Category: Religion

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,…

At the Vatican, Exceptions Make the Rule

An interesting take on the Vatican through the lens of Italian law. Although this is a difficult point for many Anglo-Saxons to grasp, when the Vatican makes statements like “no gays in the priesthood,” it doesn’t actually mean “no gays…

Praise the Lord!

Well, folks, I’ve had a change of heart. Forget all that nonsense about not imposing my religious beliefs on others. Let’s just say it all together: Praise the Lord NOW!

Stark Raving Atheist

Looks like someone’s got a little crush on the Feministe ladies. And, apparently, we (or at least I) are/am tools of the religious right (who knew?), intent on making gays and lesbians hate themselves by way of discovering Jesus. You…

Scopes Monkey Trials, part deux

Why are we still debating this? Listen up, wingnuts: Science class is for teaching science, not religion. Not “we don’t know, so God must have done it.” Not “evolution is only a theory” (gravity is also only a theory, but…