The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Palin, Turkey Basters, and Faith

-Black Republicans lash out at Sarah Palin for defending Dr. Laura’s racist tirade. [ The Daily Beast ]

-Despite public ignorance of his Christian faith, President Obama maintains close contact with a small circle of pastors. [ Washington Post ]

- Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert heads to Capitol Hill next month to lobby for a law that would give foreign-born same-sex partners of American citizens the same rights as straight couples. [ Politico ]

-Memo to Bill O’Reilly : Sperm-donor comedies do not empower women to be man-hating spinsters. [ New York Magazine ]

- Katy Perry ’s strange and wondrous journey from gospel singer to American pop tartlette. [ New York Times ]