Updated 6:30 – In Touch Has Copy of Josh Duggar Sex Offender Police Report

Looks more and more likely that the rumor of Josh sexually molesting someone is true. Amazing that they were able to bury all of this for such a long time. In Touch Weekly has a copy of the police report posted at their site and had this additional information on the allegations: … [Read more...]

News Update: Josh Duggar Sexual Abuse Rumors Hitting Main Stream Media

Now the allegations published in In Touch Weekly have started to hit more legitimate news organizations such as Salon, Philly.com and Zap2it (part of the Chicago Tribune media group). It's not just the Inquistr and other tabloids like Hello commenting on it.  Josh and Anna plus kids faced paparazzi landing at Reagan National airport in Arlington, Virginia.Time will tell how far the story goes and if it will spark a demand from the general public for TLC to cancel the Duggar's television show "19 Kids & Counting" … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar – Sexual Abuser Rumors Possibly True?

This evening while perusing Facebook  found a disturbing link to a story about Josh Duggar at the Facebook group page Duggar Family News. They posted a link to a story that seems to confirm the ten years of rumors we've all heard about Josh, that he was sexually inappropriate with an under age girl. The article at In Touch magazine confirms that there was a police report that was never investigated until after the statue of limitations had already passed on any possible crime. The article claims Josh is an “alleged offender” in an underage sexual abuse probe.From In Touch - '19 Kids and Counting' Son Named In Underaged Sex Probe (If that title isn't click bait I don't know what is..) … [Read more...]

Jason Lisle Says There is No Such Thing as an Atheist

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine, for a moment, that every time someone told me they were a Christian I told them that they weren’t really a Christian because there is no such thing as a Christian. It says right here in the Book of Bruce Almighty® that everyone knows that Bruce Almighty exists and that anyone who says they are a Christian is suppressing their knowledge of the existence of Bruce. The Christian would likely say that they know they are a Christian because Jesus saved them and they believe the teaching found in the Bible. Imagine if I REFUSED to allow the Christian to authentically tell their own story.  Can you ima … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Make Cookies & Don’t Stress Out Your Husband By Making Him Do Things

by Todd & Jessica Smartt from Smartter Each Day - 10 Things A Man Needs To Be HappyEditor's note: On the surface this sounds sort of sweet and charming, but it's the essence of what a patriarchal marriage looks like. Man works and uses his free time to go fishing and gets enough alone time not to be stressed out by the kids while the little woman makes sure there are meals, cookies, a clean house and kids trained enough not to stress poor poor Daddy out. This is what Christian Complementarianism looks like. … [Read more...]

How To Win Over Depression – review 88 – 112

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons In the two chapters I’m going over today– “The Place of Anger in Depression” and “Self-Pity and Depression”– Tim makes an argument based on commonly held attitudes among evangelicals and fundamentalists. As I’ve talked about in the past, the common understanding in Tim’s circles is that there are “good” emotions and “bad” emotions– and the “bad” ones are sinful. In my experience, there are two emotions in particular that seem to be universally reviled in evangelicalism: anger and self-pity. He is building on that assumption, relying on a typical evangelical’s willingness to accept the claim that all anger and all self-pity is … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Get To Cranking Out Those Babies Young Or Else?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Laughs At Man's WisdomEditor's note: Your Mother's Day fear-mongering, anti-education, anti feminism fear tactics courtesy of Nancy Campbell. She's blaming and shaming a lot of different things in this one short posting. Laughing, oh Nancy, your hatred is showing again. … [Read more...]

How To Win Over Depression – review 49 – 87

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsTrigger warning - Christians blaming depression on lack of faith Before we really get into it, I would like to do a brief compare and contrast between what the medical community says and what Tim says about the possible causes for depression. This list is collated from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Health, and WebMD: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Thinks She Knows What ‘Biblical Marriage’ Is?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Don't Give  Up Praying!Editor's note: As everyone knows the Supreme Court in the United States is currently mulling over if the states have the right to deny a license in a same sex marriage and if they must recognize same sex marriages from other states as valid. This is what is before the Supreme Court right now. Nancy and others seem to think that this issue is if same sex marriage is legal at all. That's not the only misconception Nancy holds. She actually believes that the only type of 'marriage' approved of in the Bible is one man to one woman. If she bothered to read her Bible for understanding she's find that people in the Bible practiced … [Read more...]

News: The Fall Out From Arkansas Rehoming Representative Justin Harris

Remember back in the spring when the news of Fundamentalist Evangelical Arkansas state rep Justin Harris rehoming his adopted daughters with a sex offender emerged? It has had some good effect, even if Harris is too deluded and shameless to do the right thing and step down from his position in government. It resulted in Arkansas passing a law criminalizing rehoming adopted children without court approval. It remains to be seen if this is going to effect voter support for Harris when he next comes up for reelection. Small steps forward. Now if all the other states in our nation would pass similar laws there would be more protections in place for children of adoption. … [Read more...]