Welcome New Readers! Where to Start at NLQ?

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We've had an influx of new readers due to founder Vyckie Garrison's speech at the American Atheist Convention being picked up and republished by publications as diverse as Salon, Raw Story, Huffington Post, Alternet, to mention just a few.  Because of the new faces and questions popping up I'm going to attempt to direct folks into the places they can find the answers.If you're here with lots of questions the best place to start is the NLQ FAQ PageTwo places to start are What is Quiverfull and What is Spiritual AbuseWe get a lot of questions asking if 'No Longer Quivering is an atheist site'. The short answer is no, founder Vyckie Garrison is an atheist and admin Suzanne … [Read more...]

Thank You So Much! An Update on the Vyckie Garrison Fundraiser

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerWhen I set up the Give Forward fundraiser for Vyckie Garrison I thought that getting people to donate was going to be a huge chore and take months to accomplish. All I knew it that I wanted to help my friend and fellow activist against spiritual abuse.  I was so wrong,  I'm amazed, grateful and happy to say that as of right now, Sept 23 at 2:30 est the total stands at $12, 145, making it to 52% less than a week after I first uploaded the fundraiser.Vyckie is so touched by the outpouring of love and assistance she's receiving and yes, the comments and hugs left on the Give Forward site for her are bringing tears to both of our eyes. It's been incredible! Thank you … [Read more...]

Fundraiser for NLQ Founder Vyckie Garrison

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by Suzanne Titkemeyer - Admin at No Longer QuiveringVyckie Garrison, the founder of this site No Longer Quivering, needs our help. Please consider donating to my friend Vyckie Garrison so she and the youngest five children can stay in their home.No Longer Quivering's  founder, Vyckie Garrison, needs (and, in my opinion, *deserves*) our help! In a recent Facebook chat conversation, Vyckie revealed to me that the home in which she is still raising 5 of her 7 children could soon be foreclosed on due to the financial fallout of her very messy divorce. I've known Vyckie Garrison for quite a long time now, and I took over the administration, daily operations and editing for No Longer Q … [Read more...]

Five Degrees of Separation: Bill “Grabby Hands” Gothard Edition

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How can you link fast food places with Bill Gothard in five easy steps?             Just about everyone in America eats at fast food joints these days....        And one of the more popular items are burgers, which sometimes carry Ecoli...            Making you sick to your stomach, just like the music of Hanson....who also used to claim to have 'family … [Read more...]

Battle For The Net

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Why I Haven’t “Given Up On The Church”

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by Living Liminal from her blog Living LiminalThis morning, I read an article entitled Why You Shouldn’t Give up on the Church.The author is the son of a 'famous' christian. I am a 'nobody' in that particular world.He thinks "church is messy by nature." I have found it not messy, but dangerous.He says, "it’s where Jesus’ people are connected." I find I can connect with Jesus's people wherever I meet them.He opines that, "To leave the Church is to hurt yourself and to hurt others." I left because it was the only way to stop the hurt.His judgement: "leaving the Church... is escapism." My experience: leaving the institution was the only way to escape the abuse. … [Read more...]

News: World Magazine Answers Critics & Disseminates Absolutely Nothing

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerToday World Magazine posted about the internet wide discussions involving their article on homeschooling and child abuse - Homeschool Debate: How To Keep A Few Bad Apples From Spoiling The Bushel. You remember this article, right? This is the same piece that took something our SASBN member Heather Doney said out of context to change the meaning somewhat and also the article where HSLDA was allowed to get away with claiming only a few were homeschooling to hide child abuse and those few were 'fake homeschoolers'The article was the usual white-washed denial of a problem that typically seems to occur in Christian Fundamentalist Evangelical circles. Circle the … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Wear a Sack

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 201—202We’re in Debi’s chapter on being “chaste,” and not surprisingly, we’re discussing modesty. I actually found this passage really interesting myself, because there are several times when Debi departs from the conventional evangelical script—though not in good ways.A chaste woman is a modest woman. God speaks of a woman maintaining her chastity and purity by the clothes she wears. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godlines … [Read more...]

When Love Isn’t Enough: The Musser Family Tragedy Part 1

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by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideSixteen years ago, a baby was born in Bulgaria. At four months old, he was placed in an orphanage.   The orphanage young Tommy was placed at was hell on Earth.  The director "modified" the foods fed to the children to prevent them from growing normally.  By doing this, the director kept the children permanently in the youngest/weakest group of the orphanage where the orphanage received the most funds for the children.  Tommy was listed at age 15 as "Male child at 15 years of age, with the following diagnoses: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – Hypotonic form; Severe lagging behind in the physical and neuro-psychical development; Severe p … [Read more...]

Lourdes, Lifeboats and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Progress of Exiting Totalist Groups: Part 2

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from Spiritual Sounding BoardRead Part 1 first...***Cindy Kunsman explains how Doug Phillips relegated Vision Forum acolytes to bounded choice – a dynamic only intensified for Lourdes Torres-Manteufel by alleged sex abuse.***Note from Julie Anne:  This is Part 2 of Cindy Kunsman’s series on Bounded Choice.  In this series she is helping us to understand the process people go through when they have lived in a high-controlling religious system as was Lourdes Torres-Manteufel’s experience.  Lourdes’ and Cindy’s story can help shed light in our own experience or the experience of someone we know and love.  Having this understanding is pivotal in t … [Read more...]


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