News: Josh Duggar Being Sued By Non-Family Member Victim

Again it is a Wednesday so you know that means if In Touch Weekly has scored a new legal document in the ongoing TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" Josh Duggar sexual predator scandal they'll be posting it. They did. Several new documents.Josh Duggar is being sued by his one victim that is not one of his own sisters. Not really a shocker considering how much money that the Duggars have purportedly made off their TLC show and books through the years. Plus Josh was likely pulling down a big old fat stack of cash during his Family Research Counsel gig. … [Read more...]

Anthony Wayne Escalera Follows Dorothy Over The Rainbow Over Gay Pride Flag

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserSnark, sarcasm ahead!Over at the fundamentalist Christian Defending Contending blog, Mark Anthony Escalera had this to say: …After the flood, God created a rainbow to be His seal in the heavens. It was a declaration to show the mercy and longsuffering of God. The rainbow was His picture to a depraved world that while He would never again destroy the world with a flood, He would be coming again. The next time He comes, there will be no rainbows. There will only be fire and total destruction of ALL that stand opposed to Him.The true rainbow is made up of 7 different primary colors of a spectrum. It i … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 11 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: So Michael advocates allowing your sons to have legitimate adult responsibilities and follows that up with a story about beating his adult son at wrestling, saying, "Made him eat sand. It was a great feeling—a measure of my manhood." Michael tells you to do one thing yet it sounds like he's doing quite another entirely. It's not supposed to be about him or his so called 'manhood,' it's supposed to be about raising healthy well adjusted children into young adulthood. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 9 How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Made Debi’s Book Softer!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 51-53 Text is in purple.I Need Her Counsel and JudgementHeadstrong, independent men sometimes forget that in the "multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24:6)" "For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. (Romans 14:7)"Mister, you need counsel. Having done many stupid things, I don't trust Michael Pearl like I did when I was young and knew everything. I have gotten dumber over the years. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 10 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: This really makes me question the wisdom of Michael Pearl. While having a thirteen year old run the tractor under the right supervision is fine, the younger child is throw into something she should not be going. Having a three year old handle a debarking tool seems like a recipe for disaster or at least a visit to the ER for cut little fingers. First he advocates letting the children do the hard labor and then reverses himself to say don't treat the kids like domestic servants followed by some clap-trap about teaching them to drive the boat and navigate. When has he ever allowed any of his own children to do that … [Read more...]

News: Joel Osteen, Briston Palin & Steven Anderson: When Cults Attack

Already it's been an interesting start to the week of news in the world of Quiverfull and associated parts of Christianity. Plus it is only Monday. No telling what exactly this week holds.First up: Members of the cult-esque Church of Wells interrupted Joel Osteen's sermon at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas yesterday. While this might not necessarily be big news, it was surprising who the hecklers are. Church of Wells has been embroiled in controversy in the past. Remember the Arkansas woman, Catherine Grove, and her parents concern when she disappeared into the Church of Wells community and was no longer able to communicate with anyone? … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part Five – Fleas

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideLast bit on Patricia.... That brings us to Lesson Three. In the back of my mind I began to wonder if the fleas might be God's way of getting my attention concerning my lack of honor toward my husband. But I reasoned that at this point the flea thing might still, maybe, be a happenstance-just a fluke. I agree with you, Patricia. The flea incidents were random and not divine punishment. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull – Part 9 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: Michael starts off again on his imaginary seafaring ship before shifting to bragging about the things he's righteously accomplished in his life, right down to wooing and marrying his victim... errr.. wife Debi.  Puke warning: he also talks about wanting a women to smell and touch several times. … [Read more...]

Jane Eyre’s Sisters – NLQ Book Review

by Suzanne TitkemeyerJane Eyre's Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine's Story by Jody Gentian BowerI have to admit, I wasn't sure what this book was going to be about beyond how women write about the lives of other women from classic literature. If the focus had been only on the lives of women writers and the influence of society on their writings from the time of Jane Austen I would have been well satisfied. But this book was far richer in scope, opening up to me critical thinking about women, our roles in family, society and life. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 8 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: Warning! Lots of bad seafaring analogies ahoy! With a title like 'Jumping Ship' it was bound to happen. Wonder if Michael realizes that in many big ships of the past many times the crew had been kidnapped or Shanghaied from other places to serve as indentured servants upon the sea. Keeping children home in what amounts to indentured servitude isn't much better. … [Read more...]


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