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  • Baptists: Probe homosexuality in schools

    05/13/2005 9:34:29 AM PDT · by achilles2000 · 22 replies · 836+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Ron Strom
    The link (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44185) is to an article about interesting resolution that has been submitted for consideration at the next the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. The resolution encourages every SBC church to investigate whether the school district in which it is located has either a homosexual club or any curriculum or program that attempts to influence children to accept homosexual behavior as a legitimate lifestyle. If the school district has any of these, the resolution urges churches to inform parents of this fact and encourage them to remove their children from the district’s schools immediately.
  • Committee Reassesses Sex-Ed Decisions (Montgomery County, MD)

    05/15/2005 8:54:44 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 14 replies · 800+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2005 | Lori Aratani
    Teacher Resource Materials for Montgomery Curriculum Called Too Judgmental As chairman of the 27-member committee overseeing the rewrite of Montgomery County Public Schools' sex education curriculum, David Fishback, the father of two, knew he was venturing into sensitive territory....snipBut when a federal judge this month issued a 10-day order blocking the school system from teaching the curriculum that for the first time would have allowed teachers to initiate discussions about homosexuality in eighth grade and would have offered a seven-minute video on how to put on a condom to 10th-graders, Fishback was shocked at the reasoning.It wasn't the carefully worded...
  • State probe details allegations of inappropriate student-coach relations over several years

    05/15/2005 9:12:38 AM PDT · by TejasRose · 8 replies · 1,512+ views
    Abilene Reporter-News ^ | May 15, 2005 | Jason Sheehan and Sidney Levesque
    Grand jury to review Merkel abuse charges MERKEL - A state probe of relationships between Merkel students and teachers paints a picture that suggests boundaries between coaches and students vanished years ago. The six-month investigation by the state department of Child Protective Services, which investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect, is believed to be a first for the school district. The Taylor County Sheriff's Office assisted CPS with the investigation, which was prompted by a teacher's complaint in August. No arrests have been made in the investigation, although District Attorney James Eidson is expected to present the findings of...
  • Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Female Student

    05/15/2005 7:59:13 AM PDT · by zaxxon · 85 replies · 2,801+ views
    ABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | 5/15/2005 | CNS
    Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex with Female Student ANAHEIM (CNS) — A Ball Junior High School teacher was arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 14 year-old girl student, it was reported today. Carlos Jose Melendez, 32, was arrested yesterday after the girl's parents called police, Anaheim Sgt. Rick Martinez told the Los Angeles Times. "We immediately launched an investigation which resulted in our asking him to come to the police station today," Martinez told the newspaper yesterday. "We believe that he had inappropriate sexual contact with this minor for a period of time — there was more...
  • Pedophiles on the prowl

    01/04/2005 4:30:26 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 2,088+ views
    Herald-Sun ^ | 5 January 2005 | Aussie Dasher
    A BOY whose mother died in the tsunami is feared to have been kidnapped from a Thai hospital by a pedophile. Kristian Walker, 12, from Stockholm, was said to have been led away by a dark-haired stranger. Swedish police sent seven officers to Thailand to investigate. The boy's father, Dan Walker said he was gravely concerned for his son. He said that Kristian and two of his other children went on holiday to the Thai resort of Khao Lak with his mother -- Mr Walker's ex-wife -- and her boyfriend. When the tsunami struck their hotel, Mr Walker's ex-wife was...
  • 'Enriching Our Literary Heritage': Judy Blume or Madeleine L'Engle?

