Government-funded missionaries in public schools? Project SOS has received over six and a half million dollars in federal funding, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2002, to teach abstinence education in Florida public schools. The funding continues into the present - in September SOS received over $450,000 from HHS.
To begin with, should federal funding still be flowing to a sex ed approach proven to be largely or wholly ineffective, according to a 2007 federally commissioned large scale study by Mathematica Research?
And, what if the program founder says plans for Project SOS came directly from God, advocates child-beating, and suggests that Catholics aren't truly saved? What if SOS is actually a stealth ministry backed by a right wing church that teaches...Young-Earth Creationism, and whose longtime pastor is promoting antigay doctrines in Florida prisons?
Well, that's all true - and more.