Happy 4th of July! Let Us Give Thanks For Freedom Of And From Religion

Happy 4th of July! Hope some of you are getting beach time and sand castles this weekend. Image by Suzanne Titkemeyer

Happy 4th of July dear readers! May your day be filled with family, food, fun and fireworks if you so desire it. Or, if you are like me may your day be filled with reading and quilting or whatever else fills you with joy.To celebrate the religious freedom this country was founded upon as we enter the 239th year as a nation I am listing below a selection of readings from various Quiverfull and Fundamentalist sources that will make you happy we have freedom. Imagine, if you will, being forced to live your life the way the people below would insist you do if they succeeded in making the US a theocracy of their own design... … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 15 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 3Editor's note: And just like that we're into Part 3 of Michael Pearl telling all those other parents how they failed to keep their homeschoolers home. This bit starts with one of those Pearl letters, but this one looks like it might not have been self-penned for a change. This part boils down to don't be a hypocrite around your children and don't make them miserable. More parent blaming. … [Read more...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 10 How Do I Need Thee? (Only Men Have Dreams)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 53-54 Text is in purpleI Need Her to Support My VisionEvery man has a vision, and visions are tenuous and iffy by nature. A man with a vision hopes to surmount difficult circumstances, doing what others think is impossible. A vision will waver like a mirage, sometimes promising cool water and other times looking like shifting sand. Most men lose hope of fulfilling their dreams and settle for a TV series. If you have a vision, you need a helper suited to that vision. It is not necessary for her to believe in it as you do, but she must believe in you. A man can keep his own vision alive if his wife runs his supply line and praises … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 14 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: We're returning to Michael Pearl in only one day due to the fact that Ladies Against Feminism, Desiring God, Nancy Campbell and others are very busy screaming that the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality means either hard core Marxism is coming or that God is lifting his hand of protection off the United States so that we'll soon experience God's wrath via some happening. Life is hard enough without listening to or entertaining their martyrbating. This is the last bit from Part 2 of Michael Pearl's series Jumping Ship. In this bit Michael tries to say that acting like a boyish animal-abusing jerk is … [Read more...]

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“How To Win Over Depression” review: 192 – 211

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Thankfully, I think we only have this week and next week and then we’ll be done with this book. One of my biggest complaints today is that this book wasn’t edited– only proofread. There’s not a lot of development to this book, and Tim has a tendency to repeat himself. This chapter– “Ten Steps to Victory Over Depression”– barely contributes anything new to the book. … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: Why Don’t Christians Protest Divorce Like They Do Gay Marriage?

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by Tim Fall from his blog Tim's Blog - Just One Train Wreck After Another - Marriage Equality and No Fault Divorce - how do you rank them?Editor's note: This is actually a good question to ask of those out protesting or threatening to set themselves on fire over marriage equality. Jesus condemned divorce but they don't seem to care about that. Where are the lines? Why are so many so hypocritical on other issues? Why can't they see that treated homosexuals the same way you treat a divorced person is the right thing to do? … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: What Is Marriage?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.While I was putting together Quoting Quiverfull for this evening I was reading through the website of someone we occasionally quote for NLQ - Vaughn Ohlman - True Love Doesn't Wait.   And he had this to say about last week's historic ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States granting everyone the right to marry who they chose without the constraints of gender. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Too High Standards For Marriage?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Picture Perfect DaughtersEditor's note: Taking another break from Michael Pearl's endless nautical theme used to blame parents. This is a problem that we've discussed endlessly at NLQ that Von brings up, the oodles of homeschooled daughters in patriarchal fundamentalism that remain unmarried and home until they are well past even the worldly age to marry and have children. I don't always agree with Von, but he has an interesting point this time. But I don't think it's young women with the problem, blaming them for seeming 'unapproachable' is not right, it's the fathers with the impossible standards shooing suitors away. Take a look at the … [Read more...]

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When Christians Eat Their Own Wounded – Bill Gothard’s New Website

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerSeveral different websites and organizations have gone after the very hypocritical IBLP founder Bill Gothard as soon as he emerged back in the public eye. Mr. Gothard is just doing what all the pastors caught with their hands and assorted body parts where they shouldn't be do after the scandal has died down. I think it is also safe to say we're going to also see Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar try to do exactly the same thing within six months, but only after they jettison Josh Duggar due to the pending lawsuit one of his victims filed. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 13 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 2Editor's note: Here comes the puke-worthy. Michael explains why penises rule and vaginas drool. (please excuse my sarcasm and flipness -  Michael brings it out in me)  Shorter Michael: Boys will be boys because penis and bible. Mothers should never try to control boys. Fathers only. Why does everything this man writes scream out how insecure he is in his masculinity? This makes me want to run away to shoot guns in my friend's back woods, smoke a cigar and hoist a few beers to wash away the gender specific pile of you-know-what. … [Read more...]

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