Ignoring New Bethany – Is Justice Delayed Justice At All For Carol Ann Cole?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWe start this week looking at some news.First, we're hearing from several different sources that the man Bossier Parish has identified as a person of interest, John Chesson, has died in prison. How this will affect the investigation is not known, but at best Chesson as the killer seems unlikely. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fix Your Marriage By Submission?

by Michal Crum from Warhorn Media (part of Tim Bayly's church/ministry) - Don't Work on Your MarriageEditor's note: While the list below isn't a bad thing, self reflection is good and this has all the little loving ways that Lori Alexander skips in her marriage book it still pushes one of the more harmful ideas in Evangelicalism - that women are primarily the ones responsible for marital happiness. In the unquoted bit the author puts down marriage counseling as toxic and unnecessary. Lots of disguised sugar-coated submission advice here.  … [Read more...]

The Lord is On Our Side

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEvangelicals are fond of saying that the LORD is on their side. Culture warriors frequently invoke God being with them as proof that their causes are righteous and just. Christian politicians, when justifying their murderous, imperialistic wars, often suggest that God not only approves of their violence, but is also the mighty general that leads the troops into battle. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women’s Sports Perverted?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Amanda Nunes Beats the Shit Out of Rhonda RouseyEditor's Note: Tim Bayly uses an expletive in the title of his post yet has the nerve to call a sport perverted? That's some double standards there! He's talking of the UFC bout from last weekend between two women. He's not objecting to the fact that UFC is a very violent sport, he's upset that women dare to participate. In an unquoted part he goes on to put down John Piper's Desiring God for publishing an article in favor of women participating in the UFC. … [Read more...]

7 Ways the Kardashian Family and the Duggar Family Are the Same

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIt seems these days you can hardly pick up a magazine or turn on the television and you will be deluged with information about either one of two reality famous families, the Kardashians and the Duggars. Even in places you would not expect to see one of them, like Vanity Fair … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Men Are Blameless in Marriage?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why Unity in Marriage Has More to do With the Wife Than the HusbandEditor's note: So Larry thinks that if you're a wife you should be making yourself more and more like the things your husband likes instead of having your own personality, desires and likes or dislikes? Seems like to me that Larry does not want a wife who would help guide him, challenge him to be a better version of a man or give him sound advice. He wants a personal cheerleading team or his own 'Yes' woman. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Men Are Blameless in Marriage?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why Unity in Marriage Has More to do With the Wife Than the Husband Editor's note: Larry starts this off by claiming that there are 5 steps to achieving marital unity and they can be summed up simply - Have sex, husbands sacrifice a little time talking to the woman and the woman must submit in every way plus never say an unkind word ever to the husband. Seriously, Larry thinks that the husbands only responsibilities towards unity are screw and listen to her a few minutes daily? It is just not that simple Larry old boy! … [Read more...]

Questioning the Pearls – Children Asking ‘Why’?

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: Pornography Makes You Lose Your Salvation?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - You Will Be Full of Light Instead of DarknessEditor's note: Wow, Colin is giving pornography all sorts of powers of evil that quite frankly it does not hold. While some folks think it's wrong, and others say it's not there is nothing in the Bible to support what he's saying. Plus, who's to define what is and is not pornographic? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Simple Living Only Godly?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Do You Have Godly Conversation?Editor's note: Lori is straying very far into Nancy Campbell's territory - she's making incorrect word definitions to fit her narrative. 'Conversation' does not mean 'behavior'. How close to this 'simple' advice does Lori's own blog and words come? Not very considering she's downright nasty and dismissive of others that disagree with her. … [Read more...]