Quoting Quiverfull: Spiritual Eunuchs?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Born That Way Ministries ExposedEditor's note: The entire notion that some IFB pastors are starting to accept the idea that sexuality is hardwired within us by birth is at least a little encouraging. But then Anderson decides the best reaction to this shift is to use his personal blog to doxx all the pastors lining up with that particular theological shift.Here's the ministry he's upset with - Born That Way Ministries … [Read more...]

Helping the Least of These

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: In light of the recent hateful words of Steven Anderson about why he does not help the poor through his church I decided to ask NLQ SASBN member Bruce Gerencser how he and his Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church handled people asking for charity. He answers. It's a great counter balance to the hate and scorn flung by Anderson. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Handling a Child Abuser Husband?

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers … [Read more...]

The Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Authoritarian Religion

by Bruce Gerencser(Cross posted from Bruce's blog The Way Forward)Over the past few years I have met countless people who have escaped authoritarian religions like the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church movement or your every day garden variety Evangelical church. Authoritarian ecclesiastical structures and authoritarian pastors dominate the lives of those who come under their spell.Most authoritarian churches believe God ordained a chain of command, not only in the church but in the home. These churches almost always practice complementarianism.Wikipedia defines complementarianism as: A theological view held by some in Christianity and other world … [Read more...]