And Speaking of Josh Duggar: The (Second) Fake Rehab Center He’s Going To.

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One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.” It’s simply dismaying–if not infuriating–to see that charlatans-for-Christ can prey upon unwary and gullible flocks by offering them real solutions for serious problems–and I think we can all agree that Josh Duggar has some very serious problems. [Read more...]

It’s Sunday. Do Christians Know Where Their Pastor Is?

Advice he won't take. (Credit: Sarah, CC license.)

As I’ve been doing almost every day since the Ashley Madison scandal broke, I got up and ran a quick Google search for “pastor resigns ashley madison -stetzer”. The -stetzer part is because if you try to run a search without that qualifier, you’ll get a bunch of hand-wringing posts from multitudes of Christian sites (and rather mocking non-Christian ones, obviously) quoting Ed Stetzer, who recently came out with the rather startling prediction that today, Sunday August 30th 2015, 400 pastors would be resigning from their posts because they’d turned up on the customer database for the notorious adulterers’ playground. [Read more...]

The Ongoing Ashley Madison Crisis: 400 Pastors Might Resign on Sunday. Maybe. Any Minute.

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From Ed Stetzer, a Southern Baptist Convention leader who absolutely never gets anything seriously wrong about his religion, comes this fascinating blog post declaring that “at least 400 church leaders (pastors, elders, staff, deacons, etc.) will be resigning Sunday” because their names will be or have been found on the Ashley Madison customer database hack. [Read more...]

The Love Dare: Repackaged and Warmed-Over Glurge.

CATS AND DOGS LIVING... oh, you get the idea. (Credit: Roger H. Goun, CC license. More info here.)

I scared up a copy, got reading, and then went through a second time and made notes. Copious, copious, notes. (Looking back over the notes, I can see I was getting progressively more and more frustrated with the thing – my notes started getting more and more editorial and profane as I went.) I ended up with notes that are almost as long as the book itself. More even than what The Love Dare represents in and of itself, though, it doesn’t actually say anything really new at all regarding relationships or how people should conduct themselves with their romantic prospects and partners. [Read more...]

David Helm Knows There’s a Path to Redemption, Because He Drove A Race Car On It.

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Meet 35-year-old David Helm, an Air Force guy who just got sentenced to 25 years in prison after his court martial trial for various charges: desertion, rape and assault of a child, and indecent filming and subsequent broadcast of the images taken of a woman without her consent. [Read more...]

Another Professional Christian Ends Up on Ashley Madison. (And That’s Not Even the Worst Part.)

This was called "Just Get in the Box." (Credit: Tim Lenz, CC license.)

This professional Christian video blogger (or “vlogger”) showed up on Ashley Madison in their customer leak. And the funny thing is, that’s not even the worst part of this whole story. The way I see it, there is a bigger problem here than that yet another fundagelical husband was sneaking around behind his wife’s back. [Read more...]

Anna Duggar and the Impossible Decision: Why They Stay.

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There are reasons why women in Anna Duggar’s position don’t leave husbands like Josh Duggar. Today I want to talk about some of those reasons. [Read more...]

… And Now We Learn About Josh Duggar’s Secret Facebook Account.

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I need to be really careful about what I say. Last time we talked, I was saying that I was just waiting for the other shoe to drop about Josh Duggar. I clearly used up my allotment of “I CAN’T EVEN” statements way too early on this whole thing. [Read more...]

Let the Spinning Commence for Josh Duggar.

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Yesterday I noted that Josh Duggar, whose name has been linked to the Ashley Madison customer database leak, had not responded to any allegations against him. Well, today he has. It’s a doozy of a story all by itself. [Read more...]

Josh Duggar, OKCupid, and Ashley Madison Walked Into a Bar…

Eventually everythign goes to pieces if care isn't taken. (Credit: McKay Savage, CC license.)

I thought there wasn’t much of a way that a sanctimonious bigot-for-Jesus who molested and abused his own little sisters could ever seem worse, but apparently he has discovered one more avenue of attack. This dude creeps people out like it’s his very own personal mission statement. [Read more...]