An Open Letter to Other Recent Open Letters

by CaluluThis isn't quite a mea maxima culpa, but I did want to take some time to talk about the recent posting of two Open Letter posts involving the Hyles family, the Schaap family and the continuing mess at First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bad Attitudes?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies in Don't Allow Bad Attitudes - April 8, 2013 I have been posting about training our children to have obedient ears. Another important area of child training is training our children out of bad attitudes. It is the fleshly nature to respond … [Read more...]

The Jonathan Nichols Story: Growing Up Gay in the IFB Church

by Bruce GerencserWhat follows is a brief excerpt of a story about Jonathan Nichols. Jonathan grew up in the Newark Baptist Temple,  the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church ((IFB) pastored by my wife’s uncle, James Dennis.  The Pastor (Jamie) Overton … [Read more...]

Laughter is Good Medicine: Creationism

From the Doonesbury cartoon strip by Gary Trudeau.Selling Creationism. … [Read more...]

At What Point Is Faith Really Child Abuse?

by CaluluTrigger Warning!Yesterday I saw a very disturbing video that was filmed last weekend, on Easter Day, in front of a United Methodist Church in North Carolina. The church is letting from it's Easter services while a young boy stands with a sign that reads like something out of Westboro Baptist and yells at the church … [Read more...]

A Quick and Dirty Sex Ed Guide for Quiverfull Daughters

by Becoming Worldly This post is NSFW (not safe to read at work).I got the idea to write this because I read this and this and something saying that only 67% of women in some study of “mainstream Americans” reported having an orgasm … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: April 6, 2013

Michigan is trying to pass a religious exemption bill that would allow health care providers to withhold care that violates their own personal religious beliefs. Example, any doctor that thinks childrens vaccines are not trusting in God could legally refuse to give recommended … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Significant Financial Contribution?

From the Prairie Muffin Manifesto Prairie Muffins make significant economic contributions to their households in many ways. They are careful with the hard-earned money that their husbands bring home, wisely weighing expenditures to ensure that they stretch … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Linda Hyles Murphrey

by Jenny WeberA guest post cross posted from Jenny's blog I'm Having A Thought HereTRIGGER WARNING! This might trigger those of you struggling to recover from abuse heaped on by former church members and clergyDear Linda:You open your open letter to the dear past and present members of First Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana, by stating simply: “You were my father’s first love.” … [Read more...]

Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

by CaluluRecently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]


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