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  • Teachers told: sex at 13 ‘is normal part of growing up’ (by UK Department of Education)

    11/05/2014 1:43:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:37PM GMT 04 Nov 2014 | Graeme Paton
    Schools are being told that children should be able to have consensual sex at the age of 13 as part of government-backed guidance, it emerged today. The guidelines—which can be used as part of sex education lessons—say that having sexual relationships when children reach their teens represents a “safe and healthy” part of growing up.They have been produced by a national charity as part of a plan endorsed by the Department for Education to improve standards of advice given to pupils. …
  • School Orders Girl to Remove ‘Virginity Rocks’ Shirt

    09/17/2014 11:11:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2014 | Todd Starnes
    Virginity does not rock at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. That’s the lesson 13-year-old Chloe Rubiano learned. Chloe is in the eighth grade. She is also a good church-going girl. So you can imagine her mom’s surprise when she got in trouble at school. Chloe showed up at school wearing a T-shirt that reads: “Virginity Rocks.” “It’s a positive message,” said Bambi Crozier, Chloe’s mom. Apparently some folks at Ramay Junior High don’t understand the concept of virginity. But school officials disagreed. They said the shirt could cause a classroom disruption and contained sexual content. Apparently some folks...
  • Parents fined for letting daughter have sex (Bavaria)

    02/06/2014 10:46:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 06 Feb 2014 11:44 GMT+01:00
    A teenager’s parents have been fined €3,000 by a court in Bavaria for not stopping their 13-year-old daughter having sex with her boyfriend. The girl was 13 when she slept with her 16-year-old boyfriend and had talked about it with her parents beforehand. Her parents told the court in Viechtach, Bavaria, on Monday that they had tried to talk her out of it but could not convince her. …
  • Premarital Sex 'Immoral', No Religion Permits It: Court

    01/06/2014 1:09:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 5, 2014
    Premarital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion", a Delhi court has said while holding that every act of sexual intercourse between two adults on the promise of marriage does not become rape. Additional sessions judge Virender Bhat also held that a woman, especially grown up, educated and office-going, who has sexual intercourse on the assurance of marriage does so "at her own peril". "In my opinion, every act of sexual intercourse between two adults on the assurance of promise of marriage does not become rape, if the assurance or promise is not fulfilled later on by...
  • Egypt: Newlywed husband ‘shot over pre-marital sex’

    11/22/2013 12:08:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21 November 2013 | Last updated at 06:58 ET | (News from Elsewhere)
    An Egyptian man has been killed in a so-called honor killing for allegedly having sexual relations with his wife before they were married, it’s reported. According to the English language Cairo Post newspaper, the man—identified only as Mohamed FM—was reportedly shot dead by his wife’s brothers after they discovered the couple had been intimate before getting married. …
  • Judge’s Remarks on Premarital Sex Raise Questions in India

    06/20/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 19, 2013 | The New York Times
    On Monday, the Madras High Court weighed in on a spousal support case and inadvertently provoked a debate over what exactly defines a relationship between a man and a woman. The court had heard an appeal from a woman who was seeking financial support from the father of her two children and live-in partner of five years. A lower court had previously ordered the man to pay child support but ruled that because the woman was not his legal wife, he did not need to pay her anything. In overturning the lower court’s ruling, Madras High Court Judge C.S. Karnan...
  • Lower the age of consent to 13? Why stop there?

    05/20/2013 1:23:24 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Tue May 14, 2013 | Elise Hilton
    Barbara Hewson, a London barrister, has made the call for lowering the age of sexual consent in the United Kingdom from 16 to 13. Her reasoning (if one may call it that) is that the current age of consent leads to the harassment and “persecution of old men.” She also believes that underage victims should have no right to anonymity, and that law based on the best interests of the child should not trump the “rights” of men who like to kiss a 13-year-old, or put one’s hand up a 16-year-old’s skirt. time to end this prurient charade, which has...
  • Abortion and the Pill: The Numbers

    05/05/2013 6:33:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/04/2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    Jillian Melchior makes the case for selling the pill over the counter. I couldn’t agree more; women should not need a doctor’s permission to take a birth-control pill (or just about any other pill, for that matter). But regarding the argument that this measure will reduce abortion, I was compelled to check the data.As I argued two years ago, abortions by and large aren’t the result of poor access to birth control. Instead, most abortions happen because people intentionally engage in high-risk sexual activity and use abortion as a backup. But this is a country with a million abortions a...
  • 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 bloke’s 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...
  • Teaching Good Sex

