Quoting Quiverfull: Elsie Dinsmore Should Have Been Beaten?

by Susan Zakula from Butter and Honey - Elsie Dinsmore--An EnigmaEditor's note: While I haven't personally read the Elsie Dinsmore books I know that many of you have and that the series is a favorite in the world of homeschooling and quiverfull. Several of our early writers have mentioned the Dinsmore books being the approved literature of their childhoods. So I was surprised to see Butter and Honey giving old Elsie such a harsh treatment. Seems like if you're not reading Nancy Campbell, Debi Pearl or the Bible you're reading forbidden literature, including poor harmless Elsie Dinsmore. What a world of fine literature the Butter and Honey ladies are missing out on! Yet again the answer … [Read more...]

Undocumented Workers: 19 Kids and Other Reality TV Children Part 1

by PropinquaThe Duggar fantasy mega-house was largely funded by Discovery Networks and built by donated labor that Discovery rounded up. Sponsors even helped to stock the food pantry. By implying that one patriarch’s income can support a multitude in fine style, the house stands as Arkansas’ very own evangelical Potemkin village.Until recently, the Duggar house has been one more thing not often discussed: a workplace for adults and children. The TV network’s role in building the compound and the Duggar brand makes this fact almost inescapable. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Taunt of Slut?

by Unknown Very Creepy Christian Dude on You Tube - 7 Simple Rules for Dating My Christian DaughterEditor's note: This dude is talking to his daughter about his rules for her dating members of the opposite sex. Found this gem on Liberal America.org, who found it on the very funny Instagram account Christian Nightmares. Video posted below the horrendous quotes. This man is another of those Good Christian Men (tm) that are all too interested in their daughter's sex life. Jaw drop. … [Read more...]

Is the Bible the Answer to Everything?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAccording to Joseph Parker, director of outreach and intercession for the American Family Association and host of the Hour of Intercession radio program, the Bible is the answer to E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Not just questions about God, Christianity, or faith, but E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.  Parker, like every fundamentalist who spouts such nonsense, doesn’t really believe this, but it is a great slogan to rally the troops around. In Parker’s Bible saturated mind, secularists, atheists, humanists, evolutionists, homosexuals, abortionists, socialists, communists, Democrats, liberals, and Barack Obama work day and nigh … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Laura Ingalls Wilder Spread Evil Feminism?

by Susan Zakula from Butter and Honey - Little House on the Prairie SeriesEditor's note: One of our dear readers shared a link to the Butter and Honey Christian book review site and I've been reading it with horrified fascination for several days now. The reviewer really seems to believe that 'Gone With The Wind', 'Pride and Prejudice' and even 'Goodnight Moon' are trying to spread some sort of evil demonic agenda instead of being the great works of literature most the world loves. Here she claims that the author of the 'Little House on the Prairie' books was using them to indoctrinate young girls with evil feminism. Interestingly enough she skips the parts where Laura does things … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Michael Pearl’s Parenting Methods In Action?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Child Training Marathon Revisited and UpdatedEditor's note: No matter how Michael parses it, beating a child for twenty miles is cruel. How does he know the spankings were not greatly painful to the child? He doesn't. Pulling off the road every two miles to administer a spanking to an over-tired toddler does not qualify as something 'calm' and lacks anything like 'dignity'  Constantly pulling over to spank also creates a very unsafe environment for the other drivers on the road and you cannot tell me that the father, as a primary driver, wasn't distracted while driving because of Mr. Pearl's instructions and the weirdness of the situation. The only … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Am I Flirting Or Not?

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Michael Pearl’s Parenting Methods In Action?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Child Training Marathon Revisited and UpdatedEditor's note: Yes, the child obeyed the mother and started smiling a fake smile, he was scared he was going to be beaten if he didn't. Keeping someone else compliant with your wishes because they fear physical pain inflicted upon them isn't Biblical and I'm pretty sure that Jesus would not approve no matter how many Bible verses you quote. It's sick and twisted. That poor little boy! Beaten for having the normal needs and behavior of a toddler. … [Read more...]

TLC Child Abuse Prevention Special – The Duggar Family and Other News

Numerous media outlets are reporting that The Learning Channel has set an air date for the documentary, Sunday, August 30 at 10 pm est. It will air commercial free and feature Erin Merryn, Terrae Lee and 11 year old Kaelin. They are all survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are speaking out about what happened to them in an effort to bring attention to this important issue. Also pairing with TLC on this production are RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) and Darkness To Light.Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard will be shown in a short segment attending a sexual abuse prevention seminar put on by Darkness To Light. Just a quick blip, blink and you'll miss 'em, with … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Michael Pearl’s Parenting Methods In Action?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Child Training Marathon Revisited and UpdatedEditor's note: The family ride from hell continues, with continued spanking of a toddler who's up late, tired, over-excited and out of control with his emotions. Why does it not occur to anyone in this family that stopping once to hold, comfort and meet the immediate needs of this toddler might be enough to turn off the tears and end the situation in a peaceful and loving manner? Why keep beating and keeping the child stirred up and in a state of high anxiety? … [Read more...]