Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – Pornographers and Queers Want to Molest Your Children?

by Rebekah Pearl Anast and Gabriel Anast from No Greater Joy - Safeguarding Your ChildrenEditor's note: This is a long article we are breaking down into smaller pieces and sharing here to highlight the outrageous teachings and stories from the Pearl children's childhood that sound too crazy to be true. According to the Pearls perverts are out there throwing porn magazines next to the road? This is the first I've heard of anything remotely like that. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – YOU Are Responsible For Your Child’s Molestation?

by "Sandra" from No Greater Joy - Response to Tommy's StoryEditor's note: In part one of this piece Sandra shared how her father was raping her for years and when she acted out her mother beat her for acting out. Even if this is a real letter and not some figment of Michael Pearl's fevered imagination this is so awful it could well have been right out of either of the Pearl's mouths. Doubling down on restricting your children's freedoms and activities will not protect them from molestation if the molester is in your own home. Her last paragraph is so at odds with what happened to her in her home. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 1 – YOU Are Responsible For Your Child’s Molestation?

by "Sandra" from No Greater Joy - Response to Tommy's StoryEditor's note: A Pearl fan letter supposedly written by one of their supporters echoing their own words on a story in an earlier issue of No Greater Joy Magazine - Tommy's Story It's a story of a boy being molested both at school and church for many years, with a bad outcome that Michael Pearl has used to push his horrifying toxic ideas. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Fear That Everyone Around Your Children Are Molesters?

by Michael Pearl/'Tommy' in the March/April 2016 No Greater Joy magazine - Tommy's StoryEditor's note: Another handcrafted 'letter' from the Pearl's correspondence that seems to perfectly support his suppositions that you cannot trust anyone around your children; not pastors, not friends, not teachers. What do you think? Is this a real letter or one made up by the Pearls to frighten their audience into not thinking? Michael has some pretty vehement warnings posted all over this piece insisting that kids get permission from their parents before reading. If it's true then I'm immensely sorry for 'Tommy', but it seems a little too pat to be a real letter. If nothing else it shows how … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: How Can You Tell if a Child Molester is Repentant?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - He That Covereth A Sin Is Not WiseEditor's note: This comes from Michael answering a letter he received from a woman who'd been molested by her father in childhood, said nothing about it and then found out years later that her father had gone on to molest many more children, including his grandchildren. She's bemoaning the fact that if she had told on her father as a child it would have prevented all these other victims. Strangely enough Michael actually has decent advice in his answer, it's not all 'It's your fault'. Such a rare occurrence that Michael gives some non-toxic advice I had to share it here. He could and should have gone farther and … [Read more...]

News: Northwest Arkansas Newspaper Suing For Copy of Duggar 911 Call

Back in May during the fallout over the child molestation done by Josh Duggar someone reported concerns for one of the children to the local DHS. A social worker tried to visit the home and was denied access to the child in question and the home by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Faced with no other choice in an ugly situation the social worked dialed up 911 and asked for law enforcement help in their investigation. Pretty straightforward situation, right? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Why Are Infidelity And Porn Worse Than Child Molestation?

by Todd Friel from Wretched as quoted by the Christian Post - Duggar Disaster II: This time, the world is rightEditor's note: You remember Friel? He's the dude that thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Steward and mistakenly believes that all you need to do to end your husband's pornography habits is to be kinder and more submissive we quoted last week. … [Read more...]

News: Gloriavale – New Zealand Patriarchal Quiverfull Cult

by Suzanne TitkemeyerOne of the British newspapers, the Daily Mail, recently ran an article about a religious group in New Zealand that lives entirely by the New Testament in isolation from society. They call themselves "Gloriavale"Their version of Christianity seems to have more in common with some of the Fundamentalist Ladder Day Saints than most Fundamentalist Christian groups. One of the big distinctions that runs through Gloriavale and FLDS is that a group of 12 men, all church elders, decide who will marry who. No choice is given to the potential brides and grooms. Many times the matched are based mostly on how distantly related they are to avoid birth defects from inbreeding. … [Read more...]

Lourdes, Lifeboats, and Bounded Choice: The Complicated Process of Exiting Totalist Groups Part 1

by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from The Spiritual Sounding BoardAfter reading the account of the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel abuse by Vision Forum founder, Doug Phillips, Cindy Kunsman reflects on her own sex abuse story.Note from Julie Anne:  I remember talking to Cindy Kunsman around the time the Lourdes Torres-Manteufel lawsuit was made public. Lourdes’ story greatly affected her in a personal way, reminding her of her own sexually abusive childhood. This sometimes happens when someone else’s story reminds us of our own painful experience. Statistics tell us that there are a lot of people who have been sexually abused. If you have been sexually abused, this may be a sensitive subject f … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Sleepovers are Molest-Fests?

by Lori Alexander of Always Learning Blog and DarleneSchacht's Time-Warp WifeRachel Campos-Duffy writes parenting blogs and wrote one on when the right time is to allow sleep overs and she was shocked how many women commented and said it was at sleep overs that they were molested as children.  Her husband is a DA and she said he deals with this issue a lot also. … [Read more...]