Yeah, this is pretty awful. I was previously displeased about the pop-up video that used to come up with every click, but now there are these super-religious advertisements on the side that make me want to puke, as well as a different pop-up at the bottom and an advertisement at the top. I don't mind advertisements at all, but the content should be verified (I also don't like pop-up advertisements that cover the content on the screen that even when you 'x' out, just come up again with your next click...but that is a slightly different topic than what you are referring to).
I just want to emphasize that this isn't a knock against byennie - it's not like I think he is sitting here thinking, "Yeah, this is gonna be cool. People will love these." I really appreciate the work that has gone into the site to keep it going, but do agree with the OP.