The 19 Reasons Why Michelle Duggar Loves Her Body

Infamous mom of 19 kids Michelle Duggar has enumerated the many ways that she has learned to love her body even after having been perpetually pregnant for two decades. A positive body image is great and all, but some of her reasons just read like she's cycling through the Kübler-Ross model of grief. » 2/26/14 1:10pm 2/26/14 1:10pm

New Video Series Stars Christians Who Love the Gays

Now that the phrase "It Gets Better" is more culturally pervasive than Pepsi's slogan (is it still "You Got The Right One Baby, Uh-Huh!"?), Dan Savage has launched a new project with marginalized gay kids in mind. This time around, instead of adults reassuring The Youths that bullying will subside, gay-embracing… » 9/06/13 1:40pm 9/06/13 1:40pm

How to Be an Atheist Without Being a Dick About It

I'm an atheist and I'm embarrassed. Not because I'm self-conscious about my convictions (lol, no), but because so many people insist on being such condescending dicks in the name of atheism. I didn't settle on my belief system because it's a great opportunity for me to dunk on church ladies—it's my belief system … » 7/18/13 5:15pm 7/18/13 5:15pm

The Art of Inter-Faith Banging (and Marriage)

One of the great things about living in an ostensibly free society is our choice to bone wtih abandon. Catholics doing Jews, Jehovah Witnesses getting down with Jains, and Zoroastrianists bumping and grinding into Buddhists — desire is beholden to no single devotion. Now, your families might not be super happy about… » 1/18/13 2:10pm 1/18/13 2:10pm

Have Fun with Your Silly 'Gun Control' vs. 'Mental Illness' Debate—the…

'Sup, sheeple! While you've all been binging on red herrings like "Maybe we should provide brain care for humans?" and "Maybe we shouldn't sell portable child-exterminators at Walmart?" the REAL Americans have been getting down to business. Lucky for our children's futures, the Mike Huckabee/Victoria Jackson Brain… » 12/17/12 3:45pm 12/17/12 3:45pm

Rihanna Apologizes for Imprisoning Journalists in Louche Dionysian…

I confess, I have not been paying much attention to this Rihanna psychedelic plane-of-iniquity situation. I do not understand what it is, because WHUT, and therefore I choose to ignore it. However, it has come to my attention that Rihanna has now issued an apology for whatever-the-fuck-nü-media-Langoliers-sky-orgy is… » 11/20/12 8:50pm 11/20/12 8:50pm

The Number of Americans with No Religious Affiliation Jumps from 8…

Slowly but surely, America's godless heathens are multiplying. According to a new Pew poll, one in five Americans reports no affiliation with any established religion—so that covers agnostics, atheists, the "spiritual not religious" crowd, and just general IDKs. That's up from 8% just two decades ago. » 10/09/12 7:15pm 10/09/12 7:15pm

The Right-Wing Evangelical ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ for Isaac’s…

The cloud conglomerate known as Isaac is twist and shouting its way into the superheated waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the very same place that an ornery Old Testament god passed damning judgment on the lizard-people he'd created before people, some 6,550 years ago. It's no coincidence that Isaac will strike the very… » 8/27/12 12:50pm 8/27/12 12:50pm

Here's Dana Scully Saying 'Oh My God' 67 Times Because of Aliens

Yes, I counted. It's called investigative journalism? Maybe you've heard of it? (Sidenote: I may have counted wrong.) In this supercut, America's favorite skeptical Catholic alien autopsist expresses her awe/wonder/horror/surprise/erotic delight(?) by saying "Oh my God" a hilarious number of times. Which is… » 8/16/12 4:20pm 8/16/12 4:20pm

1 in 5 Americans Going to Hell, According to 4 in 5 Americans

Rents in the trendy postlife neighborhood of Hell are likely to increase dramatically in the next decades as more and more Americans check the "none" box on surveys about religion. In fact the proportion of the American population that consists of atheists, agnostics, and otherwise totally unaffiliated freelance souls… » 7/20/12 5:30pm 7/20/12 5:30pm

Good Christian Woman Beats Pastor in the Head with Bible

63-year-old Ina Garrett of Selmer, Tennessee was recently arrested on assault charges after hitting the pastor of her church over the head with a bible following his refusal of her request that he leave his position. Garrett has admitted to her rather violent usage of the Good Book, claiming she did it because the… » 7/09/12 5:30pm 7/09/12 5:30pm

Heaven Can't Help You, But Hell Just Might Be Able To

We have mixed feelings on God in these parts, but it turns out "He" had one thing right: if you threaten to punish bad deeds with an eternity spent in fiery misery, people shape up really fast. Or so says a new study that found that countries where there is a strong belief in hell also have lower crime rates. Who… » 6/28/12 2:20pm 6/28/12 2:20pm

More Than Half the Country Has "No Doubt" That God Is Real

I never went to church and my parents never went to church, so I don't know much, but apparently God is this dude who sits on a cloud all day and gets mad at us for doing totally normal stuff that He invented for us to do. And there's no proof that He exists, but that's the catch—the "proof" that he exists is the… » 6/25/12 7:00pm 6/25/12 7:00pm

Rick Santorum Declares Self President of His Own Wet Blanket Club

On Monday, ex Presidential candidate Rick Santorum tantalized his Twitter followers with news that soon, he be making a "big announcement." What could it possibly be? Was Rick gay? Pregnant? About to inform America that his entire political career has been part of the most elaborate dissertation on how extremists can… » 6/08/12 1:00pm 6/08/12 1:00pm

Nun Writes Sex Book Praising Female Masturbation, Vatican Blows a…

An American nun who wrote a book about sex that praised female masturbation has been accused of promoting a "radical feminist agenda" by officials of the Catholic Church, an organization that knowingly and willfully protected pedophile priests from prosecution and is the proprietor of a bank that's US officials have… » 6/05/12 1:50pm 6/05/12 1:50pm