Posts tagged "church"

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.

By: Katrin Higher / March 16, 2015

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 wome…

By: Newser / July 15, 2014

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…

By: Rachel Krause / October 29, 2013

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?

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 13, 2012

Finger-Banged By Jesus

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

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2011

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 one…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2009

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…

By: Simcha / August 25, 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 “Growing…

By: Simcha / March 11, 2008

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 Mountain

By: Catherine Strawn / January 23, 2008