Several months ago, while reading articles about the refugee crisis, I came upon a video from Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian aid organization working in Greece to help Syrian refugees off of their rafts as they land. I was especially struck by some lines near the end of the video. Start at the 5:10 marker. Read more

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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. Child Advocacy The Trouble with American Views of Female Genital Cutting, by Sociological Images Statement Regarding Adrian Jones, by the Coalition for Responsible Home Education Jonathan and Alison Schumm Abuse Case Raises Questions, by Homeschoolers Anonymous Politics & Activism There Is Space… Read more

Today we return to Donna, who is (not surprisingly) summoned to her boss’s office. Because we initially only knew Gerald Blackburn as Blackburn—because Farris wanted to hide his first name for us so that he could use it during his covert meeting with Dr. McGuire without us knowing who he was talking about initially—we’re going to keep calling him that. Read more

The next time someone tells you that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts, shrug and tell them that hospitals sell body parts too. I’d love to hear the reaction you get! Read more

So, who wants to talk about Jessica Jones? Read more

In a second statement, Canon Press contends that they’ve run the text through plagiarism-detecting software and that the plagiarism occurred in Booth’s sections of the book, but not in Wilson’s sections. This may be the case, but Wilsons’ dissembling doesn’t give me a lot of hope that he either understands plagiarism or fully grasps the depth of the problem with the current book. And for someone with as high a profile as Wilson, that’s fairly damning. Read more

Chapter 15 of Michael Pearl’s child rearing manual, To Train Up A Child, is titled “Training in Self-Indulgence.” Let’s take a look, shall we? Read more

I have no problem at all with the Crismans cosplaying the Victorian era, but I have a very big problem with them claiming to understand the era better than historians and then presenting a version of that history that is overly rosy to the point of being ahistorical. In their version of the era, women had access to birth control and abortion, child labor and lynching aren’t worth mentioning, and women totally didn’t actually need the vote. And yet they can’t understand why so many people have reacted negatively to their writings. Read more

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