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The Ten Commandments Foundation of American Society
March 5th, 2013

(Family Research Council/Dr. Kenyn Cureton) For a majority of Americans, the Ten Commandments are not set in stone. According to a USA Todaypoll, "Sixty percent of Americans cannot name five of the Ten Commandments." In fact, it is amazing what Americans do know by comparison:

  • 74% of Americans can name all three Stooges -- Moe, Larry, and Curley.

  • 35% of Americans can recall all six kids from the Brady Bunch.

  • 25% of Americans can name all seven ingredients of McDonald`s Big Mac

Here is the sad news: Only 14% can accurately name all Ten Commandments. Yet 78% of Americans are in favor of public displays of the Commandments. How ironic. Americans affirm the Ten Commandments, but cannot name them. Consequently, the greatest tragedy is not that the Ten Commandments are vanishing from public schools, courtrooms, and government buildings, but that they are disappearing from the minds, hearts, and lives of most Americans. Yet the Ten Commandments and biblical morality were taken more seriously during the settlement and founding of America.

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