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Rick Perry on Abstinence

So, according to this uneducated redneck madman, it doesn't seem to matter whether or not abstinence works. It's far more important that due to his old fashioned beliefs, kids should not be taught the safest ways to have sex. Watch him struggle to answer even the most basic facts concerning the total ineffectiveness of abstinence. Who needs evidence when you have blind belief? Here's a man so fantastically ...

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Study finds abstinence-only teaching effective in delaying teen sex

Score one for the abstinence movement: a study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, found abstinence only teaching helped delay the age teens are having sex by as much as two years. Now, before you start cursing at the fact that the religious right is going to use this study to keep funding their veiled religious sexual education program, it's important to note even the people ...

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Abstinence teaching=insanity

According to a report by the Center for Disease Control, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases rose during the Bush years, a direct consequence of their policy of 'abstinence teaching'. Anyone who has seriously studied the issue of teen sex knows abstinence is about as effective as cold showers. And yet, I'm sure that as we speak, the religious right thinks the increase is actually proof MORE abs ...

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Texas loves abstinence teaching

You know what I find so hilarious about abstinence teaching? It isn't the fact it's so ineffective, or states that teach this garbage have higher pregnancy and STD rates. No, what I love above all else is how much that garbage costs. Take Texas, where 96% of their sex ed is abstinence only at the tune of 18 million dollars. Well, that's how much it costs to teach it, but it certainly doesn't reflect the hum ...

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Bristol Palin thinks abstinence is not realistic

Well, here's something I never thought I would actually write: Bristol Palin actually seems to understand abstinence teaching is "not realistic at all". Yes, those are her words. The unwed mother and daughter of the most embarrassingly stupid and incompetent Vice Presidential nominee ever, Gov. Sarah Palin, revealed this tidbit of wisdom during an interview for Fox's "On the Record". The family is trying ha ...

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Article on abstinence teaches nothing new

I hate articles that regurgitate news anyone with half a brain already knows. Is it surprising study after study of teen sex always comes up with statistics showing there is no difference in premarital found between kids who are taught sex ed and those who are taught abstinence? No, of course not. Is it shocking kids without sex ed are less likely to use any form of birth control or protection? Nope. And ye ...

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Abstinence teachers practice what they preach

Melody Laluz and Claudaniel Fabien are both abstinence teachers in Chicago, and they are about to get married despite never having kissed one another. The pair, which instituted the no kissing rule as a way of avoiding temptation, had elaborate ways of quelling their natural biological impulse to copulate. They avoided being totally alone together, and when they cuddled while watching TV, they made sure to ...

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Romney attempts to use fear of secularism to gain votes

Oh religious people: you can never be sure if they love religion or secretly despise it. Why else would they resort to calling our free-thought movement "a religion" if not to criticize it? Obviously they recognize the fact that by definition, a religion is a creepy organization intent on pushing through their wacky agenda. While I agree this is a definite aspect of all religion, conflating our lack of beli ...

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Homophobic Lecture at Dunkerton High School

I had never heard of "You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International" (quite possibly the most terrifying name for an anti-gay organization), but after seeing this video of one of their horrible "lectures", I thought I might do a little digging on these scumbags. It turns out this organization has a habit of tricking schools into allowing them access to students through abstinence funded programs (your hard ...

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UK secularists need to grow a pair

As the UK continues to fund sectarian institutions, some politicians are beginning to warn officials that this trend will ultimately do more harm than good. Grassroots Liberal Democrats are "pressing" (whatever the fuck that means) the government to stop funding religious organizations, lest they be used as proselytizing tools. In east London, a new website aiming to promote sex education for young people " ...

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