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    Six GOP White House hopefuls pander to evangelicals at Texas megachurch

    PlANO — Endeavoring to tighten the knot between evangelical Christianity and their presidential aspirations, six GOP White House hopefuls appeared before a gushing crowd of more than 6,000 Sunday, lamenting the receding role of Christianity in public life and expressing alarm about growing threats to religious freedom.
    One-by-one over four hours, the candidates paraded before the packed sanctuary of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, a 40,000-member mega-church that organized the event to seize on Texas’ expanded influence in the 2016 nominating process.

    In prepared remarks and onstage interviews with Prestonwood pastor Jack Graham, the candidates sought to tap into deep anxiety about the state of Christianity in America, (fabricated bullshit alert!) an issue already front and center in the GOP race.

    “We do have a Judeo-Christian foundation,” said Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon at the top of most polls on the GOP field. “It’s in our core founding documents, it’s in our courts, it’s in our pledge and it’s on our money, but we’re not supposed to talk about it?(straw man alert!)

    Among the hottest topics at the North Texas Presidential Forum was religious liberty, especially in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was the most vocal, recalling at length a rally he held earlier this year in Iowa spotlighting people who believe they were discriminated against for religious reasons.

    “As these threats grow darker and darker and darker, (bullshit alert!) they are waking people up here in Texas and across this country,” said Cruz, who received a rock-star reception from the home-state crowd.

    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee cited a more recent example: the jailing of Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue licenses to same-sex couples. Huckabee traveled to Rowan County, Kentucky, last month to headline a rally with Davis upon her release from jail.

    “If you can put a newly elected public official in jail for believing the biblical view of marriage,
    (Christian Sharia trumps the Constitution) you have criminalized Christianity,” Huckabee said at the forum.

    Running through much of the discussion Sunday was what Graham and the speakers called “judicial tyranny,” alleged acts by the U.S. Supreme Court that violate religious values.
    (Christian Sharia trumps the Constitution)

    Cruz was among the candidates stressing the importance of the next president appointing socially conservative judges to the high court, (Christian Sharia trumps the Constitution) a quality he said was lacking in recent administrations.

    “Many of the most egregious judicial activists” were picked by GOP presidents, Cruz said, adding that the next commander in chief must be “willing to spend the capital” to put the right justices on the bench.
    (Christian Sharia trumps the Constitution)

    Other candidates volunteered less political appeals to religious voters, including Carly Fiorina. The former Hewlett Packard CEO spoke in deeply personal terms about a number of experiences that she said drew her closer to God,
    (God LOVES LIARS!) including her breast cancer diagnosis, her child’s death and accompanying a friend to a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion.

    The women’s health organization — and abortion, more broadly — was in the crosshairs of multiple candidates. Following the release of undercover videos taken at its clinics, Planned Parenthood recently said it would stop taking reimbursements for offering fetal tissue for medical research, a decision Fiorina attributed to the anti-abortion outcry following the release of the videos.


    “We are winning this fight,” she said to loud applause. “But it is a fight. It is a fight for the character of our nation.”


    The candidates with elected experience pointed to their records as evidence they would stand up for Christian values in the White House,
    (Christian Sharia trumps the Constitution) particularly the sanctity of life.

    Jeb Bush said he had the chance to “act on this core belief” as the governor of Florida, cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood and fighting to keep alive a brain-damaged woman.


    “I got a lot of grief by standing on the side of life in the case of Terri Schiavo, but I’m proud of what I did,” Bush said. “You should always err on the side of life.”
    (stupid is as stupid does)

    Bush was not the only hopeful to highlight withstanding blowback for decisions based on religious beliefs. Fiorina described the scene awaiting her at a campaign stop following her remarks on the Planned Parenthood videos during the last GOP debate — “Protesters pelted me with condoms. They dressed up like birth control dispensers.” — and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania lamented how his critics have paired his name with a sexual fluid in Google search results.

    “They’ve taken my name and … turned it into something that is beyond filth” because I defended traditional marriage, he said.


    Some candidates framed their own campaigns as journeys of faith. Carson recalled how he never expected to run for president until supporters convinced him to join the race after his speech criticizing President Barack Obama at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. Since then, Carson said, God “opened the doors, and he continued to open the doors.”


