Lisa McClain does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Pope Francis has spoken openly about homosexuality. However, the pope has also discouraged homosexual men from entering the priesthood.
Between the faction of gay Christians who are happy with their sexual identity and "ex-gays," who say they've removed their homosexual yearnings, is a third group that gets little attention. These so-called Side B Christians identify as gay and believe it's not sinful to do so. But because they see acting on their orientation as ungodly, they commit to a life of celibacy.
They appear to be hoping that hostility to LGBT people will help undermine support for sex education in those districts. And this comes as the State Board of Education prepares to revise health curriculum standards — including standards on sex education — for Texas public schools next year. From the Star-Telegram:.
Earlier this yearthe late Sen. This legislation would authorize grants for comprehensive sex-education programs that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth. Specifically, it would require comprehensive sex education to cover sensitive and respectful discussions of gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation, among other topics.
He wrote this for InsideSources. It appeared at Newsday. But is it true that sexual orientation is determined at or before birth?
The Colorado House has passed a controversial bill requiring schools that offer sex education classes to either teach gay and lesbian issues and not focus on abstinence-only programs — or to provide no instruction on sexuality at all. Don Valdez of La Jara, voting "no" with the Republicans. The legislation, which is backed by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, would not require schools to teach sex education — but those that do could no longer offer "abstinence-only" curriculum.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. A recent Florida federal court decision in an ACLU case did a lot more than simply make advocates for both reproductive freedom and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights very happy: It signaled that the days when folks could get away with making outlandish anti-LGBT arguments are going, going, and almost gone. Ruling in favor of students who wanted to start a gay-straight alliance club at Okeechobee High Schoola conservative judge found that school officials had violated the federal Equal Access Act, which guarantees the right of students in public schools to form clubs.
Skip navigation! Story from Politics. The Trump administration's efforts to reshape sex education in the U.
Sex education has been a controversial subject for decades as public school officials and parents have debated the best ways to help teenagers avoid unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Not all states require schools to teach sex ed. But many states require sex education instructors to discuss or stress abstinence from sexual activity, with some schools offering abstinence-only programming, which urges kids to wait until marriage and often excludes information about contraceptives.
The Charity Commission agrees to accept the application of Living Out, a charity that says it helps Christians who experience same-sex attraction stay faithful to Biblical teaching. The Charity Commission has registered Living Outa support organisation for homosexual Christians, as a charity — having previously turned down its application. Living Out, which applied to join the register of charities in May, was granted charitable status after asking the commission to carry out an internal review and agreeing to alter some of its proposed charitable objects. On its website, the group describes itself as one that helps Christians "who experience same-sex attraction stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time", and helps the church to understand what it can do to support them.