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On Being Silenced

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons I have a lot of experience with being told to shut up. I’m used to being ignored, dismissed, thrown out. Being an outspoken, opinionated girl and then young woman in Christian fundamentalism leaves one feeling stifled, and it’s a sensation I hate. The one thing that will guarantee that I get so pissed at you that I never speak to you again is to dismiss me when I’m talking about something that I believe matters. That reaction comes from a lifetime of experience in a cult, watching the people I cared about being told to shut up and color any time they had a problem with something. One of the lessons that I’ve learned extreme … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull Part 4 – Michael Pearl Answers Critics of “To Train Up A Child”

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - It's The Book's FaultEditor's note: Another laundry list of bad attitudes or thought crimes that Michael claims makes his book not work right. Impossible standards. Emotional control. … [Read More...]

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Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 1: How Do I Need Thee? (What Your Woman Needs To Be Happy)

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom Mormonp 33-35Previously, I had been posting whole chapters.  However, this chapter is a ginormous 30 pages, so I'm going to break it into smaller sections.  Text is in purple.How Do I Need Thee? Let Me Count the Ways   A man needs a woman with his entire being-body, soul, and spirit.  Every man knows his body needs his wife, but many do not know that their souls and spirits also have a deep need that only she can meet.  Many men know by her complaints that they are not meeting their wife's needs.  What they do not know is that the need they are most neglecting is the wife's need to be needed.  Your wife needs you to need her in body, … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull Part 3 – Michael Pearl Answers Critics of “To Train Up A Child”

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - It's The Book's FaultEditor's note: Even more calling out his critic and laying the blame for the failure of his methods with her. … [Read More...]

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TLC Dishoners Victims of Sexual Abuse With All Josh Duggar Marathon

by Suzanne TitkemeyerAfter yesterday's shocking news that Josh Duggar, eldest son of TLC's reality television stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, confessed to sexually assaulting underage girls during his teenage years you'd think that The Learning Channel might have decided to do the responsible thing and not show last night's regularly scheduled “19 Kids & Counting” episode.In fact, they did nothing of the sort. Instead they chose to air a “19 Kids & Counting” marathon, rife with Josh-centric episodes. … [Read More...]

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News: Jackson Brothers Plead Guilty of Raping Sister

Remember when Eric Jackson came forward at his North Carolina church to confess that he and his brothers started raping their sister at age four and continued until she was fifteen? Four of the six brothers have pled guilty of the sexual abuse and been sentenced. Two other brothers will be tried at a later date. More from Raw Story - … [Read More...]

It’s Okay, Josh Duggar Is An Alleged Pedophile, But He’s Not Gay

by S. J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo(Editor's note: Author mentions Kate Hunt and if you're like me and not sure who she is or what happened with her there is more here and here. As always, views expressed are the author's views.)Josh Duggar is not gay.  It’s okay, he’s just an alleged pedophile who has allegedly molested 4 of his sisters.  But, he’s not gay.  He likes girls. When he was 14 he molested a few girls.  He also resigned from the Family Research Council on Thursday as news of his tendencies finally found their way out of the closet.  He told his parents what he had done and receive counseling.  He stated if he were to continue down that path of pe … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull Part 2 – Michael Pearl Answers Critics of “To Train Up A Child”

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - It's The Book's FaultEditor's note: Here Michael starts to point fingers back at the letter writer and diagnose her with various things like a 'legalistic spirit'. Nice try, blaming and shaming someone asking for clarification on your abusive child training methods (that is if the letter wasn't penned by Michael or Debi, which is unlikely.) Whenever I post Michael Pearl here I am reminded of a great blues classic song 'Sayin' Don't Make It So' This is going to be one of those multi part series so that you can count the inconsistencies uttered by Mr. Pearl. … [Read More...]

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NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Quiverfull Women Pick Husband Over Children?

This is a new series we’re going to start running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Today's question comes directly out of the recent case in Texas of a Quiverfull by adoption father who admitted to raping his daughters and is now going to jail for 37 years. Even though he's admitting to harming their daughters with years of physical sexual abuse this man, Travis Yates, has his wife standing by him like he did nothing wrong. From Dr. Danny Day's blog and petition - Woman Stands By Husband After He Confesses To Raping Daughters … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull Part 1 – Michael Pearl Answers Critics of “To Train Up A Child”

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - It's The Book's Fault!Editor's note: Found this strange gem a few weeks ago on the Pearl's site. It starts with a letter from parents (real or Pearl-written no one knows) blaming Michael's child training via spanking manual 'To Train Up A Child' for the new misbehavior in their children. Believe this is likely a fake letter cobbled together to allow Mr. Pearl to pontificate on why his child discipline ideas are the best thing ever in his mind. Surely this has to be fake? It reeks of fakery. Also it's so strange, the writer is accusing the book of making her not enjoy her children and stressing her out? Time in Quiverfull-land can make you crazy if … [Read More...]

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Updated 6:30 – In Touch Has Copy of Josh Duggar Sex Offender Police Report

Looks more and more likely that the rumor of Josh sexually molesting someone is true. Amazing that they were able to bury all of this for such a long time. In Touch Weekly has a copy of the police report posted at their site and had this additional information on the allegations: … [Read More...]

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News Update: Josh Duggar Sexual Abuse Rumors Hitting Main Stream Media

Now the allegations published in In Touch Weekly have started to hit more legitimate news organizations such as Salon, Philly.com and Zap2it (part of the Chicago Tribune media group). It's not just the Inquistr and other tabloids like Hello commenting on it.  Josh and Anna plus kids faced paparazzi landing at Reagan National airport in Arlington, Virginia.Time will tell how far the story goes and if it will spark a demand from the general public for TLC to cancel the Duggar's television show "19 Kids & Counting" … [Read More...]


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