News: TLC’s Newest Scandal – Willis Family Patriarch Arrested for Child Rape

Another TLC television show centered around a Quiverfull family has had a sex scandal. This time it's the father, Toby Willis, star of TLC's 'The Willis Family' and country music group the Willis Clan. He is accused of raping a minor child twelve years ago. No word on how or why it's taken this long for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation this long to arrest him. … [Read more...]

Why I Stand With Colin Kaepernick

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: While this posting is not directly related to the Quiverfull world I believe it does illustrate something all of us deal with after leaving toxic faith environments - realizing that the political and social views we'd been spoon fed at our old churches are harmful to others and this world. No matter if you think what Kaepernick did was right or wrong I think most everyone will agree we are on the edge of destruction in a way that has been egged on by the extreme Christian Right. … [Read more...]

In Touch Weekly: Click Baiting Over Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Split

Several days ago NLQ posted about an upcoming In Touch Weekly article that claimed that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's marriage was on the rocks and this reality television duo was splitting up. This claim was also made last year in the wake of Josh Duggar being revealed as a serial adulterer by the magazine. Read the cover and tell me this doesn't make it seem like the Quiverfull couple is divorcing. … [Read more...]

News: More Advertisers Flee TLC and the Duggars

Not too surprisingly last week's premiere of The Learning Channel Duggar family show 'Counting On' has ended with more advertising either pulling their advertising from the show. Some ad buyers had made the decision not only to stop their ads from appearing on the show, but on the network altogether. … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar Seewald Pregnant Again

This one is not idle speculation or a blind news item. It was announced today that Jessa Duggar Seewald is pregnant with her second child. Official Duggar mouthpiece People Magazine broke the news this morning that Spurgeon Seewald is getting a brother/sister in February. This news comes just in time to hype the second season premiere of the new Duggar television show 'Counting On' tonight on TLC. … [Read more...]

Is Jinger Duggar Pregnant?

This comes from a gossip site - The Hollywood Gossip - and involves a blind item from another gossip site so please take all of this with a boulder of salt the size of Gibraltar. But if it's true, if, it might explain some of the more puzzling things about the Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo courtship.Here's what THG said: … [Read more...]

Examining ATI Wisdom Booklets: Booklet 2 – Breathing and Speech

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll images from When Cows and Kids Collide.This is part four in Mel's dissection of Bill Gothard's ATI Wisdom Booklets, the educational system used by TLCs Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and many others in Quiverfull to educate their children. Mel exposes how fundamentally flawed much of the information is in the teaching materials. This post is 7 pages long.I get a strange feeling of unease every time I type "ATI" and "medical" in the same sentence.  I think this is because the medical section is quite strange.  This section, for example, manages to be very detailed without necessarily teaching information well. … [Read more...]

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The Johnson Amendment: I Agree With Donald Trump

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of BruceEditor's note: While the Johnson Amendment does not directly affect the entire Quiverfull movement it is something that many Quiverfull churches routinely violate. In our old church the pastor preached politics directly from the pulpit and any time a vote came up you could count on there being Intercessors for America voting guides sitting on every chair in the sanctuary in direct violation of the Johnson Amendment and the US tax code. Many so-called Christian ministries like IfA and the Family Research Counsel are nothing more than political action groups disguised as ministries who routinely break tax law without … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Manhood Threatened by Modern Ideas?

by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Fathers, God's IdeaEditor's note: We knew this was coming, Christian patriarchs claiming that people's freedom to decide what their sexual preferences were would wreck society and the family because, you guess it, BIBLE! 'Tyranny of uncertainty' is a particularly odd way to describe personal freedoms. … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar – When Avatars Sue Edition

It was announced yesterday in a pile of media outlets that the guy whose photographs Josh Duggar jacked for his Ashley Madison and Facebook profiles is suing for the photographic creative, uh, 'borrowing' (stealing). … [Read more...]