Christian Patriarchy and Related Issues

My posts on the topic of Christian Patriarchy, Reconstructionism, and other issues within conservative, fundamentalist, and Evangelical Christianity have proven to be my most popular posts.

Because of this, I decided I should create an index page just for these posts, for those who wish to explore my writings on these issues. Some of these were intentionally written about religious topics, while others reveal my experiences as they relate to the books I was reading or other things I was thinking about at the time.

Posts about Patriarchy and Patriarchists: 

Patriarchy, Christian Reconstructionsim, and White Supremacy
Doug Phillips' Affair, and Why I Believe the Details Matter
Doug Phillips' Sexual Abuse - A Follow Up
A Lawyer's Perspective on the Legal Status of Women in Old Testament Times
On Domestic Violence: How Conservative Christianity has Chosen Patriarchal Gender Roles Over the Protection of Victims
My John Thompson Story
My Thoughts on My Alma Mater, Oak Brook College of Law 
Doug Wilson and the "Gospel" of Gender Hierarchy
John Piper Steps In It on Rape and Sex 
Learning the Words: Legalism 
Learning the Words: Love 
The Duggars: How Fundamentalism's Teachings on Sexuality Create Predatory Behavior 
Josh Duggar, Ashley Madison, and Covenant Marriage
What I Mean By "Fundamentalism" 
Control: The Reason The Gospel Coalition and CBMW Cannot Actually Condemn Spousal Abuse 
Yes, Ted Cruz is a Dominionist; Evangelicals Need To Stop Deluding Themselves 
Dominionism and Evangelicalism PART 1: It's All About The Power
Dominionism and Evangelicalism PART 2: The American Version of Dominionism
Dominionism and Evangelicalism PART 3: Presuppositionalism Has Poisoned Everything
Christianity and Culture PART 1: Asking the Right Questions
Christianity and Culture PART 2: Culture and Scripture 
Christianity and Culture PART 3: How We Evaluate Morality in the Context of Culture
If You Support Anti-LGBTQ "Religious Freedom" Laws, You Aren't Really Different from Omar Mateen
Hate Groups and Why They Matter
Reclaiming Halloween
Of Course Roy Moore Defends Slavery and Segregation
Christ and the Church: Misusing a Metaphor
Domestic Abuse and Divorce - Evangelicals are Ignoring the Elephant in the Room
Our Children ARE a Significant Reason We Haven't Returned to Church
Hypocrisy and Hate: The Poisonous Legacy of Phyllis Schlafly
Why Young People Are Leaving Evangelicalism
Salvation by Faith...In the Rules(TM) 

Posts about other related issues: 
Cancer and the Quest for a Guarantee
Do We Really Believe God Hates Fags? My Thoughts on the Passing of Fred Phelps 
Thought Police and Religious Freedom: Do We Really Believe God Hates Fags - Part 2
The Christmas Wars, or How to Use Christmas as an Excuse to be a Jerk   
Why I Do Not Teach My Children Young Earth Creationism 
Why My Daughters - And Sons - Are Getting the HPV Vaccine
What Will And Will Not Get You "Farewelled" From Evangelicalism - A Primer
Why Abraham and Isaac Matter (A follow-up to "Farewell") 
For Evangelicals, Evil is Spelled S-E-X (Part 1) 
Evil is Spelled S-E-X (Part 2): The Twisting of Stories About Violence, Abuse of Power, and Justice to be About Sex
What the Endorsement of Donald Trump by Phyllis Schlafly Says About the State of Evangelicalism
Polarization and Parroting: How We Got There
Bathroom Boodoggle Part 1: Intersex and Evangelical Denialism
Bathroom Boondoggle Part 2: Rape Panic and Violence Against Minorities
Bathroom Boondoggle Part 3: What This Is Really About
Looking Away From An Assault: An Election Tale
Aftermath: A Way Forward For Those Of Us Who Still Believe In Basic Human Decency
The Elephant in the Discussion of Public Benefits
Since When is the Exclusion of Immigrants a "Christian Dream"?

Other Posts that touch on these issues:

Thoughts on my Thirty-Sixth Year 
Learning Outside the Family (Sunday School Edition)
What The Requiem Means to Me
Thoughts on Banned Book Week
Love at First Sight
Nazis, Nietzsche, and Narrative
Fear and Love: The Unexpected Message of Disney's Frozen
Lies Evangelicals Need to Stop Telling: "Christians Ended Slavery and Reduced Domestic Violence."
Nazism, Communism, and Atheism Aren't the Same Thing 
Hostile Culture: White Evangelicalism Shows It Has No Clue
What I Learned About My Wife in Fifteen Years of Marriage 
An Epic Civil Rights Battle
A Positive Vision for Christianity

Book Reviews that touch on these issues:

The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott
England Under the Stuarts by G. M. Trevelyan 
The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf
Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers
Why Societies Need Dissent by Cass Sunstein 
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker 
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Because of Sex by Gillian Thomas 
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Educated by Tara Westover 

Sex and the Constitution by Geoffrey Stone 

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