Worthwhile Reads: Vision Forum hosts conference on food

Vision Forum Hosts Conference on Food Thus, Vision Forum has managed to weave patriarchy, fear of so-called “statism”, and distrust of environmentalism into a conference on food. Their distrust of environmentalism does not surprise me, given Doug Philips’ hostility toward environmentalists and Earth Day. Still, it disappoints me because environmentalism, sustainability, and food are closely connected [Read More...]

Heritage Defense: An HSLDA for the Family

I just today found out about something called Heritage Defense. Do you remember what I wrote before about the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)? Basically, HSLDA is a form of legal insurance – you pay an annual premium and in return have any legal fees covered – for homeschool families. While HSLDA only defends [Read More...]

Jasmine Baucham, CollegePlus, and Leaving Things Out

CollegePlus is a Christian organization that guides students through the process of getting online degrees through a state college in New Jersey. You CLEP, you take online classes, and anything with a lab you take at your local community college – and the whole time you have a CollegePlus (same gender) tutor/guidance counselor helping you. [Read More...]

Raised Quiverfull: Coming under the Influence

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How did your parents first come under the influence of Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull teachings? What leaders did they follow and what publications did they receive? Joe: When I was seven, my parents divorced.  This was 1987, the sort of peak to the “ministry” of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), run by the Christian guru, [Read More...]

Doug Phillips on Evolution and Feminism

I just read the following quote by Doug Phillips of Vision Forum: Evolution says the struggle of the survival of the fittest, there are no differences between men and women, there is no charity, there is no deference, and in an evolutionary world feminism reaches its height and we see no distinctions. The result is [Read More...]

Worthwhile Reads: More on Vision Forum and Titanic

Julie Ingersoll is at it again, this time taking on Vision Forum’s Titanic 100: International Centennial Event, taking place this weekend, with her article, Biblical Patriarchy Advocates Celebrate Titanic 100th with “Women and Children First” Theme. Take a minute to compare these two quotes, the first from Vision Forum’s video on preparing what to wear to the [Read More...]

Worthwhile Reads: Monumental and Titanic

First, Julie Ingersoll examines What Kirk Cameron’s Monumental Reveals about the Subtle Influence of Reconstructionism. This is a must read. Second, with the anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking coming up, Doug Phillips is planning a centennial celebration – and arguing that the movie “Titanic” Dishonors the Sacrifice of Brave Men. This is an example of Vision [Read More...]

Emotional Incest, Part 2: The Botkins

In Part 1 I discussed the definition of emotional incest. Today I will look at teachings of leading Christian Patriarchy organization Vision Forum and its close affiliates, the Botkins, which for all intents and purposes mandate emotional incest. Vision Forum teaches that adult daughters are to stay at home until they marry. More than that, it teaches that [Read More...]

Christian Reconstructionism, Gays, and Stoning

I recently read a New York Times piece about the vigilante killing of gays in Iraq. For at least six years, gays have been bullied and harassed by security forces and beaten and killed by reactionary Islamist militias in Shiite areas of Baghdad. Ali Hili, a gay Iraqi activist who lives in London, said as [Read More...]

Vision Forum, the Titanic, and “Honor and Protection”

Doug Phillips of Vision Forum has just announced details for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to be held this coming April in Branson, Missouri. He’s calling it an “International Centennial Event,” and if you click the link you’ll see the huge poster he’s using to advertise the event. Now you [Read More...]

“Teach Them Diligently”

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This weekend is the “Teach Them Diligently Convention” in Spartansburg, South Carolina. According to the website, The Teach Them Diligently Convention was born out of a recognized need for more events celebrating the focus of Christian Homeschool Families—which is to disciple their children to glorify God. It’s not surprising that the “about” section on the website would begin with [Read More...]

Kirk Cameron supports female slavery

I keep seeing calls for Kirk Cameron to take back his homophobic comments, and articles about how awful what he said was. I’m glad for the progress all this shows is being made in the advancement of LGBTQ rights, but I would like to add something as long as we’re calling for Kirk Cameron to [Read More...]