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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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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The Bates New Television Show & NLQ’s 2015 Duggar Mortorium

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminDuggar friends, the Bates family, had the television premiere of their new show "Bringing Up Bates" last night on the Up Network. Did anyone here happen to see it?Haven't seen any numbers yet as to the number of viewers but have seen a review of the show that makes it seem like it's going to be a tough watch at best. … [Read more...]

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NLQ in 2015 -Changes Ahead!

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - NLQ AdminHappy New Years! Here's hoping that the year 2015 brings hope, healing, prosperity and peace into your lives.Here are NLQ we're going to be making some important changes here in the new year. We're doing a little housekeeping. … [Read more...]

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Duggar Style Merry Christmas!

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We here at No Longer Quivering wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! May you not have to have awkward conversations with the still religious members of your family over turkey and presents. May you not be triggered by anything associated with the holiday! May you get at least one thing you really wanted under your Christmas tree.  … [Read more...]

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Happy Holidays – Open Thread

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerSince we are mere days away from Christmas and I'm sure many of us here are in the middle of holiday preparations. Right now my kitchen looks like the Keebler Elves Hollow Tree exploded as I'm baking up Christmas cookies.So my question is: How did your holidays change after you got out of extreme Christian fundamentalism?Bruce Gerencser wrote an excellent post about his holidays through the years on his blog - The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser: Christmas, 1957 - 2014.  … [Read more...]

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Equality House’s Answer to Steven Anderson’s Homophobia

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Turns out that our NLQ 'Love Bomb' is not the only creative protest against the call for the death of gays Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven Anderson uttered. Equality House, the organization behind the rainbow painted house across the street from Westboro Baptist Church is raising funds for the care of AIDS patients and for each donation given will add a lump of coal to a box that will be delivered to Pastor Anderson on Christmas Eve. … [Read more...]

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NLQ Project ‘Love Bomb’ – Steven L. Anderson

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerAs the coverage of the hate speech being babbled by pastor Steven L. Anderson comes gushing forth like so much sewage I have to ask myself : "What is the best way to respond to his hate? What form should a protest take?"There have already been boots on the ground protests in Tempe in front of the strip mall holding his church, Faithful Word Baptist Church by people from all walks of life and faiths. What was Anderson's response? He sat around watching them while he ate yogurt before he spoke to the crowd. … [Read more...]

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