Church Fires Unwed Mother For Refusing to Marry Fiancé

Apryl Kellam was dismissed from her position at a church day care after refusing to marry her fiancé. Kellam told CBS 6 that she was fired by her supervisor at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church in Virginia because she was in violation of church policy. » 1/16/15 11:30am 1/16/15 11:30am

Houston's Lesbian Mayor Is Getting Flooded With Protest Bibles

Houston mayor Annise Parker has been sent between 500 and 1,000 Bibles at her home, part of a bizarre protest effort orchestrated by Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, and with enthusiastic support from Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. That quartet of geniuses claims that Parker, Houston's first openly gay mayor, is spearheading… » 10/29/14 12:50pm 10/29/14 12:50pm

Thousands Protest Catholic School's Firing of Pregnant Lesbian Teacher

An all-girls Catholic high school in Bloomfield, Michigan fired 9-year teaching veteran Barb Webb after Webb announced that she was pregnant. Better ask the Virgin Mary what she thinks about unmarried pregnant women. » 9/10/14 11:00am 9/10/14 11:00am

Even the Pope Gets Called Fat Sometimes

This morning, for a brief, shining moment, CNN fat shamed the pope. Not even His Holiness is immune from an overly critical media that promotes an unrealistic papal body image. What next? Airbrushing cleavage on The Virgin Mary? » 6/18/14 6:30pm 6/18/14 6:30pm

Mom Flips Out Over Nurse Wanting to Speak Privately With Teen Daughter

One Michigan Concerned Mother is so, so, so mad that a hospital that she took her daughter to requested speaking privately with her 17-year-old daughter that she's gone public to warn other Concerned Parents that the government is restricting their "God-given" right to control all aspects of their children's life. » 6/18/14 2:00pm 6/18/14 2:00pm

Vatican Takes Hard Line on Wayward American Nuns

In the latest play in the Vatican's strict two-year crackdown on those American rebel brutes known as nuns, the Cardinal Ludwig Müller (who I will just assume vaguely resembles George Mueller, from Boardwalk Empire) has taken a rather frank stance with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the… » 5/06/14 1:40pm 5/06/14 1:40pm

Quit Trying to Make the 'War on Easter' Happen

Apparently unsatisfied with only Yuletide declarations of being warred upon, Fox News is now trying to convince its perpetually oppressed white, male, elderly, Christian audience that another Christian holiday is Under Attack: Easter. Hey guys, get down from that cross! There's already another guy up there! » 4/18/14 4:41pm 4/18/14 4:41pm

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

Christian Fashion Week: Like Regular Fashion Week But With More Jesus

What makes a fashion show "Christian?" Is there a crucifixion at the end? Or at least weak coffee and home made lemon bars? One intrepid reporter ventured to Christian Fashion Week to find out. » 2/26/14 12:30pm 2/26/14 12:30pm

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… » 1/17/14 10:00am 1/17/14 10:00am

America Is Turning Into A Godless Heckhole (Because Hell Isn't Real)

A new Harris poll shows that while the majority of Americans still say they believe in God, that number is dropping rapidly. At this point, it would take a miracle to save this country from its trajectory into godless Happy Holidays chaos... if only miracles were real. » 12/17/13 3:15pm 12/17/13 3:15pm

Pope Francis Will Absolutely Not Appoint Any Female Cardinals

OK, don't get too excited about the new socially progressive head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, just yet. Turns out, he has absolutely no plans to appoint any female cardinals at all. » 12/17/13 10:25am 12/17/13 10:25am

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.… » 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

The Secrets of the Secret Gays of the Vatican

The new issue of Vanity Fair features a story called "The Secret Gay Life of the Vatican: Inside a Hidden Netherworld of the Catholic Church." While the full piece is not online, there's an excerpt on the VF website with two really great quotes. » 10/31/13 4:00pm 10/31/13 4:00pm

Catholic Official Blames Sexy Sad Kids For Priest Pedophilia

Just as cool merchandise is to blame for the crime of shoplifting, so too are children to blame for the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Catholic clergy for decades. At least, if you ask one influential Catholic archbishop. » 10/24/13 3:50pm 10/24/13 3:50pm