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  • Declining Teen Births: Finally, Abstinence Triumphs!

    08/28/2014 6:37:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2014 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates continued dramatic declines in teen births, but the “news” regarding the CDC report is the general acknowledgement that abstinence efforts are contributing to the decline in teen births. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) explained: “The declines in teen birth rates reflect a number of behavioral changes, including decreased sexual activity, increases in the use of contraception at first sex and at most recent sex, and the adoption and increased use of hormonal contraception, injectables, and intrauterine devices.” [Notice that abortion is not mentioned at all;...
  • Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Fast with suggestions for family observance of the season

    03/05/2014 8:16:20 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Women for Faith and Family ^ | 03-05-14 | Women Faith Family
    Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Fastwith suggestions for family observance of the season(From Family Sourcebook for Lent and Easter)"The main current of Lent must flow through the interior man, through hearts and consciences. The essential effort of repentance consists in this. In this effort the human determination to be converted to God is invested with the predisposing grace of conversion and, at the same time, of forgiveness and of spiritual liberation".This reflection by Pope John Paul II in Lent of 1979, recorded in a collection of his meditations, The Light of Christ, indicates the attitude with which we should...
  • Al Gore once again suggests fertility management to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that fertility management was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gores comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to eco-imperialism. Gores agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control, Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gores eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • Youre not ready to have sex if

    01/20/2014 12:52:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 60 replies
    B.P.Terpstra ^ | January 20, 2014 | B.P.Terpstra
    Youre not ready to have sex if 1. You think sex equals love. 2. You feel pressured. 3. Youre afraid to say no. 4. Its just easier to give in. 5. You think everyone else is doing it. (Theyre not!) 6. Your instincts tell you not to. 7. You dont know the facts about pregnancy. 8. You dont understand how birth control works. 9. You dont think a woman can get pregnant the first time. (She can.) 10. It goes against your moral beliefs. 11. It goes against your religious beliefs. 12. Youll regret it in the morning. 13. You...
  • The New Homophiles (Chaste in thought-word-deed, against "Gay Marriage", --- and proud?)

    12/21/2013 9:38:09 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 140 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 20, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    [Prefatory notes] Defining and using terms in this debate is fraught with difficulties. Gay can be a political term of the sexual left. Many consider homosexual to be pejorative. Then there is same-sex attracted. I am using gay out of deference to the good people I am writing about. Homophile was the term used for gay groups in the 1950s and 60s, prior to the birth of the modern gay rights movement. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -...
  • Bishops urge daily Rosary, fast and abstinence on Fridays

    12/13/2013 3:16:06 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | December 12, 2013
    Archbishop Cordileone at USCCB meeting in Nov. (photo by Addie Mena of CNA) The following comes from a Dec. 6 press release issued by the U.S. bishops.The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after Christmas. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.Campaign components include monthly Eucharistic holy hours in cathedrals and parishes, daily...
  • People who drink alcohol outlive those who abstain, study shows

    12/10/2013 11:31:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 11 December 2013
    Research published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found those who did not consume any alcohol appeared to have a higher mortality rate, regardless of whether they were former heavy drinkers or not, than those who drank heavily. Instead, moderate drinking, defined as one to three drinks per day, was associated with the lowest mortality rate.
  • Large differences in hookup culture between Catholic/Secular college students and Evangelical ones

    11/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 27 November 2013 | Troy Gibson
    Dr. Donna Freitas, perhaps the nations leading expert on university hookup culture, has being doing research among college students and on college campuses regarding sex, the hookup culture, and student religiosity for several years. She has produced many scholarly publications and studies. One consistent finding she has observed is that evangelical college students are significantly less likely to hookup than any of their counterparts (Catholic or secular). Why? An excerpt from aninterview: The attitudes toward sexuality on evangelical campuses were remarkably different from everywhere else. Everyone is struggling with sex, but they do it in very different ways.Its impossible on...
  • Miss World: Im Pro-Life

    10/28/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    A confident woman who speaks her mind is a powerful force for good, and newly crowned Miss World Megan Young is unafraid to speak her mind on sex, marriage and life. Young was born in the United States (Virginia) to a Filipino mother and an American father. When she was a young girl, her family moved to the Philippines. Young was crowned Miss Philippines 2013 and, last month, she was crowned Miss World 2013. One month before she was crowned Miss World, Young was interviewed by the local television network ANC. She told the host: Im pro-life, and if it...
  • Three Things You Dont Know About Your Children and Sex

