Posts tagged "religion"

HBO Is Turning Lawrence Wright’s Epic Scientology Exposé Into A Documentary And I Am Here For It

Welp, I think it’s safe to say that executives at HBO have been added to the Church of Scientology’s lengthy suppressive persons list, as the cable network is poised to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

The Problem With Refinery 29’s Profile Of A Church Of Scientology Member

The lifestyle website Refinery 29 is in a bit of hot water after writer Kelsey Miller published a profile of a young, female Scientologist called “Elaine” (not her real name)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm

This Vagina-Scent Holy Water Madonna Sculpture Exists Pretty Transparently For The Sake Of Press

File this one under “ Extremely Mixed Feelings”: Olfactory artist Peter de Cupere has a one-day exhibit happening in which a Madonna figure made of holy water and “vaginal smell”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 24, 2014 - 9:30 am

Why I Refuse To Criticize Islam As A Feminist And Atheist

Sam Harris and Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins all want really badly for me to criticize Islam. They claim I’m scared to do so because Islamic extremists bully people into…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2014 - 4:03 pm

“Jane The Virgin” Handles Unplanned Pregnancy With Humor, Respect & Realism

When I was very young — eight, maybe — I remember walking out the back door of my family’s house with my mom. I had probably just asked for a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Carrie Underwood Addresses Her Atheist Haters: “If You Don’t Like It, Change The Channel”

Just last week, Carrie Underwood released her new single “Something In The Water,” but unlike most of her newly-released tunes, it wasn’t exactly met with open arms. Carrie’s song, which…

Katie Oldenburg | October 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Megachurch To Close After Pastor Calls Women “Penis Homes”

“The first thing to know about your penis is, that despite the way it may see, it is not your penis. Ultimately, God created you and it is his penis.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: What Losing My Virginity Taught Me About Faith

I was 25 when I kissed someone for the first time.

I’d met him at a local book club, and we hit it off almost instantly. Our first…

Dianna Anderson | September 9, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Christian Country Song “God Made Girls” By RaeLynn Is A Hot Feminist Mess

Hoo boy. Have you heard that song “God Made Girls” by the country singer RaeLynn? She appeared as Racheal Lynn Woodward on season two of “The Voice” on Blake Shelton’s…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Andrew Keegan From “10 Things I Hate About You” Started His Own New Age Religion

Remember Andrew Keegan from “10 Things I Hate About You”? So cute, right? Well, now he’s cute and the leader of his own spiritual religious movement called Full Circle. According…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 16, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Talks Hobby Lobby Decisions With Katie Couric

Recently Notorious R.B.G. — I’m mean, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg — was interviewed by Katie Couric for Yahoo and she’s got a lot to say about last month’s

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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…

Newser | July 15, 2014 - 10:45 am

Mayor Fires Obstetrician Who Refused To Inform Patient Carrying Badly Deformed Fetus About Abortion

The mayor of Warsaw, Poland, fired the obstetrician who heads a maternity hospital that refused to provide information about abortion to a patient carrying a badly deformed fetus. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2014 - 5:30 pm

8 Craft Stores To Shop At Instead Of Hobby Lobby

I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made…

Phylisa Wisdom | July 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Post-Hobby Lobby, Religious Organizations Now Demanding Exemption From LGBT Hiring Order

Well, surprise, surprise. Not. Just days after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby — which gives business owners with “religious objections” the right to deny coverage of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Guy Makes Justice Ginsberg’s Hobby Lobby Statement Into A Song

Well, that’s one way to react to the Supreme Court’s ruling today.
In case musical tributes to Supreme Court documents aren’t your jam, here’s a much quieter roundup…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why I Don’t Love Pope Francis & Am Remaining A Lapsed Catholic

Fun facts about me: My mom’s whole family is Catholic going back centuries. It’s part of our family legacy – the Veteri Ponte (shortened to Vipond) were Catholic barons in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled today [PDF] that employers with religious objections to birth control are not required to cover contraception in health insurance plans for women under the Affordable Care Act.

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 10:40 am

Wait, Why Did No One Tell Me Tony Goldwyn Is Playing Warren Jeffs In A Lifetime Original Movie?

There’s no joy quite like the elation of finding out 1) there’s a trashy new Lifetime original movie about fundamentalist Mormons coming out, 2) it stars one of the hot…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 4:30 pm
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