Tag Archives: Religion

Lifetime’s “Preachers’ Daughters” Shows Everything That is Wrong with Purity Culture

Tweet This week, I came home to my sister watching a show On Demand, Preachers’ Daughters, that followed the lives of three different daughters who had one or both parents as pastors. As someone who grew up in a family that regularly attended a Pentecostal church, I was interested in seeing how Lifetime would choose to [...]
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“If you were telling the truth about this, God would have kept you conscious to bear witness to the abuse against you.”

TweetKiera Feldman has a disturbing piece in The New Republic on sexual assault at Patrick Henry College, aka “God’s Harvard,” a tiny elite evangelical school “with an outsized influence as a training ground for the religious right and a pipeline to conservative jobs in Washington.” The majority of PHC students have been homeschooled in the teachings of the Christian patriarchy [...]
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A woman who was denied treatment when she miscarried is suing the Catholic Bishops

Tweet In a first of its kind lawsuit, a Michigan woman is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after a Catholic hospital refused to properly treat her when she miscarried.  Tweet
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Video: 13-year-old calls for marriage equality at his Bar Mitzvah

Tweet 13-year-old Duncan McAlpine Sennett used the bible to argue for marriage equality. It’s pretty simple: “The definition of traditional marriage has changed a lot since the days of the Torah, so why can’t it change just a little bit more so everybody can marry who they love?” Fabulous question.  Tweet
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Hard truths and no more lies: talking to boys about violence

Tweet This past weekend, I found out what a “THOT” is. I was invited to speak at Union Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., for a conference they held to address black youth and violence. Trenton is a city no larger than eight square miles, with a population of around 80,000, and has had more than [...]
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