In a second statement, Canon Press contends that they’ve run the text through plagiarism-detecting software and that the plagiarism occurred in Booth’s sections of the book, but not in Wilson’s sections. This may be the case, but Wilsons’ dissembling doesn’t give me a lot of hope that he either understands plagiarism or fully grasps the depth of the problem with the current book. And for someone with as high a profile as Wilson, that’s fairly damning. Read more

Chapter 15 of Michael Pearl’s child rearing manual, To Train Up A Child, is titled “Training in Self-Indulgence.” Let’s take a look, shall we? Read more

I have no problem at all with the Crismans cosplaying the Victorian era, but I have a very big problem with them claiming to understand the era better than historians and then presenting a version of that history that is overly rosy to the point of being ahistorical. In their version of the era, women had access to birth control and abortion, child labor and lynching aren’t worth mentioning, and women totally didn’t actually need the vote. And yet they can’t understand why so many people have reacted negatively to their writings. Read more

It’s time for another chatter thread! Read more

Hey now wait a moment. If Gwen is still his client—and if they sue CPS, she is—wouldn’t it be unethical for them to start a relationship regardless of Peter’s belief in the sinfulness of marrying a divorced woman? But then, legal ethics don’t seem to matter much to Peter. Hopefully they matter a bit more to Aaron. Read more

Hey guys! I’ve been powering through this day thinking I’m going to get time to put up the next installment of Anonymous Tip, but nope. It’s the end of the semester and that’s when academia gets crazy! So, I’m going to admit failure. Sorry! The next installment of Anonymous Tip will go up tomorrow instead. But I’m not going to leave you with nothing! It’s Friday, let’s have some fun! How would you re-caption this sexist meme? Go wild! 😀 Read more

Having read Barber and Kondoker’s remarks in concert with each other, this is what I’ve learned: If the Planned Parenthood shooter was not a “faithful” Christian, then the San Bernardino shooters were not “faithful” Muslims. I’m sorry, Barber, but you can’t have it both ways. Read more

We ought to be able to take pride in being a nation of refugees. We should strive to be a country that accepts those fleeing war or catastrophe, or simply those looking for a better life and more opportunity. After all, with the exception of Native Americans and African slaves, our ancestors were those refugees and opportunity seekers. Some days I feel like I am living an enigma. How is it that this country is both so largely built of refugees and immigrants, and at the same time so very anti-refugee and anti-immigrant? It’s like living in an walking contradiction. Read more

I recently read a rather horrific story about a teen girl held captive that brought up some serious concerns I have with the way the media covers rape. Read more

Falwell’s statements are both bigoted and wrong—and startlingly so. Read more

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