    The candidate’s remarks were spread out over a four-hour forum that gave each one 10 minutes to deliver a speech then another 10 minutes to answer questions from Graham. Organizers had invited all Democratic and Republican hopefuls to participate.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/six-...e+Raw+Story%29




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    Biblical War on Women

    TN Baptists would rather abolish church than have a female pastor

    "Thou shalt not have a female pastor” may not be one of the Ten Commandments, but a small Tennessee church is being treated as if it were.

    The Greater Tabernacle Church will lose membership with their local Baptist Association because the pastor of the church is female. The association voted overwhelmingly to show “no tolerance” for women church leaders, NewsChannel5 reports.

    Female pastors at certain Christian denomination churches are not necessarily uncommon, and the Southern Baptist Convention leaves it up to each congregation to decide on whether or not to allow them, Channel5 reports. But the county association said that doesn’t mean they have to retain the church as a member.

    “We encouraged them to reconsider,” Kemper told the station, “they decided they weren’t going to do that so we did what we had to do. They put us in this position.

    The association hasn’t removed Greater Tabernacle from their list of member churchesyet, but while they name the pastors of other churches, they do not name Reynolds-Christian as the leader of her church.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/tn-b...e+Raw+Story%29

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    They Really Want a Theocracy: The GOP Candidates Who Want to Make You Bow to Their Lord



    A new PPP survey reveals that Republicans are afflicted most, with 44 percent now favoring installing Christianity as the United States’ official religion. (Lest we forget, the GOP’s roster of potential 2016 candidates is stocked with rabid believers, and even faith-faker Donald Trump is courting evangelicals.) A shocking 28 percent of Democrats are also theocratically inclined. Only 53 percent of Republican and Democratic voters combined oppose declaring Jesus jabberwocky our national faith.

    The upshot: almost three out of four adult Americans would, in effect, junk the First Amendment, and with it, our gloriously godless system of governance.

    These statistics should prompt all rationalists to sound the proverbial tocsin with unrelenting fury. The religious-secular divide among Americans is deepening, putting those who value reason, evidence and consensus-based decisions in direct opposition to putrid supernatural gobbledygook’s slackwitted votaries; in other words, to those who hear voices, see visions, and engage in kooky superstitious rituals – prayer, for instance – that would lead to their immediate institutionalization if such symptoms were not classified under the (scandalously) ennobling rubric of “religion.”

    Remember, the PPP survey deals not with the simple spread of faith, but with the desire of one part of the population to force its antiquated way of life and counterfactual worldview on the other.

    The stakes are high. The faith-deranged support a (largely successful) nationwide campaign to restrict women’s reproductive rights and introduce Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, of which there are now 21 in force, with others on the way. As a result of decades of Christian propaganda, performing abortions can be life-threatening for doctors. And in times of widespread fiscal austerity, the government loses about $83 billion a year to religious tax exemptions.

    http://www.alternet.org/belief/they-...ter1044691&t=8

    US has gone through a few "religious" periods in the past, but the Constitution and secular govt survived.

    Now the Christian Taliban are extremely well organized, well financed, and vehemently relentless in their self-righteous aim to destroy America and install their fantasy bullshit.

    Yet another way America is ed and un able.


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    Christian marriage adviser: Use ‘fear and dread’ to your wife — as God intended

    Responding to comments from a men’s rights activist on a posting about finding enjoyment in sex with a wife who grudgingly agrees, the host of a website providing tips on proper Biblical “gender roles” agreed that keeping a woman in a constant state of fear is an appropriate way to control her actions.

    Pointing to a column he wrote on “Female dread,” Rollo Tomassi explained that Christian men go about seeking sex with women all wrong by trying to “diffuse sexual anxiety and tension.” Instead, Tomassi said husbands should make their wives “unintentionally uncomfortable” in order to achieve “the rough, hard-core, make-up sex you never thought you’d have.”


    Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles agreed enthusiastically — albeit from a biblical perspective — writing: “So should a wife Biblically speaking have a little healthy fear or dread of her husband? Absolutely!”


