Sexuality

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity.…” – Ephesians 5:3

Sexuality is a gift from God, to be used for His glory. Of all gifts, perhaps this one has been the most misused and perverted since the Fall into sin. This is apparent in the way that our Parliament and courts have dealt with sexuality as well. We have an obligation to show the world what a blessing sexuality can be when it is used in conformity with God’s intentions – lovingly between one man and one woman who are committed to each other for life in marriage.

Featured: ARPA policy report on prostitution (sent to all MPs and Senators).

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31 May 2010 Study Finds Adults Conceived Through Sperm Donation Suffer Substantial Harm

The Commission on Parenthood’s Future today released internationally the groundbreaking report My Daddy’s Name is Donor: A New Study of Young Adults Conceived Through Sperm Donation, co-investigated by Elizabeth Marquardt, Norval D. Glenn, and Karen Clark. The report reveals stunning findings about the lives of adult offspring of sperm donation, one of the most common reproductive technologies and one that has been practiced widely in the U.S. and around the world for decades. [Read more here.]...

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23 Apr 2010 Ontario Sex Education Curriculum On Hold

Update: Read this report from PEACE Hamilton which argues that "Premier Dalton McGuinty’s withdrawal of the Sexual Health Curriculum is a fraudulent political tactic designed to provide a sense of security for parents." www.ARPACanada.ca: In an about-face Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is backing down from plans to implement a new sex education curriculum targeting students in the province as early as Grade 1. "It's become pretty obvious to us that we should give this a serious rethink," McGuinty told reporters Thursday at a surprise press conference in London, Ontario. The Premier has promised more consultation providing a possible opportunity for local ARPA groups to make their voice heard on what should and should not be taught in Ontario's classrooms.
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21 Apr 2010 New Ontario Sex Education Curriculum Targets Eight-Year Olds

Update: This plan has been put on hold after strong opposition from Ontario parents. Stay aware, as the effort to promote alternative sexual lifestyles will continue. www.ARPACanada.ca: Defended by Premier Dalton McGuinty, the Ontario Government is pressing ahead with controversial plans to implement a new sex education curriculum targeting students in the province as early as Grade 1. The new curriculum imposes instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation beginning with students in Grade 3, masturbation in Grade 6 and oral and anal sex at age 12. The Premier confirms the province's publicly funded Catholic schools will not be exempt from the proposed curriculum, a possible threat to privately-funded faith-based schools as well.
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06 Apr 2010 Promotion of Homosexuality in Schools

ARPA Note: If you don't believe this issue really matters, read this article from the Vancouver Courier about a gay rally being held at a BC elementary school. Doctors Say Schools May Be Spreading Misinformation About Homosexuality by Nima Reza, www.citizenlink.com: The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) is sending a letter to school superintendents asking that they not tell students who may experience same-sex attractions to simply accept that they are homosexual. The group has launched the Web site FactsAboutYouth.com with material for educators and students. [Continue reading this article...

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16 Mar 2010 Abstinence-only programs work, study says

Washington Post, March 16, 2010: Sex education classes that focus on encouraging children to remain abstinent can persuade a significant proportion to delay sexual activity, researchers reported Monday in a landmark study that could have major implications for U.S. efforts to protect young people against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. [Keep reading this article here.]...

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05 Mar 2010 Study: Cohabitation Linked to Exponential Increase in Relationship Failure Risk

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski, ANN ARBOR, Michigan, March 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Another new study has added to the compelling evidence that cohabitation before marriage significantly increases relationship instability. Dr. Pamela J. Smock, a research professor at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has published a study in the Journal of Marriage and Family of data gathered on cohabitation in the United States and the implications of cohabitation on relationship stability.
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12 Feb 2010 Proof That It Works: The New Abstinence Study

BreakPoint, Feb 12 2009: A landmark study on sex education draws a surprising conclusion. Well, you and I aren’t surprised, but the media and the educational establishments are. The study found that abstinence-based sex education works better than any other form of sex ed. [Continue reading this excellent commentary here.]...

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16 Mar 2009 New DVD: 28 Days on the Pill

ARPA Canada will be selling the DVD "28 Days on the Pill" at upcoming events. This documentary does a very good job of exploring the controversy over the possible abortifacient effect of the birth control pill. In it, the Canadian author and his family tours the United States, interviewing experts on the issue (including Randy Alcorn and Albert Mohler). The DVD is compelling and objective and presents the sensitive issue with both grace and truth. It is a resource that every church and school should consider purchasing. You can buy...

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29 Jan 2009 Press Release from MP Joy Smith

Action Item: Please ask your MP to support this bill. Simply send them an email or make a phone call so that they are aware of this effort by Joy Smith and that they realize that there is community support for it. MP Joy Smith to introduce PMB today on human traffickingOttawa, ON:  Today, Conservative Member of Parliament Joy Smith will introduce a Private Members’ Bill to crack down on child trafficking. The bill, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen), will amend the criminal code to include a minimum prison term of five years for cases where the trafficked victims were under the age of eighteen. “It is important to remember that we are talking about the sexual abuse, rape, and exploitation of our children,” emphasized MP Smith. “We must make it clear that Canada will not tolerate the trafficking of its children and that is why I have proposed a five year mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking of minors.”
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