Worthwhile Reads: Kirk Cameron, Monumental, and Dominionism

"Monumental" Lies - Kirk Cameron Visits David Barton - Chris Rodda skillfully debunks the "history" presented in Kirk Cameron's latest film, Monumental, which discusses America's supposedly Christian founding and the nation's subsequent straying from this foundation.A Monumentally Different Kirk Cameron - The ever-insightful Julie Ingersoll reveals that Monumental represents Cameron's transition from mainstream evangelical premillenialism to the Christian reconstructionism of Rushdoony and Do … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Section Complete

I’ve just completed the section under another tab — homeschooling. You can view this section either by clicking the tab itself (“Homeschooling,” in the middle of the tabs immediately below the header) or by clicking here.As you will see, the section offers a basic summary of homeschooling and the Christian homeschool movement in particular, followed by pages containing key posts and resources (websites, books, and articles).Please let me know if there is anything you think should be added … [Read more...]

Of pregnancy and parasites: My body is mine!

As most of you know, I am currently pregnant. I'm very pleased to be pregnant. The pregnancy was planned and intended from the get-go. There's just one little thing.I don't like sharing my body!When you're pregnant, your body is invaded by what is for all intents and purposes a parasite. Here, I'll define parasite for you: An organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense. And so, as you can see, I am currently … [Read more...]

What’s coming up

I have three upcoming series in the works at the moment, one on dealing with difficult relationships (inspired by my posts on coming out as an atheist), one on how I became pro-choice (which will include thoughts on how to change others' minds on the topic), and one on emotional incest (inspired by my own experiences and by the Botkins of Vision Forum fame).In addition to these series, I also have several Dear Libby questions to answer and I will continue to post Worthwhile Reads and posts … [Read more...]

Christian Patriarchy / Quiverfull Section Completed

As I mentioned, I want to use my tabs to provide overviews and resources on the various subjects I address. Along those lines, I've just completed the section under my first tab --- the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. You can view this section either by clicking the tab itself ("Christian Patriarchy," the second tab immediately below the header) or by clicking here.As you will see, the section offers a basic summary of the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, … [Read more...]

Vision Forum, the Titanic, and “Honor and Protection”

Doug Phillips of Vision Forum has just announced details for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to be held this coming April in Branson, Missouri. He's calling it an "International Centennial Event," and if you click the link you'll see the huge poster he's using to advertise the event.Now you may be wondering, what is there to celebrate about the Titanic? The ship sunk and over a thousand lives were lost, after all! Never fear, Phillips has an answer: Next … [Read more...]

The “Homosexual Agenda”

I was (probably unwisely) perusing the conservative Catholic blogosphere, and it has started to get to me. I've read numerous blogs talking about the "homosexual agenda" that is taking over the country and oppressing everyone else. I remember being taught this growing up, to the exact minutia. Reading about it now, though, it makes me angry.You know what the "homosexual agenda" is? Gay people want to be able to live their lives without threat, hold jobs without fear of being fired for their … [Read more...]