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09 Aug
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Sex ed focused only on abstinence is a mistake

The Trump administration is making a mistake by encouraging abstinence-only sex education programs, which haven’t been shown to help prevent teen pregnancy or cut rates of sexually transmitted diseases. For all the Trump administration’s work to discourage abortions,  the U.S. Department ...

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09 Aug
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Why Are Many Americans Abandoning Religion? A Lot of the Credit Goes to Pastors

Why are you an atheist or agnostic? The obvious answer might be because you don’t believe in God. Or maybe you don’t think anyone can know if God exists. Becka A. Alper of the Pew Research Center, using data obtained late last year, ...

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09 Aug
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‘I still have flashbacks’: the ‘global epidemic’ of LGBT conversion therapy

It sounds like a historical horror, but ‘treatment’ for sexual orientation remains legal in most of the world, including the UK. Mathew Shurka was 16 when he sat down with his father and told him he was gay. Brought up ...

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09 Aug
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No, Rep. Mike Kelly, protecting children from bigotry is not “anti-religious”

Rep. Mike Kelly, a devout Catholic and Notre Dame alum, likened the passage of the Affordable Care Act — the largest expansion of healthcare in 50 years — to the attack on Pearl Harbor, fumbling FDR’s famous line, saying, “I want you ...

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