An Evangelical-TERF Alliance Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Evangelicals have been decrying the decline of civilization due to “radical feminism” for decades now, but when they do so they are not using the term in the same way it is used in feminist circles. Radical feminists are not extra extreme feminists. In fact, radical feminists tend to agree with evangelicals on a surprising number of things—transgender issues, pornography, and prostitution, for starters.

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The Home School Legal Defense Association’s Strange Legislative Agenda vis a vis Children with Disabilities

HSLDA has time to oppose legislation acknowledging that disabilities can make children more vulnerable to abuse—but they apparently don’t have time to craft push for legislation that might help protect children with disabilities, like those mentioned above, from being horrifically abused under the guise of homeschooling.

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You’re Not Helping, Franklin Graham

If there’s anything Franklin Graham made clear with his status update, then, it’s that allegiance to his political party comes before his allegiance to his religious faith.

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Lesbian Duplex 108: An Open Thread

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.

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Saturday Link Love: Alternative Language, Framing Black People and Refugees, and Before the EPA

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

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Donald Trump: The Most Successful President Ever?

We saw this same problem with inauguration crowd size, which the White House turned to again and again in the days following the election. It had to be the biggest crowd, the best crowd. It has to be the biggest electoral vote margin, the best victory. And it must be the most wonderful first 28 days in office, the most successful ever. How insecure must a person be to constantly insist on people recognizing them as the best person, rather than putting in the hard work to be the best person?

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Voice in the Wild: Family Dinner and Family Squabbles

In some ways this setup is no different from so many works of fiction, Christian or not. You have the well-meaning, stable, “good” parents and you have the aimless, pleasure-seeking, “wild” children. The parents are wringing their hands and wondering where they went wrong, and the children are busy sowing their wild oats (or getting ready t0). But this is a work of Christian fiction, and Rivers is about to throw Hadassah into the mix and see what happens. How will a young Christian slave girl change this family?

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No, Glenn Beck Is Not Suddenly Different

Over the past year, I’ve seen progressives post numerous articles by or about Glenn Beck, startled or surprised by how “reasonable” he sounds as he criticizes Trump. Has Glenn Beck changed? Vanity Fair certainly suggested as much when they wrote their byline for an article on his criticism of Trump. But is it true? No. Not in the least.

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Historian Kevin Kruse Takes Down Conservatives’ Betsy DeVos / Ruby Bridges Comparison

Kevin Kruse is a historian of the twentieth century U.S. at Princeton. He literally wrote the book on white flight. Actually, if you’re interested, I highly recommend reading his book. I read it several years ago, and was both fascinated and horrified by what I learned. All of this is to say that Kruse is highly qualified to address the issue at hand—and I am very glad that he did.

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About Those “Millennials Are the Worst Drivers” Articles

Part of me wonders if everyone is running this story with the Millennial label in the headline because ‘Young drivers engage in more risky behavior than other drivers’ is so obviously to be expected (and so clearly longstanding—when has that not been the case?) that it’s almost not news. But if you can tout the latest study stating the obvious while bashing Millennials? Well, that sells.

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