Mitt Romney Tells College Students To Fill Their Quivers

by Calulu Recently failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney showed up in my state to speak to the graduating class of Southern Virginia University.  Turns out that the school near Lynchburg … [Read more...]

Come To Jesus?

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...or How Not To Witness To An Atheist/Agnostic - by Calulu As I've said before I wasn't raised Quiverfull or even as a fundamentalist or believer. Through the years I kept being subjected to people trying to witness to me, giving that old altar call, tap dancing towards salvation, come to Jesus sonny boy father and the Holy Ghost sales pitch. … [Read more...]

Jimmy Swaggart and Me

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by Calulu Crossposted from My Cult Life Warning! Salty language & disrespecting of religious leaders ahead! When I was younger I worked for an air freight contractor that had contracts … [Read more...]

Preying on Those Most Vulnerable

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by Calulu Last week someone sent a link for a sect that calls itself "Biblical Families". At first glance they seem like the usual patriarchal fundamentalist flavor of Christianity, like a thousand other versions of Christianity. In fact, this is how they describe themselves - … [Read more...]

Beauty: In the Eye of the Beholder

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by Calulu Recently I came across a very disturbing blog posting and another and another and another. It was from a blog that I'd quoted recently on No Longer Quivering for our Quoting Quiverfull feature. The post I used from that blog was one where the blogger's husband tried to say it was alright for a Christian man … [Read more...]

Stress, Pride, Shame and Frogs

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by Cindy Foster In February of 2002 we attended our first five day stress in the ministry workshop.  We were invited by our close friends of near 30 years who founded this desperately needed ministry near 30 years ago. … [Read more...]

Bible Spice & Blame Shifting – Adventures in Recovery

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by Calulu “Tell me what you want, what you really, really want..” - The Spice Girls from their song “Wannabe” One of those many things I've come to view differently after leaving Patriarchal Fundamentalism is the tendency of those I was around to blame … [Read more...]

Christian Advice For Brides in Training?

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by Calulu Lately I've been running into a number of Funda-Gelical blogs dedicated to either training brides what to do once they marry or advising them on what a proper Christian lady does to prepare for her future marriage. Some of the advice is … [Read more...]

The Burqa Experience: Collinsville, Alabama – Purposely Veiling For the First Time

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by Calulu Today is World Hijab Day. This is how the BBC describes the purpose of Non-Muslim ladies veiling for today. World Hijab Day is designed to counteract these controversies. It encourages non-Muslim women (or even Muslim women who do not ordinarily wear one) to don the hijab and experience what it’s like to do so, as part of a bid to foster better understanding. … [Read more...]

Is This Modest?

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by Calulu Yesterday afternoon I was doing a ramble around the interwebs when I ran across this article by Jezebel.com. It was titled "Batshit Ridiculous Modesty Website Reminds You Women Just Can't Win" and was about a modesty website. After I read it I started thinking I'd seen the … [Read more...]


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