Tonight’s Episode of Vanity Fair Confidential is All About the Murdered Founder of American Atheists

If you’re addicted to crime drama, tonight’s new episode of Vanity Fair Confidential on the Investigation Discovery network is all about the murder of American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair.



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Frozen Empowers Girls at Expense of Boys, Say Fox News Host & CEO of Christian Women’s Group

On Wednesday’s Fox and Friends, host Steve Doocy interviewed Concerned Women for America’s CEO Penny Nance. If you’re not familiar with CWFA, it’s an anti-feminist conservative Christian women’s group designed to “protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens.” And in case you weren’t sure what that means, it’s pretty much forcing far-right Christian “values” on everyone — with a special emphasis on going after women’s rights (although LGBT people are popular targets as well).



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Can You Guess In Which States Fifty Shades of Grey Is Already a Box Office Success?

From Time, proof that smut and Christian fundamentalism get along just fine:

Excitement over the highly-anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey is heating up in places few could have guessed. According to online box office Fandango, ticket pre-sales in Mississippi, where until recently it was actually illegal to sell sex toys, are four-times higher than the site expected.

And the Magnolia State isn’t the only Southern locale where pre-sale tickets are selling rapidly. In Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Alabama — where the sale of sex toys is still banned — pre-sales are double what sellers expected.



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Conservative Writer Predicts Hellfire for Big Bang Theory Star Set to Play God on Broadway

Last week, Hemant wrote that Jim Parsons (below), best known for his role as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, was going to play God in a Broadway adaptation of The Last Testament. He had noted at the time that it probably wouldn’t sit well with Christian conservatives.

Michael Cantrell, writer for the website Young Conservatives, seems to be eager to illustrate the truth of that prediction. In a piece entitled “Big Bang Theory Star Just Made A TON Of Christians Very Angry” — that actually only quotes a single angry writer (in addition to Cantrell’s own commentary) — he leaves little doubt of the direness of the situation.

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Texas Elementary School Suspends Student for “Terroristic Threat” Involving Lord of the Rings Magic

A student from Kermit Elementary school (in Texas) discovered last Friday what we Tolkien nerds have long known: the One Ring to Rule them All is no laughing matter. Unfortunately, nine-year-old Aiden Steward learned it in rather an absurd fashion, after he was suspended for making a “terroristic threat” to make a classmate disappear with his magic ring.



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