    12/29/2004 12:36:31 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 62 replies · 2,874+ views
    BreakPoint with Chuck Colson ^ | December 29, 2004 | Chuck Colson
    This November, Judy Blume was presented with a medal from the National Book Award Foundation. The same day, Madeleine L’Engle received a medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Though both authors are best known for their books for teenagers, they couldn’t be more different. Blume made her name as the writer of Deenie, Forever, and other young adult novels known for their sexual themes and explicit descriptions. Typically, many of the articles written to celebrate her medal pictured Blume as a sort of big sister who provided guidance and reassurance about premarital sex, masturbation, and similar topics. Washington...
  • Selling a dangerous lie (Sex Ed)

    12/16/2004 11:50:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,222+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 12/17/05 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?  When it comes to other topics -- smoking, drinking, drug abuse -- we don’t hesitate to give our children the benefit of an unambiguous “no.” We tell them flat out that they shouldn’t do it. If anyone said, “But kids are going to drink any way, so let’s show them how they can minimize the effects of a hangover,” most parents would suggest that that person have his head examined.  Yet who can deny that the same logic (or lack thereof) lies behind the push...
  • Planned Parenthood's Child Sex Abuse Cover-up

    12/03/2004 8:33:06 AM PST · by jbamb · 5 replies · 1,602+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-3-04 | John Bambenek
    Planned Parenthood's Child Sex Abuse Cover-up A truth the bears telling is that the dirty little secret in town is that it looks like Planned Parenthood covers up for child rape. Yes, you read that right. Here's the scoop. Most of this you can read on the people who did the investigation at Child Predator, where you can read the report here. Here is what they did. They called up pretending to be a 13 year old. Said they were pregnant by an older man and wanted an abortion. For those of you that are slow, there is this thing...
  • The Waxman Report on Sex Ed

    12/02/2004 1:10:26 PM PST · by jbamb · 3 replies · 944+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 12-2-04 | John Bambenek
    The Waxman Report on Sex Ed You can read the report here: http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/Documents/20041201102153-50247.pdf Or the news article here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26623-2004Dec1.html (FYI, linked be Drudge in Red despite the fact he supposedly only writes conservative things) I can't quite evaluate many of the claims because the course material is not available, but let's deal with a few things that I can. First, I'm sure the liberal pundits are going crazy saying "A Ha! This is why abstinence education won't work!". The study points out 2 of the 13 tentative courses are accurate. That's right, tentative. The report itself says these are the...
  • Abstinence Education Under Attack (Another Waxman Debacle)

    12/10/2004 11:14:41 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 10, 2004 | Craig Richardson
    Today, forty years after the dawn of the sexual revolution, most realize that the notion of “free love” is false. AIDS is wiping out half a continent; abortions take more than a million lives a year, and countless STDs negatively impact the health our sex-crazed culture. Out-of-wedlock pregnancies make it much more likely teenage mothers will spend their lives in poverty. Given these social ills, promoting abstinence as an alternative for our young adults seems logical to most people. Inexplicably, the minority staff of the US House Committee on Government Reform released an inaccurate and biased study last week attacking...
  • Jerry Klein of WMAL Now Discussing Montgomery County School New Sex-Ed Curricula

    12/05/2004 10:56:02 AM PST · by sinanju · 2 replies · 662+ views
    To all D.C. (suburban MD) Freepers; Jerry Klein, WMAL's house liberal is fielding calls on the Montgomery County Sex-ed controversy.
  • Paedophilia thesis comes under fire Doctorate could justify child sex, say experts

    12/05/2004 8:29:34 AM PST · by aculeus · 24 replies · 1,212+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | December 2, 2004 | by Matthew Taylor, education correspondent
    An academic awarded a doctorate by Glasgow University for his thesis which described sex between adults and children as sometimes positive was criticised last night by child abuse experts. Richard Yuill said his research, based on interviews with paedophiles and their victims, "challenged the assumption" that sexual relations between adults and under-16s were inherently abusive. "The conclusions are that in such relationships I think you've got the good, the bad and the ugly, and that's where I stand on that," he said in the Times Higher Education Supplement. But child abuse experts said his thesis would play into the hands...
  • The Reynolds story (Mel Reynolds reportedly a personal guest of Bill Clinton at library)

