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Escape From Duggarville: How Playing the Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me

Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Christianity, 'Quiverfull Movement', women, society, culture, family, freedoms, rights, sadness, ethics, safety, education, children )

- 1487 days ago -
Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV's Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a...


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Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday September 20, 2014, 12:21 pm
Another Ghod-on-a-stick idiot...

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 20, 2014, 12:24 pm
Thanks Carrie

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday September 20, 2014, 12:56 pm
Very interesting in a "watching a bad wreck on the highway" sort of way. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 20, 2014, 2:42 pm
I respect anyone who kicks religion to the she's gotta do something about that hair. Thanks Carrie

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday September 20, 2014, 3:26 pm
I'm glad she escaped, but I can't fathom the mindset of religious fanatics of any type..:(

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Sunday September 21, 2014, 6:47 am

Gene J (290)
Sunday September 21, 2014, 10:27 am
"Patriarchy is Godís umbrella of protection."

NO, patriarchy is Man's way of maintaining control over women and children. And in all truth, everyone else. The Bible was written by MEN to consolidate power in their hands and to persuade all others that our creator would only speak to us through them. That we were not worthy - as if any loving parent would treat Her children, any of them, so badly. Not only do MEN get to tell everyone else what to do, they get us to pay them for the privilege. Religion is the greatest evil ever perpetrated again humanity, by MEN. It is long past time, we put those old boys out to pasture and listened within, which is the only place we can connect with our creator. And there, no one will ever hear ANY of the pure bullsquat perpetrated in the Old and much of the New testaments. This lot is no different than ISIL or Al Qaeda or any of the MALE led religions that exist only to perpetrate an enormous fraud on the people of the world. God is good, Men are not. And have proven that truth every day since we came down out of the trees.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 21, 2014, 11:47 am
Wow, great article Carrie ~ so happy to see this woman getting control over her own life. It really is all about power and control.

Athena F (131)
Sunday September 21, 2014, 7:45 pm
thank you

Past Member (0)
Monday September 22, 2014, 9:07 am

Mitchell D (86)
Monday September 22, 2014, 1:59 pm
I was able to get as far as the "How do I know that Satan isn't using you to deceive me," comment and the "These people are just plain crazy!" comment refused to stay at bay in my own mind.
"Batshit crazy," is what it is.
Gene is so right about the patriarchy of organized religion! What a scam.
Humans have been parasites on humanity, first as a priestly class, then as a political class and then as a banking class.
I've used the Power and Control Wheel myself, over the years, in my work with clients, as a therapist.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday September 22, 2014, 2:21 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. I'd heard that there was an opposition to the Quiverfull group, but didn't know how it occurred or how large it was getting. Really glad to learn of the backlash, but knew it was bound to happen. I really feel badly for the kids. Gene's comment was excellent!

Sharon F (0)
Monday September 22, 2014, 2:54 pm
That family with all the kids should be called 'The Rabbits.'
A bouquet of dried thistles to the patriarchy of religion.

Gloria H (88)
Monday September 22, 2014, 4:33 pm
Good she finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel of "love". More like a train coming at her.

Kathryn Mitchell (8)
Monday September 22, 2014, 5:26 pm
Glad she came to her senses!

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 2:05 am
Noted. Great article Carrie.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday September 23, 2014, 7:53 am
At least she finally woke up and smelled the proverbial coffee...

Martha Ferris (48)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 7:09 am
Just like the radical Muslims radical Christians distort the Bible and use their "religion" to oppress others. They take individual statements out of context and use them as "proof" of the validity of their actions. It is shameful no matter what "authority" one uses.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 25, 2014, 12:34 pm
Interesting article....not sure if I believe she has completely "come to her senses".....
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