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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

On Admitting There Might Be Some Evidence for the Other Side

Note: I thought I had blogged this before, but a quick search didn’t turn anything up. Have you ever noticed how rare it is for a person to admit there might be any evidence against their position, at least (or especially) when it comes to religion? I think this should make people suspicious about whether [Read More...]

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