News: Jessa Duggar Engaged to Ben Seewald?

From Hollywood Gossip and a pile of other sites: Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Secretly Engaged .... or Married?This one is pretty dumb and quite a stretch, even in the world of Duggar Family news. Posting here for discussion.Last we checked, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were not officially engaged ... but a new Instagram post from her sister Jill has given us pause. Jill Duggar (or Jill Dillard, to be more accurate) sparked the latest engagement rumors surrounding Jess and Ben. All it took was a simple hashtag. "Lunch with my sweet sis @jessaseewald today!" Jill wrote on the photo-sharing site, adding casually "#jessaseewald #jillmdillard #sisterlunch" Jessa … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cooking is Your JOB Woman!?

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Stephen L. Anderson quotes from Ramblings of Sheldon and The Friendly Atheist. The Friendly Atheist link has a live blogging of Anderson's sermon with lots of content.  For such a skinny guy Anderson seems particularly focused on food. … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins and Rape Rape

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI have a friend who was raped by a friend of hers—someone she had had sex with before. It’s just that this time, she said no, she wasn’t up for it at the moment, and he didn’t stop. It wasn’t “violent”—she basically disassociated and laid there in shock that this was happening to her. He was someone she had trusted. This experience led my friend into some risky behavior—she figured there wasn’t any point in keeping herself safe, as there was no “safe”—and ultimately put her into therapy with serious PDST and terrible, incurable nightmares. She recently told me she doesn’t think marriage will ever be in the cards for her—because o … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Retracting Harmful Words Towards Gays in Church

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from Buzz Feed -Exclusive: 9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement to Ban Gay Conversion TherapyShort excerpt from the letter: … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Debi Speaks on Ruth’s Sex Life (and a Stove)

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 192—194In this section we get a letter from a woman named Ruth, and Debi’s response to it. Remember that we are in the section on being “discreet,” so presumably this relates (somehow). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Homeschooling the Answer to Temper Tantrums?

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by Tracy Ventola from Ladies Against Feminism and Alternatives to School (Kerry McDonald) - Why We're Not Going Back to School in the FallFrom Ladies Against Feminism: Last fall, we quit formal schooling. We stopped dragging our seven-year-old daughter—kicking and screaming—out of bed each morning. We no longer held our breath each afternoon as we drove up the school’s driveway, where the teacher would hand us a physically, emotionally, and spiritually depleted child. A child who held it together all day at school and unraveled as soon as she entered the sanctity of our minivan. That unraveling would take the form of tantrums—screaming, hitting, kicking, and punching at home. Somehow we’ … [Read more...]

Homeschool Sex Machine by Matthew Pierce

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground I recently read Homeschool Sex Machine: Babies, Bible Quiz, and the Clinton Years. Written by Matthew Pierce, a homeschool alumni who is preparing to homeschool his own children, this short book is one man’s memory of the more insaner aspects of the conservative Christian homeschool movement. When Matthew first emailed me about his book, I knew this was a book I should read. I am glad I did. Homeschool Sex Machine is short, well-written, and funny. I say funny. Some of the remarks Matthew heard from the adults in the homeschool or fundamentalist Christian is not really funny. But Matthew managed to pull it off where I could laugh at … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Only Should Pee Standing Up?

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by Stephen L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church sermon - True Slant - Him That Pisseth Against The Wall: The Hopeless Sermons of Pastor Stephen L. Anderson  Simply stated, he’s fed up with America (I think), and has decided that urine is the best metaphor for expressing that outrage. “That’s where we’re heading in this country, my friends,” Anderson says in the video. “We got a bunch of pastors in this country who pee sitting down. We got the president of the United States [who] probably pees siting down. We got a bunch of preachers… we got a bunch of leaders who don’t stand up and piss against the wall like a man. That’s what’s wrong with America.” Listen to Stephen L. Anderson your … [Read more...]

News: Child Evangelism Fellowship Preaching to Kids at Parks and Pools

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It looks like the "Good News Club" run by Child Evangelism Fellowship is training and organizing to proselytize to children specifically in Portland, Oregon parks and pools and in other communities without the consent of those children's parents.  Turns out the Supreme Court has ruled that this  group's activity on school grounds is legal, so it goes without saying that they are allowed to approach children in parks and other public places children gather.Last year our own Vyckie Garrison wrote an excellent examination of what Child Evangelism Fellowship is all about - Large Family Christian Homeschooling and Child Evangelism Fellowship that dovetails nicely with what Raw Story and The Ne … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Priest Part 4

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn the last installment on the Priestly Man, Debi makes marriage sound nice.  Her advice is actually pretty good in this section."Your Priestly Mr. Steady will not expect you to cook, clean and serve him, but he might enjoy being in the kitchen cooking with you. " *looks around for the horsemen of the Apocalypse* A husband who won't expect his wife to be a domestic servant? A man who likes to cook?  Will the wonders never cease? Welcome to the 20th century, Debi.  Perhaps you'd like to join the rest of us in the 21st century?  Egalitarianism is a good deal for both parties."If he does, and if you are a perfectionist, unhap … [Read more...]


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