News: Christian Right Mega-Church Minister Faces Mega-Mutiny For Abusive Behavior

from Alter Net Calvinist super-star Mark Driscoll is the iconic figure at the heart of a church empire that spans five states and fifteen locations. Founder of the Mars Hill franchise, Driscoll boasts a flock of 14,000 members plus hundreds of thousands of listeners and readers via web and print media, including, until last month, 466,000 followers on Twitter alone. … [Read more...]

Part 1: A New Hope

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalPlease welcome a great new addition to SASBN - Living Liminal In late 2005, after many years attendance, my husband and I left the church where we had met and been married. We left with sadness because, although we had received from this church much which was good and life-giving, we had come to realize there was no longer a place for us there. (The senior pastor, himself, had declared this to be the case during one of his Sunday morning sermons!)  We knew we were not alone - there had been a steady exodus from this church for some time. The ‘my way or the highway’ approach to church leadership does tend to create casualties. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Say What? Hitler Was The Anti-Christ

Caution: Godwinning below. Found on Facebook on a random person's timeline. Posting this as a cautionary example of what can happen when you have very little education and pick up a Bible. Reads like the writer just read a book on Hitler. Is Hitler the Anti-christ? You decide!(Martin Luther a leading/pioneer protestant revolutionary is also from Germany=very good!ATTN: Though this is end time prophetic foreshadowing on my part it does not replace Biblical end time prophesy based on an understanding of Biblical scriptures which understanding is  a gift of the Holy Spirit! … [Read more...]

Sexuality and Shame, Part 1: Sexpectations

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsPlease welcome our newest member of the SASBN Kaleesha Williams! She's written a great series on sexuality we'll be posting! Welcome aboard Kaleesh! “Shame, boatloads of shame Day after day, more of the same Blame, please lift it off Please take it off, please make it stop” -The Avett Brothers … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kevin Swanson Loves Him Some Ad Hominem Nazi-Talk

from Right Wing Watch - Eric Metaxas Points To Gay-Inclusive Churches As Proof America Is Turning Into Nazi Germany Yesterday, Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio posted an interview with conservative author and speaker Eric Metaxas, showing once again that it is almost impossible for a Religious Right figure tobesoextreme that others will refuse to associate with them. … [Read more...]

Behind The Mask: Why We Join Patriarchy & Mask Our True Selves

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeHave you ever asked yourself exactly how women get into fundamentalist-patriarchy Christianity and why they stay? What emotional payoff are they getting? What drives the desire to completely immerse oneself into a system that devalues you as a human? Giving up all autonomy for the sake of male rule? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Patheos Apostates?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerSpiritual Sounding Board wrote about a recent Kevin Swanson hissy fit where he defended ATI's Bill Gothard, you know the guy, we've written about Gothard here a great deal and started speaking out a few months ago about the survivors of his sexual harassment and abuse of teenagers as it's been reported over at Recovering Grace. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Let’s All Blame The Beatles?

by Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio at Right Wing Watch - The Beatles Encourage DemonismReligious Right talk show host Kevin Swanson is joining other conservative pundits in trashing the Grammy Awards for becoming, in his words, a “satanic pagan orgy.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lessons Learned From The Duggars?

by Nathaniel Darnell from Persevero News - Three Lessons to Learn from Duggars' New Courtship Jessa Duggar is gone-a-courtin! The fifth oldest of the 20 Duggar children has begun a courtship with a young man named Ben Seewald, reports Yahoo!, and it appears the courtship will feature prominently in the family’s TV show 19 Kids and Counting. It’s a good thing the Duggars don’t seem to mind living in a house of glass because no doubt they are going to be getting a lot scrutiny as they look to give their first daughter away in marriage. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Demons Get To Wreck Your Car If You Watch Porn?

by Pat Robertson from The 700 Club - The Raw Story: Demons Get Permission To Wreck Your Car From X-rated Movies Televangelist Pat Robertson warned a viewer on Tuesday that watching horror entertainment shows like The Walking Dead or pornography could allow “demons” to wreck her car.“I was watching a horror movie the other day of the recommendation of others,” a viewer explained in a letter to The 700 Club. “It was rather strange and awfully macabre. And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church.” … [Read more...]


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