Technically, Nicole Naugler Is Not a Homeschool Mom

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Over the last few days, my social media pages have blow up with comments and articles about Joe and Nicole Naugler, an "off-grid" couple whose ten children were removed by CPS following the discovery that the family was living in tents and had inadequate heat, water, and sewage---a discovery that followed a standoff between Joe and one of the neighbors, in which Joe trespassed on a neighbor's property in order to steal water, and then, when confronted, threatened to shoot said neighbor.News a … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Duplex 16: An Open Thread

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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...]

Anonymous Tip: Meet the Foster Family

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A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael Farrispp. 66-68Okay, so you know what's interesting here? Farris portrays the foster family very positively. He says that "the transfer of Casey was tearful, but without hysterics," and explains that "the foster parents, Tom and Brenda MacArthur, were kind people who seemed to understand the trauma of all concerned." This seems to run a bit against the whole "foster care is horrific and scars children" narrative so common in anti-CPS circles. I … [Read more...]

Christian Reconstructionist Gary DeMar Compares the Gay Rights Movement to ISIS

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When I saw an article titled "The Gay Rights Movement: ISIS without Bullets?" I was intrigued. The idea was so beyond the pale I wanted to know what it was based on. The author of the piece was Gary DeMar. Wait. Gary DeMar?Yes. Gary DeMar.Gary DeMar is a Christian Reconstructionist and president of American Vision, a prominant Christian Reconstructionist organization. Christian Reconstructionists believe in implementing Old Testament law in our society today. DeMar is the coauthor of the … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk about Riots

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The discussion of the Baltimore riots has split America, with conservatives lining up to condemn the riots and liberals lining up to defend them and each side calling the other racist. African Americans, too, are often split along the same lines.For example, we see this from in the Atlantic: Now, tonight, I turn on the news and I see politicians calling for young people in Baltimore to remain peaceful and "nonviolent." These well-intended pleas strike me as the right answer to the wrong … [Read more...]

Any Time I Hear Someone Say “Traditional Marriage”

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Traditional marriage. Traditional marriage. Traditional marriage.This week Fox News published an opinion piece by Cal Thomas titled "Will we erase the boundaries that have guided humanity for generations?" In it he asked this: If human history, tradition, the Bible, the Constitution and biology are to be ignored or re-defined, on what basis do courts say "no" to anything? Of course, these same questions were on the justice's minds during last weeks' Supreme Court hearings.Justice … [Read more...]

Andrée Seu Peterson’s Appalling Column on Bisexuality

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Regular readers will know that I'm no fan of Andrée Seu Peterson, a columnist for World Magazine. In the past, I've written about her sexist discussion of taking a man's name in marriage and her dismissal of protections put in place to prevent child sexual abuse. But I have to say, this week's column really takes the cake.The title? "'B' Is for Bogus." "B" as in bisexuality.Oh yes.Someone in our Saturday morning women’s prayer group prayed for LGBT people to come to faith in Christ. F … [Read more...]


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