Quoting Quiverfull: Guns Are Godly?

by The Johnson Family from Johnson Family Ministry.com - 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...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jesus Loves Guns?

by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church - Being a Psalm 23 HusbandEditor's note: Looked at this piece on Faithful Word's website figuring that Anderson might do some ridiculous ranting on the roles of men lording over women ala Biblical Gender Roles dude only to find him saying basically that owning a gun to protect your wive is biblical. In light of the recent shootings happening in the US by random MRA-type guys I can't say it makes me feel any safer to know that another unhinged-seeming patriarch with masculinity issues is running around with a deadly weapon. Your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Charleston

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Defeating The Dragons If you haven’t heard about what happened in Charleston, South Carolina this past Wednesday night, here’s a brief summary: A white man walked into a Bible study at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church– which is one of the oldest black congregations in the country and is an icon of the Abolitionist and Civil Rights movements– and sat in the service for an hour before shooting and killing nine black people, mostly women, while saying “I have to do it. You rape our women and are taking over our country and you have to go.” This white man has confessed to the terrorist attack and told the police that he “wanted to start a … [Read more...]

Guns & Patriarchy

by CaluluDoes the woman in the picture look like a lethal threat to you?Yesterday I lived through what had to be one of the more difficult days I've experienced in a lifetime. I spent from early morn till late afternoon waiting to be questioned as a possible juror in a local murder trial.Why was it so hard? Couple … [Read more...]

You can’t stop the reign of guns and patriarchy without talking about religion

by SierraAmericans have come to expect certain conversations after public shooting incidents. It’s a stain on our national discourse that we have such a thing as a “generic” response to mass murder, but we all know what it is. Gun control and mental health are … [Read more...]