Was The Media Trolled About Duggar-Seewald Wedding?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerYesterday afternoon I posted a story with links to Radar Online about allegations made by a supposed guest at the Jessa Duggar/Ben Seewald nuptials. Radar Online is a gossip site, but usually they are pretty trustworthy and not given to posting out and out lies. But there were a couple of inconsistencies that stood out in the articles, so I did post a disclaimer. Because of family commitments I was unable to take the time to research why there were some red flags, such as the difference in the names of the guests quoted from the same blogger. … [Read more...]

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That First Kiss at Jessa Dugger & Ben Seewald’s Wedding?

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ETA: Looks like the blog that Radar Online and others took all these 'quotes' from, including quotes from anonymous comments, might be a parody blog. It's all from My Life As A Stay At Home Wife and Mom. So even as some of the media outlets are promoting this as if it were a legitimate story it sounds like there is a strong possibility it was an invented tale. Read with a giant boulder of salt. That skipped kiss is driving some rather strange rumors in the gossip world. All of the rumors are coming from guests of the Duggars at the wedding.The first one is that the Duggar parents didn't know about Jessa and Ben skipping the kiss at the end of the wedding and it made for a very … [Read more...]

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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...]

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Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part 1 – Introduction

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator Part One, Introduction Since launching Homeschoolers Anonymous last year, we have called for — and organizationally been working towards — a number of actions from within homeschooling communities. … [Read more...]

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“He Couldn’t Breathe” Old Schoolhouse Owners Accused of Waterboarding, Child Abuse

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Cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous This story is a modified version of a previous piece written by Hännah Ettinger (Wine & Marble) and R.L. Stollar (Homeschoolers Anonymous) on October 8, 2014. Eric Novak grew up in Christian homeschooling circles. … [Read more...]

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News: ‘Penis Homes’ Mark Driscoll Steps Down

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Remember all that message board drama with Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll posting about women being nothing more than 'Penis Homes' and his online moniker of William Wallace II? Turns out it was enough to torpedo his position as senior pastor at Mars Hill Church. He stepped down this week. … [Read more...]

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Catholic Response to Vyckie Garrison’s Life Story

Over the last month since Vyckie's entire remarks at the American Atheist convention were published has brought a great deal of media attention to NLQ. That is not the only thing, it's brought a number of republishings, remarks and rebuttals to her life story. … [Read more...]

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News: Hillsong United Pastor Being Investigated For Possible Abuse

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Looks like Brian Houston, Hillsong Senior Pastor, is in trouble for how the church handled allegations of sexual abuse against children by his father Frank Houston, founder of Hillsong and others connected to the church.  Looks like their parent organization, the Assemblies of God, may also be culpable as well.Sounds more than just a little incestous in the leadership of the AOG and Hillsong - … [Read more...]

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Vyckie Garrison on Atheist Analysis Show

by Vyckie Garrison, founder of NLQ So ... chatting with the guys from "Atheist Analysis" last night was good ... these people are the "real deal" and I wish them every success in their efforts to encourage deep thinking about important issues. … [Read more...]

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Update to Fundraiser

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by Angel - Vyckie Garrison's eldest daughter Yesterday, I was hyper-aware of all the ways I live that I have my mom to thank for. As I pass another car, I hear my mom reminding me should see both headlights of the vehicle in my rear view mirror before I pull into their lane. I heard the old song, "Flowers on the Wall", … [Read more...]

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