Iraq War Means Loss of Faith for Youth

The article is by Sabrina Tavernise of the International Herald Tribune. After almost five years of war, many young Iraqis, exhausted by constant firsthand exposure to the violence of religious extremism, say they have grown disillusioned with religious leaders and skeptical of the faith that they preach. The quotations are startling. You rarely hear Muslim [Read More...]

College Callgirl at Christian Camp

The College Callgirl recollects her childhood and time she spent at a Christian summer camp. The kids there acted (wait for it…) shockingly unChristian! Even at church camp, sex lurked in the forests beyond the chapel, where it was rumored that many attendees had lost their virginities. I was a graduate of the girls-only camp [Read More...]

Crosses Are a Sign of… What?!

A couple teenagers in Oregon were suspended because they wore Catholic crosses at school: [Jaime] Salazar said Principal Chris Equinoa saw his necklace and told him to put it away. “I was like, why?” Salazar said. “He says it’s related to gangs.” Salazar didn’t put it away. He was sent to the office. He went [Read More...]

Bible Belt Assemblies at a Public School

Letters-to-the-editor aren’t just displays of opinions. Sometimes, they can be a story in and of themselves. Case in point: This letter written by high school freshman Wesley Crawford of Neely, Mississippi in the Hattiesburg American: I am a freshman at Greene County High School, and I am writing to express my concerns on several assemblies [Read More...]

You’re Gonna Die…

Yes, there’s a catch. The more important question is whether you can figure out what it is before it is revealed. DeathBeth is going to crunch some numbers and tell you the secrets of your ultimate demise! . . . Not surprisingly, this is brought to you by Ray Comfort’s ministry. (Thanks to Grazatt for [Read More...]