Why I Changed My Mind About Marriage Equality

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundAround three years ago I changed my mind about LGBT individuals and their right to marry. I grew up in a family who did not really acknowledge or mention gays. I had no idea gays even existed until a guy in our homeschool group married someone whose mother was lesbian, which prompted me to look up the word in the dictionary. … [Read more...]

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 Imagine how horrible if would be with guys like this seized government power, repealed the seperation of … [Read more...]

In Which I Am Grateful For My Loss

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by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalThis past week, with social media bristling with the noise and reaction to the American Supreme Court's decision regarding same sex marriage, my strongest emotional response has been one of gratitude for being hounded from the IC (institutional church).That might sound strange... but I can explain.You see, I spent most of my life in the IC and it taught me well. It taught me that there was a right way to think and a wrong way. It taught me that there was an acceptable way to behave and an unacceptable way. Most of … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Being ‘Emotionally Abused’ by Gaystapo?

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by Mark Judge from Real Clear Religion - Beware of the GaystapoEditor's note: I don't know if I should laugh or cry at this man's empty claims that he's somehow being emotionally abused by a group of people that only want the same rights as the rest of us. It's ironic that a member of an organization that has spiritual and emotionally abused countless thousands is now claiming they are being abused, marginalized, discriminated against. That is some damn fine martyrbating going on there. … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar and Porn on the Campaign Trail?

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Remember all that whispering about 'sin in the camp' and Josh Duggar's broken courtship when he was 16? Remember how the Holt family of Arkansas suddenly disassociated themselves with the Duggars, leading to rumors that the Holt daughter was the one that got molested? While no one knows if the Holt daughter was the babysitter it's unlikely she's a victim considering her involvement with him would have taken place after all that happened. … [Read more...]

What ‘Gaystapo’?

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerI never know exactly what awaits me every morning when I take a stroll through the latest articles and blogs on the type of extremist Christianity that fills Quiverfull. Today I was greeted with the bizarre thoughts of one Mark Judge at Real Clear Religion. Mark has one of the stranger reactions to the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. He decided it means that the gay community has started to purposely inflict emotional abuse on Christians at large.Say what? Emotional abuse, that thing that goes hand in hand with the spiritual abuse many of us here at No Longer Quivering suffered at the hands of those same 'Good Christians'(tm)? If they were … [Read more...]

News: Jim Bob Duggar Pals Around With Christian Convict

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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...]

Bill Gothard Talks to The Daily Mail About Josh Duggar Molestation

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThere's no indication if The Daily Mail got an actual interview with former IBLP/ATI head Bill Gothard or if this is cobbled together from other interviews of Gothard or off his own website or promotional materials. But Gothard is addressing Josh Duggar's time at the Little Rock, Arkansas counseling center during the time his family sent him away for sexually molesting his sisters and the baby sitter. … [Read more...]

News: It’s Wednesday – Duggars

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It looks like In Touch Weekly dropped the Duggar ball this week when there are new legal documents or at least news of legal maneuvering. Looking at their website it looks like In Touch is busy salivating over Subway's Jared having his home searched by the FBI for child pornography and John Legend's naked derriere photos. No time or room for Duggars.If you are interested in the latest Duggar News be sure and follow the Facebook page Duggar Family News: Life is not all pickles and hairspray  Some of today's  news emerged out of their page. … [Read more...]

News: Naugler Family, Dillard Mission Trip and Jessa Duggar Seewald Wore Pants

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Turns out that the the Naugler parents have regained custody of their ten children from the state of Kentucky. No word on how this happened. I would imagine that the family was either found to be properly providing for their children or that the parents, Joe and Nicole, improved the living situation on their land enough to meet state requirements. Suspecting it's probably the later considering a fundraiser for the family brought in over 70K for improvements on their very crude living arrangements. Plus it sounds like from the news stories that Kentucky CPS is still going to be part of this family's life for quite some time. Unless they do what they've done in the past, pick up stakes and … [Read more...]


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