Today’s Lady News: FL Church Bans Children So It Can Keep Sex Offender Pastor

  • A Baptist church in Jacksonville, Florida, has reportedly banned children from attending its services so that Pastor Darrell Gilyard, a registered sex offender, can preach. Gilyard plead guilty in 2009 to molesting a 15-year-old girl and sending a lewd text message to another underage girl. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Gilyard cannot have unsupervised contact with children under age 18. Here’s a question: WHY ISN’T THIS CREEP IN PRISON? [Clutch Magazine]
  • A 20-year-old college football player hit on, then assaulted, a lesbian at a Colorado bar after she stood up for herself when he and his friends started talking smack about her and her girlfriend. Damn, someone needs to learn how to deal with rejection. [Queerty
  • Virginians against the proposed “state-sanctioned rape” bill eking its way through the state government held a silent protest outside the state capitol yesterday, causing the House to delay their vote on requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. [MSNBC]
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi will hold a committee meeting on Thursday on the issue of woman’s health. Perhaps this time there will actually be some WOMEN on it? There’s a thought! [Washington Post]
  • Citizens in Wasilla, Alaska (aka Sarah Palin’s hometown), are ruffled because a new piece of public artwork looks like a vagina. [New York Observer
  • Use this handy-dandy calculator to find out how much you’ll spend on birth control from now until menopause! (Obviously, subtract time for future hypothetical pregnancies.) [Mother Jones]
  • Being a female TV writer is just as hard as you think. [Nerve]
  • Slate on Rick Santorum’s lies about third-trimester abortion. [Slate]
  • While stumping in Michigan, Mitt Romney was caught in a lie about how health insurers will be required to cover contraception. The GOP frontrunner told a member of the audience that “the Catholic Church [has] to provide for insurance that provided contraceptives, sterilization, morning after pills to the employees of the Church,” which is simply not true. [Think Progress]
  • Rush Limbaugh said some insipid things about women voters who take birth control. But what else is new? [Politico]
  • Attention, Catholic Church: here are religious groups that actually do support the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obama’s health care reform). [Think Progress
  • How the expansion of Catholic hospitals will affect access to contraception, abortion and sterilization. [New York Times]
  • Philosopher Ruth Barcan Marcus, whose paper on “Moral Dilemmas and Consistency” is widely cited,” died on Sunday. [The Economist]
  • Ireland will soon revisit their abortion laws, which are the strictest in Europe. Last year, the European Court of Human Rights found that Ireland’s criminalization was unconstitutional. [New York Times]
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was questioned today in regards to his connection with an alleged prostitution ring in France. Strauss-Kahn was arrested and held in New York City last year after he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. [New York Times]
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