CTBHHM: Wear a Sack

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 201—202We’re in Debi’s chapter on being “chaste,” and not surprisingly, we’re discussing modesty. I actually found this passage really interesting myself, because there are several times when Debi departs from the conventional evangelical script—though not in good ways.A chaste woman is a modest woman. God speaks of a woman maintaining her chastity and purity by the clothes she wears. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godlines … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hating Transexuals is Biblical?

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Seems like Michelle Duggar has recorded a robo-call currently being used by the Family Council to oppose a pending anti-discrimination bill for Fayetteville, Arkansas. The bill's primary purpose is to deal with housing discrimination against transgendered persons in the community.Guess Ben Seewald isn't the only one in that family making hateful statements about a people group they don't bother to take the trouble to understand or learn about.From The Huffington Post - Michelle Duggar Records Transphobic Robocall Opposing Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Bill A transcription of the robocall by Michelle Duggar. … [Read more...]

“Be a Good Obeying Girl”

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismWhen I was a child and my mother would leave me at a friend’s house or with a sitter, there was one thing she always said right before she left.“Be a good obeying girl.” Of every virtue a child could have, the one my mother prized above all else wasobedience. My mother was influenced by Michael Pearl’s book, To Train Up a Child, which stipulated that obedience should be immediate and without question—and with a smile. Partly I think my mother was attracted to the Pearls’ childrearing teachings because raising twelve children is no easy task, and training children to absolute obedience made things easier for her.For a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: UnGodly People Are in the Church?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It's a DenialSinners in our churches? Who would have thought it? … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous: Calling All Alumni of Christian Homeschooling: We Have a Survey For You!

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by R.L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (HARO), HA’s parent non-profit organization, is happy to announce our first-ever comprehensive survey: the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschool Movement. This survey is open to any adult homeschool alumni (18 years old or older) raised in a Christian homeschool environment. For the purposes of this survey, “alumni” designates everyone homeschooled for the majority of their K-12 education; in other words, for at least 7 years. The survey is open to anyone in that category, whether your experience was positive or negative and whether you are still a Christian or not. By “Christi … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public High School is… a Concentration Camp?

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by Ray Fournier from No Greater Joy magazine - From Behind Enemy LinesHave to wonder if this guy has ever actually visited a prison or a concentration camp since he's so cavalierly tossing about those descriptions of the high school he teaches at. I do know one thing, if this guy was teaching any of my children after reading this article filled with religious hyperbole I'd go down to that school and ask to have them transferred out of his classes. Breaking Godwin's law again seems to be something the extremes in religion love to do.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Child Training From Day One?

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by Shalom (daughter of Michael and Debi Pearl) Brand from No Greater Joy magazine - Training Starts at Birth … [Read more...]

The Woman’s Place is on a Pedestal

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by Luna Lindsay, author of "Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control" - a book on recovery from high demand religious cults that exposes the mind tricks and thought control that allows these religions to flourish in our modern times. Read a review of her book at The Freethinker written by M. Dolon Hickmon.There is a woman: She stands on a pedestal and everyone adores her; she is beautiful, righteous, a nurturer; she is a mother, a wife, a special spirit chosen by God to be born in the last dispensation to usher in the coming of Christ. She is a daughter of God and through her virtue and obedience she will go home to live with Him for eternity. She is subject to no one … [Read more...]

Just Get Over It!

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalImagine you were part of a circle of friends, many of whom you'd known for a long time. You are close, you often spend time together in each other's company. Everyone tells you how much they love you and value you. You feel happy and accepted.Now imagine that things start to change. In subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways you start to feel pressured to conform to expectations you never agreed to. To comply with other people's dictates. Eventually, things become more overt and these friends start to slap you around.You object. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Shouldn’t Say ‘Amen’ in Church?

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by Steve L. Anderston of Faithful Word Baptist Church from a sermon at Youtube of last Sunday's sermon.From this sermon: “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” He quoted I Corinthians 14 as his reason  “Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted unto them to speak, but they are commanded to be under obedience as also sayeth the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is shameful for women to speak in the church,” … [Read more...]


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