The Deliberate Spread of Misinformation

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by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist In Spite of ThemWhen my siblings and I were children, my parents deliberately misinformed us about the world. I am still not sure what the overall goal was. Some of it makes sense. The ideological nonsense that contributed to psychological control makes sense, such as the misinformation about lust, reproduction, and consequences, but some of it really doesn't make sense. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 4 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: Now Michael aims for the trite cliched Christian answer. Not only control every moment of those childrens lives, you must put on the imaginary armor of God. Followed by parent-blaming if the children don't turn out as obedient little moral robots. Michael, like Debi, never misses any opportunity to belittle or shame others. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Kids Saying ‘F*ck’ and Explaining Bestiality in Church?

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by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - SanctuaryEditor's note: So who controls Daddy's sin urges if Michael is claiming that children are naturally sinful and flesh and blood just like him? Go to the bathroom with your child? No outside contact at all? Sounds like prison to me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: “Let It Go” Promotes Rebellion?

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by Alli from her blog Awed Body - Why We Iced 'Frozen'Editor's note: We've looked at Disney's 'Frozen' before and heard all the reasons why many Christians think it's a bad movie for kids, but this is a different argument that the usual fundy 'Lesbianism promotion' screed. Perfect example of a peculiar type of fear thinking prevalent in the Quiverfull movement and in Evangelical Christianity - A demon under every bush, on every byway and in every freezer. Thinking this way creates enormous amounts of fear over things that have nothing to do with anything 'evil' or 'demonic', just another way to make believers controlled fearful weaklings. Another version of the same sort of thinking pe … [Read more...]

Did You Know Spaghetti Straps Are Sinful?

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhen people think of Christian fundamentalism they most often think of the fundamentalism found in Evangelicalism and the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement. However, as the following story will show, fundamentalism is alive and well in the Roman Catholic church.Melanie Pritchard, Founder of Vera Bella Catholic Girls’ Formation Program and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Life and Love, recently wrote an article about why she does not let her four-year old daughter wear spaghetti straps: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Obeying is Most Important Gift?

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by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Secret For Success … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Report Abuse in Homeschooling?

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from HSLDA Facebook page. A comment by Julie Rhodes Reel "I do not condone "policing the homeschool movement" or reporting abuse. HOWEVER, we all know those families (the vast minority) who are neither teaching, training or nurturing" This is in response to the series of articles World Magazine has done recently on the problem of parents abusing their homeschool children and the follow up articles this week.Is it helpful to acknowledge not everyone does a decent job educating or protecting their children without advocating any sort of action be taken? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Don’t Become ‘Engrossed’ in Anything?

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by Nancy Campbell at Above Rubies - What To Do Before You ScreamThis posting by Nancy is a good example of the Fundamental Evangelical Christian Quiverfull tendency to take something that is good, good advice, and then turn around an add something poisonous at the end. Much of this is good advice. Last paragraph? Not so much. Emphasis on the poison part. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Training Out Undesirable Traits in Kids is THAT Simple?

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by Owen Strachan of Desiring God in John Piper's new book 'Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood' - from pages 25 to 26 in the introduction. It’s a story of a little boy whose body was weak. He couldn’t walk, and he was carried everywhere he went. Over time, he became needy, weepy, and constantly made requests of those around him. If you saw him, you would have pitied him. He was not even ten years of age and already way behind. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Have Yourself Some Merry Little Selfishness?

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by Jay Younts of Shepherd Press - Avoiding Disappoint Christmas morningNot getting the gift that is wanted can happen for several reasons. The budget dictates trips to Walmart instead of the mall. Usually this kind of disappointment can be addressed with a loving dose of reality given well in advance of Christmas Day. Sometimes, the giver is simply unaware of what is going on inside the person to whom he is giving the gift. A little more sensitivity  and careful listening would help here.  … [Read more...]


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