Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics

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More pics from Indiana (Fair Oaks Farm)

Credit/Source: Duggar Family News: Life is not all about Pickles & Hairspray

duggars:

Josh, Anna the Kids and Jana are at the Indiana State Fair today. 

Source/Credit: Duggar Family News: Life Is not all about Pickles & Hairspray

It makes me happy to see people taking pics with Soundman Jim <3

(which I guess also means they were filming here.)

duggars:

Benessa fan mtg

Source: twitter

Her skirt is so tight it looks like pants.  I seriously thought she was wearing knee-length shorts at first.  Nothing wrong with that but I don’t get how it’s more “modest” than just wearing jeans.

duggars:

Jessa Duggar’s New Fiancé Ben Seewald Now Living at the Family Home (VIDEO)

I just don’t see how you can get engaged to someone you’re still “getting to know” and have seen once or twice a month.  I also wonder if JimBob okayed/chose Ben because he knew it meant Jessa would still be on the compound - I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up living on Duggar property permanently. 

duggars:

Can’t wait for their wedding!!
Source: Amy IG

duggars:

Can’t wait for their wedding!!

Source: Amy IG

LOL so hard at the one of Ben inspecting the ring on her hand.  What the heck is that pose?! 

Jessa really likes form-fitting tops (and usually skirts).  Don’t get how that’s “modest” but I can’t blame her for dressing like a normal person, especially since she gets so much attention for being the “pretty” one.

Do you think that Jill having the baby might inspire her at all? Like her wanting better for it?

I think Jill is pretty okay with her life as it is.  I mean, yeah, she had to work her butt off when she was still a little girl raising her siblings, but to her that’s normal, and now God has rewarded her with a great husband and immediately sending her a baby. 

I don’t think she’ll be going back to midwifery or overseas mission trips for more than very short periods of time :/  But I think she’s fine with that.  I don’t think Jill really questions what she perceives to be God’s hand in her life.  Or if she does, she hides it well.

I do hope, though, that she throws away the buddy system nonsense - she starting mothering Joy at 7.  I really hope she doesn’t assume that drudgery and tremendous responsibilities involving another human life should be part of everyone’s childhood.

Is ALERT basically anti-gay camp?

I don’t think so, but I’m sure they actively disapprove of such things.  It seems more like army boot camp and boy scouts combined with church. 

That said, I’ve always thought some fundies probably use it as such to “toughen up” their boys.

I'm starting to think that the only song the Duggars know is "Amazing Grace" and that's a problem

Well, they know that and the song about through the blood…I guess they only know two public domain songs…