“Real Marriage” Review: 177-206 “Can We___?”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I knew before I sat down to read today’s chapter that it had been the one that people found controversial, but I wasn’t familiar with why it had upset some—and I have to admit that even after reading it I still wasn’t sure why it had apparently caused a hubbub. To me, it seemed as though Mark was toeing the conservative evangelical line pretty well. I mean, he was clearly “being Mark,” but he didn’t say anything that I wouldn’t have expected from a lot of other evangelical leaders. … [Read more...]

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Bob Jones University: Hope Before GRACE Storm

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceMy life has become tremendously busy, I've not done a tenth of that which I planned over the past two months, but I am grateful that a friend sent word to me about the status of the Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment's report concerning Bob Jones University.  Its release is planned for the morrow and concerns whether the school appropriately fulfilled their legal obligations to report felonies of physical and sexual abuse that were reported to them by their students.  It also addressed the manner in which the staff, the administration, the school's system of managing student behavior, and the counselors addr … [Read more...]

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Michelle Duggar and the Duggar Family: Hatemongers Hiding Behind Religion

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Remember those robo calls that Michelle Duggar made in order to try and get the voters of Fayetteville, Arkansas to overturn the civil rights laws recently passed in the town protecting people from being discriminated against for race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, family status, marital status, socioeconomic background, religion, disability or veteran status? She succeeded.Way to go, way to hate on everyone in a way Jesus would approve of. /sarcasm … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: The Pill Was a Conspiracy Against the Poor by the Rich?

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Found on Ladies Against Feminism by Jennifer Roback Morse at Mercator.Net - The Ambiguous Legacy of the PillStrangest theory on why the birth control pill was invented. More of the devil is under every bush theory. … [Read more...]

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Duggar Drama: Fighting For a Place in the Front Row?

Not Jill and Jessa but what they might be itching to do to each other is reports are right.

Remember last week's Duggar Dramaz of Jill and Jessa no longer following each other on social media? Apparently that extends also their their respective spouses, Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald too. They do not follow each other. But... why should they follow each other?While this isn't like earth shaking horrible news in the real world, it's not like some poor defenseless kid getting shot by a cop or the fact that the CIA mislead all of us on their torture program, it's apparently passing as 'news'. Which is pretty funny considering there are always going to be people in your own family, or the family of your in-laws that you don't particularly like and wouldn't follow on social media. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull/News: Protest at Steven Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church

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 by Ryan Van Velzer from the AZ Central - Protest held against Tempe pastor for AIDS commentsTurns out that a number of people showed up to protest Steven L. Anderson's hate speech calling for the deaths of gay Americans by Christmas to wipe out AIDS. They came from all denominations and no denominates. One pastor held communion for the crowd while a rabbi was also on hand. Anderson himself came out and spoke to the crowd. … [Read more...]

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Duggar Kama Sutra

Paul Rudnick over at the New Yorker wrote a very funny piece about if the Duggar's wrote a sex manual what it would look like. Especially in light of the fact that no hand holding is allowed in courtship, and side hugs only.One of the funnier bits? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Parents Need To Stop Minnesota From Ending Gender Distinctions In School Sports?

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from Ladies Against Feminism - What's a Social Engineer to do When Parents Get in the Way? and the source piece they are citing from The Federalist - Minnesota Plans To Eliminate Gender Distinctions For High School SportsThe ladies of Ladies Against Feminism were largely silent during the month of November except for a few posts about stylish modest clothing. Too bad they aren't  quiet now because they're joining in the gay fear mongering with Steven Anderson and the Duggars. Nothing like a little old-fashioned fear mongering along the lines of Michelle Duggar's trans-phobic robo calls. Ladies Against Feminism is freaking out over the same thing that Michelle Duggar was, the possibility … [Read more...]

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“Real Marriage” review: 156-176, “Selfish Lovers and Servant Lovers”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [note: this post inspired some swearing] This chapter seems to be laying all the necessary groundwork for the last chapter in the “Sex” section of the book, and from the title (“Can We ____?”) I’m guessing that’s the one that caused some of the firestorm around it. Honestly, unless he does something drastic in that last chapter, I’m going to be a little confused as to why people were so bothered, since he hasn’t said too much at this point that I haven’t heard echoed in plenty of other corners. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: AIDS Free By December 25th – The Duggars Lose Their Homophobe Crown?

The gleeful homophobic put the gays to death and giving illegal medical advice Andersons, Steven and Zsuzsanna

from Raw Story by Steven Anderson, Pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Arizona Pastor Predicts "AIDS-Free Christmas" If All Gays Are Killed, As God CommandsAnd here we thought Jim Bob and Michelle were the hatingest haters of the homosexuals in the world of the Christian Patriarch Movement. Looks like Zsuzsanna Anderson's hubby is trying to snatch that crown from their heads.This extreme hatred of gays to the point where he is advocating killing gay people makes me wonder if Steven is so far into the closet that he's seeing the next century's worth of Christmas presents. Many of these guys in the Quiverfull movement are so obsessed with proving their masculinity by keeping the … [Read more...]

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