Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

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How Male Dominated Religion Bleeds Women

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by Cindy FosterMy husband, Paul, and I were enjoying some Mexican food at a restaurant near where we were staying in Houston last night.Sitting at a table in very close proximity to ours was a Muslim family.  We see a lot of Muslim families these days, but more so … [Read more...]

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Yes

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by SamanthaBetty, Joan and Peggy from the AMC show "Mad Men"(Editors note: Betty Draper Francis is one of the clearest representations of what the old fashioned complimentarism that patriarchal religions push as the only answer.}The first time I ever heard … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Goodwill Sweaters Have Demons?

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by Pat Robertson on Monday, February 25, 2013 on The 700 Club - Video at link Robertson was answering a question from viewer Carrie, who wrote:"I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other secondhand shops. Recently my mom told me that … [Read more...]

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Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage? Part 1

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by Bruce GerencserEvangelical Christianity teaches that humans are, by nature, sinners. Humans do not become sinners, they are sinners. Humans are born with a sin nature. From the very moment they come into this world they are sinners. This is the lot of … [Read more...]

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Love

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by SamanthaAfter my family left our fundamentalist cult, and my life turned upside down –many of the things I’d been told were “true” started unraveling. I started seeing patches of my life, of the way I had been taught to think, were hideously wrong … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Marriage Crisis Part 1?

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By Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters article "Why Am I Not Married?" - July 1, 2010 Is There a Problem?If there is a problem, we believe it’s not that so many young people are not married – it’s that so many young people are … [Read more...]

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Standing Up to Spiritual Abusers via Social Media Today #WhoWouldJesusSue

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by Vyckie Garrison Survivors of spiritual abuse are making a push today to call attention to the outrageous tactics employed by pastors and other religious leaders to silence their victims - specifically, we're calling attention to Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his adult stepson, Alex Grenier who came forward to report that he was physically abused by Bob Grenier after Bob … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Chastening Children

Quiverfull leader, Jonathan Lindvall's "consistent chastening sequence" ... guaranteed to make every instance of "biblical discipline" last an hour or more. ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ Step #1: Immediately Send Them to Privacy Step #2: Require a Confession … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Protective Culture?

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by Geoffrey Botkin "The Reasons of Optimism, Part 5" of the Western Conservatory of the Arts & Sciences and Vision Forum - December 22, 2012 What this man understood was that women are impressed by real men who are going about doing what men were created … [Read more...]

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