    08/21/2013 11:36:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    AnneMarieMiller ^ | August 19, 2013 | Anne Marie Miller
    Dear Parents,Please allow me a quick moment to introduce myself before we go much further. My name is Anne Marie Miller. I’m thirty-three years old. I’m newly married to a wonderful man named Tim. We don’t have any children yet, but we plan to. For the purpose of this letter, you need to know I’m a recovering addict. Pornography was my drug of choice.I grew up in the church – the daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher man with a passion for learning the Bible. I was the honors student; the athlete; the girl who got along with everyone from...
  • Obama Judicial Nominee Calls Abstinence Education Unconstitutional

    07/23/2013 2:38:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | July 23, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement announcing the nomination of three candidates for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 4, 2013. Nominees from left are: Robert Leon Wilkins, Cornelia "Nina" Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millett. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) (CNSNews.com) The Senate will consider the nomination of Cornelia Pillard, a vocal abortion advocate who said abstinence education was unconstitutional for violating reproductive justice, to serve as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a hearing Wednesday. The equal...
  • Sick liberals exploit Elizabeth Smarts rape and kidnapping to demonize abstinence education

    05/10/2013 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Live Action ^ | Calvin Freiburger
    Elizabeth SmartIn 2002, the kidnapping of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart captured the nations attention. Rescued nine months later, Smart had been held prisoner and raped by Brian David Mitchell, who is currently serving a richly-deserved life sentence. Today, Smart is a 25-year-old author, advocate for child-protection laws, and missing persons commentator for ABC News. Last Wednesday, Smart spoke at a Johns Hopkins University forum on human trafficking. She discussed her mindset while in captivity, the following excerpt of which has been picked up by numerous liberal commentators: I remember in school one time, I had a teacher who was talking about,...
  • Student Told to Change Abstinence T-Shirt Because it Violated Schools Dress Code

    02/26/2013 8:53:24 AM PST · by Sopater · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 2/26/13 | Dave Jolly
    Summer Schreiner of Cocoa, Florida attended the Silver Ring Thing Conference, a Christian event that promotes abstinence only. At the conference, she obtained a t-shirt that read: Dont drink and park accidents cause kids Summer believed in what the shirt said and was proud to wear it to school the next day. Everything was going well for her at Clearlake Middle School until just after lunch. On her way back to class, the 8th grader was stopped by the vice principal who told her to go to the office and change her shirt because it was inappropriate. She was given...
  • Friday penance in the Octave of Christmas revisited (Fr. Z reverses himself)

    12/29/2012 5:24:09 PM PST · by Hieronymus · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | Dec. 29, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Yesterday I facetiously posted about Friday penance during the Octave of Christmas. Days (other than Sunday) within the Octave of Christmas are not heavy enough (as a solemnity would be) to outweigh the Friday obligation to do some sort of penance as determined by the conferences of bishops. In the 1962 Missale Romanum they are II class, which corresponds to the newer, non-traditional calendars feast. In the 2001 Missale Romanum they are categorized as second class, as feasts. If, howeverm you are at a parish named Holy Innocents, such as that great place in Manhattan, and the Feast of the...
  • NatGeo Sees No Taboo in Teen Sex

    07/09/2012 9:35:01 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 9, 2012 | JP
    The latest episode of Taboo aired last night on National Geographic Channel. It explored the issue of Teen Sex. One segment introduced viewers to the Kreung people of Cambodia, who build love huts for their teen-aged daughters to have pre-marital sex with as many teen-aged boys as they like. Another featured 15-year-old Australian tart Cassie Osborne and her teen-aged girlfriends, wearing barely-there dresses, practicing their sexual flirtation, looking forward to becoming some young blokes boy toy. And yet another took a look at Purity Balls here in the United States, in which teen-aged girls pledge to remain pure and abstain...
  • Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics

