WEEK IN RELIGION

Online retail giant Amazon allows customers to give 0.5 percent of the price of a purchase to a charity of their choice through its Amazon Smile program, but customers can no longer choose to give to the Alliance Defending Freedom organization. According to Amazon’s policies, the company can exclude groups from the Smile program that are deemed to be hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The ADF was added to the SPLC hate group list in 2017 because of its stance on LGBT issues. The ADF was created in 1994 to protect causes related to religious freedom, pro-life causes, and marriage and the family. ADF President Michael Ferris protested the designation in a letter to Amazon, stating, “Although the SPLC did good work many years ago, it has devolved into far-left propaganda machine that slanders organizations with which it disagrees and destroys the possibility of civil discourse in the process.” Ferris said the ADF is willing to work with Amazon to establish guidelines so that legitimate faith-based groups would not be excluded in the future.

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STUDY SAYS

One-third of children living with unmarried parent

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, about one-third of children in the U.S. are living with an unmarried parent. In 2017, more than 30 percent of children are living with an unmarried parent, compared to just 13 percent in 1968.

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GOOD BOOK?

“Through My Father’s Eyes” by Franklin Graham

Many have written about Billy Graham, the evangelist. This is the first book about Billy Graham, the father, written from the perspective of a son who knew him best. As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham’s stated purpose in life never wavered: To help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his life’s work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father.

— Thomas Nelson

THE WORD

Lucifer: In Christianity, the proper name St. Jerome gave to Satan.

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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Haiti is:

• Roman Catholic: 54.7 percent

• Protestant: 28.5 percent

• Voodoo: 2.1 percent

• Other: 4.6 percent

• None: 10.2 percent

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