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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Justin Harris – Adoption For Political Gain?

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from an interview by 30-minute interview with Drew Petrimoulx, posted March 6 as a Web extra at Arkansasmatters.com. Harris is answering a question about whether he adopted the girls for political gain:Editor's note: Justin Harris isn't doing himself any favors in this interview. This should be the point where his attorney advised him to just shut the hell up. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: God Hates R Rated Movies?

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by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined - Why Watching People Make Out Should Be AwkwardEditor's note: One thing you can count on from the Quiverfull/CPM/Fundamentalist movement is that they will keep moving the bar, changing the rules, until everything except reading your Bible and praying is 'sinful' This piece basically says if you are not uncomfortable watching a movie scene of people deeply kissing, much less having sex, then there is something 'wrong' with you in your spiritual life. Yeah, keep moving that line and telling yourself you are hole-y, err, holy. It really is all about sex in that world. Seems like the author is coming very close to calling passionate kissing pornography. … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt

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NLQ SASBN member Boze Herrington has written a review of the new Netflix show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt" for The Guardian newspaper. If you've not seen this new television show you might want to watch a few episodes. It's a comedy and yes, it is somewhat silly at times, but the draw for anyone in the former Quiverfull movement is that the show tackles the difficult issue of what it is like when you leave a cult and your entire frame of reference on life is what you learned within the cult. It manages to capture that perfect awkwardness in readjusting or adjusting for the first time to the outside world. … [Read more...]

News: Adoption Rehomer Justin Harris Does Not Want Raped Minors Having Abortions

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You would think that Arkansas Representative Justin Harris, who has been in the news lately for rehoming his two adopted daughters with a rapist, would at least allow that scandal to die down before embarking in another controversial action. Now he's sponsoring a bill that will make it illegal for minors to receive abortions. … [Read more...]

News: Jana Duggar Leaves ’19 Kids & Counting’ For Real Life

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If this is factual then - Run, Jana RUN!First, let me say I do not know for certain if this is real news or manufactured Duggar drama merely meant to drive eyeballs to the television show. It's popping up only in places such as Ok! Magazine, various television reality blogs and some internet news sources not well known for their veracity, such as the Examiner and Radar Online. It's also one of those articles that quotes an anonymous Duggar insider. Some of those 'insider' articles have turned out not to be true. … [Read more...]

News: Justin Harris Adoption Rehoming Story Keeps Getting Worse

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The more that comes out in the media about Arkansas Republican representative Justin Harris rehoming two adopted daughters with a sex offender the worse it sounds. Which is surprising because the entire idea of rehoming adopted daughters with a rapist seems to have been a new low in the first place.Raw Story is saying that Harris is now claiming to have given up the girls because he believed they were possessed by demons. … [Read more...]

Babies, Duggars and Me

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by Melissa cross posted from her blog Permission To Live originally posted November 12, 2011The command to be fruitful and multiply was mentioned frequently in our marriage ceremony and reception. But it didn’t really need to be, we both knew what we believed. One of the questions we had discussed during our courtship was our commitment to never use birth control. … [Read more...]

News: Justin Harris Had Three Adopted Daughters

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This weekend more detail has emerged in the adopted daughters rehoming into the family of a sexual predator done by Arkansas representative (and rumored Duggar friend) Justin Harris. There were three daughters, one of whom was sent back to DHS instead of adopted. Turns out the other two were rehomed mere months after the adoption was finalized.This is just starting to look worse and worse, like the typical Evangelical rescue adopter that likely should never be adopting in the first place. … [Read more...]

On Disguising Logical Fallacies in ‘Feminist’ Arguments

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons While the following may not be a completely universal experience, in my experience it tends to be a common one: when a rape victim starts talking about their experience (especially on the internet), inevitably someone somewhere is going to say something along the lines of “you need to take responsibility for your own choices that led to this.” And then they are shocked– shocked, I say– when someone responds with “stop victim blaming us.” After all, how could they be victim blaming? Didn’t you just hear them argue for agency and autonomy? They are the real feminist in this conversation because real feminists “acknowledge that … [Read more...]


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