Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

Proliferating child pornography

Sexual Abuse | Public outcry against online child sex abuse often misses the link to adult pornography
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/11/19, 05:10 pm

Tech companies, child protection advocates, and law enforcement agencies find themselves drowning in an ever-increasing number of child pornography cases. A New York Times investigation published late last month found reports of child porn have exploded in recent years—from 3,000 in 1998 to 1 million in 2014 to 18.4 million in 2018, which included more than 45 million images and videos.

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‘Political advocacy science at its worst’

Family | Researchers acknowledge they conducted a study on conversion therapy to bolster efforts to ban the practice
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 10/04/19, 04:06 pm

Researchers claim to have completed the first study to prove that efforts to help people overcome gender dysphoria cause psychological harm. But critics argue the data is fundamentally flawed and the study doesn’t back its claims.

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Friends of the library

Family | How parents can respond to drag queen story hours
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/27/19, 11:50 am

A San Francisco public library invited a drag queen to host children’s storytime more than four years ago, and what started as a one-off event has turned into a movement. The nonprofit organization Drag Queen Story Hour now boasts nearly 40 U.S. chapters and hundreds of events a year.

But as the concept’s popularity has grown—spreading from the progressive nooks of San Francisco and Brooklyn to middle America—so has resistance to indoctrinating children with transgender ideology.

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