    11/18/2011 10:30:36 AM PST · by Antoninus · 52 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | November 16, 2011 | LAURIE ABRAHAM
    “First base, second base, third base, home run,” Al Vernacchio ticked off the classic baseball terms for sex acts. His goal was to prompt the students in Sexuality and Society — an elective for seniors at the private Friends’ Central School on Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line — to examine the assumptions buried in the venerable metaphor. “Give me some more,” urged the fast-talking 47-year-old, who teaches 9th- and 12th-grade English as well as human sexuality. Arrayed before Vernacchio was a circle of small desks occupied by 22 teenagers, six male and the rest female — a blur of sweatshirts and...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) 220th General Assembly [see chameleons, cats, canaries and a Caterpillar]

    11/10/2011 7:32:38 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies ^ | 11/10/2011 | Carmen Fowler
    This is no nursery rhyme but rather the cast of characters lining up to appear at the 2012 Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly meeting in Pittsburgh. ACT I: An assault on marriageThe chameleon:  This character will attempt to lead commissioners to see marriage differently than the Church has historically defined it. Separating marriage from the Biblical narrative of creation and the Biblical witness of Jesus' affirmation between one man and one woman, the assembly will be asked to see a "new normal" that is inclusive of gay marriage. Presented plainly, the redefinition of marriage will arrive at the assembly through...
  • Shorter University in Georgia: Gays Need Not Apply

    11/01/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 2+ views
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Staff
    Shorter University in Rome, Ga., is requiring its employees to certify that they are not gay as a condition of employment. All 200 employees of the Baptist university, located about 65 miles northwest of Atlanta, received a "personal lifestyle statement" last Wednesday, which they must sign or risk being fired. Employees must pledge to be "active members of a local church" and to abstain from, among other things, drug use, premarital sex and homosexual behavior. "I reject as acceptable all sexual activity not in agreement with the Bible, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery and homosexuality," the statement...
  • Sexual economics: Women more sexually promiscuous as "price of sex" declines

    10/06/2011 9:34:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 100 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 10/6/11 | Kristal Roberts
    There was a time when having sex with a woman meant a wedding ring, a court ship or at the very least, dinner. But social psychologists say those days are quickly coming to an end as women become more promiscuous, Yahoo Shine reports. -snip- Other things that are said to have contributed to these changes include gender equality, birth control and internet porn.
  • 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 doesn’t wait after all. That’s 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) Everyone’s 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 study’s primary report did not explore...
  • U.S. Teen Birth Rate Falls; Still Higher Than Many Countries

    01/02/2011 6:25:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/01/2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    Despite record decreases in the rate of U.S. teens who have unplanned pregnancies, America still leads in the number of teen births compared to most Western European countries, according to census data. U.S. figures collected in 2009 and released in December show that there was an average of 39 births per 1,000 girls, ages 15 to 19, 15 more than the European averages. Europe averages reveal a 24 per 1,000 birth rate among mid to late adolescent girls. In secular France, the rate is 7 per 1,000. Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands all have birth rates below 10 per 1,000...
  • In GBCS article, UM elder argues against celibacy for single clergy

    07/02/2010 7:42:20 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 86 replies · 2+ views
    Methodist Thinker ^ | 6/30/10 | Methodist Thinker
    For the second time in less than a year, the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), an official agency of the denomination, has published an article arguing that sexual relationships outside the covenant of marriage are not necessarily improper. “An Ordained Single Woman and the Discipline,” published June 7 as part of the “Sex and the Church” series in GBCS’ weekly Faith in Action online newsletter, contends that sexual relationships should not be off-limits for unmarried UM clergy. Last August, the controversial series featured an article by Unitarian “sexologist” Debra Haffner who wrote that one can have...
  • Levi Johnston reveals on 'Tyra Banks' show that Sarah Palin knew he and Bristol were having sex

    04/03/2009 11:32:20 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 160 replies · 6,969+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2009-04-03 | Michael Saul
    She knew? You betcha, says the baby daddy of Sarah Palin's grandson. The Alaska governor most likely was aware before her daughter, Bristol, became pregnant that the teenager and her hockey hunk boyfriend were having sex, Levi Johnston said in a bombshell new interview. "I'm pretty sure she probably knew. Moms are pretty smart," said Johnston, 18, the father of the governor's first grandchild, in an interview that will air Monday on "The Tyra Banks Show." Johnston said he and Bristol Palin practiced safe sex "most of the time."
  • Ontario City's Catholic Trustees Oppose HPV Vaccination in Schools, Stall Implementation

