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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Alabama’s “Family Values” Governor Sought God’s Forgiveness for Cheating. So It’s All Good Now

Remember Robert Bentley, the “family values” governor of Alabama whose extramarital activities recently came to light?

When a recording surfaced of a 2014 conversation in which Bentley told a woman (not, for the record, his wife, who recently filed for divorce after fifty years of marriage) how much he loved touching her breasts, it put to rest the whole notion that Bentley was the “family values” guy he had always claimed to be. The anti-gay crusader, it seems, was only fired up about preserving marriage in the sense of denying it to other people, not depriving himself of extramarital dalliances.


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Are You Dating an Atheist? Steve Harvey Wants You on His Talk Show. This Can’t Be Good…

Steve Harvey, who has said many times before how women should not date men who are atheists, may soon be discussing that topic on his own talk show.


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Hate Pastor Condemns Baptists Who Marry Outside the Faith: “Catholics Aren’t Christians!”

Christian Pastor Steven Anderson spent part of a recent sermon talking about how you shouldn’t marry anyone outside the church.

I might understand that if he said a Christian shouldn’t marry an atheist… but he’s *really* mad about Baptists who marry Roman Catholics.


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“Family Values” Alabama Governor Caught Up in Sex Scandal

What do you call it when a “family values,” anti-LGBT rights, deeply religious politician gets caught in a sordid sex scandal?

At this point, I’d go with “unsurprising.”

The latest bit of unsurprising news comes out of Alabama, and it involves the state’s 73-year-old (very pious) Baptist Governor Robert Bentley. Bentley, for the record, is fiercely anti-marriage equality because he thinks we need to protect the sanctity of marriage and all that.


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