News & Links: Saturday December 8, 2012

Why Churches Are Dying from The Christian Left offers a quick explanation of how a successful church can quickly devolve into hateful behaviors that run off members – http://www.thechristianleftblog.org/1/post/2012/11/why-churches-are-dying.html

Interesting thoughts on the ‘War on Christmas’ from a pastor at the Sojourner website – http://sojo.net/blogs/2012/11/30/war-christmas-sign-minister

From Mercy Ministry Survivors – Recovery of my Christian Faith post-Mercy Ministries – http://www.mercysurvivors.com/recovery-of-my-christian-faith-post-mercy-ministries/

Vyckie Garrison spoke at Eschaton 2012 in Ottawa, Canada last week. Coverage from the Ottawa Citizen http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Ottawa+skeptics+hold+conference+question+everything/7639572/story.html

How the Amish discipline their children – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donald-kraybill/amish-children-the-spanki_b_770649.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Couple who prayed for their daughter as she died from untreated diabetes may face no jail time – http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2854524.shtml?cat=1

Frank Schaeffer talks about his journey out of being a controlling Evangelical father – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/frankschaeffer/2012/12/how-to-keep-your-mate-even-if-you-are-a-semi-evolved-recovering-evangelical-controlling-bastard/

Wonkette reviews the A Beka textbook “World History & Cultures in Christian Perspective” in their piece Fun With Christianists – http://wonkette.com/482983/fun-with-christianists-things-you-can-learn-in-a-christian-world-history-cultures-textbook-part-1

Bill Reichart of Ministry Best Practices compared people leaving a church to excrement in Top 10 Reasons People Leave Your Church.

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We offer personal, non-judgmental support along the journey of recovery. The group is a safe place to discuss and process our experiences with high-control, high-demand religious groups.

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NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 

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  • http://chroniclesofachristianheretic.blogspot.com sandra heretic

    Why do the religiously motivated child-spankers all act like corporal punishment is the only way to instill self-discipline? No one likes an undisciplined person who cannot govern temper, behavior, or words. But why is physical pain considered the only way to develop that discipline?


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