News: Gloriavale – New Zealand Patriarchal Quiverfull Cult

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerOne of the British newspapers, the Daily Mail, recently ran an article about a religious group in New Zealand that lives entirely by the New Testament in isolation from society. They call themselves "Gloriavale"Their version of Christianity seems to have more in common with some of the Fundamentalist Ladder Day Saints than most Fundamentalist Christian groups. One of the big distinctions that runs through Gloriavale and FLDS is that a group of 12 men, all church elders, decide who will marry who. No choice is given to the potential brides and grooms. Many times the matched are based mostly on how distantly related they are to avoid birth defects from inbreeding. … [Read more...]

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On “Buying Influence”

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsThe so-called Republican “debate” – which was in no way a “debate” – was some of the best entertainment I have seen in a while.  I truly enjoyed the sparring and jabs – and we all know the thing that makes comedy comedic is the basis of truth that is inherent in what is being said.I watched an interview with Donald Trump that took place after the “debate” and in the interview, Sean Hannity questioned Trump on his comments about donations to people in order to make them beholden to him.  Hannity then made this statement:  “People donate for the purpose of buying influence.” … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Evolution Is Responsible For Racism?

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by Ben Seewald from his YouTube video on how Christians are to respond to racism as reported by the InquistrEditor's note: Ben brings in Dante Berry, an African American man, who advises that adults are to lead by example against racism and examine themselves to make sure they have no racist attitudes and adjust according. Not bad advice, except for one thing, in Quiverfull Evangelical and Fundamentalist camps there are almost no minorities or African Americans at all, just a token few like Voddie Baucham. The Seewald chimes in that people that believe in evolution are the real racist ones, claiming evolutionists believe that whites are superior to other races. Uh, I don't mean to … [Read more...]

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This Is What ATI Teaches Families Like The Duggars

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comA few months ago, when the news initially broke about Josh sexually abusing his sisters and others, I wrote a post that examined some of the reasons why his parents were able to cover up what he’d done so effectively: the purity culture they raised their children in blames women for their own assaults. Specifically, they used a program created by Bill Gothard, a man known for sexually harassing women and minors (Josh Duggar received his “counseling” from Gothard’s ministry). This program is known as the Advanced Training Institute (ATI). … [Read more...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Imbuing Politicians With ‘God’s Favor’?

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This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Well here we are, mere hours away from the first Republican presidential candidate debates. One of the things that is interesting about the 2016 crop of Republican possibles is that many of them are claiming that God favors them and wants them to be president to restore America to a Christian nation again. At least their version of what a 'Christian' nation looks like. Two different Duggar-approved candidates are in the race, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Other prominent Christians and their ministries support others claiming to be God's choice, … [Read more...]

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Duggars Remove Payment Request From YouTube Account and Another Sex Scandal

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Remember earlier in the week when it came out that the Duggar family had started asking people for money on their YouTube channel? Yeah, well, they have taken down the request for money and the button you had to click to donate. Like many other actions of the family since it came out that eldest son Josh Duggar molested five girls this action backfired on them and had people speculating that they were broke. … [Read more...]

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Pastor Bo Wagner Says A World Governed By The Bible Would Be Wonderful

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserBo Wagner, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Mooresboro, North Carolina, thinks the world would be a great place if everyone would just read the Bible and put it into practice: … [Read more...]

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News: Why The Duggars Needed A Payment Processor

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So it turns out that not only do the Duggars have a new money making scheme since their show on TLC was cancelled but they also need someone to do the online payment processing of credit cards. Hence Duggar Processing LLC and Fivestone Group LLC. Turns out that the Duggars are starting to ask for money from anyone watching their videos on YouTube, at least all the Duggar Studios videos which seem to be an endless procession of kids going to the dentist Josiah Duggar stoned out of his gourd on pain meds while Jim Bob drives him home from having his wisdom teeth removed, lip synching to music or doing other every day things. They have also done a promotion of Bill Gothard's Alert Academy. Josh … [Read more...]

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Ben Seewald Figures Out What To Do Post ’19 Kids & Counting’

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Apparently Ben Seewald is working towards his goal of being a pastor. That's according to Radar Online. After the cancellation of the Duggar family television show "19 Kids & Counting" it's good to see at least one person contemplating what to do for a living. The Inquistr had this to say about Ben's actions on social media and preaching on YouTube … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: LAF Thinks Boys Should Be Allowed To Develop Neanderthal Ideas About Girls?

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by Dan Bell at The Telegraph as quoted at Ladies Against Feminism - We must stop indoctrinating boys in feminist ideologyEditor's note: This is exactly what it looks like when men and women support and promote the long-standing Rape Culture in patriarchal theology. It's the flip side of their purity culture -- Don't wear anything that tempts a man into lust, but if you do he's allowed to rape you. Is it really a bad thing to teach our children from a young age that no one is owed sex from anyone else? … [Read more...]

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