Mother and Daughter Claim Christian Sex Ed Classes in Edmonton Public School District Infringe Upon Their Rights

Usually, when we discuss sex education classes in public schools, controversy arises because it’s either not taught at all or it’s taught very poorly. Think abstinence-only sex education — which is hardly educational at all.

It’s not very different in Canada. Emily Dawson, a recent graduate from Edmonton, Alberta, took mandatory sex education classes at her high school and was shocked by what she heard:

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20 Questions Following the Hobby Lobby Ruling

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 20 questions I have following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling:

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Boise State Anti-Abortion Group Sues Over What It Claims Are Free Speech Restrictions

An anti-abortion group at Boise State University has filed a lawsuit against the school because they say their free speech rights were violated.

Abolitionists4Life had reserved space in one of the school’s “speech zones,” where groups can reserve tables to sign up new members and promote their values, and their display included graphic pictures. You can see some of them in the background below, courtesy of the group’s Facebook page:

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Supreme Court Rules on Hobby Lobby Case: Corporations (Somehow) Have Religion Beliefs

The Supreme Court just ruled 5-4 that Hobby Lobby and other closely-held (family-owned) corporations have the right to deny contraception in their insurance packages.

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Canadian Doctor Refuses to Prescribe Birth Control Because Jesus

We expect conservative Christian doctors in the U.S. to prioritize their religious beliefs over the needs of their patients. And we certainly don’t expect Canada to take any lessons about health care from us… but that’s what Chantal Barry of Westglen Medical Centre in Calgary seems to have done.

When Joan Chand’oiseau visited a walk-in clinic and saw this sign, she was rightfully outraged:

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