The Lesbian Duplex 18: 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: Dashing Peter’s Busy Afternoon

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A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 72-79You may be wondering why I didn't post my regular Friday installment of my review of Michael Farris's book, Anonymous Tip, last week. The answer, of course, is that the Duggar story broke just as the week ended, and I found I didn't have the time or energy to put into following Peter Barron through some of his initial investigative legal work. Instead, I watched in surprise as my Josh Duggar police report post garnered over two m … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar’s Lies, Damn Lies, and Half Truths

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Over and over this week I have heard bloggers and commenters and people on facebook commend Josh for apologizing and accepting responsibility for his actions. He didn't try to deny it, they say! He was forthright! He was honest!Well, no, he wasn't.Josh Duggar's apology is full of twisted half truths and blatant lies. Josh centers himself and his own life and needs and relegates his victims to the sidelines. He also lies, numerous times. Josh's apology is neither honest nor … [Read more...]

Chris Hayes and Dan Savage Cover the Duggar Scandal

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I share this video because it's some of the best news coverage of the Duggar situation I've seen outside of survivor circles. In other words, while Chris Hayes and Dan Savage do not have a background in the quiverfull homeschool world, they hit on some very important dynamics and make some truly excellent points.It's also a good summary of the situation. … [Read more...]

The Lesbian Duplex 17: 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: Good Christian Lawyer Peter

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A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael Farris pp. 68-72 Gwen is now being represented by lawyer Peter Barron in her efforts to regain custody of her four-year-old, Casey, who has been removed to foster care for one week for observation based on bogus charges of bruises invented out of thin air by social worker Donna. But what do we really know about Peter? We know that he is a born again Christian who prays before meals, and that his religious beliefs prevent him from marrying women … [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...]


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