Quoting Quiverfull: Rub Yourself With Manure to Protest Gay Marriage?

by Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio at National Religious Liberties Conference as quoted by Right Wing Watch - If Kevin Swanson's Son Got Gay MarriedEditor's note: His poor kids! If this is how he'd act if one of them did something he disliked then you know he's bound to be behaving in miserable ways that make his children feel about as low as cow flops. Why does he always go to the most vile, animal-related, semi-bestiality insults over gay marriage? Could it be someone doth protesteth too much? The only good that could come of him behaving this is way surely someone would call for a mental health evaluation in a locked psych facility. I wonder how many people would willingly pay to … [Read more...]

Duggary For Dollars With Bonus Lying – The Duggar Family Tries To Get Paid

There's a lot of things in the world of TLC's disgraced Duggar family we've not mentioned here, Jinger Duggar possibly in courtship with Lawson Bats, Jessa's getting closer due date, the fact that fans are still bat-nut crazy mad over how their donations were used by Jill and Derick Dillard, the rumors that Josiah Duggar has resumed his courtship of Margery Jackson. There's also been speculation in Christian publications that Anna Duggar will divorce Josh along with a few tabloids asking questions about the odd sale of their home that we covered a couple of days ago.There's a couple of things that have come out in the past few days involving the Duggar family and their attempts to get … [Read more...]

Huckabee and the Downfall of Western Civilization

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.ComI watched the Republican debate on CNN last night– all three brutal hours of it. In order to ease my suffering, I joined other people who were live-tweeting the event: the sarcasm, I can assure you, was strong with us last night. At one point, though, Huckabee put on his fortune-teller garb and started threatening the American public with the Downfall of Western Civilization if we don’t elect a Republican president. In response, I tweeted this: … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Why Do Evangelical Christians Think It’s Okay To Break The Law?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.I'm sure by now that everyone at NLQ has seen the roiling circus coming out of Kentucky involving country clerk and fundamentalist Christian Kim Davis. Davis refused to issue marriage licenses for same sex marriages even if the highest court in the land ruled that same sex marriage was now legal in all fifty states of the union.  This has caused one crazy media frenzy before Davis was jailed for defying the orders of the court. A few days ago she was released and professional Christians/politicians Ted Cruz and Duggar supporter and Presidential … [Read more...]

A Few Thoughts on Abortion and Planned Parenthood Videos

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI’ve been asked to give my take on the Planned Parenthood videos.When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s mission, to provide healthcare to women, I am 100% in their corner. Providing abortions is a small part of Planned Parenthood’s services, and defunding Planned Parenthood would have a deleterious effect on the health of poor women. Attempts to defund Planned Parenthood are driven by religious belief and bad science. We live in a secular state, one that supposedly separates church and state and one that values science; yet, when it comes to abortion, the debate is framed by religious claims that result … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week: Imbuing Politicians With ‘God’s Favor’?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Well here we are, mere hours away from the first Republican presidential candidate debates. One of the things that is interesting about the 2016 crop of Republican possibles is that many of them are claiming that God favors them and wants them to be president to restore America to a Christian nation again. At least their version of what a 'Christian' nation looks like. Two different Duggar-approved candidates are in the race, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. Other prominent Christians and their ministries support others claiming to be God's choice, … [Read more...]

Is Child Sexual Abuse Rampant in Evangelical Quiverfull Type Christianity?

by Suzanne TitkemeyerI am starting to believe that the situation in the Duggar family is far more widespread than everyone seems to think.  Much of the secular world reacted in horror at first. But now evidence is starting to emerge that seems to indicate this is an epidemic, not a isolated incident. Exactly how many connected to the Duggar family will be exposed as having sexually abused a child?Yesterday it was announced that Mike Huckabee's co-writer on two of his books, John Perry, has been accused of child sexual abuse in two separate law suits. Perry's ex wife has alleged that Perry admitted to the molestation in her divorce legal filing.This begs the question of why? Why … [Read more...]

News: Josh Duggar Articles and an Apology

Rather than recap a few and keep editing new ones in I'm going to provide a daily round up of articles until TLC does the right thing and cancels "19 Kids & Counting" Right now they've pulled all reruns of the show until June 1st. The first of next month they start airing the show again. No decision on if they will pull the show permanently or just axe Josh from the show and continue on.From TMZ: Josh Duggar on the Chopping BlockDiscussion on if they will continue the show without Josh on it. Apparently TLC is reluctant to let go of their fecundity-laced cash cow even if a crime was committed and they're showing possible victims. Mammon above all. TLC and the Duggars worship the … [Read more...]

Parenting, The Duggars and Their Relationship With Mike Huckabee

by Suzanne TitkemeyerIn a past presidential election cycle TLC's '19 Kids and Counting' Duggar family supported former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's campaign and it looks likely that they'll do the same in the upcoming 2016 elections. Huckabee has quit his Fox News television show in preparation for another run at the Oval Office and announced he is exploring election at the same time he's promoting his new book, "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy". … [Read more...]

Saturday News Links: June 29, 2013

American Family Association Radio goes back into wacko land by claiming that the Democrats are about to make our president sit in the back of the bus. It really all does boil down to racism in extreme fundamentalism - … [Read more...]