Quoting Quiverfull: Whatever Happened to ‘Be Prepared’?

Quoting Quiverfull: Whatever Happened to ‘Be Prepared’? October 15, 2013

something that Christians want to get behind? Kevin Swanson contrasts the Girl Scout vision with a biblical vision for femininity, recommending that Christians do not promote the Girl Scouts.

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.
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  • Independent Thinker

    I don’t have 32 minutes of my life to listen to Swanson’s radio broadcast but I have a feeling we might actually agree on a few points. The girl scouts are currently over 340 million dollars in debt due to a bloated pension fund provided to its national level management. The current CEO of the Girl Scouts is raking in a 400,000 dollar per year salary while the organizations membership numbers are declining. I wouldn’t want my daughter out selling cookies to pay for the lavish lifestyle of an out of touch CEO. In the meantime, the organization is considering selling it’s girl scout camps around the nation to fulfill it’s financial obligations.


  • Trollface McGee

    It’s 32 minutes of ranting about abortion, GS promoting wild sex parties and saying the word “lesbian” over and over again. Nary a word about funding and excessive leadership salaries (which seems to be the norm among major non-profits alas).
    I need to go rinse out my ears now >.<

  • Independent Thinker

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Rachel Heston-Davis

    This is just a detail, but did anyone else notice that he said “abortion and Planned Parenthood”? Wait, I thought the whole reason some are against PP is because of abortion. Is PP just problematic in-and-of-itself now, simply for becoming a conservative hot-button word?

    Oh the logic. I can’t even.

  • Cathy W

    I think if Juliette Gordon Low were to hear the criticism coming from this direction, she’d be utterly pleased with the modern organization… the Girl Scouts’ first scandal involved playing basketball, in bloomers, where people could see!

  • Trollface McGee

    Logic? There was logic? I missed the logic.. all I heard was 32 minutes of fundie buzzwords coupled with the occasional fact off of Conservapedia.

  • Baby_Raptor

    People also hate PP because of birth control, and because of the fact that it treats women as something more than baby making machines in general.

    Most don’t seem to realize that PP also serves men. My roommate went there once, and when his dad found out he commented “What, do men suddenly get abortions now too?”