Anonymous Tip: Donna Makes Her Case

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Anonymous Tip: A Review SeriesGail tells Donna to talk to her as though she were the judge, and to make the case, and so Donna does. Remember that this is the case Donna is presenting in order to have Casey removed, and it is intentionally false on several points. So when Donna claims to be concerned about Casey's wellbeing, we have to doubt that. Donna was not pleased to learn that Gwen spanks Casey, but spanking is legal, and spanking is not the reason Donna is trying to take Casey away. S … [Read more...]

The Tony Jones Affair: Releasing the Documents

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As of today, R.L. Stollar has released a variety of hitherto private documents on Tony Jones and Julie McMahon. As you may remember, Tony Jones is a leader within Emergent Christianity, a sort of newer, hipper, updated evangelicalism. His ex-wife, Julie McMahon, has accused him of abusing her, and while the divorce took place in 2008 and 2009 and the allegations are longstanding, they have only recently gained attention, in large part because Tony was intent on squashing them.The … [Read more...]

The Pennington Point on Adult Kids Living at Home

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I just stumbled upon a blog post Lisa Pennington wrote last August, a month before her daughter, Alecia Faith, left home. In this post, Lisa talks about how she handles having adult children living at home. Right now we have 4 adult kids living at home and 1 more graduated that’s just under the wire of official adulthood.This is a whole new level of parenting.  People say toddlers and teenagers are hard….we didn’t have big struggles with those ages.  But adults, that is a topic that needs so … [Read more...]

I Stand with Alecia Pennington

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I have spent some time reading Alecia Faith Pennington's story. First, I watched her short video, which you can see below:For those of you who didn't watch the video, Alecia explained that she doesn't have a birth certificate or social security number, and can't get either because her parents are refusing to cooperate. She further explained that without these documents she can't get a driver's license or a job, much less attend college or vote. I'd like to say I'm horrified, but I'm not, … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Parents Dismiss Alumni Voices Again

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As a homeschool alumna, I am growing increasingly frustrated with homeschooling parents. And I am very supportive of parents being able to homeschool! I would even consider homeschooling my own children should the need arise. Many of my elementary school experiences as a homeschooled student were incredibly positive. I loved the hands-on learning we did, and the freedom to take off on a field trip at any time. I loved seeing the world as my classroom. But in spite of all of this, I am starting t … [Read more...]

When Men Wax Poetic about My Womb

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I want to start out by saying that right now, I am very frustrated. Very very frustrated. Men need to stop talking about---and especially for---women until they stop and freaking listen. I wrote last weekend about some of Matt Walsh's statements about birth control, but today, I have more to say. Walsh wrote this, for example: The birth control pill is a dramatic and potentially harmful “medication” designed to “cure” a natural function of a woman’s body. It seems that men who develop and pu … [Read more...]

“Women’s Cultures” Reminds Us that the Catholic Church Is Still Out of Touch with Women

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By AhabOriginally posted on Republic of GileadAs of late, Catholic leaders have been showing their true colors regarding their attitudes toward women. For example, the 2014 Humanum conference was brimming with retrograde messages about gender complimentarity, marriage, and family. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke drew ire earlier this year when he decried the "feminized" atmosphere of the church. Now, the Catholic Church is being ridiculed for a misguided conference on women's issues at the … [Read more...]


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