The Pope’s Visit Puts Into Perspective How Screwed Up the Republican Party Has Become

In case you haven’t heard, Pope Francis is making his big U.S. debut this week. It’s a visit I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Not only am I a fairly big fan of this pope, but I’ve been extremely interested to see what sort of reaction he’s going to trigger from conservatives […]

The First Amendment Was Intended To Protect Us From The Religious Right

Freedom of religion (and from it) was so vital to our Founding Fathers that they made it a key part of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Religious freedom is what this country was originally founded on, and the Puritans demonstrated for us why the separation of church and state is so important […]

Republicans Are Really Going To Hate Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical

The Catholic Church and I don’t see eye to eye on the majority of issues most of the time. Their stance on reproductive rights and their shameful legacy of protecting predatory priests were major contributors to the reason I walked away from them nearly 15 years ago. While the Vatican has denied science when it […]

Rick Santorum Tells Pope Francis To Keep His Mouth Shut When It Comes To Science

Rick Santorum thinks he knows better than the Pope – seriously. During an appearance on Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT with Dom Giordano, the former senator and member of the current crowded Republican presidential primary field stated that he disagreed with Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on climate change, and that the Catholic Church should “leave […]

“Pro-Life” Colorado Republicans Block Bill That Would Reduce Abortions

Republicans love to talk about how they’re “pro-life,” especially when it means getting their conservative religious base riled up ahead of an election. Last year here in Louisiana, billboards up and down Interstate 10 proclaimed that Mary Landrieu had a “100 percent pro-abortion voting record” even though that was pretty far from the truth. You’d […]

San Francisco Catholic Church Installed Illegal Watering System to Drive Off Homeless (Video)

I’m a Christian, but I detest organized religion; it just doesn’t make any sense to me. If faith is supposed to be each individual’s personal relationship with whatever God they worship, why the need for human-made rules to tell them how to do that? Besides, human history – and even present day – has provided us […]

Religious Conservatives Freak Out Over Atheist Christmas Billboard

It’s that time of the year again when all of the whining about the War On Christmas from religious conservatives and the pundits who cater to them starts. Right on cue, before the turkey has even cooled on Thanksgiving and people trample each other for toasters and TV sets, the usual suspects begin the usual […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Descends to Hell, Has High Tea with Pope Francis & Joel Osteen

You don’t happen to have a monkey wrench, do you? You do?! Fabulous! Here, follow me down to the boiler room. I can’t find the sexton anywhere. He’s probably down at the Cubic Zirconia Cathedral Noah’s Ark Petting Zoo. We had an incident last night with some lions and a wildebeest. How did Noah manage […]

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Pope Francis Proves Once Again Why He’s Changing the Way Many People View the Papacy

While I know he still has a long way to go to “fix” the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has done extraordinary things during his brief time in his position to bring real change to how the church operates. His most recent gesture involves an Easter tradition. In the past, popes have washed the feet of […]

Catholic Church Blames Mother of 2 for Her Children Being Sexually Abused by Reverend

Once upon a time I had a friend who had a boyfriend who always cheated on her.  And while he disgusted me, she drove me absolutely insane.  See, he had somehow convinced her that his infidelity was her fault.  That somehow something she was doing, or not doing (I never got into specific details), “forced” him to […]