    According to Solomon — who agreed with Tomassi’s distaste for feminism — the Bible says that women should submit to their husbands “’as unto the Lord’ (Ephesians 5:22)”


    Solomon lamented the fact that he believes that most Christian husbands fear their wives.


    “Men show their wives they are either afraid to lose them (be alone) or afraid of the prospect of divorce and the financial or child custody repercussions that it may bring, ” he wrote.


    Solomon suggested that Christian husbands should use what he calls the “there’s the door” method.


    “So when a woman acts out in rebellion toward her husband and tries to act as if she does not need her husband or that other men would treat her better the Christian husband should tell his wife “there’s the door”. Will some women be foolish enough to walk out that door? Yes, ” he wrote. ” But the moment a man allows his wife to put him in a position of fearing her, rather than her fearing him the relationship has just changed from the design God intended it to be.”


    Solomon added that there is a limit to what a husband needs to provide for his wife and that the minimums should be withdrawn if she gets out of line.


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/chri...e+Raw+Story%29

    War on Wimmen: "it is written", "God will it" "



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    Church opposes DC's proposed bike lane because ‘rights of religious freedom’
    The District government is going through the rather municipally boring process of determining where to build a bike lane on the east side of downtown.And one church has given a charged response to some proposals, saying that a bike lane near its property would infringe upon “its constitutionally protected rights of religious freedom and equal protection of the laws.”

    Are they serious? Yes. Yes, they are.


    The parking loss would place an unconstitutionally undue burden on people who want to pray, the church argues, noting that other churches already have had to flee to the suburbs because of similarly onerous parking restrictions. The church says that DDOT lets cars park diagonally on the street during busy times, which would be seemingly impossible if a protected bike lane were on the street.

    The city says is it listening to all sides and hasn't made a decision yet. The debate is
    going to continue to heat up:

    Jimmy Russell, who attends Bethel Baptist nearby, says its not fair what the city is doing. The church was there first and should not have to lose its parking. But, Martin Moulton, resident and vice president of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, cites the need for hundreds of people to get to work and school by bike in the area of 6th St..
    Spokesman for DC's Transportation Department, DDOT, Sam Zimbabwe said, "Sixth street is interesting because it is one of the few streets that connects all the way north and south."

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/1...m?detail=email

    Freedom! To as stupid as ya wanna be!

    Much abused, much perverted "freedom" of religion, speech, guns is being rammed down everybody's throats.

    Thanks, SCOTUS5 S!


    Basically the church is afraid of losing business.

    ...on property they pay $0 taxes on...

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    Virginia Repugs’ unconstitutional campaign ad: We are the party of ‘Christian heritage’

    Republicans in Augusta County, Virginia flouted the separation of church and state after releasing an ad suggesting that only their candidates would defend “Christian heritage” if elected.

    God is a foundation of our nation,” county party commitee chair Larry Roller told the Staunton News-Leader.

    “If you read the histories of our founding fathers, [they say] you should not run for office if you are not a Christian.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/virg...e+Raw+Story%29



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    Tennessee man charged with raping wife in church parking lot: ‘I am your husband, I can get it anytime I want


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/tenn...e+Raw+Story%29

    Where would he get such a strange idea?



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    Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

    A Baptist pastor and an evangelical Christian high school principal are fighting the ACLU and students over a pattern of intense Christian indoctrination at Airline High School, a public school in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.According to Slate, Pastor Mike Welch of Bistineau Baptist Church and Airline principal Jason Rowland are angrily retrenching after the ACLU served them notice on Sep. 24, ordering the school to stop aggressively proselytizing students.

    At Airline High, students are regularly force-fed Christian ideology.

    They’re taught Creationism as science and in health classes, teachers drill students in Bible verses.

    Girls’ gym classes warn against the evils of contraception and a Christian speaker and self-proclaimed “born-again Virgin” was brought in from the local “crisis pregnancy center” to lecture female students about the dangers of sex out of wedlock.


    Students and their families have complained that wall-to-wall Christian dogma should not be the cost they pay for receiving a public education.

    The ACLU sent a letter to the Bossier Parish school board warning that the school’s religious indoctrination plan is in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which forbids the establishment of an official religion by government officials


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/holy...e+Raw+Story%29



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    Creepy Christian principal says sexist school dress codes help preserve girls’ virginity for their ‘one and only’

    A Christian high school principal is being criticized for an op-ed where he says dress codes imposed on young women help protect the “gift” of their virginity, which should be preserved for their “one and only.”

