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Has the Spanking Ban in Sweden Led to a 500% Increase in Child Abuse?

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser In today’s mail came the March-April 2015 edition of Michael and Debi Pearl’s No Greater Joy Magazine. This issue featured an article written by Michael Pearl titled Attack on Traditional Child Training. In the article, Pearl gives numerous statistics that are meant to bolster his, if you love your children, you’ll beat them” viewpoint. On page 13, Pearl writes: … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Go To Bed Or Your Husband Might Sexually Stray?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - The TrendEditor's note: Oh great! Another thing to be fearful about in the CPM/Quiverfull movement. Your poor man cannot be up in the bed sleeping without you there cooing over him. Claiming it brings your husband 'sexual temptation' if you're not up in the bed at the same time as him is really a big stretch. What, does he have his Ipad under the covers with the browsers open to free porn and match making sites? Any man weak enough to stray because he's up in the bed alone while you're answering emails or playing Candy Crush isn't worth having in the first place! … [Read More...]

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Idealism, Diplomacy and and the Pale, Blue Dot

by Kaleesha Williams cross posted from her blog The Lost (and Found) Mind of Kaleesha WilliamsEditor's note: A fitting piece for the days following the death of Leonard Nimoy...LLAP Today at lunch I overheard my six year old directing one of the older children in the making of her PB&J sandwich. “Not like that. I want it the way it’s supposed to be.” At six years old, Little already has ideas about the way things are supposed be. Are all children like this or just mine? I don’t know. I suspect it’s more common than not. In my home, all nine of us, right down to four year old Justin, have perfectionist streaks. Natural born idealists. Though the older we are, the more set in our ways … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Labeling Women As ‘Pushy Broads’?

by Doug Wilson of Blog and MaBlog quoted by Tim Fall in response to an article by Jen Wilkins at The Gospel Coalition titled How Men Pastors Can Better Relate To WomenEditor's note: Say what??? Reminds me of that scripture that says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. He really must hate women if this is what he calls many of them! This is unacceptable language for someone who is supposed to a pastor. It proves that Wilson's brand of Christianity is a very unsafe place for women where they'll eventually be spiritually abused. … [Read More...]

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News: CPAC and the Enforcement of Traditional Roles Only for Women

Not sure if everyone here has been following the last few days in the news and the coverage of the conservative Christian organization CPAC currently holding meetings in the Washington, DC area. Most of what's been reported in the media is a blender of Evangelical crazy, completely devoid of any common sense or reality. Example: "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson gave a paranoid rambling speech that claimed 'STDs are the revenge of the hippies' and that 'you should only have sex for 30 seconds or less'. Seriously, I'm not making this up - Talking Points Memo - Duck Dynasty Star Rambles About STDs and Nazis in CPAC Speech … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Alecia Pennington Having No Official ID Is ‘True Freedom’?

by David at Nooganomics.com - Homeschooling grad finds liberty stifling; she's 19, says she can't get legal IDEditor's note: This man seems to think that being completely unidentifiable in a legal sense is something to be valued? Original posting has lots of praise for the Pennington parents and digs at the federal government and society in general. Think this guy is hiding in a spider hole near Chattanooga, Tennessee stockpiling weapons and dehydrated foodstuffs? Another self-appointed patriarch trying to tell a girl how to live. How can anyone possibly believe that a lack of a legal birth certificate is an advantage? … [Read More...]

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Announcement: The Hotline Project of Recovery From Religion

NLQ friend and partner site Recovery From Religion is launching their long anticipated Hotline. The Hotline Project will be available 24 hours a day for those struggling with the emotional turmoil of leaving their faith. Here's what Recovery From Religion  has to say on their site about the project: … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Your Husband’s Obsessions?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - ObsessionsEditor's note: And so we finish up Nancy's one tale about how imperfect her husband Michael Pearl is. But her conclusion that all men have a tendency to obsess, everyone has the potential to obsess, they just handle it and manifest it differently.  … [Read More...]

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Off Topic – Leonard Nimoy Remembrance Thread

While actor - writer - director and all around wise soul Leonard Nimoy has no connection to Quiverfull movement or Christianity it is a face that he has influenced so many of us here. His passing is a great loss for our world. Please feel free to share your memories or feelings about Mr. Nimoy here. Others have been remembering him in a variety of ways - How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard NimoyIf this is your first time visiting NLQ please read our Welcome page and our Comment Policy! Comments open below NLQ Recommended Reading … Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Kathryn Joyce 13:24 - A Story of Faith and Obsession by M Dolon Hickmon<A H … [Read More...]

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One Million Moms Outraged Over Women Not Wearing Underwear

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: Posting this because it seems to be representative of the silly things that really do not matter in the long run that the world of Quiverfull Evangelical Fundamentalist Christianity seems to be most concerned with. There are real pressing problems and injustice happening in this world that demand outrage, attention and change. Why be outraged over silly things like not wearing underwear. They cannot be bothered to focus on real problem. Why is that? Humor and snark ahead … [Read More...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Your Husband’s Obsessions?

by Debi Pearl from No Greater Joy - ObsessionsEditor's note: So one of  Nancy's early solutions is to try and change a man? Baawwhahahahahah! There is nothing more frustrating and useless than trying to change someone else. You can only change yourself. At least she realized that wasn't going to work with Michael pretty quickly. But her message of suck it up, be joyful and find something to do while he's obsessing (or just merely practicing his hobby) is not any healthier. … [Read More...]

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Christian Celebrity Culture

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living LiminalI came across this Facebook post from Kris Vallotton last week. As of today, it has received over 1,500 responses. And as far as I can see scrolling down the first few hundred, they are all messages of thanks and applause.But I have spent the last week struggling with it - feeling like I must inhabit an alternate universe. Because when I read this post, I didn't feel like applauding.I was distressed! … [Read More...]


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