Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Kiss After Church with Son Jack Nearby

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are officially a couple — a churchgoing one at that — but they won’t really show it until they’re out of God’s purview. The recently-single Hollywood stud was spotted on another date with Arnold and Maria’s…


Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Kiss After Church with Son Jack Nearby

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are officially a couple — a churchgoing one at that — but they won’t really show it until they’re out of God’s purview. The recently-single Hollywood stud was spotted on another date with Arnold and Maria’s…


Justin Bieber: Using Church Dates to Convince Hailey Baldwin to Stay?

As we are all very aware, Hailey Baldwin has been enjoying Selena Gomez’s sloppy seconds, by which we mean that she is dating Justin Bieber. Again.

This recently rekindled power couple has taken their PDA tour to the West Coast … and to church.

Is Justin repeating the same tactics he used with Selena to get Hailey to stay this time?

Even though Justin Bieber is no longer the sexual-awakening-inducing heartthrob that he once was, he’s still doing very well for himself.

He and Hailey Baldwin dated back in 2016 and now they’re dating again, and Hailey is, if anything, more gorgeous now than she was then.

These two have been rekindling things and while TMZ supplied proof that they’re back together, they’ve been seen together much more than that.

For one thing, one Twitter user’s clueless dad ended up hot-tubbing with the couple without realizing it.

A Twitter user named Jaycie writes: “My dad was hot-tubbing with Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin this weekend and had no clue until he came home and showed me his pictures… #justdadthings”

Obviously, her dad wasn’t as clueless as she makes him out to be — since he had enough of a sense to snap a photo, right?

It’s understandable that someone older wouldn’t recognize Justin.

His body is covered in 100 hours worth of tattoos.

He’s also sporting one of the worst mustaches that we’ve ever seen (all tea, no shade!).

He had a similar look when he and used his Instagram stories to make his rekindled relationship with Hailey Instagram-official.

Take a look:

Creepy facial hair choices aside … (though seriously, he’s rich, and could just get laser hair removal if he finds shaving to be such a pain) … Justin and Hailey do more together than have hot hot sex.

They’ve taken their PDA to church.

Well, they’re attending church services together.

The images below are blurry because, well, that’s the reality when you’re relying upon random video from people in houses of worship that can seat thousands.

But Justin and Hailey get a front-row seat to sermons. Because of course they do.

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This is actually part of a pattern with the Biebs.

Remember, before he and Selena were officially dating again, they were doing three things:

One, they were talking, after Justin begged her mother to put him in touch with her.

Two, they were riding bikes together. We don’t know at which exact point that transitioned into riding each other again.

Three, Justin and Selena were attending Hillsong Church services together.

That third one, many believe, added a religious element to their relationship that may have encouraged that they get back together.

Religious pressures may have even encouraged them to keep trying to make it work longer than they otherwise would have.

After all, Bieber believes that God wanted him to be with Selena.

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So … is Justin Bieber just trying this same tactic, but with a different ex?

Maybe … or maybe not. Not everything has to be viewed through a cynical lens.

Hailey Baldwin is a very devout Christian. Her dad is Stephen Baldwin — no offense to Hailey, who is great, but Stephen is the diehard right-wing Baldwin.

So attending church together might not be the Biebs’ version of makeout point.

Their deep and sincere faith might just be something that the two of them have in common with each other.

We’ll see how long this reunion of exes lasts.


Duggar Family Shame: Church Members Share Shocking Tales of Abuse

Anyone who’s regularly watched the family’s reality shows knows that the Duggars are a deeply religious lot.

But even the most diehard Duggar fans may not know the details of the belief system that Jim Bob and Michelle have imparted to their children.

The Duggars are Independent Baptists, but they’re also members of the Institute in Basic Life Principles and the Advanced Training Institute, both founded by controversial pastor and former personal guru of the Duggars, Bill Gothard.

