Quoting Quiverfull: Legalized Female Rebellion?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - The American Idol of EqualityEditor's note: Why is it I hear Larry speaking all of this in a super whiny voice, like a man begging his betters for something? Without the Bible making others somehow 'lesser' than Larry might be the only way anyone will ever show him even the slightest respect. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Clarification Needed: Type Combos

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 1 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Racial Quotas Are Biblical?

by Larry Solomon of Biblical Gender Roles - The American Idol of EqualityEditor's note: Earlier in this same piece Larry summarized his beliefs on education, healthcare and income by saying that those with the money to afford them could have those things. Everyone else? Too bad, trade school and herbals medicines for you. For bonus points he's in favorite of Trump's wall on our Mexican border and keeping all Muslims out of the country. … [Read more...]

At Dawn, Look to the East

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog SamanthaPField.comOne of my favorite scenes from almost any film is at the end of the Battle of Helm’s Deep, from The Two Towers. They’ve retreated from the walls, and you can feel the hope fading. You feel the same shocked horror as Eowyn when she realizes the end is coming, and coming quickly. When everything seems to be at its most dark and desperate, King Théoden looks at Aragorn, frozen, shocked, despairing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How to Best Beat Your Children?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning - Applying the Rod ChapterEditor's note: This just gives me the chills in its compete lack of compassion. Hurting your children to make them behave is barbaric no matter what anyone in the church says. There are better ways to discipline children that does not teach the lesson that violence is the way to settle matters. … [Read more...]

Larry Dixon Says Premarital Sex is Abnormal, Unnatural, and Definitely Not Fun

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThose of us raised within the confines of the Evangelical ghetto have vivid memories of preachers telling us that certain sins were not fun, pleasurable, or enjoyable. Smoking weed? Drinking booze? Masturbating? Copping a feel on the back of the church bus? Making out with the preacher’s daughter? Running through the third base coach’s stop sign and sliding into home? Hanging out with “worldly” school friends? Going to the dance? Going to the prom? Such behaviors are sins against the thrice holy God, says the preacher down at First Baptist Church. Hoping that good old-fashioned Evangelical guilt and fear wi … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Role of Women?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - The Duties of a Pastor's WifeEditor's note: Alright, so I know I've featured Anderson a great deal in the recent past, but he's been a fount of weird since the shootings in Orlando. His pulpit poundings from his blog lately read more like him answering critical church members more than anything else. Here he defends what his wife's role should be in the church. What do you think is really going on at Faithful Word behind the scenes? Is it starting to rattle apart? Also, this is the first time I've ever seen anyone suggest that the pastor's wife clean the church or design the bulletin. That's always been the responsibility of others … [Read more...]

Understanding the Duggars: A Series of Posts at ‘Redeeming Dinah’

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceAll images by Cindy Kunsman and Under Much Grace used with permission.Editor's note: Cindy has put a ton of work into compiling just about anything you could ever want to know about TLC's the Duggar family. Posting this at NLQ so we can have a reference to all that is Duggar and Quiverfull. Thanks for doing this Cindy!As part of a presentation, I decided to create what is essentially an online bibliography for those interested in background information about the Duggars, the Independent Fundamental Baptists (IFB), Gothard, Quiverfull, and the Troubled Teen Homes within the IFB. Information about them all can be accessed … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Who Has the Dirtiest Mind?

by Debi Pearl - No Greater Joy magazine - How to Teach Your Children to Know GodEditor's note: This is just another very dull piece of word salad about the book of Joshua that Debi Pearl is studying. What makes it noteworthy is that Debi proves clearly one of the things that seems to be a sad truth in fundamentalism - that if there is a way to link sex to something or someone in a negative way then they will. Yes, Debi went right to the practice of bestiality in this piece. … [Read more...]

Guilt and Shame: Not the Same

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental This short piece was posted by someone from the ‘Unfundamentalist Christians facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UnfundamentalistChristians?fref=ts and appeared on my wall.     The truths expressed are so profound, I wanted to preserve them here since they so eloquently differentiate these two ideas commonly, mistakenly, treated as synonyms. … [Read more...]