Guest Post: You Can Call Me Rita: Coming Out Lesbian to My Evangelical Parents

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~ A Guest Post by Rita ~My first bachelor's degree is in elementary education from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Taylor is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college that consistently is ranked #1 in its category by US News and World Report and happens to expel students for things like consuming tobacco and alcohol, premarital sex, and homosexuality. During my four years on campus I was nearly oblivious to the fact I am a sexual being, much less a lesbian. My sexual awakening … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Am Not Planning on Being a Stay-at-Home Mom (part II)

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Originally posted at I Turn and BurnRead part I here In my last post, I left off talking about the decision I made during high school not to have children, even though I knew my decision would be frowned upon by others in my Christian community. When I was in high school, I believed that public school damaged children in irreversible ways. I imagined students having sex and performing drug deals right there in the classrooms with the teachers there, condoning their behavior. I imagined … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Am Not Planning on Being a Stay-at-Home Mom (part I)

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Originally posted on I Turn and Burn I was never planning on being a stay at home mom. When I was a kid, the thing I wanted to be when I grow up changed almost daily and there were so many possibilities, so many dreams that I had and I always just assumed that I would become everything. When my gymnastics coaches were mean to me, I would think “when I’m a gymnastics coach, I’m not going to act like that.” When I had to sit in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, I would think “when I’m a doc … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Many Valuable Lessons I Learned at ATI

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A guest post by LauraOriginally posted on Homeschoolers' AnonymousThe 14 years I spent as a student in Bill Gothard's ATI taught me many valuable lessons for my life. Here are some of the highlights:* Parents are always right.* Men are always right. Therefore, your father is double-right.* Getting out from under the “umbrella of authority” means you will have many problems, including being raped. (Not sure what the warning is for boys who get out from under their umbrellas. I’ … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Guest Post: Covenant College Censored My Alumni Update

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A Guest Post by KathrynOriginally posted on The Life and Opinions of Kathryn Elizabeth, Person He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?-Micah 6:8, KJV When I was asked at the start of last spring semester whether I would be interested in assisting on research for an amicus brief in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases set to be argued before the Supreme Court later that spring, I jumped a … [Read more...]

Guest Post: I Don’t Care if You Call Yourself a Feminist, pt. 2

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A Guest Post by Sarah MoonOriginally posted on Sarah Over the MoonIn my last post, I started talking about the trend, particularly in privileged feminism, to pressure people into identifying as feminists. They will say things like “if you think women are human beings, then you ARE a feminist! End of story.” or “You don’t identify as a feminist? Don’t you think women are human? What’s wrong with you?”Yesterday, I told you that I’m not comfortable with this rhetoric because feminism isn … [Read more...]


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