    The piece, published in MLive by Jim Bazen, principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, suggests women and girls can’t understand the “more visual” male mind so they need dress codes demanding modesty from them.

    “The only way you can help young men not treat young ladies as sex objects is by telling the young ladies to cover up!

    A young man will not think of a respectfully dressed young woman as a ‘sex object’ but is more likely to see her for who she is,” Brazen writes.

    “A young man may have no intention to lust, yet when an immodestly dressed girl passes him in the hall, he will think sexual thoughts.”


    The notion that women are responsible for the actions of men by dressing a certain way has been discredited as victim blaming.


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/creepy-christian-principal-says-sexist-school-dress-codes-help-preserve-girls-virginity-for-their-one-and-only/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaig n=Feed%3A+TheRawStory+%28The+Raw+Story%29

    War on Women as both inducers of sex assault and as rape victims, and insulting men by claiming they can't control themselves.

    Christians.

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    And if you wanna be down with christ, You 2!

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    Holy war: Louisiana students fight Christian indoctrination at public high school

    A Baptist pastor and an evangelical Christian high school principal are fighting the ACLU and students over a pattern of intense Christian indoctrination at Airline High School, a public school in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.According to Slate, Pastor Mike Welch of Bistineau Baptist Church and Airline principal Jason Rowland are angrily retrenching after the ACLU served them notice on Sep. 24, ordering the school to stop aggressively proselytizing students.

    At Airline High, students are regularly force-fed Christian ideology.

    They’re taught Creationism as science and in health classes, teachers drill students in Bible verses.

    Girls’ gym classes warn against the evils of contraception and a Christian speaker and self-proclaimed “born-again Virgin” was brought in from the local “crisis pregnancy center” to lecture female students about the dangers of sex out of wedlock.


    Students and their families have complained that wall-to-wall Christian dogma should not be the cost they pay for receiving a public education.

    The ACLU sent a letter to the Bossier Parish school board warning that the school’s religious indoctrination plan is in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which forbids the establishment of an official religion by government officials


    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/holy...e+Raw+Story%29


    BigReligion just doing what they do in the South

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    Christian Sharia in action IN GOOD 'OL USA

    In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law

    A few months before he took a toxic mix of drugs and died on a stranger’s couch,

    But when his family sued Teen Challenge in 2012 hoping to uncover what had happened, they quickly hit a wall. When he was admitted to the program, at age 20, Mr. Ellison signed a contract that prevented him and his family from taking the Christian group to court.

    Instead, his claim had to be resolved through a mediation or arbitration process that would be bound not by state or federal law, but by the Bible. “The Holy Scripture shall be the supreme authority,” the rules of the proceedings state.

    For generations, religious tribunals have been used in the United States to settle family disputes and spiritual debates. But through arbitration, religion is being used to sort out secular problems like claims of financial fraud and wrongful death.


    Customers who buy bamboo floors from Higuera Hardwoods in Washington State must take any dispute before a Christian arbitrator, according to the company’s website.

    Carolina Cabin Rentals, which rents high-end vacation properties in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, tells its customers that disputes may be resolved according to biblical principles.

    The same goes for contestants in a fishing tournament in Hawaii.


    Religious arbitration clauses, including the one used by Teen Challenge, have often proved impervious to legal challenges.

    Scientology
    forbids its followers from associating with former members who have been declared “suppressive persons,” according to people who have left the church. But this year, a federal judge in Florida upheld a religious arbitration clause requiring Luis Garcia, a declared suppressive, to take his claim that the church had defrauded him of tens of thousands of dollars before a panel of Scientologists, instead of going to court.


    Pamela Prescott battled for years to prove that she had been unjustly fired from a private school in Louisiana. The crux of her case — which wound through arbitration, a federal appeals court and state court — was references in her employment contract to verses from the Bible.


    In legal circles, those cases, along with the Ellison suit, are considered seminal examples of how judges have consistently upheld religious arbitrations over secular objections.

