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COUNTING THE COST:
Christians Stand Strong Under Increased Persecution.
Page 17 
www.citizenmagazine.com
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PLUS
THE CHURCH AND THE STATE: A Taxing Issue.
Page 22
Finding Harmonyin Nashville
‘If citizens will become informedand engaged, and pastors willlead, there are so many positivethings that can be accomplished.’
— David Fowler, president of theFamily Action Council of Tennessee
 by Ashley Horne, Page 12
OCTOBER 2011
 
Ocobe 2011 • Vol. 25, No. 8ISSN 1084-6832
Editor
Tom Minnery
Managing Editor
Catherine Snow
Poliical Edio
John Paulton
Contriuting Editor
Karla Dial
Contriuting Editor
Matt Kauman
Copy Editor
Scott DeNicola 
Publishin Edio
Kevin Shirin
Production
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President
Focus on the Family Citizen
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Contents
FEATURES
12
 
Findin Harmony in Nashille
Learn how the Volunteer state overturnedNashville’s harmful anti-discrimination law.
17
 
Countin the Cost
Christians are standing strong againstpersecution — and paying the price.
22
 
The Church and the State: A Taxin Issue
The tax-exempt status of churches is underattack like no other time in modern history.
BOOK REvIEW
15
 
The Ring Makes All the Difference 
The Hidden Consequences of Cohabitationand the Strong Benefits of Marriage.
BRIEFINgS
4
 
 Answerin the Call
Two Texas teens step forward to sharethe truth about the Girl Scouts’ agenda.
7
 
Planned Parenthood’sScandalous Policies
An in-depth report chronicles “the breadthand persistence of the organization’sabuses...”
26
 
‘If We Don’t Speak The Truth,Who Will?’
Preachers are being called to speak upon the moral issues of the day.
29
 
True Meanin of Marriae
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan onthe push to redefine marriage.
IN EvERY ISSUE
10
 
Whee!
The People
20
 
Letters to the Editor
28
 
 Adisories
EDITOR’S DESK
30
 
Tom Minnery
3October 2011

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