Happy Easter! – Open Comments Thread


I'm sure many of you are busy doing what I am about to do, getting ready for Easter, even if you no longer believe in the Biblical Easter taught at many of the toxic churches we once attended. Today is a day of baking and cooking, preparing Easter baskets or getting ready to welcome family to visit. Or perhaps you're not celebrating the holiday at all, you could be doing something different like NLQ founder Vyckie Garrison. She's off in Nashville, Tennessee right now speaking at the annual American Atheist convention. They voted her Atheist of the Year for 2015 at the conference. … [Read more...]

Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist

Screen shot from Academia.edu

by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink FlamingoEditor's note: Just in time for Easter pondering on the feminist nature of Jesus.Was Jesus of Nazareth a revolutionary feminist or was he simply restoring women to their proper place within Jewish society?  If he was a radical, revolutionary feminist, who restored people to their proper place in the world, then, the burning question of the day is why do complementarians teach a theology which has nothing to do with what he taught. Indeed, Jesus of Nazareth was what we, today consider the fulfillment of the Covenant, the Messiah.  There was a very good reason Jesus chose 12 disciples, to mirror the fulfillment of that C … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Stop Stressing You Selfish Woman?


by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Do You Need Refreshing?Editor's note: So let me get this straight: you're stressed out and need refreshing so Nancy says you have to yoke yourself to Jesus, even though this doesn't take away or ease whatever it is that's stressing you out? I must be missing something here because it sounds like she's telling you to take on more burdens. Nancy Campbell word salad. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Need Micro-Managing From Their Husbands?


by Cane Caldo from Things that We have Heard and Known - Cold Service is the Revenge Dish of VanityEditor's note: Remember that disgraceful guy who had all the photos of scantly clad teenagers at his site Is This Modest? - Minthegap / Adam Gregorian? If you recall he had a pile of Mens Rights buddies we quoted, some of whom have done like Gregorian did to his almost porn Modesty site and pulled down their blogs after being confronted. Here's some of the most disgusting misogyny from a man in the church we've seen in a long time. He makes Michael Pearl seem gentle. Trigger warning if you go to his blog, this posting is all about denigrating a woman in distress who is trying to work … [Read more...]

News: Vision Forum’s Doug Phillips Hides From Process Server

From Spiritual Sounding Board and other online forums.

According to the Spiritual Sounding Board former head of Vision Forum Ministries and groper in chief Doug Phillips has been playing hide and go seek with the process server. The server is attempting to serve him with legal papers in the matter of Lordes Torres, the young lady he is accused of sexual harassment of during her years at Vision Forum. His list of attempts below. It surely speaks to the moral character of Doug Phillips that he's evading a summons from the courts of Texas. … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard in Labor?


Looks like there's a strong possibility that either Jill Duggar Dillard has had her baby or she's in labor now. This was posted today. From Dereck Dillard's blog: … [Read more...]

Spotting Logical Fallacies and Propaganda Techniques


by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much (more) GraceEditor's note: While this isn't a traditional NLQ SASBN member posting it bears posting here, if for no other reason than forewarned is forearmed. Even when you leave a harmful theology group the pressure to return and confirm will still be strong. You need to know their tricks. Want to see all these in action so you know what they look like? Try watching the recent HBO documentary on Scientology "Going Clear" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: If Women Ran The World They’d Just Be Aping Men?


by Elizabeth Scalia from First Things and as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - First Things: If Women Ran The WorldEditor's note: In which LAF accuse ladies with feminist tendencies of being like men and wanting to replace men. I don't believe that is the goal of feminism but I do know if women ran the world at least women would make the same wages as men for the same job instead of less, like they do now. Plus, they are claiming you shouldn't make an idol of the family? That's exactly what LAF does in most of their postings! … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Are Patriarchal Moms Actually Helicopter Parents?


This is a new series we're going to start running on Thursday evening posts. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Suggested by a dear reader. This week the Washington Post had an article up that questions the whole idea of quality time versus quantity of time in parenting. While it's clear from a chart in the article that the time parents spend with their children has risen since 1965, but has that necessarily been a good thing? For those of us either raised in a patriarchal family or who have parented in a patriarchal quiverfull setting the results aren't as clear. Limiting income and education for women and girls seems to backfire according … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Kids Will Be Obese If You Work Outside The Home?


by Laura Keynes from Mercator.net and The Conservative Woman as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Stay At Home Mums vs Super Sized KidsEditor's note: You have to hand it to the LAF crew, they know exactly how to take an article that might just have a grain of common sense or be rather sensible advice and twist the content to fear monger to their readers. This is more of that even if the original author is calling for government support so that mothers don't have to go out and work. Having mother at home isn't going to magically lead to better eating choices for the children either. It takes a sustained commitment by the entire family to make that happen. Plus it would help if there … [Read more...]