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The Duggars and the Bizarre Regressive “Quiverfull” Movement

Misogynist theocrats’ TV show is pulled
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Admitted sex offender Josh Duggar

The TLC channel announced today that they’re pulling “19 Kids and Counting” from their schedule, following the reports of Josh Duggar’s admitted sexual abuse of five underage girls. TLC’s statement was posted on Facebook:

Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.

Maybe with this Duggar family story in the news, people will start paying attention to the deranged, dangerous “Quiverfull” cult that inspires them and many like-minded conservative Protestant Christians.

The Quiverfull movement promotes copious procreation, rejects all forms of contraception, and treats women basically as brood mares; second-class citizens who must be subservient to men, and whose primary purpose is childbearing.

The name “Quiverfull” refers to how cultists like the Duggars see their gigantic families: as arrows in a quiver — weapons in a religious war. It comes from an Old Testament verse:

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

It’s an explicitly theocratic and essentially racist doctrine; in an article for The Nation, author Kathryn Joyce described their obsessions this way :

Population is a preoccupation for many Quiverfull believers, who trade statistics on the falling white birthrate in European countries like Germany and France. Every ethnic conflict becomes evidence for their worldview: Muslim riots in France, Latino immigration in California, Sharia law in Canada. The motivations aren’t always racist, but the subtext of “race suicide” is often there.

If you’d like to learn more about Quiverfull, I recommend Joyce’s book Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement. I read it years ago, and have been watching the rise of groups like the Duggars with great trepidation as a result. The news that this reactionary theocratic cult spawns sexual predators should come as no surprise.

Sociopaths Salivating Over Adult Dating Site Hack

The worst people on the Internet are having a party
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Nearly 4 million people’s very personal information has been exposed to the world, after a hacker broke into the database of Adult FriendFinder in March.

Adult FriendFinder asks customers to detail their interests and, based on those criteria, matches people for sexual encounters. The site, which boasts 64 million members, claims to have “helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners.”

The information Adult FriendFinder collects is extremely personal in nature. When signing up for an account, customers must enter their gender, which gender they’re interested in hooking up with and what kind of sexual situations they desire. Suggestions AdultFriendfinder provides for the “tell others about yourself” field include, “I like my partners to tell me what to do in the bedroom,” “I tend to be kinky” and “I’m willing to try some light bondage or blindfolds.”

[…]

Included in the exposed personal information are customers’ email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences. No credit card data has yet been uncovered as part of the hack.

That data is incredibly revealing and potentially damaging.

Sociopaths all over the Internet are already salivating over this data — including the white supremacist criminal (CNN describes him as “controversial”) known as “weev:”

Andrew Auernheimer, a controversial computer hacker who looked through the files, used Twitter to publicly identify Adult FriendFinder customers, including a Washington police academy commander, an FAA employee, a California state tax worker and a naval intelligence officer who supposedly tried to cheat on his wife.

Asked why he was doing this, Auernheimer said: “I went straight for government employees because they seem the easiest to shame.”

Millions of others remain unnamed for now, but anyone can open the files — which remain freely available online. That could allow anyone to extort Adult FriendFinder customers.

And of course, our sociopathic stalker pal Chuck C. Johnson is ON IT, because he’s utterly obsessed with other people’s sex lives.

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Mike Huckabee Stands By Josh Duggar

Says those who have brought this forward have revealed their own “insensitive bloodthirst”
Wingnuts • Views: 5,646

Huckabee praised the Duggar family, who took over a year to bring the matter to law enforcement, saying that they “dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities.”

He adds that Josh is a good person who “confessed his sins to those he harmed [and] sought help,” despite the fact that, according to reports, Josh did not receive counseling and was only sent to live with a family friend who worked in the home remodeling business.

The former Arkansas governor saved his anger for the people who have cited the case to point out the disingenuousness of the reality TV stars and the conservative political activists who hold them up as a paragon of moral virtue, or as Josh referred to his family, “the epitome of conservative values.” They also have a record of depicting LGBT people as threats to children.

See more at: rightwingwatch.org

Overnight Jam: Todd Rundgren, “Secret Society” and “Something to Fall Back On”

Everybody’s been a witness sometime
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Two awesome songs by Todd Rundgren, from a 1990 concert in Japan with his great “Nearly Human” band. This is Todd at his best, singing his heart out.

