What Would America Look Like if it Were Truly… ‘Christian’

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding FundamentalThis season’s political climate and campaign have provoked me to revisit some of my formerly-held beliefs that America, it's foundation, founders and founding documents, is positively, expressly ‘Christian’ in identity and purpose. … [Read more...]

I’m From Iowa

by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsEditor's note: Posting this in light of yesterday being Super Tuesday and the increasingly serious political season. Ellen's explanation of the Iowa caucus is interesting. Watching the Quiverfull Evangelicals try to figure out who to vote for is even more interesting. Nancy Campbell is heavily pushing Ted Cruz, while others are lining up behind Donald Trump, so it's anyone's race in the world of Christianity. … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison Upcoming Speaking Tour April 2016

Upcoming appearances of NLQ founded Vyckie Garrison in North and South Carolina:April 13th - Charlotte Atheists & Agnostics April 15th - Humanists & Freethinkers of Cape Fear April 16th - Mrytle Beach Humanists & Freethinkers April 17th - Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard’s Abuse is Not a Surprise

by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundIf you follow developments in homeschool leadership, you likely know that prominent homeschool leader Bill Gothard is alleged to have sexually groomed and molested dozens of young women during his leadership career in homeschool and other fundamentalist Christian circles, beginning in the 1970s and continuing until he stepped down from leadership a couple years ago. You likely also know that a handful of graduates from his leadership programme, IBLB, are suing Gothard, and subsequently the entire IBLP leadership board for turning a blind-eye to Gothard’s crimes. … [Read more...]

News: It’s Official – Duggar Family Returns to Television

Breaking News: According to US Weekly the Duggar's are officially returning to television. It's not a rumor by a tabloid, folks, it's happening! From the article: Onward and upward! After costarring on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, Jill and Jessa Duggar have landed their own series Jill and Jessa: Counting On, premiering on the cable channel on Tuesday, March 15, Us Weekly has learned exclusively. … [Read more...]

Please Vote ‘No’ For Theocracy, Ted Cruz and Kevin Swanson’s God

by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyIt’s blizzarding here in Boston today and I’m stuck at home, in a house creaking with snowy wind gusts, with this lovely view, watching YouTube videos while eating leftover king cake. My boyfriend is barely awake because Bostonians seem to love sleeping in on snow days. But I’ve been up for hours, finding myself wondering whether a breakfast beer would be appropriate around 9. Now considering back home in New Orleans it is Lundi Gras and beer or a bloody Mary would be totally expected, here it just doesn’t seem like it meshes with the environment. Boston is a place where people get nighttime trashed (“holding your liquor” not see … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Silly Silly Non-Believers Ruining World For Lack of Wisdom?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - His Heightened Senses 15bEditor's note: I guess Colin is not 'Feeling the Bern' if any of his recent posts are any indication. What he is feeling is all political, discussing the various candidates and how they line up with his views. Much of it is centered around abortion, mostly his insistence that there be no abortion exceptions made in cases or rape or incest. According to him every child conceived must be born. He's mentioning names and candidates, promoting some, excoriating others, from his charitable ministry platform against the IRS rules on political jockeying. Here he's blaming poor judgment for many things wrong in the USA and is saying … [Read more...]

News: Danica Dillon’s Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar Dismissed

Today it was announced that the courts ended Danica Dillon nee Ashley Stamm-Northup's law suit. She will not be able to refile and will have to bear all the costs of her legal defense. Josh Duggar agreed to not file his evidence that claims he was not at the strip club on the days the rough sex sexual assaults or anything else in regards to the allegations. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Dressing ‘Modestly’ Protects You From Creeps?

by Zack Clark from Girl Defined - Smart Dudes Aren't Looking at Your BodyEditor's note: I beg to differ. I don't care if you're covered up from neck to ankle, there are always going to be some men that will look and lust over that exposed inch of ankle skin. Cover that ankle skin and some guys will be drooling over your ear lobes. Plus creepy guys are going to approach you no matter what. Better to teach about sexual consent and how to deal gracefully with pushy guys that will be trying to hit on you uninvited than to claim if you dress modestly enough you'll be protected against those types. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Bill Gothard Cannot Be A Sexual Molester Because He Preaches A Hard Word?

by unnamed Bill Gothard supporter at Discovering Grace.Com - Did He Do It?Editor's note: This site was supposedly put together by supporters of Bill Gothard but has most of the same content that Bill Gothard's ministry site has, word for word. ICANN registry used to show it was registered to Gothard, but now the registry information is private. So what are Bill and his 'supporters' trying to do on this site and in this quote? They are trying to claim that none of the sexual abuse he's being sued for happened. There are over 60 accusers. Think about that for a moment, 60, not 1 or 2. All young women who worked under him at ATI/IBLP. Ridiculous reason for claiming he didn't do what he's … [Read more...]