Brigham Young University’s Honor Code Creates a Culture of Fear for Sexual Assault Victims

If you attend Brigham Young University, you have to adhere to the BYU Honor Code which says you can’t drink alcohol, swear, have pre-marital sex, etc. The Honor Code also says people of the opposite sex can’t enter your bedroom, even if nothing sexual happens. Violate the Honor Code and you risk expulsion from the Mormon school.

So what happens if you’re the victim of sexual assault?

Some students are now saying that they fear reporting their rapes because the school will punish them for violating the Honor Code.


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Pennsylvania House Subcommittee Approves Bill to Put “In God We Trust” in Every Public School

More than two years ago, Republican legislators in Pennsylvania attempted to pass a bill that would put the words “In God We Trust” in every public school — and possibly every classroom — in the state.

The goal was obvious: The government wanted students to believe in God, as if that were a good thing. It also sent the message that we live in a “Christian nation” (whatever that means).

The bill thankfully went nowhere, which is why Rep. Cris Dush (below) is now trying to do it again.

House Bill 1640 just passed the House Education Committee today. It’ll now go to the full chamber for a vote.


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Be Honest, You Wouldn’t Go To a Law School Named ASSoL Either

George Mason University has decided to withdraw the proposed name of its law school in Arlington, Virginia, after it was pointed out that the Antonin Scalia School of Law would result in a somewhat uncomfortable — if possibly apt — acronym. ASSoL? ASS Law? What were they thinking?


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Christian Preacher Sings “God’s Not Dead” Theme Song Outside Kansas High School

I don’t know what’s worse: That this Christian preacher is singing the theme song from God’s Not Dead or that she’s doing it in front of a high school:


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Senator Cory Booker Files Comprehensive Sex Ed Legislation with Support of Several Atheist Groups

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation today that would strengthen comprehensive and evidence-based sex education by eliminating all federal funding for abstinence-only programs and using that money on, well, stuff that actually works.

It comes on the heels of President Obama eliminating a $10 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that supported ineffective and unscientific abstinence-only sex ed.


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