Quoting Quiverfull: Porn Turns You Into a Manipulator?

by Paul Maxwell from Desiring God - Seven Things to Do After You Look at PornographyEditor's note: I am always amazed at all the negative things Quiverfull Evangelicals lump on pornography viewing. While I think that some men are going to be influenced to treat women like objects if they view a lot of porn it seems to me that the attitude that dehumanizes women into objects is already deeply in place in the world of QF without porn. What do you think? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Doing Good Things For Vain Reasons is Still Sin?

by Jimmy Needham from Desiring God - The Real Battle for Sexual PurityEditor's note: I know it seems like we've shared a lot of anti-porn or purity related things here lately but it's Christian Purity Complaining and Shaming Season - which always starts the minute bikini weather hits. Here the author is trying to say if you do something like lose a hundred pounds that it is still sinful if you did it for any other reason except honoring God. You just cannot win in this world.  Someone will always be judging your motives, no matter how pure. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 3 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: Last little bit in Michael's hate and blaming fest. This type of thinking keeps people out of the hands of real help, competent therapists, understanding pastors and lay leaders and others who've walked that same path. It's just never as simple as toss out your tv and pray without ceasing. That does nothing for obsessional thoughts or real addictions. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Perverted Porno Freaks Don’t Need Prayer?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - More of SodomEditor's note: When we left Michael he was detailing why confession and therapy does not work for addictions according to him. We continue on. Comparing someone struggling with addictions to a baboon cannot be healthy. If only it was as simple as he thinks it is. … [Read more...]

NLQ Question of the Week – Why All the Angst Over Female Bodies?

This is a new series we have started running on Thursdays. Examining some of the questions involving long held Quiverfull theology and life.Just the swallows return to Capistrano every St. Joseph's Day in the spring, the advent of Bikini Season brings a sudden rise in the many blog posts and articles in Quiverfull/Evangelical/Fundamentalism decrying all the immodesty of this world defrauding boys of their innocence and hysterical fear mongering over pornography. Cries of 'Keep Our Boys PURE!' are not just uttered in the movie 'The Music Man' but from every internet bully pulpit. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Viewing Porn Makes You a Sexual Victim?

by Claudine Gallacher at Protect Young Minds! - The Secret Life of a Young Girl Abused by PornographyEditor's note: While I agree with the writer that it's a good idea to try and keep children from viewing things like pornography I cannot help but think her tale of the girl whose life was wreck by viewing semi-porn at a young age is fake. Just like those of Debi and Michael Pearl, belabored and false to make a point that could have been arrived at in a more reasonable way. Fear mongering Christianity at its most ridiculous false way. Is not lying a sin in the Bible? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 5 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why the Movie ‘Fireproof’ Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: Now we're moving on to Larry's comparing his first failed marriage to the things he thinks are wrong in 'Fireproof'. Turns out that the movie was released about the same time as he was divorcing his first wife and that someone in church leadership insisted that Larry make like Caleb in the movie and practice sacrificial love. That didn't go over very well at all. I apologize in advance for the length of today's quote, but we're pushing through towards the end of this mess. This is the next to last bit. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 Disrespectful Wife Leads to Divorce?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - Why the Movie 'Fireproof' Offers Unbiblical and BAD Marriage AdviceEditor's note: Larry lays out where he thinks the blame goes for the marriage problems. Very predictably very little of the blame falls to Kirk Cameron's character. Later today we'll examine Larry's claims that 'Fireproof' was much like his wrecked first marriage. … [Read more...]

Slut-Shaming Unmarried Pregnant Baptist Women

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserIt is commonly believed by most Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) church members that unmarried members are virgins and that they do not masturbate or have lustful thoughts. Listening to preaching multiple times a week, daily reading the Bible and praying — along with cold showers — are sure antidotes for sexual sin. When the preacher’s daughter someday marries the deacon’s son, everyone will think that both of them are pure as the driven snow, with thoughts of only serving Jesus. This is the myth that is promoted in Baptist sermons, books, and on websites. It has no basis in reality, but people sure … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: No Outside Help Unless Husband is Breaking the Law?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – 10 Reasons Christian Couples Should NOT See Marriage Counselors as always linked through Do Not Link for your safety and the admin’s sanity.Editor's note: The many commenters who say that Larry doesn't want a wife or a life's partner, what he really wants is a slave, are clearly correct. Again, a woman cannot talk to a man about his porn or hiding things. Only if it's criminal behavior. So if your husband refuses to work and sits around wanking to internet porn all the live long day you cannot say anything to him about that? Everything he says creates an unsafe environment that leads to possible abuse. … [Read more...]