Lyle Jeffs, the acting head of the polygamous, child-bride-marrying Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has disappeared, the FBI says. Jeffs was awaiting trial on federal food stamp fraud and money laundering charges. His brother, Warren, is serving life in prison plus 20 years for raping…
In July 2014, my husband Daniel, our two young boys, and I took a full U-Haul from Cleveland, Tenn., to Richmond, Va., for Daniel’s new job as a teacher at a Christian private school. The move had pushed us past broke, into donations from relatives, but we were eager nonetheless. After many years, my husband had…
The Duggars’ homeschool curriculum is full of wisdom, if by wisdom, of course, we mean a frenetic preacher screaming in tongues about hell. Now, imagine that raving, holy lunatic wants to teach you about cervical cancer and gangrene as it directly relates to lust.
You know about the Duggars, the evangelical Christian family whose 19 children catapulted them to fame through Discovery Health specials and TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting, and you know about Josh Duggar, the eldest son, who admitted last week to molesting several underage girls as a teen—including his own sisters.
In the course of 20/20's exhaustive investigation last week into abuses and coverups within the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church (IFB), there is some penitence. Well, just a little. But not with Jack Schaap, who was shown excoriating women for being fat and not having any scriptural authority.
The same sex couple attempted to visit the museum together on the institution's "Date Night" (because nothing says "romance" like some good old fashioned fact-ignoring). The two men were denied entrance at the door by a security guard who said that the presence of a same-sex couple at the event would ruin everyone…
Yesterday, a group of women born into polygamy told a Canadian court, in a series of emotional statements, how the practice had ruined their lives.
Sure, everyone's heard of stay-at-home moms. But in the past decade, the Christian Patriarchy Movement has produced another offshoot: stay-at-home daughters.
Oh, wonderful. I love it when people I disdain get exactly what they want. Wait. Opposite of that. TLC (stands for The LightMyCollegeDegreeOnFire Channel) will air another 10-episode season of the Fundamentalist Point N' Gawk Hour starting in March 2011.
We'd sort of assumed that, after the suffocation death of that little boy, the ministry behind the controversial Christian strain of obedience-inducing "chastisement" had been discredited. Far from it: another child died as a result of their methods: