Open Thread Discussion on Christian Fundamentalism

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by Vyckie GarrisonOver on the Spiritual Abuse Survivor Blog, Defeating the Dragons, Samantha is looking for input on readers' personal experiences with Christian fundamentalism.One of the questions she asks is: I know that some of you … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Fellowshipping?

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by Brian Cranford from BibleBrian Are you someone who says that you are a Christian, but doesn't fellowship together with other believers at a local Church? True believers will want to fellowship with other believers because they are like-minded. The one that says Church is filled with hypocrites … [Read more...]

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roses – how the purity culture taught me to be abused

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by Samantha[warning: I am going to be talking about sensitive, sex-related issues today, including rape and sexual assault. ]First, let me share my rationale … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Victims of Gay Marriage?

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by Linda Harvey of Mission America When I was eight years old my Christmas list had one item: a bride doll. How overjoyed I was when Santa left under our tree that beautiful doll with her white veil and satin dress. This was the stuff of little girl dreams that in my future would be a wedding … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Generational Sin?

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by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog The Bible teaches that sin is organic. It grows and develops, and does so in a natural progression. There are many images of this, but the upshot is that the harvest of terrible consequences does not look anything like the field did when it was first planted.When sin is trans-generational, this means that the apparent innocence occurs in one generation, and the subsequent payout occurs in the third and fourth generation. So, then, when we sin with our fathers, this does not mean that everything looks the same way. The same sin may … [Read more...]

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An Open Letter to Other Recent Open Letters

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by CaluluThis isn't quite a mea maxima culpa, but I did want to take some time to talk about the recent posting of two Open Letter posts involving the Hyles family, the Schaap family and the continuing mess at First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitudes?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in Don't Allow Bad Attitudes - April 8, 2013 I have been posting about training our children to have obedient ears. Another important area of child training is training our children out of bad attitudes. It is the fleshly nature to respond … [Read more...]

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The Jonathan Nichols Story: Growing Up Gay in the IFB Church

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by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a brief excerpt of a story about Jonathan Nichols. Jonathan grew up in the Newark Baptist Temple,  the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church ((IFB) pastored by my wife’s uncle, James Dennis.  The Pastor (Jamie) Overton … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Jews Anti-Christian?

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by Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass The Salt Ministries. He has a weekly radio show and is a frequent guest on Fox News programs along with other television networks such as MSNBC & Court TV (now TruTV)Sigmund Freud was an atheistic-Jew … [Read more...]

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CTBHHM: Contentment Is All That Matters

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 35-38This section is titled “A Thankful Spirit.” Debi begins by contrasting two examples. Here is the first one: I know women who remain perpetually discontented … [Read more...]

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