Apparently some preachers are urging their followers to do this.
>Just got a message from someone who said their preacher was urging church members to donate their Covid relief checks to the church. Please don’t do this! Please keep your money and take care of your families.
Pelicans Coach Stan Van Gundy voiced his support of Cuban's new policy of not playing the anthem before every game. Curious to see how this pans out. There's now both an owner and a coach speaking out against the playing of the national anthem before games.
>If you think the anthem needs to be played before sporting events, then play it before every movie, concert, church service and the start of every work day at every business. What good reason is there to play the anthem before a game?
I’ve posted here before about my MIL, and now I’m back with another issue.
My daughter Tess (9F) has gone to church with MIL periodically since she was little. I don’t love that, as I’m not a religious person and my MIL is an aggressive Baptist, but my husband thinks it’s a good bonding activity and so I don’t complain. Plus, it gives us adult time on Sundays.
Well, because of the virus, services have gone online. Tess still goes over to MIL’s place and helps her set up the laptop for them to watch together. She also Zooms into a girls Sunday school group after the service.
Last week, Tess came home chattering about the “ball,” and how MIL is going to take her shopping at a fancy shopping center in our town. I thought she was playing an imagination game, so I just nodded along.
Then, my husband chimed in to remind Tess that “the budget is $50.” I was super confused and asked him what was up.
He gave me kind of a shady look and said that the girls Sunday school class was having a dance this June. I asked him how COVID would affect that, and he didn’t know. My spider senses were tingling so I pulled him aside to the back porch.
Eventually I gathered that he was talking about an annual purity ball for the 10-14 year old girls. He said my SIL had done it in middle school and it was just a fun thing and not a big deal. I started blowing my top, to be honest, and I informed him that “purity” ideals are bad for girls. I thought we were on the same page about those topics, but he thinks it’s just a “fun thing for girls to do and get dressed up.” My husband claims that he wasn’t trying to hide it from me and that he thought I knew, given how popular the purity ball is at their church.
I put my foot down and texted MIL to ask if she’d signed Tess up. She said not yet, and I made clear I wouldn’t allow it. Period. Ever. MIL sent back her usual stuff implying that I’m a hoe who led her son down a bad road and I’m an unfit mother.
AITA for forbidding the “purity ball”? The only reason I could be the asshole is I unilaterally decided against my husband’s input, and I think Tess will be disappointed.
Here is a link to the mormon church's website explaining their teaching on "eternal families."
> A “forever family” requires that couple possess baptismal certificates, be worthy members of the Church to qualify for temple recommends, and possess a marriage certificate signifying a celestial marriage.
Mormons are taught that if they leave the faith, they will not get to be with their family for eternity.
It gets even more manipulative, though. They are also denied temple recommends if they dare to drink coffee. If you can't get in the temple, you can't complete the steps required to be with your family forever.
Basically, the Mormon church holds families hostage to keep people in line.
This one doctrine has got to be the single greatest example of a religion contriving a doctrine to manipulate and psychological abuse people into submission.
Oh, you think hell is bad? Let me tell you about how you'll never get to see your family again, in Heaven or Hell.
I've noticed a few things post election:
Evangelicals aren't posting constantly about how we should all "pray for the President" anymore.
Also, they have suddenly stopped claiming that "leaders are appointed by God and deserve our respect."
Funny how God only appoints and demands respect for Republicans.
Funny how they only scream about praying for the President when it is a Republican.
Also worth mentioning, none of the stay at home, Evangelical moms are posting incessantly about #savethechildren anymore.
Guess it wasn't about saving the children after all --- it was just about virtue signaling before an election.
This is more of a general thing than directed at a particular fundie but honestly as an adult looking back on it, church camp was weird as fuck. They really would bus a bunch of sexually repressed and just painfully bored high schoolers out into the middle of fucking nowhere and then left them alone with transient adult supervision. Sure, there was a lot of, ya know, church, but honestly looking back on it kids absolutely would ditch shit and go fuck around. Even inside the church-sponsored activities there was a bunch of weird shit going on. I already mentioned the story of a youth pastor accidentally shitting on someone (will repost this here if wanted) and that's just one story outta dozens.
So, what were your "what the fuck" church camp stories? :P