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Africa, Bilbo, and Confused: Debate Emerges After Native American Woman Tells Black Woman to 'Keep Hands Off Our Culture' ) 2405 。 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter G Like 46K Tweet Cheyanne's PSA referencing rapper Omerettà The Great (right) spurred a chain reaction of comments online. (@N3VChey/@omeretta4l) Michael Huck Harrison Destroyer at Self-Employed Once again, the real native Americans were black peopie from Africa... They migrated to that piece of the land while the land masses were still connected (Pangea & Gondwanaland. The other so called native Americans crossed the Barrien Strait into the America's during the "lce Age" and black folks were waiting on them.. The shit is so deep and that's why people hate our guts! We are the original people of this earth... It's the same thing in Europe, Asia, Antartica and Australia. This is FACTS and the caucasians scientists know the TRUTH! Like-Reply-山608 . Aug 9, 2017 6:26pm Carol Brown Dallas, Texas Another intelligent brother! Like-Reply- 97 . Aug 9, 2017 7:09pm La'Donna Williams Peace to that Like Reply 43 23 hrs black-girl-against-feminism: mistah-oso: inked-up-nomad: nunyabizni: ihavenotyetfiguredoutanything: presidentialpostings: officialfist: nunyabizni: WE WUZ NATUV AMERIKKKANS Wait so they’re arguing that they can use things from that culture because life originated somewhere near Africa and spread out? Surely then that negates the entire idea of cultural appropriation. Surely then white people can’t “culturally appropriate” any culture since we are all one culture by this logic? I’m so confused. No logic here, we’re doing unadulteratedly stupid reasons why “it’s ok when we do it” now. As usual, large amounts of hypocrisy replaced their self awareness. @siryouarebeingmocked@black-girl-against-feminismhave you seen this fresh shit? 
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White House, Canada, and House: BLAME CANADA President Trump justifies his tariffs by referencing the burning of the White House in 1814

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Fucking, Movies, and Pretentious: "By the way, Wakanda forever!" Downey said, making the crossed- arm salute to Black Panther Chadwick Boseman. star "I can do that as an honorary black man: Tropic Thunder, 2008!" he joked, referencing his role in that Hollywood satire as a pretentious white actor who thinks he can play an African-American soldier in a <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/173971581515/trigonsdottir-pyppenia-robert-downey-jr-is-a" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://trigonsdottir.tumblr.com/post/173285397699/pyppenia-robert-downey-jr-is-a-fucking-demon-for" class="tumblr_blog">trigonsdottir</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://hawkgirl.co.vu/post/173270568093/robert-downey-jr-is-a-fucking-demon-for-1-playing" class="tumblr_blog">pyppenia</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>robert downey jr is a fucking demon for 1. playing in blackface in the first place &amp; <a href="http://ew.com/movies/2018/04/24/robert-downey-jr-speech-avengers-infinity-war-premiere/">2. calling himself an “””honorary black man”””</a> for doing black face</p></blockquote> <p>Oh so are yall gonna hop off his dick now </p> </blockquote> <p>OP, you do realize the entire point of that role is that he’s playing a pretentious yet talented nitwit who either doesn’t know or doesn’t care about the connotations of his disguise?</p><p>Just like he was joking here?<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Every time somebody doesn’t understand Tropic Thunder, a puppy dies.</p>
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Beyonce, DJ Khaled, and Family: Jay-Z Fires Back At George Zimmerman Over His Threats To "Handle People Who F*ck With" Him: "Try That Sh*t With A Grown Ma" 31 @balleralert Jay-Z Fires Back At George Zimmerman Over His Threats To “Handle People Who F*ck With” Him: “Try That Sh*t With A Grown Man” - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in December, George Zimmerman threatened violence against Jay-Z over a documentary about the life and untimely death of Trayvon Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the @blast, Zimmerman was opposed to Jay’s 6-part documentary about Martin’s life, as he claimed the team’s production had been harassing his parents and family members in Florida for an interview and footage. In turn, the acquitted murderer threatened to “beat Jay-Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” as he claimed “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me,” adding that “I have since February 2012,” referencing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, three months later, the legendary rapper has fired back at Zimmerman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a new DJ Khaled song, featuring Jay-Z and Beyoncé, titled, “Top Off,” the rapper calls out Zimmerman for his threats, sending a few shots of his own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Meanwhile Georgie Porgie sinnin’ and sendin’ me threats,” Hov rapped, “Save your breath, you couldn’t beat a flight of steps- Try that sh*t with a grown man - I’ll kill that f*ckb*y with my own hand.”
