News Anchor Forces Weather Reporter to Cover Up Her Dress

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLiberté Chan was recently forced to cover up her “inappropriate” dress after news anchor Chris Burrous received emails complaining about it. At first, I thought, surely this is a news channel somewhere in the Bible Belt. Nope, Los Angeles, California. … [Read more...]

More Equal Than Others

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveWritten and posted April 13, 2016Yesterday morning I was reminded anew how true the above sentiment is. Why? Because Hokey Gajan died.Likely you don't know who Hokey was unless you are from South Louisiana and an LSU or Saints football fan.In my very brief time at Baker High School in Baker, Louisiana Hokey sat very near me in biology class. I didn't know Hokey well or very long, in fact the only time he spoke to me was to hiss at me to let him see my test paper. Yes, yes, the big football hero routinely cheated on his biology tests from looking at my paper. … [Read more...]

When Dangerous Fundamentalist Ideas Creep Into Mainstream Society: “War Room” Movie

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveYesterday morning I had one of the most triggering moments post-fundamentalism I've had in a very long time. It took place at the large mainstream denomination church my husband and I now attend. It involved the movie 'War Room', a recent release from the same folks that did the films, 'Fireproof' and 'Courageous' … [Read more...]

Starbucks Cup-troversy – Symptom of a Deeper Problem

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every  Breaking WaveWarning! A Rant!On Saturday morn I noticed a strange set of memes and videos going around Facebook. Posted on the pages of those people I know that are still going to either evangelical or fundamentalist churches in my area were images and comments on how Starbucks was persecuting Christians. How? By this year's holiday coffee cup design. … [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...]

Zero Tolerance: Manly Temper or Ungodly Outburst

by S.J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo The Anger Buster Rap by Barbara Gruener When anger chooses me, here’s an important fact: I always get to choose exactly how I’ll react. I don’t need to fight or shout, pout and cry; I have some healthy strategies for management I try. I write or draw or count to ten, I talk it out or go outside to play. I take deep breaths or exercise until my anger goes away. So when anger chooses you, and it will, that’s a fact! Why not try my healthy ways to help you react. … [Read more...]

‘Gilmore Girls’ and Child Abuse

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Two of the many things I missed out on during my we-didn’t-have-TV childhood were Friends and Gilmore Girls. I’m in the process of rectifying it– thank you very much Netflix– and so far it’s been pretty fun. I really enjoy the way the characters interact with each other, especially how much Lorelai really is almost exactly like her mother … if her mother had pink-furry-telephone taste. I’m also enjoying Rachel’s sudden introduction to paying taxes. … [Read more...]

Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture: Adrian Peterson’s Child ‘Discipline’

by Suzanne TitkemeyerFor all our conversations here at NLQ over the horrible child abuse disguised as discipline you'd hope that the world outside of the fundamentalist evangelical Christian bubble would be free of this abuse, that parents would realize that most studies on physical violence as discipline show it does more harm than good. Sadly that's not the case.  This weekend the news proved yet again how pervasive these harmful patriarchal bad theology really is. The NFL's Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of 'reckless or negligent injury to a child' by a grand jury in Texas. … [Read more...]

Patriarchal Ideas in Modern Culture: Please Your Man or Lose Him!

No, for a change this isn't Debi Pearl advising you to bend over backwards, sideways and upside down to keep pleasing your man. This came from Fox News a few days ago. Think Progress did a story on the "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton and her recent appearance on Fox News - Husband Appreciation - Sage Advice For Wives.  “If you are in your mid-30s or older the idea that you’re going to find yourself another husband, almost impossible,” Patton predicted. “And if you don’t believe me ask your maiden aunt, she will tell you when she’s done feeding the cats.” … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Today’s Men & Women?

by Owen Strachan of Desiring God in the Introduction for John Piper's new book "Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood" from pages 19 to 20. You can download it for free and it's filled with bad theology enough to make you chuckle on a rainy Friday. We are going to be pulled as men and women toward certain unGodly behaviors. Men today are told that they are idiots, little boys  who never grow up.  We see such cowardice in both Adam's initial failure  to protect the woman God gave him and his subsequent instinct to blame Eve for his sinful leadership (Genesis 3: 1-7) Women today are told that their value is in their looks, or their social skills, or their ability to dominate men. We … [Read more...]