Quoting Quiverfull: Part 6 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: This is the last little toxic part. How Michael can believe that educated people with legitimate careers and salaries cannot support their families boggles my mind. Does he not have a son in law that sits around studying the Bible without working while the family lives without running water? Book learning is never ignorance no matter how Michael spins it. It was enough in the days of Abraham Lincoln for him to become self-educated on his way to the White House. Why not take full advantage of the educational opportunities in America that many in the world would love to have? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: Michael finally gets around to answering the original letter writer's question and it's a mere one sentence dealing with how much time should be study time. Great. He never explains what he means by 'work' but I think it's safe to assume that it means work for daddy for free around the farm/business. And ugh, actually a big UGH because mindset is NOT more important that mind content in education. Attitude can only carry you so far, you need to acquire the knowledge of the subject you are studying too. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Homeschooling? Who Needs Stinkin’ Edumakashun?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Homeschooling High SchoolersEditor's note: In this toxic nugget Michael goes on to disparage any type of formal schooling, trying to say it leads to weak effeminate boys. It's pretty clear that he's either never been in a public or private school, or if he has it's been a very long time and must have taken place in some impoverished school district filled with disadvantaged kids from some awful situation, like perhaps the kids of coal miners in a small rural area where ill health is rampant. This is simply untrue in the majority of schools. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Combatting STDs Creates More STDs?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson wife of Steven L. Anderson pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church and blogger at Are They All Yours?Editor's note: This is from a posting Zsuzanna made where she ranted about the evils of women using the IVF method of having children.  There's a lot to unpack in the posting, but this particular bit of racist assumptions of hers jumped out quickly as awful and so incredibly judgmental. How can providing education about STDs and responsible tools to avoid STDs, like condoms, be wrong in a place where you stand an incredibly high risk of infection be wrong? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Women Aren’t Educated Today Because of ‘Mental Laziness’?

by Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin of Visionary Daughters - The History of Womanhood That Feminists Don't Want You to KnowEditor's note: This is the last bit I'll be quoting from this poisonously stupid article. Women aren't educated today because of 'mental laziness'? I dare those young ladies to come to the college language classes I'm taking and tell the young women there that they are mentally lazy. Plus the class ratios seem to be five females for every male in those classes. From every ridiculous statement made by the Botkin sisters in their article I'd have to say that mental laziness seems to be more of a problem in their society rather than in society at large. Emphasis in the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Public Schools Filled With Mega Sin?

by Voddie Baucham from Exodus Mandate - 5 Reasons NOT to Sent Your Kids Back to Public SchoolEditor's note: Many of Voddie's other four reasons are just as filled with blaming and scare tactics as this bit. But the claims of 'brutal beatings' seems to be something that is more associated with homeschooling done the Michael Pearl 'To Train Up A Child' way than at any public school. Homeschooling is also rife with abuse, a fact that Voddie seems not to realize. At least at public school teachers are mandatory reporters of abuse, unlike homeschool, where abuse gets hidden or denied until there's a dead body. Oh and I am so hoping Voddie decides not to pay  his taxes, as he seems to indicate … [Read more...]

Mari’s Journey – Continued From April 2013

by Mari cross posted from her blog Mari's MusesI started this blog to tell my story. I stopped abruptly in April 2013 and just never got back to it. Well…. here is the continuation of the story….In the last two installments, I passed the GED test and got a car! A lot happened in a short period of time.After finding out I’d passed, I took a celebratory trip to Minnesota to visit my cousins. I was just so happy that I wasn’t stupid after all and I needed to find someone to share my joy. … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Conservative Christian Colleges From a Liberty Graduate

by Samantha Fields cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons There’s a bit of a hubbub happening this week over a certain announcement made during Liberty University’s convocation on Monday. If you don’t travel in the circles who are all abuzz about it, here’s the gist: Ted Cruz is the first Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 election, and he did it at Liberty, in front of an audience of thousands of college students. That’s not the newsworthy part, though– what has caught everyone’s attention is that this audience was a literally captive one. Liberty students who live in the on-campus dormitories are required to attend convocation (Liberty’s word for “chapel”) … [Read more...]

News: Jana Duggar Leaves ’19 Kids & Counting’ For Real Life

If this is factual then - Run, Jana RUN!First, let me say I do not know for certain if this is real news or manufactured Duggar drama merely meant to drive eyeballs to the television show. It's popping up only in places such as Ok! Magazine, various television reality blogs and some internet news sources not well known for their veracity, such as the Examiner and Radar Online. It's also one of those articles that quotes an anonymous Duggar insider. Some of those 'insider' articles have turned out not to be true. … [Read more...]

The Impact of Parental Values and Opinions on Educational Outcomes: My Perspective

by Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemThe impact of attitudes towards education, especially higher education, and its impact on adult life, has recently come up in discussion in the home school survivor community. We all have different experiences and heard variations of different messages while growing up in homeschooling families. Here is my experience: … [Read more...]


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