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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:15 PM
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Are your tax dollars being used to fund abstinence education actually funding genocide in Uganda?
Edited on Wed Feb-23-11 12:19 PM by ck4829
Project SOS, a Jacksonvile-based abstinence education program, has received more than $6.5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 2002 including $454,000 in September 2010. This despite the fact that the group has been cited for teaching false information about HIV and is a supporter of Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, one of the most outspoken advocates of legislation in that country that prescribes the death penalty for homosexuals.

Project SOS federal funding came through the Administration of Children and Families, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, via grants for Community Based Abstinence Education and a Healthy Marriage Demonstration grant. The abstinence education funding is made available through Title V (.pdf) of the Social Security Act. A provision of Title V requires that states provide a $3 match for every $4 in federal money.

Group has ties to Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa, a vocal advocate for that countrys 2009 Anti Homosexuality Bill (.pdf), nicknamed the Kill the Gays law.

Asked about the groups ties to Ssempa and the citation of Project SOS teaching misinformation about HIV/AIDS, Hill emailed us to say that the PGA will have no comment.

http://floridaindependent.com/22289/federally-funded-ja...
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-11 12:18 PM
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1. New plan:
No funding for any sort of birth control programs abroad until matters have improved here.

We don't have the money to spare and as this illustrates the money often goes towards things other than it's intended target.
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