Reflections of an Unintentionally Undercover Atheist

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by Kaleesha Williams from her blog The Lost (And Found) Mind of Kaleesha Williams I went to the dentist earlier this week.  I’ve only been to this office once, but I like the people, they’re friendly.  Having taken the children to a dentist in a nearby town and getting my oldest into an orthodontist up near St. Louis I’ve come to the conclusion that people in and around the dental profession are some of the friendliest, sweetest-natured professionals in the world.  I’m told they have to be because so many people hate dentists.  But that’s not what I want to talk about today. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Children Must Memorize Scripture or Else?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - The Roman Road to Salvation For Your FamilyEditor's note: Leaving out much of Nancy's words about saving others and the scriptures you must memorize. She takes a nice guilt swipe at mothers who homeschool but their kids haven't memorized all the salvation call scriptures. Just another thing to use to heap guilt on already over burdened quiverfull mothers who homeschool. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Porn & Birth Control go Hand in Hand?

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by Scott Matthew Dix from Ladies Against Feminism - Birth Control, Abortion and ObscenityEditor's note: Because this is a LAF quote there's nothing backing up the statement that these three subjects are linked, just a statement without factual evidence. No link to where they found this. No context for the quote. Take that as you will.  … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Science Denial Has Real Consequences

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by Adam Frank from NPR - Science Denialism Has ConsequencesEditor's note: In light of the recent measles outbreak due in no small part to people taking religious exemptions on childhood vaccinations (like Zsuzsanna Anderson and Debi Pearl among others) and even HSLDA's refusal to take sides in a public safety issue I think we should revisit the issue of  refusing to vaccinate your children for religious reasons. NPR has posted an excellent article on how denying proven science does have real life consequences for everyone. Since Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity seems to be the biggest practitioners of Science Denialism we're starting to see the consequences. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Should There Be Rules Governing Public Access For Un Vaccinated Children?

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by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog - So Should We Just Round Up The Anti-Vaccine Parents And Ship Them To Guantanamo? (Don't be afraid to click on the link as we always use 'Do Not Link' on Matt's blog, but be prepared for a huge number of pop up ads.)Editor's note: Since the exposure of unvaccinated children and adults at Disneyland to someone with an active case of measles leading to a spreading outbreak of a disease thought to be eradicated years ago there's been much talk of isolating those without the vaccination.  Many physicians offices, schools and other public places are starting to ban the unvaccinated. The Anti-Vaxxer movement is firmly entrenched in the world of QF and E … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Working Outside of the Home is Forfeiting Femininity?

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by Lady Lydia in her blog Home Living - Should Christian Ask Their Wives To Go To Work?Editor's note: Another Christian lady that seems to think that the standards practiced in the time of Queen Victoria still apply in today's modern world over a hundred years later. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Does A Foreign Country’s President Have The ‘Right’ To Deny Religious Foreign Adoptions That Take Advantage Of That Region’s Poverty?

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by Rachel Pehl from her blog Break My Heart For What Breaks Yours - D.R.C. (Democratic Republic of Congo) Adoptions - We Need A MiracleEditor's note: A few days ago Astrin Ymris put a link in the comments here concerning a certain Fundigelical adoption blogger who refused to take on any debt for one of those borderline squishy foreign adoptions. Rachel Pehl will not take on debt because it's not 'Biblical' but is willing to beg for the funds to adopt, which should be a huge red flag to any legitimate adoption agency that perhaps finances are not adequate in that family to justify adoption. Here's that bit: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What Do You Do When There Are No Good Choices?

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by Shannon, a guest post at Adeye's blog No Greater Joy Mom - Worth ItEditor's note: Went to Adeye Salem's blog this morning to see how close the Salems were to doing their frozen embryo implantation - two days now - and found this heartbreaking story of one of Adeye's friends carrying and delivering a baby she'd already been told would not live beyond a few minutes after birth because the baby had not developed a brain beyond a rudimentary brain stem. Shannon and her husband made the decision to carry the baby as close to term as possible instead of terminating the pregnancy. That's their choice, and they are free to make it, obviously, but then Shannon decided to decry those that chose … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pampering Your Child is Not Love?

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by J.C. Ryle from his book Training Children: It Starts With Love as quoted by Kelly Crawford of Generation CedarEditor's note: Why is it that every time some Quiverfull cultural enforcer or speaker starts talking of training children that they immediately demonize the child, such as Voddie Baucham did yesterday in R.L. Stollar's 'The Child as Viper'? There's no room for simply loving your children, participating in life with your children without a constant subcontext of evil, no room for the freedom to make mistakes or learning opportunities, or those moments when you lovingly indulge your child because you love them and want to show that. It's all beat the evil out or deny that child … [Read more...]

Foreword – ‘Be Fruitful & Multiply’ Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell's "Be Fruitful & Multiply" by Suzanne TitkemeyerOriginally I was not going to do a chapter of my review on the foreword. But then I took a look at who actually wrote the foreword,  one Doug Phillips of Vision Forum. Vision Forum, that huge Evangelical Christian Quiverfull ministry devoted to making sure women were treated like inferior second class citizens in the kingdom of God, only fit to be walking uterii that could cook, work a vacuum cleaner and homeschool a huge passel of children birthed through quiverfull practices. No minds,no independent thought, no free agency, no freedoms. Only constant service to the Lord (her husband and/or father). … [Read more...]


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