Tuesday, June 19, 2007

That's Unfortunate

The so-called Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., is committed to promoting its religious values over sound science in combating AIDS among young people. They insist that the only acceptable approach is "abstinence only" education, despite the documented fact that it doesn't work — that it leads to higher levels of sexual activity, and especially higher levels of unsafe sexual activity. Simply put, their narrow reading of the Bible is more important to them than actual human lives. In 2005, a group of activists picketed the FRC offices, with some of the group chaining themselves inside the bookstore. Well done, worth seeing.

That's Unfortunate, dir. Dean Hamer, 2005 USA, 6 min.

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