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Pole Dancing For Jesus Is The New Christian Workout

7-Year-Old Pole Dancer
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If you thought pole-dancing died when Miley Cyrus got on the pole, you were wrong. The true death knell is Pole Fitness For Jesus, a pole-dancing class for good Christian ladies in the sleepy town of Old Spring Town, Texas. The women in the Pole Fitness For Jesus class strut in high heels and body roll to uplifting Christian music — not because they’re trying to be sexy, mind you, but because they are honoring their body as a temple. “God gives us these bodies and they are suppose to be our temples and we are suppose to take care of them and that’s what we are doing,” explained Crystal Dean, a pole-dancing instructor, who rightfully points out that judging others for pole dancing is not very Christian. In fact, the few students in the free classes, which meets two Sundays a month, attest they feel a “spiritual connection” on the pole. Hey, whatever makes you feel closer to God — as long as you’re not hurting anybody — is fine with this Christian. Just ask yourself: what would Mary Magdalene do? [KTRK] Keep reading »

Quickies: “God Has A Plan” For Lindsay Lohan & What Are Bikini Wax Panties?

  • Dina Lohan isn’t worried about her daughter Lindsay’s legal troubles because “God has a plan.” [PopEater]
  • Apparently part of God’s plan is for the Lohans to open clothing boutiques in Venice, CA, and New York City’s SoHo. Wait, isn’t this the plot of that “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” spin-off? [RadarOnline]
  • Random couple alert! Is Rihanna dating Travis Barker? [Media Takeout]
  • Michelle Obama wore a $35 dress from H&M on “The Today Show.” Love her! [Styleite]

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Girl Talk: I Was Raised A Fundamentalist

In my life as a 27-year-old media professional in New York City, the subject of God is not one that comes up a lot. Even when it does, I am reluctant to join the conversation, because my vocabulary is often different from that of almost everyone around me. Keep reading »

Catholic School Rejects Preschooler Over Lesbian Parents

We are so happy people are protesting this bigotry: A nursery school at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, in Boulder, Colorado, will not admit one of their preschoolers because the child’s parents are lesbians. The Archdiocese of Denver issued a statement about the refusal, which said:

“To preserve the mission of our schools, and to respect the faith of wider Catholic community, we expect all families who enroll students to live in accord with Catholic teaching. Parents living in open discord with Catholic teaching in areas of faith and morals unfortunately choose by their actions to disqualify their children from enrollment.”

Protesters who have stood outside the church during a recent Mass disagree. Protester Joellen Radestorf told ABC7 News in Denver that the school is not strict about which parents are divorced or which ones use birth control —both of which are against the religion‘s teachings — and added, “God and Jesus would not allow discrimination in that way.” Let’s hope the little kids at preschool are too young to understand the bigotry that’s going on. [ABC7 News] Keep reading »

Why Are Women More Into God Than Men?

This is interesting: a new study done by Trinity College confirmed that more women than men believe in God. In a survey of Americans who claim to be unaffiliated with any religion, 19 percent of men were nonbelievers while only 12 percent of women were. These stats are particularly ironic because, historically, major religions have not been, err, particularly kind or accommodating to women, not to mention the huge elephant in the room — that many major religions don’t have female leaders. So what gives? Why are the ladies more committed to God in spite of the obvious lack of preferential treatment? Keep reading »

Do You Believe In God?

So this is interesting … a new study done by Trinity College confirmed that more women than men believe in God. In a survey of Americans who claim to be unaffiliated with any religion, 19 per cent of men were nonbelievers while only 12 per cent of women were. These stats are particularly ironic because historically, major religions have not been er … particularly kind or accommodating to women. We all know that most major religions don’t have female leaders but even more disturbing is that huge elephant in the room – for the most part, organized religion has always been oppressive to its female followers. So what gives? Why are the ladies more committed to God in spite of the obvious lack of preferential treatment? Keep reading »

Sex Will Bring You Closer to God

A pastor in Texas thinks the best way to get closer to God is to have a ton of sex (if you’re married, that is). Rev. Ed Young, pastor of the evangelical Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, issued a “sexperiment” challenge to his congregation of 20,000: sex every day for seven days. Sex, Rev. Young explained, “will bring you closer to your spouse and to God. You will perform better at work, leave a loving legacy for your children to follow and may even prevent an extramarital affair.” But for those of us unmarried folks, us social pariahs who really don’t deserve the benefits of intimacy, Rev. Young suggests we just “eat chocolate cake.” “Do not deprive each other of sexual relations” Young quoted from the book of Corinthians to his congregation. Unless you happen to be single, of course. [via NYTimes] Keep reading »

So I’m Engaged: Wherefore Art Thou, God?

In my opinion, getting married as a religious person is much easier than getting married as an Atheist or an Agnostic because deciding who is going to officiate the ceremony is so filled with confusion, it would just be simpler to say, “Well I guess Father Tom will take care of business.”

I am not religious. I don’t not believe in something bigger than, you know, this life, but I just haven’t decided how God figures into that yet. I also don’t understand this need for people to know what happens after we die — whether we rot into the soil or go to heaven and have sex with virgins — because how can you be sure about either and also? Isn’t it kind of exciting not knowing? Keep reading »

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