    They also reflect a battle in the United States over religious freedom, a series of skirmishes that include a Kentucky clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and a Muslim woman’s being passed over for a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf.

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/03...le-of-law.html



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    Texas attorney general gives cops the OK to put ‘In God We Trust’ on police cars




    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/texa...e+Raw+Story%29

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    Texas attorney general gives cops the OK to put ‘In God We Trust’ on police cars




    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/texa...e+Raw+Story%29
    No surprise after the way he commended county clerks for standing their ground on marriage licenses for gays. He's an idiot.

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    Teen humiliated after high school advisor forces her to swear on a Bible that she wasn't pregnant

    By all measures, Chasity Norwood appears to an exemplary student at Jackson High School:

    She had good grades, would serve manager of both the football and volleyball teams, was staying active in church and working at a local grocery store.

    She signed up for her fourth year in the Student Government Association and that is when things went sour. Chasity admitted she'd put on weight recently, but the school advisor in charge of the SGA completely and repeatedly embarrassed her, likely breaking a few laws in the process:


    But when Chasity went to sign-up for SGA in late August, she said the SGA teacher and adviser asked her if she was pregnant.

    Chasity brushed it off. A few days later, the advisor asked again.


    "The coordinator saw her in the lunch room and said she wanted to talk with her," Williams said. "She asked her if she was a Christian, she [Chasity] said yes. She [the adviser] asked another teacher to get her a Bible. When she got the Bible, Chasity told me that she asked her to swear that she was not pregnant."
    Chasity swore on the Bible she wasn't pregnant and paid the $25 SGA dues.

    End story? Nope. The advisor brought it up again a few weeks later, denying her membership in the SGA:


    "She [the adviser] said, 'I think you're pregnant and you can't walk behind me pregnant,'" Williams said. "And, that really hurt her. She [the adviser] said, 'Your check will be refunded. I hope you graduate and have a nice life.'''

    The school says she wasn't allowed in because her payment was late. Chasity and her mother say they know of other students who turned in payment even later and were not denied.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/05/1445294/-Teen-humiliated-after-high-school-advisor-forces-her-to-swear-on-a-Bible-that-she-wasn-t-pregnant?detail=email



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    Supreme Court Agrees To Hear The Next 'Hobby Lobby' Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear appeals brought by Christian groups who are demanding full exemption from the requirement to provide insurance covering contraception under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

    The nine justices will consider seven related cases on whether nonprofit groups that oppose the requirement on religious grounds can object under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act to a compromise measure offered by the Obama administration.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...ushpmg00000003



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    Cruz: 'Any President Who Doesn't Begin Every Day On His Knees Isn't Fit To Be Commander-In-Chief Of This Nation'

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cruz-any-president-who-doesnt-begin-every-day-his-knees-isnt-fit-be-commander-chief-nation

    aka, a Christian Taliban supremacist imposing a Christianity religious test for public office.

    Thanks, Texians!


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    The Fallacy of the Latest Contraception Case

    The plaintiff employers — including several religious schools and an order of Catholic nuns that provides services to the elderly poor — refuse to provide coverage for certain contraceptives, which they believe (contrary to scientific consensus) induce abortions. The government has already agreed that these employers are not required to provide such coverage.

    The problem is, they refuse even to notify the government or their insurers of their refusal, which would mean using a simple two-page form designed especially for the purpose. They argue that

    signing the form would make them complicit in the eventual provision of contraception, and thus would violate their faith.


    But once the employer has opted out, it has no obligation to do anything. The government, or the insurer or plan administrator, takes over and provides the coverage.

    The challengers know this. Their lawsuit, like several others before it, is a well orchestrated assault on the right of women to control their bodies, and thus the course of their own lives, by deciding if and when they will have a child.

    The first seven federal appeals courts that considered the plaintiffs’ argument against signing the form threw it out, and for good reason: There is surely a compelling interest in ensuring that women have easy access to health care, including contraception, and it is hard to imagine a less restrictive approach than requiring employers simply to sign a form.

    Yet in September, the federal appeals court for the Eighth Circuit upheld the employers’ argument on the grounds that they have a “sincere religious belief” that signing the form makes them “morally and spiritually complicit” in what they consider to be a sin.

