Pastor’s Wife, a Homemaker, Says Moms Who Work Are Blasphemers and Sinners

Hannah Colley Giselbach is a 25-year-old preacher’s wife from Kentucky who chooses to be a stay-at-home mom. Nothing wrong with that. I can respect her choice, just as I respect the choice of parents (not just moms) who choose a full-time job. (Someone‘s got to ensure the family is kitted out with diapers, baby formula, and healthcare coverage.)

Giselbach, though, doesn’t share my thumbs-up to either choice, she writes on her blog. Only stay-at-home moms have chosen the correct path. Married women who work? They’re just cursing God’s word.

If I’m unloving, indiscreet, unchaste, disobedient to my husband… and if I’m not a homemaker, I, by my own actions, may cause the Word to be blasphemed. Directly or indirectly, I partake in this sad and sinful scenario.



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Mad Bill Donohue Demands Apology From Obama For the President’s Mention of the Crusades and the Inquisition

Trapped in a perpetual state of agitation and pique, Catholic League president Bill Donohue can no more swear off being angry than he can avoid moving his bowels.

He produced another steamer yesterday, regarding the National Prayer Breakfast, where President Obama condemned Islamic terrorism with these words:

“From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris, we have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith, professed to stand up for Islam, but, in fact, are betraying it.”

That’s not the problem; Donohue agrees with that. But what Obama said next made him turn purple.

“Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

Seems factual enough, right? Not to Donohue. He calls that sentence “ignorant,” “astounding,” and “pernicious” — and he demands an apology.



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Can You Guess In Which States Fifty Shades of Grey Is Already a Box Office Success?

From Time, proof that smut and Christian fundamentalism get along just fine:

Excitement over the highly-anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey is heating up in places few could have guessed. According to online box office Fandango, ticket pre-sales in Mississippi, where until recently it was actually illegal to sell sex toys, are four-times higher than the site expected.

And the Magnolia State isn’t the only Southern locale where pre-sale tickets are selling rapidly. In Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Alabama — where the sale of sex toys is still banned – pre-sales are double what sellers expected.



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The Power of Christ Compelled Him: Toronto “Exorcist” Pastor Wayne Marlon Jones Is Accused of Rape, Fraud

I can’t understand what, you know, possesses these people.

When a woman in Toronto tried to get rid of her “demons,” the pastor she hired for the task did more demonstrable harm than the fantasy creatures that unnerved her. Police have now charged Pastor Wayne Marlon Jones with sexual assault and three counts of fraud.

A 53-year-old Toronto pastor is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman while performing exorcisms on her.



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Mr. Deity Is Back… with Richard Dawkins (of The Shellfish Gene)

It’s easily the best Mr. Deity episode since David Silverman was on. Even the money request at the end, after the Dawkins bit is over, is great. Enjoy.



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