August 3, 2020

This morning I was going to start with this, Lori Alexander’s hatred of black people organizing and of the LGBTQ community. There’s a lot of privilege to unpack there. Lori is speaking these things from her sealed bubble on high, in that fancy house in a ritzy suburb in a pricey area without one whit or notion that she is incredibly privileged. Disgustingly blinded to her privilege. None of that walk a mile in my shoes stuff for her, unless… Read more

August 2, 2020

This one is a two for one. This was written some years back by Jill Rodrigues of Rodrigues Family Ministries and that recent hot mess of a wedding. It was published by Quiverfull leader Nancy Campbell’s Above Rubies magazine. It illustrates an important thing I have noticed not just in the assorted writings of Jill Rodrigues, but almost across the board in this subculture. The inflation of events post event to strangely mythical proportions. While miscarriage is horribly sad, some… Read more

August 1, 2020

This is the second installment of looking at Doug Wilson’s apologia for liking slavery and the entire idea of enslaving folks of color. This week Doug is claiming he is ‘Paleo’, as in paleo-confederate, paleo-medieval, paleo-conservative, paleo-Constantinian, paleo-Puritan, paleo-Chestertonian and a paleo-spear Dane. That’s a lot of paleo-baloney, and no, baloney is not suggested on the Paleo diet! Paleo is just a fancy way of saying older than dirt, ancient. I don’t know what Doug here thinks it means, but… Read more

July 31, 2020

Robert Tuttle has more screen caps and information of what’s happening in the world of Faithful Word Baptist Church and Steven and Zsuzsanna Anderson. He’s done another video for his YouTube channel The Reason Files 2 about the situation. What can be gleaned from the video is…. Anderson or Zsuzsanna may have contacted one of the victims pretending to be their son in an effort to gain incriminating information against the family. Another family involved has left the church. One… Read more

July 31, 2020

If you’ve been on social media since Monday I am sure by now you’ve seen the memes and the short film involving Dr. Stella Immanuel. It’s been relentless shared by President Donald Trump, even as Facebook and Twitter have removing the film every time it pops up. So what is Dr. Immanuel promoting? An entire laundry list of insane fundamentalist Christian beliefs so crazy that the internet has been laughing and memeing. It’s easier to post a meme of this… Read more

July 30, 2020

I stumbled across this old piece by Shalom Pearl Brand in No Greater Joy’s magazine in 2012. What’s curious is that Shalom proclaims that all girls are virtuously waiting for Mr. Right, or Mr. Right Now, but that there are no men, only immature video game playing boys. Where are the men and why are there so many boys Shalom asks. What? Shalom is criticizing males here, and I’m pretty sure that’s forbidden in her world. “While mothers have been… Read more

July 29, 2020

A few updates on things I get contacted and asked about every day involving Steven Anderson and the teen sexual abuse crisis at his church. Nothing new to report on the looming teen abuse crisis at Anderson’s church Faithful Word Baptist Church. It is my understanding that some of the parents and girls involved contacted local law enforcement. We’ve heard nothing, but it’s not likely anyone would unless charges are filed. Sometimes investigation of these things takes quite some time… Read more

July 28, 2020

Every time I write about certain churches and theologies for NLQ I can count on one thing. Contact. How much contact there is depends on the church. The one I dislike writing about the most is a place I used to be affiliated with, Bethel Redding and Bill Johnson. It’s not that I get the usual assortment of true believers contacting me to tell me I’m so wrong, that they think I’m doing the Watusi with Satan himself around a… Read more

July 27, 2020

One thing is certain. When you have Quiverfull beliefs unaffiliated with a denomination that is nationwide with oversight you will get crazy church splits, hurt feelings, unfriendings and all sorts of shade thrown. Add in events laden with high emotion and it gets even worse. Last night I was thinking about this because there has been some odd fallout and behaviors after the Rodrigues Keller wedding on Saturday. Weddings just add all new layers of stress, emotional expectation and heightened… Read more

July 26, 2020

Still no photos or videos from Jill but a few more from social media. Jill, serves you right for airing funeral videos for families you don’t even know, and the leakage you did of the Duggar weddings. Who was it that said that the cakes would be grifted leftover cakes redecorated? You win! Do a shot! No jackets on the groom’s men. That arch is a you know what show! Turtleneck Trish wore a turtleneck on nearly the hottest day… Read more

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