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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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Bible Is Not a Moral Guide for Sexual Behavior

Some Christian groups want their “Judeo-Christian values” written into law, especially in regard to sex. But the Bible contains many ignorant and harmful teachings about sex. As a result, an unquestioning reliance on the book is a mistaken and dangerous way to obtain a sexual morality.

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Catholic Sex

Father Andrew Greeley says surveys reveal that Catholics have sex more often, are more playful in their sex lives, and enjoy sex more than non-Catholic. If those surveys are correct, they reveal widespread hypocrisy among Catholics and a failure of the Church’s “moral” teachings to influence most of them.

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Censoring Pornography Is Counterproductive

Attempts to suppress pornography usually increase demand for it. Such efforts are also counterproductive in other ways.

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Clerical Celibacy and Pedophile Priests

In virtually every major U.S. city, Catholic priests have been accused of sexually abusing children. The clerical celibacy requirement deserves part of the blame.

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Don’t Knock the Nudists

A political candidate attacked his opponent for accepting support from a lobbyist who represents the American Association for Nude Recreation. But nudism can be beneficial to the health of some people.

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Homosexuality, Christianity and Humanism

Christian fundamentalists often use a literal interpretation of the Bible to promote discrimination against homosexuals. Humanists rely on science and therefore support equal rights for gays.

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Legalize Prostitution

In many communities throughout the U.S., the police focus attention on arresting persons involved in prostitution. This action harms society in many ways.

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Nasty Porn, Friendly Porn, and Antisocial Behavior

Some anti-sex zealots want to ban all pornography. But like other entertainment, the types of pornography range from bad to good. In judging entertainment and deciding how to deal with it, therefore, the focus should not be on whether it is pornographic but on whether it is beneficial or harmful.

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Ohioans Should Care About Strip Clubs

Regarding a proposed statewide referendum on a new law restricting adult businesses, some persons have downplayed the issue by saying Ohioans don’t care about strip clubs. While that may generally be true, the referendum involves others matters that Ohioans should care deeply about. This article was printed in several Ohio newspapers in September 2007.

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Ohio’s Theocrats Continue Their Dishonest Anti-Sex Crusade

Citizens for Community Values, a Cincinnati-based group officially associated with James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, is again trying to change state law to impose the group’s religion-based sexual doctrines on all of Ohio.

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Porn: It’s Not Just for Men Anymore

Some people think men have far more interest in pornography than women do. While a strong case could be made for their position many years ago, the situation now appears to be different.

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Sex Industry Benefits Society

Attempts are sometimes made to close businesses involved in the sex industry. Those establishments serve important needs and should be allowed to operate in a free society.

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Slut-Bashing Is Sexual Harassment

High-school students who call classmates “sluts” are engaging in sexual harassment. This behavior cannot be tolerated by school administrators and teachers.

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Terrorists Want Sex Businesses Closed

As introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, House Bill 469 would effectively put showbars, adult bookstores, and other adult-entertainment establishments out of business. This bill makes Ohio appear to have a chapter of the Taliban operating in its House of Representatives.

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Virtues of Masturbation

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired from the position of U.S. Surgeon General for advocating that children be taught about masturbation. Contrary to what Elders’ right-wing critics allege, she was entirely correct.

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