Does Jack Schaap Deserve to Go to Jail?

by Bruce GerencserIf you are unfamiliar with the Jack Schaap story, please read these posts.In a few weeks, we will all learn exactly how long Jack Schaap, disgraced Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, will be behind bars.  Some people think Schaap should be castrated and locked up for … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Childish Homeschooler Syndrome Part 1

Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin at Visionary Daughters - "Childish Homeschooler Syndrome Part 1" It’s been exciting to watch the homeschool “movement” grow up. The firstfruits of this effort are adults now, and we have a sizable … [Read more...]

Homeschool or Public School – What’s Worse?

by Becoming WorldlyI was talking with a homeschooled friend the other day who was raised fairly similar to how I was, with a more structured and less impoverished environment, and we were sharing stories. This and a few other things got me thinking. We both went on to higher education, got our masters degrees. The conversation between us … [Read more...]

The Purity Conversation – My Two Cents

by Kristen RosserIt appears to have started with a blog post called I am Damaged Goods by Sarah Bessey, in which she says:In the face of our sexually-dysfunctional culture, the Church longs to stand as an outpost of God’s ways of love … [Read more...]

Ken Ham Warns Atheists Out to Steal Children and Eat Them Too

by Bruce GerencserEat them, metaphorically speaking.In a recent blog post,  young earth creationist, and snake oil salesman, Ken Ham wrote: … Christians today are hungry to be equipped with the resources to fight the battle before us in this increasingly secular culture, where God’s … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Weaker Sex?

by Wesley Strackbein of Vision Forum "Dead Women in Combat: Does Anyone Care? A Call For Americans to Cherish the Weaker Sex" - February 18, 2013 Our nation’s abandonment of biblical principles has led women to be devalued rather than cherished. As opposed to reacting with shame and outrage at the prospect of women facing the horrors … [Read more...]

Bible Spice & Blame Shifting – Adventures in Recovery

by Calulu“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want..” - The Spice Girls from their song “Wannabe”One of those many things I've come to view differently after leaving Patriarchal Fundamentalism is the tendency of those I was around to blame … [Read more...]

Yes

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...]

Shedding the Burqa Part 2

by Cindy FosterWhile I waited in the car with the kids, my husband stayed behind and told The Preacher that we would be leaving.This was actually the second time he told him.  The first was the day The Preacher administered ‘The Shunning’ … [Read more...]

True Love Waits

by Betty Crux If there is anything I have very, very vivid memories of, it’s youth group at either church we attended. I was a loser, no getting around it.  I wasn’t good looking, and my parents weren’t helping that fact.  I had … [Read more...]


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