Good Baptists Don’t Dance 1971-72

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by Bruce GerencserIt’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...]

The Voice of Russia: America Edition

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Today some of our own NLQ SASBN best were interviewed about their lives and experiences in the Quiverfull Movement for the radio program The Voice of Russia America Edition on the Jamila Bey program.Our own Vyckie Garrison … [Read more...]

Sunday Challenge – How Has Your Self Body Image Changed?

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Introducing the NLQ Sunday Challenge!What it's all about is you, you writing in and sharing your take on the topic picked for the week, sharing your hard earned wisdom with others. Just write up as little or as much as you feel like saying on that subject, email it to … [Read more...]

Linda Murphrey Writes an Open Letter to First Baptist Church Hammond

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by Bruce GerencserLinda Murphrey is the daughter of the late Jack Hyles. What follows is an excerpt of an open letter Linda wrote to First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana. I hope you will take the time to read the entire letter on Linda’s website: … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap Gets 12 Years in Federal Prison

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Guessing that all those identical letters from IFB Schaap followers didn't help him much after the FBI called them  “ Sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” in the sentencing memorandum.Apparently the federal sentencing guidelines … [Read more...]

Does Jack Schaap Deserve to Go to Jail?

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by Bruce GerencserIf you are unfamiliar with the Jack Schaap story, please read these posts.In a few weeks, we will all learn exactly how long Jack Schaap, disgraced Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, will be behind bars.  Some people think Schaap should be castrated and locked up for … [Read more...]

Ken Ham Warns Atheists Out to Steal Children and Eat Them Too

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by Bruce GerencserEat them, metaphorically speaking.In a recent blog post,  young earth creationist, and snake oil salesman, Ken Ham wrote: … Christians today are hungry to be equipped with the resources to fight the battle before us in this increasingly secular culture, where God’s … [Read more...]

Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage: Part 2

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by Brucer GerencserEvangelicalism is dominated by Bible literalism. God said it, and that settles it. There can be no debate, no argument. An infallible God has spoken. Whatever the Bible teaches, the Evangelical is duty bound … [Read more...]

Does Evangelical Christianity Cause Emotional Damage? Part 1

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by Bruce GerencserEvangelical Christianity teaches that humans are, by nature, sinners. Humans do not become sinners, they are sinners. Humans are born with a sin nature. From the very moment they come into this world they are sinners. This is the lot of … [Read more...]

Happy is the Man That Has His Quiver Full of Them

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by Bruce GerencserWhen Polly and I married in 1978, we planned to have three children.  We wanted to wait a year or so before we started having children, but six-weeks into marriage Polly became pregnant. Our son Jason was seven weeks before our first wedding anniversary.In 1981, Nathan … [Read more...]


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