Are Celebrity Christians Above The Law?

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalIn the 2000 movie, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, the two cartoon characters are arrested and brought before 'Judge Cameo' who, as soon as she recognizes them, dismisses the case against them stating that "celebrities are above the law".Now, in the context of the film, it was funny - even while it took a clever jab at the attitude that condones and excuses the bad behavior of the rich and famous. No matter what they've been accused of, no matter how they've behaved, they are not to be held to the same standards as the 'common' man - simply because they are famous! … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Why Deny Emotions and Feelings?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies posted this at her 'Encouragement' section this week in a posting titled 'It Comes Back To Our Attitudes': … [Read more...]

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NLQ Review: The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOkay NLQers. I know this book has not much to do with what we talk about here at No Longer Quivering, but bear with me. It does in the sense that it was written by Timothy Dailey of the Moody Bible Institute and he works at, surprise, surprise, Josh Duggar's former employer - The Family Research Council. This is another book review for Patheos.~~~~~~~~~After reading The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth About Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings by Dr. Timothy Dailey one thing stood out to me in glaring neon - Boy, that tricky Satan is one very busy fellow with hoofs stuck in all sorts of pies. In fact, that is the main point of the entire book, anything that … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Grooming Your Pubes Is A Sin?

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by John Piper of The Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood as quoted by Newslo - Pastor John Piper: "Women Who Wax Their Private Parts Are Hurting God's Work"ETA: Apparently Newslo is another one of those 'satire' sites that aren't clearly marked as satire. Snopes says this quote is not from Piper, but they also says Newslo has a disclaimer but there isn't a clear one anywhere on the page I found this information. Who knows. Take this quote with a boulder of salt.Editor's note: Are  you kidding me? Piper is seeking to control what his followers do with their own personal private parts? These guys just love creating new rules and delving into minutia, don't they? In the rest of … [Read more...]

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Scott Brown’s Seven Questions For True Believers

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by Vyckie Garrison No Longer Quivering founderVery interesting ... Scott Brown recently added a video to the National Center for Family Integrated Churches network page with a disclaimer stating that NCFIC doesn't actually evaluate the churches listed in the network, and he lists seven questions to ask which supposedly will help True Believers™ find "healthy congregations." … [Read more...]

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Lisa Cherry and Frontline Family Ministries: “Gay Marriage Is The New Roe V. Wade”

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By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator cross posted from Homeschoolers AnonymousToday, on the heels of Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality, Lisa Cherry and her organization Frontline Family Ministries sent an “OFFICIAL STATEMENT” to their email list. The statement begins with a large image comparing yesterday’s marriage equality decision with the infamous 1972 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion:The statement (which you can view in full as a PDF here) begins with declaring full opposition to the Supreme Court ruling: … [Read more...]

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News: Special “Hypocrite” Edition Featuring Bristol Palin and Geronimo Aguilar

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According to CBS 6 out of Richmond, Virginia a Texas court has found former Richmond Outreach Center Church (ROC) pastor Geronimo Aguilar guilty of all counts of sexual abuse. He's going to be serving some jail time finally. It's been rumored for years that Pastor G. has preyed upon young teenaged girls for sex, starting at his first church in California before continuing on in his churches in Texas and Virginia.From WTVR Richmond - Geronimo Aguilar, former mega-church pastor, found guilty of all sex crimes … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Even Completely Covering Up Can Be Immodest?

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by Christy Peterson from A Lovely Calling - ModestyEditor's note: So now extremist Christianity and Quiverfull are seeking to move the goalposts yet again on modesty? It's not enough to cover up almost completely, you now cannot wear anything that makes you stand out or draws attention to you. But isn't that what many of the adherents to the Christian modesty people do, stand out from the crowd as oddly dressed? So confusing. … [Read more...]

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Redeeming Dinah: The Errors of Ron Williams, the IFB, and Gothard’s Esteem of Rabbinical Writing as Holy Writ

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceEditor's note: In light of everything that has come out about the Duggar family and Josh Duggar's molestation of his sisters it might be a good thing to revisit what Bill Gothard and others connected with the IFB think about defiled females. This was originally published in 2011.On April 8th, only twelve days ago, ABC's 20/20 aired an episode entitled, Shattered Faith, which focused on the physical and sexual abuse of young women within the Independent Fundamental Baptist affiliated churches (IFB). It also mentioned the powers attributed to the use of the rod of discipline found in Proverbs and the literal translation about the … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In which Michael claims they've been studying home to combat this "Cloistered Homeschool Syndrome and how it came about. Two mentions on the evils of television. … [Read more...]

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