Part 2 – Navigating the Justice System: When My Parents Went to Court

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemThis part of Navigating the Justice System deals with a time in my life when my parents went to court and I didn't, but I am including it in the middle of a three part series since it hinges them together. Here is what happened when my parents went to court: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Saying Anything About Childhood Abuse is ‘The Spirit of Ham’?

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by Karen Campbell of That Mom - What Homeschooling Moms Really WantSomehow I do not think that Aretha Franklin would like this linking of her great classic song to a homeschooling mother's marginalizing childhood abuse survivors. … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Married Ben Seewald Today

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...and of course People Magazine was the media outlet that forked over the big dough to have all the details first. Some are kind of surprising. Some not so much. It had already been announced that they weren't going to have wedding cake, they wanted a ice cream sundae bar instead. Hey, different strokes. Smacks of a teeny tiny (hopeful here) bit of thought rebellion.People Magazine - Three Surprising Things Not At Jessa Duggar's Wedding The couple, who wrote their own wedding vows, were saving their very first kiss until after they'd said they were married. But they had a surprise for the crowd eagerly waiting to see them lock lips on stage after Pastor Mike Schadt introduced them as … [Read more...]

News: Are The Duggars Against Basic Civil Rights?

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by Vyckie Garrison - Founder of NLQ The Duggars, who are featured in the TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” have so far donated $10,000 toward the campaigns of the three most outspoken opponents to Fayetteville’s new Civil Rights Administration ordinance. The Duggars gave $2,000 to John La Tour, and $4,000 to both Joshua Crawford and Paul Phaenuef. … [Read more...]

Exposing Evangelical Christian Myths: Post-Birth Abortion Support Is Not a Real Thing

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Ladies Against Feminism is yet again engaging in Fundamentalist Evangelical fear-mongering by republishing an article that claims that most college students support 'Post-Birth Abortion', in other words killing a newborn baby.This completely outrageous claim was made by the website The Daily Fix, a right-wing conservative website aimed at conservative Christian college students, in an article titled 'Trending: More college students support post-birth abortion'. … [Read more...]

Part 1 – Navigating the Justice System: Alone at Nine Years Old

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemTrigger Warning: For child abuse/neglect/mistreatmentWhen I was about 9, my parents were investigated by Children's Aid. Social workers came out to talk to us. They met with us and found out that my parents spanked as punishment - which made sense since my parents had posted "The 21 Rules of This House" next to the dining room table. They came back a … [Read more...]

News: Mars Hill Churches Splitting From Mars Hill Organization

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The Great Pumpkin came early today. Mark Driscoll's church head organization, Mars Hill Church Organization, one of the largest Evangelical churches in the country, is shutting their doors as of January 1, 2015. All the Mars Hill churches will be spun off into their own independent churches not under any other oversight.What's up with that? Dave Bruskas of Mars Hill leadership is saying this is for the good of those local individual churches in his letter to the members posted on the Mars Hill Church websiteVery curious considering the last time we saw a major ministry and popular pastor completely abandon ship like this was Doug Phillips and Vision Forum just before the woman he is … [Read more...]

Night of the Saints and the Fairies

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 by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons  I only went trick-or-treating once. I was around five years old, and my mother made me a princess costume. It came with a medieval hat with a crocheted veil, and I remember wearing that hat for days after Halloween was over, and I kept it for years as part of my “dress up” toys. At some point it disappeared– probably donated– and even though I had outgrown dress up a long time before, a part of me mourned. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Sure You Are Not Worshipping Trees or Pumpkins?

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by Michael Pearl taken from a transcript of his video 'Bible Questions with Michael Pearl' - Episode 077: What does the Bible say about celebrating Christmas or other Holidays?Saw the first Christmas commercial on television last night and figured we should examine what Michael Pearl thinks of Christmas. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – That Magic Brain Machine & Addictions

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Freedom From AddictionsDear readers, what do you think? Is this decent advice or not? … [Read more...]


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