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Awkward!:Jeri Lofland’s Story

Jeri Lofland blogs at Heresy in the Heartland. The following was originally published by Jeri on March 25, 2015, and is reprinted with permission. Recently a friend described a situation as “awkward” and I laughed. Not because it wasn’t true, but because I spent decades developing a resistance to awkwardness. It’s not that I don’t still feel it, I just have a

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On Feeling Betrayed, Validated, and Brave: Jeri Lofland’s Thoughts

“Last week a shocking new series of revelations appeared on the Internet, exposing Bill Gothard, our cult leader of days long past, for the pathological fraud he was (and is). Reading the story as it dribbles out in serial form has been surreal. With each installment, I can picture my bedroom in Oak Brook, picture window facing Gothard’s office across the driveway.”

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Jim Logan, the Stephen King of Fundamentalism: Jeri Lofland’s Thoughts

“Did you know that demons can be sexually transmitted? That many Vietnam veterans’ problems are caused by demons picked up from prostitutes? That a person can be ‘demonized’ through listening to music, watching TV, or by playing Dungeons & Dragons? Welcome to the world of Dr. James Logan, ‘the demon whisperer’, ‘the Stephen King of ATI’, pastor, adviser to missionaries, and conservative fundamentalist exorcist.”

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