Happy 27th Birthday, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence! (August 15th, 1990)
↳ My opinion is: You can have millions of dollars and a dream career, but if you’re not willing to stand up for what you believe, or if you see wrongdoing and don’t talk about it, then you have nothing. It’s the opposite of ‘Shut up and act!’ If you have a voice, use it. I don’t want to go into the grave just being like, ‘Well, I introduced the world to the Hunger Games movies and I bought a house on Coldwater! Goodnight!’ For me, it’s worth the criticism. The more criticism I get, the more the conversation is happening. 

I’m getting ready to take an indefinite break from this blog, but before I do I want to get this post out, which is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while.

For all our talk about fundies, I don’t think we talk about John and Esther Schrader enough. Esther is Anna Duggar’s sister. Her husband John is a grifter of the highest order. I know I shit on the Bateses and Duggars for their half-assed missionary work, but John Schrader puts them all to shame.

Your Schrader in-a-nutshell primer.

John and Esther got married in I think 2002, and have since had nine kids. John got a missionary spot to Zambia several years ago (I think the youngest two kids were born there and she’s pregnant again.)He eventually lost the financial backing of whatever church that was paying for their work, and the only church backing them now is the church where John’s own father is pastor.

During this time, John grifted SO MUCH MONEY from Christians online. He talked on and on about an airplane and flying lessons that he DESPERATELY NEEDED in order to serve the people of Zambia. He was given the money for that, and suddenly the opportunity for the plane disappeared, and he never spoke of it again. (I think this might have been what caused the original church to pull their financial support) I think he was asked a lot about the plane, because recently on FB, he posted pictures of pieces of a plane, which was pretty laughable. He’s not a mechanic, I don’t know how he thinks he’s going to build a flyable plane.

His wife and children are sickly looking, but John always appears well-fed. He spends money on an unbelievable amount of nutritional supplements for himself, but none for the wife or kids. His posts online are always all about HIMSELF, and when he has to talk about others, he always manages to circle back to John. He used his sisters’ death of pancreatic cancer as an excuse to grift money from well-meaning but ultimately very stupid Christians.

Their family is 100% Poisonwood Bible waiting to happen.

I had screenshots galore of this, but alas I got a new computer and didn’t take along any of my old screenshots. I do have a few new ones though. 

Anyway, Johnny boy is currently having a rough go of it. One of the Zambian disciples he collected has left the John’s church and is calling him out publicly as are some other people on his FB.

Then John had to do some damage control 

Both Roderick and Boyd who he references up there have also since left. 

For all his talking about himself constantly, John Shrader is the least self-aware person on Earth. 

So where am I going with this? I don’t really know. He’s just one of my favorite fundies to hate. His Facebook page is public, and it’s a wealth of jaw-dropping posts by John about John. (Be careful not to comment, he’s quick to block)

So more and more followers are leaving, and I guess some are threatening him and his family and the church. Some are saying that the Shraders are doing illegal shady things and are contacting Zambian authorities. See below where John actually THANKS God for the threats against him and his family. 

Anyway, of all the shit he’s pulled, nothing made me more angry than this recent post. He got a new Zambian follower who sadly passed away just over a month later. John made this guy’s death all about John, and even managed to get a dig in at the man’s hell-bound wife who didn’t fall for John Shrader’s bullshit. It’s really the most unreal thing I’ve ever read. 

Anyway. I don’t really know where I’m going with this post. I just wanted fellow fundie watchers to be on the lookout for this guy. At some point you’re going to here a news story about an American wife and her gaggle of children having to be rescued from Zambia because her dipshit husband pissed off the wrong people. And you’ll know in advance who it is. 

There is SO MUCH MORE to the insane story of the Shraders, but I dont really have the time to get it all out, and like I said, all my old screenshots aren’t on my new computer.

I’ll be gone for a while from this blog, but I am going to be keeping an eye on Shrader’s FB and I’ll let you all know if anything further happens, or if you guys see anything about him, you can let me know :) 


I’m happy to meet people, give autographs, shake hands and say ‘Thank you.’ I wouldn’t have a job if people weren’t going to see my movies. It’s just… if I’m on an airplane and I have no makeup on, I don’t want to take a selfie that’s going to end up on E!

Happy 27th Birthday,
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence!
(August 15th, 1990).

Tears and tributes at Virginia memorial for Heather Heyer

Hundreds of purple-clad residents have packed a historic American theatre to remember the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators.

