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Former Scientologists Say The Church Pressured Them To Get Abortions

Not that we ever thought particularly good things about the Church of Scientology and their Xenu-fearing ways, but this new report from the St. Petersburg Times is particularly disturbing. While members of the Sea Org—the highest order of Scientology whose members supposedly sign an employment contract for one billion years—have been allowed to marry… More »


Quotable: Heidi Montag Asked God Whether To Get Plastic Surgery

“I prayed about it for a long time and said, ‘God, if it’s wrong, then I won’t do it.’”Heidi Montag on talking to God before signing on to get 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. Kind of sounds like she was looking for a sign, no? Why couldn’t someone burn a bush on the… More »


Jesus Christ Is Coming To Comedy Central

Even though Mohammed’s cameo on “South Park” didn’t go over so well, Comedy Central is prepared to show that it doesn’t discriminate when it comes to offending religious groups. Next on their list? Christians. Mr. Jesus Christ himself is going to be starring in his own series called “JC,” from the producers of “The Office” More »


Today’s Lady News: French Muslim Woman Fined For Driving While Veiled

A French Muslim woman received a $29 fine from police in Nantes, France, for wearing a veil while driving a car. Police say the body-covering veil — called a niqab, which only had slits at her eyes — restricted her vision and could have caused an accident. However, the 31-year-old woman’s lawyer said this… More »


Clothing Company Makes Islam Hipster-Friendly

Those “Jesus is My Homeboy” T-shirts had their moment. Now taking the spotlight in hip/ironic religious wear (who knew such a market existed?) is a company called Styleislam, which produces tees, hoodies, and jackets meant to spread positive promotion of Islam. Conceived as a way to peacefully combat anti-Muslim sentiments, the company’s statement explains that… More »


Dealbreaker: The Moralizer

James was the boyfriend who did everything right.

He asked me out first, and asked me out again the very next day. He didn’t play games. He called if he’d be late, if he missed me, just to say hello. He listened patiently. He dressed well. He told me I was beautiful whether I… More »


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 appear to… More »


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… More »


Poll: Would You Pray More At “Hip” House Of Worship, Like A Bar?

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Evangelical Dieting Is Sweeping The Nation

If you think colon cleanses, air diets, and cookie diets are bizarro fads, you haven’t heard anything yet. There’s a new dieting trend based on … well … Jesus. That’s right. If you want to be thin, you should pray your way there on a faith diet. While there have been faith diets around since… More »


I Just Married A Jew, But My Sister’s The One Converting

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear since my now-husband and I got engaged earlier this year isn’t “When are you guys going to have kids?” or “Are you keeping your name?” Rather, it’s this: “So, are you going to convert?” I was raised Lutheran, you see, my husband is Jewish, and the… More »


Poll: Would You Convert For The One You Love?

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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… More »


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… More »


Will Not Wack For Jesus

One dude is going to extreme lengths to stop himself from masturbating. Brian “Head” Welch, who used to play guitar is that awful band KoRn (yeah, I said it!) and is already heavily tattooed, has gotten JESUS tattooed across his knuckles so he’s deterred from playing his own instrument. How not metal. He explains:”The Jesus… More »


Amish Romance Novels Put A Boner In Your Bonnet

In “bonnet books,” as Amish romances are called, the author’s idea of a sexual climax is typically a few (sinful!) kisses spread throughout 300 pages. Sounds hawt, huh? But Amish romances, such as ones by Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall, are selling by the millions. Says Barnes & Nobel book buyer, Jane Love,… More »


Today’s Lady News: Thou Shalt Not Flirt With Thy Parishioners

Holy hell! A Baylor University study of over 3,500 chicks found one in every 33 who goes to worship services at least once a month has been on the receiving end of sexual advances by a religious leader. This happened despite the fact that clergy-congregation sexual relationships are illegal in two states and 36 denominations… More »


God Wouldn’t Like Us Discriminating Against Women, Says Jimmy Carter

It’s always awesome to hear male feminists condemn injustices against women—even more awesome when they’re one of the most powerful men in the world.

Writing in London’s Guardian, arguably the cuddliest ex-president ever, Jimmy Carter, said God would not be happy with how religion is used to sanction violence against women and girls, forced… More »


Sikhs Turn To Mens Fashion Shows And Beauty Pageants To Promote Turbans

You may call fashion your religion, but for some, religion really is fashion. Take the Sikhs, who wear turbans as a sign of commitment to their religion. Yet, more and more, youths are abandoning the headgear as well as facial hair, causing upset community members to react by promoting turbans as a fashion item. Reports… More »


Debate This: TMI On A First Date

Matchmaker Steven Ward of “VH1 Tough Love” says that revealing too much information on a first date can scare a potential partner away. He advises the women not to discuss religion, politics, past relationships, etc. I can see where Steve is going with this advice, but I think it’s more helpful in the long run… More »


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