In Fundie Land Name Calling is Fair Game

Replace "Christians" with "Fundie" and it illustrates Lana Hope's point perfectly

 by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open GroundSome days -so much of the freakin time – fundies don’t give back any substantial rebuttal or feedback to arguments that have been addressed specially at them. For example, a while back, Libby Anne addressed how the leading homeschool legal defense group in America, HSLDA, had called a child abuser a hero. That’s a substantial claim that would deserve a good answer.But fundies don’t usually give back any sort of substantial argument. They might, however, name call (“you feminist” or “Jezebel”), or they might go so insanely vague on the argument, or they might laugh themselves sick and assume others are bitter, but sh … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Virtue Makes You Beautiful?

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This video has been going viral lately. It features the young men from The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Lone Peak Sandy Stake singing to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" with new lyrics about female modesty. All the while in their tight slacks hip shaking in a way that might defraud young ladies. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Suffering Suffering?

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From the new book by Tim Keller that John Piper of Desiring God and pals are promoting - Walking Through Pain and Suffering “Some suffering is given in order to chastise and correct a person for wrongful patterns of life (as in the case of Jonah imperiled by the storm), some suffering is given not to correct past wrongs but to prevent future ones (as in the case of Joseph sold into slavery), and some suffering has no purpose other than to lead a person to love God more ardently for himself alone and so discover the ultimate peace and freedom.” Comments open belowQUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: … [Read more...]

“Farris Logic:” An Extra Snarky Response to The WaPo Homeschool Story

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlyNote: I meant to post this post a while ago but didn’t (thinking I might dial down the snark), so it’s a slight bit out of date, still full of snark, and I think still relevant. Also, Becoming Worldly got linked in this post on how Long Lives Made Humans Human at Slate magazine today (Yay! So cool!) so I figured since the link was directly about fundamentalist homeschooling that I’d put up something I was sure was on topic for curious Slate link-clickers to see. So thanks for stopping by, Slate readers! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Curse of Small Families?

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From Ladies Against Feminism reposted from MacCleans - The Curse of Small Families Baby Boomers may soon find they have no one to look after them. Brian Bethune reports on the next generational crisis. … [Read more...]

No Fear In Being ‘Ready’

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 by Calulu cross posted from her blog True Love Doesn't RapeVaughn Ohlman of True Love Doesn't Wait has answered NLQ readers comments with claiming again that we don't understand and we're all a bunch of Anti Quiverfull Liberal Feminists with an agenda. … [Read more...]

The “Jezebel Spirit” Teaching: Priming Churches for Spiritual Abuse

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by Kristen Rosser cross posted from her blog Wordgazer's WordsIt's a story my husband Jeff likes to tell from before we were married.We were both members of a coercive Christian group of "charismatic" persuasion-- meaning that the group believed in supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Like most charismatic groups, our church believed that Christians and churches could be harassed by, or even come under the power of, demonic spirits. We believed God had called us to "rebuke" such spirits in the name of Jesus and drive them out of our lives and the lives of others. … [Read more...]

Raised to be a Monster

from the film "Pan's Labyrinth"

by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the Dragons I sat on the couch in the nursery, playing with some loose threads while I watched Mrs. Grace* entertain the baby on her lap. She’d been playing peekabo for the past few minutes when she suddenly saw the baby, Anna*, notice her necklace. It was an antique pendant watch with delicate scroll work, and Anna seem fascinated by the movement of the hands. Mrs. Grace dangled the pendant in front of her, telling her “it’s ok, you can touch it, go ahead.” I watched as Anna turned to look at her mother who was sitting across the room. Mrs. Dianna slowly shook her head, pursed her lips, frowned, and made a subtle wagging motion w … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Feminism Misunderstood by LAF?

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by Ladies Against Feminism -Feminism Rejects Feminism: We're Doing Our Best to Achieve the Impossible Feminists are finding their legacy, unrealistic, misdirected, negligent and confusing. This article is an insider’s perspective on the realities of feminism and an interesting discussion (perpetuated by lies or shall we say redefining of the facts) on what the answer is supposed to be. Feminism’s expectations are still impossible and unrealistic either way. They’ve created a generation of confused misguided women who hopefully will realize they’ve been lied to. Once again, we have the answer to a fulfilling life. Caution: Swear words on sidebar"When the expectation that they could “have … [Read more...]

Courting a Stranger

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by Samantha cross posted from her blog Defeating the DragonsThis week, the Duggars announced that their daughter, Jessa, had begun a “courtship” with Ben Seewald. News articles have been floating around in my facebook feed about this, and as I read a few of them . . . my heart sank. Many people are mocking the family, Jessa, Ben, her parents, for how they’ve chosen to handle this. I can’t get behind the mocking. All I can feel right now is compassion for Jessa and Ben. It’s an emotion they might dismiss as completely unwarranted– from all appearances, they’re blissfully happy, and this courtship is what they’ve always envisioned for themselves. I don’t know about Ben, but everything I’ve … [Read more...]


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