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  • Richard Dawkins launches 'There is no God' adverts on buses across Britain

    01/06/2009 10:20:23 AM PST · by Stoat · 146 replies · 2,589+ views
    The Times (U.K.) / Various ^ | January 6, 2009 | Ruth Gledhill
      Professor Richard Dawkins told the launch ceremony that the existence of God was as likely as the tooth fairy     The archsceptic professor Richard Dawkins today launched Britain's first atheist campaign posting the message: "There's probably no God. So stop worrying and enjoy your life" on the side of 800 British buses. The posters – launched in conditions cold enough to freeze a presumably non-existent hell over – co-incided with the Christian feast of the Epiphany, when according to tradition three magi from the East presented the baby Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Dr...
  • American Teens Lie, Steal, Cheat At 'Alarming' Rates: Study

    12/02/2008 6:51:45 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 60 replies · 1,816+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 1, 2008 | unattributed
    American teenagers lie, steal and cheat more at "alarming rates," a study of nearly 30,000 high school students concluded Monday. The attitudes and conduct of some 29,760 high school students across the United States "doesn't bode well for the future when these youngsters become the next generation's politicians and parents, cops and corporate executives, and journalists and generals," the non-profit Josephson Institute said. In its 2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, the Los Angeles-based organization said the teenagers' responses to questions about lying, stealing and cheating "reveals entrenched habits of dishonesty for the workforce of the future..."
  • Resort plans nude "anything goes" party

    11/13/2008 8:05:12 AM PST · by WL-law · 64 replies · 2,265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11-13-08 | Rob Taylor
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - An Australian holiday resort will hold a month-long, nude "anything goes" party to combat an expected economic downturn, media reports said on Thursday. "Tough economic times call for stiff measures," Tony Fox, the owner of the White Cockatoo resort in Mossman, in tropical Queensland state, told the Courier-Mail newspaper. ... "It will be a hedonism resort, where anything goes for a month. It doesn't take rocket science to work out what it means," Fox said, naming March as the risque party month. (Reporting by Rob Taylor, editing by Miral Fahmy)
  • 'Try something new today ...' blundering Sainsbury's gives booklet on sex positions to 8/yos

    11/12/2008 6:13:22 PM PST · by Daffynition · 9 replies · 1,824+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12th November 2008 | Andrew Levy
    They probably expected a goody bag of some sorts as a going home gift after the primary school trip to Sainsbury's. But what the 42 children - not to mention their parents and teachers - did not expect was to be given a book with explicit illustrations of sexual positions. And the advice under the dozen drawings, which feature in a section about saving water by 'bathing with a friend', reads: 'Save water. Have fun. Just get out before everything becomes wrinkled.' Other inappropriate suggestions in the £5 book from Sainsbury's - whose advertising slogan is Try Something New Today...
  • the facts of life & the culture of death (graphic content alert!)

    02/26/2008 4:47:10 PM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 250+ views
    Off The Record ^ | February 26, 2008 | Diogenes
    "Papa loved Mama, so they got married and had babies." Thus does my earnest four-year-old summarize the mysteries of marital love. For scientific purposes that statement is terribly incomplete. For philosophical purposes, it hits the bull's eye. With those words Phil Lawler began a Wall Street Journal op-ed in March of 1996. His child's perspective stands in instructive contrast to an article in today's New York Times titled, "Talking With Children About Sex and AIDS: At What Age to Start?" The answer suggested in the lede is "How about, oh, 4?" The reporter tells us this is the subject...
  • Anything-goes sex on campus

    12/13/2007 4:12:15 PM PST · by wagglebee · 61 replies · 219+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/13/07 | Rebecca Hagelin
    If you think political correctness on our college campuses is a threat to free speech, I have a news flash for you. It's even worse than that. It's actually putting the lives of our young people at risk. Sound a bit over the top? Only if you haven't read a riveting account by a campus psychiatrist who knows the price our children are paying – mentally, emotionally and physically – for the attitudes that allow the "sexual revolution" to rage unchecked in the halls of "higher learning." That psychiatrist, Dr. Miriam Grossman, took a bold step last year when she...
  • Suburban Sex Parties Draw Complaints

