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 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Give Your Money to Us?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - When Church Gets ExpensiveEditor's note: Anderson is busy throwing shade at churches that sell their DVDs and different things but please note his church website and personal website also peddles DVDs and piano lesson books. Hypocrite much?One of the recent claims that Anderson made was that he lost his Bitcoin processor BitPay because of his remarks against homosexuality and the Orlando nightclub attack. After talking with Bitcoin journalist Ian DeMartino it seems very unlikely that Anderson lost his Bitcoin privileges due to his moral stances. Bitcoin prides itself on being as impartial and free as possible without any … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Black Men Deserve to be Shot by Police?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles -How Can We Blame Police For Having Bias Against Blacks? (not linking directly to Larry but this is the top post on his site)'Editor's note: As I stated in the Facebook Live video yesterday this has been a personally disturbing week for me, complete with huge triggers because of the officer-involved shootings this week. As this keeps happening I find myself getting more and more upset, frightened for the black community especially, but really for everyone. This could happen to anyone. It did happen to someone I knew in my tiny town four years ago. I've been upset this week, depressed and crying, feeling hopeless, which is why there was not much … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Complaining You Cannot Keep Up?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Strength For Each New DayEditor's note: Another Nancyism doubling down on don't have fears, doubts, negative thoughts because God will provide for all the children He will give you if you trust him. Like most of Nancy's posts the underlying message is to not have any negative thoughts and emotions at all. … [Read more...]

Victoria Wilson Says Birthing Babies is All About Jesus

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserMy wife and I have six children, ages 23, 24, 27, 32, 35, and 37. Polly had all of the children vaginally, without epidurals. Over the years, I have stood in the background and watched as Polly traded birthing war stories with other mothers. Mothers love to talk about length of labor, epidurals, methods of birth, breast feeding vs. bottle, cloth vs. disposable, and various other … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Children Cannot Learn Without Honey?

by Stephen Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Biblical Reasons to Include Sugar in Your DietEditor's note: Here's the second half of Anderson's ideas about sugar and honey being Godly. As I'm reading through and posting many of Anderson's recent blog articles it seems obvious that he doesn't have much going on in the way of critical thinking skills. He knows his Bible, he seems to have large swathes of it memorized, but he cannot translate that into critical thinking or rational reasoning in its defense. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing?: Chapter 8 Part 1 – Sakal Just Wants to be ‘Right’?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhat are you doing? What the hell am I doing? I'm not sure.This chapter is titled 'What are you teaching' and is super l-o-n-g, over eleven pages long and it's one bad endless put down by Sakal of some feckless hapless youth minister. After the week I'm having, triggered by the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge that brought all my distress and bad memories from my worship team member being shot by the police here six years ago, I'm not sure I'm up to a full eleven page torment of super proud know-it-all like Sakal or his author Von Ohlman. I'll muddle though the first six pages if I can. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Bible Says Hate is Godly?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours?!? - The Homophile Playbook 101Editor's note: Homophiles? Is that like the Xphiles, errr, Xfiles? This is one long rambling screed at her blog proclaiming how her husband and children could never be gay and answering some of the most common types of push backs her and her homophobic husband Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist church get. This is the worst bit, well, besides claiming that a 1961 film that warns boys about lurking perverts is the real truth. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sugar is Godly?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Biblical Reasons to Have Sugar in Your DietEditor's note: Anderson is really cranking out the content lately. Just this morning he posted about how 'soul winning' is good for you body and soul. He's also recently posted about how God can use any foul-smelling formerly-evil thing for good in the church in complete 180 degree turn from his usual blaming and shaming of everyone outside of his tiny cultic church. He just warns against 'clicks', I think he meant 'cliques'. Here's his take on why it's a-okay to eat sugar, just in moderation. Moderation is key to many things in life, including religion. Sugar isn't for everyone no matter how … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 10 – More Open Questions and Remaining Concerns?

by PropinquaEditor’s note: A continuation of questions not yet resolved in the case of alleged abuse in Toledo. Answers might be revealed during the trial of Timothy and Esten Ciboro. Meanwhile, the public needs to understand abuse better: how to prevent it, identify it, and stop it, and how to help survivors. “Did I ever harm my children ever? No. Did I ever mistreat them? Depends what you call… the mistreating like they’re saying on the news, no.” —Timothy Ciboro (8:43 in raw video) … [Read more...]