A Home for Benjamin and Skye: Adopted into Hell

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CTNAHM: Surprising Introspection from Michael—Sort Of

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally Posted on Yllom MormonCreated to Need a Help Meet, pp. 116---117Today we are talking about the Command Man's greatest weakness. And I have to say, I'm surprised at what Michael thinks it is. Does he handle the subject well? Does he offer feasible techniques for overcoming said weakness? Hahaha. I'll let you guess. The Command Man's Greatest WeaknessThe Command Man's greatest weakness is confidence in his hormones---in his innate nature. He trusts … [Read more...]

No, Explanations Are NOT a Problem


I have to admit, I rarely come upon things that do this much of a dance on my blood pressure. But this . . . wow. It's an article from Shepherd Press, reposted by conservative Christian actor Kirk Cameron on his blog. It is called "The Problem with Explanations." Throughout this piece, I'm going to assume that Kirk Cameron posted it on his blog because he agrees with it. Let's take a look, shall we? God has not called parents to explain but to train. Explanations often lead to frustration and … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Why I am a Radical Activist for All Things Evil


A Guest Post by Ryan StollarOriginally posted on Overturning TablesI’ve never thought of myself as a radical activist. I’ve never fought for something that I thought was “evil.” What I value most in life are compassion, love, and respect. Compassion for the abused, love for my neighbor, and respect for marginalized voices. I fight for these things, so I guess in that sense I am an activist.But somehow, over the years, I have found myself maligned by old friends, distant acquain … [Read more...]

SMM: Daughters, Fathers, and Their Enemies: Who would turn you against your father


A Guest Post by KateOriginally posted on Time to Live, FriendAnd it just gets weirder and weirder.Do you really have enemies? You do according to the Botkins. “Your father is being insulted, mocked, and guilt-manipulated by the media simply for being a man and a father” (63).And how is your father being attacked? Who are these enemies?  “There is one enemy in particular who will come up several times in this book….his name is Karl Marx. ….He was a Satanist…” (64).I tried looki … [Read more...]

You Couldn’t Possibly Have Been Homeschooled


I wrote last week about House Joint Resolution no. 92 in Virginia. This resolution would call for a study of Virginia's religious exemption, which allows parents to homeschool without being subject to the state's homeschool oversight or requirements. As written, the law requires that both parent and child have a religious objection to school attendance in order to be granted an exemption. In practice, as highlighted by a Washington Post article on formerly homeschooled student Josh Powell, it … [Read more...]

Oscar Nominated “Alone But Not Alone”: A Product of the Doug Phillips / Michael Farris Empire


Alone Yet Not Alone, based on a book about two children who were kidnapped by Native Americans during the French and Indian War, was released as a movie in 2013 by Enthuse Entertainment. It showed in select theaters for only one week. This month, to everyone's surprise, it was nominated for an Oscar. I'm not interested in talking about how it got nominated, which seems to be the focus of most articles on its surprise nomination. I'm more interested in something else, and that is the connections … [Read more...]