Open Thread Discussion on Christian Fundamentalism

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by Vyckie GarrisonOver on the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blog, Defeating the Dragons, Samantha is looking for input on readers' personal experiences with Christian fundamentalism.One of the questions she asks is: I know that some of you … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitudes?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in Don't Allow Bad Attitudes - April 8, 2013 I have been posting about training our children to have obedient ears. Another important area of child training is training our children out of bad attitudes. It is the fleshly nature to respond … [Read more...]

The Jonathan Nichols Story: Growing Up Gay in the IFB Church

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by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a brief excerpt of a story about Jonathan Nichols. Jonathan grew up in the Newark Baptist Temple,  the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church ((IFB) pastored by my wife’s uncle, James Dennis.  The Pastor (Jamie) Overton … [Read more...]

At What Point Is Faith Really Child Abuse?

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by CaluluTrigger Warning!Yesterday I saw a very disturbing video that was filmed last weekend, on Easter Day, in front of a United Methodist Church in North Carolina. The church is letting from it's Easter services while a young boy stands with a sign that reads like something out of Westboro Baptist and yells at the church … [Read more...]

Daughter of the Patriarchy, epilogue: What does leaving fundamentalism look like?

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by SierraOccasionally, I get asked whether or not I ever actually left my old fundamentalist church. My story on No Longer Quivering followed my journey up to the first year of college. I’ve wrestled with how to explain what happened in a proper narrative form, because the circumstances … [Read more...]

Connecting Homeschooling and Religious Abuse

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by Becoming WorldlyI was asked a very good question by a homeschooler recently and figured I’d answer it here as well, expanding on it a little bit. The essence of that question (as I understood it) was “Why are you including homeschooling in your discussion of religious abuse? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: State Schooling Dirtier?

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by Colin Campbell in Meat For Men - March 28, 2013 "Parents who homeschool have considered what's in the box of public education and they dare to be different. State schooling conforms to humanistic society and the box is getting dirtier by the day." … [Read more...]

Good Baptists Don’t Dance 1971-72

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by Bruce GerencserIt’s September of  1971 and I am fourteen and a ninth grade student at Central Junior High School in Findlay, Ohio.Seven months later, in April of 1972, my parents divorced, and a  few months after that Mom married her first cousin and Dad married a 19-year-old who had a little girl. … [Read more...]

Sunday Challenge Answers – How Has Your Self Body Image Changed?

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Answers to Sunday's question of the day from our readers -Fledgling FeministSierra and Libby Anne were the first ones who honestly challenged me about modesty. I always had a sense that “some people just take it too far,” like making women wear burqas or … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Social, Political & Culture War?

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From Gary Bauer of American Values and the Family Research Council "We are engaged in a social, political, and cultural war. There's a lot of talk in America about pluralism. But the bottom line is somebody's values will prevail. And the winner gets the right … [Read more...]


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