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The Bible: No Friend to Children

Ryan Stollar


RYAN STOLLAR is a researcher, advocate, and author. He was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school graduation before attaining both a Master of Human Services in Child Protection and A Master of Arts in Eastern Classics. He has worked with high school students in homeschool communities and is co-founder of the viral website HOMESCHOOLERS ANONYMOUS. An advocate for children and abuse survivors, Ryan has run numerous social media campaigns for child advocacy organizations. He is a “child liberation theologian,” and his upcoming book is called The Kingdom of Children. I met Ryan when he participated in a panel at the Conference on Religious Trauma earlier this year, discussing some of the potential pitfalls of religious homeschooling. Today we discuss Ryan’s own religious journey and how the Bible is no friend to children.

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