Back in 2015, the Josh Duggar sex scandal shined some light on the institute’s teachings and more scandalous practices.

Not only did the organization assist Josh and his parents in evading prosecution, it also justified his misconduct with homeschooling curriculum that places the blame for sexual assault squarely on the victim.

Prior to Gothard resigning in disgrace after being accused of sexual misconduct by more than 50 former employees, he presided over the organization for decades, and – according to many former members – was directly or indirectly involved in countless acts of systemized sexual assault.

Recent revelations about the Duggars and the rise of the #MeToo movement have emboldened several alleged victims to come forward with shocking accounts of the abuse they suffered under Gothard’s watchful eye.

As reported by In Touch Weekly, an anonymous Reddit used was recently at the center of one of the sites “ask me anything” or AMA sessions.

And what she had to say about her time as a member of the IBLP-ATI is likely to shock even the most strident Duggar defenders.

“I was part of a fundamentalist Christian cult known as ATI/IBLP,” the user began.

“Recent scandals have hit the news about the cult leader Bill Gothard when over 50 women came forward with allegations that he sexually harassed them. But that’s only scratching the surface.”

“Let me tell you my scariest experience — and just keep in mind, I’m far from the only one,” she continued.

“First off, throughout my childhood, my father and sisters abused me sexually. Since the cult taught a strict familial hierarchy, with the father being top dog, then mother, then children in order of birth, as the youngest I was bottom of the totem pole.

“My father would twist Bible verses to justify rape, death threats, and more. Because ATI is a homeschool cult, it was really handy to cover up the abuse from any prying eyes.

“My home was a prison for 11 years until he died of a massive heart attack. And that’s not even the scariest experience.”

The user went on to explain how the abuse worsened as a result of her mother’s continued involvement with the IBLP.

“Fast forward two years. I’m 13, with a mother who’s frantically fixated on me being a ‘troubled child’ because 1. I dared resist my father’s advances and argue against the abuse I was suffering, gaining me the reputation of ‘rebellious,’ 2. I’m severely depressed because I’m a freaking rape victim and depression is considered sin, and 3. I asked too many questions as to WHY we believed the things we believed —you don’t ask questions, needless to say.”

She then describes being shipped off to Oklahoma without warning and enrolled in the IBLP’s “Log Cabin” program, which is designed to “retrain” resistant adolescents.

“All I know is I’m about to move to Oklahoma for a while to be fixed by ‘nice counselors’ because I’m a dirty sinner,” she writes.

“For the next two years, I am tortured, brainwashed, starved, sleep-deprived, threatened with a shotgun, punished, humiliated, interrogated, and terrorized.

“I lose 40 pounds in the first month or two. They take me off my medications (believing it is wrong to take them) cold turkey; I exhibit severe symptoms of withdrawal and they go ignored.

“I am worked grueling hours, sent on aimless hikes and marches, scrubbing floors on my hands and knees until my knuckles are cracked and bleeding from the bleach, punished with hard labor until I’m near fainting,” she adds.

“They had fun coming up with new and strange ‘punishments.’”

Through it all, the victim says, she was so brainwashed she didn’t fully realize that those who imprisoned her were engaging in the most egregious forms of abuse.

It wasn’t until years later that she began to become aware that something was deeply wrong with the religion she had been raised in.

“There really wasn’t one concrete ‘oh s–t’ moment,” she explains.

“But the first time I remember thinking ‘this is BS’ was how often people would be ‘sentenced’ to hell for the most trivial reasons. Everything from an impure thought to cursing to sleeping in late.”

Amazingly, despite the high-profile nature of their lives and the zeal with which they discuss their beliefs, the Duggars have managed to avoid commenting on their continued involvement with the IBLP-ATI.

That may prove increasingly difficult as time goes on.

Or the family’s legion of devoted fans may prove willing to continue turning a blind eye to the rampant abuse within the organization.

Watch Counting On online for a closer look at reality TV’s most controversial family.