Saturday News Links: August 10, 2013

 

A ministry in California is claiming that Beyonce and Jay-Z are secretly trying to promote Satanism – http://deadstate.org/video-califonia-evangelical-christian-group-claims-beyonce-and-jay-z-are-secret-satanists/

Posted before but it’s worth a second read: Alter Net with Religious Trauma Syndrome – http://www.alternet.org/belief/religious-trauma-syndrome-how-some-organized-religion-leads-mental-health-problems

Not specifically region or Quiverfull related. What happens when sexism and purity/rape culture flourish unchecked? A thirteen year old rape victim gets called a ‘sexual predator’ – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/judge-calls-victim-13-a-sexual-predator-outcry-as-man-walks-free-after-admitting-sex-with-girl-8748494.html

The Kentucky chapter of American Family Association wants to be allowed to insert prayers in the guise of ‘positive messages’ into public school assemblies claiming it will do things like boost student test scores or even lower AIDs infection rates. – https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/prayer-panacea-ky-group-says-inspirational-messages-in-public-schools-will

Ken Ham of Answers In Genesis is now claiming that scientists are using dinosaurs, or as he frames it, the dinosaur hoax, to deceive children away from believing – http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/06/right-wing-group-finds-surprising-science-truth-in-flintstones-cartoon/

Uhhh, ‘Jesus’ wants you to sell your clothes and buy a gun? – http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/07/former-navy-chaplain-jesus-wants-you-to-sell-your-clothes-and-buy-a-gun/

The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia. Sexual abuse, rape and incest run rampant in a Mennonite compound – http://www.vice.com/read/the-ghost-rapes-of-bolivia-000300-v20n8

Pennsylvania considers adding creationism to the public school curriculum – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07/steve-bloom-creationism_n_3720530.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

Soon you will be able to watch snake-handling fundamentalists right on your television. National Geographic is working on a reality show about snake-handlers in Kentucky – http://www.lex18.com/news/kentucky-tennessee-snake-handling-preachers-get-tv-show/

This week’s dose of Pat Robertson insanity. Video game murder is the same as plunging a knife or shooting someone in real life. Same crime, same eternal punishment – http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/08/pat-robertson-declares-video-game-murder-is-the-same-thing-as-real-murder/

The Carter Center is calling out people of faith to defend the rights of women worldwide – http://cartercenter.org/news/multimedia/PeacePrograms/CallingonFaithtoDefendWomensRights.html

Turns out the Schaibles, the couple that lost two children to faith healing will be charged with murder. -http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07/pa-faithhealing-dad-loses_n_3720487.html and video from CNN – http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/crime/2013/08/08/ac-pkg-tuchman-faith-healing.cnn.html

Virginia Crisis Pregnancy Centers caught telling clients false information and pressuring them to become ‘born again’. These are the same CPCs where women wanting an abortion are required to visit to get an ultrasound – http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08/08/2433511/virginia-cpc-caught-on-tape/

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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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