About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.

Lesbian Duplex 122: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Tulsi Gabbard, Mothers of Iceland, and Child Marriage

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.English Club: A Story of Gang Rape, Trafficking, and a Dragon, on The Manifest-Station---"For three years all I remembered was the tea. The tea wasn’t even that good."Tulsi Gabbard Is Not Your Friend, on Jacobin Magazine---"So what is the cause of terrorism, according to Gabbard? Is … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Julia, Hadassah, and the Emotionally Abusive Men

Voice in the Wind, pp. 160-179This week Marcus visits Julia in Capua. Rivers descries the journey there---it takes him two days on horseback---and everything Marcus thinks about during that time. His business is going well, he is royally bored with Arria but she won't leave him alone, and his father is complaining about Rome and considering a move back to Ephesus. In other words, same old, same old.When Marcus arrives, Julia is delighted to see him. She had grown up some in the months … [Read more...]


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Cultures of Violence Die Hard

Last night, Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Pianoforte assaulted a reporter. According to individuals from Fox News, who were at the scene: [Jacobs] walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane … [Read more...]


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Protest Peacefully—But Not Like That!

Frankling Graham is angry that some Notre Dame graduates walked out of their commencement speech, delivered by Vice President Mike Pence. In fact, he thinks they should lose their diplomas.Text: Just rip them up! Maybe that’s what the president of University of Notre Dame should have done to the diplomas of the students who so rudely got up and walked out of commencement as the Vice President was speaking this weekend. These young people must not have been taught the meaning of respect. T … [Read more...]


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“You can’t be pro-life, but then refuse to support the girl that keeps her baby”

Check out this story about a pregnant Christian school graduate: HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A high school senior who attends a private Christian school in Maryland will not get a chance to attend her graduation ceremony because she is pregnant.The Heritage Academy in Hagerstown said Maddi Runkles violated the school's code of conduct by having premarital sex. However, Runkles and her parents are struggling to understand how their conservative Christian high school can teach and promote being pro- … [Read more...]


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What Do Atheists Do All Day?

Catholic blogger Matthew Archbold recently wrote a post titled "Atheism is the Uncoolest Choice Ever, and I Can Prove It." What struck me, in reading through his piece, is a series of specific assumptions. Take this, for instance: 4) This is an extreme Christian.This is an extreme atheist:See the difference? Mother Theresa believed that suffering and poverty were beautiful, and reportedly denied patients in her care access to pain medicines or other interventions that would have … [Read more...]


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