This Christian Leadership Conference Has to Be a Joke

Guess what these Christian pastors have in common?

Perry Noble, who calls Christians “jackasses” if they want a deeper understanding of the Bible.

Steven Furtick, who refuses to reveal how much money he makes even to his own congregation because he claims Jesus doesn’t want him to.

Mark Driscoll, who shamed his pregnant wife for having fooled around with a guy when she was in high school, complained about our “pussified nation,” and belittled a Christian radio host whose wife was pastor of his church.

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Matt Barber Thinks Transphobia Is “Gleefully Entertaining”

For the first time ever, Glamour magazine is honoring a transgender woman with its Woman of the Year award. The magazine will recognize Caitlyn Jenner for her contribution to the visibility of the trans community, her bravery, and her honesty over the past year. For thousands of trans girls who read Glamour, this could be a game-changing moment — proof that you can be trans and successful, even in a society that so often tells us otherwise.

At least that’s what some will take from the announcement. Conservative Matt Barber, on the other hand, thinks it’s the end of the world. Which is funny, because being your true self in a world full of Matt Barbers is part of what makes Jenner and other trans people so inspiring.

Brace yourself for this vitriol:

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Shaming Feminine Trans Women Is Not Feminism

Gender stereotyping is the oldest trick in the book. But according to Jennifer Fitz, it’s the “hot new thing.”

In a recent piece for her Patheos blog, Fitz denounces the existence of transgender identities, saying that trans people are merely playing into gender stereotypes when they transition.

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Mormon Leader Tells Single Women to Put on Lipstick and Stop Looking Like Men

Remember last week, when a Mormon leader talked about how Kim Davis was wrong to use her faith as an excuse not to do her job?

If you thought the Mormon Church had changed, this next video should disabuse you of those notions.

In a recent speech, Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, told a group of Mormon singles what they ought to do in order to get married.

He had some very specific advice for the women…

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Tennessee Church Kicked Out of Baptist Association for Electing Female Pastor

The Greater Tabernacle Church in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee just got kicked out of the Lawrence County Association of Baptists. It’s a serious matter since they could now lose their building. The deed says the space is only available to the congregation as long as they’re members of the Baptist association in good standing.

What horrible thing did they do to get kicked out of the association?

They voted for a woman to be their new pastor.

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