    09/15/2007 7:49:18 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 259+ views ^ | September 13, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Ontario City's Catholic Trustees Oppose HPV Vaccination in Schools, Stall Implementation By John-Henry Westen SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, September 13, 2007 ( - Elected trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (H-SCDSB) have objected to implementing a plan to vaccinate girls in the Board's Catholic schools with the controversial HPV vaccine.  The recently developed HPV vaccine is designed to prevent the sexually transmitted disease Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer.  HPV is not preventable with condom use.  The vaccine has had little long-term testing and is thus of concern to some health-care professionals. "This is...
  • Archbishop Severs Ties with Univ. Ctr. for Marriage and Family over Sex Before Marriage Proposal

    06/29/2007 2:45:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 451+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/29/07 | Elizabeth O’Brien
     OMAHA, Nebraska, June 29, 2007 ( – The Archdiocese of Omaha severed ties with the Center for Marriage and Family (CMF), a ministry center at Creighton University (CU), for its proposal in support of premarital cohabitation. In the June issue of U.S. Catholic magazine, CMF director Michael Lawler and CU researcher Gail Risch wrote a proposal for the cohabitation of unmarried Catholic couples. The article says that there are two types of cohabiting couples—those that are committed to marriage, so-called “nuptial cohabitors,” and those that are not committed to marriage, or “non-nuptial cohabitors.” Quoting Pope John Paul II’s 1981 encyclical,...
  • ‘95 percent’ premarital sex survey is connected to Planned Parenthood

    12/22/2006 11:45:32 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 55 replies · 1,936+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | December 22, 2006 | Erin Roach
    One of the most popular news stories circulating in recent days is a study by the Guttmacher Institute in New York that says 95 percent of Americans have had premarital sex. But there’s more to the story than is being reported. “It would be more forthright for the Guttmacher Institute to mention in its reports that it is the research arm for Planned Parenthood,” Richard Ross, founder of the True Love Waits abstinence movement, told Baptist Press. “Corporate profits and staff salaries at Planned Parenthood depend on abortion services. “Helping Americans abandon any sense that sex belongs in marriage is...
  • More Than 9 Out Of 10 Americans Had Premarital Sex - Even Grandparents!

    12/20/2006 8:04:33 AM PST · by Froufrou · 387 replies · 7,090+ views
    More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the 1940s, challenging perceptions that people were more chaste in the past. "This is reality-check research," said the study's author, Lawrence Finer. "Premarital sex is normal behavior for the vast majority of Americans, and has been for decades." Finer is a research director at the Guttmacher Institute, a private New York-based think tank that studies sexual and reproductive issues and which disagrees with government-funded programs that rely primarily on abstinence-only teachings....
  • Separate rooms for unmarried partners on trips, says University of St. Thomas

    04/19/2006 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 50 replies · 1,435+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | April 19, 2006 | PAUL TOSTO
    The University of St. Thomas today said it will not let staff or faculty who travel officially with students share a room on those trips with an unmarried partner. The decision by St. Thomas President Rev. Dennis Dease, posted on the St. Thomas Web site this morning, puts into policy the university's position. But it's unlikely to end the controversy that's divided the campus the past few months. While the travel policy affects only a few professors, it became a flashpoint on campus after two professors who live together as unmarried, heterosexual partners were told in December they could travel...
  • Sex and Marriage in the City?

    03/20/2006 8:29:35 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 113 replies · 2,415+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.20.2006 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    You know the old saying about having a hammer and everything looking like nails? I was reading an article in the Journal of Law and Economics about why housing prices in Manhattan are so high, and I thought, "Omigosh! The answer to the demographic implosion." Since my hammer happens to be sex and marriage, even an economics article reminds me of sex. So bear with me. I’ll explain what the article had to say about housing prices. Then I’ll tell you what it has to do with sex...
  • Why Wait: The Benefits of Abstinence Until Marriage

    03/02/2006 9:51:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 10,850+ views
    Why Wait: The Benefits of Abstinence Until Marriage by: Bridget Maher The mainstream media constantly bombards young people with sexually explicit messages. Television programs regularly feature premarital sex and sexually provocative content, giving the impression that all young people are sexually active before marriage. The good news is that despite the media's targeting of young audiences with sex-saturated shows, teens prefer the abstinence message.More Teens Remaining AbstinentIncreasing numbers of young people are practicing abstinence today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the percentage of teens who have had premarital sex declined during the 1990s. In 1991, 54 percent of...
  • Girls' film on teen pregnancy airing nationally

    05/08/2005 1:21:28 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 34 replies · 1,804+ views
    AP ^ | May 8, 2005 | Lynn Brezosky
    With at least six classmates pregnant, including the valedictorian with her second child, it was clear to a handful of girls that Mission High School needed more information on safe sex. So the four students at this school deep in South Texas along the Mexican border — where the teen pregnancy rate is among the highest in the nation — decided they could help send the message by making their own movie. Two years later, the 16-minute educational film promoting condom use is available to public schools around the state. The movie, named "Toothpaste" in reference to a teen code...
  • Forever - Banned

