Friday, August 20, 2004

More Foolishness

The events in South Dakota, discussed in What Do You Think?, posted above, are symptomatic of something happening all around America.

The Bush administration and its right wing Christian (sic)allies are using various government departments to harass, intimidate, and threaten numerous non-faith based sex education groups and web sites.

"In July 2001 the Washington Post published a leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services in which Advocates for Youth was described as "ardent critics of the Bush administration." This charge apparently came as the result of several Advocates for Youth press releases that railed against the president's backing of the "global gag rule" that prohibited any funding to foreign agencies that performed or facilitated abortions. In the leaked memo, it was also suggested that the Advocates for Youth programs did not go over well with the HHS because "the secretary [Tommy Thompson] is a devout Roman Catholic."
Read more in link AAS #1.

Mean while, the Sexuality Education and Information Council of the United States, a long established mainstream organization, has been investigated and audited twice because of the No New Money for Abstinence-Only-until Marriage web site it created.
It appears that the administration and its appointed heads of various departments are back in the business of keeping enemy lists, a'la Richard Nixon, and using government powers against those 'enemies'.


No New Money

The links to some of these groups are placed above.

It is a funny thing how Republicans and right wing Christians (sic), who seem to consider themselves to be the only real American patriots, are proving to also be the US Constitutions' most ardent enemies. Strange


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