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Controversial state sex-ed event cancelled

April 29, 2015 --

By Christian News Northwest

A state-funded, teen-oriented conference on sexuality that drew a large and vocal outcry from concerned Christians a year ago suddenly won’t return this month to this coastal city, and its opponents are giving credit to God.

But they also are quick to credit a Portland TV station for its help as well.

“I think God has something to do with the fact that we were successful in stopping this,” said Jim Welsh, a Nehalem resident who helped organize a protest of almost 100 church representatives last April of the annual Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference, and who was readying a much larger protest — likely involving hundreds — for this year’s event.

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