The Father-Removing Gay-Procuring Child Abuse Racket

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[Trigger warning for child abuse denialism] I promised in my earlier article on Stephen Baskerville's Faith & Reason lecture that I would devote more attention to his views on child abuse. Here I am, ready to fulfill that promise! To summarize Baskerville: First, mothers are the true abusers and it is removing the father from the home that is the real cause of child abuse. Second, child protective services exists to take children from innocent heterosexual families and sell them off to … [Read more...]

Patrick Henry College’s Faith & Reason Lecture: Rape, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse Denialism

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[Trigger warning for rape, assault, and sexual harassment denialism] This past Friday, Stephen Baskerville delivered Patrick Henry College's annual (and mandatory) Faith & Reason lecture (you can read the full text here). Baskerville has been a professor of government at Patrick Henry College since 2007. Patrick Henry College, as you may remember if you are a regular reader, was founded by Michael Farris (founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association). Farris' desire was to educate a … [Read more...]

HSLDA, American Homeschooling, and the Twelve Tribes

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For anyone interested in the international influence of Christian Right and the Christian homeschool movement, the recent revelations of child abuse in the Twelve Tribes sect, or German policy toward homeschooling, all of which I touched on slightly in an article earlier this week, I have a real treat for you. Ryan Stollar has produced a gem of journalism connecting the dots and digging up links and information from the past decade or so. He has titled his piece "How American Homeschoolers … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Political Reach of Gothard

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A Guest Post by Jeri Loftland Originally posted on Heresy in the Heartland Note: Bill Gothard is the founder of the Institute for Basic Life Principles and the Advanced Training Institute and has been an influential figure in the Christian homeschooling world for decades. You can read the writings of those who were raised on his teachings and have since walked away from them at Recovering Grace. My parents were not hardcore Gothard followers, but I (Libby Anne) had friends who were heavily … [Read more...]

And You Wonder Why I See the Right as Anti-Woman . . .

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I recently spent several hours arguing about abortion. The conversation started when a man I'd known during college scoffed at the idea that Republicans are anti-woman and said "actually, it's the progressives who have the truly anti-woman position, what with their support of the abortion industry that harms so many women." I read that statement and couldn't just leave it. I explained to him that what harms women are the situations to at they find themselves in, not abortion itself, and that if … [Read more...]

On Bad Logic, Abortion, and Children’s Rights

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Blogger Connie, a homeschool mom with eight children, recently wrote a post on why she opposes regulation of homeschooling. (She says it's because she doesn't trust the government.) In that post she approvingly showcased an earlier comment on the topic that had been left by a reader: Public schools and their employees/programs are required to account and report things, and stay accountable,┬ábecause they are using public dollars and are essentially employees to public money. As such, they do … [Read more...]

How I Lost My Fear of Margaret Sanger

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Growing up in the pro-life movement, I was taught that birth control originated as an attempt to eliminate "unfit races," and that the chief instigator in this was Margaret Sanger. In my circles, Planned Parenthood carried a stigma because it was founded by that eugenicist, Margaret Sanger. Yesterday I wrote about Teddy Roosevelt and suggested that antifeminists may want to look elsewhere for an endorsement of childbearing, because Teddy's endorsement was rooted in his racist and classist … [Read more...]


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