Part 14 RU Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideHonestly, I never expected this series to get this long - but the more I read about this program the more freaked out I got.  In fact, my husband argues that signing up for RU's Schools of Discipleship should be legally admissible as a sign of mental incompetence.Today, we look at the work information that RU wants prior to acceptance. … [Read more...]

Christmas Card: Peace on Earth?

Found this on Facebook. Some good Christian Patriarch thought that this would be an outstanding Christmas card photo of his family. Wonder if it's Larry Solomon? What do you think?The image has been removed for copyright reasons. When this was originally posted it was floating around Facebook. Now the photographer has come forward and isn't happy that others are sharing this photo. However if you want to know more about the controversy NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison has written about this image and how it's upsetting folks for Raw Story - Facebook Heaps Massive Scorn on Photographer's Appallingly Sexist Family Christmas Photo and the photo is also with the story on the Raw Story website. Is … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Evanglizing Solves All the World’s Problems?

by Ben Seewald quote by the Inquistr -Jessa Duggar Seewald's Husband Says ISIS Isn't World's Biggest ProblemEditor's note: You knew it was coming, right? Stupid Duggar-related folks thinking they have everything figured out from their little cult in the backwoods of Arkansas. Sunday's showing of 'Jill  and Jessa: Counting On' merely reinforced how sheltered, immature and unrealistic Mr. Seewald actually is.  He should make a fine pastor (not). Complex problems cannot be combated with simplistic solutions. He needs to stick to mowing lawns on Jim Bob's rental properties. … [Read more...]

Ten Things Reality Television and Christian Patriarchs Have in Common – Duggar Edition

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveEditor's note: I know many here have recently emailed me and I have not replied. I still cannot bend my thumb or several fingers or parts of my right hand and am having to get others to type as I dictate or update NLQ. I will attempt to answer all emails this week. Thanks for your understanding!For over two weeks now I've been mostly in the bed due to a systemic infection that nearly caused me to lose my thumb and part of my hand. I haven't been able to do much, except watch television between my bouts in the hospital. While I was horizontal and unable to use my right hand I started thinking about reality television, … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s ‘Counting On’ Television Show Premieres Tomorrow

As you can tell I've been putting off posting about the Duggars some weeks now. There's been a lot about them in the news lately but most of it is either speculation or idle manufactured gossip to promote the new series of Duggar family specials on TLC. Yes, TLC is going ahead with 'Counting On' and they've released an entire series of sneak peek videos promoting the show. … [Read more...]

Part 13 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideNow that RU: Schools of Discipleship has collected enough personal and legal information to steal your identity or mess with your life, they move on to collecting health information.If RU was an employer, they would be allowed to ask if you can perform the job you are applying for.If RU was a medical facility, they would ask detailed questions about your health after accepting you as a patient. … [Read more...]

Part 12 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe've moved on to the Complete Application portion of RU Homes.  So far, you've coughed up enough information for your identity to be stolen (name, address, birth date, SSN), and plenty of information that could be used to steal passwords and/or use as emotional manipulation (current and previous marriages, children's name, age and marital status.)As previously, red/orange marks are for information that has potential to be misused while blue is something I find funny or ironic. … [Read more...]

Part 11 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAccording to the application process on RU: Schools of Discipleship website, you need to read the handbook, fill out an application, then fill out a supporter agreement.  Once you've completed all of that, you send all of the information in and RU calls you to discuss going to the school.My main concern with the application is that it asks for information that is far too sensitive and/or can be used for identity theft long before accepting you into the program.  There is no statement - anywhere - about how they handle the data before, during, or after the program or what they do with the information of people who are r … [Read more...]

Part 10 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide This is the last post from the handbook! … [Read more...]

Part 9 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from  her blog When Cows and Kids CollideI think I can get through the rest of the handbook in two posts.  Today's theme: clothing and cleanliness.  You may be confused - didn't we cover clothing requirements before?  Yes, in Part Six … [Read more...]