Quoting Quiverfull: Misunderstanding ‘Patriarchy’?

by Gabriel Hudelson of Thine is The Kingdom - Godzilla on PatriarchyEditor's note: This author is speaking on the HSLDA article published in August titled 'A Line in the Sand' and refuting some of it line by line. HSLDA wrote distancing itself from Doug Phillips, Bill Gothard and their definition of Patriarchy in an attempt to pretend to be different than Gothard and Phillips among other things. Is HSLDA being disingenuous or are they making real theological changes in how they view gender roles and submission of women? … [Read more...]

Is a 34 Year Old Murder Case Connected to New Bethany Home for Girls?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Sharing this because it seems like another horrible failure with living and dead victims connected to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church. For more information on the crimes connected to New Bethany Home read New Bethany Home for Girls endured 30 years of controversy, leaving former residents wondering why and The Long Road to New Bethany and Back by the New Orleans Times - Picayune newspaper … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Science Denial Has Real Consequences

by Adam Frank from NPR - Science Denialism Has ConsequencesEditor's note: In light of the recent measles outbreak due in no small part to people taking religious exemptions on childhood vaccinations (like Zsuzsanna Anderson and Debi Pearl among others) and even HSLDA's refusal to take sides in a public safety issue I think we should revisit the issue of  refusing to vaccinate your children for religious reasons. NPR has posted an excellent article on how denying proven science does have real life consequences for everyone. Since Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity seems to be the biggest practitioners of Science Denialism we're starting to see the consequences. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Poison That Gives Men Free Sex?

by Matt Walsh of The Matt Walsh Blog at The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get Cancer Editor's note: Matt is taking the news that some birth control pills might potentially raise the growth rate of certain rare brain tumors to mean 'omg~ birth control pills cause cancer!' He cites an article on Time.com as his source, yet willfully misunderstands what it says. Be careful going to The Blaze because, just like Matt Walsh's blog there are multiple pop ups that go past your pop up blocker.  … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Should There Be Rules Governing Public Access For Un Vaccinated Children?

by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog - So Should We Just Round Up The Anti-Vaccine Parents And Ship Them To Guantanamo? (Don't be afraid to click on the link as we always use 'Do Not Link' on Matt's blog, but be prepared for a huge number of pop up ads.)Editor's note: Since the exposure of unvaccinated children and adults at Disneyland to someone with an active case of measles leading to a spreading outbreak of a disease thought to be eradicated years ago there's been much talk of isolating those without the vaccination.  Many physicians offices, schools and other public places are starting to ban the unvaccinated. The Anti-Vaxxer movement is firmly entrenched in the world of QF and E … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Treating Children Like Burdens?

by Carrie Anne Hudson from Rescued Remnant - Raising or Resenting Our ChildrenEditor's note: Found this particular blog through one of the crowd funded adoption blogs. This woman is a missionary in China along with her family and likes to post things poking at things in American culture she doesn't like disguised as Christian thought. Here she's claiming that there are large numbers of parents that treat their children as if they are burdens instead of valuable members of the family. While I'm sure there are some out in the world that do treat their children like burdens and are resentful it doesn't seem to be huge numbers of folks acting like this out in public, no matter what belief … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Marriage is the Best Context For Human Development?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - Marriage is God's Finishing SchoolEditor's note: While I think it's a given that marriage does force you to mature and develop in ways you might not have as a single person it's unlikely that Michael Pearl and most everyone else have ideas even in the same wheelhouse about marriage. Does anyone really go into their marriage thinking that they will completely change everything about their spouse? Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Homosexual Agenda to End Marriage by Gaining the Right to Marry?

by Micah Clark from Illinois Family Institute as quoting by Ladies Against Feminism - Homosexual Battle Plans Revealed: Destroy MarriageEditor's note: It's amazing how LAF takes statements completely out of context and creates something quite different than what the quoted person actually said. They have turned things around to always push their own agenda of no rights for women. Is not that a form of lying, which is forbidden by the Ten Commandments? The original source for the quotation is an ABC radio program from Australia. Context is important. … [Read more...]

A Film That Helps Us Understand Why Pearl Becomes Appealing: How do parents get caught up in extreme practices?

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much GraceA few years ago, I attended a professional conference that dealt with addiction which featured John Bradshaw as one of the speakers. I didn't like his old PBS series on codependency and families, but in recent years, I've found his lectures and books enlightening. He points out well, much like Alice Miller does, that corporal punishment in particular destroys critical thinking and makes a person ripe for manipulation. In a talk, much of which referred back to his own history of abuse, he ended up mentioningFocus on the Family and Richard Fugate as examples of ideologues who recommend abusive practices in their books. I approa … [Read more...]

March For Life Day & The Duggar’s Growing Political Activism: This Is Why They Are Dangerous For Our Country

by Suzanne TitkemeyerNo March For Life Day would be complete without TLC's Duggar family making an appearance. I don't know if they are in Washington D.C. today marching on the National Mall, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit. But they attended and participated in a big way with a March For Life event on Saturday in Little Rock, Arkansas. They blogged about it on their website and produced a video as well. … [Read more...]


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