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Family, Friends, and Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr Weighs In On LaVar Ball Amid His Comments on Lakers' Coach Luke Walton: "He's Become Like The Kardashian Of The NBA" 13 @balleralert MPIONS KAISER PERMANENTE Steve Kerr Weighs In On LaVar Ball Amid His Comments on Lakers’ Coach Luke Walton: “He’s Become Like The Kardashian Of The NBA”– blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As LaVarBall and the Big Baller Brand continue to claim headlines, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has drawn an interesting comparison between sports’ most talked about family and one of Hollywood’s most controversial families - the Kardashians. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, following Ball’s criticisms about the Lakers’ coaching staff, where he claimed the team no longer wants to play for coach Luke Walton, an irritated Kerr weighed in. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Somewhere, I guess in Lithuania, LaVar Ball is laughing at all of us. People are eating out of his hands for no apparent reason, other than he's become like the Kardashian of the NBA or something," Kerr said of Ball. "And that sells, and that's what's true in politics and entertainment and now in sports. It doesn't matter if there's any substance involved with an issue, it's just can we make it really interesting for no apparent reason? There is nothing interesting about that story." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I feel horrible for Luke, that's my guy, he's one of my best friends," Kerr said, referencing Ball’s comments about Walton’s lack of control. "He shouldn't have to deal with this. But to me, one of the things about the NBA is it's always been a haven from the parents. The guys who coach high school are the ones who really have to deal with the parents. I've never had to talk to a parent who was upset about playing time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I'm sure there are plenty out there but they don't have a voice in the NBA. But for whatever reason we're giving this guy a voice and Luke's got to deal with it, and it's a shame. He's handling it great. He's doing all he can. It's just part of his gig, unfortunately."

Steve Kerr Weighs In On LaVar Ball Amid His Comments on Lakers’ Coach Luke Walton: “He’s Become Like The Kardashian Of The NBA”– blogged by ...

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Amazon, Charlie, and Children: Birds And Beaks Rescue and Rehab This will likely be the most heartbreaking post I ever write On the evening of January 1, 2018, we lost 11 birds. Most of the birds passed within about 30 minutes of each other, with the last one, a nanday conure not passing until around 4am We originally thought maybe carbon monoxide or something in the air, and began evacuation to the garage and called 911. The fire department tested both for carbon monoxide and noxious gases and our results were zeros across the board The next logical thought was food/water. We pulled all the food and water and put them on the counter The next morning, we took those birds to our veterinarian and had necropsies done for them. The initial things our doctor found were hearts were good, lungs were good, all seem to be in good health, except their stomachs were inflamed, there was a green sludge in their Gl tracts and their livers were rock hard. Gross necropsies were submitted by our vet for 2 birds to determine official cause of death with food toxicity being the suspicion There are another 3 birds that we are unsure if they will make it or not Today, January 3, 2018, I took the in-bowl samples of food to Michigan State University Before we go further, I want to make it clear I am not pointing fingers. There were 3 foods included in our mix, and thankfully we are fastidious - we have the packages that food came in so that batches can be pulled and we have contacted the companies. The foods are Zupreem Fruitblend, large size for macaws, cockatoos etc. Higgins Vitaseed Lefeber's Nutriberries MSU is in receipt of 2lbs of the food that was in the bowls and we should have results back for WHAT the toxin is within 5-7 days We spoke