Saturday News Links: September 7, 2013

 

Talking about the other half of the Miley Cyrus VMA performance, Robin Thicke and his rape culture performance and song – http://ericclapp.org/2013/08/28/how-to-talk-with-your-sons-about-robin-thicke/

Sex is only about reproduction and churning out lots of good lil’ Christian cultural warriors you say? – http://www.liberalamerica.org/2013/08/31/tea-party-leader-says-sex-is-not-about-fun/

 

TED Talks: Jackson Katz on how violence against women is a male issue too – https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ElJxUVJ8blw

 

The Junia Project – on Biblical patriarchy – http://www.juniaproject.com/let-my-people-go/

 

From NPR How prayer may reshape your brain – http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104310443

 

An ongoing review of Michael Pearl’s book “To Train Up a Child” at Love Joy Feminism – http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2013/09/ttuac-training-not-discipline-and-pavlovs-dog.html

 

By Robert Reich at Alternet on how the plan to bomb Syria is a distraction from moral choices here in the country where much work still needs to be done – http://www.alternet.org/world/syria-distraction-our-moral-choices-home?src=newsletter890528

 

Lauren Drain talks about her book “BANISHED: Surviving My Years With the Westboro Baptist Church” and why Fred Phelps might just be homosexual – http://samuel-warde.com/2013/03/westboro-baptist-church-founder-fred-phelps-may-be-gay-video/

 

Kenneth Copeland’s church outbreak of measles is starting to worry health officials – http://www.nbcnews.com/health/texas-megachurch-newest-hot-spot-vaccine-rejection-8C11044898

 

Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio has been spewing his hatred and ignorance about gay marriage again – http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/09/pastor-kevin-swanson-tell-gay-couples-to-die-on-their-wedding-day/

 

Since this was printed in a UK newspaper I cannot say it hasn’t been sensationalized , regardless it is a good reminder of what can happen when missionaries blunder into a different culture and attempt to ‘save’ heathens – http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/parents-outrage-extremist-religious-cult-2254926

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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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