Oh Damn... Evangelism + Sex advice = Disaster
Pineapple, you'll love this one:
Teenage pregnancies and syphilis have risen sharply among a generation of American school girls who were urged to avoid sex before marriage under George Bush's evangelically-driven education policy, according to a new report by the US's major public health body.
Here's another sticky correlation. If it's not religious belief causing this... what is it?
The CDC says that southern states, where there is often the greatest emphasis on abstinence and religion, tend to have the highest rates of teenage pregnancy and STDs.
Speaking of religion and reality checks, theist advocates of the empirically demonstrable failure that is Abstinence Only Education have this to say:
But supporters of abstinence-based education said that the new report shows that there is too little not too much emphasis on discouraging sex before marriage.
So, Pineapple, would you like to offer your explanation for why this isn't the fault of theists and theism?