with another Michigan Rescue to tell them what's going on, and they also experienced a die off in the last week of 3 birds. The foods they were feeding are Zupreem Fruit Flavored Blend and Higgins Vitaseed Our hearts are broken. In a million pieces. We are not ok. We will probably never be ok again. I am happy to answer questions. What l don't want is mass hysteria. We are awaiting results back from the lab and necropsies - and all we can do is wait. What I'm concerned with is that birds are dying and unlike us - you guys usually have one or two birds. If something happens, you're thinking it's your fault. That you've done something wrong. You don't question the food because you trust it. You need to have necropsies done. You need to save your food, your bags, and you need to get it tested We don't know which food it was at this point, and we're not pointing fingers What I can tell you is that the companies are being very cooperative, helpful and working WITH us My personal opinion is that for now, if you are feeding any of those brands, please stop and feed fresh/frozen foods only until we have the results back for why this happened Please keep us in your thoughts. Our hearts are broken. We lost 11 family members. Watching my children try to give CPR to the birds we all love and care for in vain may be the worst thing I have ever witnessed, only second to walking into my aviary and seeing all but 3 of my birds in there gone Charlie Max Guido Zook Oliver Rosie Eddie Cheech (M2, boarder) Cheech (YN Amazon) Chong Pebbles My loves. Rest in Heaven my angels. My request to you - ask your questions here. Don't flood my inbox. When have answers, you shall have answers. I'm an open book. l'Il answer anything here in this thread. We are a by-the-book rescue. We don't cut corners. So ask away If you're negative - I just don't have any energy for you. I really don't. Be supportive or be gone. Information about the food batches: Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19 Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19 Higgin's Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19 Lefeber's Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B Symptoms As digestion happens, about 4 hours in, the birds become wobbly, disoriented, weak, unable to stand up and still. Droopy wings. Vomiting a copper reddish substance, seizures begin and then death. The 3 remaining birds are still very wobbly and weak. We have 17 birds still living, including the 3 that we could still lose. Of the 17, a few had last batch food, a few don't eat this food at all (lorikeet, hyacinth), and my picky eaters are still with us. haiku-robot: rembrandtswife: wordsonbirds: tieltavern: aleksthetiel: THIS IS IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THROUGH. I’m posting this out of concern for others, as this is not a single outlying case. Please visit this rescues Facebook page and read through the comments on this post, there are others who have had similar thing happen to them. If you feed Zupreem or Vitaseed (And possibly nutriberries, but cross referencing through the comments shows that this isn’t likely the problem) I highly recommend pulling it temporarily and following this page, as they have sent away the food to be checked. This is the rescues page facebook.com/birdsandbeaks/ I normally don’t reblog sad things, but this is a reblog to save a life.  If youfeed Zupreem, Vitaseed, or Nutriberries, PLEASE read this post. From the page for those who can’t read the images who are worried about particular batches. Please check your food and watch your babes closely friends. Information about the food batches:Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 10287 865309107 Use By: 3/31/19Zupreem, Large for macaws/cockatoos etc: 09137 862908047 Use by: 2/28/19Higgin’s Vita Seed Parrot Use By: 4/5/19Lefeber’s Tropical Fruit Nutriberries: Use By Batch: 122218B Thank you, @wordsonbirds, I couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them. thank you @wordsonbirds i couldn’t enlarge the images enough to read them ^Haiku^bot^7. I detect haikus with 5-7-5 format. Sometimes I make mistakes. | Who do I read? | Contact | HAIKU BOT NO | Good bot! | Selfie | Meep morp! Zeet!

