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

BYU Student Challenges 'No Sex' Policy and Church's Treatment of Women

Brigham Young University student Keli Byers penned a bold open letter for Cosmopolitan this month, in which she challenges her school's regressive, anti-woman ban on sex. It's an incredibly brave move, considering that, as a teen, Byers was suspended from church for being sexually assaulted by an older Mormon… » 8/13/14 4:30pm 8/13/14 4:30pm

No, You Can't Just Pull Your Kids Out of School to Wait for the Rapture

A Texas court ruled last week that a pair of Christian homeschooling parents who stopped teaching their nine kids because they believed the Rapture was imminent (and everyone knows that the best thing about heaven is NOBODY QUIZZES YOU ABOUT THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS) are not, in fact, allowed to just do that. » 8/11/14 4:15pm 8/11/14 4:15pm

Hipster Pastor Mark Driscoll Forced to Step Down From Ministry Network

Mark Driscoll, the hip cool pastor who once referred to America as a "pussified nation," has been asked to step down from his ministry and Acts 29, a network he co-founded. Driscoll and his church have been removed from the network's membership and board members are asking Driscoll to step down and "seek help." » 8/08/14 6:30pm 8/08/14 6:30pm

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

Satanists Repurpose Hobby Lobby Ruling to Combat Anti-Choice Idiocy

Just one month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that closely-held corporation-people can opt out of following laws that they find incompatible with their "sincerely held religious beliefs." But what if you are a person whose sincerely held religious beliefs include "not being made to entertain political garbage-nonsense… » 7/28/14 4:00pm 7/28/14 4:00pm

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

My quasi-complicated relationship with religion

In pop culture, religious people ever only seem to come in two flavors: bible thumpers and one step out the door. The sore lack of middle ground leaves me totally cold 'cause I'm neither. I like my religion very much, but you'll likely never hear me talk about God as my savior, redeemer or what have you-'cept when I'm… » 6/09/14 11:05pm 6/09/14 11:05pm

Awkward: Mormon Dating Site Lands in Legal Scrap With Mormon Church

There's a dating website for practically every interest, lifestyle and faith community out there. Someone's even trying to get Mormon Match, a site for LDS singles, off the ground. But the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints apparently doesn't approve and says the name infringes on its trademarks. » 6/04/14 11:20am 6/04/14 11:20am