Wednesday, August 24, 2005

[politics] Feds pull funding for abstinence-education group

Associated Press - Updated: 10:10 p.m. ET Aug. 23, 2005 PITTSBURGH - The federal government has cut off funding to a nationwide program that promotes abstinence to teens through skits and music videos, saying the group in charge of the campaign did not adequately separate religion from its message. The Silver Ring Thing program, related to a Christian ministry based in the Pittsburgh suburbs, puts on shows at churches nationwide that include “Saturday Night Live”-style skits, music videos and a message of abstinence. Young people are given a silver ring and decide whether they want to pledge to abstain from sex.
Now if only they'd defund these jokers because their programs don't seem to work... Oh wait, that'd be a rational thing to do...


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