Woman’s punishment for DUI is reading the Bible

So you fucked up. You drove drunk, smashed into another car, and injured the passengers. Now you're part of the legal system, and at the mercy of very human, and very flawed human beings who have a very tenuous grasp on the separation of church and state. The result is probation, and an odd book report on the book of Job. Such is the fate of Cassandra Tolley, who wound up agreeing to this strange request fr ...

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Bring STIs back

So, as it turns out, sex is pretty popular, and over the past few decades, the use of condoms and other forms of contraceptives has helped decrease STI and pregnancy rates in places that actually bother to teach people real sexual education. Unfortunately for Americans, teaching has made way for preaching, and in this tospy turvy world, facts are the enemy. Enter 1flesh, a website dedicated to preventing co ...

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10 pieces of advice from religious nutbags young people should ignore

Are you suffering from confusing relationship issues that can't be solved with prayer? Don't worry about a thing: The Gospel Coalition has the answers you're looking for! Just read these insightful tips to ensure your marriage is a successful testament to the power of Christ, and not your own personal desires! 1. It’s not bad to want to have sex with your significant other. It’d be another sort of worry if ...

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Joe the Plumber thinks that science changing is a bad thing

First off, never trust a man who gives you a false name. His name is not Joe, he has never been a plumber, and because he said things stupid conservative people like, he's been allowed to keep this ludicrous moniker. Like any quasi-celebrity looking for attention, he believes his limited understanding of everything gives him a shot at winning an election. What's his platform? That the Bible is good because ...

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Mother’s letter to atheist son shows the divisive power of religion

Here's a tragic example of what happens when your loved ones are ensnared in the clutches of religious dogma: My Darling Son David, You are so very special to me and have always been the love of my life. I used to think when you were little that I would die for you, and live because of you. You meant the world to me and I will always love you very much. Because of this love I always wanted you to have the h ...

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Mailbag episode this week

I've been getting quite a few requests to have another mailbag episode, so I've decided to let you guys dictate the pace of the show this week. So, if you have questions, leave them in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter. The first 20 questions will be answered, so get your's in ASAP. ...

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Tortured logic allows gay man to continue heterosexual marriage

One of the truly tragic things about Christianity is its propensity to label behaviors it arbitrarily decides are wrong as "sins". This has caused all kinds of misery for individuals with a sexual orientation different from the majority of us. Gay Christians are often haunted by the idea that their sexual attraction to someone of the same gender is putting their "souls" (another childish concept we can't se ...

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These talking points are so easy, even a 14 year old moron can say them!

The key to spreading a message is to keep it simple, stupid. The reason is simple: most minds are only interested in confirming their pre-existing belief, and if your message requires a lot of introspection or even thinking, it's just not going to make it big. This might be one of the reasons why actually educating someone's position is infinitely more difficult. Brains dislike the hard work of coming to co ...

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Louisiana moving one step closer to educational black hole

In an effort to completely erode any social progress made in the past 100 years, Louisiana, eager to outdo North Carolina and Texas in the crazy department, has decided to undermine public schools by attempting to make education entirely privatized. This serves two roles: it ensures that all education is to eventually be a for-profit industry (your health care should be a good indicator of how successful th ...

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