What are you Doing?: Chapter 8 Part 2 – Sakal Just Wants to be Right (and Sort of Gross)

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLet us recap this long chapter of mouths and words tussling between buttinski park stalker Sakal Davidson and youth pastor pinata Charles Williamson. The entire chapter so far has been about arguing about what makes up dating  or courtship and what is actually 'Biblical' with a little 'Daddy controls everyone!' thrown in for good measure. I got five solid pages in before bailing last week. This week covers the next four pages. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Righteous Pastors Are Hated by Others?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - 5 Signs You are in the Right ChurchEditor's note: Here are the last three reasons that Anderson thinks are important in choosing a church. The first two I skipped were making sure you were learning and the sermons seeming like they are speaking to you. His fifth point is pretty ridiculous. Ultimately your decision over which church fits you should really center around if it's fulfilling a need within you, not what everyone else thinks. The decision of where to go, or even if you should go should boil down to your own spiritual needs being met, not if the pastor is a hated guy or if you have buddies there. What next, Anderson is going … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – A Woman’s Pride Kills Marriages?

by April Cassidy from The Peaceful Wife - The Surprising Root of All Marriage ProblemsEditor's note - In her first bit we were treated to the spectacle of a list outlining sociopathy as mere pride. Now there's a different type of pride list - false humility. These all sound much more like depression and possible mental illness than the psychopathy of the first list. My point being, mental illnesses, while they do make marriage bumpier, aren't freaking PRIDE! Evangelical Christianity loves to equate mental unhealth with sin and this just is not true in the slightest. Again, if someone you or yourself feels like either list there is help. Many communities have locally funded mental health … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar Unrepentant and That Grifting Duggar Family

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn a bid to be seen in the media and somehow stay in the minds of America it's been one of those weeks where the Duggar publicity machine has gone into overdrive.July 12 every year the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A gives away free food to anyone that shows up dressed like a cow. Whenever there is a freebie food promotion that will score both free grub and publicity for the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar family you know that you can count on seeing gummy-smiled, glazed-eyed and vacuous-looking Duggar populated photos everywhere online the next day. Does not matter if the food is doughnuts, fried chicken or fro-yo. I cynically remarked for a few friends on 7-11 Free … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – A Woman’s Pride Kills Marriages?

by April Cassidy of The Peaceful Wife - The Surprising Root of All Marriage ProblemsEditor's note: This list is not the list of a prideful person, it's a list of red flags for a sociopath or narcissist! If you feel this way or you hear your spouse speaking that they believe these things it's time for intensive therapy and some soul searching to see if this is something you can or cannot live with in  partner. So many times in evangelical fundamentalist quiverfull mental conditions are equated to a sinful attitude or sin nature when they are genuine mental illnesses. Sadly enough, many of these descriptors seems to fit the actions and behaviors of many in the faith towards unbelievers. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: What is Behind All the Judging?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Ran across a photo this morning that asks about judging others and what are the real motives or reasons why it occurs. And boy, does it occur in the church. Just one quick gander through the quiverfull blogger blogosphere and you see people, churches, places, ideas, politicians, governments and more meted out harsh judgement and put into a near tidy box (usually filled with hate), categorized and dismissed as lacking. … [Read more...]

16 Years After Finding Me After Baptist Taliban-istic Fundamentalism

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalAs of June 28th, we have celebrated 16 years outside the Bible-based cult church I formerly referred to as “The Baptist Taliban.”Although the exodus was traumatic, the effects lasting and the damages permanent, I have never regretted leaving.  Not even for one moment.Sixteen years. It’s a long time.  Years of days and nights-- much time spent chiseling out my own personal beliefs from the mountain-sized, rock-solid, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: We Need to Return to the 1950s?

by Zsuzanna Anderson from Are They All Yours - The Homophile Playbook, 101Editor's note: Back a few weeks ago when I shared a bit from this posting of Zsu claiming that hatred was Biblical I skipped this sick, bad and almost comical part that had Zsu posting a video from 1961 warning about the evils of homosexuals preying on loose young boys. She actually thinks this is what homosexuals do for sexual partners, refusing to accept that most of them are not in any way pedophiles like the guys in this film. The percentage of gay men molesting children is much lower than supposedly 'straight' preachers. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Working Outside the House Create Jerkish Husbands?

by Lori Alexander from Always Learning - Unloved and Insecure HusbandsEditor's note: While I agree loving your husband deeply when he's struggling is a good response I think that Lori is missing the best solutions of all, that have nothing to do with divorce - MARRIAGE COUNSELING - MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS - even things like men's accountability groups or right type pastoral counseling. As usual Lori advises suffering in silence and submitting harder instead of trying to figure what the real underlining problem is and taking legitimate proven steps to solve it. In fundamental quiverfull town is all or nothing, submit/suffer/smile/pray or get a divorce. … [Read more...]

Shackled Girl: Part 11 – It’s a Conspiracy!

by PropinquaEditor’s note: Timothy and Esten Ciboro appeared in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on July 11. As always, it’s all about them, the world is out to get them, yadda yadda yadda. Our country has a wonderful Constitution, which is sometimes put to amazing use. You have to admire any judge who manages to think clearly about the law when people resort to paranoid antics and nutty allegations.Timothy Ciboro loudly read the following statement in court: … [Read more...]