Sexually Irrelevant

October 19, 2014

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Nobody wants to be irrelevant.  Not your spouse, not your kids, not even Al Queda--certainly not your neighborhood church.  Hoping to sidestep irrelevancy and the inevitable decline to extinction, Pope Francis has repeatedly led believers to consider the relationship between dogma and human sexuality.  For the last two weeks the Vatican has hosted a synod on "family matters," code for contraception, gays, marriage and divorce--a sexual lollapalozza of clergy rifting on humanity's bedroom activities.  From the early days of the synod at Vatican City: "Pope Francis urged bishops...to speak their minds without fear...at the start of a two-week meeting aimed at making the church’s teaching on family matters relevant to today’s Catholics.  Francis told bishops they shouldn’t even be afraid of showing him disrespect, saying he wants a frank debate that shouldn’t be tempered by fears that some issues are too taboo to even be discussed.... The run-up to the meeting has been marked by mudslinging ...over issues such as whether Catholics who divorce and remarry without an annulment can receive Communion. Church teaching says such Catholics are living in sin and cannot receive the sacraments. While insisting he is a 'son of the church,' Francis has said the...

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Who’s the Baby Now?

October 9, 2014

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If you are the sort of sexual futurist who is easily offended by four-letter words you might want to just stop here and pray to your god for strength before proceeding because we're reprinting a letter from someone who responded to a recent article.  The writer is typical of many Internet trolls in that his motivation is to harm, his comments lack insight and the whole of it is a bit wet.  Not even annoying really.  OK, now that you've been warned, here it is: OhFuckYou says: this site is typical of america: arrogant, self-absorbed and self-serving with little regard for differences of viewpoint. while claiming to be progressive and advancing the awareness of sexuality it is instead narrowing and restricting viewpoints it disagrees with. just like the feminazis and the militant homosexual groups. you can all fuck off. moronic dipshits. Many of us who like to use the part of the brain that does the thinking have some experience with bullies.  Thinking back we can recall the name-calling, the vulgar putdowns, the irrationality of the hatred--remember?  The goal of that behavior was simply to control the victims and help the bully feel better about his world through his...

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Penis Homes?

September 27, 2014

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If you haven't heard about Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll (at left, defining what the command "Love one another" really means) it is definitely time to come out of the media-proof bunker where you've been living.  From The Independent: An Evangelical mega church is closing branches after comments made by its founder Mark Driscoll where he referred to women as “penis homes” were unearthed by a blogger. From Salon.com we learn how to tell if a woman is really and truly repentant for offending her husband: ...Driscoll has made a spectacle of himself over the years with his anti-LGBT, anti-woman remarks, many of which he has espoused as key elements of his theology. Preaching theological “complementarianism,” in which women are considered men’s followers and subordinates, Driscoll has expressed a belief that women should always be submissive. According to one report, the pastor once instructed a female congregant to get on her knees and apologize to her husband for failing to bend to his will, then give him a blow job. NY Daily News goes on to quote Driscoll's alleged blog: "The first thing to know about your penis is, that despite the way it may seem,...

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