When we were young they would break our hearts
You and I had to go undercover
We knew in time we would be pulled apart
We found a way we could hold on to each other

Gave our souls to another world
Sealed in blood with a sacred vow
Now we’ve forgotten but beneath all this
A part of you and me is still there now, yeah

Go on and sing, go on and dance
It’ll all come back if you just give it a chance

Don’t you remember me?
We were a secret society
Like in your memory
We were the secret society

Refresh your memory
We were the secret society
Until eternity
We are the secret society

I never see you in the waking world
We make an effort to avoid each other
But every night we penetrate the veil
Where everybody acts like sister and brother

You never speak the words in broad daylight
They’re much too delicate and too naive
But everybody’s been a witness sometime
It doesn’t change it if you don’t believe, so

[Chorus]

I never see you in the waking world
We make an effort to avoid each other
But every night we penetrate the veil
Where everybody acts like sister and brother

You never speak the words in broad daylight
They’re much too delicate and too naive
But everybody’s been a witness sometime
It doesn’t change it if you don’t believe, so

So, go on and sing, go on and dance
It’ll all come back if you just give it a chance

And you’ll remember me?
We were a secret society
Not just a memory
You’re in the secret society

But you’ve got to go with me
You’re in the secret society
Until eternity
We are the secret society
Ooh, we’re so secret

Family Values, Duggar Style: Jim Bob Duggar Didn’t Report Son Josh’s Alleged Sex Offenses for More Than a Year

The executive director of the Family Research Council’s political wing is a molester
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Entertainment journal In Touch has the latest horrible news about the scandal breaking for the far right ultra-Christian incredibly fertile Duggar family: Bombshell Duggar Police Report: Jim Bob Duggar Didn’t Report Son Josh’s Alleged Sex Offenses for More Than a Year.

Josh DuggarJim Bob Duggar waited more than a year after his son, Josh, confessed to sexually molesting several female minors before contacting police, In Touch Magazine is reporting exclusively, based on information contained in the official police report.

What’s more, Jim Bob informed the elders of his church about Joshua’s actions and they waited three months before contacting authorities. The explosive new information is contained in a Springdale, Ark., police report obtained by In Touch magazine.

The report has been hidden since 2006 and was just obtained by the mag through a Freedom of information Act request. Jim Bob also refused to allow police to interview Josh when they opened a felony investigation in 2006. The Duggars star on TLC’s hit show 19 Kids and Counting.

In Touch magazine first broke the news of the Duggars’ underage sexual molestation scandal in this week’s magazine. (Note: Josh’s name is redacted from the police report but In Touch has confirmed the passages that refer to him.)

Other bombshells in the police report are: Josh Duggar was investigated for multiple sex offenses — including forcible fondling — against five minors. Some of the alleged offenses investigated were felonies. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were interviewed by the Springdale Police department on Dec. 12, 2006. The report says that James told police he was alerted in March, 2002 by a female minor that Josh — who turned 14-years-old that month — had been touching her breasts and genitals while she slept. This allegedly happened on multiple occasions. In 2006, Jim Bob told police that in July, 2002 Josh admitted to fondling a minor’s breasts while she slept. “James said that they disciplined (redacted, Josh) after this incident.” The family did not alert authorities.

Josh Duggar has now reportedly resigned from the Family Research Council, where he specialized in making statements like this: Flashback: Duggars Call LGBT People a Threat to Child Safety.

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Duggar’s group, the Family Research Council, regularly paints the LGBT community as a precarious threat to children, and he and his family have participated in that rhetoric.

Last December, Duggar led a successful campaign to defeat a LGBT nondiscrimination measure in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which he said jeopardized the safety of children during an interview on the FRC radio program “Washington Watch.”

Disgusting people.

All 6 Police Officers Indicted by Grand Jury in Death of Freddie Gray

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Some big news in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore: all six police officers charged in the case have now been indicted by a grand jury.

This is vindication for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who came in for some heavy criticism for deciding to charge the officers.

