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School Closes After Child Sex Abuse Allegations

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities on Monday shut down a private preschool and elementary school in a Sacramento suburb after an investigation rev...

Gay Marriage, Gay Parents: What About the Children?

Elizabeth Abbott | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Abbott

Legalizing gay marriage has opened the floodgates of impassioned debate about gay parenting. There's one thing it's difficult to dispute: the children of gay parents are not victims.

Molester Busted After Confessing On CHP Job Application

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

An El Monte man who was arrested in 2009 for the molestation of a five-year-old girl and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 30 year...

Fake Cop Arresting & Molesting Young Girls

Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles

A man is posing with a fake police badge to prey on young girls, reports CBS Los Angeles. So far, two girls from Lawrence Middle School in Chatswo...

Laura Stampler

Texas' 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

The Houston Press has released a list of the “10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List.” Next to the mugshots (for which the Village V...

Cops: Indiana Couple Tried Selling Baby To Child Molester

AP | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police have charged four people from Indianapolis in a scheme to sell a baby girl to a convicted child molester and his sister. The I...

Dancing Lessons: An Education On and Off the Dance Floor

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Moret

What can a 26-year-old dancer teach us about life? It turns out, plenty, as is illustrated in two-time Dancing With the Stars champion Cheryl Burke's new autobiography.

ReThink Review: The Kids Are All Right -- On Gay Parents, Divorce and Marrying Murderers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Kids Are All Right is exposing Americans to something they probably haven't seen before -- a gay married couple raising children, in a way that is shockingly, disturbingly... normal.

Where Is the Vatican's Outrage About Child Molestation?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carla Seaquist

The world -- and the molested -- have been waiting, waiting for the Catholic Church's hierarchy to do the right thing in these months of crisis. Sadly, the wait will be longer.

Cathleen Miller, Chicago Ridge Mom, Accused Of Molesting Her Teenage Daughter's Friends

myfoxchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban mother was charged Tuesday with seducing and molesting teenage boys; prosecutors said the teens were friends of her daughter, who's in juni...

The Great Vatican Death Spiral

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Morford

Is it almost time? Can we finally start making preparations, send out a global Evite welcoming millions to a grand ritual down by the beach, a fantas...

Learning from Molesters: What the Church and Scout Scandals Can Teach Parents

Patrick Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Boyle

But think about this: For 30 years, we've been hit by revelations about the sex abuse in youth institutions -- day care, schools, sports teams, churches and troops. Have we learned anything?

Cartoon: Vatican Upheavals

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

I'm not Catholic, or even Christian for that matter, but it seems to me that being forgiven for whatever you did sort of revolves around the idea of doing "it" right the next time.

Pope Implicated In Cover-Up Of Wisconsin Sex Abuse Case

Huffington Post / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As a cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials did not punish or even hold a trial within the Catholic church for a Wisconsin priest who...

'Chelsea's Law' Murderer, John Albert Gardner, To Be Sentenced For Raping And Killing Two Teens

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO — Parents of two teenage girls who were raped and murdered by a sex offender took turns at the podium of a California courtroom giving...

Princeton's Robert George: Sophistry Disguised as Scholarship

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wayne Besen

The feature article in this week's New York Times Magazine refers to Princeton professor Robert P. George as the "intellectual architect" of the extreme right.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

Poland and Polanski: Chemical Castration in the News

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shirin Sadeghi

Changing people's attitudes about the rich and famous, or their ingrained gender biases, is a slow process, but that's where laws come in handy: some problems do have solutions.

Just Listen: Jaycee Lee Dugard

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Imagine Jaycee's personality as a car that was happily going about her life 18 years ago, before she was abducted by the Garridos and taken to the compound that we are now seeing pictures of.

Spare Some Change... Spread Some Hope

Michael Leoni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Leoni

Every minute in America, 1 kid will run away. Every day, 13 of those same kids will die on our streets. At this very moment, almost 2 million kids are living on our streets and of those 2 million, 650,000 of them are under the age of 15. These statistics are staggering but what's more shocking is the number of Americans who are unaware of this crisis.

Revolting Revelation: Michael Jackson Still Not Allowed Burial

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Francesca Biller

It's been more than a month since Michael Jackson's demise and still no burial, cremation, resting place, or any manifestation of "closure" for this fallen King of Pop.

What Cindy McCain and Michael Jackson Have in Common

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stanton Peele

In family courts around the United States, children are taken from parents addicted to drugs. I observed this first hand in New Jersey, where I defended such parents.

What Will You Say to Congressman Pete King About Michael Jackson?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What would you say to a guy who dumps in the legal and constitutional trash bin the presumption of innocence and demands the media immediately cease and desist uttering another word about him?

Jakson's Funeral won't Convince Fans he has Passed, Just like Elvis

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As sure as the sun will rise and set tomorrow during Michael Jackson's fairy tale-like, surreal and massively-orchestrated funeral, thousands of fans ...

A Eulogy for Michael Jackson's Childhood

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Haimoff

Jackson would have been better off if "I Want You Back" wasn't in our iTunes libraries. He would have been better off if Off The Wall had never come out. If no one had ever heard of Bad or Thriller.