November 4th, 2009


Today's catch on the inter-net

I'm a former abuser... and Should you dump a former abuser? are two related articles, the first sparking the second. The Salon letters are, as always, quite interesting.

Natalie Portman, recently on Top Chef in a vegan challenge, opts to be one of those strident, obnoxious vegans that give the rest of us veggie-eating folks a bad reputation.

If you've watched the Dollhouse on TV, you might be interested in this thoughtful article about the real life dollhouse: Hollywood.

Finally, a government report underestimates the number of people with disabilities who have been raped.

Transcript of Joy Behar show, Quiverfull segment on 11/3

Transcript of show with segment about the Quiverfull movement with Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering discussing QF with current QFer Rachel Scott and with author Kathryn Joyce who wrote a book about the movement. (You'll have to scroll through the beginning segments.)

Amazingly, Rachel Scott tried to say she had an egalitarian marriage, that God is a feminist, implied that Catholics aren't real Christians (but denied that when asked), said most QF daughters go to college when they don't, and implied that Vyckie didn't do QF quite right or she wouldn't have been so unhappy.

If you look at her website, what Rachel usually says is very different from the image she tried to portray on the show, to the frustration of everyone who shared that segment with her. She also would hardly shut up and let anyone else speak. Other QF adherents have been shy about going on these shows, but not Rachel! She seems to yearn for the public spotlight.

Some of Rachel's REAL beliefs:

The enemy is also preparing his army for battle. Believers do not need to fear
the army of the enemy but we do need to be aware that they exist. On the other
side there are children being born who already desire to promote the enemy’s
agenda. Some are chosen in the womb through demonic rituals or other forms of
evil. Some are birthed into this world and taught to hate. The only hope these
children have is to find Christ, but until they do they will be
increasingly susceptible to the deeds and plans of the enemy.

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We are presently living in the last generations before Christ returns. The
children that we are birthing right now are the beginnings of this end-time
army of Mighty Warriors who will worship the Lord and prepare the way for His

Several generations fell into Babylonian thinking (Babylon in scripture
usually refers to human thinking and ideals) and the traditional family of:
mother/father, a loving marriage that produces loving children, fell apart
in both society and in churches. People left God's "ideal" and what resulted
were 70+ years of pain and suffering for families.