    11/29/2004 5:52:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 2,085+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/24/04 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Reynolds story... November 24, 2004 BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was reportedly a personal guest of former President Bill Clinton at the dedication of his library in Little Rock, Ark., last week. *Background: During his final hours in office, Clinton commuted the jail sentence of Reynolds, who served 2-1/2 years in federal prison on charges of corruption and having sex with an underage girl. Reynolds petitioned for clemency so he could be reunited with his children, who he felt needed him desperately. Clinton concurred. *Foreground: Reynolds was accompanied by his son and namesake, 11-year...
  • Virginity Lost

    11/23/2004 11:59:12 AM PST · by DTaggart · 8 replies · 5,225+ views
    Slate
    Let's talk about sex On Everwood, the WB's family drama about life in a small Colorado town, Ephram (played by Gregory Smith) has been in love with Amy (Emily VanCamp) since the show's first episode in the fall of 2002. Their tumultuous journey to coupledom spanned the show's first two seasons, which corresponded with their sophomore and junior years in high school. The pair faced many obstacles, most of them resulting from the fact that Amy's boyfriend, Colin, was in a coma. Finally, at the end of last season, Amy and Ephram made it through the wilderness and began dating....
  • ZOT II: A Question of Morality?

    11/15/2004 8:57:16 PM PST · by NeantHumain · 60 replies · 1,104+ views
    November 15, 2004 | Néant Humain
    I ask this question without a flinch: Why are such issues as pornography, gay marriage, and other moral issues something government should regulate? One of my beliefs is that a person should be free to do want they want so long as they do not inhibit another person's freedom. This is a good rule of thumb, but it does mean some people are going to say or do things I would not personally do or do not personally agree with. A popular issue today is gay marriage. Although I would not personally engage in homosexual practices, I am obligated to...
  • Chicago Teacher In Teen Sex Bust (Woman paid for services and provided booze, pot)

    11/11/2004 5:21:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 2,058+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 11/11/04 | The Smoking Gun
    NOVEMBER 10--Meet Senorita Walker. The 33-year-old Chicago high school teacher is facing felony charges for allegedly paying three teenage boys for sex and plying them with pot and booze. According to cops, Walker initially met one of the boys, aged 15, at the school where she worked, and met the two other victims, both 16, through the student. Walker, who allegedly paid the trio about $5000 for their services, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual abuse and jailed in lieu of $300,000 bail. Walker's encounters with the teenagers occurred earlier this year in her South Side home and...
  • Kid-Sex Shocker

    11/08/2004 7:58:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies · 11,405+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 8, 2004 | LEONARD GREENE and DAN MANGAN
    November 8, 2004 -- A 29-year-old Connecticut woman — accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy for months — says she considers the little neighbor her "boyfriend" and hopes to marry him someday, authorities said yesterday. "I don't want anyone but you!" Tammy Imre allegedly wrote in a letter to the boy, who was a playmate of Imre's 7-year-old daughter.
  • "Sex Manual" for 12 Year Old School Children has Nova Scotia Parents Riled

    09/20/2004 5:49:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 5,938+ views
    Lifesite ^ | September 17, 2004
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A sex manual, aimed at Nova Scotia school children from grade seven and older, has many parents fuming. The manual -- Sex? A Healthy Sexuality Resource -- contains subject materials totally inappropriate for children, according to a parents group, Parent Advocates for Accountability Group (PAAG). As a result of parental concern, the proposed deadline for the release of the booklet has been extended from September 9 to the end of the month, giving parents time to review the 124 page document which tells children (among other things) that being 12 years old...
  • Sex crimes may be starting younger [Schools report 'fairly graphic' acts in kindergarten]

    09/05/2004 4:31:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 47 replies · 1,951+ views
    Houston Chroncile ^ | 9/5/04 | LIZ AUSTIN
    DALLAS - The arrest of a 12-year-old boy on charges that he molested a 4-year-old girl at a fast-food restaurant playground may point to a growing problem of sexually aggressive children, child-abuse experts say. The boy was arrested Wednesday in suburban Houston on charges of indecency with a child and aggravated sexual assault. Police would not discuss in detail what happened to the girl, other than to say her mother said she'd been touched inappropriately. The arrest came a week after the Dallas Independent School District expelled two first-grade boys after one performed a sex act on another during class....
  • Nicole Kidman Booed at 'Child Love' Film

