On “Buying Influence”

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThe so-called Republican “debate” – which was in no way a “debate” – was some of the best entertainment I have seen in a while.  I truly enjoyed the sparring and jabs – and we all know the thing that makes comedy comedic is the basis of truth that is inherent in what is being said.I watched an interview with Donald Trump that took place after the “debate” and in the interview, Sean Hannity questioned Trump on his comments about donations to people in order to make them beholden to him.  Hannity then made this statement:  “People donate for the purpose of buying influence.” … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Imbuing Politicians With ‘God’s Favor’?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Well here we are, mere hours away from the first Republican presidential candidate debates. One of the things that is interesting about the 2016 crop of Republican possibles is that many of them are claiming that God favors them and wants them to be president to restore America to a Christian nation again. At least their version of what a 'Christian' nation looks like. Two different Duggar-approved candidates are in the race, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Other prominent Christians and their ministries support others claiming to be God's choice, … [Read more...]

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Pastor Bo Wagner Says A World Governed By The Bible Would Be Wonderful

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserBo Wagner, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Mooresboro, North Carolina, thinks the world would be a great place if everyone would just read the Bible and put it into practice: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: God’s ‘Rights’ Are The Only ‘Rights’ That Matter?

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by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.Com - Biblical Human Rights vs. American Human RightsEditor's note: There is just so much sheer awfulness here it's hard to pick out the worst part to quote so I'm using his summation. But be sure to read the entire blog posting. He's even claiming because slavery was mentioned in the Bible that it's a-okay for humans to own other humans as slaves. He doesn't seem to realize that if you don't believe the Bible is true, then you don't believe in those spelled out 'Biblical Rights' and our government will not force you to believe. Imagine how horrible if would be with guys like this seized government power, repealed the seperation of … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Blaming Political Losses on You Not Having Enough Babies?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - God Does Not Change His Eternal PlansEditor's note: So it sounds like Nancy is blaming the lack of people being Quiverfull for the fact that very few Teaparty types get elected to office. Get busy cranking out those Godly children so the Quiverfull bunch can easily overwhelm the evul liburuls in the voting booths. Remind me again where it says that Christians are supposed to hijack the political system in order to have their way? … [Read more...]

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News Round Up: Kevin Swanson, Matt Walsh and Other Evangelicals Behaving Very Very Badly

I was going to use each of these news stories individually but there was such an overwhelming flood of awful it just makes more sense to do long posting with a list. Let us never forget what their true agendas are. First up comes from Arizona.Arizona state Sen. Sylvia Allen wants there to be a federal law that forces everyone to go to the church of their choice every Sunday in an attempt to bring morality back to the nation. While she's claiming her statement was of the moment and flippant it's a scary thing to discuss in a nation built on freedom of religion. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: God Freed The Slaves?

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by Thomas S. Dunn from the Leesburg, Virginia City Council - Washington Post - Leesburg council member claims God - not government - ended slaveryEditor's note: This was from a public meeting about the formation of the Leesburg Diversity Commission and Mr. Dunn's misguided remarks were in response to those of the local NAACP rep. There's a great deal of slavery in the Bible, including instructions on how masters are to treat their slaves and how slaves are supposedly to behave. But Dunn ignores that to claim that God ended slavery in America. Leesburg has a huge evangelical quiverfull Christian community and is the home of Intercessors for America, Patrick Henry College and the offices … [Read more...]

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Parenting, The Duggars and Their Relationship With Mike Huckabee

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn a past presidential election cycle TLC's '19 Kids and Counting' Duggar family supported former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's campaign and it looks likely that they'll do the same in the upcoming 2016 elections. Huckabee has quit his Fox News television show in preparation for another run at the Oval Office and announced he is exploring election at the same time he's promoting his new book, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy". … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Only True Sexual Consent Happens When The Wedding Band Is Put On?

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by Andrea Mrozek and Rebecca Walberg as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism - A Higher Standard For Sexual Relations. Original article at MercatorNet; Why not hold sexual relations to a higher standard?Editor's note: Another case of Ladies Against Feminism taking an article that contains some actual ideas that aren't too bad and immediately using it to push an idea well beyond that of the original author. LAF wants to make sex outside of marriage a crime, a crime that could be prosecuted by law enforcement and the justice system! No where in the original article does it bring up this dangerous and extremist idea. Instead of discussion of how a higher standard might help ease the problem or … [Read more...]

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News: Petition to Cancel the Duggar Family Television Show!

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Looks like between Michelle Duggar's robocalls about gay rights laws in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the money the Duggar's donated towards anti-gay politicians and last week's Duggar Facebook Marriage Kiss Challenge deleting photos of gay couples has had some interesting ripples. Chiefly that there is a petetion up on Change.Org asking The Learning Channel to cancel the Duggar family television show '19 Kids & Counting' because of the Duggar family's public homophobia. … [Read more...]

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