Infertile Couple to Planned Parenthood: You’re Aborting Our Children

Via a link at Ladies Against Feminism, I came upon an article titled An Infertile Couple Experiences the Planned Parenthood Videos. Curious, I clicked through and read. The article by was a woman named Katie. Read more

Are Women Biblically Required to “Cry Out” During Rape?

Yesterday we looked at Gothard’s advice for young women in how to repel a “moral” attack (i.e., what to do if you are sexually assaulted). I want to take another look, for two reasons. First, Gothard actually misquotes the Bible, mashing verses together in such a way as to make the Bible say things it directly doesn’t. I do not understand how he can do this and yet be so revered by so many as a man who loves and… Read more

Bill Gothard Explains Road Safety (aka How Not to Get Raped)

Do you remember when that Saudi historian said that western women drive because they don’t mind getting raped? He used the danger that occurs when a woman’s car breaks down, leaving her open to sexual assault by any passerby, as a rationale for maintaining the Saudi ban on women driving. Well. Watch as this road road safety module produced by Bill Gothard’s Advanced Training Institute (a program for fundamentalist homeschoolers) takes a weird turn. Read more

Lesbian Duplex 29: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! Read more

Proponents of Marriage Generally Make Marriage Sound Horrible

Suzanne Venker is at it again, this time with a column titled Why Men Won’t Marry You. Is it just me, or do people touting marriage manage to make it seem incredibly unattractive? Venker notes that marriage rates are low, and asks why men aren’t marrying as frequently as they once were. Read more

Anonymous Tip: Serving Subpeonas to Witches

Remember Sheriff’s Deputy Wally Elrod, who delivered court papers to Gwen before Tuesday’s hearing way back when? Well, he’s back, and this time Peter sent him subpoenas to serve! Read more

Dear Jesus: A Letter on Anger and Christianity

We need to have a chat. You see, I’ve been reading the gospels and I have been struck by how angry you constantly were. Have you paused to read through your sermons before delivering them there to read for tone? This sort of anger is really unbecoming. I understand that there are injustices in the world and that you want to fight them, but this is not the proper way to go about things. Read more

That Jewish-Baker-Swastika-Cake Analogy Is Backwards

Next time you hear someone compare an evangelical baker being forced to bake a cake for a gay couple to a Jewish baker being forced to bake a swastika flag for a Nazi customer, turn the example around and whether a Nazi baker should be allowed to refuse to serve Jewish customers. You might just surprise someone and cause them a moment of reflection. Read more

Marissa Jenae Johnson: Radical Christian, Palin Supporter

This post is not about whether Johnson was right in her approach or about Johnson’s specific relation to the Black Lives Matter movement. I have been extremely busy lately and haven’t had the time to engage more than superficially with the news. I simply wanted to step in to push back against Stone’s suggestion that one’s politics in high school should permanently impugn one’s character and his positioning of Christianity as only and solely an oppressor of people of color. Read more

By Faith Alone? The Boundaries of Evangelicalism

A few weeks ago, a reader took issue with my statement that evangelicals believe that salvation is by faith alone, wondering why, if that is the case, they hold such a complicated litmus test for being a True Christian. This is an excellent question! In theory, evangelicals believe that all it takes to achieve salvation is to acknowledge that you are a sinner and accept Jesus’ gift of salvation. But there’s a big but that is rarely discussed. Read more

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