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

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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Control Your Children But Not Too Much?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Cloistered Homeschool SyndromeEditor's note: In this article Michael criticizes homeschooling families that control everything the children do. Wait, I'm very confused, isn't this something that the Pearls themselves also did to their children? Is it opposites day or something? … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet: Part 3 How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Confuses Me)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 38-41 Yes, we are still learning about the ways men need women. I know you're excited, so let's jump right in. Text, as always, is in purple. I Need Her to Balance Me EmotionallyAgain, we guys don't like to admit that we are emotional beings. It is quite obvious that the gals are 90% emotion and 10% adulterated reason. We fellows pride ourselves on being logical and objective. But keep in mind that anger is an emotion. Irritability and grouchiness are emotions. Men are just as emotional as women: we just have a male pride that will not let us publicly express weakness or vulnerability. I am not suggesting that there is anything … [Read more...]

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Trickle-Down Cults

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I grew up in a cult. ~~~~~~~~~~ That’s what I say when I have to start explaining my life to someone. As a phrase it carries a lot of baggage, but even so, it’s the easiest and most straightforward way I have to start my story. Generally I have to walk the person back from visions of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but as loaded as the word “cult” is, it still applies to my life. According to the research of people like Michael Langone, the Independent Fundamental Baptist church I attended for a dozen years fit 13 out of 15 qualifiers. So while I didn’t live in a bunker or on a compound, there’s really no other way to explain w … [Read more...]

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Are Pedophiles Hanging Out At McDonald’s And Starbucks?

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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Quoting Quiverfull: Duggars Are Liberals & Death To All Molesters?

by Zsuzanna Anderson from her blog Are They All Yours? - My Thoughts on the DuggarsEditor's note: Zsu's solution? Kill all pedophiles. No therapy, no prison time, just execute them. What would Jesus say about that? Zsuzsanna's husband is Pastor Steven L. Anderson, you know, that nice man that called for all homosexuals to be killed last year so that AIDS would be wiped out. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Anyone Know A Word Salad Translator? Holiness How?

by Colin Campbell of Meat For Men - Families Need Pure FathersEditor's note: There are no words. I'm not sure what he's trying to say here exactly because he's confusing me. Self manufactured Gods,  self manufactured holiness, claiming holiness. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Sodom & Gomorrah Are In Your Family?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - This Is The Last Righteous GenerationEditor's note: Another phony letter and internet blaming. The same internet that Michael Pearl uses to spread his poisonous message. … [Read more...]

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

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...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Live Like You Are In The 1880s?

This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.This week's thoughts and questions involve the Quiverfull lifestyle in the wake of the mess with the Naugler family. Granted, the Naugler family does the entire off-the-grid thing very poorly, unlike most Quiverfull families that go off grid. That still doesn't stop the support of the Quiverfull Homeschooling community for this family. Which brings me to this question - Why is it that the lifestyle of living as close to how our pioneer ancestors lived is upheld as the perfect standard in Quiverfull? Bake your own bread, grow your own food, sew y … [Read more...]