News: What Does Fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity Look Like in Politics?

Through the years the Christian Right has tried mightily to advance their culture and rules on the masses in our nation with somewhere mixed effect. Every now and then one of them with extremist views manages to get elected or win a primary. Southern Baptist Pastor Jody Hice just won the GOP primary for a senate seat representing the state of Georgia. He has some scary, not very Christian, Christian views.  … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: The Priest Part 3

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideIn the next installment on Priestly Men, Debi paints picture of what life for the wife of a Priestly Man is like with a huge interruption by a Visionary Man on a side note. "The key is to know you man.  In what image has God created him?  You, as his help meet, will need to  learn to conform to your man.  God's Word says, in Hebrews 13:8,  "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever." On the 90's TV show Animanics, there was a reoccurring segment called "The Wheel of Morality".  The characters would pull out a giant game-show wheel, spin it and read a canned moral that printed off. … [Read more...]

Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 4

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Spiritual Sounding BoardObstacles that Second Generation Adults like Lourdes Torres-Manteufel must overcome when exiting threatening, high demand situations and groups like Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum “When we leave, we actually don’t have what we need to survive outside.” ~ Jill Mytton … [Read more...]

Conformity is Next to Godliness

by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsMy first roommate after I left college was a good friend and a lovely person.  She still is both of those things, though she lives far away.  But there was one dynamic to our relationship in those early roommate-days that wasn't all that lovely.  We haven't talked about it, but I think she'd shake her head in amusement and chagrin as much as I do now.You see, she was very skilled, even back then when we were young, in the domestic arts.  She could whip together a dinner for six people without turning a hair.  She could make jams and jellies.  She could sew beautifully-- she eventually made her own wedding dress, and then my … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchy Rulez?

by Free Northerner cross posted from his blog Free Northerner - Patriarchy = Civilization Patriarchy is civilization. Civilization is patriarchy.The two concepts are indistinguishable, differing only in emphasis.Any time someone says patriarchy, they are, whether consciously or not, referring to civilization. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Place is in ‘The Home’?

by Emily from her blog Raising Homemakers - So You Think You Should Go To Work? Maybe you know the Scriptures that clearly state that the woman’s job is to be a keeper at home, but you think to yourself…”Well…I can have a job and be a keeper at home!”  Well, if you are away from home, at a job, you cannot be keeping the home.  You simply will not be there to keep it if you are at a job. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Are These Stories Funny or Mean Spirited?

from the Duggar girls book "Growing Up Duggar" pages 69 to 71. Yes, it's long but there is no way to share for discussion without putting this story up in its entirety. Would not make sense in a truncated form. Sharing Practical JokesNow, around our house there is a lot of fun and laughter throughout the day. Someone tells a funny joke or story, or plays a practical joke on someone, or someone does something that isn't meant to be funny, but turns out that way. We love having fun together as long as it doesn't get out of hand. … [Read more...]

Stories of Demons on the Missions Field

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundGrowing up, my family was not particularly superstitious about demons, ghosts, and spirits. There was a reason for this. We were influenced by the Reformed Tradition. My dad does not believe in a rapture, tribulation, or 1,000 year reign. He believes the 1000 year reign is symbolic of the current age, that Satan and his demons were bound up at the cross, and that they can roar and scare us, but they cannot possess us or hurt us. This does not mean I grew up with no fear of evil forces; indeed, we were taught that we had sin dwelling in our bodies, and that sin was always trying to pull us down. But we did not believe that there were … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Letting Boys Be Boys Best Accomplished With Homeschooling?

by some unnamed LAF Editor because Ladies Against Feminism has stopped putting some of the authors names on their pieces. From Ladies Against Feminism -  Stop the War on Boys in Classrooms - Homeschool Boys have little patience for wasting their lives putting in their time and working counter-intuitively to their calling and purpose. Schools are the factory of feminism. Boys who don’t sit well with this are normal. No wonder they are treated like defective girls. … [Read more...]

Cults and Cult Behaviors

by Suzanne TitkemeyerYesterday over on Reddit someone submitted the question: [Serious] Former cult members or friends of cult members of Reddit, what is you creepiest, scariest or most disturbing story and is that what made you leave? ...and the answers poured in. There was even talk of some cult activity in the Islamic realm, Jehovah Witness', Moonies,Hari Krishna, Catholicism  and Scientology along with a great deal of scary postings about fundamental evangelical Christianity. All of it is a fascinating read.Someone had this to say about their time in the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist college Hyles-Anderson about the fact that convicted sex offender Jack Schaap having keys … [Read more...]


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