Lucien's alleged listing on RentBoy.com; click to enlarge.

Love the Sin, Not the Sinner

Maybe one of you heterosexual married Buddha-killers wants to adopt George Alan Rekers’ son. Rekers, co-founder with James Dobson of the Family Research Council and current board member of NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality), long ago came to the professional conclusion, “based on research and logic,” that “homosexually-behaving adults should not…


Sex and Being Seen

Robert Wright (whom I recently interviewed in these pages) has an online essay at The New York Times today about what the world’s newfound Internetedness means for sexual infidelity. Some of the great sex scandals of the past year, including those of Tiger Woods and Mark Sanford, have been fueled by the discovery of emailed…

"Adam and Eve - (almost anatomically correct!) bar tools set" by EraPhernalia Vintage (here . . . every now & then) via Flickr

Adam’s Family Jewels

Keep that Bible out of reach of children.

"Judah and the Prostitute," from The Brick Testament.

Bible Family Values—in Pictures!

Tibor Krausz’s article today, “Adam’s Family Jewels,” has gotten a good number of readers riled up. Bob R. of Grand Rapids wrote: Hello, I enjoyed your article.  I’m a Graduate of Wheaton College’s Ancient Languages program, a former fundamentalist, whose immersion in these stories caused him to relinquish any pretense to literalism, inerrancy, or even…


Hot One-Flesh Union with Robby George

George argues that only vaginal intercourse—“procreative-type” sex acts, as George puts it—can consummate this “multilevel” mind-body union. Only in reproduction, unlike digestion, circulation, respiration or any other bodily function, do two individuals perform a single function and thus become, in effect, “one organism.” … Unloving sex between married partners does not perform the same multilevel…

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Mormon Make Out

This needs no introduction, except to say press play, go do something for thirty seconds, and then return to quiver in the mixture of mirth and horror.

Photo by the author.

Blessings & Booty

She would love to be a saint, but she can’t seem to stop herself.

Believer Beware

Cowboy for Christ

From Believer, Beware: Gender-bending love at Christian camp.

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A Little Somethin’ Somethin’

Sex. Drugs. (God. Death.) There’s something about the saying of “something” that goes beyond mere euphemism. Today, KtB editor Alex Rose, after diligent research, gets into the nitty gritty of  the “something” exchanged between the sheets and into the bloodstreams of broken bodies in “Safe to Say” on Obit, the online magazine on life, death…

"between the sheets" by ***j9*** via Flickr


From Essential Stories: What is the essence of being?

Hojo-san & Myo-e by Tenku via Flickr

Zen and the Art of Hostessing

After all, Buddhist monks are men too.

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“I Only Desire”: Poet Monks

Running into a monk at a hostess bar in Kyoto was as jarring to me as bumping into a rowdy rabbi or Baptist minister at a strip club.  Though all may marry, there is still something incongruous when holy men revel at establishments where women are the entertainment.  But maybe I shouldn’t have been so…



An illicit afternoon hike on a sunny day. What could go wrong? A short story from KtB’s new contributing editor.

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Counting Sins

JoAnn Wypijewski distills in one sentence what has been bothering me about the liberal response to Mark Sanford’s love troubles: “Christians thunder; liberals sneer, but it amounts to the same thing, counting sins.” Read the rest of JoAnn’s Nation column, “Carnal Knowledge,” for the most thoughtful response to the whole affair and what it reveals…

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Give Us Food. Give Us Sex.

Hunger and Kamasutra are lonely. These are the sections where KtB has published pieces on the way that food & drink, and sex & love, have made believers and heretics of us all. Here is where you can read Bible Porn and Buddherotica, get recipes for Suraj’s Daal and ciacolatto. In the stuff we place…

Adam and Eve

Naked and Guilty

Young Christians encounter sex, violence, and the eros of evangelicalism in a Texas hell house.

Young Lovers

Where’s the Love?

Indian canoodling couples face the wrath of the Sri Ram Sene.

Photo by Andrew Boyd

Testing the Vows of Celibacy

Scenes from a spiritual bootcamp.