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      Guest Speaker 1.26.17 @ 8pm eastern   01/22/2017

      I am pleased to announce that we have are going to have a Q&A with an ex-evangelical on Thurs, January 26, 2017 @ 8pm.  The Q&A will last for approximately 1 hour.  I will be setting up a subforum for guest speakers as I hope to be able to get some other folks come talk to us. Our guest on Thurs will be Chris Stroop.  Here is his bio: Christopher Stroop grew up a rank-and-file member of the Christian Right in an Evangelical enclave community, Stroop's childhood social milieu consisting mostly of family and people associated with church and/or Christian school. From about the age of 16, Stroop found himself dealing with an increasingly acute crisis of faith that was not addressed properly by the people he talked to about it, and he was subjected to spiritual abuse. Stroop nevertheless went on to earn a BA in history and German from Ball State University (summa cum laude) in 2003, and then a Ph.D. in modern Russian History and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from Stanford in 2012. Subsequently, Stroop spent three academic years teaching in the School of Public Policy at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow, where he kind of sort of almost got in trouble for "teaching Pussy Riot lyrics." Currently, Stroop teaches nineteenth-century European history and Russian Studies classes as a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of South Florida and, as a freelance writer and public speaker, speaks out against the abuses of conservative Christianity in general and the the white Evangelical subculture he comes from in particular. You can find many of his writings in this vein on Religion Dispatches. If you would like to support this work financially, please click here (for monthly support) or here (to leave a one-time gift). Stroop's more academic writings can mostly be found here, and you can follow him on Twitter - @C_Stroop.   We are going to use the Q&A forum format.  I will be setting up a special forum just for Chris.  I will open the forum about 15 minutes before the Q&A starts so you can start asking your questions.   We have a few rules.  Failure to follow these rules will get you temporarily placed in the Prayer Closet so we can preview your posts.  If you get put in the PC during the Q&A you will be released once it's over, but lets just follow the few simple rules so none of that is necessary. Rules for Q&A: 1. Be polite.  This is not an event meant for snark.  Chris is taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.  He is an expert in the things we discuss here, so let's give him respect, please. 2. One question per post.   Please don't bog him down with a bunch of questions in one post.  We are using the Q&A format so he can easily answer questions.  Putting a ton of questions in one post defeats the purpose.   You can continue discussion on the thread as he answers and ask another question in the same thread if you have one after he answers. 3. Please try to keep thread drift to a minimum during the Q&A.  After it's over, if you want to continue discussion on the topics  and they drift, that's fine. 4.  Be polite! These rules are subject to change as I and the helpmeets think over possible loopholes (cause there is always one person that has to push boundaries)
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Dinah Seppi's Betrothal

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At least Old Man Seppi lets the girls go, but the boys seem to be having trouble finding wives.

melodys-notes.blogspot.com/2013/06/dustins-marriage-proposal-to-dinah-on.html

ETA some pics:

melodys-notes.blogspot.com/2013/06/dustin-purposed-dinah-said-yes.html

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I want to know what's in that Cup of the Covenant! And I've never heard of anyone signing a Betrothal Covenant in the last 100 years. Do other fundie's do this? From what I can tell, his family seems to be less fundie (see brother's wedding); does he know what he's getting into?

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Dustin 'purposed?' Did they just spell proposed wrong, or is this something unique to the Seppis? This is the first time I've gone to their blog, so I'm clueless. :think:

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Also, brother Lance Seppi and fiancé Dustin look a whole lot alike. Creepy.

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Is "purposed" supposed to be a fundie-clever way of saying "proposed", or should I just sad panda that the Seppis can't even with the vocabulary?

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Omg, the video of it!! That is the worst proposal ever! He makes Josh Duggar look like Prince Charming.

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It didnt feel romantic , but more scripted and less spontaneous. Also, there were so many things that seemed odd.

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Anyone else wonder how the bride-to-be could NOT have known what was up?

And, yes, what is in that cup? Looks like whatever is poured into that cup must be drained by the two betroth-ees in one gulp each.

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At least Old Man Seppi lets the girls go, but the boys seem to be having trouble finding wives.

melodys-notes.blogspot.com/2013/06/dustins-marriage-proposal-to-dinah-on.html

ETA some pics:

melodys-notes.blogspot.com/2013/06/dustin-purposed-dinah-said-yes.html

That was a very weird proposal. And who proposes in the presence of their parents? It's a private event in my book.

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Agreed, Old Man Seppi has proven himself able to loosen the wimmenfolk's shackles, which is more than can be said for some patriarchs. The sons, however, always struck me as the California-fundie-beekeeping equivalent of Lake Wobegon's Norwegian bachelor farmers.

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zomg can't unsee the video. I had read the previous post prior to the posting of the video. Dinah has a distinct "Get to the point so I can accept already" vibe going on during the "purposal".

