This Is Why Christian Mingle Freaks Me Out

You have to read the rest of the strip for the punchline :)

The blog post underneath it is worth reading, too.

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A Public School Brought in Unqualified Christian Women to Teach Students About Sex… and Guess How That Went?

Let’s run through a short list of items a quality sex education lecture for teenagers shouldn’t include:

Having students spit into a cup and then telling the class that drinking that cup is the equivalent of having sex with eight partners.

Arguing that condoms break… so they’re not helpful at all.

Telling ladies that they’re emotional after sex, so they’ll become attached to whomever they have sex with.

Tell students that STIs will make them sterile… without adding that that might happen only if left untreated.

State that medical textbooks say life begins at conception… when they don’t say that at all.

Saying “There’s a new STD that they’re saying is going to be the new AIDS” without elaborating further… so no sex for anyone!

Telling the students that you know two women who have had abortions and they both ended up with a perforated uterus because of the tools used during their procedures… so no abortions for anyone!

Those were among the things Joi Wasill, the founder of Decisions, Choices and Options (a group with “strong Christian, Republican and anti-abortion ties”), and Beth Cox, who is on the board of directors for the group, said to a group of students at Hillsboro High School in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month.

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Ask Richard: Caught Between Jewish Parents and a Christian Boyfriend: Painful Choices Ahead

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hello, I have read some of your advice letters and they have been really helpful, however I still need help! I am seeking advice about my relationship. I am 18 years old and turning 19 in August, I will be going to college in August [Read More…]

A Sexy Secular Conference

Here’s something you don’t see in the religious world: A group of college students are putting on a free conference dedicated to sex-positivity. It’s called the Sexy Secular Conference and it’ll take place at the University of Akron (Ohio) this October:

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Getting Married without God

Of all the posts I’ve done on this site, the ones that talk about atheist weddings and secular wedding vows still get hits long after they’ve been published. People are always looking for examples of how to have a non-religious ceremony and there just aren’t a lot of great resources out there.

Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith & Values picked up on that and wrote an article about the rise in secular wedding ceremonies and Secular/Humanist celebrants:

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