Category: Religion

Final Exit

This post by a long-time friend of mine details her experience going to a fundamentalist Christian church for their “haunted house.” The local White Horse (heh) Christian Center makes very clear why liberal and progessive thinking makes the baby Jesus…

Hijab Chic

Major retailers and fashion designers are now marketing to Muslim and conservative women, offering fashionable scarves and modest clothing. I’m not sure what to make of this one. Thoughts?

What’s a Single Christian Girl to Do?

Make the rest of us want to vomit, apparently. Here’s the premise: Single Christian Girl goes to college, is wildly disillusioned because even at her good Christian school the kids are sleeping around and doing drugs. She comes home, regretting…

Happy Yom Kippur!

I actually have no idea what is the appropriate thing to say on Yom Kippur, but hopefully “happy” will be sufficient. To all those celebrating, I hope you’re having a good one, with sins fully atoned for — and I…

Blurring the Church-State Divide

A disturbing story from my hometown. Antioch Bible Church, the notoriously anti-gay institution on Seattle’s Eastside (famous for their Mayday for Marriage rally last year, and for lobbying Microsoft to not support an antidiscrimination bill), uses Lake Washington High School…

Stopping Short of a Gay Ban

The Vatican is in the midst of drafting a document on gay clergy: if there is proof of chaste life for at least three years, gay men may be eligible. What determiner are they going to use? A sniff test?…

The Dark Side of Faith

You know those folks who like to blame all the ills in the world on feminism, contraception, religious tolerance and liberalism? Well, they’d be wrong. Paul ranked societies based on the percentage of their population expressing absolute belief in God,…