Lots of links involving the Duggar family this week online. But most of them are rehashing of the one interview the Duggars did on NBC’s “Today Show”. If you didn’t know it another season of their TLC channel show, “19 Kids & Counting” premiered.
Apparently footage from the show revealed what TwoP commenters have been saying for ages, that Jinger Duggar will be the first to leave the cult compound – Huffington Post – Jinger Duggar, Of ’19 Kids & Counting’ Wants To Move To The Big City
And that clip of Jim Bob Duggar making a semi-salacious remark about having fun trying for child #20 on The Today Show that inspired Vyckie to write “The Natural Used of a Woman? Making Babies For God’s Army No Matter The Risk”
The Duggars good buddies the Bates now have their very own TLC channel series with the Dominionist Theology triggering title of “The United Bates of America”
Now, onto things not directly Duggar-related.
An older case of abuse at an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church and children’s home that the police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana are declining to investigate much less prosecute even as there are plentiful witnesses and victims. Mother Jones and other media outlets have written about the abuse that took place at the Liberty Baptist Home for Boys in Longstreet, Louisiana. From Chuckietravels.com – Unto the Least of These ~ Part 3
If you are still confused as to what ‘spiritual abuse’ actually is then take a look at Sisterlisa Discusses Spiritual Abuse – The Unconditional Pastor: Bob Greaves
The people at the blog Stuff Fundies Like have put together a very funny yet sad bingo card for Church Sex Scandal Bingo – What would a spiritual abuse or quiverfull bingo card look like?
If you’ve struggled with the question if you should or should not go to church post spiritual abuse here’s an interesting series written by a pastor who’s stopped going to church for the summer – Sojo.net – Church No More
Sexual abuse blame shifting is alive and well in more than just the Independent Baptist Church and their recent scandal involving Jack Schaap. Now some Catholic priests are claiming that the teens are seducing the priests. From Huffington Post – Father Benedict Groeschel, American Friar, Claims Teens Seduce Priests in Some Sex Abuse Cases.
The submission of Christian wives by A Little Whine & Cheese blog – She Submitted. Then She Snapped
What are the real costs of having baby after baby as demanded by the Patriarch Quiverfull crowd? – From The Momma Knows blog – Effects of Militant Fecundity on the Mother
Several excellent pieces by Libby Ann of Love, Joy Feminism this week – “Little Bundles of Sin” : Evangelical Child Rearing and The Christian Homeschool Movement and Nostalgia
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