An Interview with Lauren Drain, Former Member of the Westboro Baptist Church

Lauren Drain‘s father visited Westboro Baptist Church over a decade ago while making a documentary film (which was tentatively titled Hatemongers). When he returned home a month later, he was a different man. He had internalized what they were preaching and eventually moved his entire family, including 14-year-old Lauren, to Kansas to become members of Fred Phelps‘ church.

Now, Lauren has written a book about her experience with the “God Hates Fags” family called Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church (Grand Central Publishing, 2013). [Read more...]

Why Would Anyone Defend the Dentist Who Fired His Attractive Assistant?

Back in December, the Iowa State Supreme Court made a unanimous and absurd decision (whether or not there was a legal basis for it).

The backstory is this: Christian dentist James Knight worked for over a decade alongside his female assistant, Melissa Nelson. Their relationship was purely platonic, but Knight couldn’t deal with the fact that she was attractive (PDF): [Read more...]

Your Chance to See a Wonderful Comedian in Boston

Myq Kaplan is one of my favorite comedians. “A Jewy-ish atheistic vegan,” his humor is intelligent, nerdy, and genuinely funny. (I did an interview with him on this site a couple of years ago.)

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Why Do You Want to Ruin This Couple’s Marriage?

You atheists and your sodomaniacal ways… look at what you would do to this sweet family if your wishes came true and gay marriage was legalized: [Read more...]

Tim Tebow, Who Recently Canceled His Appearance at a Bigoted Pastor’s Church, Will Now Speak at Jerry Falwell’s School

A couple of weeks ago, after agreeing to speak at bigoted Pastor Robert Jeffress‘ church, quarterback Tim Tebow changed his mind. He said it was “due to new information that has been brought to my attention.”

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