Quoting Quiverfull: Public Bathrooms and Evangelical Fears?

by Cates from Mary From Martha - My Thoughts on Unmonitored Transgendered Bathroom AccessEditor's note: This is such a hot button issue right now in the religious world. Like everything they protest and fear monger over it all boils down to sex. They fear that transgendered people are sexual predators instead of just like everyone else. Do they not realize they have been already sharing restrooms with the transgendered and not be molested? This is the same argument that Michelle Duggar made in her transphobic robocalls. What do you think about this issue? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hot Tranny Mess Kids?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - Defending the TrannykidEditor's note: Every time I think I cannot possibly find anything more offensive than something said by a Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist prominent minister I find I am sadly mistaken. Just like Michael Pearl this guy, Doug Wilson, has to take it to new and disgusting levels. These are CHILDREN he's talking about and putting down with derogatory terms such as the vile title I used on this piece. Again, where the heck is the love of Christ? Much of what this guy writes comes across as hate speech said merely to hurt others. His entire piece is vile, but I find this bit the most reprehensible. He's talking about a Texas … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Transgenderism Is Becoming Disabled By Choice?

by Sarah Boesveld from the National Post as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Feminism Gives Birth To Demon IdeologyEditor's note: The original author seems to think that transgendered people are some sort of freaks that are trying to become disabled on purpose. How exactly is transgenderism a disability? They make a very clumsy leap from people who cut off their limbs to transgendered people. LAF relates it to demon infestation. All kinds of wrong. The first part is written by one of the editors at Ladies Against Feminism. LAF mentions Jenner in their bit but will not call Jenner by her chosen name of Caitlyn, instead using her old name of Bruce Jenner. … [Read more...]

Part 2 – A Crash Course in Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAlrighty.  Let's start with a quick refresher course from the previous post:Physical sex refers to which secondary sex characteristics a person has.  The binary nature of the system creates problems when someone has a reproductive system that is not fully female or male. Genetic sex refers to the compliment of sex chromosomes (X and Y) present in a person.  Usually, a someone with a female physical sex is XX and a male physical sex is XY - but this cannot be determined without medical testing AND is not always true. Our sexual characteristics are determined by hormonal cascades during early embryonic development.  These … [Read more...]

Part 1 – A Crash Course in Sex, Gender and Gender Identity

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: While this has little to do with evangelicals or quiverfulls it does speak to the misinformation and downright lies that are taught about sexuality in the quiverfull movement and much of Christianity. Knowledge is power, so the next time a Zsuzanna Anderson type starts ranting about alternate sexuality in a hateful way you'll have the knowledge to know they don't know what the heck they are really talking about.The recent furor (in some circles) over Chris Jenner has clarified for me some of the main misconceptions about transgender identity. … [Read more...]

Dude, Seriously? – Answering Kevin Swanson

 by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeRecently Kevin Swanson, radio babbler and righteous rabblerouser against all things not homeschooling fundamentalist Biblical patriarchy has been making more of an ass out of himself than usual. It's not merely due to the fact that he has a new book to flog about and promote by calling everyone that doesn't agree with him an 'Apostate', a title that is also a big part of the title of his new book. Oh no, Kevin seems to be off the internet deep end this week. … [Read more...]

SASBN: Putting an End to the Survivor Wars

by Vyckie GarrisonBreaking free from the absolute control of a cultic group is incredibly hard - it's a soul-wrenching experience and in all honesty, none of us walk away unscathed and completely healthy. Spiritual abuse survivors are hurt, traumatized, damaged and often broken. I wish I … [Read more...]

Unwrapping the Onion: Part 9: Starting a New Life

by Permission to LiveThis post is the final post in a series. Please click here to start with the series Introduction.It’s the spring of 2012 now, and we’ve moved to a new home in a new city and are making new friends and starting over. We’ve officially left the ministry and are making new career plans. My spouse has begun transition and she has been able to go by her new name and female pronouns publicly now after using them at home for months. Only now there is no second guessing over what she can wear when we go out. There is no tripping over which name to use. It’s only been a few months, but she has said “I’m so happy!” with enough frequency that it has actually gotten downright … [Read more...]

Unwrapping the Onion: Part 8: Coming Out, Bit by Bit

by Permission to Live  This post is part of a series of nine posts. Please click here to start with the series Introduction.It was getting harder and harder for my spouse to put on a masculine facade when we went out. At home, after all, he was able to just be himself. It was also starting to feel awkward referring to him as a “he.” The pronouns just didn’t fit anymore. Other people started to notice too. When we went down to visit family over the summer we had several different family members ask if my spouse was gay. Apparently being a feminine male-presenting person attracts attention.The summer of 2011 was significant in another way too. I had arranged to meet up with a friend … [Read more...]

Unwrapping the Onion: Part 7: Charting a New Course

by Permission to LiveThis post is part of a series of nine posts. Please click here to start with the series Introduction.It had been a year since my spouse had come out to me. It felt like it had been much longer. So much had changed and yet nothing had changed. We still hadn’t decided how Christianity tied in with our changing reality: I was leaning further and further away from the idea of God but my spouse still believed. We felt like there were no real answers anymore. Life was not as black and white as people wanted it to be. My spouse was talking more and more about transitioning and I felt like there was no one-size-fits-all in gender identity. Maybe my spouse would become c … [Read more...]