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October 03 2019 By virtueonline 35 million young people to have abandoned the Christian faith by 2050 -- report

The 131-page report, titled The Great Opportunity, pulls together the data of numerous studies to examine millennial attitudes toward religion and relies most heavily on four major research efforts.

The report was completed in a collaboration between Pinetops Foundation and The Veritas Forum.

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September 23 2019 By virtueonline 'Big term' for religious liberty expected at US Supreme Court in 2020

The Supreme Court has agreed already to hear a handful of cases that carry religious freedom implications, while the court is set to consider other religious liberty petitions that Becket lawyers feel have a good shot at being taken up by the justices.

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September 11 2019 By virtueonline The LGBT endgame is to destroy Christianity

Note that Brees did not say or do anything that could be even remotely construed as being anti-LGBT. In fact, he has previously appeared in anti-bullying ads supporting that community.

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September 10 2019 By virtueonline A New Level of Cultural and Moral Insanity

This article tells us that a 12-year-old drag star named Desmond Napoles is one of a growing number of kids who, "Have embraced an LGBTQ identity at an early age. He, according to the article, has already come out as gay. Recent postings on his Instagram feed, which has 181,000 followers, feature him posing in a purple wig with red lips pursed or in a rainbow dress at Brooklyn Pride.

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September 09 2019 By virtueonline Media Put Positive Spin on 'Gay Gene' Study

Instead of reporting the limitations of this new study up front, the media deployed misleading headlines, knowing that few people read beyond them.

The New York Times headline was: "Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, not a single 'gay gene.'"

The Washington Post entry was: "Study: No 'gay gene,' but genetics linked to same-sex behavior."

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September 09 2019 By virtueonline A Church Without Theology? A Parable of What Happens When Politics Replaces Christianity

What would be the story? Well, the headline would be, "A Congregation That Is United By Cause If Not Faith." Well, let's just think about that for a moment. Now in the headline, we're being told of a congregation that is united in political cause rather than in any kind of theological conviction. The story looks interesting. I guarantee you it is interesting.

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August 30 2019 By virtueonline No single gene associated with being gay

Advocacy group GLAAD said the study confirmed "no conclusive degree to which nature or nurture influenced how a gay or lesbian person behaves."

The researchers scanned the genomes - the entire genetic make-up - of 409,000 people signed up to the UK Biobank project, and 68,500 registered with the genetics company 23andMe.

Participants were also asked whether they had same-sex partners exclusively, or as well as opposite-sex partners.

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August 26 2019 By virtueonline Could Trump Drive Young White Evangelicals Away From The GOP?

If you drill to the center of Trump's political base, a big chunk of those voters are white evangelical Christians. Evangelical leaders are among the first to defend him from criticism and the most ready to forgive his personal behavior. Roughly seven in 10 white evangelical Christians approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and many have been delighted by Trump's first term.

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August 23 2019 By virtueonline Is Drag Queen Story Hour A Cultural Crisis or Not? The Massive Restructuring of the Entire Moral Universe in America

The article in the New York times is presented as if there is a normal America where drag queen story hour makes sense and then there is that other America where there is some kind of cultural or moral backlash. The headline to the story made that clear, "Drag queen story time continues its reign at libraries despite backlash."

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August 21 2019 By virtueonline The Rise of the Nones

Less Religion, or a New Religion?

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