Saturday News Links August 3, 2013

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University of Manitoba links physical punishment of children to poor health outcomes - http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_23662340/slapping-shoving-kids-tied-future-health-problems In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial Thorn Coyle writes that overcoming racism in our country is a spiritual battle - http://www.thorncoyle.com/blog/2013/07/14/confronting-racism-is-spiritual-work/ … [Read more...]

Hana Grace Williams Trial

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Updated 8-23-13Hana Grace Williams adoptive parents Carri and Larry William's trial for her murder started  on Monday July 22nd.Currently the case is ongoing, with troubling testimony and expert witnesses likening the methods of punishment used to torture. The trial is still in the prosecution stage after a month but they are coming to the end of their witnesses. The defense will be next up. Curious as to what the Williams will claim in regards to why they withheld basic care from their adoptive child. It's really quite indefensible. … [Read more...]

My Brave Sisters

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by AJ cross posted from her blog I am PhoenixThe other day, I saw an ad for a TV show where a group of Amish young people were set loose in NYC. I laughed because I knew what they were going through. I've lived through a similar experience, except there weren't cameras following my every move. I grew up in a cult that was similar to Amish or Mennonite homes, … [Read more...]

Voices of Sister-Moms: Maia & Electra – A Tale of Two Sisters

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From the new series on Heather Doney's blog Becoming Worldly - Voices of Sister-Moms“Maia” and “Electra” are the pseudonyms chosen by the authors, two sisters raised in a Quiverfull family, as part of the “Voices of Sister-Moms” series here on Becoming Worldly. … [Read more...]

Who Was That Masked Man?: Food Insecurity

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by CaluluLast night as I was channel surfing I ran across a political show that was talking about how Congressman Steven Fincher … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverful: Christian Adoption Unapologetics?

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by John Piper of Desiring God - Christian Adoption: Disavowals and Affirmations Here is my effort to express the kind of commitments that would, I think, guard us from the kinds of abuses that have marred this otherwise beautiful movement of compassion and conviction in our day. … [Read more...]

Vision Forum & Defending Parental Rights at the Expense of Children

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by CaluluIt seems that HSLDA isn't the only weapon in the evangelical world against the wicked world supposedly persecuting them. This morning as I was reading through Doug Phillips of Vision Forum's blog, dodging the pleas for money and the ads for all the crap Vision Forum sells, … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life: Part 2

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by Shadow SpringMy twin sister flopped down on her bed, a dreamy look on her face. She was clutching a beautiful down parka to her chest, hugging it like a teddy bear. I sat tentatively on the edge of the bed, swinging my feet that were snugly encased in my new leather boots … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard has negatively affected my life…Part 1

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by Shadow SpringI started this blog to have a space to write about how patriarchal fundamentalist thought had affected my marriage and resulted in disaster on many levels. The truth is that patriarchal fundamentalist thought had already wreaked havoc on my life before I even met my husband, … [Read more...]

Introducing Homeschooling’s Invisible Children

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by Heather DoneyToday I am proud to unveil a collaborative project called Homeschooling’s Invisible Children (HIC). It is a website that collects horrific abuse and neglect cases, including deaths, of children who were homeschooled or whose parents claimed to be homeschooling them. … [Read more...]


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