The Child as Viper: How Voddie Baucham’s Theology of Children Promotes Abuse

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by R.L. Stollar - Community Coordinator for Homeschoolers Anonymous. Cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousEditor's note: A very long read but worthwhile. The more this type of harmful theology is exposed to the general public it creates a much smaller chance that someone else will be taken in by it. Note: the following piece is a long-form article. If you prefer to download and print the article for more convenient reading, you can view and download the article as a PDF here. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Ready For Anything?

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by Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Steven L Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church on her blog Are They All Yours? - Oh My, My, Where To Start?Editor's note: Ever since reposting the warning to Steven L. Anderson that claims Israelis are coming to perform vivisection on Zsuzsanna and the children I've been sort of worried, combing through the news reports of homicides in Tempe, hoping their names do not pop up. So far, so good. While I dislike intensely their theology I would never wish anything horrible upon even this family.Then this morning I ran across this posting in Zsuzsanna's blog where she's irately answering a comment critical of her and she had this to say back in 2010 … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 6 Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe are at the last section of the Leah/David courtship where Leah shares her post-marital advice. Post-marriage thoughts: No Regrets Do you know how nice it is when we look through family photo albums at Christmas to never see David with another girl? No. I assume Leah means with another girlfriend, but either way, seeing a photo of your husband with an ex shouldn't be traumatic. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Don’t Leave Abusive Husband Ever?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: Today Michael adds his thoughts on abuse and leaving. Not any better than his wife's unfortunately. Trigger warning: This might make you sick to your stomach. Don't say I didn't warn you.  This type of advice is harmful to implement in an abusive marriage and is likely to encourage additional abuse. … [Read more...]

Dear Unmarried Woman: Are You An Appetizer or Dessert?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserJust when I think I’ve heard all there is to hear from Evangelicals about sex, purity, and the like, someone will write or say something that I have not heard before. In other words, not all the nuts have fallen from the tree.Recently, Bethany Jett, a thirty-something married Evangelical woman who writes on girly topics from a godly perspective, wrote a blog article about two reasons why a woman should save herself for marriage. Here’s what Jett had to say: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1: Don’t Leave Abusive Husband Ever?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Abusive HusbandEditor's note: This starts with one of Debi's infamous letters, you know, the ones in her books that she claims to have received but sound more like something she has personally written to create a weak strawman she can topple with little effort, just a few swings of her Bible and whip-like words. Tomorrow will be Michael's response to the letter. The response of Debi is pure evil in my book, what do you think?First the letter: … [Read more...]

Foreword – ‘Be Fruitful & Multiply’ Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell's "Be Fruitful & Multiply" by Suzanne TitkemeyerOriginally I was not going to do a chapter of my review on the foreword. But then I took a look at who actually wrote the foreword,  one Doug Phillips of Vision Forum. Vision Forum, that huge Evangelical Christian Quiverfull ministry devoted to making sure women were treated like inferior second class citizens in the kingdom of God, only fit to be walking uterii that could cook, work a vacuum cleaner and homeschool a huge passel of children birthed through quiverfull practices. No minds,no independent thought, no free agency, no freedoms. Only constant service to the Lord (her husband and/or father). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Focus or You Are in Sin?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - How To FocusEditor's note: Here Nancy tries to make everyone feel guilty about having an interests outside of raising their children or serving their man in the guise of serving God. … [Read more...]

Rather Dead Than Queer

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To LiveI’m so cripplingly lonely. I have parents that think I shouldn’t be allowed to go out with friends more than once every couple months because they don’t want me to make friends that accept my gender. I never get any social interaction, I just sit in my room and listen to indie music and browse tumblr all day. My social anxiety is at an all time high and my stuttering is worse than it’s ever been. -Quote from Leelah’s TumblrI remember trying to figure out a way to explain. A way to describe how the rejection feels. Every statement about “god’s plan”, and “god’s design”, pounding it further and further into your head, that god does … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: “Let It Go” Promotes Rebellion?

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by Alli from her blog Awed Body - Why We Iced 'Frozen'Editor's note: We've looked at Disney's 'Frozen' before and heard all the reasons why many Christians think it's a bad movie for kids, but this is a different argument that the usual fundy 'Lesbianism promotion' screed. Perfect example of a peculiar type of fear thinking prevalent in the Quiverfull movement and in Evangelical Christianity - A demon under every bush, on every byway and in every freezer. Thinking this way creates enormous amounts of fear over things that have nothing to do with anything 'evil' or 'demonic', just another way to make believers controlled fearful weaklings. Another version of the same sort of thinking pe … [Read more...]


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