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Where there's smoke .. is there fire?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]lihan161051)

Homecoming Dance At McNeil HS (Round Rock, TX) Canceled

"Students had been warned for several years not to be dancing inappropriately," Round Rock Independent School District spokesperson Joylynn Occhiuzzi said.

Now administrators are taking action.

"The type of dancing kids are taking part in is sexually explicit dancing that cannot be tolerated in any high school activity," Occhiuzzi said.

I've always sort of known Round Rock was a pretty conservative town, but given the traditional Baptist attitudes toward dancing and the increase in confirmed dominionist activity in the area around Austin, this really raises my suspicions about the RRISD school board. The decision itself is probably not high profile news, but I still have to wonder why the school thinks they might be "liable" for having a homecoming dance ..

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Not sure if this has been posted as yet.

Church condemns abortion performed on raped girl, 11

Sibylla Brodzinsky in Bogotá
Thursday August 31, 2006


A Vatican official has said the Catholic church will excommunicate a medical team who performed Colombia's first legal abortion on an 11-year-old girl, who was eight weeks pregnant after being raped by her stepfather.

Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, the president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family, said in addition to the doctors and nurses, the measure could apply to "relatives, politicians and lawmakers" whom he called "protagonists in this abominable crime".

the rest is here )

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Faith in and with doctors

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]exotic_princess)

Doctors practicing their faith

As I went through the article, my opinion fluctuated. At first, I didn't mind because well, as long as they're open about it - Hi, I'm Dr. Doom and I practice medicine and pray to Jesus!! - then what's the big deal. But, just as the crisis pregnancy centers do, they might not always give you all the options or refer you to someone else, lest they be complicit in murder (abortion) or something else. In my mind, if you're going to practice medicine, you should do it without imposing your morals or superstitions onto the patient. The patient should get ALL the information, and then do what they like with it. You don't have to perform abortions, or hand out birth control, etc. But to practice medicine as if those things do not exist, as if they are not options in health, and to possibly give out faulty information (birth control equals abortion), I don't think that's right.

(as an aside, anyone have hints or tips for how to deal with seeing an advert in the ladies' room asking for clothing or volunteers for the local crisis pregnancy center? I want to just rip it off the wall, but the person who put it up works in my office LOL)

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