In the 50 years since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, American taxpayers have spent a whopping $22 trillion dollars on anti-poverty programs. Yet the poverty rate has remained essentially the same.
“The nones” (those claiming no religious affiliation) have gotten a lot of press in recent years. But we shouldn’t overlook “the nones” within Christianity — Christians claiming “none” when it comes to denominational affiliation.
Many Americans today don’t think they have a place for church in their lives. “But they believe the church has a place for them, when or if they are interested,” said Scott McConnell, vice president of LifeWay Research.
Research conducted by Mark Regnerus, which found children of gay parents don’t fare as well in adulthood as children raised by both biological parents, has become a focal point of controversy in the gay marriage argument.