FOCUSING ON THE FLAWS OF FUNDAMENTALISM SINCE 2005
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(updated November 19, 2016)
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Shout out to @Curious for unarchiving this thread for me, especially with everything they have going on. I have so much I am ready to discuss! My husband grew up a little more evangelical than me, and he has made many similar experiences as we both grew up in very inconsistently fundie homes.
I am posting a link to a documentary being made about the megachurch he grew up in, Christian Faith Center (Casey Treat’s church) as it was bathed in exploitation and sexual harassment/abuse. Oddly enough, when my husband and I were leaving for our honeymoon back in July of last year, Casey and Wendy Treat were in the terminal right by us at the airport. We were headed to Kauai, they were headed to Honolulu. I have been well aware of the Treats since I grew up in the Seattle area and still live nearby. This little run-in spurred us to google the most recent happenings with CFC, and we found this documentary. It was just starting to recruit ex-members, and they still are.
Even more coincidentally, only a month later a prominent Treat family member happened caused quite a stir at a place of business I was working at temporarily last year. I can’t/won’t elaborate due to privacy laws. Said family member did not act very Christ-like.
Who else has had any brushes with CFC? I have some weird stories even with my limited experience with it.
Hey, David - are you listening? Your child said he is scared. I don't think "heheheh - that's great!" is the appropriate response.
All of the recent Instagram posts are full of Dashiki-wearing, white savior-ing, posting pictures of other people's children (probably without permission) crap. They got the full John Shrader treatment, and seem to have enjoyed every minute.
12 minutes ago, delphinium65 said:
'I will not be posting anymore until I hear their decision.' That would be a miracle.
My thoughts went right to "I won't be posting anymore because I'm busy trying to contact news outlets to publicize my persecution and GO VIRAL again!"
Assuming it's true. Ken is probably lucky that she's so uncharitable and unkind, or half his money would have gone to help out some Nigerian prince by this point.
Thanks, @subsaharanafrica. In that case, I agree that@Palimpsest’s answer makes the most sense. I just hope whoever they got them from was paid and paid fairly. Sadly it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re all grifted, whether 100% or they only bought the fabric and grifted the person’s time & thread.
21 minutes ago, Foudeb said:
I read attachment parenting described as "telling parents it's OK to follow their instincts". As opposed to doing whatever well intentioned relatives, friends, peers etc tell you you should be doing. I like that. Pick and choose what works for you and tell everyone else to fuck off, that's my philosophy. If you're happy baby will be happy too.
I would be cool with attachment parenting if that’s what it promoted. I can’t post links but attachment parenting wants you to do it their way.