How She Grew Out of Her ‘Purity Ring’ Phase

Libby Anne wrote a whatever-the-opposite-of-a-love-letter-is to her purity ring: … Even when I left for college I kept you on my finger, broadcasting my purity to the world. You set me apart as different, special, pure. When I started dating my first boyfriend he told me that he didn’t care whether I was “pure” or [Read More...]

Atheist Condoms: Nothing Gets Past Reason

A month ago, I mentioned that the University College London Union Atheists, Secularists & Humanists were planning to hand out condoms with skeptic-friendly phrases on them at their school’s fall organizational fair. Alex Gabriel reports that a winning slogan was chosen and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive: Clever marketing Now I’m wondering: If the [Read More...]

Christian Church Capitalizes on ‘Mommy Porn’

You knew this had to happen: “There’s a great relationship that can be had in marriage, and then there is a sexual relationship between a man and woman that happens within the boundaries of marriage, and God says that that’s good,” explains Russ Bennett, the Lead Pastor with Cornerstone Church. … The church is not [Read More...]

Christian Pastor: National Geographic? More Like National Pornographic!

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona doesn’t think there’s any difference between nudity and pornography. If there’s a naked body in sight, it must be for the purpose of titillation and we must keep it away from the children. His next target: National Geographic magazine. Or, as he refers [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Religious Wife Asks How to Raise Kids with her Atheist Husband

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, When we married, my husband and I held similar religious beliefs. Through the years, however, we have taken different paths. My husband is atheist and believes that religion and faith are not only limiting to the human experience, but dangerous. I have a [Read More...]