About

Hello, I am a mother of five in the metro Atlanta area. You can call me Elaine, although that is not my real name. I’ll explain why I am not using my real name in a moment.

I’ve been slightly addicted to reading blogs for several years, but I never considered starting one of my own until an incident occurred in my life that opened my eyes to the injustices that minorities continue to suffer. Now, I don’t have unreasonable expectations. I know that we live in a corrupt world, and as a Christian woman, I realize that it takes time to undo the errors of the past. But the one place I absolutely refuse to countenance racism or discrimination of any kind is the Christian church. I am as mad as a hornet at what I see taking place across the country, and I’m determined to do something about it, if I can.

As I said, I feel newly passionate on the subject because my eyes were opened. In my own large church there is a tremendous effort to make blacks and Hispanics, most of whom are new to our county, welcome. There is a small church not a half mile away, however, that has consistently refused to open their doors to anyone but white people. THREE FAMILIES have now come to our elders for financial assistance and prayer after having been turned away by these FELLOW CHRISTIANS. I got involved to assist the families with their domestic affairs and have heard hour after hour of the most horrific stories you could imagine. What terrible tragedies these poor souls have experienced, only to be turned away from a church because their skin was not white enough.

And what is to be done about the “Christians” who have failed in their duty as Christians? Our churches are not connected in any way. To whom do we turn for redress and justice? It is our duty to follow Matthew 18 and confront these people about the sins they have committed. But if they ignore us, what then? We are simply unwilling to allow them to hurt another family as the minority population of our county rapidly escalates. I think this is where the Internet comes in. Perhaps we can draw enough attention to situations like this that the perpetrators will be shamed into repenting.

Our local situation is a continuing development, and I’ll keep you posted as it unfolds. In the meantime, I intend to broaden my scope and draw attention to some nationally prominent leaders of bad report.

We’ll start with Doug Phillips, who is very influential among many young families with small children in our area. Even his most loyal followers have been disillusioned of late as news has emerged about his abuse of former parishioners. There is so much more to tell, not only about Doug but about his father, Howard Phillips, who has been well-known since the Nixon administration.

As for why I am using a pseudonym, some of the pastors who will be scrutinized here have made it very clear that they like to sue their critics, even though this is forbidden in 1 Cor 6. These wolves in sheep’s clothing have used intimidation for a long time to mask their behavior, but I can keep my silence no longer.

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Cindy Kunsman Says:

    Dear Website Host,

    I am currently researching the racist aspects of the contemporary patriarchy movement and wondered if you would be willing to correspond with me to help me find documentation?

    I would be most grateful if you could contact me.

    God bless you and the work you are doing to expose the miserable exploitation by these hegemonic ideologies in the name of Our Lord Jesus who redeemed all from legalistic dehumanization by His Precious Blood.

    Cindy

  2. Angus McClure Says:

    Hmmm. Do you believe that the Bible is 100% true? Do you believe in the trinity, virgin birth, crucifiction of Jesus, died, buried & rose on the 3rd day? ..that He will return? …”In essentials unity, non essentials Liberty, and all things Charity.” St. Augastine. If you don’t believe in the essentials, you are not a Christian.

  3. eliza Says:

    Angus,

    Ouch – why would you question this mother’s dedication to the lord and the quality or authenticity of her faith?

    She is speaking out against ideology and theology that looks good but has many strands of legalism and extra biblical ideas and unfortunately vision forum and the like has gripped the hearts of many families in the homeschool movement.

    The bible teaches us to test all things – because she is asking questions doesn’t make her a non believer. There are many out there wondering these same things she brings up and we each need to look closely at who we are following.

    The bible is our only guide. And as you are well aware, the gospel is for all humanity.

    Perhaps you should consider her comments again, I have not yet found anything here that I have not read elsewhere. She appears to have done her homework on the things she is reporting.

    graciously,
    Eliza

  4. Silas Says:

    You must also consider the Apostle Paul to be “racist” as well.

  5. J L Hammer Says:

    Just for the record, cult-leader Doug Phillips is not the spokesperson for mainstream homeschoolers. His “Salem-Witch Trial” ideas of women are being disputed faster than you can say, “Susan B. Anthony”! The mainstream homeschool community is on to his mysogonistic views which are circling the drain.

    America’s homeschool children are are preparing to compete in a global market with China and India. No patriarchal right-wing nut job like Phillips and his ilk has the traction to stop this momentum. Thank you Jesus!!! We refuse to have our kids brainwashed into Medieaval knigthood – as Vision Forum promotes. Get a life!

    Oh by the way… I am a born-again, fire baptized, delivered from death, hell and the grave lover of Jesus Christ!!

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