Doug Wilson’s Pedophile Problem: The Root of the Issue


I posted yesterday about Steven Sitler, a convicted serial pedophile who attends Doug Wilson's Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and is back in court over concerns about the safety of his infant son. My post was long, and quoted at length from a number of sources. When readers pointed out that the court's finding that “(Sitler) has had contact with his child that resulted in actual sexual stimulation" likely referred to Sitler being sexually aroused by his son rather than to him molesting his son, … [Read more...]

Doug Wilson’s Pedophile Problem: Sex Offender For Whom Wilson Begged Leniency Back in Court with Infant Son


[Update: There is some disagreement over whether Steven Silter molested his baby or became sexually aroused by his baby. Regardless, the judge found has found it necessary to remove Sitler's wife from serving as a chaperone due to her failure to report "report disclosures" to the court. I have edited my post slightly to reflect the language used by the court.]I am really really really not happy to be writing this post. As in, seriously not happy. I've mentioned before that several years back … [Read more...]

Lesbian Duplex 31: 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. 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: Peter Makes His Move


A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael Farrispp. 115-117I'm so sorry that we've had a bit of an Anonymous Tip hiatus lately. This was not planned and is largely because my blogging energies have ended up spent on other things and then I am just completely out of time, because there's this thing called my day job. And kids. And yeah. So anyway, our regular Friday installments will pick back up next week, but this week you get a Saturday installment. Enjoy!Remember that we left … [Read more...]

A Case for Calling the Duggars ATI Rather Than Quiverfull


I wrote recently about some of the many definitional issues surrounding the term "quiverfull." If you have not already read that post, you can do so here. But in this post I want to go farther and argue that we need to be calling the Duggars ATI, not quiverfull, because their primary identification is with Bill Gothard's Advanced Training Institute and their quiverfull beliefs stem from that organization. More generally, I would argue that accuracy demands that we be clear about what leaders and … [Read more...]

We Need to Be Able to Call Out Kim Davis’ Bigotry without Slut-Shaming or Hillbilly-Shaming

Kim Davis

By now you've probably all heard of Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that her religious beliefs prevent her from doing so. Critics are calling attention to the fact that Davis was married four times as evidence of hypocrisy. But what I want to call attention to is a slightly different issue.Earlier today, fellow blogger Matthew Facciani called attention to the ways some of Davis' detractors have … [Read more...]

Guess What This Boston Magazine Article about a Harvard-Bound Homeschool Grad Neglected to Mention?


The September 2015 cover of Boston Magazine features a smiling young woman wearing a Harvard University sweater with the caption "Homeschool got me into Harvard" in front of her. As a homeschool graduate myself, this cover caught my eye. As I looked at it, I puzzled over its intent. Homeschool graduates have been attending Harvard for decades now, so it's not exactly news that a homeschooler was admitted. Yet homeschool graduates make up far less than 1% of the students at Harvard, despite the … [Read more...]