Sanctity of Marriage
Colorado man faces prison for putting raw chicken in ex-wife’s vents
A Denver man convicted of placing raw chicken in his ex-wife’s vents, along with other random acts of vandalism, could face prison. Police said 58-year-old Ronald Smith also poured an unknown substance into a piano and erased a hard drive on his ex-wife’s computer. The vandalism caused thousands of dollars in damage. The jury in the case deliberated for six hours before coming back with a guilty verdict convicting Smith of second-degree burglary and criminal mischief.
Disgraced bisexual pastor to appear on ‘Wife Swap’
Pastor Ted Haggard and actor Gary Busey will participate in an upcoming edition of the ABC series, Wife Swap. Haggard’s appearance comes just five years after his fall from his position at the National Association of Evangelicals for admitting to purchasing amphetamines and a massage from a male companion. Haggard has admitted to being bisexual and has recently started up another church. His wife recently wrote a book about her husband’s gay scandal titled, Why I Stayed.
Fewer young Americans getting married
New census data indicates that young Americans are not getting married as much or as young as former generations. In the past decade marriages among adults ages 18 and over dropped to 51.4 percent compared to 57 percent. Among adults aged 25-34 years old, marriage was at 44.2 percent, a new low. Births have also declined by approximately 6 percent in the last decade. And about 25 percent of families with children are headed by single mothers. Roughly 5.9 million Americans age 25-34 still live with their parents, this is up 25 percent over the last 10 years.