Posts tagged "religion"

Sudan Frees Woman Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

Sudan has freed Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for not renouncing her Christian faith. Ibrahim was born to a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

This Pregnant Sudanese Woman Was Sentenced To Death Because Of Who She Chose To Marry

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who is eight months pregnant, was sentenced to death last week for marrying a Christian man.

In Sudan, a woman is considered…

Claire Hannum | May 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Toni Braxton Thinks God Punished Her For Abortion By Giving Son Autism

“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision… In my heart, I believed…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Macklemore’s Costume Matters

Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a surprise music concert at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. Awesome, right? Only, because it was a surprise, Macklemore wanted to go…

Avital Norman Nathman | May 20, 2014 - 12:00 pm

26 Italian Women Having Affairs With Priests Ask Pope To End Celibacy Vow

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke: Twenty-six women wrote a letter to the Pope … 

But it’s a reality reported by the site Vatican Insider: 26…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

5 Insane Lessons From My Christian Fundamentalist Childhood

My name is Hannah Ettinger, and I was raised in the Quiverfull movement. The term is taken from a verse in Proverbs, which says: “Blessed is the man whose quiver is…

Cracked | April 30, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Canadian Strip Club Doubles As Church

A gentleman’s club in Guelph, Ontario, is holding church services right on the stage next to the stripper pole.
The Manor, as the club is called, held services for the…

Huffington Post Weird News | April 26, 2014 - 1:30 pm

True Story: I’m Planning My Bat Mitzvah And My Inter-Faith Wedding At The Same Time

Six weeks ago, when I sat down with my Rabbi in anticipation of my upcoming Bat Mitzvah, I was most nervous to tell him that I was in love with…

Emma Sarran | April 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Christian School Pressures 8-Year-Old Sunnie Kahle To Leave Because She Looks Too Much Like A Boy

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that some people who run “Christian” schools are actually enormous dicks.

Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle is no longer a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Coverage

Today the Supreme Court heard challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to cover preventative care, which was filed by Christian owners of secular businesses who object to covering certain

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2014 - 6:30 pm

The Soapbox: “Divergent” Is A Bible-Thumping Disaster

Spoilers ahead!

“Divergent,” which opens today, has been hailed as either the next “Hunger Games” or as a massive “Hunger Games” ripoff. It is both, but where it…

Veronica Wrath | March 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Guy Talk: Sex Isn’t A Commodity That Women Exchange

“How do women decide to begin a sexual relationship? Pricing!”

The above video showed up in my Facebook feed the other night. It’s from a purported think tank,…

Kale Bogdanovs | February 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Fundamentalist Christian College Bob Jones University Halts Study On Its Handling Of Sexual Assault

Bob Jones University, an uber-Christian fundamentalist college in South Carolina, has drawn attention for commissioning and then covering up a study on how well the institution handled sexual abuse.

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Catholic School Refuses To Rehire Vice Principal Ousted For Being Gay

Most news about “kids these days” has me shaking my fist in the air in anger, which makes this story about Sammamish, Washington, middle and high school students all the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Republican Politician Cites Bible, Writes That Wives Should Submit To Husbands

Last month, Republican Representative Steve Pearce of New Mexico published a memoir in which he wrote about his Biblical belief that a wife should “submit” to her husband as…

Jessica Wakeman | January 22, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Candace Cameron Bure — That’s DJ Tanner From “Full House” — Is Submissive To Her Husband

We know that Hollywood’s Cameron family, Candace Cameron Bure, who was on “Full House,” and Kirk Cameron, who was on “Growing Pains,” are both evangelical Christians. So it doesn’t surprise…

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Bill Nye The Science Guy To Debate Founder Of The Creation Museum

One thing I always say about men: it is so hot when they believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. That’s why the rest of The Frisky staff…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2014 - 10:00 am

“Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson Thinks 15 Is The Perfect Age For A Girl To Get Married

We already knew Phil Robertson was an unrepentant bigot who believes gay sex is sorta like bestiality and compared gays to terrorists. But it turns out his born-again Christian beliefs…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Phil Robertson Of “Duck Dynasty” Compares Homosexuality To Beastiality, Compares Gays To Terrorists

Phil Robertson, star of  the reality show “Duck Dynasty” that people actually watch, told GQ that he believes gays are sinners who  “won’t inherit the kingdom of God.” In his…

Claire Hannum | December 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Baby Jesus Nativity Scene Is Taken Over By Cats

Gold, frankincense, myrrh … and kitties? A snuggly bunch of feral cats have taken over a nativity scene in Brooklyn, laying in the manger between Mary and Joseph like they…

Jessica Wakeman | December 15, 2013 - 9:00 am
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