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Julie Ingersoll
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Julie Ingersoll, is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Florida where she teaches and writes about evangelicalism, fundamentalism and the religious right. She is the author of Building God's Kingdom: inside the world of Christian Reconstruction "Evangelical Christian Women: War Stories In The Gender Battles," (NYUP, 2003) and "Baptists and Methodists in America" (Facts on File, 2003) as well as many articles.

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Sex Scandals, Homeschooling and the Religious Right

(1) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 12:43 PM

Sex scandals keep bubbling up from the Christian home school world and there is an underlying connection you've not yet read about--and believe it or not, it ties into the tea party and the GOP house speaker race.

A lawsuit filed this week on behalf of five women...

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Doug Phillips' Biblical Patriarchy Scandal Moves to the Courts

(8) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 9:23 AM

Last fall home school leader and Biblical Patriarch Doug Phillips made a public confession of an inappropriate relationship with a young woman, leading to his resignation, the closing of his organizations and much behind-the-scenes jockeying.

But the confession left much ambiguity in terms of the...

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More on Doug Phillips and Vision Forum: More Than a Scandal

(2) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 3:30 PM

There are important and disturbing developments in the Doug Phillips scandal that has rocked the Christian home school movement. As I noted in my earlier post, Phillips' carefully parsed initial resignation statement admitting to an "inappropriate relationship" raised more questions than it answered.

Now reports...

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Doug Phillips: The Big Scandal You Didn't Hear About and Why It Matters

(82) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:29 PM

Doug Phillips, the Home School Movement's leading Quiverful Patriarch resigned from Vision Forum Ministries, admitting a "lengthy inappropriate relationship" with a woman. It appears that while as he has been fighting homosexuality and feminism as threats to marriage, he has actually been the threat.

His supporters are...

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Kirk Cameron's Growing Circle of Reconstructionist Friends

(10) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 1:31 PM

At the debut of his film Monumental, Cameron promised that "much more is coming" and he hinted at a strategy to educate and mobilize Christians to save the country. It's now a bit clearer what he meant, and he has added one more major Christian Reconstructionist name to his list...

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Gitmo and Hypocrisy: Selectively Living by the Intentions of the Founders and the Bible

(10) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 1:42 PM

Ten years after the opening of the prison at Guantanamo, I'm asking where are those religious right activists and tea partiers who want to return America to standards they think the Founders intended.

Proponent of "Christian American History" David Barton assumes the Founding Fathers had a single discernible intention...

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Gingrich Panders to Biblical Worldview Crowd

(22) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 4:30 PM

Newt Gingrich may avoid going negative in Iowa (and elsewhere), but he sure is pandering to the biblical worldview crowd. Could he be trying to deflect their attention from his own family values?

Gingrich turned up on David Barton's radio show "Wallbuilders Live" the day after Christmas and...

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C. Peter Wagner: Dominion Theology and Postmillennialism on NPR

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 5:08 PM

I listened intently to Terry Gross' interview with C. Peter Wagner of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), stunned at her remarkable ability to discuss his view that Japan suffers from demons because their emperor had sex with the sun goddess. But "spiritual warfare" is a topic...

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