Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Selfish Momma Dooms Children?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Broken CirclesEditor's note: More of the harsher rhetoric of the Pearls from the 1990s. In this lengthy piece we're quoting Michael lays the blame for all the children out of control firmly at the feet of women who divorce their husbands. This is pretty awful in so many ways. All the  boxes of Pearl fears are checked, drinking, addiction, sexual molestation of children, lesbian duplex/apartment living, poverty..and how did Mom go from living with another man to rushing out to date? Typical Pearl lack of logic or editing. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Are Inanimate Objects Blamed For Sin?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Today's Quoting Quiverfull postings both bring up an interesting point in Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity, that inanimate objects can be 'sinful' or lead you to sin. It's an idea I've seen again and again, from some of my former friends at the old church insisting you cannot buy things made in China or India because they might have evil spirits attached, or believing that having a television in your home is a portal to hell. Add in Pat Robertson's yearly claims that Satanists work in the candy factories and put curses on the Halloween … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Now TV is Satan?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Channel 23Editor's note: This, just like the quote earlier today about the Barbies, is from the 1990s writings of the Pearls, before they sanded off some of the rougher edges of the toxic they believe. I think this is Michael's attempt at humor while blaming and shaming. He's sure giving the old idiot box a tremendous amount of power over the lives of folks instead of realizing it's an inanimate object that you have the power to turn off or on. Every thing in moderation, Mikey, moderation. … [Read more...]

Part 11 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAccording to the application process on RU: Schools of Discipleship website, you need to read the handbook, fill out an application, then fill out a supporter agreement.  Once you've completed all of that, you send all of the information in and RU calls you to discuss going to the school.My main concern with the application is that it asks for information that is far too sensitive and/or can be used for identity theft long before accepting you into the program.  There is no statement - anywhere - about how they handle the data before, during, or after the program or what they do with the information of people who are r … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Barbie is a Sexy Sinful Strumpet That Will Corrupt Your Mind?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - Barbie Dolls or Baby Dolls?Editor's note: A piece in which Debi is threatened by the perceived sexuality of a doll. A doll. An inanimate lump of plastic...and she's saying that Barbies are a 'hands-on' porn in prisons and military barracks? I can honestly say during my husband's years in the military that the times I've been in military barracks I have yet to see a Barbie doll on display. … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Too Smart or Not Too Smart?

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: God Requires Everything?

by Pastor Davey Blackburn as quoted by Christian Post - Pastor Davey Blackburn Says God Allowed Wife's Murder So The Church Could LiveEditor's note: So Pastor Blackburn didn't shoot his wife like I thought he did. But he's now saying the exact type of things that makes quiverfull and evangelicalism sound so mentally off and just plain old crazy. So God took his wife so that the church could 'come alive'? That doesn't even make any sort of sense. Sounds more like the grieving widower is doing what many in that culture do when bad things happen - immediately come up with some far-fetched reason God would allow it to happen. Sometimes there are no logical reasons why tragedy happens. … [Read more...]

Part 10 RU: Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide This is the last post from the handbook! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Help For Addictions?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: This poor man who is struggling with pornography wrote Mr. Pearl for help. The answer? Claiming that everyone that struggles with some sort of weakness or addiction is merely sinfully selfish and unwilling to repent. Even counseling is considered not right by Pearl.  He really never misses an opportunity to openly disparage others does he? He doesn't mention depression or mental disturbances but it's likely he thinks they stem from sin too. This just breaks my heart after having been around people much of my life struggling with addictions. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 6 Mr. Command (Twits, Sluts and Slut-Makers)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 117-119Last time, we talked about the Command Man's weaknesses. We're still discussing these weaknesses. And through it all, I am so very confused at Michael. It seems like, sometimes, Michael has no idea how he perceived outside of his church circle. Or if he does, he doesn't care. I could give examples, but I'll let him make the point for me. On we go! … [Read more...]