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Ali, Creepy, and Finn: TSNOT A DOUBLE STANDARD. Reversing the roles doesnt releave a double standard. Have you ever heard of the term "creep" being applied to a female? Men are the dominant gender physically - this is why they are able to rape women. If a 30 year old man says to a 13 year old to hit him up in a few years, its creepy because its dangerous. He is able to physically impose himself on her already. Flip the roles and you have a wafer thin model doing the same to a 14 year old boy. Not only would the boy almost certainly like the attention, and validation of his looks at such an insecure age, but there would be no sense of danger or creepiness as in most cases such as this one, the 14 year old boy is probably more physically dominating than the model anyway. This is why it is not creepy and furthermore even a gesture that is nice and would boost the boys self esteem. The world is way too pc cracking down on harmless exchanges like this. <p><a href="http://thylovelylionheart.tumblr.com/post/167290252577/libertarirynn-making-sexual-comments-to" class="tumblr_blog">thylovelylionheart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/167289477034/making-sexual-comments-to-underage-girls-is" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>“Making sexual comments to underage girls is creepy and wrong because men R scary but it’s fine to do it underage boys and it probably makes them feel good anyway so nbd”</p> <p>Shut</p> <p>The</p> <p>Fuck</p> <p>Up.</p></blockquote> <p>when Finn Wolfhard (the <i>14 y/o</i> <i>child</i> actor the person in the photo is referencing) was asked about the comment the model made about him, he literally said, <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/finn-wolfhard-stranger-things-model-comment-ali-michaels-instagram-season-2-cast-a8043291.html"><b>“Oh that was nuts. That was gross. That’s good that she apologised, it’s weird but…it’s fine.”</b></a></p><p>He didn’t find the comment “flattering”, he found it gross. It’s even clearer in the video where he said that quote how uncomfortable this situation makes him. The model essentially catcalled him, an underage boy, over social media, and yet some people are trying to insist that it’s not creepy. </p><p>And yeah, saying that it’s not inappropriate bc Finn’s a boy and the model is a woman but that it <i>would</i> be inappropriate if the genders were flipped is absolutely a double standard, and a disgusting one at that.</p></blockquote> <p>Well there you go. Even if he had found it flattering it would be irrelevant. Do these people actually think there are no girls who enjoy that kind of attention too? As the ADULT in situation it&rsquo;s your job to know better. But the fact that he was creeped out by it just strengthens the point further. He didn&rsquo;t think it was funny or hot so shut the hell up.</p>
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America, Donald Trump, and Energy: The New Yorker @NewYorker When the conversation in a meeting turned to gay rights, Donald Trump motioned toward Mike Pence and joked: nyer.cm/dultLH7 NEW YORKER "Don't ask that guy-he wants to hang them all" -Donald Trump, President of the United States 10/16/17, 11:30 AM 4,333 Retweets 3,677 Likes f1rstperson: weavemama: weavemama: so the president joked about committing genocide towards gay people……NO ONE should excuse a comment like this, america is such a backwards nation and there shouldn’t be any denial about it Proof that he actually said this. ANYONE. WHO. VOTED. FOR. THIS. SHOULD. BE. ASHAMED. “Trump thinks Pence is great,” Bannon told me. But, according to a longtime associate, Trump also likes to “let Pence know who’s boss.” A staff member from Trump’s campaign recalls him mocking Pence’s religiosity. He said that, when people met with Trump after stopping by Pence’s office, Trump would ask them, “Did Mike make you pray?” Two sources also recalled Trump needling Pence about his views on abortion and homosexuality. During a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump belittled Pence’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legal scholar had said that, if the Supreme Court did so, many states would likely legalize abortion on their own. “You see?” Trump asked Pence. “You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.” When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!” Since this is a really long article here’s the part referencing it for anyone who needs that.

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College, Donkey, and Life: theblaze.com College students in tears' over a banana peel in a tree because it didn't make them feel 'safe' An off-campus Greek Life event triggeredmedia Banana ban incoming. klubbhead This is satire right???? RIGHT?????? triggeredmedia Nope. The school ended Greek stuff early and is launching and investigation klubbhead Donkey Kong is at it again The F.B.I. is helping American University in Washington, D.C., investigate n episode in which bananas were found hanging from nooses on campus this week, a spokeswoman for the y. agency said on Wednesda The bananas were found at the university on Monday, the same day a black woman took office as the student government president for the first time in the institution's history The bananas had short messages scrawled on them, including ΆΚΑ FREE," an apparent reference to Alpha Kappa Alpha, a predominantly black sorority of which Taylor Dumpson, the new student body president, is a member; and "HARAMBE BAIT," referencing the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was killed last May after a child fell into its enclosure. Several pairs of bananas were discovered around campus, each strung together with a thin black rope fashioned to resemble a noose. Bananas with the words HARAMBE BAIT" were found hanging from trees and lampposts at the American University campus in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Quinn Dunlea This is at least the second time in the last year that bananas have been used as symbols to stir controversy at American University. In September, white students were accused of leaving a banana at the door of one black woman's dorm room and tossing a rotten banana at another. therealcringe:why would the article headline from a right-wing tabloid omit context though?? what would they have to gain????

