Sex & Religion

Salman Rushdie and America’s “Words Are Violence” Movement

If you are outraged about the attempted assassination of Salman Rushdie, consider these two facts:

~ Across the world, many Muslims consider Rushdie’s words to be violence. Therefore they say actual violence against him is justified.

~ These days, many Americans also say that words are violence. They therefore want some voices silenced or denied a public forum.

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Mental Health, Masturbation, & the Church

The Southern Baptist Convention has finally released a report detailing the decades-long child sexual abuse by its clergy.

Of course, this hands-on abuse is horrific. But for more children have been damaged by the church’s explicit teaching that masturbation and children’s sexuality is sinful. This form of child abuse goes on every day in every orthodox religious institution–in plain sight.

Why don’t medical & psychological professionals speak out about this? Why don’t the rest of us?

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Jerry Falwell, Jr. Gives Sex A Bad Name

Jerry Falwell, Jr, the president of ultra-Christian Liberty University gleefully photographed himself cavorting (trousers unzipped, drink in hand) on a yacht with a woman to whom he isn’t married.

The only reason to care about this is that Liberty University has a strict code of conduct for students that prohibits non-marital sex and consuming any media with erotic content or nudity.

Hypocritical Christian leaders like Falwell give sex a bad name.

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