Category Archives: The Priceless Privilege

The Priceless Privilege: Part 7

We’re back again for another look at the mental contortions required to keep the flock in line when you are part of an extremely conservative and coercive religious sect.If you haven’t read yesterday’s post, I recommend that you do so first, because this post builds on that one. As you recall, Menno and Paul are building […]

The Priceless Privilege: Part 4

Well, I’m back. It’s been far too long since I wrote, but with the holidays behind us, I should be able to once again put greater focus into this blog. I’m sure you’ve all been wondering with bated breath to find out what, exactly, is going to become of our troubled protagonist. Will she ever find a […]

The Priceless Privilege (Part 3): The Visit

In today’s chapter of The Priceless Privilege, Rosemary gets to visit Hope Valley. It is the church that will (spoiler alert) be the answer to all her problems, a church where things are done according to the Bible, and there is peace and love, and so forth. My sources have identified the real life location […]

The Priceless Privilege (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a series. Here’s Part 1, if you’re just joining us. So Rosemary, our confused protagonist, is desperately looking for answers. Is there a true church someplace that both follows the Bible by wearing the right clothes, and also obeys the Bible by not fighting and bickering?She doesn’t believe that’s possible. Fortunately, help […]

The Priceless Privilege (of Belonging to a Controlling Church)

Today’s post comes from the book The Priceless Privilege and Other Stories, by Lucy Conley. This one is fascinating for demonstrating the disingenuousness of conservative logic. The basic plot of the story, which develops over several chapters is how a young girl, in a bickering, nasty conservative church manages to find her way to another conservative church where […]