NLQ Question of the Week: Why is ‘Home Birth’ so Promoted as the Godly Way?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.One thing we've seen here at NLQ in both the stories told by some of our writers and in the words of cultural enforcers of Quiverfull such as Debi Pearl and Nancy Campbell is a dislike or disdain for giving birth in the hospital. Even when there are tragic circumstances that might have been prevented with prior prenatal care with a licensed physician and at a health care facility --- like what happened with Carri Chmielewski. … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s Television Show “19 Kids & Counting” Officially Cancelled

I knew it was too much to ask for a week without new Duggar news - at least other than Anna Duggar's baby being overdue and Amy Duggar's engagement. The internet news sites are all abuzz in the last few hours. The Learning Channel finally did the decent thing, officially cancelling Duggar cash-cow and television show "19 Kids & Counting" … [Read more...]

Why I Changed My Mind About Marriage Equality

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?

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 Imagine how horrible if would be with guys like this seized government power, repealed the seperation of … [Read more...]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

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?

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?

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’?

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

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

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...]