CC image courtesy of Flickr, Grufnik. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog. It was originally published on July 11, 2016. I grew up in a conservative homeschool family and religious community firmly ensconced in the Christian Right. I was raised to be a culture warrior. I was raised to create change, to be a mover and a shaker. But onlyRead more
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New religious movements take full advantage of homeschooling for their own totalistic ends.Read more
CC image courtesy of Flickr, Kirill Ignatyev. HA Note: This is the third in a nine part series telling Ruth Burger’s, a plaintiff in the IBLP/Gothard lawsuit, story of abuse while in ATI. It is cross-posted from Joe Sands’ blog Incongruous Circumspection and was originally posted on June 3, 2012. Edited by Wende Benner, HA Editorial Staff CW: Descriptions of physical abuseRead more
The homeschooling movement has been one that has been involved in politics from almost the beginning.Read more
HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Beatrix” is a pseudonym.
I loved being homeschooled; overall it was a very positive experience for me. But just as any loving person can overreact, any subculture can miss the point. The point that as a person, I am more than a potential marriage partner; the point that I love living independently; the point that my gender doesn’t define who I am in Christ.Read more
By now, you’ve probably seen this video of a mother of twelve walking through Target, Bible in hand, loudly condemning Target for its trans-inclusive bathroom policy.
Here are some of the things the woman said as she walks through the store:
“Mothers, get your children out of this store!”
“Are you going to let the devil rape your children, America?”
“Repent, wicked Target…the judgement of God is coming on this nation and Target!”Read more
Last Friday, as soon as their mother climbed in the shower, five Sharp children bolted down the driveway of their Auburn, Kan., home.
Before they left, according to testimony in a Wednesday hearing, they took the guns out of a cubbyhole in the house and stashed them at the end of the drive. Then they got a ride from a neighbor to the Shawnee County sheriff’s office in Topeka.Read more
Tomorrow I take my final exam for my first semester of nursing school.
I am one day away from finishing the first leg of something I almost never started. I am also one day away from maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Instructors, friends, classmates, and my therapist all say they knew I could do it.Read more
Information Network for Christian Homes no longer lists child marriage advocate Vaughn Ohlman as a conference speaker.Read more
Patriarchal Christianity tried to kill what makes me, me, and it almost succeeded.Read more