Apostate: Jeremy Bentham (Chapter 7) AKA Kevin Swanson on Homosexuality. Again.

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground Trigger Warning/Content note: Homophobia, hatred, denial, and emotionally abusive language. I return to review Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. This time, we turn to chapter 7, entitled “Forming the Humanist Ethic.” This chapter focuses primarily on Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) with some discussion of John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), and Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). I have begun to notice a few trends in Apostate. Each chapter highlights a different apostate, but it also highlights a different “sin” or current issue that Swanson wants to emphasize, condemn or rant about. For example: Descartes’ focused on the sin of fortification. Locke … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Three Types of Women – Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSorry for the absence, folks!  I started a graduate school program and had a few action packed weeks.     Debi's about to launch into some truly unique theology today - and she leads off by forgetting to cite the Bible.  Yay for editoral prowess! "When God saw how lonesome poor old Adam was, he said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a help meet for him." [Ed. Note: Genesis 2:18] All females agree with God that it is not good for those wonderful eligible men to be alone!  Some men are slower to come to see their need for us tender sweeties than others, but most all men finally come to a place where they are … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: The Catch 22

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 202—204We’re still in the section on modesty, and here we get to the question of pants, which is a heated topic in so many fundamentalist circles. Once we’re through that, we’ll get a taste of what Debi thinks of fat* women, and in getting said taste we’ll touch on an important Catch-22 women face in the purity culture Debi promotes.What About Pants?  We cannot leave this subject without dealing with an issue that comes up over and over again. Is it permissible for a woman to wear pants? Deuteronomy 22:5 is cited as a prohibition against a woman wearing pants: “The woman shall not wear th … [Read more...]

News: “Duck Dynasty” Bible is an Actual Thing?

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Why?From Vicativ -"Duck Dynasty" Bible Joins Long Tradition of Stupid Theme Biblis The Robertson clan continues to expand their $400 million empire of duck calls, sweet tea glasses, and other Duck Dynasty-themed goods, so it’s only natural that they’ve added the word of God to the mix. Earlier this week, Duck Commander Phil Robertson and his eldest son, Alan, announced the release of their latest book, The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible, which will hit retail stores in October just in time for Christmas. The Robertson’s version will feature a King James Translation in addition to 30 testimonials and 125 inspirational quotes from Phil, the family patriarch, and Alan, a pastor. Acco … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homosexuality A Choice? That’s Your Final Answer?

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by Michael Pearl posted in No Greater Joy magazine - Homosexuality and the Brain Recent studies on the effects of behavior upon the brain have proven shocking. You may remember the media delight about fifteen years ago when it was discovered that the brains of homosexual men were different from straight men. It was immediately hailed as proof of the long-advanced conjecture that men who prefer same-sex eroticism are in fact born that way. What better justification for one’s “sexual orientation” than scientific proof that it is totally natural? The defense, “God created me this way” suddenly had irrefutable scientific backing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Should Fight ‘Religious Wars’?

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Franklin Graham at Billy Graham Evangelical Association - Duck Dynasty and the Ducking Church I appreciate the Robertson family’s strong commitment to biblical principles and their refusal to back down under intense media pressure over Phil Robertson’s comments in a recent interview. As the Robertson controversy winds down—at least for now—I have been amazed at how many churches have apparently “ducked” out on the issue (sin). Some were even quick to condemn Phil Robertson. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Buying Girl Scout Cookies Supports Lesbianism?

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Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision radio - Right-wing pastor wants you to stop buying lesbian Girl Scout cookies “Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies,” Swanson said during his Monday radio broadcast.“I’d say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies,” Swanson told listeners. “I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.” … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: September 7, 2013

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 Talking about the other half of the Miley Cyrus VMA performance, Robin Thicke and his rape culture performance and song - http://ericclapp.org/2013/08/28/how-to-talk-with-your-sons-about-robin-thicke/ Sex is only about reproduction and churning out lots of good lil' Christian cultural warriors you say? - http://www.liberalamerica.org/2013/08/31/tea-party-leader-says-sex-is-not-about-fun/ … [Read more...]

When Other Daughters and Sons of Patriarchy Are Trapped

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundWith all the ex-conservative homeschooler blogs out there nowdays, people may be under the impression that homeschool fundamentalism has viritually disappeared among homeschool alumni. To be sure, this Christian movement among homeschool graduates is dying a very slow and painful death. But it is so far from over, and I have so many friends still trapped in the ideology that I constantly feel the tension with old friends and old hangouts.  Here’s just a few  very recent encounters I had with a few graduates … [Read more...]

Fascinating Womanhood Review: Gender Roles

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons TW for homophobia. Before I jump into this chapter, I want to make a clarification. I’ve been doing my best to make sure that when I talk about my marriage that I make it clear that what I’ve experienced and witnessed personally in my life is limited to my experience only, that I’m only making observations that I’m comfortable viewing as generally true about people. These statements are in line with my core values about marriage: that I am not married to a man, I am married to a person. He is a human being that is different and unique, and deserves to be treated with respect to his individuality instead of viewing of him in terms … [Read more...]


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