Quoting Quiverfull: Quiverfull Makes You Happy & Fulfilled?

by Tim Bayly from Bayly Blog - Faith and Sex...Editor's note: More disingenuous claims that all QF Christians are going about it the 'right' way while ignoring that the highest divorce rates in the US occur among Christians. Faith and sex my rear end. Guess I should be grateful this is not his usual whining. Almost as bad as the time he insisted that child sexual abusers need grace, forgiveness and help without mentioning once care for the victims or involving law enforcement. … [Read more...]

The Value of Shame

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI have … unusual hair. At one point when I was a child, it was so long I could sit on it, but it wasn’t just the length that made it stand out. It was also full, thick, voluminous– or as my partner likes to call it, “robust.” I have thick, wavy hair and I have a lot of it. It was also fairly healthy, so, as long as it was, it kept its body all the way to the ends. Honestly, it didn’t even look real. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Hot Tranny Mess Kids?

by Doug Wilson from Blog and Mablog - Defending the TrannykidEditor's note: Every time I think I cannot possibly find anything more offensive than something said by a Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist prominent minister I find I am sadly mistaken. Just like Michael Pearl this guy, Doug Wilson, has to take it to new and disgusting levels. These are CHILDREN he's talking about and putting down with derogatory terms such as the vile title I used on this piece. Again, where the heck is the love of Christ? Much of what this guy writes comes across as hate speech said merely to hurt others. His entire piece is vile, but I find this bit the most reprehensible. He's talking about a Texas … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 2 Mr. Command Man (Sheeple Need A Leader)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 111-113We just started the section on Command Men (leaders made in the image of God the Father). Today we're discussing the leadership aspect of the CM. Remember that Command Men are born leaders, and there are very few of them (according to Michael). Here we go! Text is in purple. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feelings Are Invalid In Sexual Assault & Life?

by Doug Wilson from Blog & Mablog - Down a Grassy ExplanadeEditor's note: First he starts off in his blog going to the knee jerk reaction/control method of denigrating feelings and emotions that people experience, as if having emotions was a terrible and unGodly thing. Then he slides right into this little toxic bit of blaming and shaming sexual assault victims before saying that college students are a bunch of whiny wimps. How does this fit with the words of Christ? … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Steps You Need to Take to Leave Your Toxic Quiverfull Marriage?

Most everyone here is familiar with the story of Vyckie Garrison and others at NLQ that have had to leave their emotionally abusive and sometimes physically abusive husbands who are Quiverfull. One of the worst stories we've published on the difficulties on leaving was that of our Tess Willoughby. Here's what the final and third time Tess left looked like: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Grandparents Should Spank Grandchildren?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Grandmother Strikes AgainEditor's note: Continuing on from  yesterday's sick idea that grandparents need to beat on children for discipline as well as their parents. He's also claiming that his children and those raised by his 'beat them to make them mind' philosophy are more successful. Hmm, let's see. We never hear about his two sons and their families. One of his daughters is married to a man too lazy to work so she's been forced to start up an online herbal business pushed by her parents. Another daughter was too traumatized to be able to make simple choices in clothing or restaurant preferences when her husband asked for her preferences. I'm … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing to Be A Help Meet’ – I Don’t Know If I Understood A Message From God About Who I’ll Marry

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Grandparents Should Spank Grandchildren?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Grandmother Strike AgainEditor's note: According to Michael it's not just enough to have parents striking their children, now grandparents must do it too. One of the most disgusting passages of Pearl's many contradictory writings. Isn't the role of grandparents to love the children and leave the major discipline to the parents? Adding another abuser is not the answer to 'good' behavior in children. This is never a good idea. … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Religious Leaders

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI came across this article over the weekend which references a recent study whose findings will no doubt ruffle a few religious feathers. The title of the article declares, "Religious children meaner than agnostic and atheist kids, study finds".The article shares this quote: “Religion and morality are two different things,” said lead author Jean Decety, a Chicago University neuroscientist. “Past research has demonstrated that religious people are no more likely to do good than their non-religious counterparts. Our study goes beyond that, showing that religious people are less generous — not only adults, but children, too.” … [Read more...]


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