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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sharpness of Mind is Godly?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - It's High Time to Sharpen Up!Editor's note: This is not a commentary on the rightness or wrongness of the Republican presidential candidates but I have to wonder if Colin and I were watching the same debate as he seems to have seen something very different than I did. Sharing this because of his claim it's time for everyone to 'sharpen up' to debate others with a different spiritually or religion. Do you think that is really what will serve Christianity best in this time? Please, no fighting over politics in the comments. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Time to Overthrow Heathens?

by Colin Campbell from Above Rubies Meat For Men - Now Is The Time!Sounds like Colin is calling for armed revolt against the government and/or non-believers. Scary. I realize he's referring to prayer, but the language sounds almost like he's calling for more than prayer. … [Read more...]

I Love My Country, But I Can’t be Patriotic Anymore

 by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsThis Fourth of July, I have a confession to make.I used to wake up every Independence Day morning with "God Bless America" on my lips.  I used to feel a thrill of excitement and reverence when I faced the flag and pledged allegiance, when I put my hand over my heart and sang along with The Star-Spangled Banner.I still say the Pledge.  I still put my hand over my heart, and I still sing the National Anthem. I still love America. … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July: Why We All Need To Get Out and Vote: Quoting Quiverfull

Since it's the 4th and we're all busy grilling or whatever today's posting is an open thread to talk about whatever you'd like and will be today's only post. Enjoy the day and be truly terrified by the political vision of the Duggar Family. Good reason to go out and vote in every election. Imagine a country run only by the morals of Bill Gothard and the Duggars.by the Duggar girls pages 181 through 182 from "Growing Up Duggar" Some people think Christians should stay out of the political arena, but we strongly disagree. Our family believes faith and politics should go hand in hand, and we've seen countless examples of how that happens. For example, earlier this year, the Arkansas … [Read more...]

News: Hobby Lobby Funded Bill Gothard!

One of the strangest stories to come out of Hobby Lobby's fight with the Obama administration over their religious right to not cover birth control expenses through their employee insurance program is the fact that Hobby Lobby is closely linked to Bill Gothard and his Advanced Training Institute!From Mother Jones - Hobby Lobby Funded Disgraced Fundamentalist Leader Accused of Harassing Dozens of Women According to the 79-year-old Gothard, the Greens and Hobby Lobby—which this week won a landmark Supreme Court case with a decision ruling that the firm does not have to adhere to the Obamacare mandate requiring companies to cover contraception in their employee health plans—have supported t … [Read more...]

News: Utah Modesty Police Photoshop Yearbook Photos

from Michael Stone at his blog Progressive Secular Humanist - American Taliban: Utah Modesty Police Edit Girls' Yearbook PhotosEditorial note: This has been all over the media the last few days. Apparently  Good Christians/Mormons (tm) decided that tank tops and bra straps were the big No-No and decided to keep Utah boys pure of lustful thoughts by photoshopping (badly) sleeves onto shirts covering shoulders and bra straps. More slut-shaming in this modesty standard that wasn't even applied consistently.Modesty standards and slut shaming isn't just for Biblical Patriarches, Minthegap's Adam Gregorin and church busybodies any more. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: When Patriarchals Misunderstand What ‘Taliban’ Means?

by Adam Gregorin from his blog Minthegap - Fundamentalist Atheists -  America's Taliban However, there is a vocal minority of Atheists (I term them Fundamentalist Atheists) that seek to eradicate all religion, and these are the focus of this article.It doesn’t take long reading Fundamentalist Atheist’s thoughts to find that they believe that Christians are the American version of the Taliban.  They trot out the ideas that Christians are behind unequal rights for gays and telling women what to do with their bodies, and compare that to the Taliban telling women that they are of no worth and that they must veil themselves from head to toe. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schools Makes You Nothing?

by Michael Pearl in No Greater Joy Magazine - Who Defines Your Children? I see the kids coming out of the homes and public schools of our country, their lives predetermined by their self-image. Whether they are eighteen and cool, or twenty-eight and divorced, or thirty-eight, broke and on welfare, voting democratic, hoping to get ahead in life someday, maybe win the lottery, or on … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Loving Your Children Too Much Is Idolatry?

by Det Bowers, pastor at Christ Church of the Carolinas and candidate for Lindsay Graham's Senate seat in AATTP.org - Pastor and GOP Candidate: Women Cause Divorce Because They Love Their Children Too Much Det Bowers, one of six challengers for Graham’s Senatorial seat, said in a sermon at the Christ Church of the Carolinas in a podcast that was removed prior to the June 10 primaries (audio obtained by Politico), “I find that in about 95 percent of broken marriages, though the husband’s the one that ran out on his wife, the wife loves her children more than she does her husband. That is an abominable idolatry.” … [Read more...]