Are Pedophiles Hanging Out At McDonald’s And Starbucks?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIf you spend any time reading Evangelical Christian websites, blogs, or news sites, you will likely read things like:Making same-sex marriage legal will destroy America. Removing prayer, Bible reading, and the Ten Commandments from public schools will cause moral decline. Allowing abortion to continue will cause God to pour out his judgment and wrath on America. Barack Obama is a Kenyan-born liberal, socialist, communist Muslim who plans to institute Sharia Law, set up death panels, and arrest Christians. Besides, he’s black and his middle name is Hussein. Rock music is Satan’s music and lis … [Read more...]

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Josh Duggar’s Crimes Were Committed ‘BC’?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerFor several days now I've been sitting back and watching many in the Christian community defend the indefensible - what Josh Duggar did as a 14 year old young man. It's mind boggling some of the leaps of faith and thought that have been expended to rationalize the sexual abuse against his young victims. This very afternoon I had a long phone conversation with a close personal friend that spent the entire time defending Josh Duggar and blaming this on evil liberals trying to besmirch God and God's people. There's just no reasoning with this mentality, refusal to think, or consider that any born again Christian might possibly do something so evil. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 2 How Do I Need Thee? (More About Women’s Nature)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpages 35-38Last time, I started on Chapter 4, which begins a huge list of the reasons men need their wives. Sometimes the text makes good points, yet the theme of every section seems to be something along the lines of "your wife needs you to need her. Your wife's womanly nature (from God) makes her want to meet your (as a man) needs. Let her. If you don't let your wife meet your needs, bad things will happen to you both. Plus emotional imbalance for you wife." I'm not even kidding. Go read last section. I'll wait. Back? Alright. Let's begin. Text, as always, is in purple. … [Read more...]

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On Being Silenced

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by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I have a lot of experience with being told to shut up. I’m used to being ignored, dismissed, thrown out. Being an outspoken, opinionated girl and then young woman in Christian fundamentalism leaves one feeling stifled, and it’s a sensation I hate. The one thing that will guarantee that I get so pissed at you that I never speak to you again is to dismiss me when I’m talking about something that I believe matters. That reaction comes from a lifetime of experience in a cult, watching the people I cared about being told to shut up and color any time they had a problem with something. One of the lessons that I’ve learned extreme … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sweep That Floor For Jesus?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Your Vision For TodayEditor's note: Every single time we post at NLQ something of Nancy's it always translates into a cheery upbeat version of 'The beating will continue until morale improves." This continues on that theme of Nancy telling you to be happy, grateful and do everything to the glory of God. While Christ did do some practical, meeting others needs sort of things he never said he was feeding the masses or washing his disciplines feet to bring glory to God. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Marriage Made on Earth (What To Do If You Marry The “Wrong” Woman)

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by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonpages 27-31. Text is in purple.I Married the Wrong Woman! Mr. Pearl,     I was not a Christian when I got married.  My wife and I were drunk at the time and I think she married me because I had enough money to keep her supplied in drugs.  After five years of miserable marriage we both became Christians and now we have three children.  We have attended counseling and read several books but we are still on the verge of divorce.  I know I did not get God's choice. How could I?  Satan was controlling my life.   The fact is I just do not love her.  I thought I did once, but if you only knew her, you wouldn't like her either.  By staying to … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Sodom and Gomorrah Are In Your Families?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy Magazine - This Is the Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: And Michael went exactly in the direction I thought he might, blaming the internet for killing righteousness in families. Does he not know that pornography was available pre-internet? Granted, it wasn't as easy to access but it was there. This letter sounds like another of the letters Debi uses in her books, written in outdated Victorianisms. If they are having to make up these letters to make points in their various publications I have to wonder what the real letters they receive entail? All that silly linguistic tap-dancing just to avoid saying the word "Masturbation". Though I have to … [Read more...]

Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ – Is There A Line Between Submitting And Being Yourself?

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Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Children Should Be The Most Important Thing In Your Life?

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by Rachel Jankovic from Desiring God - Motherhood is a Calling as quoted and renamed by Ladies Against Feminism - Where We Rank Our Children InsteadEditor's note: While I agree in theory that children have to be a big priority in your life if you chose to have them, it's not your life's 'calling' or what you were primarily put here on this planet to do. Having children is a biological driven urge, or what society expects of them. It's not a 'calling'. Saying that those not in the 'Biblical culture' place children below 'Picking your toes' is downright insulting to those of us who did a decent job raising our children. There are just as many, if not more, great parents outside of the … [Read more...]

How To Win Over Depression – review 49 – 87

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The DragonsTrigger warning - Christians blaming depression on lack of faith Before we really get into it, I would like to do a brief compare and contrast between what the medical community says and what Tim says about the possible causes for depression. This list is collated from the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Health, and WebMD: … [Read more...]


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