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Oct. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Pittsburgh, PA – Last Halloween, a unique new internet radio program featuring “demonic” villains fashioned after the “seven deadly sins” premiered online.  Now, “Moral Dilemma” celebrates its one year anniversary having recently been picked up as a broadcast radio show on American Family Radio. The show is now nationally-syndicated, airing Sundays on more than 250 stations throughout the U.S.

Produced by Acts of the Word Productions, “Moral Dilemma” premiered its weekly broadcasts on American Family Radio beginning August 5.  The show had previously aired online in partnership with Worldview Weekend Radio, a conservative Christian site.

In its hour-long format, “Moral Dilemma” chronicles America’s rapid moral decline and aims to engage the public in a discussion about morality.  Each week, examples plucked from the headlines are highlighted and discussed in a classic reporter-style format, featuring to-the-minute news stories, interviews and staggering statistics.

Uniquely framed in a spiritual narrative featuring personifications of the seven deadly sins as "super-villains of society,” each episode is a "fly-on-the-wall" peek at the ongoing battle between good and evil.  

The show’s main characters, each representing an iconic vice, are: “Planet Me” (Pride); “Glutton Moore” (Greed); “Ursella Urgent” (Lust); “Edith Envy” (Envy); “Monsieur Connoisseur” (Appetite), “Robbin Rage” (Anger); and “Larry Lazy” (Sloth). Each character presents listeners with a unique set of challenging scenarios and temptations, encouraging thought and reflection.  Additionally, the show features a weekly web comic and an interactive social media platform that invites listeners to chime in with their own unique and personal moral dilemmas.

The show’s creator and host, Marquis Laughlin, sees the show as a way to help people make sense of the moral free-for-all that our culture has become. “It’s a positive show about the negative impact declining morality has on our lives and the resulting personal adjustments we have to make.  My hope is that the show informs, inspires and instructs listeners to make better choices on a daily basis,” says Laughlin.

While the show is targeted to conservative Christians, Laughlin hopes it will encourage discussion among a much broader audience.  “Anyone of us can fall prey to these super villains.  Warning people means not just telling them what is happening, but why, and even atheists want to know that,” he says.

Show creator Laughlin is perhaps best known as an internationally-acclaimed performance artist. As the Founder of Acts of the Word Productions, Laughlin offers audiences seven live solo shows featuring performances of Scripture that depict God’s intimate relationship with man. The roster includes: Genesis, Exodus, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, John’s Gospel, Acts of the Apostles and Revelation.

As a sought-after voiceover actor, Laughlin is also the official voice of “The Scriptorium” at The Holy Land Experience, a Christian theme park in Orlando, Florida. His one-man shows are enjoyed by worldwide audiences, including recent performances of Mark's Gospel at the Forum of Trajan in Rome Italy, and John's Gospel at the Hampton Court Mid-Summer Festival in Hereford England. He maintains an active touring schedule at theaters, conferences and houses of worship.

In addition to Laughlin, who wears multiple hats as Creator/Producer/Writer/Host/Voice Artist, the “Moral Dilemma” cast and crew includes: Gene Arnold, Executive Producer/Lead Editor; William Agosto; Producer, MoralDTV; Tami Outterbridge, Writer/Associate Producer/Voice Artist; Tim Michaels, Illustrator and Web Comic Producer; John Forkner, Voice Artist; Mark Benedetto, Emmy Award-Winning Voice Artist; Jennifer Lynne Jorgenson, Voice Artist; and Kate Cherichello, Voice Artist.

Listeners can check www.afa.net for listings of local radio stations, or find an archive of weekly broadcasts at www.MoralD.com.  The show invites comments and news tips, toll-free, at 877-301-9673.
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