Laughter is Good Medicine: Connecting the President to the Religious Right

Typical responses as to why ACA is wrong. Cartoon by Mad magazine contributor Monte Wolverton

Another posting on playing the 5 Degrees game, sometimes known as the Kevin Bacon game, that links two very different people, places or things within 5 steps.Because of the government shutdown that is affecting many people throughout the country today's linkage is between President Barack Obama and the Religious Right, two very close to opposite positions.The pictures I'm using to illustrate my point are supposed to be parody, most used from recent Mad magazine postings on Facebook. Let's take a look, shall we? … [Read more...]

God Don’t Make No Mistakes Says Ray Lewis

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardOr so says Christian Ray Lewis, retired linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.I love the way Ray Lewis played football. A hard-nosed, no-excuse, disciplined player, sure to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in a few years … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Understanding Education?

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by R. C. Sproul Jr. of Highlands Ministries speaking of homeschooling - A Man For All Seasons Among those lies hatched by the devil’s Research and Development lab that have found the most favor among modern American evangelicals is this- the path to personal prosperity is acquiring specialized educational credentials in a field in great demand. This, we believe, is what we must give our sons, or if we … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Knees Seen Ever?

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by Michelle Duggar from the official Duggar Family blog.Thanks to Crushable for pointing out the original blog posting. As a parent I would have to remind them, let’s not stand upside down on your head in that chair because you want to practice being ladylike. And they look at me with … [Read more...]

A Love That Multiples Review: Introduction – Testy Already

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by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeIntroduction – "Our Biggest Test Begins"For the last year I've been gingerly attempting to read this book for the purposes of writing a review. Invariably what would happen is I would either snort in outrage or be triggered by some statement straight out of my old fundamentalist life and I'd end up abandoning the book in it's entirety for months. … [Read more...]

Covering Up the Body Before Puberty

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundI recent post by Aletha really stood out to me. This is where she talks about where the pain of modesty began. I started developing breasts when I was 8.  The first time I ever thought about them was in kid’s Sunday School.  I had been wearing a dress that I loved. It had flowers, and a petticoat, and lace.  It was also a year old, so it was a bit tight, and a bit short.  But it was my favourite.  It was, apparently, also a bit low cut.  I don’t know how much cleavage I was showing, but a Primary teacher took me aside and told me that my dress was immodest, and I should cover myself better next time. I didn’t want to cause problems … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Inherit the Earth by Having a Large Family?

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From Ladies Against Feminism and World Net Daily - Birth Rate Poses Looming Economic Cloud Last said that birth control, abortion and divorce have all contributed to Americans deciding to have fewer or no children. … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: The Provider

From The Ugly Truth, the scene where Mike tells Georgia to let her husband “be a man,” and that he is emasculated because she earns more.

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons Hopefully everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Today’s chapter fits quite well into that theme, actually, since it is entirely devoted to how men have an “inborn” need to provide for their families– although the way he is “intended” to provide extends beyond physical needs and goes into achieving both status and acclaim. … [Read more...]

Sunday Shoutout: Framing Conversations

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First let me say I dropped the ball last week and completely forgot about posting a question or the answers of the week before. I'll try to do better ;)In the wake of examining Vaughn Ohlman's ideas about betrothal, Lana Hope's piece Duggars Are Not Crazy and other writing by those in and out of Christian Patriarchy I'm starting to consider the best ways we can engage in conversation with those we don't agree with. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Technology is Better in Homeschooling?

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by Mary Pride of Homeschooling World Magazine - Homeschool Goes High Tech Homeschooling is now clearly more sophisticated than classroom education.We have more (and better) resources to draw upon. We can adapt the latest technology more quickly. We are far more committed to finding out what works, as opposed to what sounds impressive on someone's resumé. … [Read more...]


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