Weekly News Round Up, May 25, 2012

On Fridays, I post some of the more interesting articles I've come across throughout the week to help you keep current on what's happening in the the church, both in America and abroad. I also post up some fun things that I come across. I post these up to inform and get you thinking, not because I endorse the content.

Why Americans are becoming more pro-life

For decades, abortion was thought of as an issue that riled up religious zealots in the Bible Belt. “Enlightened” Americans, however, saw abortion as the key to women’s liberation and a more egalitarian society. Their notions about history and progress assured them that abortion was an essential part of the path forward, for women and for society more broadly.

Wednesday’s news that Gallup is now recording the lowest level of self-described pro-choicers in its history of tracking the abortion issue is no doubt an unwelcome hiccup in their vision for America.

'The Demise of Guys': How video games and porn are ruining a generation

(CNN) -- Is the overuse of video games and pervasiveness of online porn causing the demise of guys? Increasingly, researchers say yes, as young men become hooked on arousal, sacrificing their schoolwork and relationships in the pursuit of getting a tech-based buzz.

Every compulsive gambler, alcoholic or drug addict will tell you that they want increasingly more of a game or drink or drug in order to get the same quality of buzz.

Facebook Making Infidelity Just 'A Few Clicks Away'

The social networking site Facebook has grown substantially in recent years, primarily because it gives users the chance to reconnect with old friends and distant family. But that Facebook benefit could also be fueling relationship problems.

More than a third of divorce filings last year included the word "Facebook," according to a British survey by Divorce Online.

MTV Cans 'Losing It' Reality Show About Virgins Pursuing First-Time Sex

MTV has dropped an apparently ill-conceived idea for a reality show about people as young as 18 willing to have the network document their journey to losing their virginity -- a "fame-for-sex" concept that many found troubling.

"Young adulthood is a time for exploration. New relationships, fresh experiences and sexual firsts," read the casting call posted online earlier this month by MTV, the same network that brought audiences the "Jersey Shore" and "Teen Mom."

MTV's open call for participants willing to share the pursuit of their "sexual firsts" with television viewers reportedly drew swift condemnation from concerned parents and other members of the public, leading the popular network to reconsider its plans.

Police: Bible mistaken for purse in robbery

Two Seward men have been charged with robbery and aggravated assault after mistaking a Bible for a purse during a robbery last November outside Robin-dale Union Church in East Wheatfield Township, according to court documents.

Christopher Scott Ludwig, 26, was charged in Clymer District Court on May 16, and Ronald Stephenson Jr., 25, was charged Tuesday. Both face counts of aggravated assault, robbery, theft, and simple assault and conspiracy charges.