Larry Dixon Says Premarital Sex is Abnormal, Unnatural, and Definitely Not Fun

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThose of us raised within the confines of the Evangelical ghetto have vivid memories of preachers telling us that certain sins were not fun, pleasurable, or enjoyable. Smoking weed? Drinking booze? Masturbating? Copping a feel on the back of the church bus? Making out with the preacher’s daughter? Running through the third base coach’s stop sign and sliding into home? Hanging out with “worldly” school friends? Going to the dance? Going to the prom? Such behaviors are sins against the thrice holy God, says the preacher down at First Baptist Church. Hoping that good old-fashioned Evangelical guilt and fear wi … [Read more...]

What Christians Mean When They Say I’m “Bitter”

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samanthapfield.comMy great-grandfather was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He told us a lot of stories about living there– like being trapped inside the mess hall once because a moose was standing out in the street and no sane person screws around with a moose— but one of the tidbits that stuck out to me the most was an interesting detail about their water. It wasn’t clear, and had a bitter taste to it. When he asked someone why, they explained that the pipes were made out of wood and plants had grown through them to get to the water. Those roots left an oily residue that caused the bitterness. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Lazy Husband? You Need to Submit Harder?

by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles - How Should a Christian Wife Handle a Deadbeat Husband?From https://biblicalREMOVEgenderroles.com/2016/04/29/how-should-a-christian-wife-handle-a-deadbeat-husband-episode-1/Editor's note: Here we are once again, a husband that is no husband, he's more an overgrown man-child that wants a momma to wipe his bottom and fix him snacks, yet we women are being told we should shut up and just be more and more submissive. Has any man ever been cured of acting like a selfish entitled child by his wife submitting more?  … [Read more...]

Guilt — The Essence of Evangelical Christianity

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserWhat would Evangelical Christianity be without guilt?Guilt, despite what preachers say, is the engine that powers Evangelicalism.Often preachers will try to hide guilt by giving it other names like conviction. But no matter how they try to hide it, guilt plays a prominent part in the day-to-day lives of those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: So Now All Law Enforcement Officers Are Evil?

by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? - Another Worthless CopEditor's note: I was and wasn't surprised to run into this rant on Zsuzsanna Anderson's blog after her husband Steven L. Anderson's incidents with law enforcement in their area. Zsu doesn't come out and say this is why you have to be armed to the teeth, but it is implied in her words. Does anyone really want people as hateful and paranoid as the Andersons armed? Granted, there have been more cases in the media of bad cops, but that does not mean all of them are awful. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Keep Your Kids In The Light

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies - Open Up To The LightEditor's note: Nancy never misses an opportunity to either make mothers fearful that they'd not raising their children right, or they aren't embracing God's blessings fully. Here she segues into comparing no room at the inn with keeping your kids from sinning via who knows what fear-mongering modern culture diss. Nancy is consistent, very much consistently on message, I'll say that. … [Read more...]

Lies Women Believe – Review: 91 – 114

by Samantha Field cross posted from her blog Samantha P Field.comI think dividing up the review by the various “Lies” Nancy uses worked really well last week, so I’m going to keep doing that. Sorry for the irregular posting schedule as of late– it’s been an interesting few weeks, but I think I’m back in the flow of things now. … [Read more...]

The Bait and Switch Evangelistic Methods of Evangelicals

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: People sometimes ask here how we've gotten hornswoggled into being Quiverfull or joining unhealthy churches. I think for some of us it starts with someone trying to do a friendship bait and switch conversion 'Come to Jesus' and sort of snowballs from there. Bruce Gerencser breaks it down in this article of how that works)On a previous iteration of this blog, a fundamentalist Christian by the name of Harold commented on The Jonathan Nichols Story:Growing up Gay in the IFB Church  post. This post is an excerpt of Jonathan’s story about being raised in the Newark Baptist Temple, the church … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Godly Response To Emotional Abuse?

by Rick Thomas from Rick Thomas.net - Emotional Abuse:  Its origins, its cureEditor's note: Another perfect example of why the evangelical and fundamentalist Christian crowds are so toxic to those struggling with depression, spiritual abuse issues, verbal abuse and issues dealing with human emotions. Thomas claims that what we call emotional abuse is sin and that it is not causing real damage, that we must respond to the person 'sinning' against us with love, forgiveness and scripture. What a victim-blaming, self-righteous, unhelpful load of hog wash! If someone is abusing you in any fashion the best thing to do is to leave the abuser, get far away from them and their attempts to hurt … [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...]


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