I’m Not Asking For Perfection

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI've had many conversations over the last 2 or 3 years that revolved around my experience of abuse in the church and my subsequent disillusionment with that institution.There have been people who disapproved of me being upset and who therefore assumed that somehow I was the one at fault. Others were distressed that I would even suggest that there was anything wrong in 'their church'. Then there were those who recognised there was something amiss, but didn't want to get involved.But, interestingly enough, there was one line almost every person produced. "You can't expect the church to be perfect - it's made up of imperfect … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Only True Sexual Consent Happens When The Wedding Band Is Put On?

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by Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - A Higher Standard For Sexual Relations. Original article at MercatorNet; Why not hold sexual relations to a higher standard?Editor's note: Another case of Ladies Against Feminism taking an article that contains some actual ideas that aren't too bad and immediately using it to push an idea well beyond that of the original author. LAF wants to make sex outside of marriage a crime, a crime that could be prosecuted by law enforcement and the justice system! No where in the original article does it bring up this dangerous and extremist idea. Instead of discussion of how a higher standard might help ease the problem or … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Celebrating New Years ‘Biblical’?

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from Kirk Cameron's blog by Shari Abbott - Is a New Year's Eve Party Biblical?Editor's note: Interesting that the part quoted by Cameron of Abbott's post only mentions New Years Day being Biblical.  … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet – Part Two: Cinderella

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe get to meet "Cinderella" whose name is actually Leah. Cinderella: story five by David and Leah SpinaWho should I date and marry? Are my standards too high? Is God really in control? Will I ever get married?My husband and I wish we could sit down with each of you over a cup of coffee, look you straight in the eye and answer those questions with zeal! … [Read more...]

Al Mohler Upset Over Newsweek Article About The Bible

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserFundamentalist Al Mohler has his panties in a knot a-g-a-i-n. This happens so often that Mohler recently had to have a pantiedectomy to remove over a dozen pairs of panties that were permanently ensconced in his rectum. It is always something with Mohler, the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  This time, Mohler is upset about a Newsweek article on the Bible. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Looks or Heart?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - What Concerns You Most?Editor's note: Nancy seems to be saying at first that King David was chosen by God because of his good looks, then makes a hard right turn into heart being the most important before landing on her favorite subject - guilt tripping Christian Mothers. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Fake It ‘Til You Make It

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by Insana Dee from Ex Mormon Mavens - Smile 'Til You're HappyEditor's note: While this is straight out of Mormonism if you changed the name of the religion to Christian Patriarchy it would still be mostly applicable. Read the entire piece at Ex-Mormon Mavens. Select quotes posted below for discussion purposes.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Another Round of Steven L. Anderson’s Homophobia

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by Steven L. Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Documentary Film: "AIDS: the Judgement of God"Editor's note - This is Anderson's latest bout of homophobia, paranoia and complete misunderstanding of established science. This 'documentary' (and I use the word loosely,) is mostly Anderson ranting and spouting Old Testament verses from the Bible with zero legitimate facts, figures or sources. Watch the trailer below if you have a strong enough stomach. … [Read more...]

In Any Other Setting This Would Land You In The Psych Ward

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen it comes to the insane babbling of the religious, anything goes. No matter how outrageous and nutty a person sounds, because it is uttered in a religious context, we are expected to view the person as s-a-n-e. In any other context such utterances would land a person in a psych ward with a 72 hour hold.Laura Harris Smith, author of Seeing the Voice of God: What God is Telling You Through Dreams & Visions, recently shared with the world a vision “God” had given her: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is Not Being a Virgin on Your Wedding Day the End of the World?

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by John Piper of Desiring God blog and from his broadcast "Ask Pastor John" - Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your VirginityEditor's note: Is it really such a big deal if you come to your wedding with previous sexual experience? Wonder if the writer of the email had been female would Pastor Piper's answer have been vastly different? … [Read more...]


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