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Chalcedon Pastor Claims There Is ‘a Place for Slavery in Godly Cultures’

"There is a place for slavery, then... in Godly cultures." - Pastor Joe Morecraft

According to Pastor Morecraft, the consequences of being a “foolish person who is unwilling to live by the Word of God” is to “become a slave of somebody who is godly and who is wise.”

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Fearing God at the End of the World

But I’ve come to recognize the value of apprehension – because fear which is not squelched or pacified by the mental hocus pocus of pious devotion can be a great motivation for necessary change. Without the thought-stopping effect of 365 biblical “fear-nots,” these days, when I am afraid, I have no other option than to actually figure out: What is so terrifying? Why am I scared? What should be done to prevent my fears from materializing in reality? What do I need to do differently?

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How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement

The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five years later I have lost the last shred of faith I had in that movement. This is my story.

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The Natural Use of a Woman? Making Babies for God’s Army No Matter the Risk

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar pose with baby #19, who was born prematurely. Enlow/TLC.

A quick look beneath the surface reveals that America’s most celebrated Quiverfull couple believe and espouse decidedly unhealthy ideas when it comes to sex and babymaking.

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Disability, Prenatal Testing and the Case for a Moral, Compassionate Abortion

Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).

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How I Lost My Fear of Universal Health Care

Canada's universal health care system covers and encourages midwifery care.

When I moved to Canada in 2008, I was a die-hard conservative Republican. I believed based on my politics that government mandated health care was a violation of my freedom.

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The Duggar Family Doesn’t Go to the Beach: Why That’s Bad for Their Kids

Michelle Duggar poses with her family in the hospital after delivering a baby.

By keeping her daughters out of the pool and off the beach, away from real women in bathing suits, what Michelle’s doing to her daughters is setting them up for a life of shame and self-hatred.

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Happily Abused: How to Use a Woman’s Faith and Trust to Make Her a Willing Accomplice to Her Own Abuse

Christian woman’s advice to abused wives reads like a handbook for ascetic self-mortification.

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Where’s Your Shame, Woman?! Fundamentalist Pastor Takes to YouTube to Fault Women for All Social Ills

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Popular conservative Christian pastor says “America is over” because shameless women who have sex and vote are running wild and screwing everything up.

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Health Insurance Coverage a Courtesy? No, It’s Your—and My—Wages

 If you think for a hot second that a health insurance package is a mere courtesy bestowed on you by a kindly employer, I pity you for sipping the antifreeze so willingly.  Health insurance coverage is part of earned wages.

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