Why I Cannot Support Frontline Family Ministries’ Abuse Prevention Week: Part 1 – Introduction

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator Part One, Introduction Since launching Homeschoolers Anonymous last year, we have called for — and organizationally been working towards — a number of actions from within homeschooling communities. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Abuse Exactly?

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by Kevin Swanson and his sidekick Steve Vaughn from yesterday's Generations With Vision radio show - Transcript at Homeschoolers Anonymous along with other things said by Swanson and Steve. This is in response to the recent series of articles in World Magazine about abuse in the homeschooling culture. … [Read more...]

Apostate: Rene Decartes – Chapter 4

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground  I am reviewing Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate, chapter-by-chapter. So far here are the reviews I have written: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Since I have not written any reviews in a while, I thought I would recap why I am writing these reviews. Then I will go on to review chapter 4. Apostate outlines what Kevin Swanson calls the demise of the Christian west. In particular, the book focuses on men, philosophers and other intellects, who Swanson claims broke down the Christian faith and morality and left us with tolerating gay people and voting for liberals. Here’s his latest trailer on his book that will give … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public High School is… a Concentration Camp?

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by Ray Fournier from No Greater Joy magazine - From Behind Enemy LinesHave to wonder if this guy has ever actually visited a prison or a concentration camp since he's so cavalierly tossing about those descriptions of the high school he teaches at. I do know one thing, if this guy was teaching any of my children after reading this article filled with religious hyperbole I'd go down to that school and ask to have them transferred out of his classes. Breaking Godwin's law again seems to be something the extremes in religion love to do.  … [Read more...]

News: Texas Homeschooling Parents Didn’t Educate Because ‘Rapture’

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Coming out of Texas is some rather disturbing information on why one homeschooling family decided not to teach their children the basic minimum of education.  Because they were convinced that the Rapture was coming soon and with the soon return of Jesus educating their was a waste of time.From Addicting Info - Texas Conservative 'Christians' Didn't Educate Their Children Because They Believe The Rapture is Coming … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Esther and Her Mother

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 182—183We’re still in the chapter on loving your children. Remember, Debi has told women to love their children by loving their husbands, and to love their children by not concentrating too much on loving Jesus. Now, for the first time, we actually turn to loving the children themselves. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). … [Read more...]

The Old Schoolhouse Says Child Molestation Allegations “Are False”, Insinuates Possibility of Legal Retaliation

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousLast week we reported that Paul and Gena Suarez, owners of the “global homeschooling company” The Old Schoolhouse, have been accused by a former key employee of (1) allegedly protecting several known child predators and (2) shaming and silencing members of their community who tried to stand up and do the right thing. Yesterday Hännah Ettinger covered the story on Patheos as well: “Publishers of Christian Homeschooling Magazine Exposed for Protecting Child Abuser.” It has also been claimed that David Gibbs III — who is involved in the mediation process between the abuser’s family and the victim’s family — allegedly told the victim’s … [Read more...]

This is What Child Abusers Look Like in Homeschooling Communities

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by R. L. Stollar cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousWe like to think that we know what child abusers look like. That we can pick them out of the crowd based on their creepy mustaches, darkly-tinted cargo vans, or their giant, thick-rimmed glasses.But those stereotypes are just that: stereotypes.And like all stereotypes, they fall tragically short. The fact is, child abusers are not Others. They do not walk around with signs that say, “Monster.” They are able to violate our trust — and children’s lives and bodies and minds — because we trust them. Which means they have our trust, because they are a part of our community. They are friends and family and teachers and loved ones … [Read more...]

Talking to Kids About Social Services, Part 2

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI wrote yesterday about the fear of social services I received from my parents and from the wider homeschooling community. Once I grew up I realized that this fear was both irrational and counterproductive. Social services was not the enemy, and social workers do important work protecting children from abuse and neglect. Sure, social services isn’t perfect, and they sometimes make mistakes. But what good does teaching children to be afraid of social services do? Absolutely none at all. When I had children of my own, then, I determined to do things differently. I wanted Sally and Bobby to see social services not as an enemy but a … [Read more...]

Talking to Kids about Social Services: Part 1

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismI grew up afraid of social services. Social workers were something of a bogeyman in the homeschooling community, and my parents bought into it completely. In fact, in a recent conversation on the topic with my mother, she insisted that social workers today do in fact take children away from their parents for nothing more than homeschooling. That she still says this today says a lot about just how high fear of social workers was in our home when I was a child. … [Read more...]


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