Tuesday, March 28, 2006

State of Affairs: March Madness

Hello dear reader. Every month, we at “Holier Than Thou” like to check in on the various states of religious affairs in the states of the union.

So, can you match the states to their acts of religious zealotry run amok?

1) Kansas, Arizona, Nevada and Utah
2) Florida, Mississippi and Utah
3) Massachusetts
4) Missouri
5) Texas

A. Have an “opt-in” policy by which only children who get written permission from their parents will be taught sex education.
B. Have laws that explicitly bar gay adoption
C. Catholic Charities here have stopped ALL adoptions to ensure that gay couples won’t end up adopting their children
D. Voted down a plan to publicly fund contraception for fear of promoting promiscuity
E. A teacher here told a student to be quiet during the public school’s mandatory moment of silence because it was a “time for prayer.”

1) A: Kansas just joined Arizona, Nevada and Utah with an “opt-in” approach to sex education
2) B: These states explicitly bar gays from adopting
3) C: Catholic Charities in Massachusetts has stopped all adoptions to prevent gays from adopting
4) D: Missouri opposed birth control funding. Said a legislator opposed to the plan: “”If you hand out contraception to single women, we’re saying that promiscuity is OK as a state, and I am not in support of that.”
5) E: A teacher in Dallas told a public school student that the moment of silence was a time for prayer — prompting a lawsuit from the student’s parents who complain Texas’ mandatory moment of silence is now unconstitutional.


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