Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Federal funding for Silver Ring Thing suspended

Remember Silver Ring Thing? They were the abstinence only program being sued by the ACLU for using the program to promote their religion. Well, they just had their funding suspended until they can submit a revised program for review.
The Bush administration yesterday suspended a federal grant to the Silver Ring Thing abstinence program, saying it appears to use tax money for religious activities.
But really, the program should not be funded regardless of whether or not it promotes religion,since the program is not all that effective and may actually leave participants worse off in the long run (the program discourages the use of condoms.)

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