Boston College Prohibits Condom Distribution On Campus

Boston College is a university, and a fairly good one at that. It’s a Catholic institution, stating that it “is committed to maintaining and strengthening the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University.” Like many Catholic universities, BC has to balance being a religious institution with having a large and diverse student body that is no longer expected to necessarily be of the Catholic mold.

BC is very committed to its Catholic mission and, as such, it will not stand idly by as students violate one of its most important and emphasized doctrines. Refusing to help the poor? No, of course not. Not tending to the infirm? Wrong again! The intolerable violation was the distribution of free condoms:

[More…] [Read more…]

Atheist Character on ‘Cougar Town’ Pretends to Pray to Show Girlfriend He Cares

On the most recent episode of “Cougar Town” (TBS), the character Grayson Ellis (who’s dating Courteney Cox‘s character Jules Cobb) comes out as an atheist. You can see it around the 3:20 mark below:

Not a bad start. A likable atheist character. A conflict of faith. An interesting storyline… unfortunately, the conflict doesn’t really go anywhere from there. It just devolves into pointless drivel… [Read more…]

The Author of God and Boobs Responds to Your Questions

Angie Schuller Wyatt, the granddaughter of famous televangelist Robert H. Schuller, wrote a book exploring the intersection of faith and sexuality called God and Boobs and I published an excerpt from it last week.

Afterwards, a lot of you had questions for Wyatt, who is still a Christian. I sent a handful of them along to her and she wrote back with responses, adding that the comments from all of you were “totally hilarious and nearly all respectful of my views despite our differences. For that, thank you.” Our exchange is below: [Read more…]

Christian Pastor: Unsaved People Are Not Capable of True Love

You guys, I need help. It’s a sickness. I’m obsessed.

I can’t stop watching Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. He’s so ridiculously misogynistic (a.k.a. “Traditional”), treating his wife like property.

I was going to skip his latest video, but with a title like “Fornication is not Love,” how could I pass it up? I couldn’t. I had to watch. And you know you have to, too.

Highlights are below! [Read more…]

Ask Richard: Former Catholic Wife Cannot Hide Her Atheism Any Longer

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am married to a Catholic spouse. When we were married, I was Catholic too, but became an atheist about 10 years ago. I kept my nonreligious belief to myself for fear of backlash from my husband. A couple of years ago, though, [Read More…]