February 24, 2015 8:00 am -


At 20 years old, a young woman was slated to be sold into marriage to man twice her age. For $25,000, in installments no less, her perspective groom was able to buy her. It would’ve been more, except that she had been sexually abused as a young child. As a result, her future husband got a…

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

17 responses to Conservative Fundamentalist Homeschoolers Sold Daughter For $25,000

  1. tracey marie February 24th, 2015 at 8:24 am

    but this is the good religion and merica to the goptp

    • Anomaly 100 February 24th, 2015 at 8:37 am

      And there is no war on women.

      • tracey marie February 24th, 2015 at 9:00 am

        some people these fundies are

      • Robyn Ryan February 24th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        They aren’t women. They are Handmaids.

  2. John_St_John February 24th, 2015 at 10:07 am

    And to hear the hyper religious American Evangelical Christofascists tell it; slavery and indentured servitude does not exist in these dysfunctional United States of America.

    *looks around for the sign pointing to civilized sanity and the real 21st century*

    • tiredoftea February 24th, 2015 at 11:28 am

      They claim that slavery was a good thing!

      • olegar February 25th, 2015 at 4:56 am

        hay itz inna bible doantcha no . . u slaves obay ure masters . .doantcha no

  3. tiredoftea February 24th, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Now, we’re learning what “American Exceptionalism” means to these klowns.

  4. eyelashviper February 24th, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Entrepreneurship, capitalism, yeah!!!!!!
    Look for more of these go getter parents taking in more foster children, cleaning them up, raising them up, and selling them for a profit….ain’t Murika great???
    We will see them soon on “Shark Tank” looking for investors in this burgeoning and growing business.

    • thinkingwomanmillstone February 25th, 2015 at 7:40 am

      free market…except that the young woman isn’t free at all.

  5. Foundryman February 24th, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I think people would be outraged and shocked to learn what happens to some of the unwanted kids in foster care, religious cults have been running under the radar for decades, and making huge amounts of money. No surprise they are on the front line of anti-abortion activism.

  6. Robyn Ryan February 24th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    This is why we need a universal daycare entitlement. It prevents this sort of enforced ignorance and enslavement.

  7. Apocalypse February 24th, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Pretty high price for a homeschooled kid.

  8. OUTinMinnesota February 24th, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Now, now folks… it’s just traditional marriage.

  9. rg9rts February 25th, 2015 at 2:28 am

    A discount for abuse???You are kidding me….and the slavers are still free?????

    • allison1050 February 25th, 2015 at 6:14 am

      Isn’t that something?

  10. eyelashviper February 25th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    snark, millie….