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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quote of the Day- More Christian Based Misinformation

This is a little more complicated than I usually post. I am also going to do something new with this, which is why this is filed under the "Christian Based Gross Misinformation" Quote of the Day category.

I found this interview with an "MD", by the name of Miriam Grossman at Christianity.Ca. She has written a book criticizing current the "myths of sexual education" in Canada. I do not know if she actually said this, or if the author misquoted her to get their own agenda across. Nevertheless, this research apparently comes to us from a "Family Research Health Centre", which could just be a front to have a pro Christian agenda display a credible appearance to mainstream readers. Here is the exact link if you are interested in reading the entire interview.

So, here is her pearl of wisdom;

"A third point is kids aren’t told that oral sex is associated with cancers of the throat. Needless to say this is important, and indeed life-saving, information yet it is withheld from kids, and that is the height of irresponsibility."

So, I had to go see this for myself. I consider myself a fairly informed person, and I wanted to see if this was some new research or something like that. Actually, researchers have managed to discover a link between untreated HPV infection and oral cancer. In fact, the more I researched I found that this doctor had actually said this, and was very misquoted by this publication. So, this Christian publication has this information. Instead of being responsible for the proper dissemination of this knowledge and using it to its full potential- like maybe using it to reinforce the need for an HPV vaccination, they spin it through the religious bullshit cycle, and further scare their youth from a sexual practice that is safer than many others. Perhaps Kirk Cameron was the author. Smells like his stench to me.

1 comment:

  1. I am interested in your stand as an "atheist". Coule you please explain to me what you mean when you call yourself that?



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