Vyckie Garrison on Al Jazeera ‘America Tonight’ Tomorrow

Al Jazeera America ... tomorrow evening: Quiverfull Movement featuring Vyckie Garrison and Nancy Campbell.AMERICA TONIGHTAmerica Tonight investigates the controversial Quiverfull movement, considered cultish and repressive by critics, profiling two families happily "quivering" and one woman who escaped an abusive marriage. (30 minutes)The show runs at 9:30 pm on the East Coast so check your local listings. Here's the page for America Tonight … [Read more...]

Ten Things Reality Television and Christian Patriarchs Have in Common – Duggar Edition

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveEditor's note: I know many here have recently emailed me and I have not replied. I still cannot bend my thumb or several fingers or parts of my right hand and am having to get others to type as I dictate or update NLQ. I will attempt to answer all emails this week. Thanks for your understanding!For over two weeks now I've been mostly in the bed due to a systemic infection that nearly caused me to lose my thumb and part of my hand. I haven't been able to do much, except watch television between my bouts in the hospital. While I was horizontal and unable to use my right hand I started thinking about reality television, … [Read more...]

Anna & Josh Duggar Website Down While Josh Begs Anna to Stay?

Very interesting. Josh and Anna Duggar's website JA20 is down right now. People are speculating that it's a likely omen of a possible divorce. Could be, but it seems more likely that Josh hasn't paid the hosting company bill while he's in rehab. Here's a screen cap of the site. … [Read more...]

Ben Seewald Figures Out What To Do Post ’19 Kids & Counting’

Apparently Ben Seewald is working towards his goal of being a pastor. That's according to Radar Online. After the cancellation of the Duggar family television show "19 Kids & Counting" it's good to see at least one person contemplating what to do for a living. The Inquistr had this to say about Ben's actions on social media and preaching on YouTube … [Read more...]

News: Jim Bob Duggar Pals Around With Christian Convict

by Suzanne TitkemeyerNews that came out yesterday with an accompanying photograph to prove it's more than a rumor is that Jim Bob Duggar went to Mississippi to be there when tax evading scofflaw Kent Hovind was released from prison. I guess since Mississippi is such a hop, skip and a jump from Arkansas when you own a plane.Remember Hovind? He's a big proponent of Young Earth Creationism and started the Dinosaur Adventure Land  in Pensacola, Florida. He pushes the idea that the earth is only maybe six thousand years old instead of the at least fifty thousand years that carbon dating has proven and millions of years old  other scientific methods have proven. That's not the only thing h … [Read more...]

Redeeming Dinah: The Errors of Ron Williams, the IFB, and Gothard’s Esteem of Rabbinical Writing as Holy Writ

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Under Much GraceEditor's note: In light of everything that has come out about the Duggar family and Josh Duggar's molestation of his sisters it might be a good thing to revisit what Bill Gothard and others connected with the IFB think about defiled females. This was originally published in 2011.On April 8th, only twelve days ago, ABC's 20/20 aired an episode entitled, Shattered Faith, which focused on the physical and sexual abuse of young women within the Independent Fundamental Baptist affiliated churches (IFB). It also mentioned the powers attributed to the use of the rod of discipline found in Proverbs and the literal translation about the … [Read more...]

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News: Steven L. Anderson Hate Group Targeting Arabs in Dearborn, Michigan?

Everyone's favorite 'let's kill all the Gays' pastor who is also a Holocaust-Denier is going to be in Dearborn, Michigan at the end of the month. Why Dearborn? Because they have a 41% population group that happens to be Middle Eastern. Anderson is exporting his hatred of everyone, Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Catholics and all other religions that aren't a handful of his approved Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why do Fundamentalists Treat Pastors Like Rock Stars (Even When They Are Toxic)?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Zsuzsanna Anderson, wife of Tempe pastor Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church, linked to an article written in this month's Phoenix Magazine about her husband and his church. Just reading through the article, West of Westboro, with its portrait of a red-skinned demonic looking Anderson spewing fire out of his mouth and glowing testimonials by his congregants brings back memories of church goers treating their pastors like they were invincible heroes instead of regular men with clay feet. … [Read more...]

Updating The Duggars – Day 9

Have you read R.L. Stollar's comparison of how two different Joshes, Josh Duggar and Josh Komisarjevsky, raised in ATI and both committing criminal behavior, are being treated by the media and the Christian Community? You should. At Homeschoolers Anonymous - A Tale of Two JoshesLast night there started to be many outlets reporting that TLC was on the verge of retooling Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's show "19 Kids & Counting" into a show that features almost exclusively just Jill & Derick Dillard and Jessa & Ben Seewald and various coming children. Is anyone really interested in watching that because it seems that would be one very dull show. TLC just needs to end all the … [Read more...]

Updated 6:30 – In Touch Has Copy of Josh Duggar Sex Offender Police Report

Looks more and more likely that the rumor of Josh sexually molesting someone is true. Amazing that they were able to bury all of this for such a long time. In Touch Weekly has a copy of the police report posted at their site and had this additional information on the allegations: … [Read more...]