News: Clean Religious Version of “Fifty Shades of Grey”?

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According to E! Online the Christian world is firing back at the perceived smut-fest that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" with their own film on love. It's being released to theaters on the same day as "Fifty Shades", Valentine's Day 2015 and it's titled "Old Fashioned" and is about old fashioned love and romance. I guess this means there will not be any black leather and bondage.E! Online: There is a Clean, Religious Version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" Hitting Theaters at the Same Time … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Engaged to Ben Seewald?

From Hollywood Gossip and a pile of other sites: Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Secretly Engaged .... or Married?This one is pretty dumb and quite a stretch, even in the world of Duggar Family news. Posting here for discussion.Last we checked, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were not officially engaged ... but a new Instagram post from her sister Jill has given us pause. Jill Duggar (or Jill Dillard, to be more accurate) sparked the latest engagement rumors surrounding Jess and Ben. All it took was a simple hashtag. "Lunch with my sweet sis @jessaseewald today!" Jill wrote on the photo-sharing site, adding casually "#jessaseewald #jillmdillard #sisterlunch" Jessa … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins and Rape Rape

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI have a friend who was raped by a friend of hers—someone she had had sex with before. It’s just that this time, she said no, she wasn’t up for it at the moment, and he didn’t stop. It wasn’t “violent”—she basically disassociated and laid there in shock that this was happening to her. He was someone she had trusted. This experience led my friend into some risky behavior—she figured there wasn’t any point in keeping herself safe, as there was no “safe”—and ultimately put her into therapy with serious PDST and terrible, incurable nightmares. She recently told me she doesn’t think marriage will ever be in the cards for her—because o … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Retracting Harmful Words Towards Gays in Church

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from Buzz Feed -Exclusive: 9 Former Ex-Gay Leaders Join Movement to Ban Gay Conversion TherapyShort excerpt from the letter: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Filthy Shades of Grey?

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by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog - To the women of America: 4 Reasons to Hate 50 Shades of Grey … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar’s Intended Ben Seewald Hates Catholics?

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According to The Daily Mail and Celebitchy Jessa Duggar's court-er Ben Seewald posted a long anti-Catholic rant on Facebook that mysteriously disappeared about an hour later. Wonder if the Duggars or TLC made him take it down?From Celebitchy - Jessa Duggar's Boyfriend Posts Rant Against Catholics, Then Deletes It … [Read more...]

News: Abusive Christian Cults Sexually Abusing Children Isn’t Just a USA Problem

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from Australia's The Age there's a lengthy article about a church cult operating there known as Friends And Workers. There has been allegations of child sexual abuse by some of the members. One of them was recently convicted of child sexual abuse - Chris Chandler. Chandler is guilty of doing something similar to what IFB pastor Jack Schaap has done: he used his position counseling sexual abuse victims to prey upon them and re-victimize them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Judge Poor Old Bill Gothard?

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by Nellie from her blog Snatchlings (sic) - A Time for Grief, and Gratefulness I've also been feeling grateful for God's work in my life, through the Institute and afterward. Of course, without the afterward I might not be as grateful. ;) But God routinely uses broken vessels (well, what else does He have to use?). In fact, that's what He's chosen and ordained to work through. Not to minimize Mr. Gothard's sin and hypocrisy one iota, but we are all sinners and hypocrites, and we're lucky God uses any of us to advance His kingdom and glorify Himself. The fact is, God chose to do a lot of good in my life and teach me a lot of things through Mr. Gothard (and the many wise people around him). … [Read more...]

News: What Does Fundamentalist Evangelical Christianity Look Like in Politics?

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Through the years the Christian Right has tried mightily to advance their culture and rules on the masses in our nation with somewhere mixed effect. Every now and then one of them with extremist views manages to get elected or win a primary. Southern Baptist Pastor Jody Hice just won the GOP primary for a senate seat representing the state of Georgia. He has some scary, not very Christian, Christian views.  … [Read more...]

Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 4

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Spiritual Sounding BoardObstacles that Second Generation Adults like Lourdes Torres-Manteufel must overcome when exiting threatening, high demand situations and groups like Doug Phillips’ Vision Forum “When we leave, we actually don’t have what we need to survive outside.” ~ Jill Mytton … [Read more...]


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