Trickle-Down Cults

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by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I grew up in a cult. ~~~~~~~~~~ That’s what I say when I have to start explaining my life to someone. As a phrase it carries a lot of baggage, but even so, it’s the easiest and most straightforward way I have to start my story. Generally I have to walk the person back from visions of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but as loaded as the word “cult” is, it still applies to my life. According to the research of people like Michael Langone, the Independent Fundamental Baptist church I attended for a dozen years fit 13 out of 15 qualifiers. So while I didn’t live in a bunker or on a compound, there’s really no other way to explain w … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Have Sex With Me Or Else!

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by Biblical Gender Roles from BiblicalGenderRoles.com - 8 Steps to Confront Your Wife's Sexual RefusalEditor's note: Again this is all about forcing compliance from someone who obviously has reasons not to have sex with her husband. Put out or else. I bought you. You owe me. All horrible messages without adding in the bible verses written by a confirmed bachelor Paul. Taking sex advice from Paul is like listening to a deaf person explain why you shouldn't listen to a certain type of music. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Is It Evangelicals & Fundamentalists First Reaction To Scandal To Say “Just Don’t Talk About It!”

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This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.The last week and a day with all the different released news of Josh Duggar committing sexual crimes against five different young women has had an odd effect on the community. Those not involved in Evangelicalism or Quiverfull or Christian Fundamentalism have said a) this is horrible and b) it should have been investigated and prosecuted, or at the very least everyone involved should have had legitimate treatment or counseling. Sounds reasonable, huh? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Have Sex With Me Or Else!

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by Biblical Gender Roles at BiblicalGenderRoles.com - 8 Steps To Confront Your Wife's Sexual RefusalEditor's note: Checking in again with the guy that insists that he is owed sex by his wife because once you buy the cow you should be drinking milk anytime you want it. He doesn't get sexual consent, he doesn't understand that women are not consumable objects. This is the kind of screwed up thinking in Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity that leads to rape and other sexual crimes. Men are not 'owed' sex ever! … [Read more...]

Updating The Duggars – Day 9

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Have you read R.L. Stollar's comparison of how two different Joshes, Josh Duggar and Josh Komisarjevsky, raised in ATI and both committing criminal behavior, are being treated by the media and the Christian Community? You should. At Homeschoolers Anonymous - A Tale of Two JoshesLast night there started to be many outlets reporting that TLC was on the verge of retooling Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's show "19 Kids & Counting" into a show that features almost exclusively just Jill & Derick Dillard and Jessa & Ben Seewald and various coming children. Is anyone really interested in watching that because it seems that would be one very dull show. TLC just needs to end all the … [Read more...]

On Growing Up Duggar

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundFor months, and for years, I have pleaded with the American public to stop glorifying the Duggar family and to get the Duggars off TV. It has pained me, indeed hurt me, to see a family who grew up in the same subculture as I did, make headlines.I have called 19 kids and Counting, the Duggar’s reality TV show, the Truman Show. Births are filmed and aired on TV. Girls’s virginity are sold to TV advertisers. And the Duggar children never get a taste of the real outside world. In a cult, there is no outside world. Because, in a cult, you are told that everything is more real, more tasteful, and more glorious here, in Christ. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: We Are All Just Selfaholics?

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by Jon Bloom of Desiring God and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Live Your Assignment!Editor's note: Word salad about sin and pride. No dressing. … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Mate” – Is It Right To Shun A Couple For Being Childless?

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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: Homeschooling God’s Way Is Always Safer Than Public School?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - A Whole Way of LifeEditor's note: In this issue of No Greater Joy magazine Michael manages to sow fear of government and all the other Evangelical Quiverfull under the bed Boogiemen into one short paragraph. That takes real talent. Interestingly as Michael is hinting at sexual abuse in public schooling this was published right before it came out that Josh Duggar molested five homeschooled girls. … [Read more...]

TLC Did Know About Josh Duggar Sex Crimes In 2007 & Duggar News

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This morning In Touch Weekly revealed on their website that there was absolutely no way that The Learning Channel could not have known about Josh Duggar molesting five girls over a period of time. Why? Because TLC film crews were all over the Duggar household in 2007 filming the birth of Jennifer Duggar, August 2, 2007. Josh Duggar sued the Arkansas Dept. of Human Services and went to trial four days later on August 6, 2007. … [Read more...]


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