A national study by the Centers for Disease Control suggests that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers face more bullying and are also more likely to engage in violence-related risky behaviors, use of drugs and alcohol, and consider attempting suicide.
Nationwide, about 89 percent of students identified as heterosexual, 2 percent as gay or lesbian, 6 percent as bisexual, and a little more than 3 percent said they were not sure of their sexual identity, according to the CDC study, called "Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts, and Health-Related Behaviors Among Students in Grades 9–12."
Nationwide, 48 percent of students had had sexual contact with only the opposite sex, 1.7 percent had had sexual contact with only the same sex, 4.6 percent had had sexual contact with both sexes, and 45.7 percent had had no sexual contact, the study found. It also said that among students who had sexual contact with only the opposite sex, 95.7 percent identified as heterosexual; 2.8 percent as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and 1.5 percent were not sure of their sexual identity. more >>
Islamic State militants have reportedly stitched four people's mouth shut with wire simply because they were talking about military victories against the heinous terrorist group.
According to Sputnik News, IS (also known as ISIS and ISIL) jihadis used metal wire to stitch the four victims' mouths shut on Tuesday in the group's Iraqi stronghold of Mosul because they were all involved in a conversation discussing the successes of the Iraqi Army in its offensive against IS.
"Four of our residents were discussing the success of the army in a casual conversation about politics, when another man suddenly joined in. He casually discussed with them the defeat of ISIS and offensive operations in Nineveh," a Mosul resident, who chose to remain nameless due to fear of retaliation from IS, told Sputnik International. "Later, all four people were caught. Right where they were standing, their mouths were sewn up with metal wire." more >>
The United Methodist Church is putting a delay on the creation of a commission meant to analyze and possibly suggest changes to the denomination's position on homosexuality.
Earlier this year at their General Conference, UMC delegates approved a resolution that created a commission that would review the Church's positions on homosexuality and gay marriage.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Council of Bishops' Executive Committee noted that an unexpectedly large number of nominees has prompted a delay in the procedure. more >>
Christian colleges were recently given the label of "absolute worst" for LGBT students due to, among other things, requesting a religious exemption to the Obama administration's current interpretation of Title IX regulations.
Campus Pride's "shame list" has 102 Christian colleges and universities at the time of this publication.
There is not a lesser "worst" category. Rather, all colleges that fail Campus Pride's standards are labeled "absolute worst." more >>
After a major new report was released a little over one week ago, challenging the standard LGBT talking points, I predicted that rather than interact with the findings of that report (specifically, a 143-page analysis of 200 previous, peer-reviewed studies), most gay activists and their allies would attack the authors of that study.
Before the day was out, the prediction began to come true, and it has been confirmed numerous times since then.
The report, authored by Lawrence S. Mayer and Paul R. McHugh, was titled, "Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences," and was published by The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society. more >>
"The science is settled!" we often hear on any questions surrounding the LGBT issues. But two experts replied last week, "Not so fast."
If you blinked sometime around 2010, you probably didn't recognize the country when you opened your eyes. Once President Obama "evolved" on marriage, and the Supreme Court redefined that institution, the remaining cultural dominoes are falling, and fast.
This year alone, laws were proposed that would force Christian colleges to deny their beliefs, and a federal directive demanded that schools nationwide accommodate transgender students in both restrooms and athletics. And this march is accompanied by the persistent media drumbeat that "the science is settled" on these issues. more >>