Nightline Prime and Purity Balls

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I’ve seen a few documentaries about “Purity Balls” (which, every time I say that, my partner sniggers and I glare at him), and some are better than others. ABC’s Nightline Prime 20-minute documentary of the Wilson’s “14th Annual Father-Daughter Purity Ball” is not one of the [Read More...]

PCC Has Released a Statement

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons   When I was writing my post “‘God is Done with You’: Pensacola Christian College and Sexual Violence“, I tried contacting four different departments at the school. All refused to speak with me, citing policy, and referred me to Amy Glenn, the Chief Communications [Read More...]

No Blurred Lines

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live We were picking up toys in the living room, and the radio switched to Robin Thicke’s song “blurred lines.” After a minute I walked over and changed the station, MS Action stopped her be-bopping and asked “Why’d you turn off that song mom? It’s good [Read More...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Think About Sex EVER If You Are Unmarried?

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by India Irving with quotes from Jessa, Jinger, Jill and Jana Duggar posted at Hollywood Life – ’19 Kids & Counting’ Girls ‘Avoid Men’ & ‘Censor Thoughts’ To Stay Virgins However, until they are married, they aren’t even supposed to THINK about anything associated with baby making! “It’s easy to put yourself into physical and [Read More...]

Church Statistics and Abuse

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [trigger warning for child sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence] I’m not entirely sure when it happened, but from the reading I’ve been doing, sometime in the last 30 or so years there’s been a subtle shift in how churches talk about growth. What my [Read More...]