Monday, May 25, 2015

Commentary Tidbits

Huffington Post: 6 Of The Most Ridiculous Stunts Pastors Have Pulled To Get People To Church

LGBTQ Nation: Anti-gay bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity 

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests: Huckabee defends sex offender; SNAP responds

Washington Post: Republicans’ Josh Duggar problem

Diary of an Autodidact: How Fundamentalism's Teachings on Sexuality Create Predatory Behavior

Friendly Atheist: Ray Comfort: Josh Duggar Wasn’t Really a Christian When He Molested Those Girls 

Mary DeMuth: Dear Mike Huckabee


  1. Interesting piece from Autodidactic, as were a number of the comments. I do not know what data is available with regard to the incidence of sexual abuse in fundamentalists. However, based upon what I have observed there seems to be a connection.

    My lay opinion on the matter that has developed over the years is pretty simple: When people are conditioned to suppress natural and healthy sexual feelings while being reprimanded for having them, that conditioning has a tendency to create unhealthy attitudes about sex and one's sexuality. As a result, sexuality is suppressed and, in many cases, expressed in negative and even predatory behaviors.

    1. Agi Tater -- This is why it's so important to teach healthy sexuality to young people, not this purity culture offal. Young people need to understand consent, respect, mutuality, and healthy ways of processing sexual feelings. This whole sex-is-bad-don't-think-about-it nonsense helps no one.


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