Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics
I actually like the mobile tag list better now, much clearer and easier to find what you want. I don't mind scrolling. But that's just my opinion.

Thanks for the input!  I really have no idea how to do things like coding, so I’m just using a generator for the tag list since the old one went kaput.  It looks fine on a computer but I don’t use my phone for anything but calls, so no idea how any tumblr page looks on it.

I've never been one to feed into the whole "Jim bob denied Jana a chance at love and ruined her spirits forever" BS stuff. However if it's true, that's really rich of him to build a goddamn bachelor closet for Ben, a kid with no goals and no real morals. It really pisses me off...

In general I think Jana’s been pretty broken down by her family.  I think it seems likely that she did have an interest or possibly a courtship that never made it to the light of day, but I don’t have any reason to think it has to do with JimBob declaring him not good enough or whatever, at least no more than any other theory.  Sometimes things don’t work out.  But man am I curious to know what they were alluding to in that episode. 

That said, either way, I’m a little annoyed by JimBob coddling Ben like this.  Either his intentions are good and he just really doesn’t believe all the stuff he says about a husband needing to provide for the wife, or he’s laying groundwork for serious manipulation of Ben and Jessa.  With JimBob I never know which it could be - I can never guess how smart/clever he really is.

Do you think a Duggar would be allowed to learn anatomy and physiology, or would that be against the Duggars beliefs?
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anthnerd:

wtffundiefamilies:

duggars:

I dont know. I am going to say probably not just because the theories and medical findings don’t line up with their beliefs.

I think they have a brief knowledge but nothing in depth or would take classes.

Only one would probably have any knowledge on this subject would be jill with her midwifery but I dont know if those are required classes.

Found caps of the anatomy/biology stuff they are seemingly allowed to learn:

http://wtffundiefamilies.tumblr.com/post/46447283569

And we’ve seen Jinger studying eye anatomy before.

But beyond that you may be right.  Hard to know without buying Switched-On Schoolhouse and their other school programs.

I bet the reason she was “learning” about the eye is because it’s a very common b.s. argument against evolution. They say that the eye is evidence of a creator because the eye is “irreducibly complex”. So while she may have actually learned about the parts of an eye, it stinks of a brainwashing tool.

I’ve heard this before, and I always think “Yet God clearly made it like 95% of the way and was like ‘eh, fuck it, I’m done, this is good enough,’ because otherwise, why would we see things upside-down and rely on or brains to correct this?”  He just totally phoned it in with the retina.  Maybe it was late on a Saturday and he was really ready for the weekend when he designed it.

(Again, I’m not a nonbeliever, I just think that argument is kind of really stupid.)

A Macbook, Starbucks/restaurant gift cards and an iPad mini?  Tacky as fuck of them, but what else would you expect from these two? 

Also, someone should tell JimBob his kid is eating at places that don’t support conservative politicians.   And the new model Macbook Air means $1,000 to a company that supports gay marriage.

Happy for JD, but not sure where this is going for either him or JimBob, besides being Josh’s personal air taxi.
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N68SY
http://instagram.com/p/sY2X_8GAKd/?modal=true
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N68SY/history

Happy for JD, but not sure where this is going for either him or JimBob, besides being Josh’s personal air taxi.

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N68SY

http://instagram.com/p/sY2X_8GAKd/?modal=true

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N68SY/history

There's talk on freejinger that Ben has been living on the compound for months before they announced it. In the video Jill is still at home with no wedding band and no pregnant belly. Ben has basically quit school, quit his job, and moved out there to work for Jim Boob. Maybe Jim Boob has realized how Ben really has no way of supporting his own household being so young, so he's moved him closer to control him better. The "hoops" he's jumping through for marriage that Ben's dad mentioned earlier.

I was wondering why Ben no longer seemed to be in school, but I figured he’d been able to finagle time off from school and work with the excuse of “I’m marrying a B-list reality show personality.”  Jayzus, how is he supposed to provide for Jessa Princessa and their million blessings if he quit?  I still don’t understand why he’s moving there at all, unless he’s meant to stay on Duggar property with Jessa post-wedding. 

Also, I really need to keep up better.  I’ve lost track of all the courtship goings-on in the wake of Transgate.

I looked at the description of one of the episodes on Netflix, "Michelle and Jim Bob have a big secret: They're pregnant with their 18th baby. What better to surprise the other 17 than to do it on national television?" Wtf?

I don’t get the reasoning there either.  I can think of many better ways to announce such a thing.  But then, we saw what happens when a kid has a reaction that isn’t blind happiness, so maybe it’s better for the kids to have it announced on camera…

I cracked up at Meredith asking if they were surprised, and then saying “Why?  She has one every year.”  Usually her fawning over the Duggars annoyed me but that was pretty damn funny.

antiprolife:

alwayspro-choice:

thebigmaybe:

cheshiregoneinsane:

art-is-the-word:

latinagabi:

isaiah-50-7:

nikosnature:

teachingtotransform:

Another NYC billboard…
This one is messed up!


I agree.
It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods. 
It IS messed up.
And yet WE are the racist ones.

yes, you are the racist ones.where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.  Racist piece of shit. 

Reblogging for trrruuuth

latinagabi dropping them truth bombs

reblogging for that paragraph ^^

A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.
Here it is: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-girl-featured-shocking-anti-abortion-billboard-outraged-ad-apology-article-1.135168

Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.
63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]
But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!” 
(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.) 

antiprolife:

alwayspro-choice:

thebigmaybe:

cheshiregoneinsane:

art-is-the-word:

latinagabi:

isaiah-50-7:

nikosnature:

teachingtotransform:

Another NYC billboard…

This one is messed up!

I agree.

It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods. 

It IS messed up.

And yet WE are the racist ones.

yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc. 
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.  
Racist piece of shit. 

Reblogging for trrruuuth

latinagabi dropping them truth bombs

reblogging for that paragraph ^^

A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.

Here it is: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mother-girl-featured-shocking-anti-abortion-billboard-outraged-ad-apology-article-1.135168

Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.

63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]

But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!” 

(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.) 

I'm kinda new to the duggars, what is the famous toilet birth?

When Anna was having Michael, she thought she needed to defecate.  Turned out it was the little guy coming out.  So Mikey was born on the toilet.

Do you think a Duggar would be allowed to learn anatomy and physiology, or would that be against the Duggars beliefs?
Anonymous

duggars:

I dont know. I am going to say probably not just because the theories and medical findings don’t line up with their beliefs.

I think they have a brief knowledge but nothing in depth or would take classes.

Only one would probably have any knowledge on this subject would be jill with her midwifery but I dont know if those are required classes.

Found caps of the anatomy/biology stuff they are seemingly allowed to learn:

http://wtffundiefamilies.tumblr.com/post/46447283569

And we’ve seen Jinger studying eye anatomy before.

But beyond that you may be right.  Hard to know without buying Switched-On Schoolhouse and their other school programs.