    09/08/2004 2:50:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 47 replies · 1,899+ views
    Fox 23 ^ | 9/08/04 | Various
    Actress Nicole Kidman was met by a chorus of boos at the premiere of her shocking new movie Birth - which sees her fall in love with a ten-year-old boy. The redhead, 37, stars as Anna, who believes a young boy, played by Cameron Bright, is her reincarnated dead husband. Many disgusted viewers walked out of the theater at the Venice Film Festival Tuesday night after a shocking nude scene featuring Kidman and the boy sharing an erotic bath. The movie's director, Jonathan Glazer, was disappointed by the reaction but is thrilled it is the front-runner for this year's prestigious...
  • Kansas Loses Ruling on Reporting of Underage Sex

    07/26/2004 5:40:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 851+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/26/04 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. – A federal judge ruled Monday that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in Kansas cannot be forced to report instances of underage sex to authorities. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten issued a preliminary injunction blocking Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's interpretation of a state law. Sex involving someone under 16 is illegal in Kansas, even if it involves willing same-age partners. Last July, Kline said the 1982 law requires doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and others to report such illegal underage sex to law enforcement officials or the state. Kline said such reporting is required...
  • Teacher has kids tasting flavored condoms

    07/23/2004 12:33:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 975+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 22, 2004
    The New Mexico Health Department is standing behind a sex-education teacher in Santa Fe who encouraged ninth-graders to taste flavored condoms. According to a report in the Santa Fe New Mexican, parent Lisa Gallegos said that when her 15-year-old daughter balked at putting a condom in her mouth, instructor Tony Escudero told her, "Come on, sweetie, have a little fun." Also, Gallegos quotes her daughter as saying when a male student expressed his disgust with homosexual activity, Escudero said, "Never say never, because you never know. Someday you might like it that way." "I agree with sex ed 100 percent,"...
  • Teacher has kids tasting flavored condoms (Brave New Schools)

    07/22/2004 2:35:44 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 141 replies · 4,963+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 22, 2004 | unknown
    Thursday, July 22, 2004 BRAVE NEW SCHOOLSTeacher has kids tasting flavored condomsGovernment agency backs instructor over 9th-grade girl's mom Posted: July 22, 20045:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com The New Mexico Health Department is standing behind a sex-education teacher in Santa Fe who encouraged ninth-graders to taste flavored condoms. According to a report in the Santa Fe New Mexican, parent Lisa Gallegos said that when her 15-year-old daughter balked at putting a condom in her mouth, instructor Tony Escudero told her, "Come on, sweetie, have a little fun." Also, Gallegos quotes her daughter as saying when a male student expressed his...
  • Grandmother, 71 weds student, 19

    07/20/2004 11:59:54 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies · 1,680+ views
    East African Standard ^ | Tuesday, July 20, 2004 | Amos Kareithi and Boniface Gikandi
    The 71-year-old grandmother who has married a 19-year-old Form Four student yesterday denied that she was a "cradle snatcher", saying she was following the dictates of her god. At the same time, the teenager said that no amount of threats, intimidation or raw force could force him abandon the wife God had ordered him to marry. Investigations by the East African Standard revealed that the couple was living together in the same house about seven kilometres from Makuyu town. The side view of Nyanginda wa Ngugi’s house where she now lives with her new husband James Mburu Kamau and her...
  • Richard Gere attacks Bush over sex education

    07/18/2004 2:32:51 PM PDT · by ambrose · 134 replies · 2,789+ views
    Gere attacks Bush over sex education 18/07/2004 - 12:51:59 Hollywood heart-throb Richard Gere launched a scathing attack on American President George W Bush's attitude to sex education in Bangkok on Tuesday. The passionate actor was speaking at the 15th International Aids conference in the Thai capital, after visiting India the previous week with his younger brother David to highlight the Aids epidemic. Gere took the opportunity to attack Bush's unrealistic approach to sex education after the president proposed in the 2005 budget that $270m (?216.8m) should be put into funding programs which dissuade teenagers from having sex. During his time...
  • Children face sex risk at US schools

