Victoria Wilson Says Birthing Babies is All About Jesus

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserMy wife and I have six children, ages 23, 24, 27, 32, 35, and 37. Polly had all of the children vaginally, without epidurals. Over the years, I have stood in the background and watched as Polly traded birthing war stories with other mothers. Mothers love to talk about length of labor, epidurals, methods of birth, breast feeding vs. bottle, cloth vs. disposable, and various other … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Children Cannot Learn Without Honey?

by Stephen Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Biblical Reasons to Include Sugar in Your DietEditor's note: Here's the second half of Anderson's ideas about sugar and honey being Godly. As I'm reading through and posting many of Anderson's recent blog articles it seems obvious that he doesn't have much going on in the way of critical thinking skills. He knows his Bible, he seems to have large swathes of it memorized, but he cannot translate that into critical thinking or rational reasoning in its defense. … [Read more...]

What are you Doing?: Chapter 8 Part 1 – Sakal Just Wants to be ‘Right’?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhat are you doing? What the hell am I doing? I'm not sure.This chapter is titled 'What are you teaching' and is super l-o-n-g, over eleven pages long and it's one bad endless put down by Sakal of some feckless hapless youth minister. After the week I'm having, triggered by the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge that brought all my distress and bad memories from my worship team member being shot by the police here six years ago, I'm not sure I'm up to a full eleven page torment of super proud know-it-all like Sakal or his author Von Ohlman. I'll muddle though the first six pages if I can. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Bible Says Hate is Godly?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson of Are They All Yours?!? - The Homophile Playbook 101Editor's note: Homophiles? Is that like the Xphiles, errr, Xfiles? This is one long rambling screed at her blog proclaiming how her husband and children could never be gay and answering some of the most common types of push backs her and her homophobic husband Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist church get. This is the worst bit, well, besides claiming that a 1961 film that warns boys about lurking perverts is the real truth. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sugar is Godly?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Biblical Reasons to Have Sugar in Your DietEditor's note: Anderson is really cranking out the content lately. Just this morning he posted about how 'soul winning' is good for you body and soul. He's also recently posted about how God can use any foul-smelling formerly-evil thing for good in the church in complete 180 degree turn from his usual blaming and shaming of everyone outside of his tiny cultic church. He just warns against 'clicks', I think he meant 'cliques'. Here's his take on why it's a-okay to eat sugar, just in moderation. Moderation is key to many things in life, including religion. Sugar isn't for everyone no matter how … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 10 – More Open Questions and Remaining Concerns?

by PropinquaEditor’s note: A continuation of questions not yet resolved in the case of alleged abuse in Toledo. Answers might be revealed during the trial of Timothy and Esten Ciboro. Meanwhile, the public needs to understand abuse better: how to prevent it, identify it, and stop it, and how to help survivors. “Did I ever harm my children ever? No. Did I ever mistreat them? Depends what you call… the mistreating like they’re saying on the news, no.” —Timothy Ciboro (8:43 in raw video) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – You’re Just Making Up Excuses to Avoid Church?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Deal Breakers Versus Excuses for Not Going to ChurchEditor's note: Anderson's childish measures for if a church is a good one part 2. Nothing there are all about if it's a good fit for your family and you, or if the church offers the things that matter to you. Nothing about if the church screens their childrens workers or what they will teach in children's Sunday School. It's all about KJV, tracts, pestering folks to salvation and don't bug the minister. Nice. Another GospelSalvation by works in any form is another automatic deal breaker. Always check the plan of salvation on the church website before visiting to make sure they … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Are Many Fundamentalist Churches Cults?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.We have to talk about the 'C' word today: Cults. Is it possible for a Christian church to morph into a cult? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – You’re Just Making Up Excuses to Avoid Church?

by Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Deal Breakers Versus Excuses for Not Going to Church Editor's note: Anderson has been a Chatty Cathy on his blog in the last few weeks after years of sporadic updates. He's written some very mild subjects like church unity and budgeting combined with some pretty horrible pieces about the Pope, Jim Jones and the tragic fire bombing in New Orleans  at the Upstairs Lounge. There has been some crazy thrown in like eating sugar is Godly. He keeps referencing how you should never criticize a pastor. I wonder why? Could it be all the public reviews of his church online causing this denial? It's hard to argue with reviews that start off with 'The … [Read more...]

The High Priests of the IFB Using Judaic Texts to ‘Lord It Over’ their Sheep, RCC Style

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Redeeming Dinah Blog commentary concerning on No Longer Quivering in response to Gothard and Williams Draw their Cultic Hatred of Dinah   from the Hebrew Midrash[Blog Host Commentary noted in brackets] and “unique” formatting added to help convey the concepts as clearly as possible. ~ ~ ~ … [Read more...]