Category Archive: sex education

Nov 23 2010

Media fawning over Papal claptrap

Is is just me, or does pretty much every news story about the Pope’s latest emanations annoy you, too? No matter what he has to say, the media is there like hungry puppies eager to lap it up and puke it out in your local newspaper or TV news program. There’s usually a whole series …

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May 13 2009

Obama disappoints religious right repeatedly

This isn’t new news, but I’m cleaning up loose ends since I promised to post these stories to the blog on the last show. Dobson ‘Disappointed’ Obama Skipped Day of Prayer Ceremony Evangelical author and radio host James Dobson said that he is “disappointed” that for the first time in nearly two decades there was …

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Mar 04 2009

Do Moderate Christians Enable Fundamentalist Agendas?

I have a theist friend who thinks I’m too quick to blame some of the world’s ills on religion. After all, he was raised in religion. He believes in god, and he doesn’t care if anyone else does or not. He isn’t trying to force it onto anyone else. He isn’t writing to legislators to …

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Dec 29 2008

Today’s “Duh!” moment

From the WaPo: Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely to use condoms and other forms of birth control when they do, according to a study released today. The new analysis of data from …

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Apr 04 2008

Fundamentalist miseducation in Florida endangering kids’ lives

Florida is turning — scratch that and let me start over — Florida has turned into a fundamentalist hellhole that is bound and determined not only to miseducate its kids, but actively put their lives at risk as well. It’s sad enough that Florida is the state that shamefacedly must claim such embarrassments as “hanging …

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Nov 27 2007

Two headlines

Via a friend living in Tennessee, these two stories showed up in the same paper on the same day. Story number one: Testing for STDs offends parents Juvenile detention facility insists policy protects children’s health For some parents, the testing is the usurpation of their authority and obligation to make sound decisions concerning their children’s …

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