After Publisher Blocks Book’s Release Over Mention of Author’s Same-Sex Boyfriend in Bio, There’s a Happy Ending

In 2013, David Powers King and Michael Jensen were in the final stages of publishing their young-adult fantasy novel Woven when they saw a mistake on the back cover.

The biographical information for King was fine, but Jensen’s was missing this line: “He lives in Salt Lake City with his boyfriend and their four dogs.”

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Vani Hari, the “Food Babe,” Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About, Says Scientist Who Does

Yvette d’Entremont does an excellent job of explaining why Vani Hari, the “Food Babe,” has no idea what she’s talking about (which is the main qualification you need before appearing on Dr. Oz, which she’s done multiple times):



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Your Wish Has Been Granted: They’re Finally Making a Sequel to the Left Behind Movie

Remember when you saw the Left Behind movie starring Nicolas Cage and cried out in the theater, “I MUST HAVE MORE JESUS!”?

Me neither. (Though I watched the movie and wrote a recap just for you.)



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Why a New Christian Book Focusing on Girls’ Changing Bodies Mostly Misses the Mark

When I was at Grove City College, one of my professors asked us if we identified with our bodies as our physical selves. That question was revolutionary to me, a child of evangelical church culture. To my Catholic peers, this idea was easy, even catechized for them to the point of blasé assumption. But I had never thought about it before — and apparently Dannah Gresh and Suzy Weibel haven’t really considered it, either.

Their new book, It’s Great to Be a Girl!: A Guide to Your Changing Body, is meant to be a quick, interactive, and approachable guidebook for prepubescent girls about health and beauty. (Sort of like the Christian response to the American Girl series The Care and Keeping of You.) It touches briefly on everything from mother/daughter relationships, hair care ideas, balanced food portioning, exercise, and the female reproductive system.



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In All Seriousness, Will Ted Cruz Really Drive People to Atheism?

Yesterday, humorist Andy Borowitz published a piece at the New Yorker with the headline “Cruz’s Constant References to Jesus Drive Millions to Atheism“:



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