The HBC Back Page is a weekly column appearing on the back of the church bulletin each Sunday, often including church news, anecdotes, book reviews, or comments from Pastor.


Back Page: February 5, 2012

As the battle heats up in the NJ Assembly over same sex marriage, the following stats are rather interesting.  New Jersey adopted civil unions at the behest of its judiciary in 2007. By the numbers….

8,600,000: The total number of residents living in New Jersey
1,600,000: The total number of married couples living in NJ
3,200,000: The number of married individuals in NJ
37.2 %: The percentage of married persons in NJ to the total population
245,100: The estimated number of homosexuals living in NJ
2.8 %: The percentage of homosexual persons in NJ to the total population
5,447: The number of homosexual couples who formed civil  unions in New Jersey; only 2.2% of homosexuals*
0.06%: The percentage of NJ homosexual couples in civil unions compared to the total population.
13: The number of homosexual couples who have formed civil unions in NJ who have filed complaints with the NJ
Civil Rights Commission claiming that civil unions are not working
0.00015%: The percentage of NJ homosexuals in civil unions filing formal complaints to the total population
1: The number of complaints where the Civil Rights Commission found that there may have been probable
cause. The other 12 were dismissed.         *As of July 10, 2011 per NJDHSS
– Source:  NJ Family Policy Council Bulletin

If life stinks, we have a pew for you.

 Plan to be with us for the Adult  Fellowship banquet this month, Thursday, the 23rd.  The cost is $20 each for the full buffet.  This will be at Scotland Run.  Set aside the date and sign up ASAP on the main bulletin board – all adults are welcome!          – Pastor

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