This Is How Bizarre and Ineffective Sex Education Is In Mississippi Schools

The Mississippi legislature decided in 2011 that all seventh- and eighth-graders in the state should undergo sex education. It’s not been an unqualified success, to put it mildly. About one in eight school districts have not implemented any sex education at all, and where it has been put in place, male and female students are instructed in separate classrooms — and condom demonstrations are prohibited by law.

Creative educators may, however, use a sock and their own foot to simulate what using a condom is like. (I kid you not.)

And then there’s this:

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Minnesota GOP Candidate Is Running For Congress Because School-Taught Evolution Made His Daughter Cry

Minnesota resident Aaron Miller has two daughters. As a concerned father, he wants to shield them from the burdens of learning about evolution. So Miller, a conservative, is running for Congress — not just for his own kids, but for the benefit of other people’s evolution-averse offspring too. Part of his plank:

“There’s a war on our values by the government. We should decide what is taught in our schools, not Washington, D.C.”

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Dave Silverman: ‘For the First Time in My Life, I Am Ashamed of My Association with Brandeis University’

Dave Silverman, writing for himself (and not as the President of American Atheists), just posted an open letter to Fred Lawrence, President of Brandeis University, in response to their offering and rescinding an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Silverman is a graduate of the university.

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Here’s the Perfect Response to the Christian Anti-Gay ‘Day of Dialogue’ Cards

Tomorrow marks the annual Focus on the Family-sponsored “Day of Dialogue” in which participants can tell their LGBT classmates why they’re going to hell. (It’s a Christian response to the Day of Silence which takes place this Friday.)

This is the card they will be handing out this year:

As I’ve posted before, Zach Moore created a fantastic parody of an older version of the card and I’m thrilled to repost it here:

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Why is a Creationist Giving a Commencement Address at a Top Science School?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how a Creationist will soon be giving a commencement address at a top engineering school:

You can learn more about this story here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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