Who Has the Power in Your [Former] Church?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI know a man who once worked for a major Christian Publisher. He had gone to their school to train as a missionary, but when it was almost time for he and his wife to leave for the mission field, the leadership requested that he stay and teach in the school. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So What’s The Different Again Between Christian And Muslim Men?

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by Bojidar Marinov as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and cross posted from his blog Navigating History - Civilization & Self ControlEditor's note: In light of all the recent pearl clutching in the world of Evangelical Christianity about modesty and yoga pants Marinov's assertions about how self controlled Evangelical Christian men are seems like a ridiculous lie! How many times in our old lives in Fundigelicalism and Quiverfull were we told to never defraud a man by dressing immodestly? No difference at all from what Marinov is claiming about Islamic men. Bonus points for historical revision, racism and Islamaphobia as well.  … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Science Denial Has Real Consequences

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by Adam Frank from NPR - Science Denialism Has ConsequencesEditor's note: In light of the recent measles outbreak due in no small part to people taking religious exemptions on childhood vaccinations (like Zsuzsanna Anderson and Debi Pearl among others) and even HSLDA's refusal to take sides in a public safety issue I think we should revisit the issue of  refusing to vaccinate your children for religious reasons. NPR has posted an excellent article on how denying proven science does have real life consequences for everyone. Since Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity seems to be the biggest practitioners of Science Denialism we're starting to see the consequences. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women’s Groups Are Bitch Fests?

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by Erin Davis as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism from her blog True Woman - Six Reasons Your Husband May Not Like Your Women's GroupEditor's note: How does her husband know she is complaining about him there? Did she tell him? Why do Evangelical Christian men find women not applauding everything they do to be so threatening to their ego and masculinity? Venting can be healthy, particularly if you have no other safe place to vent. … [Read more...]

Why Do So Many Evangelicals Abuse Their Children?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Now there’s a title sure to get everyone’s attention! Why do so many Christians abuse their children? The reason is primarily a theological one. (though they might not even realize it is) Most Christian sects believe in some form of original sin.(depravity) The theology goes something like this: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Make Women Chose Feminine Men?

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by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog on The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get CancerEditor's note: After misunderstanding the research showing that there is a slightly higher risk of a rare brain tumor Matt goes on to claim that the pill makes women leave their masculine husbands and gravitate to the 'feminine' men. There aren't words enough to explain how wrong that is.  … [Read more...]

There’s a Difference Between Criticism and Bullying

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Tone policing is wrong. Respectability politics is wrong. Telling victims that they shouldn’t respond with anger to someone participating in abuse apologetics (inadvertently or not) is wrong. Anyone, anyone at all, is and should be open to criticism, even vociferous criticism. When I read Captivating and watch John and Stasi go on for pages about white supremacy I’m going to call it like I see it, and I’m going to say what the fuck. Out loud. When Grace Driscoll perpetuates the extremely damaging teaching that victims should repent, I’m going to talk about it, and I’m going to be harsh. … [Read more...]

News: Steven L. Anderson Family and Why Hate, Harassment and Bullying Never Works

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerYesterday morning while I was strolling through the blogosphere looking for quotes from Quiverfull leaders to post at NLQ I came across some disturbing news on Faithful Word Baptist Church Pastor Steven L. Anderson's blog. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Poison That Gives Men Free Sex?

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by Matt Walsh of The Matt Walsh Blog at The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get Cancer Editor's note: Matt is taking the news that some birth control pills might potentially raise the growth rate of certain rare brain tumors to mean 'omg~ birth control pills cause cancer!' He cites an article on Time.com as his source, yet willfully misunderstands what it says. Be careful going to The Blaze because, just like Matt Walsh's blog there are multiple pop ups that go past your pop up blocker.  … [Read more...]

Fundamentalist Approved Feminist Literature

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live I read constantly. It was a way to find out more about the world outside my parents home, and escape from the day in day out monotony, and other than our family movie nights, some of my only entertainment. Some books that I read, were not approved. I speed-read them without my parents knowledge in the library (The Princess Diaries Series, Star Wars Sci-Fi) and later when I had access to book stores bought them and hid them in the cabinet that was mine (Leon Uris and Chiam Potok). Sometimes unapproved books made their way into our house from grandparents downsizing (Readers Digest collections) or a large box of classics a distant … [Read more...]


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