Silly Duggar News Round Up – Jim Bob Duggar: Hype Man

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Yesterday while cruising the 'net I came upon this turn of Jim Bob Duggar's as a Rap-styled 'Hype Man' in a clip from a church fundraiser in Ohio that features Christian comedian Anita Renfroe. Renfroe is occasionally a commentator on "Good Morning America" In the clip below Renfroe raps about the woes of motherhood in a song titled "Mutha'hood" and has Jim Bob Duggar help her out as her 'hype man'. While Anita is no Lil' Wayne or even Toby Mac she does a credible job and Jim Bob is pretty comical as her sidekick. … [Read more...]

Bring Carol Ann Home

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We've written here at NLQ several times about the problems with Independent Fundamentalist Baptist New Bethany Home for Girls in Louisiana along with the case of  Bossier City Jane Doe, who likely came from New Bethany.Now it turns out that Bossier City's Jane Doe has been positively identified using DNA analysis as Carol Ann Cole from Kalamazoo, MichiganThere's a Go Fund Me set up for the burial and funeral expenses for Carol Ann Cole - Bring Carol Ann Home Memorial Fund … [Read more...]

New Book “Beyond An Absence of Faith” & Vyckie Garrison podcast

There's a book that's been published  in the last year named 'Beyond An Absence of Faith: Stories About the Loss of Faith and the Discovery of Self' by Johnathan MS Pierce and Tristan Vick   What's so exciting about this book is that it features the story of NLQ writer Bruce Gerencser and NLQ Founder Vyckie  Garrison. Check it out!Several days ago Vyckie also took part in Atheist Analysis' podcast along with a few others on International Women's Day.If this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Fai … [Read more...]

News: Westboro Baptist Fails At Picketing Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

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From Jezebel - Westboro Baptist Wanted to Picket Nimoy's Funeral, But Couldn't Find ItEvery now and then we at NLQ get to see some righteous karma play out. The very fact that WBC could not find out where Nimoy's funeral was and stink up the joint with their disrespectful signs is some sort of divine justice.From Jezebel:It's not quite poetic justice, but we'll take it: the Westboro Baptist Church, a group of litigious trolls with the barest ties to Jesus, were unable to picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they don't know where it is. The WBC announced their plans to picket the funeral of the beloved actor earlier this week, as is their wont.This is what the family, … [Read more...]

Announcement: The Hotline Project of Recovery From Religion

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NLQ friend and partner site Recovery From Religion is launching their long anticipated Hotline. The Hotline Project will be available 24 hours a day for those struggling with the emotional turmoil of leaving their faith. Here's what Recovery From Religion  has to say on their site about the project: … [Read more...]

Off Topic – Leonard Nimoy Remembrance Thread

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While actor - writer - director and all around wise soul Leonard Nimoy has no connection to Quiverfull movement or Christianity it is a face that he has influenced so many of us here. His passing is a great loss for our world. Please feel free to share your memories or feelings about Mr. Nimoy here. Others have been remembering him in a variety of ways - How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard NimoyIf this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon<A H … [Read more...]

IFB Preacher Mack Ford is Dead

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Notorious child abuser and molester, Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) preacher Mack Ford is dead. Ford, for many years, operated New Bethany Home for Girls in Louisiana, along with group homes for boys in other states.  If you do not know anything about Ford, please read Sexual Abuse in the Name of God: New Bethany Home for Girls. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: When Homeschooling Parents Are Out to Punish Adult Children – Alecia Pennington

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThis is one of those sad stories where a child of a prominent homeschooling family leaves the family suddenly with a horrifying twist. Alecia Pennington left her family of origin last year when she turned 18, escaping like many homeschooled young people with the help of her grandparents. A typical tale being repeated all over the homeschooling world, parents not realizing that there were things about their lifestyle that were harming their child, child leaving and parents expressing shock and surprise, swearing they thought everything was going all swimmingly right up until the adult child leaves. … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison on “Soulation” Part 2

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 Part 2 of Vyckie's interview with Jonalyn Grace Fincher of Soulation. This time she talks about how  Christianity was crushing the spirits of her children. You can view the entire interview at Soulation - Christianity Was Crushing My KidsInteresting thought provoking discussion on questions that the church must start trying to answer.Part 1 can be found here - Vyckie Garrison on "Soulation" Part 1 … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison on “Soulation” – Part 1

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by Vyckie Garrison - Founder of NLQ Here's the first segment of my recent interview with Jonalyn Grace Fincher of Soulation. From Jonalyn's intro: Here you can see us beginning to determine if we can trust one another even as we find common ground. The opening minutes are all about listening well and gaining trust. What common ground do you see us identifying? Stay tuned for more (✿◠‿◠)~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vyckie Garrison started No Longer Quivering to tell the story of her “escape” from the Quiverfull movement. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ If this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Chr … [Read more...]


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