Yes, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sex Can Hurt and Extinction Isn’t Automatically the Consequence

I suspect Neil deGrasse Tyson thought this tweet sounded very clever when he sent it out:

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Christian Purity Site: Girls Who Dress Immodestly Reduce Their Own “Value and Respect”

The purity culture group Secret Keeper Girl posted an odd message for young women last week, comparing them to iPads and suggesting that Jesus won’t love them if they don’t cover up their bodies:

Here’s the original post in all its grammatical/format sloppiness:

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Christian Dad Advertises “26-Year-Old Virgin” Daughter for Marriage in Christianity Today

One Christian father seems to have taken parenting to extraordinary (and creepy) new heights in his efforts to see his daughter hitched.

Placing an ad (without his daughter’s knowledge or permission) in Christianity Today magazine, Stephen Stewart advertised a job listing for “son-in-law”:

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In New Zealand, Pastafarians Can Now Get Married with the Help of a Registered Ministeroni

Two months after New Zealand ruled that representatives of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster were legally allowed to perform marriage ceremonies, we have our first official Pastafarian celebrant:

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This is the Disturbing Material Ohio Students Were Taught in a Faith-Based Sex-Ed Program

There is a mountain of evidence showing that abstinence-only sex education does not work. That might be part of the reason President Obama‘s budget recently eliminated funding for such programs. But the problem extends beyond the reality that telling kids not to have sex is like spitting into the wind. And it goes beyond the fact that so many of these programs tell outright lies about safe sex. Though these are good reasons to eliminate abstinence-only education, there’s another one that rarely gets the attention it deserves: these programs are constructed to shame kids who may experience sexual feelings and often rely on religion to do so.

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Take, for example, the state of Ohio.

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