How Abstinence-Only Sex Education Led Me Down An Unexpected Path

This is a guest post by Amber Barnhill.

When talking about my religious past, I often find myself referencing movies. How else are mainstream humans going to relate? Neo waking up in The Matrix. The barely-audible Asian chick in Pitch Perfect. And, in this case, Drew Barrymore‘s role in Never Been Kissed. If you’ve never seen the movie, the title really says it all.

Imagine being an almost-24-year-old, intelligent, moderately-attractive-yet-socially-awkward female venturing into the real world for the first time, having never even held hands with a guy and not having much in the way of worldly knowledge, but knowing that degree of innocence is not the norm.

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Kindergartners Will Soon Be Told to Experiment with Same-Sex Relationships, Says Christian Bigot

You would’ve thought that the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling gave people a way out of saying stupid things. Republicans could now say “I don’t like it, but the Supreme Court said so. We live in a nation of laws and it’s time to move on.” But they haven’t done that. They’ve gotten even crazier, saying things like the Supreme Court has no right to pass judgment and advocating for civil disobedience.

But that’s nothing compared to conservative Christians like Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver, who thinks the ruling will lead to kindergartners being forced to experiment sexually with people of the same sex.



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A First Amendment Primer for Christians Opposed to Marriage Equality

The Religious Right is officially in a full blown hissy fit. They’re distraught, traumatized by the fact that — despite their best efforts to codify their bigoted beliefs into law — same sex couples will now enjoy all the same legal rights and obligations associated with state recognized marriage. The world hasn’t ended in the [Read More...]

Woman Says She Won’t Have an Abortion if Pro-Lifers Give Her $1,000,000. This Won’t End Well…

A 26-year-old anonymous woman says she’ll go ahead with her planned abortion… unless conservatives can raise $1 million (which will eventually be put in a trust fund for the child). She explains her plan on a website set up for this purpose:



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Please Support the Work I Do Through This Site

Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I’d like to continue expanding the reach of this site. That entails bringing on additional contributors with different voices, including more guest posts from people who can offer interesting and different perspectives, creating more YouTube videos, and making the podcasts sound more professional.

In order to facilitate all of this, I’ve created a page at Patreon. (You can now see on that page a list of things I’ve been able to do thanks to your contributions.)



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