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October 30th, 2014 by Joel Watts

In which I accuse some Christians of ‘Pious’ Domestic Abuse

I was interviewed for a piece on the rise of Christian Domestic Discipline. Here is a part of it:

Right. But where does CDD fit in here? Is CDD a particularly Fundamentalist thing? “Not all Fundamentalists use CDD,” says Watts. “I would wager that many would never think of CDD as legitimately Christian, and yet, I would also wager that if you took the tenants of CDD – such as the wives that submit to their husbands, providing sex on demand – without naming it as such, many Fundamentalists would agree to them as something ‘Biblical’.”

Read the rest here: Are Fundamentalist Christians Getting Away with ‘Pious’ Domestic Abuse? | VICE United Kingdom.

Yes, Knowing, I know… but I do think society has a right to judge aberrant practices.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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2 Responses to “In which I accuse some Christians of ‘Pious’ Domestic Abuse”
  1. Just Sayin' says

    Tenets, not tenants.

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