Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jinger Duggar Stays Put?

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From Radar Online - Jinger Duggar Can't Get Away! Mom Michelle Says She Is NOT Moving To The Big City! Jinger Duggar had high hopes of getting out of her one horse town, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Gets 12 Years in Federal Prison

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Guessing that all those identical letters from IFB Schaap followers didn't help him much after the FBI called them  “ Sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” in the sentencing memorandum.Apparently the federal sentencing guidelines … [Read more...]

Personal Values and Quiverfull Social Guilt

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by Becoming WorldlySo I’ve been thinking a lot about guilt and shame lately. I think they are important components used to control people’s actions, particularly in the kind of movement I grew up in. I’m sure lots of people have more … [Read more...]

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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We're excited to take part in a new community, Homeschoolers Anonymous, a venture put together by some of our bloggers joining together with others who've experienced abuse during their homeschooled years.Here is more information from Homeschoolers Anonymous! Former homeschoolers rally against abuseMarch 16, 2013A group of former homeschoolers … [Read more...]

Saturday Links – March 16, 2013

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We've decided to go back to the Saturday Links feature because there is so much happening out there in the world of religion, recovery and quiverfull.Starting with a sort of lighthearted one today. So how much money does it take to feed the Duggar clan hamburgers and fries at a … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: Full Text Sentencing Memorandum

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The Chicago Tribune has the full text of the FBI Sentencing Memorandum filed yesterday in Federal court.Notice how the FBI rebuffs the support letters by all of Schaap's followers with the words of Martin Luther King on page 7   "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity" … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: In Which Debi Twists Scripture

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 21-23Debi starts by looking at the Genesis story of the creation of Eve. She explains that Adam was completely delighted that God gave him Eve as a gift, and that every woman’s husband should similarly be delighted in having her as a gift.And then comes this nasty bit: … [Read more...]

Why It Matters: Picking The Lock of Christian Patriarchy

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by Mattie ChapmanYesterday the Feminisms Fest was all about why we’re feminists. Today’s question is: why does it matter?I read Emily Joy Allison’s post this morning about how feminism matters to her because of her younger sisters, and chuckled, because she basically … [Read more...]

Homeschool or Public School – What’s Worse?

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by Becoming WorldlyI was talking with a homeschooled friend the other day who was raised fairly similar to how I was, with a more structured and less impoverished environment, and we were sharing stories. This and a few other things got me thinking. We both went on to higher education, got our masters degrees. The conversation between us … [Read more...]


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