    12/07/2007 12:58:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 825+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/7/7 | PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press Writer
    Duncanville, Texas (AP) -- The most popular address on Cedar Ridge Drive is Jim Trulock's split-level home, which has a group sex room and attracts as many as 100 people to swinger parties featuring "Naked Twister" nights. But the festivities could soon be over. In response to neighbors' complaints, the city has outlawed sex clubs in residential areas. Citations have been issued, and search warrants may be next. "It's crazy that they want to force their morality down our throats," said Dawn Burton, 45, a regular guest at the parties. "We're all frustrated." So are those who complain of the...
  • The War on "No" Is Child "Centered Parenting" producing a generation of brats?

    11/30/2007 8:18:46 AM PST · by qam1 · 94 replies · 329+ views
    Babble ^ | 11/30/07 | Kathryn J. Alexander
    Extreme parenting has come to be associated with images of overly involved parents — this generation's stage parents, who manage and control every minute of their child's life, imposing their adult dreams and desires onto the little ones in a pathetic attempt to fuel their own insatiable need for success and recognition. As familiar as this parental profile has become, another form of extreme parenting has emerged, one that is getting harder to ignore. I am referring to the increasingly ubiquitous parenting approach that rejects the use of the word "no," and in which even the most reasonable degree of...
  • My Mother Is A Feminist

    11/21/2007 1:35:28 PM PST · by rwbusa50 · 58 replies · 146+ views
    RightBias.com ^ | November 12, 2007 | Nancy Morgan
    My mother is a feminist. A die-hard, take no prisoners, true-blue feminist. Armed with a hard-won PhD., she has made her life's work the counselling of the transgendered, the gay and the sexually confused. Honest work in which she is passionately invested. The only fly in the ointment is me, her conservative daughter. I am as passionate a conservative as my mother is a feminist. It's hard to imagine two more diametrically opposing viewpoints. I view the current state of feminism as doing more harm than good. As undermining the traditional and family values that I consider the backbone of...
  • How sex ed harms girls' health

    11/19/2007 11:10:26 AM PST · by HerzogAEH · 76 replies · 165+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 16, 2007 | Ashley Herzog
    This is an excerpt from a column I wrote for WorldNetDaily.com last week. It is about how politically correct sex education is harming girls' health. The full version can be reached through the link above. As an intern at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, I’ve been working with our Senior Fellow, Miriam Grossman, M.D., author of the book Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. Dr. Grossman has garnered media attention because she exposed the fact that health educators often risk students’ well-being in order to promote a particular ideology -- usually...
  • For the Bible Tells me so

    10/08/2007 9:46:37 AM PDT · by thehumanlynx · 9 replies · 282+ views
    Ok, I posted a link to a video trailer and review of this movie. I've been corresponding with some of the supporters and makers of this movie and I got an email, here is a copy. Tell me what you think, ... I see that you have your beliefs and will never change them but I just want to respond to some of your arguments. "What rights are you missing that I have as a straight guy? None, you are afforded the exact same constitutional rights as I am." --A straight couple can marry, thus receive all the benefits and...
  • OK for pot in the park keeps Santa Cruz weird [smoking ban lifted for marijuana rally]

    09/20/2007 5:53:57 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 10 replies · 333+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/20/07 | Jeff Thomas
    It's a story that virtually begs for the "only-in-Santa-Cruz" eye-roll treatment - another item in a wave of wackiness over the years that has painted the beach town, fairly or not, as nuttier than a bowl of granola. Only this time, it might actually be true - the "only-in-Santa-Cruz" part, at least. That's because two cherished progressive ideals - smoking bans and medicinal marijuana - have collided in a cloud of, well, smoke. The city last year banned smoking in two city parks, citing the threat to public health. The city also is on record in support of the local...
  • News Flash: Rated X (School Sex Education)

