by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAlrighty. Let's start with a quick refresher course from the previous post:Physical sex refers to which secondary sex characteristics a person has. The binary nature of the system creates problems when someone has a reproductive system that is not fully female or male. Genetic sex refers to the compliment of sex chromosomes (X and Y) present in a person. Usually, a someone with a female physical sex is XX and a male physical sex is XY - but this cannot be determined without medical testing AND is not always true. Our sexual characteristics are determined by hormonal cascades during early embryonic development. These … [Read more...]
Found on Minthegap (Is This Modest.com Adam Gregorin) blog leading to Ken Ham's Answers In Genesis - A Girl Named RuthEditor's note: Ham complains that most Christian children's books depict the mother with the open Bible reading to the children. This is because even in those 'sold-out' Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist extremist homes the fathers don't do reading to the children, or anything involving teaching or homeschooling. It's a realistic depiction. Perhaps you need to teach your wonderful Christian males that they need to parent too before blaming it on feminism or overbearing women. … [Read more...]
by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Last week I spent a good bit of time talking about how Tim doesn’t understand the symptoms of depression and what those symptoms can look like; this week it becomes blindingly obvious why Tim so deeply and fundamentally doesn’t understand depression. In his chapter “The Symptoms of Depression” he makes it very clear that he has a mental picture of the ideal depressed person. All of his descriptions of the various symptoms point to the common cultural understanding of how a depressed person behaves and what they look like. … [Read more...]
by Phillip Bethancourt from John Piper's Desiring God blog - Beware Gluten-Free PreachingEditor's note: Had to share this bad analogy that has created interesting debate on some online groups. The original author does not come right out and diss those that stick to a GF diet but he hints that it's a fad by comparing gluten free bread to sermons without Jesus. He also quotes Charles Spurgeon. He doesn't seem to realize that true wheat allergy is a thing, one of the top ten food allergies, and that there are a wide variety of health reasons people avoid wheat flour, but instead behaves as though not eating wheat bread is some sort of faddish failing. How many of us here have become … [Read more...]
Radar Online has a very odd bit of Duggar news today, photos and text talking about how the Duggars clearly faked an outreach to the poor moment that was filmed for an upcoming TLC show "19 Kids & Counting" show. If this is true then it's truly despicable! Posting the worst bits below but read the original article at Radar Online - Duggar Reality TV Fakery! Christian Clan Stages Charity Scene For Cameras - Gives Food To Needy Family, Then Takes It Back! … [Read more...]
by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Complementarianism and the Local Church is an article by Jonathan Leeman on the 9 Marks website, which is a conservative evangelical site dedicated to "help[ing] pastors, future pastors, and church members see what a biblical church looks like, and to take practical steps for becoming one." The site has published a series of articles on male headship, and the arguments are pretty much the same ones my various blog posts have rebutted though the last several years. But this one, which seems to be an introduction to its male headship series, was brought to my attention on another blog, and I'd like to take a closer look at what i … [Read more...]
by Johnathon Van Maren from Life Site.Com - Porn is fueling a new, violent sexual ideology in our teens. It has to stopEditor's note: And male privilege and patriarchy becoming main stream isn't? He bases his findings on research among Britain's teens. More Evangelical fear-mongering? What do you think dear readers? … [Read more...]
NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Quiverfull Evangelicals so Quick to Physically Discipline Their Children?
This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursday evening posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life. As I'm sure all of you have seen by now there have been protests, looting and rioting in the city of Baltimore over the death of a young man named Freddie Gray in police custody. One of the stories that has emerged from this tragic situation is that of mother Toya Graham. News cameras caught her slapping, yelling and dragging her 16 year old son Michael away from the violent protests on Monday night. The question of if she was right or wrong to use physical discipline to remove her son from the protest isn't really up for debate here, … [Read more...]
Quoting Quiverfull: Not Allowing Christians to Discriminate Against Others is ‘Christian Persecution’?
by Josh Duggar of the Family Research Council at last Saturday's rally in Washington D.C. From Raw Story - Josh Duggar: Christians who aren't allowed to discriminate against gays are victims of discriminationEditor's note: It's pretty obvious that Josh doesn't understand that not being allowed to discriminate against others is not Christian persecution. It seems that Josh is not liking being discriminated against as much as he enjoys discriminating against others. It is some damn fine martyrbating he's doing. You can watch the entire interview at CNS News. … [Read more...]
Please welcome Emily from Christian Patriarchal Watch List For ParentsGrooming boys/men to "rule" the home/church as a "PROPHET, PRIEST, LORD, & KING"? Is this the world what we want for our girls?Have you encountered this movement? Along with distressing gender regressions we see globally in other religions, this highly authoritarian, egregiously preeminent masculinity is spreading through American Christianity, right before our eyes . . . … [Read more...]