    07/17/2004 5:31:48 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 52 replies · 3,270+ views
    The Observer ^ | July 18, 2004 | Richard Luscombe
    It's not just the high-profile cases, like the ex-model held for seducing a boy of 14. New research suggests 10 per cent of American pupils are victims of sexual abuse Research claiming that one in 10 American children has been sexually exploited at school - and that almost half the abusers are women - has shocked parents as one of the nation's most notorious pupil abusers is about to be released from prison. More than 4.5 million school-age children have been subjected to some form of sexual behaviour from teachers or other adults meant to be looking after them, said...
  • Sex at age 12 okay under law change

    05/22/2004 8:51:16 PM PDT · by gungadin · 150 replies · 1,552+ views
    stuff.co.nz ^ | 23 May 2004 | OSKAR ALLEY
    Sex between children as young as 12 will be allowed under a shock law change, horrifying teen pregnancy experts, educators and counsellors. The Crimes Amendment (No 2) Bill is designed to repeal our outdated sex laws but critics are furious at a new section that would allow sex between teenage couples. The new law would decriminalise consensual sex for children as young as 12, provided their partner is no more than two years older than them. It would allow a girl as young as 12, and a boy aged 12-14, to have sex with impunity. Parents and police would be...
  • Marcus Dixon CONVICTED Ten Years for Child Molestation

    03/01/2004 1:03:56 PM PST · by cyborg · 157 replies · 773+ views
    I just heard that Marcus Dixon has been convicted of child molestation. Ten years in prison...a complete outrage esp. since the girl said she lied anout the rape.
  • Sex Education in Amherst - High school takes on controversial play [VAGINA MONOLOGUES]

    01/25/2004 1:59:20 AM PST · by ppaul · 30 replies · 1,304+ views
    TIME ^ | 1/26/04 | NATHAN THORNBURGH
    Monday, Jan. 26, 2004Sex Education in Amherst A high school takes on a controversial play ByNATHAN THORNBURGH This Feb. 14, V won't stand for just valentine at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, Massachusets. The local school board and superintendent last month approved a student request to stage The Vagina Monologues the night before Valentine's Day as part of a national campaign to call attention to violence against women. The theater piece, written by Eve Ensler, has played off-Broadway and in all-star benefits around the country and the world on Valentine's Day for the past six years. But this...
  • Teen saves brother from alleged sex assault try [by illegal immigrant from Brazil]

    11/29/2003 6:57:17 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 22 replies · 229+ views
    bostonherald.com ^ | 29, 2003 | Franci Richardson
    An alert teenage boy saved his younger brother from being sexually assaulted when a Plymouth janitor in a town-owned hall allegedly tried to take off his pants, authorities said. ``My oldest son did something that you wouldn't think a 14-year-old could do - he was smart enough to deal with the whole situation,'' said the boys' father, who didn't give his name for fear either son would be identified. ``It could have been a lot different. I shudder to think about it.'' The teen accompanied his 6-year-old brother into the bathroom of Memorial Hall in Plymouth when the janitor, Andre...
  • Norwegian boys in USA on Jackson's tab

    11/20/2003 8:26:25 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies · 2,242+ views
    Aftenposten - English edition ^ | 20 Nov 2003 | Johnathan Tisdall
    Three Oslo teenagers have been on a secret private visit to pop idol Michael Jackson at his pleasure park Neverland Ranch in California. After police raided Neverland Tuesday morning with a warrant for Jackson's arrest on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young boy worries have run high in Oslo, newspaper VG reports. One of the mothers said she was waiting to hear from her son, and was considering calling Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Two youths were invited along to California by Jackson's Norwegian-Pakistani friend Omer Bhatti, 19. Bhatti, from Oslo's Holmlia district, became a celebrity of sorts after Jackson...
  • Jackson to Surrender 2pm EST, 11am PST (Live Perp-Walk Not-Breaking News Thread)

