CONTROVERSY: William Hazlett wrote: "When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest." Think that statement over seriously in the light of human history, human nature, and, especially, in the light of divine history and teaching.

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HOMOSEXUALS GET SPECIAL RIGHTS: Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has granted homosexual state employees the same spousal bereavement rights as heterosexual couples and also extended to all homosexual citizens spousal visitation rights for partners in prisons and state hospitals. The policies were declared in two executive orders signed by Weld and require no approval by the Legislature. -- AP, 9/25/92

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TEENS TRYING SUICIDE: One of every 12 high school students had tried suicide, 27% had seriously contemplated it and 2% were hurt during attempts, according to a Centers for Disease Control survey of 12,000 high school students in 23 states and territories in 1991. One in four teens had carried a weapon in the previous month. The CDC also said 42% of teen deaths are auto-related; 13% homicide or suicide. -- USA Today, 10/16/92