    06/30/2007 9:28:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,876+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 6/26/07 | Jaclyn Heffernan
    Warning: This article contains objectionable material that is being taught to school children. A recent government study found that leading “comprehensive” sex education curricula intended to reduce teen sex, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases contain sexually explicit material and factual errors. The study was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the request of Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) and former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania). The request came after the “Waxman Report,” written in 2004 by the staff of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California), claimed abstinence curricula are deficient. That report was criticized...
  • The Aquarians and the Evangelicals

    06/28/2007 6:29:59 AM PDT · by RKV · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Reason ^ | July 2007 | Brink Lindsey
    On April 5, 1967, representatives of the San Francisco Oracle, the Diggers, the Family Dog, the Straight Theater, and other parts of the Haight-Ashbury hippie scene held a press conference to announce the formation of the Council for a Summer of Love. The event scored friendly media notices: The next day’s San Francisco Chronicle described the coalition as “a group of the good hippies,” defined as the ones who “wear quaint and enchanting costumes, hold peaceful rock ’n’ roll concerts, and draw pretty pictures (legally) on the sidewalk, their eyes aglow all the time with the poetry of love.” ......
  • So What if Animals Have Gay Sex? They Also Practice Polygamy, Pedophilia and Incest

    06/20/2007 4:21:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies · 1,623+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/20/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    ST. JOHN'S, June 20, 2007 (LifeSitenews.com) - Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, released a paper responding to a recent push for the official blessing of homosexual unions within the Anglican Church of Canada. Just a few weeks prior to the 2007 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in St. John's, a pro-homosexual "marriage" paper was sent to all the delegates attending the synod. Recently published by John Thorp, professor of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, the paper was entitled "Making the Case: The Blessing of Same Sex Unions...
  • Major Study Reveals Overwhelming Bias of "Comprehensive" Sex Education

    06/18/2007 8:38:28 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 512+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | June 18, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    U.S. Appropriations Committee votes to increase funding to abstinence education By Elizabeth O'Brien WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The United States House Appropriations Committee reviewed a report that reveals the overwhelming pro-contraceptive bias within "comprehensive" sex-education programs, reported the Washington Times last week. The Committee read the report on Thursday before voting to increase abstinence-education funding. The new bill will provide an extra $27.8 million dollars for the Community-Based Abstinence Education Program, raising its total to $141 in funding, says the Times. The same amount will also go towards the Title X family-planning programs, making a total of...
  • Georgia judge voids 10 year sentence in conseunsual teen sex case.

    06/11/2007 11:05:28 AM PDT · by John Cena · 368 replies · 7,477+ views
    ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a man who was convicted while a teenager of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served. Under the new ruling, he will not be required to register as a sex offender
  • CWA Says Abstinence Prevents Teen Pregnancy

    05/06/2007 12:31:46 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 806+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 5/2/07 | Concerned Women for America
    Washington, D.C. — The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (NCPTP) has designated May 2 as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Day. The NCPTP campaign offers teens all sorts of glitz, products for sale and a quiz designed to inform them about the dangers of teen pregnancy. They also warn teens against the unrealistic expectations of abstinence programs. “The problem is,” says Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Director and Senior Fellow of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Beverly LaHaye Institute, “warnings about abstinence programs fly in the face of their concern about teens’ well-being. During the heyday of condom-based programs, the...
  • Beauty in the Beast: An Adults-Only Zoo

    05/03/2007 4:18:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 3,555+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 5/2/07 | Heather Hogue
    Face it. With the exception of March of the Penguins, few of us actually head to our local Blockbuster to rent a documentary. Most of us want to watch something a little lighter; something that doesn't really add more to our overly stressful lives. We want to laugh and we want to relate. Nothing more. I have thought about this on several occasions, and each time, I experience pangs of guilt for not using my free time to better educate myself. But today is a new day, and after reading David Ansen's review of "Zoo" in Newsweek, I have come...
  • Man Threatens Legal Action Against City

