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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Other Children WIll Corrupt Yours?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Other Children Changing Your Child's DestinyEditor's note: Do you think this is a real letter or another Pearl invention? Do other kids have that much of an influence on your children's behavior? It has been my experience that while children can sometimes influence each other there's no hard and fast rule that your children will be corrupted if you allow them to play with other children, even poorly behaved other children. More Pearl isolationism. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – How To Meet Godly Young Men?

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: Divorce Makes Your Children Bitter and Worldly?

by Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: Debi is answering a letter about an abusive husband and counseling the victim to stay with her abuser. This little bit below is typical of Debi's fear mongering over divorce. Usually she warns that the divorcing woman will end up in a duplex filled with lesbians. Now she's claiming that if you divorce then God will not protect your children from the world, that they will fall away into bitterness. … [Read more...]

This Is What ATI Teaches Families Like The Duggars

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comA few months ago, when the news initially broke about Josh sexually abusing his sisters and others, I wrote a post that examined some of the reasons why his parents were able to cover up what he’d done so effectively: the purity culture they raised their children in blames women for their own assaults. Specifically, they used a program created by Bill Gothard, a man known for sexually harassing women and minors (Josh Duggar received his “counseling” from Gothard’s ministry). This program is known as the Advanced Training Institute (ATI). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So God Will Injure You To Make You Turn Back To Him?

by Karen Campbell from That Mom - When Failure Comes To Our ChildrenEditor's note: This bit is also from the homeschooling book "The Joy of Relationship Homeschooling" by the blogger. She frequently flouts bad ideas from the book on her blog in an attempt to bolster sales. She used to go by the first name "Faye" online in the early days of the internet and was heavily involved in the lawsuit between Gentle Spirit Magazine founder Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff and Homeschooling World's Mary Pride. It's interesting to see a bunch of grown women fight to be the head mean girl while claiming to be Christians. They took it pretty far in what heinous things they were willing to do. This paragraph … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 1 – Mr. Visionary (Michael The Prophet?)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog - Yllom MormonIn this Chapter, we learn more about Mr. Visionary. Text is in purple. Visionary, Steady, CommandGod the Holy Spirit is a prophet. He comes into the world with the mission of rectifying wrongs and moving men to repentance. "And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement (John 16:8)". Some men are created in the image of the Holy Spirit, but that image is marred by the reign of sin. Yet there is one recognizable trait that remains whether they be sinners or saints: it is the visionary aspect of the third person of the godhead-the disposition to right wrongs, seeing the world as a place … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Godly Response To Emotional Abuse?

by Rick Thomas from Rick Thomas.net - Emotional Abuse:  Its origins, its cureEditor's note: Another perfect example of why the evangelical and fundamentalist Christian crowds are so toxic to those struggling with depression, spiritual abuse issues, verbal abuse and issues dealing with human emotions. Thomas claims that what we call emotional abuse is sin and that it is not causing real damage, that we must respond to the person 'sinning' against us with love, forgiveness and scripture. What a victim-blaming, self-righteous, unhelpful load of hog wash! If someone is abusing you in any fashion the best thing to do is to leave the abuser, get far away from them and their attempts to hurt … [Read more...]