The UnBoxing Project: Defecting from a cult

Liz helped our network assist Racquel and Ashley. Here is her perspective. Nearly two years ago, I received text messages from Eleanor about a friendship between two girls that had been recently forbidden by their religious leader. I was asked to attempt to sneak a cheap TracFone to one of the girls at her school … Continue reading The UnBoxing Project: Defecting from a cult

What happened when we protested former BJU counseling director Jim Berg

A couple of weeks ago, I organized a group to protest Jim Berg's "Christian Growth Bible Conference" at Grace Bible Church in Colorado Springs. I'm a recently unsheltered homeschool kid. Social justice was frowned upon. When Martin Luther King Day rolled around or the civil rights movement came up, my parents said racism was wrong … Continue reading What happened when we protested former BJU counseling director Jim Berg

Discredited BJU counseling director Jim Berg to speak in Colorado Springs

Recent investigations by the organization GRACE revealed last December that Bob Jones University has been concealing sexual abuse for over 30 years using unprofessional and unethical counseling techniques, overseen by Dr. Jim Berg. Berg will be the keynote speaker January 23-24 at the "Christian Growth Bible Conference" hosted by Grace Bible Church in Colorado Springs. … Continue reading Discredited BJU counseling director Jim Berg to speak in Colorado Springs

Why do you say you left fundamentalism?

The biggest question that surfaced during this week's series was: "What do you mean when you say you left fundamentalism?" I'm mostly referring to the definition that Homeschoolers Anonymous used in their 2014 alumni survey: Christian Fundamentalism includes, but is not limited to, the following ideologies: Christian legalism, Quiverfull, young earth creationism, anti-LGBT rights, Christian … Continue reading Why do you say you left fundamentalism?

#WhyILeft Fundamentalism, Part 4

Continued from part 3 Can You meet me in my room? A place where I feel safe Where I don't have to run away Where I can just be me. - TFK, In My Room I was like a kid on an adventure the first night in the new apartment. The second or third night, I called … Continue reading #WhyILeft Fundamentalism, Part 4