    04/23/2007 9:40:15 PM PDT · by balch3 · 18 replies · 1,343+ views
    The Morning News ^ | April 19, 2007 | Richard Dean
    BENTONVILLE -- A Bentonville man asked the city to pay his two sons $20,000 and to fire the library director for including what he called "pornography" in the Bentonville Public Library collection. "The Whole Lesbian Sex Book" by Felice Newman was removed from the library shelf after Earl Adams of Bentonville complained it is "patently offensive and lacks any artistic, literary or scientific value," according to a letter he wrote and faxed Feb. 16 to Mayor Bob McCaslin. Adams said his 14- and 16-year-old sons, Kyle and Ryan, looked at the book while the 14-year-old was browsing for material on...
  • Commentary: What would Jesus really do?

    04/06/2007 1:40:34 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 123 replies · 1,796+ views
    CNN ^ | Apr 6, 2007 | Roland Martin
    When did it come to the point that being a Christian meant caring about only two issues,­ abortion and homosexuality? Ask the nonreligious what being a Christian today means, and based on what we see and read, it's a good bet they will say that followers of Jesus Christ are preoccupied with those two points. Poverty? Whatever. Homelessness? An afterthought. A widening gap between the have and have-nots? Immaterial. Divorce? The divorce rate of Christians mirrors the national average, so that's no big deal. The point is that being a Christian should be about more than abortion and homosexuality, and...
  • EUROPEAN SEX SURVEY - Teens from Germany, Iceland Ditch Virginity Early

    12/15/2006 6:32:58 AM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 283 replies · 10,143+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | December 14, 2006 | dgs/ap
    German kids like their sex. A survey of European teen sex habits has found that only pubescents from Iceland are quicker to jump in the sack. But when it comes to safety, the Dutch are tops. The casual observer in Germany might be forgiven for thinking the Germans are oversexed. Pornographic cinemas and blush-inducing sex shops are a familiar part of the urban landscape, while exposed breasts are a common sight on advertising billboards and magazine covers. With all that stimulating material around, it's not surprising that young Germans apparently have sex on the brain. A newly-released World Health Organization...
  • OAS Treaty Would Grant Human-Rights Protection to Sexual Orientation - "same-sex revolution."

    12/11/2006 9:25:00 PM PST · by XR7 · 7 replies · 719+ views
    Citizenlink ^ | 12/11/06 | Pete Winn
    Members of the Organization of American States (OAS) begin work this week on a treaty that would make sexual orientation "an inalienable right" worthy of human-rights protection. "The document before the OAS this week mentions sexual orientation 15 times," according to Thomas Jacobson, Focus on the Family Action's representative to the United Nations. "In addition, it contains terms like 'hate crimes' and veiled pro-abortion language." He said the nation behind the proposed language -- Brazil -- first tried to get the U.N. to go along in 2003. "They failed in that attempt," Jacobson said. "They pushed again in 2004, and...
  • Actress Sienna Miller: Monogamy Is 'Overrated'

    10/13/2006 2:54:26 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 100 replies · 3,181+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2006 | Staff
    The actress who was engaged to Jude Law when he cheated with the nanny now says monogamy is "overrated."Sienna Miller tells Rolling Stone that "monogamy is a weird thing" for her. She says it's a hard thing to maintain because we're all "animals." She's still with Law and is hoping they'll have babies. The 24-year-old British actress has been in Pennsylvania shooting the screen adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh." She got into some hot water for comments she made about the city. "Can you believe this is my life?" she told Rolling Stone. "Will you pity...
  • For first time, unmarried households reign in US

    10/16/2006 6:44:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies · 1,640+ views
    AFP ^ | 10/16/06
    It is by no means dead, but for the first time, a new survey has shown that traditional marriage has ceased to be the preferred living arrangement in the majority of US households. The shift, reported by the US Census Bureau in its 2005 American Community Survey, could herald a sea change in every facet of American life -- from family law to national politics and its current emphasis on family values. The findings, which were released in August but largely escaped public attention until now because of the large volume of data, indicated that marriage did not figure in...
  • Disgustingly Graphic Girls’ Sex Ed Book Urging Lesbianism Coming to Manitoba Schools

