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North Carolina Church Asks Lesbian Parishioner To Divorce Or Leave

A North Carolina church has taken the prerogative to kick out a lesbian parishioner following the passage of the state’s horrid House Bill 2, which overturned and banned all local LGBT non-discrimination ordinances. In the name of religious freedom, the First Baptist Church has “prayerfully asked” Kelly Toney via a letter to either renounce her… More »


Arsonists Set At Least 3 Black Churches Ablaze In The Last Week

Back in May, during the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, the TV news media spent countless hours showing footage of a burning CVS, allegedly set on fire by angry looters. The footage served to illustrate what some considered the protest’s “violent turn,” just one of many examples of the news media… More »


Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Seeks $67 Million In Donations For Private Jet

If there’s one thing everyone always says about church it’s that they need more private jets. The eponymous Creflo Dollar (I cannot believe this is his name), Pastor at World Changers International Church in Georgia, is seeking funds for a $67 million jet with which he plans to spread his godly message around the world. More »


Church Of England OKs Women Bishops

The Church of England today took a pretty large step into the 21st century, voting by a two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as bishops. It’s a reversal of a 2012 vote that failed by just six votes, notes Sky News, and cements the role of female leadership in an institution that has allowed women… More »


I Can’t Quite Put My Finger On What The Aerial View Of This Church Resembles

Christian Scientists are not known for their sense of humor, but have a look at this bird’s-eye view of the Christian Science Society of Dixon, Illinois, and tell me that God isn’t laughing right about now. Furthermore, the congregation’s slogan is “rising up.” All of the jokes have already been made. I didn’t even have… More »


Minnesota Church Ladies Fight For Marriage Equality

The suburbs of Minneapolis are a land of quiet cul-de-sacs, hot dish potlucks, and mostly conservative politics, but in light of a new amendment that seeks to add a gay marriage ban to the Minnesota constitution, these neighborhoods have become something a bit more unexpected: a sea of rainbow flags. And who’s leading the charge? More »


Finger-Banged By Jesus

If this was what happened at church every Sunday, I would actually go. Just sayin’… [Buzzfeed] … More »


Church Gets Sexy With Adult Sex Ed Classes

“Adult” and “sex ed” are three words that sound terrible together at first glance. But lo and behold, O: The Oprah Magazine sat in on an adult sex ed class full of 40- to 60-somethings at the First Unitarian Church in Austin, TX, and one thing is for certain: bumbling teens aren’t the only ones… More »


Gay Marriage & Christianity: Not Always At Odds!

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi just tied the knot last weekend officially making gay marriage trendhunter worthy. But according to Professor John Boswell, the former chairman of the history department at Yale University, gay marriage is an old-fashioned institution getting a new page in the history books. The Ivy League teacher has done extensive… More »


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 “Growing… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Lady On A Leash, Protests At Heath’s Funeral, And Sexy Church Billboards

A British woman is upset because she and her boyfriend weren’t allowed to board a bus – because she was being led around on a leash. Maybe she should keep the S&M in the bedroom. [Asylum]
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan to protest at Heath Ledger’s funeral, saying Heath’s role in Brokeback MountainMore »