Archbishop Claims Pedophilia is Not a Crime

The latest nomination for the 2013 Craziest-Thing-Said-By-A-Catholic-Priest Award comes all the way from South Africa.

Step forward Wilfrid Fox (Cardinal) Napier, Archbishop of Durban.

Napier was giving an interview as part of the Stephen Nolan program on BBC Radio 5 live when he referred to pedophilia as “a psychological condition, a disorder.” [Read more...]

GOP Senator Supports Marriage Equality After Son Comes Out; What Does That Say About Politics?

This week, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio became the first sitting Republican senator ever to publicly support marriage equality. He says he had a change of heart after his 21-year-old son Will came out as gay two years ago, an explanation some have praised and others have criticized.

A high-profile Republican who worked with President George W. Bush and was hailed as a potential Vice-Presidential pick for Mitt Romney, Portman once voted for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), for a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality, and against letting same-sex couples adopt kids in Washington, D.C.

But after consulting Dick Cheney, who has a lesbian daughter and is a vocal proponent of marriage equality, he knew it was time to change… [Read more...]

Non-Christian Prison Chaplains Laid Off in British Columbia

Eight current and former prisoners in British Columbia, Canada are suing the federal government (PDF) because their rights are being violated.

The problem is that the government recently laid off 49 part-time chaplains… including all the ones who represented non-Christian beliefs: [Read more...]

This Pro-Abstinence Video is Amazing

This pro-abstinence video is kind of like the Reason Rally… minus everything that was awesome about the Reason Rally: [Read more...]

Ring Around the Reasoning

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