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...]

Born Secondary

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Ophelia Benson of The Free Thinker has written an awesome take down of the blog post we shared a small part of recently by Karl Heitman. You remember Karl? He's the pastor that said he would not allow his daughter to go to college if her motives were not right.  Here is what Ophelia had to say about Heitman's upset at the idea of women being educated like men are: What he means, of course, is that the idea that girls and women are human beings just as boys and men are, and should have access to education just as boys and men do, has infiltrated the Christian culture so thoroughly that even Christians are shocked that he plans to prevent his daughter from getting an education. There's a n … [Read more...]

World Magazine Featured Vyckie’s Story!

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If you had told me that one day World magazine would ever mention Vyckie Garrison in a positive light after she left her Quiverfull lifestyle I would have busted out laughing and asked you if you were insane. Seriously? Never ever happening! … [Read more...]

“Men Need Respect, Women Need Love” – Really?

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsAn anonymous commenter on my last blog post told me this: God, in His wisdom, made man the head of the union between man and his wife. He has created a desire in the woman to be loved, and in the man to be respected, and there is no amount of social re-engineering that can change that. This seems to me to be a good opportunity to address the whole love-vs-respect idea that most male-headship proponents espouse.  Where does this idea come from, that God made women to need love more than respect, and men to need respect more than love-- and that this is a basis for belief in male headship?The chief source of this idea … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: How Playing Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me Debunked!

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They used to say in music that when Weird Al parodied your song you'd officially 'made' it. I guess the same might be true in Christianity when Landover Baptist (a parody site) turns their gaze to you. This week Landover pubished two very humorous takes on Vyckie's speech "The Good Patriarch" Posting both below. The first was on the front page of Landover earlier in the week before going to the archives in the forums. … [Read more...]

When Church Hurts: Part 1

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsPlease welcome Ellen to NLQ and the SASBN!I came to our most recent church as broken as I thought I could possibly be. I even remember thinking, “What more could they possibly do to me that would hurt me? It’s all been done.”How wrong I was. … [Read more...]

My Story: A Heart Like Mine

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by Nora Woodhouse cross posted from her blog A Heart Like MineLet's all welcome Nora to NLQ's SASBN! Glad you joined! They say you can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. I was a country girl once. I grew up in rural America among farm fields and livestock. I was in both 4-H and FFA. I attended church, was patriotic and knew how to shoot a gun. My Family was Republican, Evangelical Christian, and I was home schooled due to my families belief the public school system was failing. … [Read more...]

Reunion

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn the early 1980s I was in college, living on fraternity/sorority row.  But it wasn't a sorority house.  It was the local branch of Maranatha Christian Churches/Campus Ministries founded by Bob and Rose Weiner.  As I have described here and here, Maranatha was a Christian group with strong authoritarian control.   We lived in the Maranatha House and went to church in the meeting room of that house, and we slept on the sleeping porches on the third floor and tried to get our homework done or hold down our jobs, despite endless outreach meetings, prayer meetings and other Maranatha obligations. … [Read more...]

Not Another Driscoll Post

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Thousands of words have been thrown around the Internet in recent months about Mark Driscoll and the bodies under his bus. And so many of those words have resonated with me because they sound so much like the things I experienced. Which started me thinking…With all the differences between that situation and mine, why did it sound so much the same?This post is part of my answer: … [Read more...]

In 2014, We Still Consider Bloodshed as a Natural Consequence for Petty Sins

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by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection My friends, bear with me. I spent until 2AM listening to this sermon, and then replied to the lovely person that sent it to me to critique. Here was my response:   So many thoughts. I'm very glad I left religion behind. Especially his horrible god. He listed aaaall these mercies that his god bestowed upon David and yet he kept overlooking a gaping hole in his logic: David's son still died. Where was God's mercy there? Why the hell do we sit back and nod our heads, agreeing with the theology that, when a sin is committed, death logically follows Christianity is based in blood. It's barbarism. We live in 2014 and we still w … [Read more...]


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