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GuideStar agrees to remove ‘hate group’ labels

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/26/17, 01:57 pm

Charity finance analyst Guidestar agreed Friday to remove “hate group” designations temporarily from 46 Christian and conservative nonprofit groups. Guidestar began using the designations issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) earlier this year. It describes SPLC as a civil-rights advocacy organization, but the group’s primary purpose is to advance the gay rights agenda. It uses its “hate group” labels to describe any individual or organization that holds to Biblical definitions of marriage and gender.

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Study: Less sex education leads to less sex

Family | British teens report fewer pregnancies, abortions after government cuts funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/09/17, 10:45 am

Teen pregnancies in England fell dramatically after cuts to sex education program funding, according to a new study

The analysis, published in the Journal of Health Economics last month, examined the effect of budget cuts to government-run teen pregnancy-prevention programs—including sex education, free condoms, and access to the “morning after pill”—in the last decade.

The results surprised the authors and frustrated sex-ed advocates. 

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Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow gay marriage

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/08/17, 05:10 pm

The Scottish Episcopal Church voted today to allow clergy to marry same-sex couples, the first Anglican branch in Britain to permit gay marriage. Church members voted to remove the doctrinal clause describing marriage as a “union of one man and one woman,” putting the Scottish Church at odds with the official stance of the Anglican Communion. The decision required the backing of at least two-thirds of each house of bishops, clergy, and laity at the annual synod meeting in Edinburgh.

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