Daily Archives: May 14, 2016

The Right to Choose…


Date: May 14, 2016

01) “Quiverfull” Cult Plans Arranged Marriage Camp For Teens


“The religious cult associated with TV’s Duggar family, known as the “Quiverfull” movement, is having a retreat for people who want to set up arranged marriages for their teenage children. Quiverfull patriarch Vaughn Ohlman has a website promoting marriage for “Truly True Christian” children…

…A group of ultra-conservative Christian men are planning to meet up in Kansas later this year to arrange marriages for their pubescent daughters … and they don’t believe their daughters’ consent is actually necessary.

Quiverfull patriarch, Vaughn Ohlman, who runs a websitepromoting early, “fruitful” marriage for Truly True Christian™ children, has announced plans for a “Get Them Married!” retreat where fundamentalist fathers will find, and TAKE, suitably submissive young brides to bear many babies for their adolescent sons.

The weekend retreat, which will be held in Wichita this coming November, is “designed to bring together like-minded families (and their unmarried young men and women) who are committed to young, fruitful marriage and to help them overcome the barriers which have kept their children unmarried.

Read More: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/duggar-cult-founder-plans-kansas-retreat-to-set-up-arranged-marriages-for-teen-girls

My stance on this issue:

It’s one thing to have an important, yet passing, relationship, where perhaps parents would be the ultimate decision maker…Parents can choose where you go to school, for example…and hence, the school teachers in your life…

It puts a sour taste in some MAPs mouths when I say this…but, I largely consider a MAP with child relationship, to be subordinate to the parent with child relationship…in that the parent(s) must be in the know, and on board, approving of the relationship…Otherwise, it is beyond happening…

Admittedly…that’s more of an ideal, and something I would put forward as a social model inclusive of MAPs…And I would not judge to fiercely, someone who’s had fully consensual, human to human relationships, just because they are frowned upon or didn’t happen in the most ideal of setting.

In fact…the MAP and child [or teen] relationship needs to be shielded from the bile and fury, and judged in a pragmatic manner…Which is to say, it deserves far, far more open minded leeway, than what it is getting today.

Parents are still vital…And considering that MAP with child [or teen] relationships are likely to give way to other intimate relationships, later in life…I don’t see it in quite the same light, as bonding two kids together “for life”…and expecting them to make lots of babies together…

…Not to forget the ultra religious element, but just focusing on the pre-arranged relationship…and trying to force two people together, for the rest of their lives…and forcing them to turn into a baby factory…

Let me be clear…

…There has always got to be a foundation of natural choice and natural desire, on the part of the child or teenager…Without that…arranging this kind of a thing…it’s indistinguishable from forcing your own child, into a life of serial rape…and handicapping their horizons, frankly.

MAP with child [or teen] relationships are transient by nature, because they are not age peer relationships…The participants are in different stages of life…The elder is likely to die much sooner than the younger…And they’d not make good life partners, because of this…What the MAP brings to the table, is knowledge and experience a child or teen cannot get from age peers…It’s life experience they can grow on…Once they are done growing on it, they can spread out and make more relationships, as they grow older.

…So, the MAP is important [as are other transient relationships]…but the MAP is not someone who the child [or teen] is chained to, for life.

It’s a different style of relationship, from that of marriage…

…I really get a bad feeling about it, when parents presume a right to force their children to marry.

Ralph Nader: Clinton is ‘Going to Win by Dictatorship’…


Date: May 14, 2016

01) Ralph Nader: Clinton is ‘Going to Win by Dictatorship’

“The 2000 Green Party presidential candidate is a fervent Bernie Sanders supporter, and he insisted that the race for the Democratic nomination was rigged in her favor. “Twenty-five percent of superdelegates are cronies, mostly,” he said in an interview with U.S. News. “They weren’t elected. They were there in order to stop somebody like Bernie Sanders, who would win by the vote…

…the vote tallies would have been different if more independents had been allowed to vote in the Democratic primaries.”

It may be true that Clinton has been getting more votes in general [as one Twitter user pointed out to me, a few weeks back]…But there have also been a lot of shenanigans going on, skewing the very ability of many people to even participate in these primaries.

Like Nader says…if the full force of Sanders supporters had been allowed to vote…things would have been quite a lot different, from how they currently stand.

The contest has been rigged all along.

Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested For Child Porn…


Date: May 14, 2016

01) Another Antigay Pastor (Allegedly) Caught With His Hand In The Underage Cookie Jar

“Meet Dave Reynolds. He’s the recently fired pastor of the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Sherwood, Arkansas currently facing 70 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography.

He’s also vehemently antigay.

The 40-year-old pastor, who has preached that marriage is between a man and a woman and that all homosexual activity is a sin, was arrested this week after police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a social media account in Sherwood was storing pages and pages (and pages and pages) of images of kiddy porn.”

02) Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested For Child Porn


“An anti-gay pastor in Arkansas is in a lot of trouble. He has been arrested on 70 counts of child porn.”

He’s not been convicted…so, I wont act as though his guilt has been proven…

This is just another one of those cases, however…where the most abusive and intolerant of voices, ends up likely being more less what they attack.

These kinds of people need to put their efforts to use, in other ways…Stop attacking other people…

…And for once in their lives learn…that if it’s valid enough to have in their lives…then it’s valid enough to defend.

The hypocrisy of these sorts, is what makes me sickest of all.