You Will O-bey, Or You Will Be Exter-minated

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalOk, so the truth was bound to come out sooner or later... I have to confess to being a bit of a geek... just a bit...And so inevitably I couldn't help but discern the similarity between the Daleks' mantra of 'obey or be exterminated' and the 'submit or be excommunicated' way of operating espoused by some christians. Christians and Daleks with so much in common! Who would have thought? See what I did there ;) … [Read more...]

I Am A Publican and a Heathen Part 2

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserOur family arrived in Elmendorf, Texas the first week of March 1994. I had resigned from Somerset Baptist Church in Somerset, Ohio, and after closing down the church and Christian school, I  packed up my family and moved us to Elmendorf so I could become co-pastor of Community Baptist Church.Community Baptist Church was an Sovereign Grace (Calvinistic) Independent Baptist church. The church was started in the 1980’s by Pat Horner. The church worshiped at a ramshackle former Southern Baptist church building on Labus Road outside of Elmendorf. The church property included several acres of land that ho … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: A Wise Woman Manipulates Her Husband?

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by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - A Wise Woman Builds Her HouseEditor's note: Reading Debi's words I am reminded of a recent conversation where a woman from Debi's generation told me after I'd accidentally broken an important possession of my husband's that I should deal with it by ordering a replacement, keeping my mouth shut, putting on his favorite dress and then feeding him his favorite meal. I had to explain to her how acting that way is a form of lying, manipulation and controlling towards him. I think Debi does a lot of that type of behavior in her quest to keep Michael from behaving in an abusive manner. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Embracing Your Womb & Breasts?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Blessing of Your WombEditor's note:  I believe that Nancy sometimes recycles posts from years before. I swear I have seen this word for word last year. Plus she doubles down on her ridiculous assertion that 'Woman' comes from 'Womb Man' - which is not true. I'm guessing she's all about blaming any woman who's womb doesn't work right.  Yeah, yeah, we get it Nancy, we should worship our wombs because without them we couldn't fulfill your own personal mandate of growing enough babies to field our own personal sports team. … [Read more...]

My Heart Breaks for Micah … and Bethany

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by Boze Herrington cross posted from his blog Sketches by BozeOne afternoon in the fall of 2007 I walked over and sat down across from Bethany in the Southwestern Commons. I had a dazed look on my face.“Were you just talking to Micah Moore?” she asked me.I nodded. “How do you know Micah?”“He’s in my Reel Jews class. What did y’all talk about?”“He did most of the talking,” I said, in a perplexed voice. “He told me about Jesus.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Listening To Your Wife

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - I Need Her Counsel and JudgementEditor's note: He needs her prayers because she is a weaker vessel? That doesn't even make any sort of sense at all. And they have safety deposit boxes in heaven that require two keys just like here on earth? Sometimes I wonder what Michael is growing on that farm of his. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Listening To Your Wife

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - I Need Her Counsel and JudgementEditor's note: This reads like his idea of a wife supporting a husband's vision is part cheerleader/part support staff … [Read more...]

The Deliberate Spread of Misinformation

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist In Spite of ThemWhen my siblings and I were children, my parents deliberately misinformed us about the world. I am still not sure what the overall goal was. Some of it makes sense. The ideological nonsense that contributed to psychological control makes sense, such as the misinformation about lust, reproduction, and consequences, but some of it really doesn't make sense. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 Listening To Your Wife?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - I Need Her Counsel and JudgementEditor's note: Ugh, he links praising your wife for her good judgement to having sex more often. It really is all about sex with Mr. Pearl. Plus in this last bit Michael Pearl claims he softened the hard edges of Debi's books! What softening? I would hate to see the first drafts if they were any harsher and condemning considering Debi does shaming and blaming all too well in her books. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Listening To Your Wife?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - I Need Her Counsel and JudgementEditor's note: This is almost enough to make you feel sorry for Michael's wife Debi Pearl, but knowing how Debi twists what happened to her and uses it to make others feel fear and guilt cancels out any sympathy points she might get for her husband admitting what an abusive jerk he has been. Sick relationship. His advice in the end might be good except for his suggestion to pretend to be humble and thoughtful. Pretend? … [Read more...]


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