The “Feminization” of the Church

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIn recent years a lot of people have been talking about why in most Christian churches there is an approximately 60-40 ratio of women to men.  This 2006 Biola Magazine article puts it like this: There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world. . .A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of [a new masculinity] movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. . . The result of this feminization is that many men, even Christian men, view churches as “ladies clubs” and don’t go — or they often go to please their … [Read more...]

12 Things the Insane Right-Wing Christian Duggar Family Gave Us

The Duggar Family Christmas Card - Let's see how long it takes them to claim NLQ violated their copyright by reproducing it here, like a zillion other websites...

by Vyckie Garrison cross posted from Alternet  Michelle and JimBob Duggar, mom and pop of the Quiverfull mega-family featured on TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting” reality TV show, have been in the spotlight recently due to a petition which has gathered 180,000+ signatures demanding that The Learning Channel cancel the program in protest of the Duggar’s “LGBTQ fear-mongering.” A counter petitionsponsored by Duggar supporters has collected almost 210,000 signatures from among the religious right. … [Read more...]

Preparing To Be A Help Meet: Part 2 – Pie in the Sky

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids Collide(Trigger Warning for abusive church behaviors.)Ever wonder if Debi would pull her punches on friends?She doesn't. When a "friend" has the audacity to get a divorce from an abusive husband AND marry a different man, Debi spews out the massive misinformation created by a conspiracy to destroy the woman's magazine.I know it sounds crazy...but the information is a matter of public record since the woman and her second husband were brave enough to sue. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Miss an Opportunity to Muslim-Bash While Being Anti-Birth Control?

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by Vaughn Ohlman from True Love Doesn't Wait - Eight Leaps of IllogicRemember a few days ago when we posted a bit from Conservative Christians debunking the Quiverfull movement? Vaughn Ohlman has taken it upon himself to dispute every single point of that list, one by one.But while he's doing that his racism is clearly on display. In the wake of Ferguson and other tragedies born out of racism can we afford to be racist in a country built by many different races, including Arabs and African Americans? This seems particularly cruel, evil and ignorant on the eve of a holiday celebrating giving thanks for the blessings of our nation, a nation founded on immigration and the idea of a … [Read more...]

Who Said It? Michael Pearl or Adrian Peterson Edition

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Adrian Peterson has given a lengthy interview with USA Today - Adrian Peterson: 'I Won't Ever Use a Switch Again Notice that he doesn't say he will not hit or spank his children, just that he will be not be using a switch. Some of his comments remind me too much of things that have come out of the mouth of Michael Pearl, Christian advocate for starting to hit your children with a switch as child discipline starting at six months old. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Monster Energy Drinks Tool of SATAN?

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This has been going around Facebook for the past few weeks and it makes me wonder how many of us had to deal with people like this woman finding Satan under every bush or in every energy drink. Are some of these people seeing 'evil' where there is nothing remotely like organized 'evil'? Discuss. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Colin Campbell Has to Spell it Out For Clueless Selfish Fathers

Unlikely that Colin Campbell would call this guy a 'good dad' even if he's teaching his daughter...

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - Passing on the Baton - A Godly EducationCompanion piece for this morning's Nancy Campbell piece - Daylight Robbery … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Unbelievers Want To Beat Their Kids?

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by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Resume EnhancementThis is from a posting last year when the British government was holding hearings on if they should ban "To Train Up A Child" by Michael Pearl from the UK. Michael had been contacted by various BBC reporters and was saying how banning his book was going to enhance his resume and drive sales of the book into new record heights. Pure Pearl logic. … [Read more...]

Re-Post: I Am Not My Parents

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live This post was originally published in May of 2011. I’ll admit, I still go back to read this post on occasion. Because the fear of hurting my kids is so overwhelming at times, I need that reminder that I am not doomed to repeat the past, that change is not only possible, it is already happening.   … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Where Are Those Frozen Embryos Souls While They Are Frozen?

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by Adeye from No Greater Joy Mom - A New Date and QuestionsAdeye has shopped around until she found an in vitro clinic that will do the implantation of all four of the frozen embryos at the same time. She's answering questions on her blog, which led me to the question in the title. Are a few frozen cells the same thing as a full formed baby? … [Read more...]


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