There is No Santa Claus by David Grisham

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Who died and make this jerk into the Grinch? Being that this took place in Texas I'm sort of astounded that the push back was so mild.This is the one hundred and fortieth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lori Alexander Shames Younger Women?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Young Women are in Desperate NeedEditor's note: Lori yet again goes on a self-justification rant as to why she should be able to shame and blame young women. What I have quoted below are a merely a few of the negatives Lori lays at the feet of those younger than her. Basically if you are a living breathing younger woman not exactly copying Lori's rules to a tee then you're in this group she's putting down. … [Read more...]

Bonus Quoting Quiverfull: Modeling and Modesty?

While reading through the usual suspects blogs and websites I stumbled across this video made by the two ladies who run the website we've quoted a few times now - Girl Defined. The video illustrates perfectly one of the biggest problems with raising your children in the isolationist mind set of Quiverfull - immaturity. We've seen this immaturity in physically grown women many times in a wide variety of places in Quiverfull: the Botkin sisters Anna Sophia and Elizabeth, the message boards connected to Debi Pearl's book 'Preparing To Be A Help Meet', Girl Defined, Hello Modesty, A Lovely Calling, and too many other blogs than we could list here. The Quiverfull bubble that most of these young … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christmas Miracle or Unrealistic Dreaming?

by Adeye Salem of Adeye Salem.com/No Greater Joy Mom - Desperately Needing a Christmas MiracleEditor's note: Rescue adopter Adeye Salem writes that you don't need special skills, money or other qualifications to adopt a special needs child. You just need to be willing to do it. While that desire is admirable is it really at all practical? Is it fair to the child to take them across the world away from everything they've ever known? … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls: Adopted Children Sexual Deviants?

For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Clinton Voters Are Blood Thirsty Jezebels?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Hillary Clinton Follow the MoneyEditor's note: Bayly starts off this nasty nonsense by comparing the amounts raised by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in their campaigns. Then he moves straight into complaining that Hillary spent every cent from her war chest. He mentions that Trump paid himself from his donations while not seeing anything wrong with that. Twisted logic that goes into a very dark place. Amazing too that he's still rehashing the election at this late date. Suspect it's mostly just to hit at those rebellious unsubmissive women he hates. … [Read more...]

Freedom of Religion According to Evangelicals

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI spent fifty years in the Christian church. Twenty-five of those years were spent pastoring Evangelical churches in Ohio, Michigan, and Texas. I attended an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Bible College in the 1970s. Most my Christian life was spent either attending or pastoring Baptist churches. As young aspiring pastor, I was taught that there was a strict separation between church and state; that freedom of religion was absolutely crucial to the life of the American Republic and to the status of religion. Church and state were equal planes, each having their sphere of influence. Churches and preac … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Satan Hates Quiverfull?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - What Flags Are You Flying?Editor's note: Nancy goes right after everything that is against the Quiverfull mindset and declares it a lie of Satan. Lie of Satan. That's pretty strong considering all of the things on this list are those of personal preference more than hard rules in the Bible. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife: Chapter 4 – Lori Says You Are Reading Paul All Wrong!

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLast chapter was all about learning not to control what your husband eats, no matter how badly it pisses you off. Lori goes so far as to say that if your husband develops diabetes or keels over dead from a widowmaker heart attack brought on by his ice cream and potato chip binges it is entirely his fault because he made the choice to hoover down the bad stuff. But you get the distinct impression that if Ken bought the farm from a heart attack Lori would be gloating in an 'I told you so' mood over his coffin. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Treat Abusive Husbands Well?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - It Begins With Your HusbandEditor's note: While the idea of treating others like you like to be treated is a good one Nancy takes it too far. Sorry, but if your husband is verbally abusing you the answer is not be nicer to him! It's not going to convict him, or force him to change. Chances are he'll just get worse because you're telling him that however he treats you is alright with you. This is not what healthy emotional boundaries in marriage relationships look like! … [Read more...]