Mark Driscoll Tweet on Thou Shalt Not Kill

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way Forward Yesterday, misogynist Fundamentalist Calvinist pastor of Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll tweeted: “Thou shall not murder” includes suicide, terrorism, euthanasia, abortion, but not necessarily capital punishment, just war, self defense. Currently, Driscoll is incoherently preaching through the Ten Commandments at Mars Hill. This past Sunday, Driscoll preached on the command, thou shalt not murder (kill) . Based on Driscoll’s tweet, he thinks: Murder is: Suicide Terrorism Euthanasia Abortion Murder is not: Capital Punishment Just War Self Defense Welcome to the schizophrenic world of … [Read more...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters Part 2

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons For this series, I’m going to be monitoring the comments a little more closely than I ordinarily do. I haven’t gotten any comments that I’ve needed to moderate, yet, but I am discussing an incredibly charged issue. I will not tolerate any personal attacks– on me or anyone else. Also, I am not really writing this series to convince anyone. This series is about my story– the road I traveled that brought me to this point. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Buying Girl Scout Cookies Supports Lesbianism?

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Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision radio - Right-wing pastor wants you to stop buying lesbian Girl Scout cookies “Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies,” Swanson said during his Monday radio broadcast. “I’d say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies,” Swanson told listeners. “I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.” … [Read more...]

Ordeal of the Bitter Waters: Part 1

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons trigger warning for rape and abortion My heart was in my throat, my fingers floating over the refresh button on my twitter feed. I was curled up under a gigantic down-alternative comforter, huddled under the half-tent I’d made on the floor of my bathroom. Hours went by as I watched what was happening– the strikes, the interruptions. In the last few minutes I joined with thousands of other voices shouting and screaming, a cacophonous din stretching over the internet, across twitter mentions and live feeds. Together, we watched the underhanded attempt at deceiving an entire country of watching people. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Homemade Porn Between Married Partners Okay?

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by Doug Wilson from his blog Blog & Mablog - Home Made Porn And last, I want to address the pornification of modern life — and assume in the thought experiment that “secure means” really is possible. If it were possible to guard against voyeurism with the same degree of security that your bedroom lock and curtains provide, would it be lawful then? I don’t think it is possible, but what if it were? I would want to answer the same way I did in the second category above. It is wise to be wary. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: They Helped Out Exactly How?

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The Duggars did a quick three day tour of Virginia in support of Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General currently running for Governor. You've heard of Cuccinelli, the guy that wants to make birth control illegal along with oral sex, abortion and a host of lesser things. He also believes in slavery and Christian dominionism. He is also embroiled in a messy gifts from a corporation that wanted him to look favorably on their business in the state. There's just one problem, Cuccinelli is lagging in the polls behind his opponent Terry McAuliffe, partly because he's still dealing with the fallout from the illegal gifts, partly because he's a Tea Party favored son during a bitterly opposed … [Read more...]

Racism, Colorblindness and Me

Healing Racism Large

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words "Stop staring!  What's the matter with you?" I was about six years old, living in a smallish town in Colorado.  One Sunday afternoon we went to a park in a nearby larger town.  An African-American family had also brought their children to the park, and they were playing on the children's play equipment. My eyes were riveted.  I couldn't look away. … [Read more...]

Interviewing Vaughn Ohlman Part 1

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't Rape A few months ago I decided that I needed to interview Vaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait. I wanted to know how he was coming up with his interpretations of scripture to support young marriage and young motherhood. I've read those same scriptures many times over and not come up with the same meanings. Shot off an email to Vaughn asking if he might just let me interview him for NLQ and he agreed. The ground rules were that I would ask no personal questions nor add or detract from his replies. Which made coming up with the first set of questions nearly impossible as I wanted to ask background questions, not to dig up dirt … [Read more...]

In Fundie Land Name Calling is Fair Game

Replace "Christians" with "Fundie" and it illustrates Lana Hope's point perfectly

  by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground Some days -so much of the freakin time – fundies don’t give back any substantial rebuttal or feedback to arguments that have been addressed specially at them. For example, a while back, Libby Anne addressed how the leading homeschool legal defense group in America, HSLDA, had called a child abuser a hero. That’s a substantial claim that would deserve a good answer. But fundies don’t usually give back any sort of substantial argument. They might, however, name call (“you feminist” or “Jezebel”), or they might go so insanely vague on the argument, or they might laugh themselves sick and assume others … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Terrifying Homeschooling

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by Kris Bales from her blog Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers - 10 Things You Should Know About Homeschool Moms Algebra terrifies us. Okay, I know there are those math nuts out there shouting at their computer screens right now. I don’t understand you. I’m speaking for the math-phobic camp now. Algebra terrifies us. Or maybe it’s chemistry. Or physics. Or trigonometry. … [Read more...]


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