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Quiverfull of Shit: a Guide to the Duggars' Scary Brand of Christianity

Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.
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Hobby Lobby Family Now Funding Birthright Trips for Evangelicals

Evangelical Christians in America have long operated under a vaguely but firmly pro-Israel and anti-Palestine cultural consensus—for example, the Pew Research Center found 72 percent of evangelicals sympathizing with Israel and only 4 percent sympathizing with Palestine when asked to pick sides in the territorial… » 5/12/15 3:30pm 5/12/15 3:30pm

Obama's Mom 'Must Have Been a Muslim' Says Billy Graham's Honest Son 

President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Rev. Franklin Graham either completely slept through 2008 (when we all learned exhaustively about President Obama's upbringing), or is suffering from a grave lapse in memory. According to Talking Points Memo, the evangelical Reverend told the Family… » 3/14/15 3:45pm 3/14/15 3:45pm

Shamed Ex-Pastor Mark Driscoll Has Launched His Comeback Attempt

Former megachurch pastor and douchebro for Jesus Mark Driscoll was forced to step down from his post at Seattle's Mars Hill Church this summer, after the church's board accused him of "ungodly and disqualifying behavior," including alleged abuse and bullying of church members. Now, because this is America, he's very… » 12/23/14 5:20pm 12/23/14 5:20pm

Three-Quarters of Americans Still Believe in the Virgin Birth? Really?

CHRISTMAS APPROACHETH. And how's the War Upon faring? Well, not too good lately: one study says almost half of Americans are A-OK with Christian paraphernalia on government property. Also, 73 percent believe in the virgin birth. And yet Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas still can't catch a break. » 12/15/14 2:15pm 12/15/14 2:15pm

Mom's Evangelical Christian Rewrite of Harry Potter CANNOT Be Real

Exciting news from the fan fiction world! A writer who claims to be an Evangelical stay-at-home mom named Grace Ann has taken it upon herself to remove all the witchcraft devil-worship from Harry Potter and replace it with a more Christian-friendly message. Looks like someone has finally thought of the children — by… » 9/23/14 6:45pm 9/23/14 6:45pm

Fuck Santa! Kirk Cameron's New Movie Gives Baby Jesus His Birthday Back

Let me tell you guys my idea of a perfect Christmas. You wake up like it's any other day—it might not feel like December 25, it might even feel like, say, August 27—you go to work, you eat your sandwich, you shoulder life's banality with the resignation of a much older woman, and then...someone sends you a link. You… » 8/27/14 11:30pm 8/27/14 11:30pm

Sexist Douche Pastor Mark Driscoll Believes Our Nation Is 'Pussified'

You might remember swaggering, misogynist evangedouche/human Affliction tee Mark Driscoll from being terrible on Glenn Beck, being terrible on Fox and Friends, or being terrible any time he does anything ever, which is all the time. But he's really ramped up the action in the last month or so! It seems like dude can't… » 7/30/14 5:00pm 7/30/14 5:00pm

The Presbyterians Just Came Around to Gay Marriage

Here's a crystal-clear sign just how widespread support for gay marriage has become: Even the Presbyterians are down for it. Ministers can now perform same-sex ceremonies in states where it's legal, and they're moving to redefine marriage in the church constitution so it's between "two people," rather than "a man and… » 6/20/14 6:00pm 6/20/14 6:00pm

Sudanese Woman Facing Death Penalty for Apostasy To Be Freed

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christianity has won her freedom. In face of the slew of condemnation hurled at Sudanese authorities by leaders and citizens around the world, under-secretary Abdullahi Alzareg told the BBC that "Sudan guaranteed… » 5/31/14 3:00pm 5/31/14 3:00pm

S. Korean Surgeon 'Going to Hell' for Sex Reassignment Surgeries

Dr. Kim Seok-Kwun is known as the "father of South Korean transgender people," and he is the leading surgeon performing sex reassignment surgeries in South Korea. Despite his own strong Christian beliefs, he says he has come to the decision that performing SRS for his patients is the right thing to do, even if it… » 4/19/14 6:12pm 4/19/14 6:12pm