Quoting Quiverfull: Let Your Friends and Family Pick Your Mate?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How the Modern Practice of Christian Dating is Cruel to Men as always linked through Do Not LinkEditor's note - Larry finally comes out and spells out the only way in his mind for two people to decide to marry, by committee meeting. Followed by a quickie wedding so Mr. Bridegroom can control his brain and his gonads. Such weak silly men in Mr. Solomon's world! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Sodomy is the New Norm in the Church?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy  - The ChallengeEditor's note: Michael is at it again, making outrageous claims about how the church is now a cess pit when 15 years ago only 1% of the members were hentai-loving. I do not know where he is getting his statistics but that 1% of regular porn consumers is bound to be way way off. I knew guys twenty years ago in the church struggling with serious porn issues, this is not some recent thing that Michael can use to shill his addiction series. And yes, there was child molestation and incest in families, yes, even 'Good Christian' families much earlier than he states too. Too bad "Back to the Future" Delorean time machine isn't real or we … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So the Problem When Looking is Really Judgmentalism Not Lust?

Found on Ladies Against Feminism but written by Tim Challies from Challies.com - It's Not Just a Guy ThingEditor's note: The part quoted by Ladies Against Feminism is very odd, just the beginning of the post, without going into the scary-blame-y meat of this thing. The first part was the standard yapping about men looking at women with lust.  According to Tim Challies it is not so much an issue of men ogling random women, but women also looking at folks and judging them. Way to take a Christians-mostly problem in the church and make it all about blaming women. Most people not in the church do not care if others are looking at them and secretly lusting. Very creepy. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Patriarchs Can Fantasize About Other Women & Not Sin?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com - The Church, Women and BarbequesEditor's note: Yes, yes, BGR compares women to a consumable inanimate object in this post - thick juicy steaks. But he so routinely dehumanizes women to objects that's not even the shocking part. The shocking part of this entire thing is his claims that God is a-okay with you imagining having sex with your neighbor's wife. He's playing Bible Twister again! Anyone can play! Just take a verse out of context, claim is means something other than what most people think it says and then use it to make something sort of maybe at least a tiny bit morally squishy you do perfectly acceptable. Not that there's … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Josh Duggar Would Not Have Strayed If He Had Been Polygamist?

by Biblical Gender Roles from Biblical Gender Roles.com = Five Reasons Josh Duggar and Other Christian Men Fall Into Sexual ImmoralityEditor's note: While this piece starts off with something I can agree with, that teenagers must have healthy sexual outlets such as masturbation and be taught that having sexual thoughts and feelings are a normal part of life it then goes into some rather weird places. Like Polygamy. BGR claims that men are hard wired to be polygamists.  Polygamy is the answer to cheating he seems to be saying. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: The Taunt of Slut?

by Unknown Very Creepy Christian Dude on You Tube - 7 Simple Rules for Dating My Christian DaughterEditor's note: This dude is talking to his daughter about his rules for her dating members of the opposite sex. Found this gem on Liberal America.org, who found it on the very funny Instagram account Christian Nightmares. Video posted below the horrendous quotes. This man is another of those Good Christian Men (tm) that are all too interested in their daughter's sex life. Jaw drop. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Girls Wearing What They Want Are Sinning Against Jesus?

by Reagan Ramm from his site Reagan Ramm.com - Modesty: A Guy's Opinion Part 2Editor's note: Several of the blogs we quote here for the Quoting Quiverfull feature have used Reagan Ramm's Part 1 on Modesty to justify all sorts of shaming. Here's the second part and it gets no better. Now he's claiming that if you wear something you want to wear and it causes someone to stumble you've lost the freedom to make clothing choices plus sinned against Jesus. Then he goes on in his blog to list what is and isn't modest. What gives him this right? … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Fundamentalists Obsess About Modesty?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.First we have many different ladies and ministries calling modesty anything from floor length skirts to blending with the crowd in such a way that doesn't draw attention to yourself. Of course, in some Muslim countries modesty is defined by the burqa, but in fundamentalist Christianity modesty is a sliding scale, whatever your pastor decrees. Knee to collar bone covered with no short sleeves? Mennonite caped dresses disguising the shape of the breasts and bottom? Denim skirts and loose tees? … [Read more...]

Thou Shalt Not Touch: The Six Inch Rule

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserImagine for a moment, that you are sitting in the pew of an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church. You are 16 years old and sitting next to you is your 17-year-old girlfriend. Like normal teenagers, you are sitting as close as possible to your girlfriend and you are holding hands.The pastor is getting ready to preach and he asks everyone to turn to 1 Corinthians 7:1,2. With a thunderous voice, the pastor says, THE BIBLE SAYS: … [Read more...]

Buckling That Swash – Please?

by SJ Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo Last week, the operatic world was in something of a flutter, at least many female opera fans were.  It was quite simple.  You take 1 incredibly good looking man with the best baritone voice of our generation, and put him in that shirt, and we lose our minds. Trust me, part of it is THE SHIRT.  There should be a law requiring men wear shirts like this. They are romantic, in every sense of the word: romance. … [Read more...]