Leaving the Pulpit – Dear Wendy

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAll images by Bruce Gerencser and used with permissionDear Wendy,You have contacted me several times in recent years via Facebook, hoping to reconnect with the man you once called Pastor. Shockingly, you found out that I am no longer a Christian; that I no longer believe the Bible is the Word of God; that I proudly self-identify as an atheist and a humanist. I can only imagine how difficult and heartbreaking it was for you reading my blog for the first time. You are not the first former church member to feel this way. I am sure you hoped that you would find me faithfully serving Jesus, preaching … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women Should Not March?

by Andrea Schwartz as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and originally posted at The Kingdom Driven Family - Why Did They March?Editor's note: The italicized emphasis below is entirely mine. It is the part that LAF chose to cut out of their quoting of Ms. Schwartz along with everything else in her article in order to make her words fit with their own agenda. While the original author's assumption that every women who marched in the Women's March did so because of their stance on abortion or that they were a victim of sexual assault the actual article makes some good points. It's a good starting point for Christians to consider the effects of sexual abuse on us all. Quite a far place from … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Control Everything About Your Children

by Suzanne TitkemeyerFirst I owe you an apology. I missed one week of the book review due to being on a Central American beach and not wishing to spoil it with Lori's toxic book and last week because of various speculations on the Duggar family.So we're picking back up again today. Today's chapter, chapter 9 in the book entitled - Teaching and Training Children in the Way They Should Go. Like a lot of the book most of this chapter is merely reworded Mike and Debi Pearl writings. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fifty Shades Darker of Outrage?

by Wesley Strackbein as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism originally posted at Unbroken Faith - Utter Heartbreak: A Response to 'Fifty Shades Darker'Editor's note: Two years ago when the first film "Fifty Shades of Grey" was released it unleashed reams of wailing and breast-beating in the Christian world with dire warnings of wholesale rape and sexual perversions. We're near the release of the second in the trilogy and they've taking the warnings up a few notches now, equating it with the Marquis de Sade and back alley smut.Here's the thing about not liking some film or book or aspect of culture - if you don't like it just don't watch, don't read, don't participate. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl Part 17 – Guilty

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Judge and jury saw through the “Biblical” smokescreen. It is reassuring to see compassion and the rule of law prevail in the Ciboro case.Self-styled Christian disciplinarians Timothy and Esten Ciboro served as their own lawyers, and both men were found guilty on all charges of raping and torturing two young family members. Tried and convicted in Lucas County, Ohio, the Depraved Duo received maximum sentences: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists Substituting Government For Husbands?

by Meadow, one of Nancy Campbell's granddaughters from Above Rubies - A Husband or the Government?Editor's note: Looks like the illogical apple didn't fall far from the tree. Be sure to go to Above Rubies to read the entire post. I wish I could quote it in full here but there's not enough room. She starts out well, then veers into completely misunderstanding much of feminism. All the while claiming she 'loves' her feminist sisters out in the world. No, dear, feminism is not merely transferring some need to be cared for from a man to a government. It's more about not needing others to take care of you at all, about being fully an adult with the same rights of determination as male adults. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Demonize Other Christians With Slight Differences?

This is a series we run every Thursday. The questions are things that people who may not know much about the Quiverfull movement or even Fundamentalist or Evangelical Christianity ask about the lifestyle. Examining some of the questions involving Quiverfull theology and life can only shine a light on the toxic nature of this lifestyle choice. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Daydreaming is Sinful?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Learning to FocusEditor's note: I think it's pretty safe to say that everyone's minds wander upon occasion and daydreaming is no sin. It's normal behavior. Most of the time it's harmless to daydream. I suspect that when all the scientific evidence is in they will discover that daydreaming is important for dealing with stress. Teaching a child to focus when the information and the task are important isn't a bad thing, but equating a normal brain function as something to be drilled out of everyone isn't healthy. In Quiverfull it's another devil behind a bush. Demonizing normal behavior yet again. … [Read more...]

Betsy DeVos – Fundamentalist Homeschool Mom

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyI have been kinda quiet as authoritarianism and fundamentalism takes over our country.  But it doesn’t mean I’ve been ignoring it.  Rather I’m trying to collect my bearings, decide what to do next.  I had genuinely hoped that this stuff would be a fad and fade away and I could go have a normal life, but it has not and now I cannot.  Not like this.  I profoundly misjudged the extent of it and how easily others would misunderstand and either dismiss or capitulate to this movement. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists are Dissatisfied and Angry?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - The Future is Female?Editor's note: Holy Projection, Batman! Now that Hillary Clinton has reemerged after her disastrous loss in the 2016 presidential race Lori decides to claim that American women who are secular are just dissatisfied and angry. I don't know, most of these female cultural enforcers are the ones that seem the most angry in their words and filled with the biggest fibs. While some women in the warmer climates did go nearly topless it sure was not happening at the Washington D.C. rally. They would have ended up with frostbite. Plus, the pussy hat is something very different than a 'vagina hat'. … [Read more...]