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Doug Phillips is the President is Vision Forum Ministries, founder of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, a leader of hazardous journeys, a defender of the Christian doctrine of women and children first, a fashionista historian seeking to glorify the providence of God, and a TOOL.
A Brief History of Dougie
Doug Phillips is the son of Howard and Peggy Phillips. Papa Phillips was Jewish and converted to evangelical Christianity later in life. He ran three times for the US presidency as a member of the Constitution Party. Doug has five siblings, including a sister Alexandra who is an unmarried opera singer (clearly she has no clue about being a Titus2 woman). Despite now being against college, Doug went to not only receive an undergraduate degree, but also a JD from George Mason.
Doug met his future wife Beall in college. He ran the college Christian newspaper, she ran a ministry to unwed mothers (Alternatives to Abortion). It was a love of convenience at first sight A transfer of authority occurred and Doug and Beall went on to have eight blessings: Joshua Titus (known around these parts as JT), Justice, Liberty, Jubilee, Faith, Honor, Providence and Virginia Hope (no joke, that is what they named their children). Most don't realize he has 8 children as he seems to be very partial to his bookends JT and Virginia. Doug identifies as a Calvanist. Politically he claims to be a libertarian, however, he is only a libertarian as it applies in allowing him to do whatever he wants. Doug worked as an attorney and director at the National Center for Home Education for six years.
Vision Forum and its Plethora of Off-shoots
In the year of our Lord 1998, Doug founded Vision Forum Ministries (VF). VF exists to make Doug Phillips money. VF makes Doug Phillips money by selling over-priced crap to good Christian homeschooling families. They sell toys that will "equip boys for manhood" including a rather scary amount of toy weapons, camping/navigational gear, chemistry kits and lot of books about knights in shining armor. Additionally they sell toys that will "equip girls for womanhood" including lots of dolls and doll accessories, tea sets, gardening kits, and lots of books on preparing to meet your prince charming. In addition they also sell Christian homeschooling curricula, which is basically books on creationism, re-defining history with a Christian spin, and videos of Doug and his ilk on special adventures (more on that later).
Every year VF selects an elite group of Godly, Christian, homeschooled men under the age of 24 to partake in their internship program (don't forgot to include a recent photo in the application!!). They bask in Doug's everlasting glow and learn how to become True Christian Leaders. A special group of interns partake in a media immersion internship learning filmmaking, photography, editing, sound effects. Duties also include trolling FJ keeping Dougie aware of our shenanigans (Hi Interns!!). The VF Interns hold a special place in Dougie's heart. He often officiates at their marriage ceremonies. Some he even forges life-long friendships with such as Peter Bradrick whom Doug considers a bosom friend.
Doug is also founder of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Doug has proclaimed it the "Oscars of Christian Films." Winners take home the "Jubilee" statue or as Thoughtful has dubbed it, "The Pedo" (for reasons which are obvious once you see it). The grand prize winner also receives $101,000. Past winners have included "Fireproof" (aka the best film ever according to the Duggars), "Courageous" and a bunch of anti-abortion films.
VF Ministries also hosts Christian based travel tours throughout the year. Basically, they serve as an excuse for Dougie to travel the world and play dress-up. Most are under the guise of being historical travel journeys and thus Dougie can film them and sell them as home school curricula. Past trips have included travel to Normandy to celebrate the anniversary of D-day, a trip to Italy and a "Celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic." All of these adventure involve dressing up in historical costumes, an Edwardian tea for the women, singing and of course Dougie opining about how it all fulfills some providence of God.
Hazardous Journeys. Vision Forum also offers a series of trips, for the mens only called hazardous journeys (because nothing exemplifies the Christian doctrine of women and children first as leaving the women alone to care for the children while the men go on a camping trip). The most recent hazardous journey was this past summer. It was at a 4-star Colorado retreat complete fully furnished cabins, a pool and a hot tub. The most famous of the hazardous jorneys was the trip to the Amazon. All good Christian Men were asked to come and partake in a "refreshingly vigorous, sometimes wet, sometimes sweaty, manly romp into a mysterious and unusual world." This was no trip for women! It involved anaconda hunting!
Free Jinger and Dougie
Free Jinger has done much to ire Dougie. Here are a few examples:
1) LOLDOUG: Fantaboulous thread where pics of Doug and other patriarchal assholes get the LOL treatment.
2) Doug Phillips is a Tool Campaign: The Doug Phillips is a tool campaign started, well because Doug Phillips is a Tool and it just cannot be said enough!! To find out how it all started:
The goal of Doug Phillips is a tool campaign is simple. To get the google[bot] to recognize and inform the world that Doug Phillips is a Tool!