    09/19/2006 4:24:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 3,975+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/19/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba, September 12, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - High school girls in Manitoba may soon be reading detailed instructions on lesbian sex acts as part of their normal sex education curriculum, after the Ministry of Education accepted a manual emphasizing homosexuality as an optional resource for high school educators. The Little Black Book--A Book on Healthy Sexuality Written by Grrrls [sic] for Grrrls claims to be a youth-friendly guide to teenage sexuality, offering girls advice and information. In reality it reads like a guide to lesbian pornography, with section titles such as “My First Time F***ing a Girl” and “How...
  • Quinceanera (Propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a Mexican...)

    08/13/2006 10:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 704+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 8/14/2006 | James Bowman
    A rather propagandistic "Anglo" effort to impose progressive sexual values on a "judgmental" Mexican-American community. Quinceanera by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland is an Anglo take on Mexican-American culture in Los Angeles which approaches its subject with an easy sentimentality that spoils, I think, what might otherwise have been an interesting glimpse into contemporary Chicano life. As Glatzer and Westmoreland see it, all that is needed by their picturesque and sympathetic Mexicans is a wholesome lesson in socially and sexually progressive values from Anglos like themselves. Once they have understood how old-fashioned and out-of-date their attitude towards sex are, then...
  • The Immoral Intentionality of 'Teen' Movies

    08/04/2006 6:06:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 1,936+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 8/4/06 | Dr. Marc T. Newman
    (AgapePress) - Barna Research in 2002 revealed that less than 10 percent of teens believe that there are such things as moral absolutes to guide their actions. These teens were initiated into this "value-free" environment by their parents -- adults who believed in moral absolutes made up only 22 percent of the research sample. So perhaps it is fitting that My Super Ex-Girlfriend and John Tucker Must Die were released as this summer's one-two PG-13 punch. If we are going to encourage a new generation of morally ambivalent teens, after all, we need to make sure they can attend...
  • Herpes infections frequent in adolescent girls

    08/01/2006 8:00:18 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 2,087+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 31, 2006 | Anne Harding
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows. While none of the young women in the study had oral or genital herpes symptoms, some of those who tested positive for the virus were shedding it in their vaginal area, meaning it would be possible for them to transmit the infection to others, Dr. Kenneth H. Fife of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and colleagues report. "It was something that we sort of expected to find based on the incidence of other sexually transmitted...
  • George's Sex Shame (Gay Culture Alert) (This is not G-rated)

    07/23/2006 8:44:12 AM PDT · by Callahan · 35 replies · 1,462+ views
    News of the World ^ | 7/23/2006 | Neville Thurlbeck
    <p>MEGA-RICH pop superstar George Michael this week sank to new levels of depravity—trawling for illegal gay sex thrills in a London park.</p> <p>News of the World investigators caught the singer red-handed and red-faced as he emerged from the bushes after cavorting with a pot-bellied, 58-year-old, jobless van driver.</p>
  • After 2 years, same-sex marriage icons split up (Bush's fault)

    07/21/2006 7:32:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 78 replies · 2,271+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 21, 2006 | Michael Levenson
    They told the world that their relationship was like any other and that's why they should be allowed to marry. Now, friends say, they are showing once again that they are just like any other couple: Two years after getting married, Julie and Hillary Goodridge, lead plaintiffs in the state's landmark gay marriage case, are splitting. Mary Breslauer, a spokeswoman for the couple, confirmed the separation last night. She said the couple are focused now on trying to do what is best for their daughter, Annie, 10. ``Julie and Hillary Goodridge are amicably living apart," Breslauer said in a telephone...
  • Transgender policy to be tested (school labels 5yr-old "gender confused" -will be raised as a girl)