Jeb Bush Has the Gall to Accuse Climate Scientists of “Intellectual Arrogance”

The “soft denialism” of Jeb Bush
Environment • Views: 11,415

Jeb Bush shows the disturbingly awful attitude of the GOP towards the most serious problem the human race has ever faced; in his latest statement on climate change he has the absolute gall to accuse the climate science community of “intellectual arrogance.”

As he has before, Bush acknowledged “the climate is changing” but stressed that it’s unknown why. “I don’t think the science is clear of what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted,” he said at a house party in Bedford, New Hampshire.

“For the people to say the science is decided on this is really arrogant, to be honest with you,” he continued. “It’s this intellectual arrogance that now you can’t have a conversation about it, even. The climate is changing. We need to adapt to that reality.”

The persecution complex is in full view here, because nobody’s stopping Jeb Bush from “having a conversation” about climate change at all. Here he is on CNN, in front of millions of people, complaining he’s not being allowed to speak. Please. His line about “intellectual arrogance” is obviously carefully designed to pander to the anti-science Republican base, who don’t trust science or scientists.

But Bush’s “soft denialism” is even more insidious than outright denialism. He’s trying to sound more reasonable than most of his colleagues, but in fact his idea of policy leads to the same place: doing nothing.

White Nationalist Peter Brimelow: Texas Must Secede to Protect ‘White Rights’

The founder of VDARE speaks at a conference of racists, and sounds a lot like Chuck C. Johnson
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The latest buzzphrase constantly tossed around by white supremacists is “cultural Marxism,” and racist icon Peter Brimelow was tossing it with abandon at the “American Renaissance” conference in Tennessee last month, as he called for Texas to secede from the United States to protect “white rights.” (Via Right Wing Watch.)

Speaking at the white nationalist American Renaissance conference last month in Tennessee, conservative author and onetime CPAC speaker Peter Brimelow argued that instead of promoting unity, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day “has just turned into anti-white indoctrination.” Unless “cultural Marxists” who are behind “political correctness” and “the war on Christmas” are resisted, Brimelow contends, the U.S. will collapse.

“Whites have rights,” demanded Brimelow as he advocated for the secession of Texas from a failing U.S.

Brimelow also complained white nationalists are now victims of persecution by the cultural Marxist “lynch mob,” apparently with no sense of irony whatsoever. According to him, he’s finding it harder and harder to get on radio shows these days (which sane non-racist people consider a good thing).

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You might think Brimelow is a fringe figure, and he is in a way, but he’s also highly connected to popular conservative pundits like Michelle Malkin, whose columns are published at the hate site founded by Brimelow, VDARE. Another well-known conservative pundit published at VDARE: Ann Coulter.

And by the way, you know who else frequently tosses around the phrase “cultural Marxism?”

Just one more example of Chuck Johnson using the language of white supremacists.

Is @ChuckCJohnson Planning to Monetize His Obsession With Rape?

A glimpse into the machinations of a sociopath
Wingnuts • Views: 20,417
Chuck C. Johnson smiling next to Lee Harvey Oswald’s sniper rifle at the JFK Museum in Dallas (Source: Twitter)

Last month, our deranged stalker pal Chuck C. Johnson posted a couple of comments on Twitter that caught a lot of people’s eyes:

LGF contributor goddamnedfrank wrote a post related to this, titled: Is Chuck C. Johnson Collaborating With a Criminal Revenge Porn Extortionist?

For the past few days, Johnson has been tweeting obsessively about Emma Sulkowicz, whose “Carry That Weight” project has brought a lot of attention to the subject of campus rape. And Johnson’s tweets are grotesque, as usual. Here are a few out of the dozens he’s posted, just to give you a sense of how insane he is:

He went on and on in this sociopathic vein, continuing for three days so far.

Chuck also admitted today that he’s been digging for personal information on Sulkowicz, obviously searching for a way to smear her even more:

And now, thanks to an anonymous tipster, I’ve discovered that just a few days after the tweets about extortion posted above, Chuck Johnson registered the domain names FakeRapeRegistry.com and RapeFraud.com, listing his photographer friend Peter Duke (who took the photographs of Chuck stalking me at my former apartment) as the registrant organization.

From this evidence, it seems that Johnson is apparently planning to monetize his rape obsession, possibly in a way that encourages extortion (judging from his weird questions). Stay tuned for further developments.

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