News: Jill Duggar Engaged

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From People Magazine – Jill Duggar Engaged to Derick Dillard Make way for a Duggar-sized wedding. The famously expansive Duggar clan, stars of TLC’s hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, will be adding a new son-in-law to their crew in the next few months. [Read more...]

Why Purity Culture Doesn’t Teach Consent

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’m a Star Trek fan, and yes– it’s related. I grew up watching Star Trek loyally, and I’m pretty sure Captain Kathryn Janeway is one of the few reasons why I managed to be somewhat normal. So, when Enterprise began airing, I watched every [Read More...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Cult? Church of Wells Edition

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According to the Wartburg Watch and Ronald Enroth’s book “Church That Abuse” the hallmarks of a cult are – 1.   Control-oriented style of leadership 2.   Spiritual elitism 3.   Manipulation of members [Read more...]

“Equal But Subordinate” and Soft Complementarinism

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer’s Words My analysis of the “Equal but Subordinate” teaching on women in Christianity seems to be turning into a series.  I didn’t intend to do this, but I do believe the implications of this teaching in its various manifestations should be addressed fully.  This, then, is [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Taking Feminist Positions When Convenient: Cognitive Dissonance Much?

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by Kathleen Sloan (Board member National Organization for Women) and Jennifer Lahl (Founder and president of Center for Bioethics and Culture) posted at Ladies Against Feminism and Twin Cities.com – Inconvenient Truths About Commercial Surrogacy It’s time for the shenanigans and propaganda to stop and for the inconvenient truths about commercial surrogacy to be told. [Read more...]