Why I Hate Jesus

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI don’t hate the flesh and blood Jesus who walked the dusty roads of Palestine, nor do I hate the Jesus found in the pages of the Bible. These Jesuses are relics of the past. I’ll leave it to historians to argue and debate whether these Jesuses were real or fiction. Over the centuries, Christians have created many Jesuses in their own image. This is the essence of Christianity, an ever-evolving religion bearing little resemblance to what it was even a century ago. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Submission Shows Respect?

by Kim Cash Tate from John Piper's Desiring God - Let the Bible Tell You How to be a WomanEditor's note: This entire piece seems to me to be a gentle albeit sort of sneaky way to insist that women submit to men because Bible. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 1 – Science Portion – How Eyes Work

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: We all know that Mel is smart, educated and very analytical so it seems she is possibly the best choice as a science teacher to break down what the ATI Wisdom Booklets have wrong. Particularly in light of the fact that many Quiverfull families use the booklets as the only homeschool curriculum to teach their children. All images from Mel's blog.Due to the size of the posting and the many images this post is broken into pages. Please click Continue to go to the next page. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Be Frugal or God Will Take Away Your Money?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Living FrugallyEditor's note: Lori's talking about how being frugal is godly, and while I think personally it's a good idea to live within your means and try to put a little aside each month it's not always that simple. Plus, in the parts of this post I skipped Ms. Alexander is making out that modern society is so extravagant that we're just one Roman orgy of consumerism from a Mount Vesuvius of debt. It's hard to make yourself save and be frugal when incentives like interest rates are so low. Does how you handle your money have any bearing on how 'Godly' you are? Money does have power, and it's been my observation that those in church with money … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison in Vice Interview

NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison is featured in a new interview with Vice online. The name of the piece is We Talked to a Quiverfull Escapee About Helping Women Leave the MovementExcerpt from the interview: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Steven Anderson Encourages People to Wear Homophobic T-Shirts?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - 3 Reasons to Attend the Red Hot Preaching ConferenceEditor's note: This is from a piece Anderson wrote to try and drum up attendance for at conference  at their sister church Verity Baptist. Verity is the church that is being evicted from their rental facilities because of their pastor, Roger Jimenez, for his own equally disgusting words in the wake of the Pulse nightclub terror attack. These are the same guys calling for the execution of all LGBT people. I suspect there will indeed be protests. While the actual conference is being held at the church, there have been rooms put aside at the local Hilton Garden Inn in Sacramento, … [Read more...]

What are you Doing?: Chapter 8 Part 2 – Sakal Just Wants to be Right (and Sort of Gross)

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLet us recap this long chapter of mouths and words tussling between buttinski park stalker Sakal Davidson and youth pastor pinata Charles Williamson. The entire chapter so far has been about arguing about what makes up dating  or courtship and what is actually 'Biblical' with a little 'Daddy controls everyone!' thrown in for good measure. I got five solid pages in before bailing last week. This week covers the next four pages. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Righteous Pastors Are Hated by Others?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - 5 Signs You are in the Right ChurchEditor's note: Here are the last three reasons that Anderson thinks are important in choosing a church. The first two I skipped were making sure you were learning and the sermons seeming like they are speaking to you. His fifth point is pretty ridiculous. Ultimately your decision over which church fits you should really center around if it's fulfilling a need within you, not what everyone else thinks. The decision of where to go, or even if you should go should boil down to your own spiritual needs being met, not if the pastor is a hated guy or if you have buddies there. What next, Anderson is going … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – A Woman’s Pride Kills Marriages?

by April Cassidy from The Peaceful Wife - The Surprising Root of All Marriage ProblemsEditor's note - In her first bit we were treated to the spectacle of a list outlining sociopathy as mere pride. Now there's a different type of pride list - false humility. These all sound much more like depression and possible mental illness than the psychopathy of the first list. My point being, mental illnesses, while they do make marriage bumpier, aren't freaking PRIDE! Evangelical Christianity loves to equate mental unhealth with sin and this just is not true in the slightest. Again, if someone you or yourself feels like either list there is help. Many communities have locally funded mental health … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar Unrepentant and That Grifting Duggar Family

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn a bid to be seen in the media and somehow stay in the minds of America it's been one of those weeks where the Duggar publicity machine has gone into overdrive.July 12 every year the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A gives away free food to anyone that shows up dressed like a cow. Whenever there is a freebie food promotion that will score both free grub and publicity for the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family you know that you can count on seeing gummy-smiled, glazed-eyed and vacuous-looking Duggar populated photos everywhere online the next day. Does not matter if the food is doughnuts, fried chicken or fro-yo. I cynically remarked for a few friends on 7-11 Free … [Read more...]