Banging the Buttons

by Virginia Knowles cross posted from her blog Watch the ShepherdWith a malevolent yet gleeful grin, a young man strode up and rapidly banged the button on the right: VERY POOR. Like ten times. Huh? What's with that? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sinful Television?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Channel 23Editor's note: One of the dumbest attempts at parody and derision attempted by Pearl yet. He's giving television way too much power of him and his family in this piece. There's this wonderful button on the television that he clearly does not understand he has the power to push..... and turn the television off. … [Read more...]

Can Video Games Turn Us Into Misogynists?

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.ComFor most of my life I didn’t consider myself a “gamer,” mostly because I had an incredibly narrow understanding of what a gamer could be. I was usually more interested in books and film than I was in video games, so I didn’t think I was “allowed” to describe myself as a gamer. Over time I changed my mind. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Spank in Anger?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cheerful, Authoritative, ConsistentEditor's note: Michael Pearl can claim all he wants that spankings and beatings must be carried out with a cheerfulness, but we know from his many denigrating posts speaking down to others and blaming children that it is anger and agression driving his discipline of children. … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – Spank Them Happy?

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: Marriage Counseling is Just Mud Slinging?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Why I Don't Do Marriage CounselingEditor's note: Steven has a point that many people that go to the pastor to have him mediate a squabble are looking mostly for justification. Marriage counseling, or at least dealing with sudden crisis in the marriages of his congregation, is part of most pastors job description. Oh yeah, he's part of the make it up as you go along movement in Evangelical Fundamentalism without any structure or authority over him. … [Read more...]

Is It a Sin to Kiss My Boyfriend?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEvery day, without fail, women somewhere in the world search for “is it a sin to kiss my boyfriend?” Thanks to the post, Hey Girlfriend: Is it a Sin to Kiss Your Boyfriend?, this blog is the number one Google search result. I can’t remember the last time I looked at search logs and didn’t see a handful of female visitors coming to this site to find out whether it is okay to swap spit with their boyfriends. I say female visitors, because I’ve never seen someone come to my site as a result of a “is it a sin to kiss my girlfriend” web search. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Selfishly Avoiding Commitments Like Marriage?

by Ladies Against Feminism and Derek Rishmway - Boundaries, Commitment and ChoiceEditor's note: Claims that too many choices means decision by indecision and no one commits by the cultural enforcers at LAF. Limiting freedoms is what they are all about, at least for women. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Lori Alexander is the Most Modest Ever?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - The Harm in Worldly FineryEditor's note: Anyone remember all the times Lori talked in her blog about having to have her home looking a certain way or perfectly decorated before she was convicted about simplicity? Even with simplicity she's living in one of the most expensive areas of the country where there aren't many homes that would fit her own definition of simple living. Nice fat shaming in the last paragraph, plus her don't exercise too much. Lori has very narrow definitions for everything. What a miserable joyless way to live. … [Read more...]

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsJust as in “Frozen,” my “shame” was in being “found out.”Not that I was really hiding anything.  Because if what happened to me – the condemnation, ostracism, shunning – if all of that was appropriate, then why would it need to be hidden?  The simple fact that I was told from the beginning that I was not to talk about it smacks of “what we are doing here is NOT appropriate.” … [Read more...]