NLQ Question of the Week: Why do Fundamentalists Treat Pastors Like Rock Stars (Even When They Are Toxic)?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Tempe pastor Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church, linked to an article written in this month's Phoenix Magazine about her husband and his church. Just reading through the article, West of Westboro, with its portrait of a red-skinned demonic looking Anderson spewing fire out of his mouth and glowing testimonials by his congregants brings back memories of church goers treating their pastors like they were invincible heroes instead of regular men with clay feet. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Matriarchs Just Ruin Everything?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Patriarchal Dysfunctional FamiliesEditor's note: This passage is preceded on their site by a huge pile of letters to the Pearls. Some of these letters seem like they really were written by someone outside of the family for a change. Basically this is Michael telling everyone else that they are doing Patriarchy all wrong. His usual, a tiny bit of truth leavened with toxic things. Tomorrow we'll examine the piece that caused this multitude of people to reach out to the Pearls for advice. … [Read more...]

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Updated: The Aftermath of the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Fox News Interviews

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I think we are on day 17 or 18 of the news coming out about Josh Duggar molesting young girls.One thing is very obvious if you do a ramble through the online world - last night's attempt to explain away the family's actions and appease the masses may have had just the opposite effect on anyone who isn't a hard core Duggar fan to began with. Their appearance seems to be considered by many to be a complete and utter disaster. Listing many of the different articles about their appearance. Some of the fans are blaming all of this on Bill Clinton (seriously?!?) and nefarious liberals in the press. … [Read more...]

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Bill Gothard Unveils “New Statement” Then Promptly Deletes It

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By R. L. Stollar - Community Coordinator of Homeschoolers Anonymous. This article is cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousYesterday Bill Gothard, the disgraced former leader of IBLP and ATI, unveiled a revamped website with some new additions. And then promptly deleted them.The new editions to this website were notable: First, a page of “blocked” testimonials appeared. These testimonials from former IBLP/ATI alumni were allegedly “blocked” from a unnamed website (which is obviously Recovering Grace) because they portrayed Gothard in a positive light. Second, Gothard published a “New Statement” about the sexual abuse and harassment allegations against him. An image of the “New Stat … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Game of Porn – “Game of Thrones” Is Mind-Rotting Pornography?

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 by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog (linked through Do No Link: No need to give him any clicks towards the overwhelming flood of advertising on his site - beware the zillion popups! ) - Christians, Now Is Probably A Good Time To Stop Watching "Game of Thrones"Editor's note: Matt tries to make the case that "Game of Thrones"  watching is the same as watching pornography, that is is pornography. Clearly he has the same problems keeping away from porn as Michael Pearl seems to have in this week's article by Bruce Gerencser "Are You A Porno Freak?" What gives Walsh or Pearl the authority to determine for anyone else what we should or should not do? Did anyone really think … [Read more...]

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Thoughts on the Television Interview With Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar?

So who watched Megyn Kelly interview Jim Bob and Michelle and what did you think?Here's the thoughts I had immediately upon watching...So many lies. They flat out contradicted the police reports many times. So many times that I started to wonder if a divine lightening bolt was going to come down and strike the two of them. … [Read more...]

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New Vyckie Garrison Interviews

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Today two new interviews/articles came out about NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison.Christian Today - 'Atheist of the year' tells of exit from Fundamentalist Quiverfull MovementA few interesting bits: … [Read more...]

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Preview of Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar Tonight on Fox News

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TMZ has a clip of Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar explaining how they feel like the worse parents in the world upon discovering Josh Duggar serially molested young girls from tonight's upcoming The Kelly File on their site.For some reason the clip imbed function for the piece does not work with this frame so you'll have to view the clip on TMZ's Page - Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar: Josh Made 'Bad Choices' … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Sorry I’m Not Perfect For My Future Husband?

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by savabrown14 from the blog Loved By I Am - Dear (Possible) Future HusbandEditor's note: This is one of the hateful things about Fundamentalist/Evangelical Quiverfull, the 'not good enough' syndrome while being pushed to be perfect. Where's the grace in this or in being allowed to be human, warts and all. Nice slut shaming in there too over supposed immodesty by girls your future husband might encounter in day to day life. A man looking at a beautiful woman is not a sin any more than the writing have had crushes on various men or having emotions. So many things here going on at once. … [Read more...]

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Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Questions To Ask Yourself

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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...]

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