Married Texas Southern Baptist Pastor Who Wanted Abortion Seekers Jailed for Getting Abortions Arrested for Sexually Abusing His Underaged Family Member

Married Texas Southern Baptist Pastor Who Wanted Abortion Seekers Jailed for Getting Abortions Arrested for Sexually Abusing His Underaged Family Member

Does marriage or parenthood make people more godly, mature, ethical, caring or responsible, as so many Christians and conservative think tanks espouse? Nope. It sure does not.

Marriage and being a parent didn’t do anything to make this pastor less of a slime ball.

(Link): Southern Baptist pastor in Harris County arrested for abuse of child

Excerpts:

by Nicole Hensley
June 15, 2019

A former pastor of a Southern Baptist church in north Harris County faces charges of molesting a teenage relative, sometimes multiple times a day, over the course of two years, court records show.

Stephen Bratton, who resigned from Grace Family Baptist Church in Cypress Station last month, was charged Friday with continuous sexual abuse of a child, Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Saturday.

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Victorian Women Were Once Asked Why They Were Spinsters And Their Responses Were Incredible by L. Waters | Sick of People Asking You Why You’re Still Single?

Victorian Women Were Once Asked Why They Were Spinsters And Their Responses Were Incredible by L. Waters | Sick of People Asking You Why You’re Still Single?

(Link): Victorian women were once asked why they were spinsters and their responses were incredible

Being a ‘spinster’ still holds a certain amount of stigma for women today, however, in the 1800s, it was even worse.

Historian of Victorian pop culture Dr Bob Nicholson shared some hilarious responses that were sent into the magazine ‘Tit-Bits’ in 1889, when women were asked the question:

“Why Am I A Spinster?”

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Unmarried and Childless Women Are the Happiest: 2019 Study

Unmarried and Childless Women Are the Happiest, Happiness Expert Claims

(Link): Women are happier without marriage and children, says new study

Behavioural scientist Paul Dolan says it’s time we reevaluated what success really means

(Link): Wondering why unmarried women without children are happiest? Listen to mothers and wives

Child-free women know that expecting something outside of yourself to bring happiness is a sure-fire way to end up disappointed

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Problems With the Article ‘Tony Evans warns Satan attacking biblical manhood; society on ‘precipice’ of disaster’

Problems With the Article ‘Tony Evans warns Satan attacking biblical manhood; society on ‘precipice’ of disaster’

The article I will be addressing in this post:

(Link): Tony Evans warns Satan attacking biblical manhood; society on ‘precipice’ of disaster

Excerpt:

Evans told CP that until manhood is properly defined, culture cannot be saved.
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I am a (Link): former gender complementarian, so I understand the outlook of a Tony Evans and guys like him, and many of the assumptions that are made about culture and gender roles, but these are views that I no longer share.

Gender Role malarky aside, one of my biggest problems with the views of Tony Evans brought forth in this article is that he is of the mindset -like many Christians are- that culture can or should be saved.

He further thinks that teaching Christian gender roles is the way to go about it.

As I’ve stated many times previously in other posts, the Bible says that Jesus Christ alone saves, and he saves on the individual level.

He doesn’t save groups or cultures.

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Conservatives Have Now Abandoned All Pretense of Advocating For Sexual Abstinence and They Actually Lament the Lack of Fornication – The Bradford Wilcox Piece, 2019

Conservatives Have Now Abandoned All Pretense of Advocating For Sexual Abstinence and They Actually Lament the Lack of Fornication – The Bradford Wilcox Piece, 2019

The following piece at The Atlantic (“The Happiness Recession”) was written by marriage-idolater and anti-singleness bigot of The Institute for Family Studies, W. Bradford Wilcox, and co-writer Lyman Stone.

I’d like to remind any new-comers to this blog that I am a life long conservative. I am not a liberal.

Marriage Is Not A Guarantee For Good or Regular Sex

This moronic essay actually suggests that single adults having less sex is what has led to them reporting higher rates of unhappiness, if I’m understanding things correctly.

This, astonishingly, from a right wing organization, (Link): The Institute For Family Studies, that claims to promote “strong families,” and good Lord knows they are obsessed with promoting marriage, even if that comes at the expense of singleness.

The members of this organization regularly publish materials intended to scare, guilt, shame, or pressure single adults into getting married, because this organization exists to promote the nuclear family: hetero-marriage where the couple have children.