    07/19/2006 7:20:21 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 147 replies · 2,941+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thu, Jul. 13, 2006 | ROBERTO SANTIAGO
    Few will know this genetic truth, because the 5-year-old's parents and school administrators have agreed that it's in his best interest to blend in as a female. Mental health professionals have diagnosed Pat - not his real name - with gender dysphoria, a condition in which a person believes that he or she is the opposite gender. After two years of examination, they have determined that he is not simply effeminate or going through a phase. "Gender dysphoria can take place during a fetus' development in the womb," said noted gender specialist and sexologist Marilyn Volker, Ph.D., of Miami. While...
  • How Young Is Too Young? (Teen Sex)

    07/18/2006 4:42:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 69 replies · 6,716+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 7/12/06 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - I think she still holds it against me. As a teen today, it's absolutely ludicrous to think that my niece Katie needs to hold my hand while crossing the street.But way back when, when Katie was just three, our battle of wills produced fierce tears. On a shopping trip, I her aunt, was entrusted with her safety. All was going well ... until the moment I grabbed Katie's hand before we crossed the busy parking lot in front of the store.Katie jerked her hand away from me. Hearing a car's motor on the left, I reached out...
  • REPLACING PARENTS ("Through the Acne and Awkwardness, Bloomberg Wants to Help Get NYC Teens Laid")

    06/19/2006 7:20:06 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 1,071+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2006 | Charles EF Millard
    DID you hear about Mayor Bloomberg's new initiatives for city teens? * Although booze is banned at all school functions, the mayor recognizes that many students will drink anyway, especially on prom night. So, for those who choose to be alcoholically active, the city will provide safe transportation home. Inebriated students who accept this ride home won't be disciplined. * While smoking marijuana is illegal, and students caught with pot in school are suspended and reported to the police, the mayor knows that marijuana sold on the street is often sold laced with other drugs. So the city will provide...
  • Birds, bees belong in school

    06/07/2006 8:42:26 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 651+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 7, 2006 | Lenore Skenazy
    Did you know that if you jump up and down after sex, you can't get pregnant? If you drink a hot malta after sex, you're also safe. Same with if you take a bath in Epsom salts, drink a Tropical Fantasy or go to the bathroom. That could sum up everything you know about birth control when you graduate from a New York public high school. You would have learned it all in the schoolyard, of course, not the classroom. And you would be utterly, heartbreakingly wrong. But, hey, that's the way it goes when state laws do not mandate...
  • Teenage girls are 'out of control'

    05/19/2006 8:31:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 114 replies · 5,622+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th May 2006
    Teenage girls are now more likely than boys to drink, smoke, steal and take drugs, a survey has shown. In a disturbing confirmation of the spread of the 'ladette' culture, it found violence, aggression and self-destructive behaviour has spread alarmingly among girls over the past 20 years. Are girls really more troublesome than boys? Tell us in the reader comments below While boys appear less likely to be drawn towards crime or drugs than they were, psychological and social problems are stacking up among teenage girls, who are now expected to compete on equal terms with boys for educational opportunity...
  • High school, not so confidential (Postcards From the Cuddle Puddle)

    04/13/2006 6:53:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 1,372+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 13, 2006 | REBECCA LOUIE
    It's 10 p.m. and you should know where your children are. But if they are New York City teens, they could be up to anything, from partying to protesting to sexually experimenting. For a survival guide to adolescence, forget preachy parenting guides that are as out of touch with kids as the ancient authors who pen them. Instead, try "The Notebook Girls," a real journal written by four teens who documented life at Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School from their freshman to junior years. In graphic, emotional and often blisteringly funny entries, Julia Baskin, Lindsey Newman, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen and Courtney Toombs...
  • You're children may be watching Noggin at 8:00 p.m. tonight and get a big suprise.

