Jessa Duggar Says Liberal Christians Going To Hell!

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerAt least that's what Raw Story claims in their story on Jessa Duggar Seewald's recent Facebook posting - Duggar Daughter Casts Judgement Against Liberal ChristiansWhile I hate giving anyone or anything Duggar-related free publicity by posting their antics here this needs to be examined. What exactly is she attempting to accomplish here? … [Read more...]

Ken Cuccinelli, HSLDA, and Identification Abuse

by R.L. Stollar, community coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous. Cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a homeschooling father and long-time political favorite of homeschooling leaders. He has keynoted for Generation Joshua, HSLDA’s youth mobilization organization. And to return the favor, 200 Generation Joshua participants — funded by HSLDA’s political action committee — launched “an early deployment to work with the Cuccinelli campaign [for the Virginia Governorship]” in 2013. This deployment was codenamed “Operation: Shock and Awe” and paired with a Mission Impossible-themed video: … [Read more...]

Christian Cliches “Don’t Cause Your Brother to Stumble”

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsThis is the beginning of a series on various catchwords and cliches that Christians (particularly evangelical ones) are fond of using.  Like most oversimplifications, however, they usually give an inaccurate or one-sided view of the particular issue they purport to be about-- and often, they are based on misunderstandings of the Bible text(s) they are taken from. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What To Say To Depressed Women?

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by Jessica from Smartter Each Day as cross posted at The Humbled Housewife - To the Mom Who Feels DepressedEditor's note: While this is the rare Christian woman urging others to get medical treatment for depression and that's good, having someone else tell you how 'selfish' you are being because you are depressed is really discouraging. I'm glad it jolted the original author into seeking help, but in the world of Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalism it's a message that is repeated again and again, 'You have no reason to be depressed because you are blessed, so suck it up and be joyful'. It's a toxic message that's led to tragedies, such as mothers in the movement who have killed their … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Junk Science and MMS

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Recently it's come out that some in the Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christian communities who believe in no childhood vaccinations, no doctors and supplements and/or herbals and oils for health are using a supplement named Miracle Mineral Solution in a variety of suspicious ways.What is Miracle Mineral Solution? … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Jennyfer Austin – Another Story of Identity Abuse in the World of Homeschooling

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from UK's Daily Mail - Abused, Isolated, and Offered For a $25,000 Arranged MarriageIn the wake of Alecia Pennington's revelations of identity abuse at the hands of her homeschooling parents here's another young woman who has suffered some of the same trials as Alecia. The big difference is that Jennyfer Austin was able to get her identity papers from her mother before leaving the extreme fundamentalist Christian lifestyle.Article has a nice mention of R.L. Stollar's Homeschoolers Anonymous and HARO survey on identity abuse in homeschooling. … [Read more...]

I Dated Christian Grey

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsEditor's note: Samantha wrote an excellent piece with the same title for The Mary Sue - I Dated Christian Grey that sparked some thought provoking dialogue in the comments. Loved this bit: All of this is what happens in the early stages of any abusive relationship, especially with an abuser who uses “BDSM” to disguise his intentions. Victims are instructed by their abusers to view the abuse as normal, and normalcy asspecial. Anastasia Steele and I were so brave any time we dared to “stand up” to him, and Christian and my abuser were so unbelievably wonderful for having brief moments of normal human decency. The danger in  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Grey Isn’t a ‘Real Man’?

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by Tamara Rajakariar from Mercantor Net and as quoted and reposted by Ladies Against Feminism - A real man vs Mr GreyEditor's note: The ladies at LAF are still rattling on about the evils of the film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and ignoring the Christian film response to the movie 'Old Fashioned' This isn't the only new link they've posted against 'Fifty Shades' since a few days ago. Why is this film so threatening to them beside the fact that there is absolutely no mentions of faith in it? It has a merciless dominating male in it, just like in the Christian Patriarchy Movement they all follow, who forces a woman to submit in every way to him. You'd think they might find the … [Read more...]

Buckling That Swash – Please?

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by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was quite simple.  You take 1 incredibly good looking man with the best baritone voice of our generation, and put him in that shirt, and we lose our minds. Trust me, part of it is THE SHIRT.  There should be a law requiring men wear shirts like this. They are romantic, in every sense of the word: romance. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Indoctrinating Your Children Jack Hyles Style?

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by Jack Hyles of Hyles-Anderson College and First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana from his book "How To Rear Infants"Editor's note: This was posted on Bruce Gerencser's blog and it reveals the way that children (and everyone else) are pressured to worship the preacher in Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches. That theology has not worked out well, has it, if you go by the examples of Hyles, Jack Schaap and countless other IFB preachers who've ended their careers in scandals born from their absolute control over others. … [Read more...]


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