    11/20/2003 10:49:29 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 961 replies · 2,928+ views
    This is not breaking news. It's just plain old regular news even though it is happening withing 15 minutes. CNN reports that Jackson will be turning himself in within 30 minutes
  • Gay sex OK at 14 (men who have sex with boys of 14 will no longer face prosecution - UK)

    10/05/2003 9:13:19 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 38 replies · 1,707+ views
    GAY SEX OK AT 14 Ruling by appeal judges turns into a time bomb By Brendan Mcginty MEN who have sex with boys of 14 will no longer face prosecution. One of the most influential judges in Scotland yesterday confirmed an appeal court ruling has dramatically altered the law governing gay sex. The decision provoked uproar yesterday as critics demanded action to close the loophole. The changes came into effect after the offence of shameless indecency was scrapped by law lords. The ruling came when lawyers acting for Glasgow labourer Allan Dominick argued the charge was too vague. The...
  • Pupil's 'oral sex' expulsion appeal denied -

    09/15/2003 9:00:54 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 50 replies · 236+ views
    Times Online.com ^ | September 15, 2003 | Bob Bauder
    Pupil's 'oral sex' expulsion appeal denied Bob Bauder, Times Staff BEAVER - A Beaver County judge has dismissed an appeal filed by the mother of a 13-year-old South Side Area School District pupil who was expelled earlier this year after admitting to having oral sex with another pupil on a school bus. The mother appealed the June 12 expulsion to county court. She alleged the district violated her daughter's constitutional rights and was not clear in its written policies that oral sex on a bus was unacceptable behavior. Judge George E. James disagreed, ruling that the expulsion was legal and...
  • Kline Concerned about Sodomy Case-laws against sex with children could be nullified (ACLU involved)

    09/15/2003 5:14:14 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 16 replies · 282+ views
    Kline Concerned about Sodomy Case WIBW, Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is concerned that if a sodomy case before the courts goes against the state, the Kansas marriage law and laws against sex with children will be nullified. Kline held a news conference on Monday about the case of Matthew Limon, convicted in 2000 of having sex with a 14-year-old boy. That was in a group home for the developmentally disabled. The defendant's attorney, working for the ACLU, argues that Limon's 17-year prison sentence is unfair. The defense says another Kansas sex law provides a lesser penalty if the...
  • When Sex Ed becomes Porn 101

    09/02/2003 10:49:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 228+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003 | By Robert Rector
    <p>It's "Back To School" time again, and here's the first pop quiz. No, it's not for the kids. It's for parents, and they have to answer only one question: Do you know what your children are learning in sex-education classes?</p>
  • "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More

    08/30/2003 5:48:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 377 replies · 2,463+ views
    "Sexually Inclusive Christians" Celebrate Victories, Push for More Mark Tooley August 22, 2003 When arguing for church acceptance of homosexuality, most advocates talk about monogamy. But others are bolder. “I am a strong ally of those in healthy, polyamorous relationships,” declared Debra Kolodny. She argued that having multiple sexual partners can be “holy.” Kolodyn was leading a workshop at the WOW (Witness Our Welcome) 2003 convention, an ecumenical gathering for “sexually and gender inclusive Christians.” Hundreds of homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual people gathered under the “queer” banner in Philadelphia August 14-17 to urge religious acceptance of non-traditional sexual behaviors. According...
  • 254 'boy words'

    08/26/2003 7:53:07 PM PDT · by GrandMoM · 48 replies · 1,138+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/14/2000 | Dr. Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education
    Tuesday, November 14, 2000 254 'boy words' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editor's note: The following column contains content of a sexual nature that some readers may find objectionable. Those debating whether homosexuals should be scout leaders should take a look at the dictionary to help decide whether or not homosexuals have an inordinate interest in young boys. Or is it really as gay rights leaders say -- they just labor in young boys' best interests. Let's look it up and see if pederasts (men who sexually assault boys) comprise just a small cadre within the much larger male homosexual population. The dictionary I...
  • Give teens credit for being able to see beyond thong issue