    04/07/2006 1:22:14 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 5 replies · 890+ views
    Subscribers of Comcast Cable will be ambushed tonight with Degrassi - "The Next Generation" 8:00 p.m. tonight.
  • Sex and the Single (Preteen) Girl: Gossip Girl

    04/04/2006 6:29:59 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 119 replies · 9,614+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 3, 2006 | Charles Colson
    When writer Marcia Segelstein headed to the bookstore to scout out books for her 12-year-old, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But she certainly didn’t expect rampant drinking, drug use, profanity, and explicit descriptions of sex and nudity. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what she found. Segelstein’s daughter had been clamoring to read the Gossip Girl series, which “‘all’ of her friends were reading,” she said. After seeing what was in the books, Segelstein was floored. But a school librarian confirmed, “They’re very popular among sixth and seventh graders.” Even worse, the librarian added, “Some parents are so happy that their kids...
  • 'Cool mom' pleads guilty ( Again...Updates )

    04/03/2006 1:35:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,824+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Sue Lindsay
    Silvia Johnson, who became known as the "Cool mom" for partying with her children and their teenage friends, pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of violating bond conditions. Johnson, 41, is serving a 30-year sentence for plying high school boys with liquor, drugs and sex. She was charged with violating bond conditions and a protective order that barred her from contact with some of her children, while she was free awaiting sentencing. Johnson was arrested on the new charges after a Sept. 25 car crash in which a 14-year-old girl was driving. Johnson and a carload of teens, including...
  • Sexy media a siren call to promiscuity?

    04/03/2006 10:36:07 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 43 replies · 1,632+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Michael Conlon
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sexually charged music, magazines, TV and movies push youngsters into intercourse at an earlier age, perhaps by acting as kind of virtual peer that tells them everyone else is doing it, a study said Monday. "This is the first time we've shown that the more kids are exposed to sex in media the earlier they have sex," said Jane Brown of the University of North Carolina, chief author of the report. Previous research had been limited to television, said the study which looked at 1,017 adolescents when they were aged 12 to 14 and again two years...
  • Minister says she followed conscience in marrying lesbian couples

    03/03/2006 7:51:05 AM PST · by LouAvul · 13 replies · 245+ views
    ap/modbee ^ | 3-3-06 | lisa jeff
    A Presbyterian minister faces possible sanctions by the church for allegedly marrying two lesbian couples in violation of the faith's position on same-sex unions. The Rev. Jane Spahr of San Rafael admitted conducting the weddings in 2004 and 2005 but said Thursday that she was only following her conscience. She testified before a church judicial commission that as a veteran pastor and lesbian activist she knew her church's position on gay marriage and yet felt called by God to use the language the couples wanted when she presided over their nuptials. "I don't care what your sexual orientation is, what's...
  • Students embracing virtual sex (87% of Canadian college students are having cycer-sex?)

    02/14/2006 7:40:45 PM PST · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 1,115+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/14/06 | Natalie Armstrong
    Call it a sexual revolution of the virtual kind -- young Canadians are practicing a new style of safe sex and the only touching required involves a keyboard. Of more than 2,500 university and college students polled across Canada, 87 percent of them are having sex over instant messenger, webcams or the telephone, according to results of a national survey released on Monday. "We were very surprised," Noah Gurza, a founder of Toronto-based CampusKiss.com, an online dating community for students, which commissioned a Canadian CampusKiss & Tell Survey. "We did realize that new technologies are always embraced by younger individuals,...
  • Canada Public Broadcaster Caught Airing Perverse Teen Sex Episodes

    02/06/2006 4:38:46 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/6/06 | erry Vanderheyden and John-Henry Westen
    OTTAWA, February 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Naked Guy,” “Dog Balls,” and “Ball Waxing,” are archived sample clips of sexual programming available from Canada’s publicly-funded broadcaster, the CBC.  A CBC television program called Nerve, which formerly aired after school at 5:30pm Mondays, is described by blogger Joel Johannesen as a means to promote as normal such things as transsexualism, homosexual lifestyles, sado-masochism, same-sex “marriage” and a pre-occupation with anything sexual.On line archives of the show highlight some of the bizarre examples of the former program.  Two shows in particular are sexual kinkiness involving what Johannesen estimates are teen males.  One is a...
  • The 'gay agenda' doesn't mention you

