Fundraiser – James Swift Author of ‘Rusted Rhinestones’

Putting a link here for the author of the book 'Rusted Rhinestones' James Swift. Swift was forcibly taken as a young teen to one of Mack Ford's 'Pray The Gay Away' camps, beaten, abused, sodomized at the boys camp near Monroe, Louisiana. Yes, where he was is part of the whole New Bethany mess, one of the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church troubled teens camps where children were abused in some of the sickest ways possible.If you haven't read James' book you should. It's a great quick read - 'Rusted Rhinestones' … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Education Only to Bring Children to God?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - A Good QuestionEditor's note: Of course there's no mention of the real reason to assure your children are educated: to produce well-rounded adults fully capable of participating in society and to make sure they have marketable skills they can use to support themselves in the future. While I have no problem with people using their education to help others it seems a bit childish and naive to state that the main goal is to make them love God more. Education does not actually work like that. … [Read more...]

It’s Summertime: Beware Evangelical Attempts to Evangelize Your Children

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: This is a big thing in my small town except that it is not only VBS and day camps, but overnight week long camps run by the IFB church that is pitched in our community as a fun, wholesome and character-building experience while in reality it is a run-down facility with many safety violations and staffed by untrained and unscreened volunteers as an attempt to add children and families to the local IFB churches. Ask a LOT of questions of any camp, day or overnight, you send your children. … [Read more...]

Understanding Steven Anderson, Pastor Faithful Word Baptist Church, Tempe, Arizona

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: This is a post from 2015 in which Bruce explains everything you need to know about the Anderson family. Since there's currently a firestorm going on in the media over Anderson's remarks about the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack I thought we should try to educate the public as to who this man is and what he believes. We've bumped the newest chapter of Aletha's 'Created To Need A Help Meet' review back a week to showcase who the leader of a church listed as an official hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center actually is.Steven Anderson is the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church, an … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Guns Are Godly?

by The Johnson Family from Johnson Family - The Ten Most Common Gun Control Soundbites RefutedEditor's note: In like of the many, many shootings happening around our country it's time to look at the reasons Quiverfull families think having guns is a good idea. Whoever wrote this didn't so much refute anything as trot out some good old Christian martyrbating, fear-mongering and a soupcon of untrue tropes about weapons. However you feel about gun control it seems rather scary and dangerous to allow people like these that already feel threatened to possess weapons. Imagine a Steven Anderson doing open carry. How long do you think it would take before he shot someone that … [Read more...]

Live Facebook Reading Tonight: Chapter 2 of “What are you Doing?”

Please feel free to join me tonight on NLQ's Facebook page for a live feed of me reading/drinking/snarking on Vaughn Ohlman's dreadful get-married manual 'What are you Doing?' at 7 pm est. I will be answering your questions and reading off the funniest comments during the reading. This time I will be putting a MST3K spin on the book instead of straight up reading it like last time. Until the live reads have caught up with the written reviews we will be doing a live reading every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night. Once I caught up it will be on the Sunday night. Always at 7 pm est. See you then!But be warned. You will need to make sure you either have something to keep your stomach … [Read more...]

News: You Tube Pulls Steven Anderson’s Video Rejoicing Over Orlando Deaths

According to many media outlets Youtube has been besieged by many emails and pleadings to take down Pastor Steven Anderson's hate screed where he's celebrating the deaths of 49 innocent men in the Pulse nightclub shooting. Bruce Gerencser has the video still up on his page along with more information on what has happened along with some interesting observations on Steven Anderson written from the perspective of a former Independent Fundamentalist Baptist pastor - Understanding Steven Anderson, Pastor Faithful Word Baptist Church, Tempe, Arizona … [Read more...]

Gothard and Williams Draw their Cultic Hatred of Dinah from the Hebrew Midrash

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from the blog Redeeming DinahAll images by Cindy Kunsman from Redeeming Dinah and used with permission. When I became involved in a church that followed the teachings of Bill Gothard, and as I spent more time with my same-aged peers who were involved in the Evangelical Christian homeschooling movement, I was surprised by the way they characterized certain women in the Bible. The teachings of many ministers within Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) church does not differ from what I heard – which all stems back to Gothard. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Awful Evil Parents Ruin Spanking For ‘Good Christians’?

Lori Alexander from Always Learning - The Rod Chapter FiveEditor's note: Possibly the most disturbing thing I've read over at Lori's blog. She's promoting the child abuse that the Pearls advocate. I guess dead children, the kindness of Jesus and the copious legitimate studies that prove that spanking your child is bad for them count for naught in her worldview. Sad that she'd promote abuse like this. No, a few bad parents do not 'ruin' it for everyone else, they illustrate something fundamentally wrong with anyone that thinks inflicting pain on a child to teach them a lesson. There's a word for that - Sadistic. I suspect for many of Pearl's followers there is a component of unrecognized … [Read more...]

It’s Not That Complicated – Part 5 The Boys

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideAll quotes from the book in blue text.The Botkin Sisters have brought us another selection of bizarre quotes from guys they know.  We've got some special mini-sermons to tap today!Overarching Themes: We have very definite ideas of how women should comport themselves.  REALLY detailed. From "Robert, entrepreneur" … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jews Are E-V-I-L?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Jews Are More Pro-Abortion and Pro Homo Than The IrreligiousEditor's note: Anderson has said some truly vile things in the past 24 hours. He's rejoicing over the deaths of men at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and calling all that don't not true Christians. Here it sounds almost like he's about to try and round up the Jews and deal with them like the Third Reich did. We all know how well that worked out. Does he realize that Jesus was a Jew? … [Read more...]

Steven Anderson Says True Christians Rejoice Over Gay Deaths

Last night after I posted about Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Steven Anderson celebrating the terrorist attack in Orlando Florida against the homosexual men Anderson's response was posting another video. This time he is upset that any Christians have shown even the slightest iota of sympathy for the victims and their families. According to him True Christians (tm) would only be happy about more 'sexual predators' being wiped out. He claims that God will punish those Christians who find these murders heinous just like He turned Lot's wife into a pillar of salt. … [Read more...]