Religion

Santorum sorta kinda clarifies his remarks on Obama's "phony theology"

Santorum sorta kinda clarifies his remarks on Obama's "phony theology"

Even though Rick Santorum's new front-runner status essentially marks him as the Zack Morris of the GOP (I think it's the baby…
Catholic League: "Is Nicki Minaj possessed?"

Catholic League: "Is Nicki Minaj possessed?"

During last night's Grammy telecast (at which, I believe, Adele won every single award, including Best Rap Album), Nicki Minaj debuted…
<em>The Simpsons</em> toys join Barbie dolls, booze, women's rights in being banned in Iran

The Simpsons toys join Barbie dolls, booze, women's rights in being banned in Iran

  Iran has jumped ahead of North Korea in the silliest-totalitarian-regime competition with an absurd new policy banning toys based on…
Catholic Church thinks federal birth control mandate is totally uncool

Catholic Church thinks federal birth control mandate is totally uncool

In a move that will surprise a grand total of zero persons, the Catholic Church is protesting a new White House mandate requiring employers to…
Kim Kardashian wants to Christ up your life

Kim Kardashian wants to Christ up your life

Watch out, Jesus Christ; you're about to get discussed and dissected by our new lord and savior. Recently, via Twitter, Kim Kardashian…
The religious right think the new <em>Star Wars</em> game is way too gay

The religious right think the new Star Wars game is way too gay

The recently released MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic may soon allow for same-sex relationships in its fictional universe. So naturally…
Jay Leno joke sparks diplomatic trouble with India

Jay Leno joke sparks diplomatic trouble with India

Count this as a big score for Team Coco: Jay Leno has courted the wrath of the country of India for a joke he made at Mitt Romney's expense…
Angry mother accuses church of discriminating against son with Down syndrome

Angry mother accuses church of discriminating against son with Down syndrome

In a controversial case out of England, the parents of seven-year-old Down Syndrome patient Denum Ellarby have accused the Catholic Church of…
Iran outlaws Barbies, may have the right idea

Iran outlaws Barbies, may have the right idea

It's no secret that Iran and the Euro-flavored blob collectively referred to as "the West" aren't the best of friends. But now…
Rick Perry drops out of the race, endorses Gingrich

Rick Perry drops out of the race, endorses Gingrich

You know it's gonna be a great day when the top headline on HuffPo is "Rick Rolled:" after finishing fifth in Iowa and last in New…
London School of Economics students get into fight over "Nazi-themed" drinking game

London School of Economics students get into fight over "Nazi-themed" drinking game

A very wise woman/former cocaine addict once said that she believed the children were our future; if we teach them well, we can let them lead the…
Gay marriage is a threat to "humanity itself," according to the Pope

Gay marriage is a threat to "humanity itself," according to the Pope

In his outlandishly named "State of the World" address this week, Pope Benedict XVI came out swinging against gay marriage, slamming it…
The Vatican writes biographies of its cardinals using Wikipedia

The Vatican writes biographies of its cardinals using Wikipedia

There's no denying Wikipedia is a go-to source for most people's research, but Vatican just published a series of biographies of…
Texas pastor plans 24-hour church rooftop bed-in to promote Christian sex

Texas pastor plans 24-hour church rooftop bed-in to promote Christian sex

As part of a promotion for their new book out Tuesday, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, Ed and Lisa Young, founders of…
Katy Perry's dad rants about Jews, daughter's money during sermon

Katy Perry's dad rants about Jews, daughter's money during sermon

Although Katy Perry's transition from gospel-singing good girl to Lifesavers-breasted pop siren is well-documented, Perry's dad…
Pat Robertson says God told him who the next president will be

Pat Robertson says God told him who the next president will be

Christian evangelical leader Pat Robertson has a secret for you guys: he totally knows who the next president is gonna be. On the Christian…
John Lennon fans not happy with Cee Lo Green's "Imagine" rewrite

John Lennon fans not happy with Cee Lo Green's "Imagine" rewrite

Last night, the ever-audacious Cee Lo Green decided to tweak the lyrics of John Lennon's "Imagine" during his NYE performance of…
Israelis protest ultra-Orthodox group for harassing eight-year old girl

Israelis protest ultra-Orthodox group for harassing eight-year old girl

Naama Margolese (above), an American-born Israeli girl, sparked a nationwide controversy in Israel after it was reported that the eight-year…
Tennessee school bans any mention of homosexuality among student body

Tennessee school bans any mention of homosexuality among student body

Next, on an upcoming special holiday presentation of "It's a Homophobe's Christmas Miracle, Charlie Brown!": A Tennessee…
Conan celebrates Hanukkah by lighting human-centipede menorah

Conan celebrates Hanukkah by lighting human-centipede menorah

Happy first night of Hanukkah, Nerve readers of Semitic descent! How did you celebrate? Perhaps you whipped up some delicious latkes and spun a…