News: This Week in Christian Abuse, Perversion and Extremism

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardMarvelous Grace Girls AcademyMy friend, Teresa Frye sent me the following press release about Marvelous Grace Girls Academy:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOKALOOSA COUNTY FLORIDA JUDGE DISREGARDS FLORIDA CUSTODY/VISITATION ORDER, RESULTING IN MINOR CHILD’S CONFINEMENT IN CONFIRMEDLY ABUSIVE FLORIDA FACILITYAn Okaloosa County Judge’s refusal today to uphold a custody/visitation order presented to him is preventing a mother who traveled from Nevada from being with her 14 yr. old child. The child is unwillingly held and allegedly being hidden from her mother and local law enforcement at the Marvelous Grace Girls Acad … [Read more...]

Remember This Guy? Lookadoo Arrested For RU Drunkable?

Justin Lookadoo was featured in Quoting Quiverfull in November 14, 2013 for 'Dateable Girls Know How To Shut Up' for his pushing of the traditional male female gender roles of Evangelical Christianity in public schools. He's spoken at all sorts of conferences through the years hawking his book 'R U Dateable'. … [Read more...]

Patriarchs Behaving Badly: Who Would Jesus Pee On?

This weekend Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition held a big conference in the Washington DC area at the Omni Shoreham Hotel - The Road to Majority conference which was described by one journalist as: "a large group of white conservative Christians gathered in a large hotel and whipped into an ideological frenzy over their mutual hatred of all things Obama" … [Read more...]

So I’ve Been Spiritually Abused, What Next? – How to Recognize and Respond to “Mean” Christians

From Charisma Magazine by Richard M. Salazar Jr. - 5 Signs of a Mean-Spirited Leader I was astounded when a close friend of mine recently forwarded a tweet to me sent out by Dr. Chuck Swindoll a few months back that read, "The problem with mean Christians is that not enough people have confronted them and told them to get lost!" … [Read more...]

Keeping the “Unity of the Body” Without Being a Martyr: You Have the Right to Protect Yourself

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Seeking The LightHow emotionally triggering has the last week or so been? So triggering that last night I had to post this on my Facebook wall: "Dear Former Fellow Church Members From Raccoon Ford Christian Fellowship - If you are not currently on my friends list and someone I actually still have a positive relationship with please do not send me a friends request. If you behaved hatefully towards me when I left the church I really have no desire to be 'friends' now. I've moved on." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Today’s Men & Women?

by Owen Strachan of Desiring God in the Introduction for John Piper's new book "Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood" from pages 19 to 20. You can download it for free and it's filled with bad theology enough to make you chuckle on a rainy Friday. We are going to be pulled as men and women toward certain unGodly behaviors. Men today are told that they are idiots, little boys  who never grow up.  We see such cowardice in both Adam's initial failure  to protect the woman God gave him and his subsequent instinct to blame Eve for his sinful leadership (Genesis 3: 1-7) Women today are told that their value is in their looks, or their social skills, or their ability to dominate men. We … [Read more...]

So I Was Spiritually Abused, What Next?: Bible Verses Atheists Love

by NLQ Founder Vyckie GarrisonValerie Tarico recently asked me to pick a bible verse that I actually like for this article, "Bible Verses That Atheists Love" which she wrote for AlterNet. I'm honored to be included with a bunch of awesome fellow skeptics; many of whom also chose Ecclesiastes (✿◠‿◠)My response was too long and had to be edited for the article. For my friends, here's the unedited version:And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. --Ecclesiastes 3:13 … [Read more...]

Right Wing Family Values and the World’s Greatest Freak Show

by NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison and also posted at Bruce Gerencser's blog The Way HomeDo you remember when it first dawned on you that your relatives are all a bunch of crackpots and weirdos?  Seems like I was around 8 or 9 — my mother worked all night in the casinos and slept most of the day, leaving me alone to protect my naïve older sister from the depraved advances of Mom’s alcoholic boyfriends and worry about my big brother’s drug addiction. I couldn’t count on my grandparents to help — they were too preoccupied with their own divorce, dating, and remarriage dramas.“Holy sugar,” I thought to myself, “these people are seriously messed up!” … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Too Many Prayers on the Field

The rise of the Tebows... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If You’re Living and Breathing You’re Making Some Man Stumble?

by unknown from Go Tell My People - A Letter to my Daughter: Aroused by the Skin of my Wife The more “right” your figure is, the more careful you have to be. And you are a poor judge as to what is “right”. Those breasts or those hips you think are “too big” or “gross”, and positively hate, are the very things that will turn on a man. And again, you are a poor judge to determine how big is too big. That is because there is virtually no female set of hips, ample as they may be, that will not cause a man’s heart to pitter-patter, especially when draped over with a soft clingy fabric. And how beautiful, if that is the man’s wife. But what if she isn’t? She becomes a snare and a fiery dart in the … [Read more...]