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Not All Women Want To Be Mothers: The Stigma That Surrounds Choosing Not To Have Children by Dr. Peggy Drexler

(Link): Not All Women Want To Be Mothers: The Stigma That Surrounds Choosing Not To Have Children

Excerpts:

by Dr. Peggy Drexler

Birth rates around the world are going down as maternal ambivalence climbs. So why do women who have happily chosen childlessness still feel judged? Dr Peggy Drexler, a New York-based research psychologist who has written books on gender and family, explores the ongoing stigma.


….The reasons women are giving are varied. Having babies is expensive for one thing: a (Link): 2017 USDA report found that American parents spend, on average, more than $230,000 on child costs from birth to age 17, not including college.

…The increase in working women — and female breadwinners — around the world has also left many reluctant to leave jobs that aren’t always guaranteed to be there when they return.

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Colton Underwood Acts Disgusted By Concept of Women’s Period Underwear

Colton Underwood Acts Disgusted By Concept of Women’s Period Underwear

I have previously defended this Underwood guy when he was being mocked by people online for being a virgin into adulthood. Nobody should be shaming people for being virgins.

However, I refuse to defend Underwood on this one.

I have no patience for men who act “grossed out” and immature over women’s periods and all that accompany them.

Men are not the ones who have to deal with the actual inconveniences and physical pains accompanied by periods, which usually last for around five or six days every month out of every year.

Women cannot control when or if we get periods. We cannot help if the period blood leaks and stains our bed-sheets, pants, shorts, or skirts – those are just some of the realities women have to contend with when getting a period monthly.

(Some men are so stupid about how periods work, they seriously do not know how long periods last or how often women get them, which is why I mention that.)

Underwood, like countless men, don’t understand the practical realities of living with a period.

You don’t simply throw out a pair of underwear if you get some period blood on it – you toss it in the washer and clean it and re-use it.

It would be too expensive to continually buy new underwear if every time you put a pair on it becomes soiled by period blood.

(Link): Colton Underwood bashed for remarks about women’s periods

(Link): Colton Underwood Compares Period Blood to Literal Sh-t, Gets Crapped on By Internet

(Link): Colton Underwood Compares Periods to ‘S–t’ in ‘Your Pants’ and Twitter Is Not Happy

Colton Underwood left many women shaking their heads after expressing his confusion over menstruation during a round of “Ask Me Anything” on LadyGang.

Cohost Keltie Knight asked the Bachelor alum, 27, whether he notices if a girlfriend is “wearing a cute underwear or, like, a period underwear.” He appeared to be surprised that the latter exists, prompting Becca Tobin to explain that “girls have special underwear that’s designated for your time of the month.”

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Women Are Sharing Their Experiences of Receiving Unsolicited Advances From Men

Women Are Sharing Their Experiences of Receiving Unsolicited Advances From Men

The following web page contains many Tweets inserted, showing examples of how men mistreat women. I do not want to reproduce or copy each Tweet to my blog page, so please use the link below to visit their page if you’d like to see all the examples:

(Link): Women Are Sharing Their Experiences of Receiving Unsolicited Advances From Men

If you’ve ever had to pretend to have a boyfriend or husband to get out of an uncomfortable or threatening situation, then you’ll know that it can be a terrifying and isolating experience.

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Stacie Tchividjian Attempting to Turn Repeated Sexual Sin Into a Virtue of Sorts

Stacie Tchividjian Attempting to Turn Repeated Sexual Sin Into a Virtue of Sorts

Dee of The Wartburg Watch blog, tweeted this recently

Stacie Tchividjian is letting it all hang out. She’s putting it all on the table, maybe hoping to put it behind her so they can start collecting speaking fees again. But she doesn’t say everything….

Stacie Tchividjian wrote this blog post:

(Link): Confessions of an Unfaithful Spouse

The sub-heading of her blog is “Sinner and Saint.” Mmm-hmm.

Here are a few excerpts from that blog post by Stacie:

There was a crushing stage in the eleventh year of that marriage when I was the women caught in adultery. Yes, I cheated on my first spouse. My selfish choices devoured my superficial attempt to never break the 7th Commandment. That marriage ended in divorce.

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Guys ditching Tinder to meet women for sex on LinkedIn and Airbnb as web Lothario reveals the secrets of the latest creepy dating trend

No. This is not a good idea. Most women are not going to want men using LinkedIn (professional networking site) to hit them up for dates.

(Link): Guys ditching Tinder to meet women for sex on LinkedIn and Airbnb as web Lothario reveals the secrets of the latest creepy dating trend

by Dan Hall

Some men are turning to different platforms because it’s more ‘authentic’

A SEEDY trend in dating sees men ditching apps like Tinder in favour of less conventional methods to wangle their way into sex.

