I’ve been reading Kathryn Joyce‘s Quiverfull and several passages scare the living $#!& out of me.
Like this one, describing a woman who wants to keep knocking out those Christian babies:
Nancy Campbell is far more explicit in speculating about the implications of the natalist theology she teaches.
When godly people stop having children, we are wasting the godly seed. So today, we are facing a very, very serious threat: the threat of Islam. They are outnumbering us seven to one. And there’s eight million Islamics here in America. When you think of Osama Bin Laden, he is one of fifty-three children. He has twenty-seven himself. So between him and his father, they’ve fathered eighty children. What about his fifty-two brothers and sisters? How many have they fathered? Say they’ve only fathered or mothered twenty each — less than him — but in the thousands when you think of their grandchildren, who would now be having children today.
When I talk to parents today and ask how many grandchildren they have, they tell me, “Oh, we have two! Isn’t it wonderful?” “Two?” Is that going to impact the world? Two? When you get someone like, say, Osama Bin Laden, for example, he’s just representative of so many Islamics, well, you see how they’re populating.
Campbell, grandmother to thirty-two and counting, pauses before delivering an unintentional punch line: “I’m not racist by any means.”
Another excerpt coming soon.
(My interview with the author is here.)