News: New Charges Brought Against Bill Gothard

According to an article in the Washington Post new allegations against ATI founder Bill Gothard. One of the women coming forward in the new lawsuit filed yesterday says that she was raped by Bill Gothard and another man on campus. The details of this are getting increasingly worse, with allegations of being sold into human trafficking and charges of molestation by others at IBLP.  Apparently several of Gothard's victims went to law enforcement and law enforcement declined to prosecute. From the Washington Post: … [Read more...]

SkullDUGGARy: An Effect Gothard’s ATI Movement Won’t Own

by Cindy Foster cross posted from her blog Finding Fundamental I realize that I am the ‘Johnny-come-lately’ to this subject   BUT....   After poring over the many disturbing facts surrounding Josh Duggar’s  molestations, I want to extend the focus from Josh’s deviance and his parents’ learned, willful  ignorance and denial to what I believe to be at the root of their troublesome response... which would be: … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Files Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit

It was obvious that this was coming. Josh Duggar isn't denying he had paid sex with adult entertainer Danica Dillion, he's now filed a lawsuit to ask the judge to dismiss her lawsuit according to the Daily Mail and Radar Online. His legal team seems to be saying in the documents that Josh doesn't dispute having sex with Dillion outside of marriage or that he paid her for her services, but that Dillion hasn't shown any evidence that she was somehow harmed by this transaction. Duggar's attorney says because Josh didn't intentionally try to inflict harm on her on purpose there's not legitimate case. Hearing on January 21st to rule on this motion. From the legal papers: … [Read more...]

Vyckie Garrison in US Weekly Magazine

Sharing NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison's remarks on why Anna Duggar will never leave Josh Duggar no matter how much he cheats on her. From US Weekly Magazine - Why Anna Won't Leave What are your thoughts on Anna's decision to stay married to a serial cheater? What are your thoughts on this? … [Read more...]

Two Ways Modern Republicans Are Anti-Christian

by Samantha Field cross posted from Samantha P Field.comI was seven when I saw the original Star Wars trilogy, and eleven when The Phantom Menace came out. To say that Star Wars had an impact on me would be one hell of an understatement. I was obsessed. Completely and utterly obsessed. I loved everything about those stories, and almost everything I wrote for over a decade was Star Wars fanfiction. … [Read more...]

Part 15 RU Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideWe are finally nearing the end of the Application Form for RU: School of Disciples.    So far, RU's collected personal identification information, legal information, health information and previous employment information.They have a section on a background check that matches closely the background check run by the school districts I have worked for.  The two major differences are that the background check used for teachers costs ~100 dollars and involves being fingerprinted by the local police department.  The RU background check costs $40.00 and is limited to what information was provided by the applicant. … [Read more...]

Part 14 RU Labor Exploitation For Jesus

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideHonestly, I never expected this series to get this long - but the more I read about this program the more freaked out I got.  In fact, my husband argues that signing up for RU's Schools of Discipleship should be legally admissible as a sign of mental incompetence.Today, we look at the work information that RU wants prior to acceptance. … [Read more...]

Christmas Card: Peace on Earth?

Found this on Facebook. Some good Christian Patriarch thought that this would be an outstanding Christmas card photo of his family. Wonder if it's Larry Solomon? What do you think?The image has been removed for copyright reasons. When this was originally posted it was floating around Facebook. Now the photographer has come forward and isn't happy that others are sharing this photo. However if you want to know more about the controversy NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison has written about this image and how it's upsetting folks for Raw Story - Facebook Heaps Massive Scorn on Photographer's Appallingly Sexist Family Christmas Photo and the photo is also with the story on the Raw Story website. Is … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Evanglizing Solves All the World’s Problems?

by Ben Seewald quote by the Inquistr -Jessa Duggar Seewald's Husband Says ISIS Isn't World's Biggest ProblemEditor's note: You knew it was coming, right? Stupid Duggar-related folks thinking they have everything figured out from their little cult in the backwoods of Arkansas. Sunday's showing of 'Jill  and Jessa: Counting On' merely reinforced how sheltered, immature and unrealistic Mr. Seewald actually is.  He should make a fine pastor (not). Complex problems cannot be combated with simplistic solutions. He needs to stick to mowing lawns on Jim Bob's rental properties. … [Read more...]

Ten Things Reality Television and Christian Patriarchs Have in Common – Duggar Edition

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveEditor's note: I know many here have recently emailed me and I have not replied. I still cannot bend my thumb or several fingers or parts of my right hand and am having to get others to type as I dictate or update NLQ. I will attempt to answer all emails this week. Thanks for your understanding!For over two weeks now I've been mostly in the bed due to a systemic infection that nearly caused me to lose my thumb and part of my hand. I haven't been able to do much, except watch television between my bouts in the hospital. While I was horizontal and unable to use my right hand I started thinking about reality television, … [Read more...]


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