Creeps are now exploiting certain tech platforms not designed for dating to make their moves, including on LinkedIn and Airbnb.

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Mother Killed Daughter To Prevent Her From Having Sex

Mother Killed Daughter To Prevent Her From Having Sex

(Link): Mother Killed Daughter To Prevent Her From Having Sex

Excerpts:

March 2019
By Natalie Musumeci

A Florida mom who fatally stabbed her 11-year-old daughter more than a dozen times copped to killing the child because she wanted to “prevent her from having sex” with men, according to reports, citing an arrest affidavit.

Rosa Alcides Rivera, 28, was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder in the death of the daughter, Aleyda Rivera, after she drove up to an Orlando hospital with her already dead child in the front passenger seat, authorities said.

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Sunday School Teacher’s Husband, Stepdaugther Arrested for Her Murder, Made Up Panhandler Attack: Police – by L. Blair

Sunday School Teacher’s Husband, Stepdaugther Arrested for Her Murder, Made Up Panhandler Attack: Police – by L. Blair

In light of news articles such as this: conservatives need to stop promoting the Nuclear Family, parenthood, and marriage as being societal fixes. Secondly, Christians need to stop teaching, as some of them do, that marriage (or parenthood) is necessary to develop character in people.

Did marriage or being part of a nuclear family, or being a mother, help the woman in this news story at all? Nope.

(Link): Sunday School Teacher’s Husband, Stepdaugther Arrested for Her Murder, Made Up Panhandler Attack: Police

Excerpts:

by L. Blair

Months after the husband and stepdaughter of beloved Sunday school teacher and professional engineer Jacquelyn Smith claimed she was fatally stabbed by a panhandler, Baltimore police announced Sunday that they have arrested the father-daughter duo for the crime.

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the late Sunday School teacher’s widower, Keith Smith, 52, and his daughter, Valeria Smith, 28, were arrested by Texas State Police, near the U.S.-Mexico border while trying to flee the country earlier on Sunday, (Link): the Baltimore Sun reported.

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Things You Should Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend by S. Silver

Things You Should Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend by S. Silver

(Link): Things You Should Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend by S. Silver

Excerpts:

After describing at some length a list of phrases and questions that should (Link): no longer be said to single women in 2019, I realize I’ve kind of left us hanging, haven’t I? How rude. I should complete the lecture and offer a list of things you absolutely can and should say to (Link): single women at your leisure and convenience. It’s only fair.

…[Things Single Women Wish They Would Hear from friends]

.You’re invited.

I could paint this with a broad stroke and say it applies to everything from casual dinner catch-ups to weekend getaways, but really what I’m talking about are gatherings of people who are coupled or have kids.

And I don’t care how angry this makes the commenter who won’t stop going on about my dusty appliances.

I am targeting the fun, buoyant gatherings of families I’m never invited to because I don’t have a family and why would a woman without kids want to attend a “kid” event?

It couldn’t be that a group of people she likes are having fun and she’s not, heavens no.

People in couples invite other people in couples to do stuff. People with kids invite other people with kids to do stuff.

Single people don’t get invited to either kind of stuff. I mention this not out of spite, but out of longing. I have Instagram. I see.

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Woman Shocked to Discover Her Husband Starring in a Gay Porn Video

Woman Shocked to Discover Her Husband Starring in a Gay Porn Video

There’s little point in being married if the guy you married is running around having sex with other dudes and having sex with those dudes in movies. If this is marriage, life long singleness doesn’t look so bad.

(Link): Woman Shocked to Discover Her Husband Starring in a Gay Porn Video

Excerpts:

by Lydia Hawken

Her husband’s ‘unique tattoos’ left her with no doubt in her mind that it was him

A HORRIFIED woman has recalled the moment she found out her husband has been starring in gay pornography WHILE they were in a committed relationship.

Posting on Reddit’s Relationship Advice forum, the anonymous American woman revealed she “was watching gay porn while my husband slept” only to “click on a random video” and discover her partner was the star.

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Pat Robertson’s Insensitive Response to Randy with the Unanswered Prayers

Pat Robertson’s Insensitive Response to Randy with the Unanswered Prayers

Someone named Randy sent Pat Robertson a question to Robertson’s 700 Club television show and it was featured in today’s show (Feb 20, 2019). (View questions here)

You can view the particular question under discussion in this post here (also available at the 50 minute mark (Link: on You Tube here):

(Link): Your Questions, Honest Answers: – February 20, 2019

I BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF PRAYER, BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE GOD LISTENS TO ME. SHOULD I JUST GIVE UP ASKING?

