Rachel Scott ~ the two-headed lady …

Rachel Scott on WETV's "Born to Breed":  Well, my husband is in charge ... and I do believe in women submitting to men ...Rachel Scott on the Joy Behar Show: I believe that my husband and I have an equal partnership. But in matters of dispute, I would say that the two of us make decisions pretty much together as team. So I think submission is misunderstood.BEHAR: So it's not the total patriarchy that it's painted - as in the film piece that I saw.SCOTT: I don't believe that is total accurate depiction of Quiverfull actually, so, no.Discuss this post on the NLQ forums! … [Read more...]

Why Did She Do That?!

Rachel Scott's crazy-making tactics on the Joy Behar Show  Look, Mimi~ I'm on TV!  LOLWhen I first received the phone call asking me to go to New York to be interviewed on the Joy Behar Show ~ I had to admit that I had no idea who Joy Behar is.  "I am still pretty culturally illiterate after all my years as a fundamentalist Quiverfuller," I explained.  "We do have cable TV now, but the kids keep it tuned to the Disney Channel."  So, I can tell you all about Demi Levato, Selena Gomez, the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus ... in fact, I think I've got Hannah Montana's basic hairstyle ... :)Anyway ... I quickly brought myself up to speed on Joy ~ and on Tuesday, Nov. 3 ~ I had the opportunity t … [Read more...]

Fox 9: Motherhood Movement

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"Motherhood Movement" on Fox 9 this evening

by VyckieTonight at 9 p.m. central time, Fox 9 news in Minneapolis will air a quiverfull news story.  Investigative producer, Julie Anderson interviewed me while I was in The Cities last summer for the girls' surgeries.  She was asked to do the interview by an Indiana Fox 59 news reporter following the Carrie Chimielewski story.  After asking the initial questions which were provided by the Illinois station, Julie was intrigued enough to ask if we could continue the interview with her asking a few questions of her own.I've been in contact with Julie ever since, assisting in her investigation of the Quiverfull movement in the Minneapolis area.  I provided her a link to John Piper's pat … [Read more...]

No Longer Quivering featured in Sacramento News & Review local story

Baby makers Preaching patriarchy and procreation, Quiverfull and like-minded groups live by the (good) bookWest Sacramento resident Theron Johnson has a vision for an ideal society. In it, racism is eliminated. The United States disbands its large standing army and refrains from engaging in unjust wars. People live within their means and accrue no debt. The weak are protected, taxes lowered and inflation is considered theft. Government agencies stop encroaching on our daily lives, doing little more than protecting homes and property from fire or theft. Personal liberty and freedom reign supreme.In his ideal society, women do not have the right to vote.Male politicians fill government … [Read more...]

An open letter to Frank Schaeffer

Dear Frank,I am a former Christian homeschooling mother of seven who finally walked away from fundamentalism after our radical extremism drove my oldest daughter to attempt suicide ~ and I would like to help you spread your message and sell your books.In bible college, your father was my absolute hero ~ I read all of his books and was determined to study Christian apologetics until I could defend my faith as skillfully as Francis Schaeffer!However, as the years went by, fundamentalist "family values" put me in my place as a woman ~ and so I shifted my focus and that's when your mother, Edith became my role model as I devoted myself to homemaking and motherhood.I dutifully birthed … [Read more...]

Biblical sexism tops "Ten worst verses in the Bible"

I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. (1 Timothy 2:12) by VyckieRecently, I came across a "Ship of Fools" video which invited people to submit their nominations for the "Ten worst verses of the Bible"At first, I assumed that Ship of Fools must be an atheist website holding this "Worst Verse" contest as a way to raise awareness of some of the horrific messages contained in the pages of the Christian scriptures.  My assumption was based mainly on the website's name since Psalm 14:1 tells us that "The fool" says in his heart, "There is no God."  Plus ~ who else would sponsor this sort of bible-bashing contest? … [Read more...]

"Quiver" ~ A Play by Kevin Anthony Kautzman

One Act (Full Length) * 81 pg * 3F / 1MThe Christian patriarchy movement stresses the differences between the sexes, insisting upon woman’s role as “helpmeet” for her man in an attempt to model lives after those of the Old Testament patriarchs.  When Faith, a devoutly submissive mother of seven, is drawn deeper into the militant pro-life movement by her pastor, she comes to question not just her adoption of the so-called “Quiverfull” lifestyle but her very belief in, and understanding of, God.Based in part on the story of Vyckie Garrison (NoLongerQivering.com), QUIVER is the new play from award-winning playwright Kevin Anthony Kautzman that explores how beliefs shape our communities and t … [Read more...]

Michelle Duggar is expecting her 19th child

by VyckieMichelle Duggar with her children after the birth of baby #18The news at People.com is that the Duggar family is joyously anticipating the arrival of their newest baby in the spring."I love all of this, it is so fun," says Michelle. "Anna and I will have babies five months apart."According to the article, there are "no health concerns" for 42-year-old Michelle.  "Some women are made to have babies, and Michelle is to the nth degree," ob-gyn Amy Sarver told PEOPLE in December. "She is in terrific health without any strain on her uterus."So Michelle Duggar is "made to have babies" ~ huh?Of course, a seemingly logical question for those who are considering the quiverfull … [Read more...]

Losing her religion: Norfolk woman no longer 'quivering' in fear of God

by VyckieToday's front page of the Norfolk Daily News features an article by religion reporter, Kathryn Harris, who contacted me after seeing the article "All God's Children" on Salon.com.Check out, "Losing her religion: Norfolk woman no longer 'quivering' in fear of God" ~ and be sure to read the companion article featuring Lts. Heather and Xavier's approach to ministering to our family ~ "Pastors 'preach' with love."I get the feeling that Harris is a little apprehensive about printing this article ~ on her blog, she wrote: Garrison had a story to tell. I was assigned to tell it. So that’s what I did to the best of my ability. (Although if I had the space, I’d have doubled the len … [Read more...]


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