Loving The Sinner…

by Living Liminal cross posted from her blog Living Liminal Love the sinner, but hate the sin.Despite what some people say, this phrase is not from the bible.But it is frequently used by Christians an excuse to declare how sinful the 'lifestyle choices' of others are."I love you, but you're going to hell." "I'm only telling you how sinful you are because I love you." … [Read more...]

Franklin Graham Uses Celebrity Deaths to Threaten Sinners With Hell

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserLeave it to Fundamentalist Franklin Graham to use several of the recent celebrity deaths as evangelistic props for warning sinners of the certainty of death and eternal torture in hell by God if they fail to make a decision for Christ. You might be the nicest person in the world, but without Jesus you are headed for hell when you die. But, you can be a pussy-grabbing, misogynistic billionaire and still make it to heaven IF you pray the sinner’s prayer and really, really, really mean it. (Graham will be one of five clergymen at Donald Trump’s coronation.)Since Graham does not mention whether any of the … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Your Advice Got Me Shunned?

by an unnamed Amish lady writing to Michael Pearl of No Greater Joy - From Our Mailbox A 'Saved' Amish LadyEditor's note: This is the rest of the letter that Michael responded to with only scriptures and zero compassion. Another prime example of how following the Jesus the Pearls preach can really have bad real life consequences with some shaming for depression and mental illness that the Evangelical world loves to do. What would you advise this lady to do? Besides run far far away from any Pearl-related theology. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 2 – Questioning the Pearls

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy magazine - But I Wanted to Ask Mr. PearlEditor's note: While the question may or may not be real the real shocker here is that Mr. Pearl has decent advice for a change. I guess even a stopped clock is right twice a day and that even he sometimes gets it right. Go figure. At least it doesn't involve Chick Tracts left in random places. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Babble it Out All the Time?

by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -Open Your MouthEditor's note: I thought that most fundamentalist and quiverfull circles insisted that women be quiet? I guess that doesn't apply if you're lording it over someone else with your Bible Speak (tm) … [Read more...]

How Fundamentalist Christians Ruin Christmas

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserNow that I am no longer a Christian, I really enjoy Christmas. I know this might be hard for fundamentalist Christians to believe, but I enjoy Christmas now more than I ever did when I was a card-carrying member of Club Christian®. The reason is simple. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, there were services to prepare, food drives to coördinate, and season-themed sermons to preach. Like the Easter season, Christmas was a high-stress, lots-of-work time for me. Quite frankly, I found it exhausting. Rarely did I have the time to just relax and enjoy Christmas. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Is It Ever Appropriate To Hand Out Tracts?

by Trish Ramos of Fish With Trish - The Righteous Aren't Always As Bold As A Lion LOLEditor's note: You remember Trish, don't you? She's the one that said that when you see another woman wearing something you think is immodest you should go up to her and point at the immodest display part and say 'uh oh' before handing them a tract on modesty. She's also a big supporter and friend to the guy we posted yesterday who thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Stewart - Todd Friel. Here's my question between his show and her tracts - are there appropriate times and places to hand out tracts? What about at a restaurant when people are just trying to get their meal on? Where is the line between … [Read more...]

Answering “Preparing To Be A Help Meet” – Young Man Witnessing to Young Lady

Another installment of giving better answers to the questions asked at Debi Pearl’s site message board for the book ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’. Many young ladies ask questions on all sorts of different subjects brought up by the book. There was just one big problem, many of the answers stray into either the outright bad and emotionally unhealthy to dangerous. Yes, typical Debi Pearl borderline abusive. Here’s what we’re going to be doing here at NLQ. Every week, once or twice a week, I’ll be posting up one of the questions from the message board and ask you, our readers, to answer that poor soul’s question in a way that is logical, rational and the best possible solution, in other words 18 … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: What is a Cult? Church of Wells Edition

According to the Wartburg Watch and Ronald Enroth's book "Church That Abuse" the hallmarks of a cult are - 1.   Control-oriented style of leadership2.   Spiritual elitism3.   Manipulation of members … [Read more...]

Why Ex-Christians Don’t Trust Evangelical Christians

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Way ForwardEvangelical Christians get upset when ex-Christians like me question, deflect, or reject their “love” and “friendship.” Take for example, a few comments on my recent post, When Evangelical Christians Say God speaks to Them: … [Read more...]