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America, Anaconda, and Ass: I had to run into Walmart. I turned around to make sure my son was next to me. Instead of finding him by my side I found him kneeling in front of the missing children board praying. C/M)iff . #trainupachild #amazing very counts. ox. RELEASE 2200 Kathy Erin Oh please why doesn't he do something productive like go out and look for them Fri at 10:53 PM Like Reply20 LOOK AGAINI View 18 previous replies Donna Cunningham Kathy Erin May God... <p><a href="http://goingorthodox.tumblr.com/post/163620722335/libertarirynn-tcfkag-brehaaorgana" class="tumblr_blog">goingorthodox</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/163620629404/tcfkag-brehaaorgana-winterfells-walls" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://tcfkag.tumblr.com/post/163618985123/brehaaorgana-winterfells-walls" class="tumblr_blog">tcfkag</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://brehaaorgana.tumblr.com/post/163618122937/winterfells-walls-brehaaorgana" class="tumblr_blog">brehaaorgana</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://winterfells-walls.tumblr.com/post/163617263402/brehaaorgana-fromchaostocosmos-chiribomb" class="tumblr_blog">winterfells-walls</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://brehaaorgana.tumblr.com/post/163613725082/fromchaostocosmos-chiribomb" class="tumblr_blog">brehaaorgana</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fromchaostocosmos.tumblr.com/post/163603183253/chiribomb-sonypraystation-kathy-with-the" class="tumblr_blog">fromchaostocosmos</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://chiribomb.tumblr.com/post/163589211377/sonypraystation-kathy-with-the-scorching-tea" class="tumblr_blog">chiribomb</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://sonypraystation.tumblr.com/post/163585263067/kathy-with-the-scorching-tea" class="tumblr_blog">sonypraystation</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>kathy with the scorching tea</p></blockquote> <p>Lazy-ass child</p> </blockquote> <p>anyone else really disturbed by the hashtag train up a child</p> <p>no seriously what the fuck</p> </blockquote> <p>I suspect a loooot of people don’t know that <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/10/03/did_the_disturbing_philosophy_of_how_to_train_up_a_child_lead_to.html">“train up a child”</a> is a reference to a book/method of raising children that is centered around regular and <b><i>extensive</i></b> child abuse, usually through beating the child in question. </p> <p>This image/screencap isn’t amusing or charming. I’m sure people thought it was “funny” because it’s super christian and therefore weird or incongruous with how we think kids should be/should act/alien to our own childhoods, but the reality is that<b> that mom just referenced a book that probably means she beats or starves her son. </b>[Note that the death cases have often been white xtian fundamentalists who have adopted black/African children.]</p> <p>If you’re not familiar with the Pearls and their book To Train Up a Child, here’s some links, which tend to be from horrified Christian parents. I can’t confirm or deny these are all good <i>websites</i>, but I know these are mostly about horror at the TTUAC method. <b>Trigger Warning for Child abuse and Murder</b>:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://www.parentatthehelm.com/1298/speaking-up-children-trained-to-death-coverage-list-of-to-train-up-a-child-connection/">Speaking up against TTUAC</a> - more links documenting extensive/extreme child abuse, including child murder by parents using the TTUAC “method.”<br/></li> <li><a href="https://www.babble.com/mom/to-train-up-a-child-teaches-punishment-that-kills-kids/">Babble - TTUAC Book leads to multiple child deaths</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/women/2011/october/when-child-discipline-becomes-abuse.html">Christianity Today: When Child Discipline becomes Abuse</a></li> <li> <a href="https://whynottrainachild.com/2010/04/20/quotes-from-ttuac/">Why Not to Train a Child</a> (quotes from the book, revealing that the Pearls advocate beating <i>infants.) </i> </li> <li><a href="http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2013/04/some-quotes-from-michael-pearl.html">Quotes from Michael Pearl</a></li> <li> <a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1110/26/acd.02.html">CNN transcript</a> from Anderson Cooper on the Death of Hana Williams/Interview