Finally Heard? The Duggar Aftermath

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveWe’ve called out abuse. We’ve talked about this. For years survivors of the fundamentalist christian homeschool movement have told our stories. We asked people to listen, we asked people to help, we asked for some sort of protections to get put into place for isolated homeschooled children. We’ve pointed out the dysfunction as one by one, the leaders of the movement covered up scandals or were toppled by them.We were called bitter. We were told that we were the only ones, that we were alone in our experience. We were admonished that while one or two homeschooling extremists might have issues, we were sensationalizing to suggest t … [Read more...]

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Vyckie Garrison Media Appearances & The Josh Duggar News Roundup

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NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison has two media appearances today. She'll be on Inside Edition, check your local listings for times, and will be on CNN's "CNN Tonight" current events show hosted by Don Lemon at 10:00 est. Again, check your local listings for times in your area. Yes, the topic of discussion will be the Duggar family molestation news and the dangers of the Quiverfull lifestyle.Recent links posted here: … [Read more...]

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How Josh Duggar Is Getting Away With It

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons [content note for discussions of child sexual assault] Before we get started with today’s post, I’d like y’all to read these two pieces, especially if you’re not aware of what came out yesterday: “What you Need to Know about the Josh Duggar Police Report” by Libby Anne “Josh Duggar says he’s sorry. So what?” by Kathryn Elizabeth Brightbill … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: All Syncopated Rhythm Glorifies the Devil?

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by the Duggar girls on pages 162-163 of their book "Growing Up Duggar" Clearly, if a song's lyrics are glorifying sensuality, immorality, disrespect, violence, suicide, or the use of drugs and alcohol, we have good reason to avoid it. These things are often spoken of or hinted at in the lines of country music, but if we were to point to one genre, it would be rock 'n' roll and its variations such as hard rock and heavy metal. We avoid these types of music altogether. Since its beginnings in the 1950s, this music's main goal and purpose have been to promote every one of the issues we want to avoid. A heavy backbeat and words being sung in a breathy and sensual voice--- and even the style of … [Read more...]

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