    01/31/2006 8:23:18 PM PST · by presidio9 · 173 replies · 3,587+ views
    illinois Daily Vidette ^ | 2/1/06 | Kellie Powell
    Many of you have heard conservative traditionalists rant about "The Gay Agenda." But no one really knows what that agenda is. Well, I've discovered a copy, and I will summarize it for you: 8am - Protein shake 9am - Work out at the gym 10am - Rape straight men, give pornography to children, bulldoze all churches and destroy the sanctity of marriage (or what's left of it after Fox's "Married By America.") Hey, wait a minute... Some of the most important people in my life are gay men and lesbian women. And I can assure you, being gay does not...
  • The Cuddle Puddle of Stuyvesant High School

    01/31/2006 1:44:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 163 replies · 4,110+ views
    New York ^ | January 30, 2006 | Alex Morris
    Alair is wearing a tight white tank top cut off above the hem to show her midriff. Her black cargo pants graze the top of her combat boots, and her black leather belt is studded with metal chains that drape down at intervals across her hips. She has long blonde curls that at various times have been dyed green, blue, red, purple, and orange. (“A mistake,” she says. “Even if you mean to dye your hair orange, it’s still a mistake.”) Despite the fact that she’s fully clothed, she seems somehow exposed, her baby fat lingering in all the right...
  • Michael Medved on Now Discussing "Brokeback Mountain" and the Gay War on Marriage

    12/14/2005 2:10:55 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 96 replies · 3,406+ views
    Michael Medved Show KRLA 870
    Michael says Paula Zahn found a gay cowboy to interview for her show and that there's a gay rodeo league or something. He says the movie ads hide the fact that the film is anti-marriage. It breaks up two marriages with kids and yet is described as "a wonderful love story."
  • Not a path to promiscuity, but to sanity

    10/30/2005 9:24:21 AM PST · by gcruse · 84 replies · 1,850+ views
    Times OnLine ^ | October 30, 2005 | Minette Marrin
    Traditional sexuality morality — meaning sexual restraint, particularly for women — was based on that connection between sex and conception: it evolved to protect paternity and patrimony. Now the connection has all but disappeared, as has patrimony, and the less connection, the less restraint and the more empty the morality. For this reason Christian moralists and others are doomed to failure with their quixotic hopes of getting people to say no to sex or to save themselves for married monogamy; they might as well try to put a genie back in his lamp. Because higamous, hogamous we are mostly not...
  • Broadway's 'Dr. Sex' celebrates Kinsey: New play glorifies controversial father of sexual revolution

    08/16/2005 5:42:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies · 633+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 8/16/15 | WorldNetDaily
    Not long after an affirming treatment by Hollywood, the life of the "father of the sexual revolution," Alfred Kinsey, is about to be feted on Broadway. The musical "Dr. Sex" is scheduled to run Aug. 26 to Oct. 30 at the Peter Norton Space in New York City, according to BroadwayWorld.com Production notes call "Dr. Sex" the "cleanest show about sex in the history of musical comedy." The movie "explores the loving relationship between Dr. Alfred Kinsey, his wife, Clara ... and their handsome boyfriend (and lab assistant), Wally Matthews." Brian Noonan of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Les...
  • Tug of war over sex education in schools

    05/16/2005 12:39:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 643+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 16, 2005 | By Jon Ward
    The Montgomery County public school system plans to revise its sex-education course, but it first must face the daunting task of reconciling the groups that support and oppose it. Supporters say they are trying to offer a factual and scientific presentation of human sexuality, including homosexuality, while fending off the repressive impulses of conservative Christians. Opponents say they are trying to separate fact from opinion in the course and provide the traditional moral views about sexuality that the curriculum ignores or dismisses as being wrong. Negotiations on the curriculum over the next seven months will determine how children in one...