with Pearl. </li> <li> <a href="http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2011/11/corpses-dont-rebel-a-former-follower-of-michael-pearls-to-train-up-a-child-reacts-to-the-death-of-hana-williams/">Corpses Don’t Rebel: A former follower of Michael Pearl’s “To Train Up A Child” reacts to the death of Hana William</a>s, from the blog No Longer Quivering<br/></li> <li> <a href="https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/the-abusive-teachings-of-michael-and-debi-pearl">The abusive teachings of Michael and Debi Pearl</a> <br/></li> <li> <a href="https://libertyforcaptives.com/2014/01/11/to-train-up-a-child-abuser-part-1/">Liberty for Captives: to Train Up a Child Abuser</a> / <a href="https://libertyforcaptives.com/2014/01/11/to-train-up-a-child-abuser-part-2/">pt 2</a> </li> <li><a href="https://katiekind.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/when-parenting-kills-what-can-we-do/">When Parenting Kills, What Can We Do?</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.equip.org/PDF/DF230.pdf">“Christian Families on the Edge: Authoritarianism and Isolationism Among Us” </a>by Rachel D. Ramer for the Christian Research Institute<br/></li> <li><a href="http://thatmom.com/2010/02/17/child-abuse-in-the-name-of-jesus/">Child Abuse in the Name of Jesus</a></li> </ul><p>etc etc. This post isn’t funny or meme-worthy, it’s a sign that whoever knows this lady should consider calling CPS. </p> </blockquote> <p>Listen I know nothing about whatever book that is, I’ve never heard of it in my life and I grew up Christian and I’m still Christian. She was probably referencing, I don’t know, the BIBLE considering the first thing I thought of was that verse in proverbs that talks about training your children to do right while they’re young so they’ll do right when they’re adults but you know whatever. Like I definitely don’t condone any kind of child abuse (obviously) but assuming she’s referencing this book instead of something much more widely known is like accusing everyone who offhandedly mentions making a deal of referencing “the art of the deal” and being a trump supporter. There’s not really a correlation.</p> </blockquote> <p>I MEAN LIKE…. okay: I’ll admit I had a knee-jerk reaction to this. I’m fine with editing it down. I was responding to someone saying it made them uncomfortable (Jewish bloggers) and I… I mean look, I <i>know</i> it’s a biblical verse. I’ll grant that I perhaps <i>over-</i>emphasized my own personal connection with this specific verse and rampant abuse and child murder. It’s possible she just means raise your kids to be religious, and is an evangelical who doesn’t beat or starve her child. (God willing, that’s the case. I’ve never really heard that particular citation being quite as popular outside of evangelical circles)  </p> <p>But also…this is a very popular evangelical book on parenting that was linked to the deaths of several children, and you can’t exactly fault me for linking it to news cases that were considered pretty major less than ten years ago? </p> </blockquote> <p>In my whole life as a Christian in America, the only context I’ve ever heard the phrase “train up a child” is in reference to that horrific abusive book.</p> <p>Yes it’s referencing a bible verse, but I would bet that 99/100 times the people using it are at the very least influenced by How to Train Up a Child.</p> </blockquote> <p>Sorry but I think that estimate is waaaaaaay off. Perhaps you grew up in a very fundamental circle, but the book itself is not that widespread. According to some reports it has barely sold 10,000 copies in the last 16 years. That’s hardly an extremely popular book or grounds to assume that 99% of the time people saying that phrase are referencing it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah my first thought was the Bible verse, and I even know about the Pearls (and will gladly rant with anyone about them, if you’d like) </p></blockquote> <p>Yeah I hate fundie garbage like that. But has it ever occurred to people that every Christian on the block would be beating their infants and leaving their kids to starve if these kind of methods were widespread? Here&rsquo;s a thought: they&rsquo;re not. There&rsquo;s absolutely no reason to launch such a heinous accusation of child abuse against a woman for using a simple hashtag of a common bible verse, no matter how corny you think she&rsquo;s being.</p>
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