Thou Shalt Not Touch: The Six Inch Rule

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine for a moment, that you are sitting in the pew of an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church. You are 16 years old and sitting next to you is your 17-year-old girlfriend. Like normal teenagers, you are sitting as close as possible to your girlfriend and you are holding hands.The pastor is getting ready to preach and he asks everyone to turn to 1 Corinthians 7:1,2. With a thunderous voice, the pastor says, THE BIBLE SAYS: … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Getting Groceries

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by CaluluJanuary 13th, 2013 – Culpeper, VirginiaToday I decided to venture out to my local favorite grocery store wearing a hijab. I’ve not gotten brave enough to wear one of my abayas along with a hijab, niqab or burqa yet. Based on the reaction … [Read more...]

Beyonce in the Hands of Jesus Freaks

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by The Crunk Feminist Collective(Editor's note: Cross-posted from the CFC site.  Posting it here because it brings up another dangerous theme in Patriarchal Christianity - racism.  Some of the other Patheos bloggers called out their commenters and others on this subtle and not-so-subtle racism that seems to be flourishing in the Fundamentalists, Evangelicals and other forms of Patriarchal faith. Regardless if … [Read more...]


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