You can’t stop the reign of guns and patriarchy without talking about religion

by SierraAmericans have come to expect certain conversations after public shooting incidents. It’s a stain on our national discourse that we have such a thing as a “generic” response to mass murder, but we all know what it is. Gun control and mental health are … [Read more...]

Tea Party Nation Blames Teachers for Sandy Hook Tragedy

by Incongruous CircumspectionThis post continues my views on the "article", written by Timothy Birdnow of The Tea Party Nation.Birdnow makes a tragic mistake here - willingly.There is the key to our whole cultural disintegration; we refuse to recognize Evil as a … [Read more...]

Tea Party Nation’s Despicable Sandy Hook Article

by Incongruous CircumpspectionI am livid over this article.First, the author, Timothy Birdnow, nonchalantly makes a joke about the elementary school being named "Sandy Hook": ...the ironically named Sandy Hook - … [Read more...]

Modesty, Body Policing and Rape Culture: Connecting the Dots

by SierraDefinition: The “modesty doctrine” is the belief that women need to cover their bodies to prevent men from being attracted to them, because sexual attraction is lust that leads to sin and death for both.  The modesty doctrine is not the same as … [Read more...]

Indentifying Spiritual Abuse: The Pastor Litmus Test – The Newtown CT Shooting

Sometimes identifying spiritual abuse isn't an easy task, particularly if it is coming directly from the pulpit.Today as you listen to various pastors and teachers speaking about Friday's tragic murder of those twenty school children ponder on the way they talk … [Read more...]

Saturday Shock & Sadness: December 15, 2012

As you know we usually post a list of news links having to do with fundamentalism, quiverfull, or patriarchal subjects on Saturdays. Not today though.While the events of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut unfolded many of us could not look away from the media … [Read more...]


by MariDonald Miller, in “A Million Miles in a Thousand Years” says that when you write a story, even though you hold the pen, the character does what it wants.It’s true.I once wrote a story for a fiction workshop about … [Read more...]

Emotional Control: Mandatory Happiness Makes Me Sad

by SierraI recently joined Pinterest. I resisted for a little while, like I always do, but eventually decided that it would be a convenient way to store ideas for home decorating (I just moved house) and wedding planning (for next fall). The result was my sudden … [Read more...]

Jack Schaap: The Mess at First Baptist Church in Chicago Magazine

by CaluluThe most popular post here at NLQ isn't necessarily a Quiverfull story but one that examines how the Independent Baptist Churches and pastors seem to have a problem with a high percentage of their leadership straying into sexual abuse of women and children. It named two known IFB pastors that ended up … [Read more...]


by MariThe summer after I turned 10, a lot of things changed.My dad was informed that he would be laid off for a total of 5 months while the plant he worked at was being remodeled. (or something!!) Just a few days before my dad’s last day of work before … [Read more...]