Archive for the Religion Category

A British Hotel Replaced The Bible With ’50 Shades Of Grey’

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Ugh. I’m so annoyed that this news falls under today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day! Because otherwise the sub-heading was totally going to be “The British Are Coming.” Which is so much funnier than “That-Ish-Cray Of The Day“! But I gotta follow protocol, even when I have the greatest pun/overtly sexual American Revolutionary War reference ever. Speaking of Americans, apparently a lot of them are pissed off at The Damson Dene Hotel in England. This hotel’s owner committed the blasphemy to end all blasphemies when he decided to replace hotel nightstand staple The Gideon Bible, with that new ish, 50 Shades Of Grey. Deets inside!
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Watch: Meek Mill And Drake Release A Video For The Controversial ‘Amen’ Song

Chuuurch!

Recently, a Philadelphia preacher attempted to organize a boycott against this song, calling it blasphemous and offensive to Christians everywhere. Amen is, indeed, a pretty blasphemous song (given the definition) but it’s a huge hit and the pastor may have made it an even bigger hip-hop anthem. Meek Mill features Drake on the track and they’ve just released a video. See and hear what all the controversy’s about inside.
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‘The [Birth Control] Pill Increases Breast Cancer Risk,’ Says This New Teen-Friendly Website

1Flesh.org is a strange place. The site was created by a group of college students and it looks like a super-fun, super-hip place with all sorts of sexy girls in sexy black eyeliner. The opening line to their “about” section says: “If anything can be said of our generation, it’s this: We want sexy back.” Then they go on to promote condom-free sex within marriage. They describe their movement as a “revolt against contraception in marriage,’ and they argue that “sex should be awesome and saved until marriage, that pregnancy can be justly avoided without harmful chemicals, and that love is worth fighting for.” Read more about the movement — and it’s possible harmful spreading of misinformation– inside.
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Pastor Lynches Obama Likeness Outside Of Church

The Land Of The Free?

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Last time I checked, this is not what Jesus would do. Or any decent human being for that matter. But Pastor Terry Jones is the kind of guy who burns Qu’rans for fun, so we probably shouldn’t be surprised that he made a life-sized Barack Obama effigy and hung it outside of his church, The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida. Pastor Jones, you might wanna revisit that good ol’ New Testament sometime soon. You seem to have missed the heavy emphasis on “love,” along with a few other points.
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Twit Pic Of The Day Says ‘Homophobia Is A Social Disease’

Guess The Pin-Wearer!

Here’s a hint: It’s not Billy Ray Cyrus.
Read on to have your social justice puzzle of the day solved…

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Kate Moss Shows Off Her Religiosity On The Cover Of ‘W’ Magazine

Oh My Gawd!

Supermodel Kate Moss is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of W magazine and as you can see in the photos below, the coverphoto and accompanying photospread have a bit of a good girl/bad girl thing going on. The photos, shot by photographer Steven Klein, appear to be religious themed with a dichotomy being drawn between good and evil. But even in the “good” photos, you can see a bit of daring bad girl in the styling. Anytime anyone uses religious imagery in art there is bound to be some level of controversy … and maybe that is the point. Click below to see the good AND naughty side of Kate Moss in the new issue of W magazine. More »

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Brad Pitt Says He Is Ready To Marry Angelina Jolie

He Also Reveals HIs Relationship With God and The Moment That Changed His Life

Brad Pitt has revealed a lot about himself in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He tells us about his religious upbringing as a child, his relationship with God now, his desire to marry Angelina and how after losing his way he experienced a ‘light bulb’ moment that made him change his ways. It is so refreshing to hear a real honest opening up like this. I learned a bit about Brad that I feel is worth sharing with you. More »

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‘Blossom’ Star Now Has A Parenting Blog?

A Good Jewish Mama?

In October we reported on Natalie Portman embracing her Jewish identity and taking her son, Aleph, to Temple. Now we see another star upholding her cultural identity by creating a new website, especially for Jewish parents. I wonder if Natalie will use it as her parenting bible? More »

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Ricky Gervais Tells ‘Esquire’ Magazine That Celebs Who Thank God For Awards Are ‘Arrogant’

"Thank God for making me an atheist."

Last month, comic Ricky Gervais (who will be hosting the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday night) sparked a bit of controversy by posing as Jesus Christ with the word ATHEIST written on his chest on the cover of New Humanist magazine. Today we learn that Gervais is at it again with new comments that he made to Esquire magazine about the “arrogance” of celebrities (like, namely, Sandra Bullock) who thank God when they win awards. Additionally, Ricky reveals to Esquire that he is very much looking forward to hosting the Globes again this year … and he vows that he will NEVER host the Academy Awards should he ever be asked. More »

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Ricky Gervais Covers ‘New Humanist’ Magazine

Jesus Pose

Comic Ricky Gervais, who was recently announced as the host of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards (for the second year in a row), is featured on the cover of the new issue of New Humanist magazine. As a proud atheist, Ricky uses his coverphoto and accompanying interview to voice his religious beliefs (or lack thereof). On the cover of New Humanist magazine, Ricky strikes a Jesus Christ pose and in his interview, he explains his staunch atheism … just in time for the Xmas holiday. Click below to see Ricky’s latest magazine cover and read excerpts from his newest interview. More »

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