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Author Sarah Griffith

Judgment Houses and Hell Houses are considered by some churches to be “evangelistic tools” combating traditional Halloween haunted houses. “[Hell] is the ultimate haunted house, which is where [visitors] will spend eternity if they do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior,” read the Calvary Baptist Church Web site in Clearwater, Fla. “Judgement House […] Read More

‘Virtual’ Hate Groups

Hate groups have “rekindled [their] zeal and magnified [their] power” using the technology of Internet communication, according to a recent article. “With the help of Internet technology and cyberspace marketing, once-decrepit organizations like the Ku Klux Klan are regaining their youthful energy and competing for the attention of increasingly educated audiences,” wrote Stacia Brown, in […] Read More

Married With Checking

Women are becoming increasingly involved in financial decisions for their households, according to a recent article. “The female half, once limited to such weighty matters as grocery spending, is now an equal partner in long-term financial decisions such as mortgages, investments, and estate planning,” wrote Joan Raymond, in the July issue of American Demographics. Women […] Read More

Anti-Semitic comments have swept over the Internet since the announcement of Senator Joseph Lieberman to the Democratic ticket. And anti-Semitic remarks made in a radio interview by NAACP Dallas chapter president Lee Alcorn resulted in Alcorn’s indefinite suspension. Lieberman (D-Conn) was named the vice-presidential nominee to the Democratic party August 7. He is the first […] Read More

Both overeating and severe hunger contribute to an increasingly “toxic” food environment, according to a recent article. “While hunger is a more acute problem and should be the highest nutritional concern, overeating is the fastest growing form of malnourishment in the world,” wrote Gary Gardner and Brian Halweil in the July-August issue of World Watch. […] Read More

How Rich is Rich?

For many Americans the measuring stick for “how rich is rich” increases as pay increases, according to a new survey. Though median income for four-person households is $50,000 a year, the majority responded $63,000 is needed to live comfortably and $155,000 is “rich,” according to a Roper Starch Worldwide Inc. survey commissioned by Hearst Magazines. […] Read More

Black men and women are imprisoned for drug offenses twice as often as white drug users, though there are five times more white users than black users, according to a recent report. Of drug offenders sent to prison in 1996, 62.7 percent were African-American and 36.7 were white, according to a report by Human Rights […] Read More

The environmental protection movement is one of the top supported social movements in the United States, according to a recent poll review. The environmental protection movement is one of the top supported social movements in the United States, according to a recent poll review. “Many social movements find it difficult to survive once their goals […] Read More

Most Americans support women as religious leaders and have “strong reaction” to the Southern Baptist Convention’s new statement of faith, according to a recent poll. “While the Southern Baptist delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of this change, it has met with strong reaction from other quarters,” read the poll review from Gallup News Service. A […] Read More

Many Americans are spending too much on unnecessary funeral expenses. “The current American standard for funeral care, is in large part, a product of marketing. It is a sentimental, mass-produced, packaging of ‘traditions’ (many of which never were), aided by the general public’s ignorance of actual legal requirements,” wrote Julie Polter in the May-June 2000 […] Read More