Thursday, August 25, 2005

Faith-Based Abstinence Group Defunded

Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will withdraw funding from "The Silver Ring Thing", a group that promotes abstinence education, stating that the program "includes both secular and religious components that are not adequately safeguarded." There are many news articles on this situation, including one from Agape Press. The Bush Administration's position is in direct conflict with the policy of promoting the involvement of faith-based organization in social services.