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Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Is a Recipe for Disaster

By supporting abstinence-only sex education, Republicans in the Ohio legislature seem willing to sacrifice the health of young people for political gain.

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Ban Corporal Punishment

It’s well past time for schools and families to eliminate the antiquated and barbaric practice of paddling young people. The U.S. is far behind other countries in taking these enlightened steps.

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Corporal Punishment of Children Is Harmful

Many people still support the old notion of “spare the rod and spoil the child.” But a substantial amount of research shows that corporal punishment produces much harm and should be abolished.

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Fundamentalist Fervor Increases Child Abuse

Religion is often a significant factor in child-abuse cases. When it is, the cause is usually fundamentalism. A literal interpretation of the Bible can lead to child abuse.

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Humanist Family Values

The Religious Right deserves criticism for using the “family values” issue to promote discrimination against gays. In rejecting the excesses of the Religious Right, though, people should remember there’s merit in some of the talk about family values.

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