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I have never seen this blog before. Why on earth is the older daughter married to a man who appears the same age as her FATHER with a step-daughter that appears nearly the same age as herself? Furthermore, why is it so horrible that the doctor told her to wait 18 months after a C-section if she wants a VBAC? Heaven forbid you care about the mother's health versus how many babies she can pop out for her sugar daddy there.

Creepy. From the betrothal contract, to the things I see on the blog in general, just an all around creepy family!

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Oh...ewww!

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I've never seen this blog before today although the name sounded familiar, probably since they seem to be friends with other fundie royalty. It looks as though they've taken part in the San Antonio film fest with Vision Forum?

Anyway, Dinah's head covering caught my eye. It looks like she and younger sis wear them, but mom and older sister do not? Her "Head Coverings" explanation in the popular posts section was enlightening-forgive me if it's been discussed already on FJ.

So yeah, there's the Bible verse that proves why women should wear them, and the Rushdoony quotes, and the "it makes me feel set apart by God" laundry list. Then this:

It makes me unique, which I love. It says “I’m a Christian and not ashamed of it. Got a question?†I especially like wearing it in public. It identifies me as someone who has convictions. Searching people often ask questions. A homosexual asked me about why I believe in the God of scripture. Homosexuals especially love to wear the clothing of who they are. They want everybody to see what they are wearing and be reminded of their message. So do I.

I'd love to know what "homosexual uniform" she thinks all gay people wear?

Will she keep wearing the coverings after marriage, or do only unmarried women in her family wear them?

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In his proposal did...did he really say that he wanted to be more Christ-like and therefore needed a wife? As in, "Hey, listen. I need a wife. You seem alright. You in?" Nothing about loving her or, hell, even LIKING her. Just that she's a good Christian woman who will help HIM achieve HIS goals. Just another possession being passed from one man to another.

Most unromantic proposal EVER.

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I've never seen this blog before today although the name sounded familiar, probably since they seem to be friends with other fundie royalty. It looks as though they've taken part in the San Antonio film fest with Vision Forum?

Anyway, Dinah's head covering caught my eye. It looks like she and younger sis wear them, but mom and older sister do not? Her "Head Coverings" explanation in the popular posts section was enlightening-forgive me if it's been discussed already on FJ.

So yeah, there's the Bible verse that proves why women should wear them, and the Rushdoony quotes, and the "it makes me feel set apart by God" laundry list. Then this:

I'd love to know what "homosexual uniform" she thinks all gay people wear?

Will she keep wearing the coverings after marriage, or do only unmarried women in her family wear them?

Saturday's "homosexual uniform" is cotton shorts and an oversized tee shirt. Rushdoony was a moron....

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In his proposal did...did he really say that he wanted to be more Christ-like and therefore needed a wife? As in, "Hey, listen. I need a wife. You seem alright. You in?" Nothing about loving her or, hell, even LIKING her. Just that she's a good Christian woman who will help HIM achieve HIS goals. Just another possession being passed from one man to another.

Most unromantic proposal EVER.

We need a thumbs down. What a jerk :angry-banghead:

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Well, that was awkward as all get out :?

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Regina and Greg did the cup covenant cup too. Here is their engagement.

melodys-notes.blogspot.com/2012/01/christmas-marriage-proposal

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Saturday's "homosexual uniform" is cotton shorts and an oversized tee shirt. Rushdoony was a moron....

Someone needs to explain this homosexual clothing to me. So much I didn't know about how teh gayz are trying to fill us with their homosessualness.

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In his proposal did...did he really say that he wanted to be more Christ-like and therefore needed a wife? As in, "Hey, listen. I need a wife. You seem alright. You in?" Nothing about loving her or, hell, even LIKING her. Just that she's a good Christian woman who will help HIM achieve HIS goals. Just another possession being passed from one man to another.

Most unromantic proposal EVER.

I thought Jesus/Christ wasn't married? How is getting married making him more Christ-like?

This set up is so creepy. What's with the cup and contract?

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The cup sounds like a Loving Cup. These are often silver and two handled, and the bride and groom both drink from it - kind of a symbolic "sealing of the deal". Possibly an old Celtic tradition...can't recall :think:

I'm pretty sure these cups can be used by a larger group of ppl too, to celebrate agreements, pacts etc.

Edit: riffles :)

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At least the Seppis advertise their vileness. All those pet fundies essentially believe the same but hide it behind pretty women, fashionable dresses, and craftiness.

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I'd be pissed if Mr. Womb made a marriage proposal about him and God (nor would I be married to Mr. Womb, because I know how to use my "no"), but she does seem genuinely happy. Now go, cleave unto each other, and leave us the fuck alone.

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I'm confused by the headcovering too, especially considering that there's that wedding picture where the bride's strapless. Also, it might be my Catholic southern European background, but I don't see the point of a solemn drink with no alcohol (I'm assuming it's not wine?)

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