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Type of site
Christwire is a satirical website that publishes blog-style articles intended to ridicule excesses of American Christian conservatives. Recurring topics include homosexuality, atheism, Hollywood, and other purported threats to American culture.
Like similar satirical websites, Christwire's stories have sometimes been erroneously taken at face value.
One satirical news article by "Haywood Bynum III" pronounced that "Edible Marijuana Candies Kill 9 in Colorado, 12 at Coachella." The Drug Abuse Resistance Education anti-drug organization copied the article onto their website without fact checking the satirical article.
- John Hudson (August 19, 2010). "Satirical Christian Site Hoodwinks the Huffington Post". The Atlantic Wire.
- John Hudson (February 1, 2011). "Rachel Maddow and NBC Struggle With Satire". The Atlantic Wire.
- Katla McGlynn (August 18, 2010). "9 Signs Your Husband Is GAY, According To ChristWire.org (PHOTOS)". Huffington Post.
- "Line of inquiry crosses a line". The Sydney Morning Herald. August 19, 2010.
- "Heathen TopekasNews Liberals Detest Reaganomics". ChristWire.
- "Christians Review, "Scooby Doo, The First Atheist Brainwashing Cartoon" - Topekas News". topekasnews.com.
- "Scooby Doo, The First Atheist Brainwashing Cartoon Reviewed". ChristWire.
- "The Popular Story of the Kansas City Prayer Booths Is False, But the Brilliant Artist Behind the Booth is Genuine". Friendly Atheist.
- Marijuana Cures Republican Pastor of Stupidity
- "Edible Marijuana Candies Kill 9 in Colorado, 12 at Coachella". D.A.R.E. America. Archived from the original on 4 May 2015.
- Christopher Ingraham (4 May 2015). "D.A.R.E. gets duped by anti-pot satire". Washington Post.
- Mark Oppenheimer (September 3, 2010). "A Niche of the Unreal in a World of Credulity". The New York Times (on page A13 of the September 4, 2010 New York edition)
- Michael Hirschorn (November 2010). "Truth Lies Here", The Atlantic
- Adam Pasick (September 3, 2010). "The Guys Behind Christwire, Creating Parody From 'Glenn Beck on Steroids'". New York Magazine.