    05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    Medal Detector ^ | 5/22/2012
    Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the best hurdlers in the world. She's athletic, she's attractive, she's fit ... and as she recently stated on Twitter, she's a virgin. The 29-year-old Jones, who has won gold medals at the World Indoor Championships twice, but is still searching for her first Olympic gold medal, openly discussed her virginity on HBO's "Real Sports," in an episode that airs on Tuesday night. "It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Mary Carillo. "But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DAYS OF ABSTINENCE, 05-18-12

    05/18/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-18-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): .subadimg { text-align:center; } .subadimg a img { border:none; } DAYS OF ABSTINENCE The days pre-scribed for the universal Church on which the faithful are forbidden to take flesh meat or anything made from meat. All Fridays of the year, except holy days of obligation, are days of abstinence; but since 1966 there is an option to substitute another form of penance. Abstinence must be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and all the Fridays in Lent. Abstinence becomes binding at the age of fourteen. All items in this dictionary are from Fr....
  • Pursuing Purity: Why Ive Embraced Abstinence

    05/14/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    live action ^ | 5/14/2012 | Christina Martin
    Im a 30-year-old black woman whos proudly a virgin. Living in America, in 2012, I might be seen as a triple-minority. Some think Im missing out, depriving myself, allowing my personal and religious beliefs to stifle the passions of my soul. Its no wonder people think that way. Our culture is sex-saturated. When I was in high school, the MTV reality show The Real World was about people of different genders, races, and political and spiritual beliefs living together in hopes to challenge stereotypes and develop authentic friendships. Now the shows more about how many attractive people can get drunk...
  • ABSTINENCE WORKS! New Study Shows Abstinence Education Effective

    03/30/2012 3:57:03 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 7 replies
    A recent study revealed more evidence that a Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) abstinence program is effective in delaying sexual onset. Four major conclusions are drawn from the article, entitled, Impact of the Choosing the Best Program in Communities Committed to Abstinence Education. 1. Students in an SRA class were more likely to delay the onset of sexual activity from pre to posttest than their peers. 2. The findings of this study are more realistic and relevant than the Jemmott study on abstinence, as well as most comprehensive sex ed. research since the study occurred in schools. 3. The study was...
  • Those Were the Days of Giants! Fasting and Abstinence in Advent and Lent

    12/14/2011 2:09:09 PM PST · by Salvation · 38 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 14, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Those Were the Days of Giants! A Brief Reflection on the Fasting and Abstinence that were once common in Advent and LentBy: Msgr. Charles Pope I was explaining to a new Catholic recently that the color purple (violet) used in advent is akin to its use in Lent, in that both are considered penitential seasons. Hence we are to give special attention to our sins and our need for salvation. Traditionally we would also take part in penitential practices of fasting and abstinence.Of course, in recent decades Advent has almost wholly lost any real penitential practices. There is no...
  • Wisconsin: Senate passes bill requiring sex ed to promote marriage, abstinence

    11/03/2011 12:49:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/2/11 | Patrick Marley
    Madison - Schools that teach sexual education would have to promote marriage and tell students abstinence is the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy, under a bill the Senate passed Wednesday. The Republican-backed measure passed on a party-line 17-15 vote and now goes to the Republican-run Assembly. It would allow schools to teach abstinence-only courses, which has been banned in Wisconsin since last year under a law Democrats passed when they controlled state government. Also Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill creating an elected comptroller to keep an eye on Milwaukee County's finances. A law approved last year requires sex...
  • Why young Christians aren't waiting anymore

    09/27/2011 7:15:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27th, 2011 | John Blake
    A young Christian at an purity rally spreads the word. True love doesnt wait after all. Thats the implication in the upcoming October issue of an evangelical magazine that claims that young, unmarried Christians are having premarital sex almost as much as their non-Christian peers. The article in Relevant magazine, entitled (Almost) Everyones Doing It, cited several studies examining the sexual activity of single Christians. One of the biggest surprises was a December 2009 study, conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, which included information on sexual activity. While the studys primary report did not explore...
  • Florida uses Obamacare cash to fund abstinence education

