Lana Hope’s Story

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Please join me in welcoming Lana Hope to our Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blogs Network!by Lana Hope. She blogs at Wide Open Ground  I grew up in the Deep South. In our rural homeschool community homeschoolers were a scarcity, with miles between families, so homeschool came somewhat isolating, by default. Our first year of homeschooling was the best of my homeschool memories – at least in my foggy memory. Our math textbook included counting ducks. We went on loads of fieldtrips and had hands on learning. There was no legalism or spiritual abuse in our house. I even had a troll party for my 7th birthday. Trolls. … [Read more...]

Abusive Theology, Oklahoma and Us

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by Joel L. Watts crossposted from The Huffington PostIt would seem when John Piper tweets, the world takes notice in much the same way it notices the words Pat Robertson says -- with much gnashing of teeth. Almost immediately after the monster of massive currents touched down in Moore, Okla, John Piper tweeted Job 1.19: … [Read more...]

ROC Pastor Geronimo Aguilar Being Investigated For Sexual Misconduct

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Remember the Jack Schaap friend who is a pastor and supported Schaap even when Schaap admitted guilt in having a sexual relationship with a minor? Looks like the years of whispered rumors have reaped an investigation into the allegations that he grooms girls and young women … [Read more...]

Jimmy Swaggart and Me

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by CaluluCrossposted from My Cult LifeWarning! Salty language & disrespecting of religious leaders ahead!When I was younger I worked for an air freight contractor that had contracts … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Educational Process Brainwashing?

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By Bob Jones III of Bob Jones University speaking of Christian credentialing for Bob Jones University and home schooling Accrediting associations will not approve our educational process if it does not include the worship of their gods. All education is brainwashing. We wash with the pure water of God's Word, and they wash with the polluted waters of the New Age. Comments open below … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Depression & Suicide

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Rick Warren from Saddleback Church It was a lifelong battle lost, despite consultation with top doctors, counseling, medication and floods of prayer. Despite all that, Warren wrote. "this was an illness that was never fully controlled and the emotional pain resulted in his decision to take his life." … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Linda Hyles Murphrey

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by Jenny WeberA guest post cross posted from Jenny's blog I'm Having A Thought HereTRIGGER WARNING! This might trigger those of you struggling to recover from abuse heaped on by former church members and clergyDear Linda:You open your open letter to the dear past and present members of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, by stating simply: “You were my father’s first love.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitude Causes Chronic Illness?

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by Pat Robertson on The 700 Club - April 2, 2013 “The first thing you’ve got to get straight is that what’s happening to you isn’t necessarily ‘God’s plan’ for you,” Robertson said in response, looking into the camera. “What is it Shakespeare said? ‘The fault, dear Brutus, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Uneducated People Get Miracles?

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by Pat Robertson on "The 700 Club" on April Fools Day, April 1, 2013 “People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” the TV preacher laughed. “We’re so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out. We know about evolution, we know about Darwin … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Media?

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by Reverend Jimmy Swaggart of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries "The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that. Also, will they believe what the Media says, considering that its aim is to steal, kill, and destroy?" … [Read more...]


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