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Love, Joy, Feminism

Breaking: Leadership of Josh Duggar’s Treatment Center Allegedly Involved in Sex Abuse Coverup

Earlier this week Josh Duggar checked into Reformers Unanimous (RU), a Christian residential addiction treatment program in Rockford, Illinois, run by North Love Baptist Church and co-founded by the church's authoritarian Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) pastor, Paul Kingsbury. Over the past twenty-four-hours, I have spoken with numerous individuals involved with or affected by either North Love or Kingsbury. Of primary importance are allegations that Kingsbury is actively supporting an accused sex offender, Richard DeVall, who is serving as a missionary in Bolivia and is sponsored by North Love Baptist Church. If true, this would seem to disqualify Kingsbury from running a recovery program for individuals suffering from porn addiction and sex addiction, but Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches seem to run by their own rules.

Ex-Communications

Persuasion, Boundaries, and Respect in Mixed-Belief Relationships

People often tell me, “Don’t read the comments.” Very often, they’re right, but I can’t help myself. Part of the way that I progressed toward the point I’m at now was by reading the comments and making them myself. So I still read the comments, even though I sometimes regret it. Sometimes, however, the comments [Read More...]

The Graffiti Wall

Straight Outta Excuses: Where Dre’s apology falls short

– Straight Outta Compton topped over 100 million dollars this weekend. For a movie about a bunch of “underprivileged”, street-smart, gang affiliated hoods turned moguls, that ain’t bad. Part of me wants to commend these “would-be” criminal statistics for turning their stories of overcoming their environments into a celebrated triumph. If that’s all there was [Read More...]

The Secular Outpost

The Slaughter of the Canaanites – Summary of Objections

Clay Jones argues that Jehovah commanded the Israelites to slaughter the Canaanites (men, women, and children), but that this command and the obedience of the Israelites to the command was morally justified because the Canaanites deserved the death penalty for various serious crimes or sins which were violations of the laws of Jehovah (see his article “Killing the Canaanites”). [Read More...]

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