    08/15/2011 9:04:46 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Aug 12, 2011 | Jeremy Kryn
    Florida has allocated money authorized by Obamacare for abstinence education provided by 13 different groups. Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Legislature accepted the $2.5 million grant per year from fiscal year 2010 through 2014, and Floridas Department of Health has used the money by giving 13 grants of $150,000 each. Floridas Abstinence Education Program encourages children between ages 9 and 18 to abstain from sex before marriage. In addition, it educates young people how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability. Planned Parenthood of North Florida CEO Staci Fox criticized Floridas decision to...
  • Obama Administration Just Says No to Abstinence

    07/25/2011 4:57:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Take a look at the Obama Administrations newest grant announcement for marriage education. Everything looks okay until page 29. There, listed as one of the Unallowable Activities, is abstinence education. Wait a second. One would expect that with the name Healthy Marriage and Relationship Grants, these programs would aim to promote, well, healthy marriage and relationships. But then why ban educators from talking to youth about delaying sexual activitya factor associated with stronger marriagesnot to mention helping youth avoid a host of other social ills? As Valerie Huber of the National Abstinence Education Association stated: Preventing youth from receiving sexual...
  • Abstinence preacher Sarah Palin to be a grandma again!

    07/20/2011 8:27:29 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 249 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/20/2011 | Daily Mail
    Sarah Palin is going to be a grandmother again - her 22-year-old son Track is expecting his first child. The Republican politicians new 21-year-old daughter-in-law Britta Hanson appears heavily pregnant in newly-posted photos on a friend's Facebook account. The news comes two months after the high school sweethearts married in a small ceremony on a ski slope in Hatcher Pass, Alaska. A picture captioned 'my beautiful britta pie!' which appears to have been taken after a baby shower, shows the expectant mother smiling brightly and surrounded by gifts. Another shows Britta holding up a small hoodie as she smiles at...
  • Sex Education or Promoting Sex?

    03/27/2011 7:08:09 AM PDT · by Raquel · 9 replies
    Political Blog ^ | March 27, 2011 | Jeanine Vecchiarelli
    Recently a former Ramapo High School teacher ran afoul of the law by giving a sexually explicit book to a high school girl. The ex-teacher was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, among other things. Meanwhile, Clarkstown high school students are reading a book that contains all kinds of sexually explicit episodes, including graphic depictions of heterosexual and homosexual encounters, forced oral sex, masturbation, and bestiality. But there is no outcry from the masses in Clarkstown, because this book (which I will not name, to deny it undeserved publicity) is part of the high school English...
  • Online Dating Sites Cater to Virgins

    03/19/2011 8:12:29 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 12 replies
    Charisma News Online ^ | 18 March 2011 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Online dating is nothing new, but the $1.8 billion industry is growingand diversifyingby leaps and bounds. There are dating sites for cheaters, dating sites for millionaires, and dating sites for Christians. The are dating sites for specific ethnic groups, dating sites for divorcees, and dating sites for age groups. Now, there are even dating sites exclusively for virgins and abstinent singles. WeWaited.com and WeAbstain.com are catering to singles on the dating scene that are looking for someone of the opposite sex that holds the same values. While WeWaited.com targets virgins looking for other virgins to date, WeAbstain.com focuses on singles...
  • What is it to do fasting and abstinence? And, when do I do it? [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    03/04/2011 11:08:12 PM PST · by Salvation · 22 replies
    Creighton.Edu ^ | not given | Creighton.Edu
    What is it to do fasting and abstinence? And, when do I do it? What does it mean to "fast"?To fast is to do without food. Its purpose is to experience the effects of not eating. It also serves to be a penance or a sacrifice - for the purpose of strengthening us. When we don't eat, for even a little while, we get hungry. When we get hungry, we have a heightened sense of awareness. If, when we eat too much, we have a sluggish feeling, when we fast, we have a feeling of alertness. Fasting is a wonderful...
  • US teens, young adults 'doing it' less, study says

    03/04/2011 6:04:14 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 03, 2011 | MIKE STOBBE and CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Fewer teens and young adults are having sex, a government survey shows, and theories abound for why they're doing it less. Experts say this generation may be more cautious than their predecessors, more aware of sexually spread diseases. Or perhaps emphasis on abstinence in the past decade has had some influence. Or maybe they're just too busy. "It's not even on my radar," said 17-year-old Abbey King of Hinsdale, Ill., a competitive swimmer who starts her day at 5 a.m. and falls into bed at 10:30 p.m. after swimming, school, weight lifting, running, more swimming, homework and a volunteer gig...
  • True Love Waits: Nearly 1 million African youth commit to abstinence

