Quoting Quiverfull: Nancy Campbell Obsesses Over Penis?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Eliminated Word Editor's note: Nancy Campbell's obsesses over penis? These are words I never thought I'd have to post ever here. I'm really confused and I'm guessing you are too. This seems a weird stretch even for Nancy Campbell. Putting on the Biblical full armor of God does not mention 'loins', she is right about that. But... is it really that important, or is this just stupid misinterpretations of Nancy again? I thought it was all about protecting the uterus with her. … [Read more...]

Christian Patriarchy Hates College For Women

A photo essay of screen caps taken this morning from a video produced by a very conservative website that claims sending 'Good Christian Girls' off to college produces all sorts of dire things, starting with 'defeminization' and changing your hair style and color. This nonsense is circulating around Facebook this morning. THIS is the kind of stupidity we need to fight every day against!Are These Young Woman Warped in Some Way? There is NOTHING wrong with these young ladies in the photos above, either before or after. There's certainly no clue they are self-harming, depressed or anything else. Coloring your hair, cutting your hair and changing up your … [Read more...]

Leaving Christianity: Why I Was an Old Man Before I Deconverted

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI am often asked why it took me so long to deconvert. Some people suggest that I must have really been stupid to have spent most of my life believing in a God that doesn’t exist. People who have always been atheists have a hard time understanding how anyone could spend 50 years believing a book of fairy tales — the Bible — is real. Sometimes people can be downright cruel, suggesting that there must have been some sort of ulterior motive that kept me believing all those years. Money? Power? … [Read more...]

After I Am Dead

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: In counterpoint to Michael Pearl's quote this morning in Quoting Quiverfull and it's talk of hell here's Bruce's take on his vision of eternity. Very rational without the shouty 'hell' stuff of the Pearls. Something to be said for thinking and dealing with death in advance. I've already instructed my family I want them to have a big party, drink lots of tequila, tell silly stories about me and LAUGH. No 'hell' talk. No crying.As soon as Christian fundamentalists read this headline they will shout at their screen: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Men Need to Help Women?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Appreciating Your HusbandEditor's note: This is a good example of thinking your way is the only right way. In the unquoted bit Lori starts off with a story about the television show 'Candid Camera' before awkwardly seguing into men going to war, her bad neck and lifting up that case of Costco toilet paper. Some women can pick up things just as heavy as men and it does not make them any less women. Some men cannot do that. Again, it does not affect their status as men. Ridiculous point here. … [Read more...]

Nancy Campbell Says to Pregnant Women: God is INTERESTED in Every Minute Detail of Your Baby’s Life

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserMaybe you’ve been longing for this day. Or maybe it’s a surprise! Maybe it wasn’t the news you wanted to hear! Whatever the reason, I want to remind you that it is a MIRACLE FROM GOD. God is the author of this life. He destined this child. He has plans and purposes for this precious one. Let’s contemplate on the MIRACLE.God chose you to be the MOTHER of His child.  God is INTERESTED in every minute detail of your baby, from creating every part of his/her body in the womb to His plans for his/her life in the future— Nancy Campbell, Above Rubies, It’s a Miracle!, March 13, 2017If, as Nancy Cam … [Read more...]

A Few Things I Wish Christians Understood About ‘The World’

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIf you act like total jerk and people object, you are not "suffering for Jesus", or being "persecuted for your faith". You are simply experiencing normal, negative feedback. … [Read more...]

The Power of the Transformed Wife – Slutty, Slutty Yoga Pants

by Suzanne TitkemeyerLucky chapter 13 today on a Friday. The title is 'How Are You Dressing?' and it's all about modesty. A pile of shaming and blaming and defrauding, oh my! Tighten up your yoga pants.Thankfully this is a very short chapter, even if it's rather disjointed and filled with shaming.The author starts off by discussing what others and other churches believe about what a Godly woman should wear. Alright, I'll give her bonus points for at least acknowledging that there are differences in what people believe is appropriate. She says that many take their advice from the Old Testament, but that is wrong too because we're no longer obligated to follow anything in the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminists Degrade Men’s Beastly Nature?

by Lori Alexander from The Transformed Wife - Feminists Are Weak WomenEditor's note: The italicized portions are quotes from an article by Dennis Prager in The National Review. Nice assuming by Lori and Prager than men cannot control their sex drives, rendering them somehow less than fully human and more like suffering a disability. According to Lori being cognizant over the sexual weaknesses of the men she encounters makes her a strong woman. No, actually that makes her an enabler of bad behavior and dis-respecter of men. That's weakness, not being able to see the real state and treat someone as human and equal, having to constantly molly-coddle them. … [Read more...]

Redeeming Love: Part 6 – God and Family

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.com Plot Summary:Michael realizes he’s been incredibly bad at actually taking care of Angel. He takes her to Sacramento, where he buys her fabric for clothes. He takes her to church, where she has a panic attack. On the way back to the farm, they meet a family in a broken wagon. Michael offers to let them stay in his cabin, informs Angel they’ll be sleeping in the barn. Angel has a flashback to when Duke had her sterilized.*** … [Read more...]