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Please Vote ‘No’ For Theocracy, Ted Cruz and Kevin Swanson’s God

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyIt’s blizzarding here in Boston today and I’m stuck at home, in a house creaking with snowy wind gusts, with this lovely view, watching YouTube videos while eating leftover king cake. My boyfriend is barely awake because Bostonians seem to love sleeping in on snow days. But I’ve been up for hours, finding myself wondering whether a breakfast beer would be appropriate around 9. Now considering back home in New Orleans it is Lundi Gras and beer or a bloody Mary would be totally expected, here it just doesn’t seem like it meshes with the environment. Boston is a place where people get nighttime trashed (“holding your liquor” not see … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Silly Silly Non-Believers Ruining World For Lack of Wisdom?

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by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - His Heightened Senses 15bEditor's note: I guess Colin is not 'Feeling the Bern' if any of his recent posts are any indication. What he is feeling is all political, discussing the various candidates and how they line up with his views. Much of it is centered around abortion, mostly his insistence that there be no abortion exceptions made in cases or rape or incest. According to him every child conceived must be born. He's mentioning names and candidates, promoting some, excoriating others, from his charitable ministry platform against the IRS rules on political jockeying. Here he's blaming poor judgment for many things wrong in the USA and is saying … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 1 What Saith The Scriptures? (Yes, It’s THOSE Scriptures)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 143-145Today we're discussing the Bible verses that back up what Michael teaches. Honestly, I'm not too excited about this section. Once, my husband's ex-coworker (and ex-best friend, now), and I had a disagreement. I had a problem with my husband going to his house for a game day with a whole bunch of guys. I had a lot of reasons (I was mentally unstable at that point, the wives were literally expected to serve the men, the men smoked cigars and drank alcohol) that I emailed to him as kind of a rationale why it upset me when my husband went. In lieu of a reply to my points, he sent EVERY single Bible verse that talks about … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Taking Every Thought Captive?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Take Them CaptiveEditor's note: If I were to write a list of the more toxic ideas in Evangelical Christianity this one would be top of the list. In Quiverfull you are never allowed to feel your own emotions or think anything even slightly critical or counter to any idea presented as the truth. Can it be helpful to organize your thoughts or focus on other things when your thoughts go into some dark spaces? Yes, but the world of Quiverfull takes it all too far into suppressing your thoughts and feelings to the detriment of your own emotional health. Yes, Nancy, you CAN help others when you are experiencing negative thoughts or emotions. You aren't … [Read more...]

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A Brief Visit to ‘The War Room’ – (Shut Up and Get in the Closet)

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace Does anyone remember old Doug Phillips' San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, back before the demise of Vision Forum? Well, Vision Forum may have dissolved but its acolytes didn't. It seems that they continue to produce sappy, schmaltzy films which seem wholesome and virtuous. Those of us who are familiar with the religion and the lifestyle quickly recognize that the films like Fireproof and Courageous aren't just sugar and schmaltz. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Pre-Teen Idols Lead To Sinful Corruption and ‘Purity Rape’?

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by June Fuentes of A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - Where Are The Mothers?Editor's note: This post is a very old one, from back in 2008, and the names of the pop starts she's uttering from some pretty innocent Disney channel television shows aren't relevant to today. But the idea that if you allow your child to have any sort of normal society culture likes is something that the Quiverfull and Christian Patriarch Movement still to this day thinks are evil. More isolation and control.One mother who had a problem with Bratz Dolls took a more creative positive solution than merely bemoaning them online. She remakes them. She started Tree Change Dolls. She also pointed out how young … [Read more...]

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It’s Not That Complicated: Chapter One

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideThe title of this chapter is "The Relationship Mindfield: What Makes Guy-Girl Relationships So Complicated" and begins with the definition of the meme "It's Complicated" from Facebook relationship statuses.Overall Themes: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Foolish Women?

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by June Fuentes of A Wise Woman Builds Her Home - The Foolish WomanEditor's note: Once again a CPM Female Cultural Enforcer is trying to sum up what an ungodly heathen foolish woman looks like. What do you think of this list? … [Read more...]

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Law of Kindness: How Christianity Affects My Ethics

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI’m a spiritual abuse survivor, fundamentalist cult survivor, abuse survivor, and rape survivor; I’m part of the LGBT community and, as a feminist, have experienced harassment, rape and death threats. Because I don’t have access to a decent therapist I’ve found myself dealing with all of that trauma primarily through online support groups. Over the past three years I’ve faded in and out of a variety of groups with a multiplicity of purposes, mission statements, and moderation styles. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Campbell Still Should Be Able To Gay-Bash?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Let's Play FairEditor's note: A Two-For-One this time. Nancy plays the martyrbating card and falsely claims Christians are being discriminated against as well as she is upset that the world's homosexual population is allowed to exist. The only possible worse thing she could have claimed is that she supports Quiverfull to outbreed Islam, which she has said in many interviews and hinted at on Friday's Al Jazeera piece on Quiverfull. She did manage to sneak in some Muslim bashing in this piece. … [Read more...]

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