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Netanyahu heads to Rome for first talks with Pope Francis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Rome on Sunday for a two-day official visit during which he will meet Pope Francis for the first time. The Israeli leader took off around midday accompanied by six of his ministers, including his newly reappointed Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, public radio said.…

Nope, that’s full blown misogyny

You know, I want to believe the Catholic church defenders when they say that it’s not about misogyny. I want to believe them when they say the priesthood excludes women because of tradition. I want to believe them when they say that the bans on contraception are about marriage and…

Just ’cause Jesus is involved doesn’t make it not rape culture

I feel like Captain Obvious pointing this out, but there’s so much confusion and defensiveness about religion and patriarchy out there, I’m going to have to say it: That there’s a bunch of rapist priests in the Catholic church and the Pope was involved in the cover-up should not be…

Patrick Kennedy refused communion; 90-year-old grandmother stops donating to Catholic Church

It was just revealed in a NYT report that in 2007, Rep. Patrick Kennedy was told to stop receiving Communion by a Rhode Island bishop because of the congressman’s public stance on “moral issues.” Bishop Thomas Tobin divulged details of his confidential exchange with Kennedy after the Democratic lawmaker told…

More video: Do condoms work?

One of the ongoing struggles we’re having with the religious right is over their willingness to lie about the efficacy of condoms. The lie that condoms don’t work is everywhere—promoted by the Catholic Church, embedded in the public school abstinence-only programs, being promoted under the guise of HIV prevention with…

Bill Donohue opens his foul trap on The Mike Signorile Show

Give them enough rope and they hang themselves. The apologist for the homophobia and the predatory priests of the Catholic Church goes on The Mike Signorile Show to discuss his demand to the DNCC to drop Bitch PhD and Towleroad from the list of the credentialed blogs…listen to Bill refer…

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