“You are worthy of nothing but disdain”

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There are not many jobs that require you to stand there and take it while you are yelled at and verbally abused, but being an Planned Parenthood escort is one of them. We are under strict orders not to engage with the protesters, and we don't. Sometimes, though, that can be really, really difficult.In those moments when there are no women entering the clinic, the protesters often turn their energies toward the escorts---and that means me. (For more on what it's like to be an escort, read … [Read more...]

Imaginary Worlds from Chronicles of Narnia to Doctor Who

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When I was little, I absolutely loved the Chronicles of Narnia. My dad read the series aloud to us kids several times, and once I learned to read I read them through additional times myself. I memorized the stories and acted them out with my siblings. I always played Susan, of course.Sometimes we would go to Narnia through the pools, just like in Magician's Nephew. We made the yellow and green rings out of wire and beads, and used them to take that journey. We held onto them like they were … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Focus on the Family: Feminism is “the way of death”

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A Guest Post by Samantha[In this two-part series, Samantha offers her thoughts on a Focus on the Family radio interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Mary Kassian, authors of True Woman 101: Divine Design.]Yesterday I went over the first half of Jim Daly and John Fuller’s interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Mary Kassian over at Focus on the Family’s daily radio program. DeMoss and Kassian are promoting their new book, True Woman 101: Divine Design, an eight-week course in “biblical womanh … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Focus on the Family: “True strength . . . submits”

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A Guest Post by Samantha[In this two-part series, Samantha offers her thoughts on a Focus on the Family radio interview with Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Mary Kassian, authors of True Woman 101: Divine Design.]Tuesday and Wednesday (March 5 and March 6), Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly and John Fuller hosted Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Mary Kassian on their daily radio show. DeMoss and Kassian are currently promoting their new eight-week Bible study: True Woman 101: Divine Design. The jacket mat … [Read more...]

A Difference in Perspective

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There are a lot of things that the protesters at the Planned Parenthood clinic yell at the women walking in. One of the things is this: Money is not an issue! If you need money, come to us and we will help you afford to keep your baby! Every time I hear the protesters yell this, I am reminded of a post by Carl Freiburger of Life Action News, of my response to that post, and of his response to my response. In his first post, Freiburger responded to my assertion that if pro-lifers really care … [Read more...]

I Am One Lucky Atheist: On Location and Belief

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I am a graduate student in a humanities field, living in a progressive college town. Because of this, not believing in God doesn't cause me any trouble at all in my day to day life. No one cares. No really, no one cares. The people I interact with on a day-to-day basis are atheist, agnostic, "spiritual," or, less commonly, some form of progressive Christian.There are the mothers of Sally's daycare friends that I've gotten to know: One is lapsed Catholic who is now agnostic, another is a … [Read more...]

Homeschool Reflection: Escaping Bullying

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A Guest Post by Katherine I was homeschooled in a Christian home from 8th grade on because I was mercilessly teased in 7th grade (tortured is probably not too harsh a word to use on the subject.) It was that period of time where I was just beginning puberty and I was having all kinds of issues with my sexual orientation and gender identity so I'm not really going to get too much into it suffice to serve as backdrop.My mother homeschooled my sister and I largely because of this, and while … [Read more...]


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