Concerned parents have withdrawn their children from a small private K-12 school housed in a Unitarian church in Minneapolis after the school's sex education teacher took her class on a field trip to a local novelty sex shop without first consulting parents and obtaining permission from them.
As reported by the The Star Tribune, Starri Hedges, the sex education teacher and director of the Gaia Democratic School, has come under the scrutiny of parents after she took about a dozen middle school and high school-aged students as young as 11 years old on a field trip to the nearby Smitten Kitten adult novelty store.
Hedges told the Tribune that she wanted to take the students to the store to provide them with a welcoming environment to learn about human sexual behaviors, as the class' sex education unit came to an end. more >>
A man who identifies as ex-transgender has expressed "caution" regarding former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner's decision to change his gender identity to become "Caitlyn."
Walt Heyer, author and blogger with The Federalist, stated in an interview Tuesday with CNN that while Caitlyn Jenner may feel great at present "this doesn't always last."
"The surgeons can make it look like you changed genders but the fact of the matter is it's all cosmetic surgery. There's really no actual gender change," Heyer asserted during an interview with CNN's Carol Costello. more >>
The pastor of Bruce Jenner, who debuted his new female identity known as Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair on Monday, refused to publicly comment on the 1976 Olympic gold medalist's recent transition.
The Christian Post reached out to California pastor Brad Johnson of the Life Change Community Church (which was recently renamed California Community Church), in Agoura Hills on Wednesday and he said, like all members of his church, he respects Jenner's privacy.
"I don't comment on the lives of those who call California Community Church their home," Johnson told CP. more >>
Michelle Duggar has apparently claimed that her four daughter were "victimized more" by the illegally released police reports of the molestation carried out by eldest son Josh, who was a teenager at the time, than the actual molestation incidents themselves.
"They have been victimized more by what has happened in these last couple weeks. And they weren't told years ago because they honestly — they didn't even understand or know that anything had happened until after the fact when they were told about it," Duggar told Fox News' Megyn Kelly on Wednesday night in an interview that will be released in additional portions on Friday night, according to People magazine.
Josh Duggar, now 27, resigned from his position at the Family Research Council, a conservative organization based in Washington D.C., following the release of the police reports that detailed how he molested five underage girls as a teen. more >>
ESPN announced this week that Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage award at the ESPYS on July 18. In what is becoming ground zero for sexual identity courage awards, the last three winners of the ESPN award identify as gay, lesbian and transgender.
"What the hell am I going to wear?" Jenner tweeted Tuesday with a link to the ESPN press release.
The Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and president of international relief organization Samaritan's Purse, took to Facebook this week to let his followers know that Olympic gold medalist and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Bruce Jenner's transformation into a woman named Caitlyn will not change who he is on the inside or improve his relationship with his children.
Graham referred to the recent Vanity Fair interview where Jenner revealed his new identity. Jenner's son, Burt, spoke to the publication about his rocky relationship with his father and his hope that his transformation to Caitlyn will improve it.
"At the end of the day there's no way I can get around it. I am ungodly thankful and I feel very fortunate to not have had my father in my life. … I learned how to open doors and shake hands and look people in the eye. Things that my dad never would taught me," said Burt to Vanity Fair. more >>