3) The poll bomb. Ok, to be fair we had a whole lot of help from the fine folks over at reddit for this. Basically Dougie put up a poll on his blog asking if folks agreed with President Obama's stance and gay marriage. HeHeHe. The temper tantrum Dougie though afterward was EPIC! Unfortunately, Dougie scrubbed the internets of this poll's existence, but that's OK, FJ lives forever!!
4) Miscellaneous: Other stuff I cannot find the links for.
A) FJ taking over the google image search for vision forum interns. Buzzard had an awesome pic up there for a while. Other avatars of FJers also graced its presence.
At various times, FJer have been known to go into Dougie's wikipedia page (which you so know he put up there himself) and do a little editing. I do believe someone got "tool" in there 9 times.
C) Buzzard filing out a VF application, in crayon non-the-less.
Question of the year: Does Doug Phillips know about FJ. I think so. Turns out the Interns are crappy proofreades and thus lots of mistakes get put up on posts. Of course, we catch them and snark on it and shortly they are fixed. He has never officially acknowledged our presence, though there is this one gem on the VF Ministries facebook page:
**Doug Phillips Is a Tool!**
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They don't care about prisoners as a whole. They didn't even give them a thought until their son became one. It's all about them.
Well, maybe not just their son. There are other relatives who have committed crimes & been charged - they've whined about their persecution over the years. So, I suppose, when you come from a family that see's itself as above the law, you start to care about 'prisoners' as a way to convince others to jump on your bandwagon.
19 hours ago, allthegoodnamesrgone said:
So Joy posted to Insta yesterday. Can I say I love that she posts absolutely NOTHING, its kind of a big fuck off I'm not your performing monkey. She's not posting anything about her bump and she's not saying anything about baby, and its making people crazy.
One of the comments pisses me off:Quote
Austin and Jeremy are hard workers that don't expect their wives to support the family. Real Men...
10 hours ago, Seahorse Wrangler said:
Neither were his two nephews, Henry Fitzroy or Edward VI. Both were healthy children and young men and died possibly of consumption in their teens (IIRC 17 and 15).
Anne may have said terrible things to and about KoA and Mary but Henry was the one with the power. And he was the one who ramped up the persecution of Mary after the deaths of both her mother and Anne in order to make her conform to his will.
He was using the power of both her father and her king. Anne never could have competed unless she had been left as regent had Henry gone to war.
I’m well aware of all that. My point remains that Anne wasn’t a completely helpless victim in all this though - she may not have had a ton of choice in the matter because Henry was King, but she was an ambitious woman who knew her choices were going to have a serious impact on other people and she did them anyways. Henry still bears the vast majority of the blame for everything that happened because he held the most power, but Anne too bears some of the blame for what happened to Katherine and Mary - if for no other reason than encouraging Henry and taking delight in their suffering.
Please don’t think I’m unsympathetic to Anne though. I’m absolutely sympathetic to her and the horrible things done to her by Henry and the other powerful men in her life. Anne is one my favorite Tudor figures because she was such a complex woman who was ahead of her time in so many ways, but she was still (in some ways) very much a victim of a patriarchal society.
I doubt she had much choice in whether to have a relationship with Henry - he was King, was used to getting what he wanted, and a relationship with him would have advanced her family. I can’t even imagine how horrific it must have been for her to know that the man who had once loved her so passionately and who had a child with her was also the same man who had sentenced her to die for false accusations, simply because she was no longer useful. She did things I consider wrong, but she absolutely did not deserve to die for them.
ETA: and I’m pretty sure you meant to write “sons” and not nephews. Edward VI and Henry Fitzroy were Henry VIII’s sons by Jane Seymour and Bessie Blount, not his nephews.Edited by VelociRapture
1 hour ago, Ms Tilly said:
Did NO ONE notice the OPEN CAN OF PIE FILLING that was behind the flour covered young 'uns??
No I didn't, and I didn't save the pictures either
Most recipes advise against freezing pumpkin pie; the filling shrinks back from the crust, and the consistency changes when it thaws so you end up with mush. It will still be edible, but it will look like shit and the texture will be ruined. It’s far better to freeze the pumpkin and make pies as you need/want them.
Long hair gets wrapped around the vacuum roller regardless of how often/seldom you operate it. Removing it is a necessary chore for the vacuum to function properly. Logistically, the Rosd would have to do this every few days to keep up.