“How To Win Over Depression” – review – 137 – 159

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Books like this make it almost impossible for me to believe that there’s any meaningful difference between fundamentalism and more mainstream evangelicalism. Theologically there’s no real difference that I’ve ever been able to find, and all the differences I can find are surface trappings. In my view, fundamentalism and evangelicalism are on a sliding scale of how much modern culture they’re willing to adapt; fundamentalists are just stuck in the 60s while evangelicals are stuck in the 90s. … [Read more...]

Redeeming Dinah: The Errors of Ron Williams, the IFB, and Gothard’s Esteem of Rabbinical Writing as Holy Writ

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceEditor's note: In light of everything that has come out about the Duggar family and Josh Duggar's molestation of his sisters it might be a good thing to revisit what Bill Gothard and others connected with the IFB think about defiled females. This was originally published in 2011.On April 8th, only twelve days ago, ABC's 20/20 aired an episode entitled, Shattered Faith, which focused on the physical and sexual abuse of young women within the Independent Fundamental Baptist affiliated churches (IFB). It also mentioned the powers attributed to the use of the rod of discipline found in Proverbs and the literal translation about the … [Read more...]

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The Duggar Story – Thoughts and LInks

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by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch The ShepherdDear friends,My heart is so weary and grieved. Again. Reports of child molestation by a member of the Duggar family (19 and Counting reality TV show) have hit the national news, and my Facebook feed has been exploding. Again. Yet another representative of the large family & home schooling movement caught in a devastating sexual scandal. It doesn't just hurt because I am a Christian mama of 10 who has been home schooling nearly 25 years. It hurts because the lives of so many of my dear relatives and friends have been badly wounded or utterly destroyed by pedophiles and other abusers. … [Read more...]

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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...]


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