Thursday, July 12, 2012

Commentary Tidbits

Leaving Fundamentalism: Jesus Jihad: Could There Be a Christian Bin Laden?

Wonkette: Texas GOP will literally and non-metaphorically ban critical thinking in schools

Miami New Times: Shirley Gibson Accepts Anti-Gay Group's Endorsement, Promises to "Review" Gay Rights Ordinance

Religion Dispatches: Pledging Virginity to Dad: A New Doc Explores the World of 'Purity Balls'

Politicus USA: And Google Shrugged: The Insane Fundamentalist Dream of Boycotting Google

Truth Wins Out: Has Exodus Genuinely Changed Its Ways? Who Cares


  1. It strikes me that girls pledging their virginity to their fathers is simply creepy.

    After all, he doesn't own his daughter's sexuality. And, second, what's the deal with virginity, anyway? Why is it worth a formal ball, and not, say, her math grades?

    1. Paul -- It creeps me out too. The whole thing is about reducing women to sexual/reproductive objects, rather than full people. I think it's also motivated by men who want to control their daughter's sexuality. Join the 21st century, folks.


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