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Stories by Kathryn Joyce
Kathryn Joyce is the author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement (Beacon, 2009).
Escape from Christian Fundamentalism - the Kids Who Flee Abusive, Isolated Christian Homes
Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: The American Prospect
They were raised to carry the fundamentalist banner forward and redeem America. But now their Generation is rebelling.
The Shocking Stories of How Christian Homes Treat Troubled Teens
Posted on: Aug 15, 2011, Source: Mother Jones
Cut-off from parents and the outside of world, troubled teens are forced to endure the physical and psychological abuse of these Christian teen homes.
Evangelicals Launch Crusade to Adopt Children From Around the World
Posted on: Apr 24, 2011, Source: The Nation
Declaring a global "orphan crisis," US evangelicals ride to the rescue -- with unintended results.
Right-Wing Christian Pregnancy Centers Linked to Violence
Posted on: Nov 10, 2010, Source: Ms. Magazine
Women's health clinics located near Crisis Pregnancy Centers are far more likely to experience violence by anti-abortion forces.
The Right-Wing Think Tank Where Christine O' Donnell Learned Her ABCs of Homophobia
Posted on: Oct 13, 2010, Source: The Nation
The real story of Christine O'Donnell's time at the Claremont Institute is how thoroughly she absorbed its viciously antigay politics.
Right-Wing Religious United Front Against Women, Gays and Freedom From Religion
Posted on: Sep 27, 2010, Source: Religion Dispatches
Religious right-wing groups are uniting to fight the culture wars.
Women Soldiers Forced to Resort to Back-Alley Abortions: Why Are Their Reproductive Rights Denied?
Posted on: Dec 20, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches
Thanks to anti-abortion forces in Congress and other culture warriors, female soldiers are not protected by the Constitution they defend.
Preying on the Desperate: The Religious Right's Adoption Racket
Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: The Nation
Many Christian adoption agencies are far more concerned with artificially producing "orphans" for Christian parents to adopt, than helping birth parents care for wanted children.
My Womb for God's Purposes: The Perils of Unassisted Childbirth in the Quiverfull Movement
Posted on: Jul 22, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches
Distrustful of experts, many Quiverfull followers are leaving childbirth to God. The recent death of a newborn, however, exposes a growing rift.
Biblical Battered Wife Syndrome: Christian Women and Domestic Violence
Posted on: Feb 1, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches
Escaping an abusive marriage is no easy task for many evangelical women, many of whom have pastors that say physical abuse is no reason for divorce.
Women's 'Liberation' Through Submission: An Evangelical Anti-Feminism Is Born
Posted on: Jan 21, 2009, Source: Religion Dispatches
A disturbing number of Christian women are throwing their support behind the "patriarchy movement."
Catholics and Contraception
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: RH Reality Check
The Catholic church's anti-contraception stance continues to harm women around the world, even while the majority of Catholics reject it.
Christian Right's Demographic Nightmare: Muslims are "Out-Breeding" Whites
Posted on: Feb 18, 2008, Source: The Nation
Conservatives predict a catastrophe as white birthrates in the "West" fall. Their solution? Take away women's rights and compel reproduction.
'Arrows for the War'
Posted on: Nov 13, 2006, Source: The Nation
The Christian 'Quiverfull' movement measures a mother's spiritual resolve by the number of children she raises, each one an arrow in the quiver of God's army.
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