Topic: religion

5 Ways To Explain To Your Kid That His Jewish Friend Didn’t Mean To Kill Jesus

5 Ways To Explain To Your Kid That His Jewish Friend Didn't Mean To Kill Jesus

Because Easter is inextricably linked to the death of Jesus, Jews like me occasionally find themselves defending the actions of their forefathers when it comes to the whole Jesus death thing. And look, most of us just want to eat Easter candy and look at hilarious pictures of bunny costumes, and not have to explain for the millionth time that nobody we’re related to killed your messiah. More »

10 Troublesome Comments From The Christian ‘Modest Is Hottest’ Teen Series

10 Troublesome Comments From The Christian 'Modest Is Hottest' Teen Series

The self-proclaimed “largest community of Christian teen girls on the web!” otherwise known as Project Inspired has a wealth of material for that exact cohort. With beauty tips, polls, books, and advice columns, at first glance the site seems like any other teen girl digital haven. But the site’s “Modest Is Hottest” series, in which staff highlight “modest” gowns on various red carpets as well as “makeover” a celeb lady who transgresses, make for more troublesome reads — and I’m not talking about the copy in the articles. I’m talking about all the crazy double standard, victim-blamy logic that is happening among young girls in the comment threads, all conducted behind the shield of Modesty. More »

Amish Family To Use ‘Natural Medicine’ Over Chemo For Dying Daughter, Appeals Court Says Hell No

Amish Family To Use 'Natural Medicine' Over Chemo For Dying Daughter, Appeals Court Says Hell No

For most of us, the moment one of our children fell sick, we would want to do whatever was medically possible to help them get better. Anything else is impossible to even entertain. So you can imagine the horror hospital officials felt when one Amish family in Ohio decided to stop chemotherapy treatments on their daughter to focus on “natural” care. Thankfully, an appeals court has stepped in and sided with the hospital that wants to force their hand in the matter. More »

Prince George Will Be Baptized In Some BS Replica Gown, Not The Gown That Every Other Royal Baby Has Worn

Prince George Will Be Baptized In Some BS Replica Gown, Not The Gown That Every Other Royal Baby Has Worn

Prince George, or “Georgie” as he is now being called, is slated to be baptized which means (aside from Eve Vawter and I prepping snacks for the hopefully televised ceremony) that George will don his first dress! Baptismal gowns are all the rage among royal folk, or rather one gown in particular that royal babies have been wearing for 167 years. Too bad Prince George won’t be permitted to wear that one. More »

Maddy Blythe Can’t Pay Football With The Boys Because Boys Can’t Control Their ‘Lustful’ Thoughts

Maddy Blythe Can't Pay Football With The Boys Because Boys Can't Control Their 'Lustful' Thoughts

So, girl sports. Like cheerleading. Maddy can’t play football wearing a full uniform and a helmet because the boys may have lustful thoughts about her but she should totally go and put on a short skirt and wave some pom-poms around on the sidelines because no boys in the history of the world have ever lusted after a cheerleader. More »