News: It’s A Crazy Evangelical World Out There!

News: It’s A Crazy Evangelical World Out There! April 24, 2014

Lots of interesting stories out there this week following the celebrations of Easter and 4/20 on the same day:

From World Magazine.Com: Looks like Teen Mania/Global Expeditions has lost its Garden Valley, Texas property to foreclosure – Management Mania

Vice.com calls the Lourdes Torres lawsuit against Doug Phillips ‘an indictment of the Biblical Patriarchy movement and fundamentalism writ large’ and explains why this is very bad news for fundamentalism – A Masturbation Lawsuit is Rattling Christian Homeschoolers

American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios is talking about how God allows terrorism in the US o A because ‘He’s a gentleman’. From Right Wing Watch – Sandy Rios Explains God Will Allow More Terrorist Attacks Against America Because “He’s A Gentleman”

From Right Wing Watch again in the extremely bad  marriage advice ideas Pat Robertson tells man to divorce his wife because she was likely molested as a child – Pat Robertson: Consider Divorcing Wife For Withholding Sex, She Was Probably ‘Molested As A Child’

Franklin Graham and Ralph Reed spend Easter going on television to denigrate the homosexual community again. Hallelujah, He has risen. From Forward Progressive – Franklin Graham and Ralph Reed introduce a disgusting new Easter tradition.

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NLQ Recommended Reading …

Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich

Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland

Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce

 


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  • Allison the Great

    On Teen Mania Ministries: Luce can’t manage money to save his life.

    On Vision Forum: I hope that more women come forward. Everyone knows that Christian Patriarchy is just an “ism” and a cult for those who wish to rape and take advantage of women.

    Sandy Rios is one of those people that I’ve mentioned before that gets off on the idea of God punishing the people that don’t agree with her. She’s one of those nasty, spiteful and vindictive bitches that likes to do that infamous “finger pointing” that the really disgusting True Christians ™ do that drives intelligent people up the fucking wall. Can’t stand that woman. I feel the same way about Pamela Gellar. That woman is the most spiteful thing I’ve ever seen.

    It’s time for Pat Robertson to stop talking, eat some Werthers Originals, watch Jag and take a nap. He’s like that racist great-grandparent that you can’t take out in public. “Goddammit, Grandpa, shut up! I don’t care if you cut me out of your will and I don’t get any blood diamonds, those guys over there heard you, Jesus!”

    Franklin Graham is another asshole that needs to stop bludgeoning people with his interpretation of a book that was written thousands of years ago as a message and set of rules for different people who were living in a different world that has absolutely nothing to do with today.

  • Christie

    I would only add that Frankin Graham needs to realize that Christian sexual morality will not make sense to those who are not Christians. To expect those who are not in the Christian camp to act is if they were, is unhelpful.

    All this shaking is not necessarily a bad thing. Some pretty dangerous theology is being reduced in scope and influence. Others theology based more on grace and less on works will have more of a chance to intervene in lives.

    As for the individuals. It is always good to get out a rat and womanizer like Doug Phillips and a serial abuser like Gothard.

    It is always good to remove a cancer that is infecting a host, but the process can be painful.

  • Allison the Great

    You hit the nail on the head. Franklin Graham needs to stop expecting people to live according to religious beliefs that they don’t have.

  • Nea

    “To expect those who are not in the Christian camp to act is if they were, is unhelpful standard operating procedure”

    A bit more accurate that way.

  • Christie

    Sad to say it has been. But that does not mean it is a good thing.

  • Nea

    Oh, I agree that it is very much the opposite of good.

  • Independent Thinker

    On Pat Robertson: If a woman doesn’t want to sleep with her husband there is a good chance the guy is acting like an ungrateful jerk who is loading most of the household work on her shoulders. If your husband treats you like a slave you don’t exactly want to hook up with him in the bedroom. How about make dinner, clean the kitchen, and tell her to take a nap while you take the kids to the park. Not according to Pat it’s lawyer time.

  • Jewel

    That clip was cringeworthy even by normal Pat Robertson cringeworthiness standards!! Did you notice his “slip” where he said, “She wants you to take advantage of her…I mean pay attention to her”? He is really losing it, and not able to keep his mask on very well any more.

  • Jewel

    I’ve lost any modicum of respect I used to have for Franklin Graham. I used to at least respect that his organization did a lot to offer relief and aid to people in disaster situations, and I used to participate in the Operation Shoebox thing where they send Christmas presents to poor children around the world. But the more I learn about his toxic beliefs and hatred, I am unable to support him in any way. Also, I have come to believe his organization is one that “does good” only as a means to get their foot in the door and evangelize those “heathen, hell-bound people” in other countries.