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(4) Thu 22 Jun 95 0:55 By: Robin Murray-o'hair To: All Re: Churched Teens Likely Wro St: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ @EID:c548 1ed606e0 @MSGID: 1:382/1006.0 883612C5 @TID: WILDMAIL!/WC v4.11 94-0279 CHURCHED TEENS LIKELY WRONGDOERS, MCDOWELL ADMITS The poll results were almost lost in the hype for his project, but Christian author Josh McDowell did admit them. It seems the "Right From Wrong" coalition, a cooperative venture of 47 religious denominations and ministries, commissioned the Barna Research group to poll nearly 3800 evangelical Christian teenagers on their moral and ethical behavior. And according to McDowell, the young people admitted to "lying, cheating on tests in schools, intentionally trying to hurt others, viewing pornographic videos, and using drugs and alcohol." In fact, there was hardly a sin they missed. Well, if home prayer can't keep these kids on the straight and narrow, what hope does school prayer have? McDowell mentioned the findings while hyping the "Right From Wrong" campaign at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Atlanta this week. The campaign includes a "comprehensive educational plan including videos, workbooks, audio cassettes, and musicals to be used by parents and church leaders to influence young people to adopt God's model of truth as absolute.' " Later in the year, McDowell will tour the U.S. on a "Counter the Culture" tour to tell parents how to raise their kids. He summed up his whole campaign better than TheistWatch could: "God does not call me to be tolerant." ----------------------------------------------------------- THEISTWATCH An educational service provided by American Atheists, P O Box 140195, Austin, TX 78714-0195. For information on American Atheists, e-mail: info@atheist.org. --- * OLXWin 1.00 * Dial-THE-Atheist at (512) 458-5731 --- WILDMAIL!/WC v4.11 * Origin: American Atheists Online (512) 302-0223 (1:382/1006.0) SEEN-BY: 102/2 850 851 890 943 270/101 280/1 31 333 396/1 3615/50 @PATH: 382/1006 29 91 92 3615/50 396/1 280/1 102/2 851

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