Reposting: How I Lost Faith in the “Pro Life” Movement

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by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy, FeminismEditor's note: This has been previously posted here at NLQ almost two years ago. In light of the recent piece on what some Christian Fundamentalist Evangelicals such as the Duggars and Steven L Anderson erroneously  believe about female anatomy, birth control and biology this seems like a perfect time to revisit this piece. Libby Anne did an excellent job researching and numbers crunching to refute the Christian Mythology of birth control!The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students for Life chapter. The fall of my junior year of college I cut my ties with the pro-life movement. Five … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Being ‘Properly’ Submissive Will Protect You From the Doug Phillips of This World?

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by Rebekah from Femina and posted at Noble Womanhood - On Not Being a VictimThis is from a discussion on how if you are properly submissive with the right heart towards God then even the abusers of this world, like Doug Phillips, will not be able to use your submission against you. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Having Needs is Feminism?

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by Bambi in her blog In The Nursery of the Nation - When There is No Joy to be Found in MotherhoodSome hints of No Greater Joy's Debi Pearl, her letters and her truly abusive advice is echoed by Bambi here.The letter she received at her blog: I prayed for 2 years to be able to stay home with my daughter and son I was then pregnant with. When my son was born 2 years ago, the Lord answered that prayer. Today I have a 2 and a 4 year old. I'm so thankful to have the privilege of being home with them; however I'm having major problems. I feel like I'm just drained, I find myself not wanting to spend time with them. I just can't take the constant needs, wants, cries, fights, spills and so … [Read more...]

News: Mark Driscoll – Too Rude and Brash or Guilty of Something Much Worse?

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I'm sure many of you here have been keeping abreast of the hot water that Mark Driscoll keeps finding himself in. Charges of plagiarism, foul language, total control over his followers, and appropriating church funds for usages not for the church among other charges.The controversies that Mars Hill pastor Driscoll is embroiled in have become so awful that not only has he been removed from the Acts 29 ministry and Lifeway Christian store pulled all of his books from their shelves but now many are calling for him to step down from the pulpit.  Former members of Mars Hill have ramped up their cries for him to leave Mars Hill leadership.Driscoll has been one of the leading voices pushing … [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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Giving Your Life Away or Maternal Martyrdom?

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by Adeye from her blog No Greater Joy Mom - here we are, Lord--send us! as seen on Facebook shared by NLQ Founder Vyckie GarrisonRemarks in italics are from the blog. The others are Vyckie's commentary. "I long to give my life away--every part of me. I want to be so empty on earth and so full of the things of heaven." -- says Quiverfull mom of 9 (6 with disabilities), whom "the Father has chosen" to adopt 4 frozen embryos ... "Twin boys born from the same batch of embryos both have profound special needs."As I frequently say: If you don't mind ending up dead, or wishing you were dead, go ahead and give Christ-like martyrdom a try. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Birth Control Pills Are ‘Mini-Abortions’?

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by Steven L Anderson pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church from his blog Steven L. AndersonFor many of us we've wondered for a long time now why the Duggar family and other Fundamentalist Evangelical Christians think birth control pills cause miscarriages and are considered as bad as having an abortion. Zsuzanna Anderson's husband explains it in detail in his blog. … [Read more...]

Hearing Homeschool Moms’ Thoughts on Faith & Education

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by Heather Doney cross posted from her blog Becoming WorldlySometimes (thankfully more rarely than I expected) I get yelled at on my blog by homeschooling parents. Other times I get absolutely wonderful messages. Lately I’ve had some amazing ones and a couple quasi-nasty ones, and some that may or may not have had me reaching for the tissues because I’d suddenly gotten something in my eye.I’ve realized that the crossroads of faith and education is a particularly fraught space. Well, I’ve actually known this for some time. I used to try to steer clear of it because it was triggering to me, but now I see that it needs to be discussed. It’s a powerful intersection, a space buzzing with a … [Read more...]

Misquoting Heather Doney, HSLDA’s Denials & HARO: Statement by HARO on World Magazine’s “Homeschool Debate”

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by R.L. Stollar of HARO and Homeschoolers Anonymous on the recent article in World Magazine on 'The Homeschool Debate' August 22, 2014 Statement by the Board of Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out: We are grateful to both WORLD Magazine and Daniel James Devine for the opportunity to be interviewed for their recent “Homeschool debate” article. Abuse and neglect in homeschooling are serious and pressing issues that need to be addressed for both the sake of children and alumni as well as the health of the homeschooling movement in general. There has been a severe lack of coverage of abuse and neglect in homeschooling by Christian news sources. We commend WORLD and Mr. Devine for shedding some ligh … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Rights or Choice of Your Own?

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by Oswald Chambers from his book "My Utmost For His Highest"Found in the Above Rubies archive in an article 'Can God Provide? My Best Investment' used as rationalization to not use 9 years of college outside of the home. The writer sacrificed her education to be a stay at home homeschooling mother most of the time. "...if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God choose for you." Is choosing to do something else after investing that much time, effort and money in your education letting God choose for you or are you choosing? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Never Tell Others Anything ‘Not Nice’ About Your Husband?

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by Erin Harrison from No Greater Joy magazine - Virtuous ConversationTalking bad about our husbands to others can spoil his reputation among the brethren. When a wife unloads to friends about how unreasonable or controlling he is, it may make her feel better for the moment, but it will spoil his good name for a long time to come. I have had two sisters in Christ continually cry to me about how horrible their husbands treated them. One wife would call me in desperation, telling me that she could not take his controlling nature any longer. She felt she was not allowed to go anywhere or do anything but serve him. It did not matter that she had talents and dreams. She was forced to set her … [Read more...]

Review: Parenting Without God

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by M. Dolon Hickmon, author of '13:24- A Story of Faith and Obsession' cross posted from The Freethinker Parenting Without God by Dan Arel preaches to the choir of atheist parents Parenting Without God (2014, Dangerous Little Books) is the highly anticipated first book by Dan Arel, a secular firebrand best known for his science reporting and op-ed pieces on secular parenting, humanist values, and church/state separation. In addition to writing freelance for Alternet and The Huffington Post, Arel pens a regular column in American Atheists Magazine. Given the author’s reputation as a debater, one might expect Parenting Without God to offer a pointed critique of the Christian approach to pare … [Read more...]


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