Thoughts on Charleston

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons If you haven’t heard about what happened in Charleston, South Carolina this past Wednesday night, here’s a brief summary: A white man walked into a Bible study at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church– which is one of the oldest black congregations in the country and is an icon of the Abolitionist and Civil Rights movements– and sat in the service for an hour before shooting and killing nine black people, mostly women, while saying “I have to do it. You rape our women and are taking over our country and you have to go.” This white man has confessed to the terrorist attack and told the police that he “wanted to start a … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Waiting To Marry & Reproduce Is Sinful?

by Courtney Reissig from John Piper's The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - The "It Can Wait" PhenomenonEditor's note: Evangelical Christianity fear tactics to get the women folks out of the work force and home having babies asap. No one should ever feel pressured or guilted into becoming a wife or a mother. … [Read more...]

Media Contact Information and Recent Interviews With NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison

If you're a member of the media and wish to contact Vyckie Garrison for an interview she can be reached … [Read more...]

What Are DHS Investigating The Duggars For? Plus Assorted Duggar News

by Suzanne Titkemeyer..and why are they saying that both the Washington County Sheriff's Dept and the Tontitown Police might be opening an investigation as well? Yesterday morning In Touch Weekly released police reports from that recent 911 call made by a DHS worker investigation allegations that a child was in need. Tontitown Police released their documentation that lists it as an ongoing investigation. Expect to seem much more in this new allegation as Tontitown Police investigate and In Touch uses the Freedom of Information Act to get the legal documents.See what was released at In Touch Weekly - Child Services Investigation Into The Duggars Continues As They Remain Silent … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Oh Boy!

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: Please Stop Kissing My Future Unknown Wife?

by an unknown author from To Save A Life - Please Stop Kissing My WifeEditor's note: More purity culture/rape culture garbage. Why is it this man is objecting to anyone possibly kissing his maybe future wife when it sounds like from his own descriptions of his dating life pre-Christ that he likely had a pile of booty calls. Why does the purity standard that calls women 'unwrapped licked candy bars' for normal expressions of romance like holding hands or kissing like they're some sort of Whore of Babylon and not treat the sexually experienced young men of the movement the same way? Male having had some sweet between the sheets mambo action that then confesses it to the Almighty is … [Read more...]

False Start

by PropinquaEditor's note: This is another in our series of articles written by anonymous authors that are not linked to any blog.The Josh Duggar saga has raised lots of disturbing questions about the scope of child sexual abuse. How bad does it have to be, to rate the label of abuse? If the victim is unaware of the predator’s actions or intent, should the predator be excused? In the Duggar case, little girls were involved, and the damage to them has been denied and hidden. While no one wants to force survivors to relive child sexual abuse, that unwillingness stands in the way of helping the survivors themselves come to terms with what happened to them. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Knitting and Kings, Prophets and Priestly Men?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Knittin' NateEditor's note: Sharing this because it seems like a particularly bad analogy of the whole King/Prophet/Priestly man teachings of the Pearls. Sadly enough the father losing it over the boy who likes to knit is not Michael Pearl. Michael would have likely forced the boy to do something manly for weeks, like break rocks, hunt animals or other macho endeavors to wipe away whatever he perceives as 'girly' or 'traditionally female.' Debi's take on it being alright to allow the boy to knit is almost liberal for her.Combined with last night's Vaughn Ohlman post about how you should teach your son masculine things like plumbing and balancing … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 7 How Do I Need Thee? (Don’t Let Your Woman Shop Alone!)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpages 47-48We are still going through reasons why men need women. Today we're discovering that women need protection-not just protection, but the protection of men!Text is in purple.I Need to Be Her Protector … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Raising Sons to Marry Young?

by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Raising a Son to be MarriedEditor's note: Would it not be a better thing for society in general if we all raised our sons to be well rounded individuals ready to contribute to society and life on this planet instead of raising them to marry and start spewing out children immediately? Whatever happened to helping your son mature, settle into a means to support himself, and eventually a family, ensure he's educated, knows how to take care of himself, instead of having him marry right out of the family home with zero life experience? Going from control by mommy and daddy to a marriage that daddy oversees with no personal autonomy? Learning … [Read more...]