What Will Happen to the Next Generation?
by Kelly McDonald, Jr.
“The past few years, two of the top ten shows in America were “Desperate Housewives,” a television show built around men and women cheating on each other and “American Idol,” a show where men and women compete vocally to be called America’s top idol. Meanwhile, last year, in August 2009, two Florida school officials were tried on contempt charges for saying a prayer at a school luncheon. If convicted, they could have faced up to six months in jail and been fined, but they were eventually acquitted of all charges. This is just one of the many incidences involving prayer in schools the past few years. Also consider some statistics: Between 1973 and 2005, over 45 million babies were aborted in the United States.4 Approximately 19.3 million children in 2004 were living with only one parent. Statistics show that 45% to 50% of first marriages end in divorce and that 40% of divorced couples have children. T.V. programming, recent court cases, and statistics on the family all indicate the state of our country.
Cheating on your husband or wife is glorified on a television show which just happens to be one of the top shows…”
(This article is an excerpt from the May-June 2010 edition of The Sabbath Sentinel)
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