Why Christian Homeschooling Culture Is Not a Safe Space

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Some months ago I stated in a blog post that I was becoming increasingly convinced that Christian homeschooling culture is not a safe space for young women and girls. A reader objected in the comments section, misunderstanding I think both what I meant by "Christian homeschooling culture" and "safe space."  Regardless, reading various figures' responses to the Doug Phillips scandal, and how they discuss Lourdes Torres, Phillips' victim, has made my assessment only more firm. There's this … [Read more...]

In Which Doug Wilson Splits Hairs and Fails at Logic

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I didn't get into it when I touched on Wilson's "Gaylag Archipelago" comment last week, but Wilson's most recent post on what should be done about gay and lesbian individuals, in which he quotes from an earlier post of his own, sheds light on both the increasingly uncomfortable word dicing of those defending Leviticus and the utter lack of understanding these individuals have of their opponents. Here is the passage where Wilson directly discusses the Leviticus passage. I've highlighted the … [Read more...]

Doug Wilson’s Race Problem

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Abortion is at least as great an evil for black culture as slavery was. And with that line, Doug Wilson strikes again. There are all sorts of parallels drawn between slavery and abortion in the so-called pro-life movement, some implicit and some explicit. I've heard pro-life speakers call for a second civil war, in fact, in order to "rid the country of the evil of abortion." The problem, though, is that Wilson isn't just saying that abortion is at least a great an evil for black people as … [Read more...]

Doug Wilson on the Problem of Heaven

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Doug Wilson recently published an article addressing a student's doubts and questions about faith. I recently received a letter from a student who was struggling in his faith, and the crux of the struggle was how the love of God, as described in the Bible, could be reconciled with some of the choices of God, as described in the Bible. There are many examples of this problem, so let me pick just several representative ones. God is a loving God, and yet He is the one who commanded the … [Read more...]

Doug Wilson: Obama’s Election Is God’s Judgment

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There have been a lot of different responses by conservatives to the results of the election nearly two weeks ago. Some have advocated for "doubling down," arguing that Republican candidates weren't conservative enough and didn't talk about issues like abortion and gay marriage enough while others have argued that conservatives in general, and the Christian Right in particular, need to change their tactics and recognize that changes in voter demographics are likely to … [Read more...]

Was Slavery a Good Thing? Examining Doug Wilson

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Sometimes I see a story come up and wonder if I should weigh in. Sometimes the same story keeps coming up, passed around the blogosphere that I read. That's what happened this last week, and it's time I finally weigh in. The stories, which are both different and yet related, involve the Bible, slavery in the Old South, and the stoning of rebellious children. Today I'm going to handle slavery, and tomorrow stoning of rebellious children. Blogger JT brought up the opinions on slavery held by a … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Doug Wilson’s Rants

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Hey guess what? Sierra has a sprained wrist but it seems I somehow still managed to get her to write a post in spite of that! Doug Wilson Continues Attention-Seeking Rants Against Rachel Held Evans, Feminists Seriously, what would this guy do for a living without the feminist movement? He should be paying us all royalties for the privilege of making a living setting up and burning down straw feminists. Also, I never thought I'd see Sauron discussed in the same post as Doug Wilson...but for … [Read more...]


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