Posts tagged "bible"

Sarah Palin Repeats Debunked Story To Prove Christians Are Persecuted

Several weeks ago, a story went viral about a boy who was banned from reading the Bible in school. Within a week, it was debunked -- and not by mean, fun-of-persecution-ruining atheists like myself, but by both Glenn Beck's The…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015

The Soapbox: “Divergent” Is A Bible-Thumping Disaster

Spoilers ahead! "Divergent," which opens today, has been hailed as either the next "Hunger Games" or as a massive "Hunger Games" ripoff. It is both, but where it leaves its source material ("Harry Potter" included) is in the religious proselytizing throughout. Teenagers are born again in all YA fiction, in a sense. But in the…
By: Veronica Wrath / March 21, 2014

Watch This: Trans Woman Quotes The Bible, Dares Christian Politician To Stone Her To Death

Last month, the city council of Shreveport, Louisiana passed a law to end discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity. The Fairness Ordinance passed with a 6-1 vote. The only dissenter was a bible-thumping councilman named Ron Webb, who promptly introduced his own ordinance to overturn the new law. While the council considered Webb'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 21, 2014

Hotel Replaces Bedside Bibles With “50 Shades Of Grey”

Christian Grey is damn near God-like — at least according to guests’ bedside tables in The Damson Dene Hotel. Bibles have been booted and E L James’ BDSM erotica novel 50 Shades of Grey has taken their place in every room within the English inn. Damson Dene's owner said providing a copy of the book to every…
By: Daley Quinn / July 25, 2012

Christian Group Refuses To Sell Bibles For Breast Cancer Charity Over Planned Parenthood Donations

Today in facepalms: a chain of Christian bookstore called LifeWay are pulling copies of the Here's Hope Breast Cancer Bible from their shelves after it learned that one of the organizations benefiting from the sales is Planned Parenthood. The bible is produced by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and $1 from each sale is donated to…
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 16, 2011

Why Sarah Palin Will Never Be President

Why won't Sarah Palin ever be president? It won't be because of her shoddy grasp of foreign policy ("I can see Russia from my house!"). It won't be because of the ethics investigations that dog her. It won't because her pro-abstinence-only education, anti-abortion policies harm women and girls and a revolution of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2011

Princess-ification Is Everywhere … Even The Bible

I am no Biblical scholar. Far from it. But there is one thing I know from the Bible stories that I have read: there weren't any princesses. Or frilly dresses, tutus or tiaras. Not so in My Princess Bible, a pink-washed Bible storybook for young girls about "God’s special princess."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2010

Coming To A Theater Near You: The Bible, In 3D

After "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland," we can be pretty sure that 3-D movies are here to stay. One that's now in the works: "In the Beginning," which will basically be a live-action telling of the book of Genesis. I'm wondering if the snake in the Garden of Eden will pop out and…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 15, 2010

Porn For Bibles

In a move upsetting mothers, pastors, rabbis, and priests (this could be the start of a really good joke), Atheist Agenda, a campus club at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is offering pornography in exchange for Bibles, or any other sacred religious text. I remember when I was in college, "Preacher Joe" used…
By: Erica Maxwell / March 4, 2010

Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley Thinks God Wants Gays “Put To Death”

Watch your tiara, Carrie Prejean: the search for America's Next Top Homophobic Beauty Queen just got a new contestant! Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley, 23, recently told Fox News that she believes God wants gays and lesbians to be "put to death."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 24, 2010

Magazine Aims To Sex Up The Bible

Be honest, when was the last time you cracked open a Bible? I read it for the first time in college and only because my professor made me. But peeps from a publishing company called Illuminated World want to make God's diary more...enticing to the unsaved. These publishers have created Bible Illuminated: The Book. Thi…
By: Nikki Dowling / June 9, 2009

The Daily Hotness: Jay Bakker

The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man! And I’m a Jew. But let’s face it, Tammy Faye Bakker’s baby is a full grown hottie. From the sleeve tats to the soulful talk, I couldn’t get enough of Jay on his Sundance channel reality TV show.
By: Simcha / August 27, 2008

Men Are From Mars, Vicars Are From Venus

The Church of England just wrote another bible and this one is all about S-E-X. With 150,000 thousand divorces a year and even one of their own Bishop’s 25-year marriage breaking up, the Church decided to author a how-to guide about the “holy and wonderful” thing that takes two (at least). The book, entitled…
By: Simcha / March 11, 2008