“No Church is Perfect”

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalDear well-meaning (if cliched) christians I meet online,If just one more of you says to me, "no church is perfect" as a way of dismissing the abuse I experienced, I will probably self-destruct in front of you.I know this is true.But I do not accept it as an excuse for abusive behaviour. I do not accept it as a cover-up for harming others.You see, I am married.To an imperfect person.But that doesn't give my husband the right to abuse me.I understand that he is not perfect. I also understand that I am not perfect. But we have each other's backs. We talk things through. We forgive. We overlook the shortcomings. We value each other, … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Your Children Must Memorize Scripture or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Roman Road to Salvation For Your FamilyEditor's note: Leaving out much of Nancy's words about saving others and the scriptures you must memorize. She takes a nice guilt swipe at mothers who homeschool but their kids haven't memorized all the salvation call scriptures. Just another thing to use to heap guilt on already over burdened quiverfull mothers who homeschool. … [Read more...]

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Part 1 -Chapter 1: The First Commandment – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell’s “Be Fruitful & Multiply” by Suzanne TitkemeyerNancy starts off the book by claiming that the words God spoke to Adam and Eve after making Eve from Adam's rib were the First Commandment. She thinks that the words of Genesis 1:27-28 are the first thing that humans are commanded to do, 'Be fruitful and multiple, and replenish the earth, and subdue it", not the actual first commandment that Jesus himself reiterates in the New Testament  - "I am thy Lord God and thou shalt have no other gods before me"? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Porn & Birth Control go Hand in Hand?

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by Scott Matthew Dix from Ladies Against Feminism - Birth Control, Abortion and ObscenityEditor's note: Because this is a LAF quote there's nothing backing up the statement that these three subjects are linked, just a statement without factual evidence. No link to where they found this. No context for the quote. Take that as you will.  … [Read more...]

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Who Has the Power in Your [Former] Church?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI know a man who once worked for a major Christian Publisher. He had gone to their school to train as a missionary, but when it was almost time for he and his wife to leave for the mission field, the leadership requested that he stay and teach in the school. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: So What’s The Different Again Between Christian And Muslim Men?

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by Bojidar Marinov as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and cross posted from his blog Navigating History - Civilization & Self ControlEditor's note: In light of all the recent pearl clutching in the world of Evangelical Christianity about modesty and yoga pants Marinov's assertions about how self controlled Evangelical Christian men are seems like a ridiculous lie! How many times in our old lives in Fundigelicalism and Quiverfull were we told to never defraud a man by dressing immodestly? No difference at all from what Marinov is claiming about Islamic men. Bonus points for historical revision, racism and Islamaphobia as well.  … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: Science Denial Has Real Consequences

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by Adam Frank from NPR - Science Denialism Has ConsequencesEditor's note: In light of the recent measles outbreak due in no small part to people taking religious exemptions on childhood vaccinations (like Zsuzsanna Anderson and Debi Pearl among others) and even HSLDA's refusal to take sides in a public safety issue I think we should revisit the issue of  refusing to vaccinate your children for religious reasons. NPR has posted an excellent article on how denying proven science does have real life consequences for everyone. Since Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity seems to be the biggest practitioners of Science Denialism we're starting to see the consequences. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women’s Groups Are Bitch Fests?

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by Erin Davis as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism from her blog True Woman - Six Reasons Your Husband May Not Like Your Women's GroupEditor's note: How does her husband know she is complaining about him there? Did she tell him? Why do Evangelical Christian men find women not applauding everything they do to be so threatening to their ego and masculinity? Venting can be healthy, particularly if you have no other safe place to vent. … [Read more...]

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Why Do So Many Evangelicals Abuse Their Children?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Now there’s a title sure to get everyone’s attention! Why do so many Christians abuse their children? The reason is primarily a theological one. (though they might not even realize it is) Most Christian sects believe in some form of original sin.(depravity) The theology goes something like this: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Make Women Chose Feminine Men?

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by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog on The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get CancerEditor's note: After misunderstanding the research showing that there is a slightly higher risk of a rare brain tumor Matt goes on to claim that the pill makes women leave their masculine husbands and gravitate to the 'feminine' men. There aren't words enough to explain how wrong that is.  … [Read more...]

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