Heather Heyer, a paralegal whom colleagues said was dedicated to social justice, was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, after clashes on Saturday between white nationalists attending a “Unite the Right” gathering and counter-protesters.

“We are absolutely in awe at this outpouring of affection,” Elwood Shrader, Heyer’s grandfather, told the service at the city’s 1930s era Paramount Theater, near where she died. “She wanted respect for everybody. In our family, all lives matter.”

In the crowd were Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, US Senator Tim Kane and Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer. Many of those attending wore purple, Heyer’s favourite colour, at the request of her family.

“I came here today and I was overwhelmed by the rainbow of colours in this room,” said Heyer’s father, Mark Heyer, his voice cracking with emotion. “That’s how Heather was … for that, I am truly proud of my daughter.”

Fallout from Heyer’s death and the street fights among protesters has become President Donald Trump’s biggest domestic challenge. Trump was assailed from across the political spectrum over his initial response blaming “many sides” for the violence.

On Monday, the Republican president bowed to political pressure and denounced neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan by name, but on Tuesday he again inflamed tensions by insisting counter-protesters were also to blame. In a tweet on Wednesday morning, in a first mention, Trump described Heyer as “beautiful and incredible … a truly special young woman. She will be long remembered by all!”

Residents of the usually quiet, liberal-leaning Virginia city were horrified by the weekend violence they said was brought by outsiders. Amid concerns trouble could erupt outside Wednesday’s memorial, a small group of anti-racist protesters wearing pink helmets and carrying baseball bats and purple shields stood quietly near the theatre. One of the group, who declined to be identified, said they brought weapons to defend themselves in case the white supremacists returned.

“The cops didn’t protect us on Saturday and we don’t trust them to do so today,” the group member said. Also outside the theatre, artist Sam Welty was chalking a large portrait of Heyer on a memorial wall where many tributes to the slain woman have been written. “The way she lost her life, doing what she did, really stood for Charlottesville. It makes me wish that I knew her,” said Welty, 42. (AP)

Photo credits: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (2), Andrew Shurtleff/Getty Images, Evan Vucci/AP (2)

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anonymous asked:

So looking at the picture of the Keller family, I see two of Anna's sisters wearing pants. Are there two sisters who left the cult? Do you know when and why? There was one who got a child without being married right? Thanks!

Hey anon! Your question sent me on a rabbit hole trying to learn about the Keller siblings. You are totally right that there are two sisters who are out of the cult and one, Susanna, did have her daughter before marriage. In case you, like I, was curious, here is what the Keller kids are up to as far as I could find! 

-Admin T

Mike and Suzette Keller have 8 children.

Esther Keller Shrader: born May 9. 1981. Married John Shrader on November 3, 2001. They currently live in Zambia as missionaries. Here is their family photo:  

Rebekah Keller McDonald: born May 15, 1983. Married Joshua McDonald and has two daughters, Annabel and Alyssa. She is known as a free-thinker and took in Susanna, her sister, when she began to leave the cult.

Daniel Keller: Married Candace in 2008, adopted a son, Brighton (after struggles with infertility according to some gossip-y sites). They are also free thinkers: Candace wears pants and has had short hair; Daniel called Josh a pig after the scandal was revealed and offered to take Anna in

Priscilla Keller Waller: Born in 1986, fundie, married to David Waller, has 3 kiddos: Paul, Davia and Phillip.

Anna Keller Duggar: Born in 1988, married to Josh Duggar, with four kids: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus and Meredith and one on the way.

Susanna Keller: recently engaged to Matt Davis, on January 14, 2017. Daughter’s name is Noelle, born in 2013. She was a bridesmaid in Anna’s wedding shortly before becoming pregnant. She was not married at the time. There are two rumors here: 1) Once Susanna announced she was pregnant, her name was not mentioned on 19KaC. 2) Jill wanted to help deliver Susanna’s baby but was not allowed by her parents due to her unwed status. Susanna was rebellious before getting pregnant and moving away to live with Rebekah.

Nathan Keller & David Keller: Anna’s two youngest brothers. As far as I can tell, they are in their early twenties and live at home.


Joshifer Daily Reminder: From the very beginning, Jennifer thought Josh was dreamy.  And may I remind you of this quote:

“… Look for signs that they feel the same way if you’re going to declare your love.  You can flirt a little before.” - Jennifer Shrader Lawrence.


Gifs not mine but thank you!