Tuesday night, TVLand’s normally apolitical sitcom Teachers joined the ranks of TV shows ridiculing religious people. In the episode, “Of Lice and Men,” public school teacher Mary Louise (Katie O’Brien) walks in on her pastor masturbating to a picture of her boyfriend.
Abortions are safe for everyone, according to one Salon writer. Except for the unborn baby, that is. According to Amanda Marcotte, a politics writer for Salon, abortions are even safer than “carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term.” On Friday, she argued that “for decades” Americans have been subject to misinformation that “paint[s] abortion as some kind of dangerous and gruesome medical intervention” that is “born out of desperation.”
Stranger Things star and Hollywood It Girl Millie Bobby Brown recently deleted her Twitter account after being made the subject of satirical homophobic memes.
Elton John has been contributing to the social media censorship debate, urging social media companies to further crackdown on hate-speech. If they don’t wise up, the legendary singer is calling for a boycott.
We’ve, sadly, not come a long way, baby! In Thursday’s premiere of Paramount Network’s American Woman, “Liberation,” we got a glimpse of how the script was flipped on the topic of abortion back in the disco decade.
TBS Full Frontal host and comedian Samantha Bee has been feeling the heat since her crass May 30 declaration that Ivanka Trump was a “feckless c**t” who should seduce her father to change immigration policy. But during what started out on Wednesday night sounding like a sincere apology, Bee appeared to shift the blame for the firestorm onto the media. And suggested they preferred to focus on her insult instead of the message she was trying to convey about immigration.
Christian baker Jack Phillips scored a major victory for religious freedom advocates on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission discriminated against his religious beliefs. But there were some like CBS’s Stephan Colbert, who declared on The Late Show that night, that it was “a bad day for gay rights in America and also for cake rights.”
Pride Parades are way too mild and really should step up their game. Pride parades are too “mainstreaming?” Lea DeLaria, a comedian and star of Orange is the New Black recently said so in an interview with Huffington Post. If you’ve ever been to or seen photos of a pride parade the sight is a truly frightening one; half naked guys in jockstraps and men walking around in drag.
Here’s a newsflash for conservatives: Scientists in Australia have completed a recent study showing that people with an anti-gay bias tend to exist at the lower end of the intelligence spectrum. In other words, if you’re not down with gay and everything that goes with it, not only are you less open-minded, but you’re a big dum-dum too.
Women aren’t having kids because of the president – according to one “motherhood clarity” therapist. On May 31, The Washington Post weighed in on the “child-free life” and “Why so many American women are deciding not to have kids.” Inside the piece, columnist Petula Dvorak outlined multiple reasons, including President Trump.
Better late than never? CBS This Morning on Tuesday awoke to the idea that, when it came to sexual abuse, Bill Clinton might be “remembered as a man who abused his power.” The morning show hosts highlighted Bill Clinton’s train wreck book tour where the former President insisted he didn’t owe Monica Lewinsky an apology.
The highest court in the land sided with Phillips because the Colorado Civil Rights Commission subjected him to what could be argued was anti-religious bigotry. But despite the historic nature of the ruling, broadcast network news outlets ABC and NBC were more relieved that the ruling had a “limited” scope and seemingly only applied to this one case.