    02/07/2011 2:27:43 PM PST · by wmfights · 1 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Feb 7, 2011 | Don Beehler
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The number of commitments by African youth to biblical purity through True Love Waits International stands at more than 959,000 since LifeWay Christian Resources launched its strategic initiative there in the summer of 2007. During that three-and-a-half-year period, more than 1.6 million young people in Africa heard the True Love Waits message promoting sexual abstinence until marriage. In addition, nearly 46,000 married adults have committed to faithfulness, and more than 41,600 decisions to follow Jesus Christ have been recorded by True Love Waits team members. From April to October 2010, the total grew by more than 70,000 African...
  • Bristol Palin's Talk on Abstinence Canceled amid Student Uproar (Washington University in St. Louis)

    01/30/2011 10:28:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    Washington University in St. Louis canceled abstinence advocate Bristol Palins speaking engagement amid much outcry over her qualifications and payment. The university withdrew her invitation after students began to protest her scheduled February appearance as part of Student Sexual Responsibility Week. Scott Elman, president of Student Health Advisory Committee, told WUs school paper that the decision to cancel Palins appearance was 100 percent mutual. Elman said the SHAC initially invited Palin because they felt a big name would draw more people to hear a message about abstinence. But both parties agreed that the controversy would overshadow the events intended message...
  • 'Abstinent' teens test positive for STDs

    01/04/2011 10:14:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/3/2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    More than 10 percent of teens who said they were abstinent also tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, says a study in Pediatrics released Monday a figure public health advocates say justifies screening all teens for such diseases. Study author Jessica McDermott Sales, a research assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory University, said STD screenings should happen, regardless of what they say about their sexual histories. "These infections can have some pretty major consequences for young people . It's worth the urine test," she said. The study was based on...
  • A Is for Abstinence

    11/07/2010 9:43:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2010 | PAMELA PAUL
    A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found a decided link between celibacy and good grades. Among high school students who earn mostly As, 32 percent have had intercourse, compared with 69 percent of their peers with Ds and Fs. And on risk-taking measures like consuming alcohol or using condoms, the better students were also the more cautious. The study doesnt point fingers. We dont know whether students get good grades because theyre not engaging in risk behaviors, says Nancy Brener, a health scientist at the C.D.C., or whether sex is part of a downward spiral....
  • 6 Brazen Advocates of Slut Culture on the Pseudo-Feminist Left

    10/24/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 65 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | October 24, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Sluthood wasn't always considered a virtue. Most normal, rational people look at sleeping around as something sad and wrong. It's not healthy, physically or mentally, it can be damaging to a young girl's reputation, and it can also be incredibly dangerous. Women that sleep around oftentimes end up feeling used and regret their choices when they get older and decide to settle down. Other women end up contracting STDs, which may or may not be treatable. For these reasons and more, being a slut is understandably looked down upon -- it can be genuinely harmful. Today's pseudo-feminists, however, have...
  • 70% of high school students are virgins, study reports

    10/16/2010 7:22:55 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 26 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 10/15/10 | Michael Foust
    They may live in a sexually charged culture that essentially encourages them to have sex, but nearly 70 percent of high school-age teens are virgins, according to a new study of the nation's sexual habits. Published in the October issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the study surveyed 820 adolescents nationwide via the Internet, a confidential method the researchers say is more likely to produce honest answers compared to a face-to-face or phone interview. Parents had to give consent. The study found that 69.7 percent of boys and 68.4 percent of girls ages 16-17 have never had intercourse. Among...
  • Why NOT Having Sex Might be Good for You

    09/27/2010 7:04:27 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-10 | Steven Crowder
    Sex. Some of us do it, most of us like it and we all think about it. A lot. I know I do (though I was told that its normal). Gettin busy really isnt the taboo subject that it once was. Whereas once upon a time the conversation was relegated to whispers behind closed doors, nowadays its discussed openly and without shame. As a stand-up comedian, Ive seen hacks openly depict the most depraved, explicit sexual acts they can think of just to get a laugh out of the audience. Clearly, telling wiener jokes is no longer the treading of...
  • ABSTINENCE TRAINING WITH A COUNTRY TWANG

