Part 1 -Chapter 1: The First Commandment – Be Fruitful and Multiply Review

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NLQ Book Review of Nancy Campbell’s “Be Fruitful & Multiply” by Suzanne TitkemeyerNancy starts off the book by claiming that the words God spoke to Adam and Eve after making Eve from Adam's rib were the First Commandment. She thinks that the words of Genesis 1:27-28 are the first thing that humans are commanded to do, 'Be fruitful and multiple, and replenish the earth, and subdue it", not the actual first commandment that Jesus himself reiterates in the New Testament  - "I am thy Lord God and thou shalt have no other gods before me"? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Porn & Birth Control go Hand in Hand?

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by Scott Matthew Dix from Ladies Against Feminism - Birth Control, Abortion and ObscenityEditor's note: Because this is a LAF quote there's nothing backing up the statement that these three subjects are linked, just a statement without factual evidence. No link to where they found this. No context for the quote. Take that as you will.  … [Read more...]

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Who Has the Power in Your [Former] Church?

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by Ellen cross posted from her blog When Church HurtsI know a man who once worked for a major Christian Publisher. He had gone to their school to train as a missionary, but when it was almost time for he and his wife to leave for the mission field, the leadership requested that he stay and teach in the school. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: So What’s The Different Again Between Christian And Muslim Men?

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by Bojidar Marinov as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism and cross posted from his blog Navigating History - Civilization & Self ControlEditor's note: In light of all the recent pearl clutching in the world of Evangelical Christianity about modesty and yoga pants Marinov's assertions about how self controlled Evangelical Christian men are seems like a ridiculous lie! How many times in our old lives in Fundigelicalism and Quiverfull were we told to never defraud a man by dressing immodestly? No difference at all from what Marinov is claiming about Islamic men. Bonus points for historical revision, racism and Islamaphobia as well.  … [Read more...]

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Not Quoting Quiverfull: Science Denial Has Real Consequences

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by Adam Frank from NPR - Science Denialism Has ConsequencesEditor's note: In light of the recent measles outbreak due in no small part to people taking religious exemptions on childhood vaccinations (like Zsuzsanna Anderson and Debi Pearl among others) and even HSLDA's refusal to take sides in a public safety issue I think we should revisit the issue of  refusing to vaccinate your children for religious reasons. NPR has posted an excellent article on how denying proven science does have real life consequences for everyone. Since Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity seems to be the biggest practitioners of Science Denialism we're starting to see the consequences. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Christian Women’s Groups Are Bitch Fests?

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by Erin Davis as quoted by Ladies Against Feminism from her blog True Woman - Six Reasons Your Husband May Not Like Your Women's GroupEditor's note: How does her husband know she is complaining about him there? Did she tell him? Why do Evangelical Christian men find women not applauding everything they do to be so threatening to their ego and masculinity? Venting can be healthy, particularly if you have no other safe place to vent. … [Read more...]

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Why Do So Many Evangelicals Abuse Their Children?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser Now there’s a title sure to get everyone’s attention! Why do so many Christians abuse their children? The reason is primarily a theological one. (though they might not even realize it is) Most Christian sects believe in some form of original sin.(depravity) The theology goes something like this: … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Make Women Chose Feminine Men?

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by Matt Walsh from The Matt Walsh Blog on The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get CancerEditor's note: After misunderstanding the research showing that there is a slightly higher risk of a rare brain tumor Matt goes on to claim that the pill makes women leave their masculine husbands and gravitate to the 'feminine' men. There aren't words enough to explain how wrong that is.  … [Read more...]

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There’s a Difference Between Criticism and Bullying

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by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons Tone policing is wrong. Respectability politics is wrong. Telling victims that they shouldn’t respond with anger to someone participating in abuse apologetics (inadvertently or not) is wrong. Anyone, anyone at all, is and should be open to criticism, even vociferous criticism. When I read Captivating and watch John and Stasi go on for pages about white supremacy I’m going to call it like I see it, and I’m going to say what the fuck. Out loud. When Grace Driscoll perpetuates the extremely damaging teaching that victims should repent, I’m going to talk about it, and I’m going to be harsh. … [Read more...]

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News: Steven L. Anderson Family and Why Hate, Harassment and Bullying Never Works

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerYesterday morning while I was strolling through the blogosphere looking for quotes from Quiverfull leaders to post at NLQ I came across some disturbing news on Faithful Word Baptist Church Pastor Steven L. Anderson's blog. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Birth Control Pills Poison That Gives Men Free Sex?

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by Matt Walsh of The Matt Walsh Blog at The Blaze - Birth Control Pills: Men Get Free Sex, Women Could Get Cancer Editor's note: Matt is taking the news that some birth control pills might potentially raise the growth rate of certain rare brain tumors to mean 'omg~ birth control pills cause cancer!' He cites an article on Time.com as his source, yet willfully misunderstands what it says. Be careful going to The Blaze because, just like Matt Walsh's blog there are multiple pop ups that go past your pop up blocker.  … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Government Is Pushing Transgender On Teens?

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by Rev. James David Manning from Atlah World Missionary Church as quoted by Raw Story - NY Pastor "Justin Bieber is trans and 'cut off his breasts' because Obama's 'evil spirits' mislead himEditor's note: This pastor keeps popping up on national media in his competition with Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church for the strangest fundamentalist Christian conspiracy theories. Here he blames transgenderism on the president. While this isn't really a QF issue necessarily it does neatly dovetail with those in the Quiverfull movement that are trying to demonize transgendered people, like Michelle Duggar and others more mainstream. This conspiracy theory is a little extra crazy … [Read more...]

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