A Few Thoughts on Abortion and Planned Parenthood Videos

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI’ve been asked to give my take on the Planned Parenthood videos.When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s mission, to provide healthcare to women, I am 100% in their corner. Providing abortions is a small part of Planned Parenthood’s services, and defunding Planned Parenthood would have a deleterious effect on the health of poor women. Attempts to defund Planned Parenthood are driven by religious belief and bad science. We live in a secular state, one that supposedly separates church and state and one that values science; yet, when it comes to abortion, the debate is framed by religious claims that result … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fathers Matter Little In Raising Godly Children?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Your Powerful InfluenceEditor's note: Nancy seems to be dismissing the important of a father in the lives of children, denying all that patriarchy blathering she's done for years now. So, which is it? Fathers and husbands are all powerful and must be obeyed, or it's alright to not bow to them if they aren't being what you would consider a 'Good Christian Man'? I am confused. … [Read more...]

“Lies Women Believe” Review: 27 – 44

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha Field.ComThis chapter introduces us to the methodology that Nancy will be using through the rest of Lies Women Believe. If you’ve read the book before you’re probably familiar with “Eve’s diary,” where Nancy fictionalizes an autobiographical telling of Eve’s life, starting with the day she’s exiled from the Garden. The first time I read this in college, I actually skipped these sections because I found them boring– Nancy’s strength isn’t narrative writing. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Being Hated Is Godly?

by Steven L. Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - You are the reason people hate Christians!Editor's note: Perfect illustration of what Christian Martyrbating looks like. If his goal is to get people to hate him I'd say he's well accomplished that. Anderson is coming to DC in September to do another 'soul winning' on the streets. … [Read more...]

News: Gloriavale – New Zealand Patriarchal Quiverfull Cult

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOne of the British newspapers, the Daily Mail, recently ran an article about a religious group in New Zealand that lives entirely by the New Testament in isolation from society. They call themselves "Gloriavale"Their version of Christianity seems to have more in common with some of the Fundamentalist Ladder Day Saints than most Fundamentalist Christian groups. One of the big distinctions that runs through Gloriavale and FLDS is that a group of 12 men, all church elders, decide who will marry who. No choice is given to the potential brides and grooms. Many times the matched are based mostly on how distantly related they are to avoid birth defects from inbreeding. … [Read more...]

Jesus As Our Exemplar of Healthy Masculinity

by Shoshon Tama-Sweet cross posted from Christian Patriarchal Watch List For ParentsEditor's  note: This post is written as a Christian response to the Michael Pearls and Biblical Gender Roles guys of this world. Yes, it's from a Christian perspective.thoughts by a Christian guy working around the world on global gender issues..."As men, and men who are Christ followers, we have a LOT of work to do to understand what our Godly calling is, how we understand ourselves, and how we treat women. At its heart, this work is a work of the imagination: we must re-imagine who we are, and who God intends us to be, as men, and as men in relationship to women. Doing this work is very very … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only Marry Women That Want Children?

by Pastor Stephen Kim from his blog NYC Pastor - 10 Women Christian Men Should Not MarryEditor's note: We shared parts of this post back in January when it was first written. But upon rereading it this bit about women marrying must have children seems insulting and belittling. Not every married couple wants children and not everyone should have them. Not everyone should have kids and no one should ever have a child who doesn't actually want one. … [Read more...]

On “Buying Influence”

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThe so-called Republican “debate” – which was in no way a “debate” – was some of the best entertainment I have seen in a while.  I truly enjoyed the sparring and jabs – and we all know the thing that makes comedy comedic is the basis of truth that is inherent in what is being said.I watched an interview with Donald Trump that took place after the “debate” and in the interview, Sean Hannity questioned Trump on his comments about donations to people in order to make them beholden to him.  Hannity then made this statement:  “People donate for the purpose of buying influence.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Evolution Is Responsible For Racism?

by Ben Seewald from his YouTube video on how Christians are to respond to racism as reported by the InquistrEditor's note: Ben brings in Dante Berry, an African American man, who advises that adults are to lead by example against racism and examine themselves to make sure they have no racist attitudes and adjust according. Not bad advice, except for one thing, in Quiverfull Evangelical and Fundamentalist camps there are almost no minorities or African Americans at all, just a token few like Voddie Baucham. The Seewald chimes in that people that believe in evolution are the real racist ones, claiming evolutionists believe that whites are superior to other races. Uh, I don't mean to … [Read more...]

“pastor” Tim Henderson’s Lie

by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionMore than a few years ago, my family decided to begin attending a small church in the tucked-away town of Elkton, South Dakota.  The church was called First Baptist Church of Elkton.  It was headed up by the lying snake of a control freak, Tim Henderson (you'll see why I call him that, in a bit), whom I'll refer to as T Boy.Note: You'll notice the church is now pastored by some other "KJV Only/Brother this, Brother that/Bus Ministry, numbers matter more than people/Women's Ministries because men just don't need it" nut job. … [Read more...]