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#ChurchToo: Complementarianism and Patriarchy In Crisis, Part 1

Those who’ve been following this blog have known that I’ve long identified as a Patriarch from day one. And in fact, I still do, although I am a laid-back one. At the same time, it’s fair to say that it’s long past time to soberly assess the state of gender relations in the Church. #churchtoo […]

#churchtoo: What Do We Do With King David?

Two weeks ago, Matt Smethurst and Rachael Denhollander ignited what turned into quite the Twitter war over her contention that King David’s conquest of Bathsheba was not a consensual affair but rather a sexual assault. (For the record, I agree with Denhollander, and that is a position at which I arrived almost 30 years ago.) […]

David and Bathsheba: #metoo Before The Hashtag

In the Twitter world, Matt Smethurst of The Gospel Coalition tweeted the following: To which Rachael Denhollander responded: In point of fact, Denhollander has a good point. Sadly, her view is not shared across the board among people who ought to know better. Over the years, I have, on many occasions, heard the David-Bathsheba “affair” […]

Tom Chantry Guilty

I’ve been following the case of ARBCA leader and pastor Tom Chantry for a little over two years. (ARBCA is the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches in America. It is a hub of NeoCalvinism, and Tom Chantry has been a mover and shaker in those ranks. Many ARBCA leaders are either family or friends of […]

Victim Confronts Minister Who Abused Her — RECORDED

Hat tip to Dee at Wartburg Watch. That audio is very telling. I highly recommend that you either (a) read the transcript or (b) listen to the entire call, which lasts about 14 minutes. I applaud Leanne Kay. What she did here is not just brave; she has provided the whole world a first-hand look […]

Great News in the Midst of Tragedy

One of the foremost proponents of child sexual abuse–you read that correctly: proponents—died in the Amtrak derailment.

The Last Closet: Moira Greyland Tells Her Story

…and what a story it is. The book is available at Amazon. Moira Greyland is the daughter of science fiction authors Walter Breen (WB) and Marion Zimmer Bradley (MZB). Both were very abusive on all fronts: physically, sexually, emotionally, etc. They were polyamorous, and their polyamory extended to children. Although her book is just out […]

Child Sex Abuse Ring Busted — With Questionable Tactics

I don’t know if I should drink a beer in honor of the authorities who busted these guys, or excoriate them for their tactics. While their ethics might be questionable here, I cannot say that I lament the demise of these pedophiles. Prison is too soft for them.

TWW and Abuse in the Church: It’s Not About “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing”

Lise, writing in TWW in a firsthand account of an abuse situation handled very badly at Providence Baptist Church, makes a very salient point: People called Doug Goodrich a wolf in sheep’s clothing, I call the Pastors who knew and did nothing the shitty shepherds who let the wolf in. Everyone should read Lise’s story. […]

John Smyth Excommunicated

John Smyth, under investigation for horrific abuses at camps he set up in England, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, has been excommunicated from the church he had been a part of in South Africa, after refusing to cooperate with authorities in England. (HT: Brent Detwiler via FB) This has been a long time coming.

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