1971-1972 Good Baptist Boys Don’t Dance

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by Bruce Gerenscer cross posted from his blog The Way Forward Ninth grade school picture, wearing the welfare glasses I got in 1971. It took me all of 4 weeks to earn enough money to get a pair wire rimmed glasses. I was so embarrassed to wear these glasses. Everyone knew our family was on welfare. It’s September of 1971 and I am fourteen and a ninth grade student at Central Junior High School in Findlay, Ohio. It’s time for gym class and today we are going to square dance. Except I won’t be square dancing because the church I attended, Trinity Baptist Church, considered dancing a sin. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fred Phelps Sr. of Westboro Baptist Dead

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According to the website Towleroad the former head of Westboro Baptist Church Fred Phelps Sr. has passed on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the week the media had been reporting that Mr. Phelps was was expected to die at any moment. Our sincerest condolences to his son Nathan Phelps, long-time NLQ friend. Losing a parent, even an estranged parent, is emotionally painful. Please be kind to yourself and remember the good memories of your father. … [Read more...]

Your Word is a Lamp For My Feet: The Crash and Burn Life of Justin Bieber and Others

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his site The Way Forward Your (God) Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 Evidently, the lamp is burnt out for the man sporting this tattoo. In recent years, this man has given himself to debauchery, violence, and mischief. He is, in every way, a self-absorbed shit concerned only with himself. But hey, he loves Jesus. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Were We Even Watching the Same Program?

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by Laurie Higgins of Illinois Family Association, part of the American Family Association in an email that went out yesterday This past Sunday night's Grammy awards was a tragic freak show that demonstrated the entertainment industry's arrogance, ignorance of marriage, and disregard for children. It was a gawdy (sic) spitball hurled in the all-seeing eye of a holy God. … [Read more...]

Nancy Campbell Really Doesn’t Have a Clue How Normal Society Functions

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by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous Circumspection In the October 2013 issue of "Above Rubies," Nancy Campbell's magazine to "...encourage women in their high calling as wives, mothers, and homemakers," Nancy reveals that she really doesn't know how normal society - read: the rest of us - interact with each other. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Twerking Kills Your Soul?

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by Ladies Against Feminism from their site - Answering the Shame of Miley Cyrus (Editor's Note: LAF are upset with Miley's recent performance on MTV's VMA awards. I'm sure by now most of you have seen the original clip they reference. If not click here ---Miley Cyrus ) Miley Cyrus has a lot of shameful things to say to the world and that is putting it nicely. She is an icon of a soul that is a wasteland and she’s taking others … [Read more...]

Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) & Voices of “Sister-Moms”

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming Worldly I recently created a Facebook group called Quiverfull Sorority of Survivors (QFSOS) with the help of two others and while it is a secret group for members’ privacy, we don’t want the existence of it to be secret, … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Combating Pornography?

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by Vaughn Ohlman of Persevero News So the worldly social reformer is faced with trying to tell the women themselves not to act in demeaning ways. But let’s face it, they aren’t preaching to the choir. Like the issue of gun control it is the very people they want to reach that won’t be listening. … [Read more...]

Good Baptists Don’t Dance 1971-72

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by Bruce Gerencser It’s September of  1971 and I am fourteen and a ninth grade student at Central Junior High School in Findlay, Ohio. Seven months later, in April of 1972, my parents divorced, and a  few months after that Mom married her first cousin and Dad married a 19-year-old who had a little girl. … [Read more...]

Shedding The Burqa: Part 1

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by Cindy Foster It would be the last sermon we would ever endure as members of the Baptist Taliban. We hadn’t planned for it to be, even though by that time, we were painfully aware that our leaving was inevitable. It was just a matter of how and when. My husband already … [Read more...]


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