Begins at Home
European Court Takes Up Allegations of Russian Religious Suppression