Really nice piece here by Darcy.
Interesting look at the parallels between authoritarian lifestyles and sociopathy here.
Just a reminder - A couple of newer resource sites...For those examining Gothardism, check out Recovering Grace, and for those examining Vision Forum, check out Rethinking Vision Forum.
Another link some of you may have noticed at the bottom of the page takes you to ill-legalism, an excellent resource for information on spiritual abuse and legalism.
A friend posted this on FB a few days ago, and I wanted to share it here...
For some time I've wanted to write a bit about the rise of the Christian homeschooling mafia. In the absence of such an effort, allow me to provide some links (to some information that many of you may know little or nothing about) which have to do with "Christian" homeschooling, its beginnings, and its mechanisms.
First of all, homeschooling was originally a joint undertaking pursued by Christians, agnostics, and atheists alike, working in harmony to find better means of educating (not indoctrinating) their children. Raymond Moore was probably the most prominent Christian in the early days of the movement, and in his White Paper, he goes into great detail about how the "4 Pillars",
Lots of human debris has been left in the wake of this crowd, and their counterparts like Mary Pride, and now the Vision Forum crowd, in their drive for doctrinal purity and protestant exclusivism. One such person chewed up and spit out by their machine was Cheryl Lindsay Seelhoff. While some may attest that she was just another Christian homeschooling shark swimming in the pool of Christian homeschooling sharks, look at how the Christian homeschooling racketeers treated her. Such "godly" people, this crowd. I couldn't help but chuckle that the judge in the case actually had to point out to them that "biblical law" wasn't the standard in the courtroom. Fruitcakes. It's pretty sad. After reading these links, anyone still want to argue with me that "Christian" homeschooling is education-based rather than all about indoctrination?
Control=Power=Money which = more Control and Power which = more Money.
Lots of reading in these links, but important stuff.
I saw this on the sidebar of the video I posted above. Yikes.