    09/13/2010 11:00:02 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-14-10 | WebToday
    Kansas (Impossible News) -- A highly innovative approach is now being tested in rural Kansas schools when it comes to abstinence education. The new "Ooooh, That's Gross!" program is designed to connect with kindergarten through 6th grade students. Children are taken out to the farm to watch livestock during the mating season. As you can imagine, answers to the many questions they ask are intended to repulse the children and give them the heeby jeebies when it comes to physical contact with the opposite sex. Then after the field trip they are given a "Dick is icky" or Jane is...
  • Minn. Governor Snubs Federal Grant for Condom-Pushing Sex Ed

    09/02/2010 10:42:02 AM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 1, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday September 1, 2010 Minn. Governor Snubs Federal Grant for Condom-Pushing Sex Ed Pawlenty orders state to reject Obamacare "to the fullest extent possible" By Kathleen GilbertST. PAUL, Minnesota, September 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnestota has triggered the ire of the local Planned Parenthood for refusing a federal grant under the new health care law to fund sex education that would push contraceptive use. Pawlenty, who has ordered the state to reject the federal health care legislation "to the fullest extent possible," is instead opting for an abstinence-centered education program.The governor declined to apply for...
  • Abstaining From Reality Again

    09/02/2010 7:10:01 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A government study shows that more than two-thirds of parents support abstinence education. Unfortunately, the other third seems to be giving and getting federal grants. Maybe thats why the feds held up the release of the survey for nearly two years. A nearly two-year-old, federally-funded survey of teen and parent attitudes about sex has prompted new outrage among abstinence education supporters, just as federal funding for their programs is ending, Ben Penn reported in Youth Today, the newspaper on Youth Work on August 26, 2010. The report, dated February 2009, was released Monday by the U.S. Administration for Children and...
  • Deluge of FOIA requests forced HHS to make public new study lauding abstinence-based sex ed

    08/26/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/26/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families were keeping the lid on the results of a new study they funded until they received a flood of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests sparked by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), according to LifeNews.com.The tax-funded study found that 70 percent of parents believe sexual intercourse should be delayed until marriage and that parental attitudes on such issues are the most important determinant of how adolescents view them as well. according to LifeNews.com.The study was discussed at a recent meeting of the American Public...
  • Government Study Withheld for Year: 70 Percent of Parents and 54 Percent of Teens Say Sex...

    08/31/2010 11:54:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 31, 2010 | Jane McGrath
    Complete title: Government Study Withheld for Year: 70 Percent of Parents and 54 Percent of Teens Say Sex Before Marriage is Wrong (CNSNews.com) - Seventy percent ofAmerican parents and 53.5 percent of American adolescents believe sex before marriage is wrong, according to a federally funded study released Monday by the Administration of Children and Families, an agency within the Health and Human Services Department. The survey asked American parentsand adolescents whether theystrongly agreed, somewhat agreed, somewhat disagreed or strongly disagreed wih the statement that "having sexual intercourse is something only married people should."Amongparents, 47.6 percent strongly agreedand 22.2 percentsomewhat agreed,...
  • Deluge of FOIA requests forced HHS to make public new study lauding abstinence-based sex ed

    08/27/2010 3:25:17 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/26/10 2:45 PM EDT | Mark Tapscott
    Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families were keeping the lid on the results of a new study they funded until they received a flood of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests sparked by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), according to LifeNews.com. The tax-funded study found that 70 percent of parents believe sexual intercourse should be delayed until marriage and that parental attitudes on such issues are the most important determinant of how adolescents view them as well. according to LifeNews.com. The study was discussed at a recent meeting of the...
  • Obama, Congress Cut $ for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study

    08/26/2010 9:17:49 AM PDT · by julieee · 21 replies · 4+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | August 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama, Congress Cut $ for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study Washington, DC -- More than 176 abstinence education programs will lose funding for their outreaches to youth and young adults on September 30 because Congress and the Obama Administration canceled all grants going to abstinence-centered programming in their FY2010 budget. http://LifeNews.com/nat6659.html
  • Obama Administration Blocks Release of Pivotal HHS Abstinence Study