Randy told Pat that he’s been praying over and over for a financial blessing from God, and for his family member to be healed of a physical health problem.

Pat essentially responds that Randy is not getting his prayers answered because he’s being selfish praying for himself.

That response is wrong because the Bible actually instructs believers to pray for their own needs – not just the needs of other people – and Pat did not address the fact that Randy was not praying only for himself but also for the healing of a sick family member.

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Widow Whose Husband Died Sues Over ‘Loss of Sex’

Widow Whose Husband Died Sues Over ‘Loss of Sex’

So, being married does not, contra conservative and Christian propaganda I heard often while growing up, guarantee an end to loneliness (if your spouse dies), and it does not guarantee hot, steady sex.

(Link): Woman whose husband died sues for £650k over ‘loss of SEX’

Jamie Finnegan was left brain-damaged and passed away in 2018 after a procedure at Brisbane Hospital went wrong six years ago

By Jenny Awford

THE widow of a husband who died after a botched medical treatment is suing the Australian government for £650,000 over a loss of sex.

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Woman Throws Frozen Porkchop at Boyfriend’s Face

(Link): Woman Throws Frozen Porkchop at Boyfriend’s Face

By Alexandra Klausner
February 14, 2019

A Florida woman threw a frozen porkchop at her boyfriend’s face during an argument on Friday, police said.

Police arrested 48-year-old Jennifer Brassard on Saturday and charged her with domestic battery, WFLA reported.

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Around 40% of American couples now first meet online by Dan Kopf

(Link): Around 40% of American couples now first meet online

by Dan Kopf

It is one of the most profound changes in life in the US, and in much of the rich world. Instead of meeting our partners in school, at work, or through friends and family, many of us now meet them online.

Some 39% of heterosexual couples that got together in the US in 2017 met online, according to a recently released study (pdf) by sociologists Michael Rosenfeld and Sonia Hausen of Stanford University and Reuben Thomas of University of New Mexico. This was also the case for more than 60% of same-sex couples that year.

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My Thoughts Regarding the Editorial: Sex & The Single Pastor by Rod Dreher

My Thoughts Regarding the Editorial: Sex & The Single Pastor by Rod Dreher

The following editorial by Rod Dreher is about a liberal Luthern preacher named Nadia Bolz Weber who recently had a bunch of women’s “sexual purity rings” melted down to have an artist form them into the shape of a vagina.

Bolz Weber also released a new book about sex called “Shameless.” It’s an anti-Purity Culture book.

The author of this essay, Dreher, refers readers of his piece to (Link): this page (“The Luthern Pastor Calling For a Sexual Revolution”) at the New Yorker about Bolz Weber.

I was a devout Christian for many years, and that is one reason among a few as to why I remain a virgin past the age of 45.

That’s right, I’ve never had sex – because I was waiting until I got married to have sex, but I never found the right guy to marry.

I have spent a few years blogging here pointing out how nobody but nobody respects adult virginity or celibacy.

Many conservatives and Christians mock and insult adult celibacy and virginity, not just “sex positive” feminists or liberals.

As a matter of fact, a lot of Christians (and secular conservatives) view marriage to be the norm, and as something that can “fix” society, so they shame or insult anyone who remains single past the page of 30, whether that singleness is due to choice or circumstance. (I have examples of this sort of thing in older posts on this blog.)

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Valentine’s Day is Stupid, But Men Should Stop Complaining about It by Kat Timpf

Valentine’s Day is Stupid, But Men Should Stop Complaining about It by Kat Timpf

(Link): Valentine’s Day is Stupid, But Men Should Stop Complaining about It by Kat Timpf

Excerpts:

….After all, Valentine’s Day is the worst. I mean, who cares? All it means is that all of your social-media platforms are going to be flooded with pictures of other people’s flowers, complete with captions about how they were gifted by BEST BOYFRIEND IN THE WORLD, while you watch your cat lick up the crumbs from the cookies that you’re eating alone in bed. (Just me?) Even when I’ve been in a relationship, I still haven’t cared about it much because I have a career and a life and other things to worry about besides showing off my relationship on Instagram to make the cat-crumbs people feel bad about themselves.

That being said, I’d still have to say that the only thing more ridiculous than Valentine’s Day is probably the fact that men are complaining about having to spend a little cash to celebrate it.

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