Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hello World!

I've been in college--it has been very good, overall. (Good grief, it feels awkward to post here for the first time…is anyone reading? Leave a comment? :) ) Still majoring in computer science!

I am trying to line up a software internship for this coming summer--flying cross-country this weekend for the interview on-site! Very exciting!

I am attempting NaNoWriMo for the first time since my epic adventure with it four years ago. Let's just say, I am pretty far behind….but then who is ever caught up with NaNo?

In other news……if you haven't heard…..Doug Phillips resigned from Vision Forum Ministries, which subsequently closed its doors! (Note that he is still the head of Vision Forum Inc….not to worry, your purchases of gender-specific toys will still further his 200 year plan!) The man had been having an affair for an estimated 6 to 10 YEARS. Various sources are confirming that this woman was involved in furthering his stay-at-home-daughter movement. Imagine the hypocrisy of this man, who has been preaching purity and protection while all the time engaging in an 'inappropriately romantic and affectionate' relationship with a woman not his wife.

Let's not forget that women in the Vision Forum cult are taught to believe that they must always be under a man's authority, that the men in their lives can virtually do no wrong, that they themselves are more easily deceived….I doubt that the woman he was involved with had any true choice or agency in the matter.

Doug Phillips has ruined peoples' lives and relationships, with God and with their families and with other people. To think that he has done this while perpetrating the vilest sort of hypocrisy is sickening.


Lady Brainsample said...

One of my best friends was stuck in the Vision Forum lie for a few years. I actually started writing a one woman show with her based on her experiences when this happened. Nice to know it won't have the same reach it used to.

Bethany said...

Glad your friend is working through these issues. It has been years for me and I am still dealing with fallout. It has been SO important for me to hear from other folks who have been through the same thing.

Yep, I am very glad Vision Forum is going down…they are having some sort of liquidation sale and I don't think they will be around after Christmastime. However, I think that patriarchy as a movement is not going away anytime soon, unfortunately. We must be on guard against 'leaders' such as Scott Brown, Geoff Botkin etc who may try to take the reins…there are still lots of homeschool-patriarchy folks who think that Phillips' fall does not cast any doubt on the validity of his teachings.