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Kids having kids

Churches can guide young people on issues of parenting and sexuality

"I've heard some real disheartening stories about congregations' reactions to teen pregnancies, such as girls being told that their babies can't be baptized," says Rae Ann Bloomquist, pastor of St. John. "Congregations need to recognize that these children and their children are in fact children of God. Yes, they've made mistakes and the mistakes are big, but treat these girls with patience and dignity."


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