    04/10/2005 6:42:44 PM PDT · by Texasbock · 224 replies · 11,879+ views
    Pasadena Independent School District superintendent Dr. Rick Schneider has banned the book "Forever" by popular children's author Judy Blume from the shelves of libraries within the district. The book had previously been found in the collections of one intermediate and three high schools. Advertisement "It is never an easy decision to pull a book from the shelves. The superintendent has the responsibility to put materials in the system that are educationally suitable and appropriate. In this particular case, after reading the book, he felt that, though the theme is not unsuitable certain passages are and decided to remove the book,"...
  • Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.

    12/10/2004 11:36:01 AM PST · by DBeers · 105 replies · 3,653+ views ^ | December 10, 2004 | Warren Throckmorton
    Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.Warren ThrockmortonAs a mental health counselor, I am really troubled by the numbers of adolescents that I have counseled who cried for days and hurt for years because they engaged in "safer sex" within dead end, unfulfilling relationships. Sadly, they learned that “safer sex” can be hazardous to their emotional health. I think the current political debate concerning abstinence vs. contraceptive based sexual education has failed to include an important variable in the discussion of what to teach in school: sexual well being. In many contemporary sexual education curricula, young boys and girls who...
  • The Cultural Landscape: What’s Morally Acceptable?

    06/22/2004 11:35:59 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 799+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | June 22, 2004
    Divorce and premarital sex are OK, but polygamy and extramarital affairs still frowned onPRINCETON, NJ -- A recent Gallup Poll measured Americans' reaction to the moral acceptability of 16 of the leading social issues facing the nation. The results tell much about the cultural climate of the country, with most Americans expressing traditional values about polygamy and extramarital affairs as well as toward suicide and human or animal cloning. Americans generally see all of these as morally wrong. On the other side, divorce, the death penalty, gambling, and sex between unmarried partners all pass the test of moral acceptability for...
  • YOUNG LOVE, NEW CAUTION (Behind Fall in Pregnancy, a New Teenage Culture of Restraint)

    03/06/2004 11:25:53 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 9 replies · 1,110+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2004 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Jasmine and Alberto, 16-year-old sweethearts in the Bronx, resolved early in their up-and-down romance to remain virgins. Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times Alberto has seen the hardships caused by teenagers having children. Jasmine also wants to postpone sex. Alberto and Jasmine are 16-year-old sweethearts, or were until that day in November when Jasmine, who planned to be a virgin until marriage, learned in the halls of DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx that Alberto was "messing around." She raged, she wept and she broke up with him. He apologized, he cried and she took...
  • Was it good for us?: The Problem with Adult Premarital Sex [Old, but good]

    02/27/2004 8:17:24 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 10 replies · 1,450+ views
    US News & World Reports ^ | 19 May 1997 | David Whitman
    Was it good for us? Adult premarital sex is the 'sin' Americans wink at. But if you think casual sex is a problem only for teenagers, take a look at the numbers for grown-ups BY DAVID WHITMAN US News & World Reports, May 19, 1997 Teen pregnancy, Bill Clinton says, is the nation's "most serious social problem," and he has vowed to do something about it. The issue is a frequent "talking point" in his speeches, and earlier this month, in an elegant White House ceremony designed to underscore the administration's commitment, the first lady honored a dozen organizations for...
  • Original Sin and Deviant Behavior

    03/08/2003 10:00:36 PM PST · by · 27 replies · 834+ views
    Remaining "outmoded" State laws invalidating deviant sexual behavior and premarital sex continue to be overturned by state and federal courts. Just recently a Southern State Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting premarital sex, and a Texas law barring deviant sex will come before the US Supreme Court. Modern society assumes that the elmination of these laws is the path to a free and fair society, but is it? With the new morals has come a wealth of terminated pregnancies, children confused into believing they were born into the wrong sex body, an epidemic of deadly sexually transmitted diseases, rampant pornography,...
  • Is our Society in the throes of a Moral Collapse?

    03/15/2002 3:28:06 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 73 replies · 456+ views
    USA Today ^ | 15/3/2002 | Kim Painter
    <p>Picture the mating rites of middle-schoolers. Perhaps you imagine hand-holding and first kisses, girls trying out eye shadow, boys sneaking a peek at vulgar men's magazines.</p> <p>Researchers in Washington, D.C., recently started a program to prevent early sexual activity. They planned to offer it to seventh-graders, but after a pilot study decided to target fifth-graders — because too many seventh-graders already were having sex.</p>