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  • Sexual purity movement undaunted by new critics

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 07, 2019 (11 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid new claims sexual abstinence pledges harm teen girls, an early leader in the evangelical purity movement says he does not "second-guess the rightness of the original message."

    "Inviting teenagers into a lifetime of sexual holiness and purity, if consistent with Scripture, is a beautiful thing," Richard Ross, cofounder of the True Love Waits (TLW) sexual purity movement, wrote in a December blog post. " ... I do not feel guilty, nor do I second-guess the rightness of the original message." Read More

  • Abstinence ed could benefit from HHS tweaks

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 26, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Tweaks to a federal grant program that allots $260 million to family planning, mostly for lower-income Americans, have drawn praise from advocates of abstinence-based sex education and criticism from Planned Parenthood.

    Among the tweaks at issue, this year's grant announcement for Title X Family Planning Services Grants encourages applicants to consider informing teens of the "benefits of delaying sex." Another change this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is that the final decision on grant awards will rest with ... Read More

  • Sexual risk avoidance advocate named to HHS post

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 08, 2017 (one year ago)

    A leading advocate of sexual risk avoidance, a holistic health approach encouraging sexual abstinence until marriage, has been named to a top post in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read More