In Which I Am the Greatest Threat to Homeschooling

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismRemember Thomas Umstattd, that homeschool blogger who spoke out against courtship a few weeks ago? Today he put up a post congratulating Michael Farris for speaking out against patriarchy. And, wow. The problems abound.Homeschool Alumni – The New Internal Threat to Homeschooling We are entering a new era as a movement where our biggest threats are no longer external but internal. Homeschoolers Anonymous (HARO) poses a bigger threat to homeschooling than any teacher’s union. These are homeschool alumni who understand homeschooling from the inside out and who often point out legitimate problems. What gives the HARO power is n … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Educating Children is Not About Ensuring They Can Earn a Living as Adults?

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by Amy Roberts from her blog Raising Arrows - True Education is Not About Making a Living(Editor's Note: We've been discussing who it is out there that is actually taking the disgusting words of Kevin Swanson seriously? This author is. She quotes Swanson in this bit on education.) … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Chivalry is Important?

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by Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger Duggar from their book "Growing Up Duggar" From page 136 - 137: It warms our hearts when we're around young men, including our brothers, who are courteous and quick to practice the fine old art of gentlemanly chivalry. Some women these days think that allowing men to help them with anything makes them appear weak, and they refuse to take a man's hand to help them down a step or object to a man's offer to help them carry a heavy love. However, a gentleman's courtesy is not about women being weak or strong; it's about men needing to be men. Gentlemanly behavior is cultivated as they learn to serve others and treat ladies as ladies.  We encourage these e … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: What is Abuse Exactly?

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by Kevin Swanson and his sidekick Steve Vaughn from yesterday's Generations With Vision radio show - Transcript at Homeschoolers Anonymous along with other things said by Swanson and Steve. This is in response to the recent series of articles in World Magazine about abuse in the homeschooling culture. … [Read more...]

Singleness in Evangelicalism

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by Samantha Field from her blog Defeating the Dragons There was one day in graduate school when I got home from work, went on a very long walk, then I hid in my room, cried, and ate Sam’s Choice vanilla ice cream while I watched Sense and Sensibility. I’m not exactly sure why I felt the need to do that on that day, but the feeling of just being done with singlehood got a little overwhelming. I was lonely, and I just wanted it to be over with. I wanted to be in a relationship. I wanted to be happy. I was only twenty-four years old. Up until that point, I’d had marriage pushed on me pretty heavily– if you’ve been a Christian in America for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced that … [Read more...]

Apostate: Rene Decartes – Chapter 4

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground  I am reviewing Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate, chapter-by-chapter. So far here are the reviews I have written: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Since I have not written any reviews in a while, I thought I would recap why I am writing these reviews. Then I will go on to review chapter 4. Apostate outlines what Kevin Swanson calls the demise of the Christian west. In particular, the book focuses on men, philosophers and other intellects, who Swanson claims broke down the Christian faith and morality and left us with tolerating gay people and voting for liberals. Here’s his latest trailer on his book that will give … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar’s Scavenger Hunt Proposal (in Other Words: Perfect For Television Show)

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According to the website The Stir Jessa Duggar's intended Ben Seewald set up a 'special' proposal day, filmed for inclusion in this season's TLC show "19 Kids & Counting". Does this not smack of ratings desperation to anyone else?The Stir - Jessa Duggar Had to Say 'Yes' After Ben Seewald's Elaborate ProposalThe day of the actual proposal began with a plane ride piloted by Jessa's brother John-David Duggar, from their hometown of Springdale, Arkansas, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. JingerDuggar accompanied Jessa as a chaperone, because of course. According to the family's blog:Throughout the day, Jessa had to get a hole-in-one at a miniature golf course, collect a dozen roses fr … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Report Abuse in Homeschooling?

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from HSLDA Facebook page. A comment by Julie Rhodes Reel "I do not condone "policing the homeschool movement" or reporting abuse. HOWEVER, we all know those families (the vast minority) who are neither teaching, training or nurturing" This is in response to the series of articles World Magazine has done recently on the problem of parents abusing their homeschool children and the follow up articles this week.Is it helpful to acknowledge not everyone does a decent job educating or protecting their children without advocating any sort of action be taken? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Are For Selfish Women?

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by Sherry Hayes of Ladies Against Feminism and Large Family Mothering - Don't They Know What 'The Pill' is For?The lack of truthful information in the Quiverfull movement is breathtaking. Comparing Margaret Sanger to Hitler is classy and lacking any deeper understanding of who Hitler or Margaret Sanger actually were.  … [Read more...]

Reposting: How I Lost Faith in the “Pro Life” Movement

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismEditor's note: This has been previously posted here at NLQ almost two years ago. In light of the recent piece on what some Christian Fundamentalist Evangelicals such as the Duggars and Steven L Anderson erroneously  believe about female anatomy, birth control and biology this seems like a perfect time to revisit this piece. Libby Anne did an excellent job researching and numbers crunching to refute the Christian Mythology of birth control!The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five … [Read more...]


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