Evangelical Couple Begs God to Strike Critics Dead Over Child Abuse Claims

by Vyckie Garrison NLQ Founder from Raw Story[We] knelt on bended knee and cried out to God, “This one has brought a great delusion that we can’t defeat. Remove him from our lives.” Within hours that one was destroyed. …We were stunned into holy silence. So we silently, behind closed doors, met eyes and fearfully marveled at God’s decisiveness. His answer was more than we asked for, and so completely terminal. The abrupt answer built faith and brought extreme temporary relief in the battle that was waging against us. Now we must face a new enemy and are publicly asking God to make a new statement. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Children’s Needs Are Not To Be Considered?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - No More Bondage to FEAREditor's note: In light of Debi's babbled prayer mess and her freaking out one can only conclude that the horrible parenting advice giving out by the Pearls has possibly resulted in a law suit. It should, what they advocate is at best neglecting the needs of a child and in its worse child abuse. … [Read more...]

Growing Up as a Christian (Bible Based) “Cult Child” – A Memoir by Vennie Kocsis

by Vennie Kocsis cross posted from Cindy Kunsman's blog Under Much Grace(Editor's note: Vennie's memoir "Cult Child" is a hard read that is at the same time fascinating. I was unable to put down this book last year when I read it.)(Cindy's remarks) When I met Vennie last year, she wore the blue ombre locks shown in the center picture displayed here, and I like the visual progression that these images display.  The Second Generation Adult (SGA) — a now-adult who grow up in a high demand group doesn't have the opportunity and often lacks the skills to choose their own path.  They (we!) are always adapting and growing to make up for the things that even the first generation members who … [Read more...]

Two Ways Modern Republicans Are Anti-Christian

by Samantha Field cross posted from Samantha P Field.comI was seven when I saw the original Star Wars trilogy, and eleven when The Phantom Menace came out. To say that Star Wars had an impact on me would be one hell of an understatement. I was obsessed. Completely and utterly obsessed. I loved everything about those stories, and almost everything I wrote for over a decade was Star Wars fanfiction. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Children’s Needs Are Not To Be Considered?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - No More Bondage to FEAREditor's note: This long article from Michael is filled with the type of shaming and blaming he's noted for in regards to children behaving like, well, CHILDREN! Only under the Christian Patriarchy Movement are children constantly believed to be manipulative little buggers who must constantly be 'trained' like an animal with zero compassion for their immaturity and foibles. Why should Shoshanna have to correct something so simple and slight in the first place? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Mr. Command (Silly Women Like Dominant Leaders)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 123-125We are now in the section where Michael offers his points to ponder. This is where he basically sums up the chapter into concise little bites. Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Have Joy or Else?

by Rebekah Pearl Anast from No Greater Joy Magazine - Joy TrainingEditor's note: And here we have it right from the mouth of a Pearl child, beatings with a switch if you dared be cranky or grumpy. For attitude. Teaching kids emotional repression and faking it from a very early age. Those poor Pearl children! … [Read more...]

Christmas: A Plea To Evangelicals Who Evangelize Non-Christian Family Members

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserChristmas: it’s that time of year.  Joy to the World. Handel’s Messiah. Cookies and fudge. Eggnog. Shopping. Evergreen trees decked with ornaments and lights. Cards. Presents. Ugly sweaters. Family gatherings. Excited grandchildren.  Ah, the wonders of the Christmas season.But there’s one aspect of Christmas hated by non-Christians, and that’s their Evangelical relatives and friends using the holiday as an opportunity to evangelize those they deem lost and headed for hell. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Have Babies or Deprive the World?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Every Great Thing That Happens In The World Happens Through The Womb!Editor's note: Now Nancy is equating keeping from having a baby of a possible Einstein or Mother Theresa. What she doesn't say is that it works both ways, you might also be keeping a Jeffrey Dahmer or Pol Pot from this world too. Have lots of babies because God is her primary message these days. She doesn't seem to realize that her advise is about as true as those labels on ladies clothing that say 'One Size Fits All' … [Read more...]

Parsing a Pearl Prayer Request – When ‘Good’ Christians Claim Persecution For Toxic Belief

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveSomething very odd crossed my Facebook account in the last few days. It was a prayer request by Debi Pearl, wife of Michael Pearl and author of such toxic tomes as 'Created To Be A Help Meet' and 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet'. You know the Pearls, not only have they authored a ton of books and have a ministry named No Greater Joy, but they also advocate disciplining children with a quarter inch thick piece of plumbing line for infractions as slight as being grumpy or daring to have normal childhood needs. … [Read more...]