Catholic Nuns Come Out in Support of Obamacare Contraception Access

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the legality of private corporations denying women reproductive autonomy (because it says in the Bible that every pro-life human has a God-given right to trample upon the basic liberties of others), the National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN) have announced that they support… » 3/18/14 5:15pm 3/18/14 5:15pm

Sorry, God: Catholic Schoolgirls Use Birth Control

Three anonymous women who attend the University of Notre Dame have been granted the right to intervene in the school's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate. The school claims that because the government has declared contraception basic care for women, their right to base other people's health … » 1/17/14 10:00am 1/17/14 10:00am

Pope Francis Is the Princess Diana of Popes

This morning, TIME announced that this year's Prom Queen Of News is none other than Pope Francis. The pontiff is the perfect choice for 2013's Person of the Year — he changed the Church from a mouthpiece for intolerance into one of love and acceptance. Except not really for women. He's still pretty meh about women. But … » 12/11/13 12:50pm 12/11/13 12:50pm

Worst Guy Ever Alert: Beware of Horrible Hipster Pastor Mark Driscoll

I wouldn't normally give extra attention to preening alpha evangedouche Mark Driscoll, but he seems to be popping up more and more in my mainstream feeds lately. His existence is not news, but if people are going to know who this guy is, I want to make sure they know who this guy is. The Seattle-based mega-pastor has… » 12/06/13 5:30pm 12/06/13 5:30pm

Costco Apologizes for Selling Bibles Categorized as 'Fiction'

Costco has apologized to customers after a box of Bibles labeled "Fiction" made it to store shelves in LA. As one might imagine, this offended people who do not believe the Bible to be fiction, and amused people who do not believe the Bible to be true. Now I understand why the "religion/philosophy" category must exist —… » 11/21/13 7:00pm 11/21/13 7:00pm

Christian Teen Would Rather Drop Out of Big Race Than Wear Number 666

A Kentucky high school runner recently cut her season short when she opted not to run in regionals. She wasn't injured, or sick, or tending to a family emergency. No, she dropped out of the race because she was assigned the number 666 and thought that if she ran wearing that number, it would threaten her relationship… » 11/06/13 3:30pm 11/06/13 3:30pm

Hell-Bound Atheists Might Be Better at Marriage Than Christians

If your marriage ceremony didn't include the Lord or his ambassadors — and instead maybe involved jumping over drum circles and then sticking banjos up your partner's butthole before making out with a litter of dogs wearing pasties and chaps?* — you might be an atheist. And if you're an atheist, there's a chance your… » 11/04/13 10:00am 11/04/13 10:00am

Pastor's Epic Rant: Girl Scout Cookies Turn The Children Into Lesbians

In addition to promoting team building, life skill acquiring, and adorable little girls in adorable matching uniforms photo ops, the Girl Scouts of America have long had a much more insidious agenda: promoting lesbianism. At least, if you ask a right-wing pastor who went on an epic, hilariously whackadoodle rant… » 10/22/13 12:40pm 10/22/13 12:40pm

Christian Schools Will Gladly Accept Taxpayer Money, But Not Gay Kids

School vouchers, in theory, give low-income students the opportunity to attend the same parochial and private schools their wealthier counterparts can afford. In practice, they siphon money away from already-struggling public schools and into organizations that routinely expel kids for being gay. And no one is doing… » 10/10/13 5:50pm 10/10/13 5:50pm

Michele Bachmann Outcrazies Herself In Bizarre 'End Times' Interview

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Minnesota Congresswoman and firebrand head of the Congressional Whackadoodle Caucus went on the radio this weekend to talk about, I don't know, what she normally talks about I guess? Word barf that reads like Tea Party Magnetic poetry in a blender? But what she ended up talking about — in an excited, unsettlingly… » 10/08/13 12:40pm 10/08/13 12:40pm

Like Your Racist Aunt, Hobby Lobby Loves Crafts, Isn't Wild About Jews

We already know that ric-rac n' hot glue purveyor Hobby Lobby is totally not down with its female employees using birth control because Jesus Is Watching You Fuck. But here's another reason to not buy your crafting supplies there: they're also not wild about Jews. Hobby Lobby: basically, your anti-Semitic,… » 10/03/13 5:40pm 10/03/13 5:40pm

Coolest Pope Ever Urges Catholics to Chill Out About Abortion and Gays

Pope Francis, the hippest, most bro'd down Pope since Pope Brad the Chill (not a real pope), just did a long interview with an Italian newspaper — and it was the stuff of right wing nightmares. During the interview, the head of the Church stopped just short of chiding modern church leaders who are "obsessed" with gays… » 9/19/13 2:30pm 9/19/13 2:30pm

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 Christian… » 9/06/13 1:40pm 9/06/13 1:40pm