Religion
A Dinner Table Debate Over Gay Marriage

photo by Stuart Isett for The New York Times With all the backlash over “legitimate rape” vs. illegitimate (sic) rape last week, another great debate got a little lost in the shuffle: the one over gay marriage between sex columnist and married gay dad of one adopted son, Dan Savage, and the president of the National Organization for […]

Top 5 Kinds of Illegitimate Rape

photo by DonkeyHotey on Flickr A big thank you to Missouri Republican Senate candidate and House Committee Member on “Science, Space and Technology,” Todd Akin (pictured above), for finally saying what no one else has had courage to say publicly: that there’s legitimate rape (you know the type: big, scary, minority stranger breaks into your house in the […]

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

Just in case The Sound of Music didn’t clue you in: it turns out that nuns can be a bit cheeky. Maria Von Trapp sang out of church, ate too much, and fell in love (oh yeah: and evaded the Nazis). These days, nuns behaving badly are more likely to be waving the feminist flag, […]

Just How Stupid Is That Homophobic Pastor’s Plan to Round Up Gays?

This video of a North Carolinian pastor spewing homophobic hate has been making the rounds. Made “pukin’ sick” by the thought of men kissing men, Pastor Charles Worley comes up with a big idea to get rid of homosexuality once and for all — a “final solution,” if you will: Build a great big large fence, 150 […]

Comment of the Week: Vaginismus Is God’s Method of Population Control

Not every Comment of the Week is chosen for its thoughtfulness, insight and eloquence. No, sometimes we get a comment that is so insane and earnest and downright creepy, that we can’t help but highlight it, if for no other reason than its entertainment value. Sure, it might be a joke. Either way, it’ll make […]

Naked News: The Frothy Mixture Edition

photo via Flickr With Santorum’s recent surge in the polls, it’s important to take time out to remind ourselves what a crazy sex-police zealot he is: On Funny or Die, Dan Savage comedically threatens to change the definition of the name “Rick” if Santorum doesn’t agree to stop attacking gay people during his campaign. Rick “Family Values” Santorum […]

Raleigh Baptist Church Holds Out for Gay Marriage in North Carolina

photo via flickr A few years back we went on a cross-country road trip to promote our first book, The Big Bang. We knew that we’d find dirty minds (i.e. eager book buyers) in places like San Francisco and Portland, but we couldn’t believe how kinky things got in Raleigh, NC! One guy asked us […]

Sexist Bill Maher on Sexism

We’re two of those poor HBO-less saps who have to wait until the following Wednesday to get the free podcast of the previous Friday night’s episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” And so we only just discovered his final “New Rule” from last week: “Republicans have to stop thinking up intricate, psychological explanations for why […]

The First Cut Is the Deepest: The Circumcision Debate

photo via Flickr Thanks to San Francisco’s proposed circumcision ban on the ballot this coming November, there’s been a lot of turtleneck debate of late. Many have been crying antisemitism, which seems a bit ludicrous if you think of male bodily integrity as a human rights issue (i.e. no one would call fighting against female […]

Comment of the Week: That Apocalypse Guy Says Pray Lovingly for Gays

Well, we’re still screwed: it turns out this past Saturday was just an invisible Judgment Day, with the destruction of the world now scheduled for October 21st, 2011, according to zealot Harold Camping. We recently heard from Johnny, a non-Christian who’s been a listener of Camping’s who had some insight into this whackjob’s views (for […]