Saturday News Links August 3, 2013

University of Manitoba links physical punishment of children to poor health outcomes –

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial Thorn Coyle writes that overcoming racism in our country is a spiritual battle –

Tennessee Christians claiming that they being the majority can violate legally the rights of non- Christians –

How the unique laws on home schooling are failing some kids in Virginia –

Religious groups in Kentucky fighting the new public school science curriculum because it’s …. drum roll please…. based on real science –

Incredibly brave project of Mormon women reclaiming, accepting and loving their bodies. NSFW for nudity –

Pat Robertson finally said something that makes sense. He made a positive remark about Transgendered Community? –

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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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  • Cathy W

    Pat Robertson said something compassionate? Now *there’s* your man-bites-dog story…

  • Phatchick

    I think my brain just exploded.

  • Christine

    I sincerely hope that the article on the study about physical punishment being bad for kids was just poorly written. Because, as presented in the article, the study doesn’t say anything. Unless they corrected for the economic status of the families, and parental education, it’s fairly meaningless.