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Can America recover?

  1. 13th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a recent article in The Guardian, British columnist Larry Elliot made the following profound statement, “The high levels of violent crime, epidemic of obesity, addiction to pornography and excessive use of energy may be telling us something: the US is in an advanced state of cultural decadence.”  Mr. Elliot’s article, entitled, “Decline and Fall of the...

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Will San Francisco ban male circumcision?

  1. 08th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Banning circumcision will become a ballot measure in San Francisco’s November elections.  If the bill passes, parents who circumcise their children could face one year in jail or a $1,000 fine. Proponents of the proposed bill liken male circumcision to female genital mutilation.  They claim the practice is dangerous and extremely painful—despite a lack of...

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Fasting reduces risk of heart disease.

  1. 06th June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In a study of more than 4,500 Mormons in Utah, researchers examined behaviors that were associated with lower risk of coronary artery disease—heart disease.  After accounting for other factors (smoking, alcohol use, coffee, and tea ingestion), researchers discovered that those who fasted routinely (without food or drink) were at lower risk for heart disease than...

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World hunger increasing.

  1. 03rd June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to an Oxfam spokesperson, “All the signs are that the number of people going hungry [worldwide] is going up…  By 2050 demand for food will rise 70 percent yet our capacity to increase food production is declining.”

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Deadly tornados continue.

  1. 01st June 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

April witnessed tornados wreaking havoc in Alabama and the Carolinas.  On Sunday night, May 22, a major tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri.  The 200-mile-per-hour winds destroyed an estimated 2,000 buildings.  More than 125 people lost their lives and more than 230 people are still reported missing (Wall Street Journal Online, May 26, 2011).   The Joplin...

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Homosexuals gaining ground.

  1. 30th May 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The EU’s high court has ruled that homosexuals living in “civil partnerships” must experience the same pension rights as those living in heterosexual marriages (euobserver.com, May 10, 2011).  When the French Secretary of State for Health commented that homosexuals are a “high risk group” for HIV/AIDS, her statistically accurate comments resulted in calls for...

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Britain and Ireland together.

  1. 27th May 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Queen Elizabeth II recently made the first visit to Ireland by a reigning British monarch in 100 years.  Also, and in a highly unusual move, the Queen was accompanied by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

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On May 10, 2011, the 2.3 million member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to allow the ordination of practicing homosexual ministers, removing the requirement that they live in “fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman or chastity in singleness.”  (CNN.com, “Presbyterian Church U.S.A. to allow gay and lesbian clergy,” May 10, 2011).

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EU debt crisis and the consolidation of power?

  1. 23rd May 2011
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

A recent article in The Times (of London) read: “The bailouts don’t work but they do allow the EU to build up centralized power at the expense of nation states.”  The author continued, “The political motivation for tightening the debt yoke on Greece, Ireland and Portugal is even clearer.  By turning these countries into permanent debtors to the ECB [European...

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