What One IFB Apologist Thinks of People Who Claim They Were Abused

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by Bruce Gerencer cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, now a convicted felon,  was accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager in his church, apologists for the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement and the Hyles/Schaap crime family came out in force to defend their own. They told me things like:He is a man of God and he wouldn’t/couldn’t do such a thing The girl was a whore The girl seduced him The girl was “almost” of age If Schaap hadn’t taken her across the State line, the sex would have been consensual … [Read more...]

On Disguising Logical Fallacies in ‘Feminist’ Arguments

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons While the following may not be a completely universal experience, in my experience it tends to be a common one: when a rape victim starts talking about their experience (especially on the internet), inevitably someone somewhere is going to say something along the lines of “you need to take responsibility for your own choices that led to this.” And then they are shocked– shocked, I say– when someone responds with “stop victim blaming us.” After all, how could they be victim blaming? Didn’t you just hear them argue for agency and autonomy? They are the real feminist in this conversation because real feminists “acknowledge that … [Read more...]

A Personal Response to Voddie Baucham on Mental Illness

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by R.L. Stollar Community Coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous, cross posted from Homeschoolers Anonymous  Over the last week I listened to and transcribed Voddie Baucham’s sermon “Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind.”  I grew up in the Christian homeschool world in which Baucham is popular. I have written numerous times about my own struggles with major depressive disorder and suicidal urges, as well as been publicly critical about the American Evangelical Church’s handling of mental health issues, I take Baucham’s sermon seriously. The ideas he expresses here are admired and continue to be disseminated in the Christian homeschool world. These ideas are damaging to many people and must be spok … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Proud of Mental Illness?

Why do Evangelicals find mental health treatment so frightening and mysterious?

by Voddie Baucham from his sermon "Nebuchadnezzar Loses His Mind" as transcribed by R.L. Stollar from Homeschoolers Anonymous posted on his Facebook feed.Didn't Voddie say that you should never watch television? Sounds like he's been watching a lot of "Law and Order: SVU" and listening to Dr. George Huang on SVU. This is some of the usual disgusting shaming of mental illness and those that suffer from it. … [Read more...]

What is That Sorry Worth?

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalSince my own devastating 'church' experience, I've been reading and learning all I can about abuse. What it looks like. How it manifests. Why both abuser and abused seem to act out their parts as if reading from some ineluctable script, regardless of the finer details of the situation. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Victim Shaming/Blaming is Something Jesus Loves?

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by Kelly Crawford on her blog Generation Cedar - Homeschool 'Victim' Shares Her StoryKelly takes a shameful dig at Cynthia Jeub and all adults that suffered abuse in their homeschooling environment before linking to another victim blamer friend Olivia Brodock of Teaching Good Things. Olivia doesn't name Cynthia or anyone else, but it's pretty obvious who she means since Cynthia's story has been so prominently featured during that time. This is clearly in response to Cynthia. Classy, Kelly, classy. Classy, Olivia, especially you using Homescoolers Anonymous own graphic in your unfunny parody. How Christian. I bet Jesus is just soo proud of you for this one.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Saying Anything About Childhood Abuse is ‘The Spirit of Ham’?

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by Karen Campbell of That Mom - What Homeschooling Moms Really WantSomehow I do not think that Aretha Franklin would like this linking of her great classic song to a homeschooling mother's marginalizing childhood abuse survivors. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Teens Are Responsible For the Problem of Predators?

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by Lisa Cherry of Frontline Family Ministry from her book 'Unmask the Predators'Posted on Facebook by R.L. Stollar community coordinator of Homeschoolers Anonymous … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Rejection of God Causes Anxiety Disorders and Depression?

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by Zach Dasher, Louisiana candidate for Congress and nephew of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson in Mother Jones - Duck Dynasty Congressional Candidate Says Godlessness Will Cause 'Mass Carnage and Mass Death' … [Read more...]

“Real Marriage” review: 3-18, “New Marriage, Same Spouse”

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons [content note: sexual violence, emotional abuse] I’m doing something different with Real Marriage than how I reviewed Fascinating Womanhood and Captivating; with the last two books, I’ve read the entire thing before I started and then did one chapter at a time, trying to keep the message of the whole book in mind. After reading the first few chapters of this book, I realized I couldn’t handle that– not spiritually, not emotionally, not psychologically. So, for this review, what you’ll be reading from me will lean in the direction of gut reaction and instinct, since I don’t know where Mark and Grace are taking this. … [Read more...]


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