There’s a Difference Between Criticism and Bullying

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Tone policing is wrong. Respectability politics is wrong. Telling victims that they shouldn’t respond with anger to someone participating in abuse apologetics (inadvertently or not) is wrong. Anyone, anyone at all, is and should be open to criticism, even vociferous criticism. When I read Captivating and watch John and Stasi go on for pages about white supremacy I’m going to call it like I see it, and I’m going to say what the fuck. Out loud. When Grace Driscoll perpetuates the extremely damaging teaching that victims should repent, I’m going to talk about it, and I’m going to be harsh. … [Read more...]

News: Steven L. Anderson Family and Why Hate, Harassment and Bullying Never Works

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerYesterday morning while I was strolling through the blogosphere looking for quotes from Quiverfull leaders to post at NLQ I came across some disturbing news on Faithful Word Baptist Church Pastor Steven L. Anderson's blog. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Poison That Gives Men Free Sex?

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by Matt Walsh of The Matt Walsh Blog at The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get Cancer Editor's note: Matt is taking the news that some birth control pills might potentially raise the growth rate of certain rare brain tumors to mean 'omg~ birth control pills cause cancer!' He cites an article on Time.com as his source, yet willfully misunderstands what it says. Be careful going to The Blaze because, just like Matt Walsh's blog there are multiple pop ups that go past your pop up blocker.  … [Read more...]

Fundamentalist Approved Feminist Literature

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live I read constantly. It was a way to find out more about the world outside my parents home, and escape from the day in day out monotony, and other than our family movie nights, some of my only entertainment. Some books that I read, were not approved. I speed-read them without my parents knowledge in the library (The Princess Diaries Series, Star Wars Sci-Fi) and later when I had access to book stores bought them and hid them in the cabinet that was mine (Leon Uris and Chiam Potok). Sometimes unapproved books made their way into our house from grandparents downsizing (Readers Digest collections) or a large box of classics a distant … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Government Is Pushing Transgender On Teens?

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by Rev. James David Manning from Atlah World Missionary Church as quoted by Raw Story - NY Pastor "Justin Bieber is trans and 'cut off his breasts' because Obama's 'evil spirits' mislead himEditor's note: This pastor keeps popping up on national media in his competition with Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church for the strangest fundamentalist Christian conspiracy theories. Here he blames transgenderism on the president. While this isn't really a QF issue necessarily it does neatly dovetail with those in the Quiverfull movement that are trying to demonize transgendered people, like Michelle Duggar and others more mainstream. This conspiracy theory is a little extra crazy … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Michael Pearl’s Puberty

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by Michael Pearl from his book "Created To Need A Help Meet" and cross posted from Aletha's blog Yllom Mormon (Molly's Evil Twin)Editor's note: I was going to do another chapter of Nancy Campbell's 'Be Fruitful and Multiply' book today but I seem to have misplaced that dreadful tome. Instead here's what Michael Pearl had to say about his puberty! It's pretty frightening. Aletha is doing a review of his book CTNAHM at her blog, it's right on the money. I need a different graphic for this, something like a dropped and shattered coffee cup because this is pretty bad.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Emotions and Thoughts Are Sin Too?

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by John Piper from Desiring God and Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood tweeted and then deleted. From Spiritual Sounding Board's Facebook page.Editor's note: One of the most poisonous teachings in the world of both Quiverfull and Evangelical Christianity is that your own feelings and emotions are a sin. They take the notion that anything you think or feel is sinful when if you take an objective look at the Ten Commandments all of the rules stem from actions, not thoughts or emotions. Demonizing emotion is a good way to ensure your flock stays feeling guilty at all times and firmly under the control of the cult leader. … [Read more...]

A Nonreligious Experience

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by Kaleesha Williams from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsIt’s a sunny July afternoon. Unusually cool and pleasant for July, as the mild breeze drifting casually in through the propped -open door attests. I’m standing near the circulation desk at our small-town library, waiting for two of my older children to finish checking out their books. One of my younger children is near me, her nose in a picture book, and my three year old is playing peek-a-boo around the corner of the desk with a sixty-something year old lady at a table near the resource room. She is smiling at my boy and chuckling when he shyly ducks away where he can’t be seen, only to peek at her again a m … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Can You Really Cause Your Children To Be Really ‘Saved’?

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by Tim Challies from Challies.com and quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - Do You Believe God Will Save Your Kids? Editor's note: While this isn't our usual QQ quotes of pop out as many children as possible and beat them to make them mind, it's an interesting thought. Finally, some one in the Evangelical Christian world is admitting that the old ways don't work that well. There are no guarantees or magic formulas, one size doesn't fit all. It rings true for me, as I'm sure it does many of you who thought if you just did x,y, or z then your children would turn out to be believers for a life time only to see them completely reject everything about faith after they became adults. Or perhaps … [Read more...]

Why I Can’t Go To Christian Conferences

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's Words Canadian author and Christian blogger Sarah Bessey wrote on her blog this week a piece called In Which I Have All the Feelings About Conferences.  Here are some of the things she said: Conferences are the new church planting phenomenon: everyone wants to do it. Everyone thinks theirs is different. Everyone thinks they’ll be the real voice of Jesus or the one to reach their generation. We’ve got a niche for you! conferences for everyone! you get a conference! and you get a conference! and you get a conference! but part of me doesn’t like conferences – not as a model, not as an experience, let alone as a method for real and lastin … [Read more...]


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