religion

What Happens When Ex-Orthodox Jews Need To Learn How To Date?

Dating is hard enough. But what about dating when you’ve recently left an insular religious community that pretty much forbade interaction with the opposite sex?

Such is the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me Not Puke

A few weeks ago, an article in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press began to make waves in the religious community. Yitta Halberstam, a well-known Jewish author, wrote about

Lilit Marcus | April 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Teen Exorcists Give The Devil A Helluva Time In Arizona

Most women have to ward off horny creatures on a daily basis, but the one that Phoenix teenagers Brynne, Tess and Savannah contend with isn’t a high school quarterback, or…

The Huffington Post | April 7, 2012 - 11:30 am

Hitched: Should We Go To Premarital Counseling?

The State of Texas, beautiful and God-blessed land led by the white conservative men Jesus always intended it to be led by, rewards people who go to premarital counseling. The…

Andrea Grimes | March 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hillary Clinton Tells Religious Extremists To STFU About Women

“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all…

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2012 - 11:20 am

Michelle Duggar’s Tips For A Happy Marriage Include Being “Financially Dependent” On A Man

I won’t beat around the bush: “tips for a happy marriage” from Michelle Duggar are as bad as they sound.

In the season premiere of “19 Kids and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Nepali Ritual “Weds” Girls To God

Nine-year-old Bhintuna sat smiling in jewelry and a red and gold brocade bridal dress as she held a tray of offerings, waiting for her turn to take part in the…

Huffington Post Weird News | January 31, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Drew A Jew? 8 Celebs Who Converted For Love

L’chaim! Another one joins the tribe! Drew Barrymore is reportedly converting to Judaism before she marries fiance Will Kopelman, because being a shiksa won’t fly. It’s time to start brushing…

The Frisky | January 28, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Smutty “Cosmo” Needs To Clean Up Its Act, Says Project Anti-Cosmo Crusader

Imagine, if you will, a world in which Cosmopolitan magazine is covered in a non-transparent wrapper and only available to readers ages 18 and over. If you want to read…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Finding God In A Vibrator

I once spent a 4th of July weekend with about 15 hardcore evangelical Christians. (Ex-Mr. Jessica’s sister was a born-again.) Explaining to some of the women what kind of website…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Christian Group Refuses To Sell Bibles For Breast Cancer Charity Over Planned Parenthood Donations

Today in facepalms: a chain of Christian bookstore called LifeWay are pulling copies of the Here’s Hope Breast Cancer Bible from their shelves after it learned that one of the…

Stefanie Blejec | December 16, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Iowa Baker Refuses Lesbians Their Wedding Cake

I consider myself a Christian and nothing pisses me off more than when people are bigoted a**holes and couch it in “Christianity.” Yes, I’m talking about you, Victoria Childress, baker…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Masturbation Makes You Gay, Says Pastor Who Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About

Masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2011 - 10:40 am

Girl Talk: Losing My Religion

Recently, while sitting in the kitchen as a friend helped me dye my hair, the topic turned to death. We had both experienced close friends dying in our early twenties,…

Rachel White | September 2, 2011 - 1:00 pm

The Vatican Is Offering Forgiveness For Abortions Until Sunday

Abortion is a big no-no in the Catholic church — but not from Tuesday until this Sunday. The Vatican is offering forgiveness to women who’ve had abortions during a six…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Get “Inside Scientology” With This Page-Turning Book

Full disclosure: before I was hired to conceptualize and edit The Frisky, I spent 10 months working on a book about Scientology, written by journalist Janet Reitman. (I transcribed the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 6, 2011 - 12:40 pm

A Scientology Sing-A-Long

I would like to declare a new genre of music: Scientology soul. Hey, it could be the new Christian rock. Apparently, the Church of Scientology made this music video…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | June 22, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Told Their Kiss “Violates The 10 Commandments”

Remember that commandment that says “Thou shalt not kiss thy girlfriend at a Minnesota Twins game?” Nope, me, neither. But some busybody security guard at Target Field took it upon…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Why Sarah Palin Will Never Be President

Why won’t Sarah Palin ever be president? It won’t be because of her shoddy grasp of foreign policy (“I can see Russia from my house!”). It won’t be…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Harold Camping “Flabbergasted” That The Rapture Didn’t Happen

“[I’m] flabbergasted. It has been a really tough weekend. I’m looking for answers. But now I have nothing else to say. I’ll be back to work Monday and will say…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | May 23, 2011 - 11:40 am
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