Catholic Bishops Release Anti-Pornography Report (As If You Were Expecting Anything Else)

The Catholic Church is a wee bit obsessed with sex in that they believe it’s only acceptable on their terms. No birth control because reproduction is important. No abortion because reproduction is important. No sodomy because reproduction is important. No same-sex marriage because reproduction is important. Don’t worry about physical attraction or orgasms because none of it has to do with reproduction.

Shorter version: “MAKE MORE BABIES, PLZ.”

This message isn’t new and probably won’t ever go away, but in an extension of this line of argumentation, the Catholic Church decided to get real specific. The Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a report that really isn’t surprising except for its tepid inclusion of actual science. Their target? Pornography.

We read it so you don’t have to. (You can thank us later.)

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Ohio High School Teaches Kids That Adoption is Only Option for Babies Resulting from Rape or Incest

If you’re a student at Wooster High School in Ohio (which educates kids from grades 8-12), this is what you learned a few weeks ago when a representative from the Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County spoke to your Family and Consumer Science class:



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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 80: Shawna Leneé, Porn Star

Our latest podcast guest is Shawna Leneé, an openly atheist adult film star.

Shawna has appeared on the cover of Penthouse and won an AVN award for “Unsung Starlet of the Year.” She left the adult industry temporarily, at which point she attended college began a couple of small businesses, but she’s back making movies now. (You should assume everything in this interview is NSFW.)

We spoke with Shawna about why she believes her atheism is the most controversial thing about her, whether she meets a lot of religious people on set, and what she plans to tell her kids about her career.

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Who Needs Priests, Anyway? Millennials Are Now Asking Friends to Officiate Their Weddings

We know Millennials are less religious than any other generation, and here’s how that plays out: A lot of couples are choosing to have a friend officiate their wedding ceremony instead of a pastor or priest.



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Christian Publication Claims Gay Father and Gay Son Want to Marry; The Actual Story is Heartbreaking

Roland Bosee Jr. and Nino Esposito have been in a relationship since 1970. But in Pennsylvania, where they live, they were prohibited from having any sort of legal recognition of their union until last summer, when a judge legalized it in the state.

They didn’t think that day would ever come. So a few years ago, they decided to take another route toward legal recognition of their union:



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