    This should not be a difficult case. In a secular society, religious freedom demands respect and accommodation, not a veto over government action that benefits others who believe differently.


    As Justice Sonia Sotomayor
    wrote after the Hobby Lobby decision, thinking that “one’s religious beliefs are substantially burdened — no matter how sincere or genuine that belief may be — doesn’t make it so.”


    Even in the warped Hobby Lobby opinion itself, the court seemed to suggest that the simple process of refusal “achieves all of the government’s aims while providing greater respect for religious liberty.”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/07...tion-case.html

    8th circuit: 16 judges, 12 appointed by Repug Presidents.

    The 2 decisions on ACA legality/contraception was written by a Repug judge and joined by two other Repug judges.


    No doubt these Repug judges will get LUCRATIVE speaking jobs paid by the VRWC who put them on the bench.



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    Christian Sharia prudery, enforced ignorance, misinformation work every time

    Texas abstinence-only high school struggling to deal with chlamydia epidemic

    Who could’ve seen this coming? When you don’t teach kids about safe sex, they tend to have sex anyway, minus the safe part:

    The superintendent of schools in Crane, Texas is rethinking the districts sexual education curriculum, after learning that 20 of the high schools 300 students have tested positive for chlamydia.

    Jim Rummage told television station KFOR, "We do have an abstinence curriculum, and that evidently ain’t working. We need to do all we can, although it’s the parents’ responsibility to educate their kids on sexual education.”


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn't mincing any words, calling the outbreak a health issue of epidemic proportions.

    Abstinence-only programs have been an enormous failure, despite heavy funding from the George W. Bush administration and conservative legislatures:

    Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs don't work.

    To date, 11 states have evaluated the impact of their abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. None has been shown to reduce teen sexual activity.

    Virginity pledgers have found "loopholes" to keep their pledges intact—engaging in risky oral or anal sex—and neglecting to use condoms when they do begin to have vaginal intercourse, according to research from Peter Bearman at Columbia University.

    A 2007 federally-funded evaluation of these programs found that youth in the control group were no more likely to have abstained from sex and, among those who reported having sex, had a similar number of partners and had initiated sex at the same age.

    It’s time for Texas schools to put their children first and restore sex ed classes to their public schools. After all, reducing STDs rates and teen pregnancy rates isn’t just the right thing to do for their overall health, it is the fiscally-conservative thing to do as well.


    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/1...c?detail=email



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    Ted Cruz: Atheists Shouldn't Be President of the United States

    Ted Cruz's evangelical pander-thon sinks to a new low.

    "Any president," Cruz said, "who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander in chief of this nation."

    The crowd applauded with glee; the irony that such a bigoted statement was said at a "religious liberties" conference was apparently lost on everyone.

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ted-cruz-atheists-shouldnt-be-president-united-states?akid=13644.187590.lIbRBm&rd=1&src=newslette r1045577&t=20

    Thanks, Texian Christian Taliban!


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    Tennessee School Can’t Hand Out Bibles Anymore Because Stupid Constitution





    Another blow to the oppressed Christian majority across America, as some smart aleck in Tennessee decided to look up this “Constitution” thing, and you’ll never believe the crazy talk hidden deep inside of it!

    Bledsoe County Schools Superintendent Jennifer Terry recently told the media that due to a complaint, the school is now banning religious distributions, meaning that the Christian group Gideons International will be barred from the school going forward.

    Apparently, Gideon Chaplain Charlie Queen has been dropping by the local schoolhouse, setting up a table of Bibles, and simply offering them to children strolling by. No one is forcing students to take them, for Christ’s sake! He’s been doing it for years, so he doesn’t understand why all of a sudden, just because someone filed a formal complaint, he can’t do that anymore. Oh, sure, Superintendent Terry claims it’s something to do with the Constitution:

    The distribution of religious materials in a public school is in violation of constitutional provisions and well established federal and state laws and precedence.

    Lee Station Baptist Church Pastor Bill Wolfe cried:

    "We’re sliding further and further away from the principals [sic] our nation was founded on and it’s very sad because we used to be a Nation under God Now I really believe we are slipping further away and we’re not going to be able to say that much longer.

    http://wonkette.com/595869/tennessee...d-constitution



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