Questioning The Pearls: Help! He Wants Me to Go to College!

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: Crying and Staring Are the Same Thing?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Rachel Maddow Offended at Bill Clinton For Calling Hillary a 'Girl'Editor's note: There is just so much awful and wrong with this opinion piece on Rachel Maddow taking offense at what Bill Clinton said, and it is not so much what it is that Rachel or Bill said. It's the ideas that Larry is coming up with, that women naturally cry exactly the same way that men stare like vile creeps at anyone they are sexually attracted to. Not all women cry, just like not all men are creeps who stare and get hard ons. Just Larry, his pals and assorted weirdos. … [Read more...]

Why a Christian Testimony and Code Switching Don’t Mix

by Samantha Field cross posted from Samantha P Field.comI’ve been keeping busy this week with the #IKDGstories campaign, and will be doing a twitter chat at 7p eastern tonight, August 3rd (my handle is @samanthapfield). I know that many of you left comments on my I Kissed Dating Goodbye review series about how those teachings affected you, so if you wanted to share those stories more broadly, you can submit to our tumblr, or link-up your own blog post. While our intense focus will be for this week, we’re going to continue posting stories as long as they’re being submitted. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Beat That Foolish Child!

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Unbinding FoolishnessEditor's note: And here Debi doubles down on her message of beating or spanking a child that is acting, well, just like a child, in silly and immature ways. Punishing a creature for being what nature designed it to be seems beyond cruel. Bad parenting all the way around. … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar – When Avatars Sue Edition

It was announced yesterday in a pile of media outlets that the guy whose photographs Josh Duggar jacked for his Ashley Madison and Facebook profiles is suing for the photographic creative, uh, 'borrowing' (stealing). … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Beat That Foolish Child!

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Unbinding FoolishnessEditor's note: Seriously she is advocating beating a child for immaturity! What is wrong with sometimes being silly or even childlike. Children tend to be.... CHILDLIKE!... Why on earth would anyone think that punishing a child for being a good is a good idea? Children do eventually outgrow things like being silly without anyone having to use corporal punishment to speed their maturity along. It's cruel to beat a child for being a child. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump, The ‘Christian’

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe majority of voting Evangelicals plan to cast their vote for Donald Trump come November. Their support of Trump is proof positive that Evangelicals have sold their souls to the Devil. James Dobson, arguably one of the patriarchs of Evangelicalism’s war against American culture, with a straight face, says that Donald Trump is a “baby” Christian. If Trump is a Christian, well Praise Jesus, Hallelujah, everyone, including atheists such as myself should have no problem making it to God’s Trump Hotel in the Sky®. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Duck Dynasty Show Sinful?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Day 4 of the Red Hot Preaching ConferenceEditor's note: Does Anderson not realize that the Duck Dynasty guys preach a similar message of hatred for the LGBQT community as he does? What other shows do you think might have been on Jimenez's list beside the usual suspects like 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Walking Dead'? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why is Breast Feeding as Birth Control Not Forbidden in Quiverfull?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week we've seen Zsuzsanna Anderson say that you should breast feed as birth control to space your children. Which raises the question why that form of preventing conception permitted but everything else, from tubal ligation to the rhythm method a sin? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Love of Christ?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Day 4 of the Red Hot Preaching ConferenceEditor's note: Anderson is talking about his good friend and fellow homophobic pastor Roger Jimenez.  If anyone is an enemy of God in this situation it sounds like Jimenez and Anderson might rank higher on that list than whoever Dusty Arnold is. … [Read more...]