Jennifer C. Martin
notreallyjcm
Aug 25 2017
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no, he’s not, all of these men did horribly shitty things, but it’s hard to describe that nuance to biblical literalists Read more

Aug 24 2017
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Do you think even Biblical scholars would call Solomon an adulterer when he had 700 wives? Or would they just say “those were different times, they had a different lifestyle”? I am not accusing you of sexism, but I find people tend to be more outspoken and offended by “adultery” when it’s the woman who has more than Read more

Aug 24 2017
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Isn’t.. isn’t adultery cheating on your spouse? Everyone is on board. Don’t compare adultery and polyamory. And in the article, I mentioned I don’t believe in Biblical inerrancy regardless. You

Aug 23 2017
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I went to a Christian college and have a minor in Bible; have read it through several times and read it daily on my Bible app. I grew up in a conservative Pentecostal church and went twice a week. Please, for the love of God, don’t mansplain the Bible to me. Your KJV English literalist interpretation probably is least Read more

Aug 23 2017
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Good point — I’ve dated someone who is non-binary, so I should’ve been more inclusive.

Aug 23 2017
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Christian humanism is also a thing. I believe in Jesus; hell, I believe he’s the manifestation of God. Am I still magically an anti-theist?

Nov 3 2015
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what in the hell? How many sexy Halloween costume slideshows are there online in the privacy of your own home?

Oct 28 2015
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I wouldn’t. And I know; the article states his contract wasn’t renewed. The goal of this piece was to prevent other women from going through what our family went through. Not to “get back” at anyone. God bless you and your family, Tricia. I’m praying for you all, so that love fills your life and the church instead of Read more

Oct 28 2015
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I don’t want to waste my time or money on them any further. They’ve hurt our family in irreparable ways and immediately stopped caring about us as soon as the contract was not renewed, which by the way, is what it says in my article instead of the word “fired.” I’m in a really good place now. Read more

Oct 28 2015
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Sure. But there are churches hurting people. There are churches hurting women, in particular. And yes, women ARE the church. If I’m not defending them, I’m defending a meaningless institution that tries to hurt oppressed groups. No church should function like that. I’m not going to feel guilty for speaking out against Read more

Oct 27 2015
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Hah! Richmond isn’t so bad. I’ve had a lot of Richmond defenders respond to me in this article but I want to be like, trust me, I don’t think a single church in your community is the same thing as growing up in a crazy ultra-conservative environment where everyone is like that, which I did for majority of my formative Read more

Oct 27 2015
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Out of the greys. I hope people see this! I don’t know if this is against the advertising rules (I hope not) but I very strongly believe in the need for these kinds of organizations!’ Read more

Oct 27 2015
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Nope. I had no idea. I'm pretty familiar with Gothard, too, but I didn't know this image originated with him.

Oct 26 2015
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I love Richmond! When we both lost our jobs, my parents wanted us to move to Nashville where they are, but I really wanted to stay here and I’m glad it worked out for us to do so. This isn’t Richmond; this is just a corner of people who hole themselves away from the rest of the city.

Oct 26 2015
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That’s a question I’ll have to live with for the rest of my life. All I can do now is try to expand horizons and help students from hereon out. Hopefully the more I write articles like this, the more people will be willing to come forward and step out.