    08/23/2003 9:02:12 AM PDT · by gorush · 128 replies · 5,511+ views
    Wausau Daily Herald ^ | 8/21/03 | Danielle M. Chahdi
    <p>I am a 15-year-old sophomore at D.C. Everest Senior High School, and I am writing about the Aug. 13 editorial regarding student dress codes because my mom always told me I am not to complain if I am not willing to take action.</p>
  • What's so funny about abstinence, Al Franken?

    08/22/2003 1:05:02 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 366+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 8/22/03 | Michelle Malkin
    Left-wing "comedian" Al Franken got tripped up by some big fat lies this week. He's sorry he got caught, but smugly silent about making fun of countless American kids who have taken abstinence vows.Thanks to Court TV's Smoking Gun Web site (www.thesmokinggun.com), we now know that the Saturday Night Live leftover abused his position as an "academic fellow" (now that's funny) at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy in a puerile attempt to trick Attorney General John Ashcroft into publicly sharing his personal experience with abstinence.Franken urged Ashcroft to share...
  • Teens have right to have sex, lawyer argues (Huh?!?)

    08/21/2003 7:32:39 PM PDT · by mhking · 136 replies · 511+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8.21.03 | JAMAAL ABDUL-ALIM
    When an Oak Creek woman found her 14-year-old daughter nude in the woman's bed with a 14-year-old boy, the teens didn't strike her as being overly concerned. "They both freely admitted that their intention was to 'have sex,' " records quote the woman as saying. They "were confrontational and remorseless." The teens even "challenged" the woman to call police. So she did. Now, the couple's would-be sexual encounter in October has both of them facing serious criminal charges. Their case takes a course through the intersection of morals and law, a bustling crossroads at a time when sexuality has become...
  • ‘This Could Be Your Kid’

    08/10/2003 11:14:30 AM PDT · by mlmr · 69 replies · 1,032+ views
    Newsweek online ^ | .08.10.03 | By Suzanne Smalley
    <p>Aug. 18 issue — Like many teenage girls in Minneapolis, 17-year-old Stacey liked to hang out after school at the Mall of America, Minnesota’s vast shopping megaplex. Cute, blond and chatty, she flirted with boys and tried on the latest Gap fashions. One day last summer, Stacey, which isn’t her real name, says she was approached by a man who told her how pretty she was, and asked if he could buy her some clothes. “He was an older guy, dressed really well,” she recalls. “He said he just wanted to see me in the clothes.” Stacey agreed, and went home that night with a $250 outfit.</p>
  • Teen Prostitution; Trends Show Kids Getting Younger, More from Middle-Class Homes

    08/10/2003 12:44:03 PM PDT · by narses · 49 replies · 1,772+ views
    <p>NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last year, local and federal law-enforcement officials say they have noted a marked increase in teen prostitution in cities across the country, reports Assistant Editor Suzanne Smalley in the August 18 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, August 11).</p> <p>Law-enforcement agencies and advocacy groups that work with teen prostitutes say they are increasingly alarmed by the trend lines: the kids are getting younger; according to the FBI, the average age of a new recruit is just 13; some are as young as 9. And, while the vast majority of teen prostitutes today are runaways, illegal immigrants and children of poor urban areas, experts say a growing number now come from middle-class homes.</p>
  • Age of consent examined in Channel 4 sex series

    08/05/2003 4:56:34 PM PDT · by sjersey · 95 replies · 1,178+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/6/2003 | Tom Leonard
    Channel 4 is to examine whether the age of consent should be lowered to 14 in a series of programmes devoted to teenage sex, it said yesterday. The Adult At 14 season will offer a "realistic examination of teenage sexuality" in a succession of programmes highlighting the increasingly sexualised world in which children grow up. In one episode, Age Of Consent, the presenter, Miranda Sawyer, argues that sex below the age of 16 should be legalised. Another documentary, Porn To Be Young, will interview young people about their attitude towards pornography, while in 14 Alone, a group of 10 14-year-old...
  • Actor Pleads No Contest to Porn Charge (Jeffrey Jones)