    08/19/2010 4:07:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | 8/18/10 | Catherine Snow
    The Obama administration is, once again, entangled in controversy over sex education.Yet this time, it is not about what the administration is trying to implement, but about what it is withholding and apparently for political reasons.A taxpayer-funded study that indicates parental and adolescent support of abstinence education is not being released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as it does not support the administrations objective or that of vocal safe sex activists of eliminating all abstinence-education funding.The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of HHS, funded a survey of 1,000...
  • New study challenges stereotypes of adolescent sex offenders

    07/19/2010 10:50:26 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    American Psychological Association ^ | July 19, 2010 | Unknown
    Analysis shows need for increased focus on sexuality, not social skills, in study and treatment of young sex offendersWASHINGTON Adolescent sex offenders are often stereotyped and treated as socially inept, but new research negates this image, finding that they are more likely to be characterized by atypical sexual interests -- such as desire for prepubescent children, coercive sex with peers and adults, and exposing their genitals to strangers. Adolescent sex offenders are also more likely to have a history of sexual abuse themselves, been exposed to sexual violence in their families, and experienced early exposure to sex or pornography....
  • Gay-to-straight camp run by local man praised, panned

    07/13/2010 2:24:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 20 replies
    http://www2.dailyprogress.com ^ | July 10, 2010 | By Brandon Shulleeta
    From his Greene County home, Rich Wyler has spent eight years organizing private weekend camps throughout the country to rid men of sexual attraction to other men. Wyler, the founder of the nonprofit People Can Change, has hosted camps throughout the United States and in England, including several in the Charlottesville area. More than 1,300 men have attended. Many participants in the Journey Into Manhood camps blame their gay feelings on childhood experiences. Some were molested. Others felt shunned by male adults or peers. Like Wyler, most of Wylers volunteer staff members have fought same-sex attraction. Some participants believe bad...
  • Former Freeland teacher arraigned on Midland Co. charges

    07/12/2010 11:35:02 PM PDT · by rahbert · 9 replies
    Midland (MI) Daily News ^ | 6/29/2010 | Kelly Dame
    The former Freeland High School teacher charged in connection to having a sexual relationship with a student appeared in the Midland County District Court this afternoon to be arraigned on eight charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Marcie Lynn Rousseau, 33, Freeland, was arraigned by Judge Stephen P. Carras, who set bond at $80,000 cash or surety. Other bond conditions are no contact with the victim or children under the age of 18 who are not related to her unless the youngsters parents are present and no use of the Internet social networking website FaceBook. She is represented by Saginaw...
  • College Girls Learning Self R-E-S-P-E-C-T!

    05/19/2010 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 21 replies · 737+ views
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    www.LibertyJuice.com I was surprised and delighted to read that many college girls are finally learning that they hold value, that their bodies arent little playthings for slobbering and sweaty young men, and that giving themselves over for one night stands comes with an emotional price that often lingers for a long time. Its not been a popular message these days in high schools or college campuses, as more often than not, weve seen young people tossed candy-flavored condoms and sent off with a wink. The songs, shows and movies our youth watch and listen to glorify sexual promiscuity without consequence....
  • Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol to join the speakers circuit

    05/18/2010 8:59:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 161 replies · 2,541+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5-17-10 | none
    Bristol Palin is joining the speakers circuit and will command between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance, Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein says. Van Flein confirmed a report by celebrity news website RadarOnline that said the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has signed with Single Source Speakers. He added that her exact fees will depend on factors such as the group she's addressing and what she must do to prepare. Briston Palin, now 19, was thrust into the spotlight as a pregnant teenager during her mother's unsuccessful vice presidential campaign in 2008. She gave birth to a...
  • DA's sex ed warning befuddles Wis. teachers, kids

    04/09/2010 8:57:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 1,206+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 9 | TODD RICHMOND
    MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) -- Mike Taake has taught sex education for 30 years, and he says he knows what doesn't work: just telling kids to wait. The Mauston High School health teacher has used abstinence-only and comprehensive curriculums, and he said students need all the information they can get about sex to make the best choices. But teaching them about contraceptives could land him and other teachers in court...