    07/08/2003 8:17:39 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 59 replies · 3,226+ views
    Actor Pleads No Contest to Porn Charge LOS ANGELES - Actor Jeffrey Jones (news), who played the high school principal in the 1980s comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," pleaded no contest Tuesday to a felony charge of employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos. Jones was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender and undergo counseling. A misdemeanor charge of possession or control of child pornography was dropped. "I'm sorry that this incident was allowed to occur. Such an event has never happened before and it will never happen again,"...
  • Boy suspected of committing incest

    06/27/2003 2:18:43 AM PDT · by loudmouths · 51 replies · 441+ views
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | JUne 24, 2003 | By MELISSA PINION-WHITT, Staff Write
    BLOOMINGTON - Sheriff's detectives investigating the circumstances behind a stillborn fetus found in an alley arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of committing incest with his sister, the baby's mother.
  • Day care operator accused of having sex with 14-year-old boy

    06/20/2003 11:40:28 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 59 replies · 14,584+ views
    Day care operator accused of having sex with 14-year-old boy Mandy Skarpa is accused of having consensual sex with a 14-year-old boy. By Andy Cerota ABC13 Eyewitness News (6/19/03 - ROSENBERG) — A Rosenberg woman who runs a day care out of her home has been charged with indecency involving a teenage boy. Now it's up to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department to investigate, but she's married to one of their own. Although her husband works for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department, Mandy Skarpa's husband is not involved in the investigation at all. Neighbors describe her as...
  • Justices Void Prison Term Given Gay Teenager in Kansas

    06/27/2003 12:59:10 PM PDT · by Stingray51 · 313 replies · 893+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2003 | DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, June 27 — In one of the first consequences of its landmark ruling on gay rights on Thursday, the Supreme Court today set aside the lengthy prison sentence imposed on a gay Kansas teenager for having had sex with a younger boy. In a brief order with little elaboration, the court vacated the 17-year sentence imposed in 2000 on the defendant, Matthew Limon, and returned the case to the Kansas courts "for further consideration in light of Lawrence v. Texas." The case of Lawrence v. Texas, which was decided on Thursday and overturned an Texas antisodomy law, upheld the...
  • Springfield man gets 103-year sentence for sexually abusing children (OR)

    06/27/2003 2:49:00 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 21 replies · 372+ views
    Springfield man gets 103-year sentence for sexually abusing children (Eugene-AP) - A former Boy Scout leader from Lane County was sentenced to 103 years in prison Thursday in Eugene after being convicted of 17 counts of sodomizing boys. Prosecutors say Steven Jeremy Freeman sexually abused and sodomized ten young boys. He operated a sports card shop in Springfield. He lived in back, where police say the abuses took place. Assistant District Attorney Alex Gardner pushed for a long sentence, saying that pedophiles typically do not reform. The sentences are covered by Measure eleven, which means that they sentence cannot...
  • My gay son: Nats MP bucks the party line (Australia)

    05/21/2003 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Teacher317 · 8 replies · 91+ views
    Sydnet Morning Herald ^ | May 22, 2003 (Time difference, donchyaknow) | Paola Totaro
    My gay son: Nats MP bucks the party line By Paola Totaro, State Political Editor May 22 2003 A National Party MP, Russell Turner, spoke in Parliament yesterday about his adult son's homosexuality, in a bid to explain his decision to defy his party and support changes to age of consent laws. In a spirited and sometimes emotional day, the floor of the NSW lower house became an arena for a rare kind of political debate - one unfettered by pre-ordained party positions, and speakers guided principally by their consciences. The reforms, which were designed to bring NSW into line...