Quoting Quiverfull: Spanking Away Mental Illness?

Quoting Quiverfull: Spanking Away Mental Illness? November 17, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Steve Bannon from the Huffington Post – Steve Bannon’s Cure For Mental Illness? Spank Your Child More

Editor’s note: It’s not known if Bannon, President-Elect Donald Trump’s new strategist is Quiverfull or Evangelical it seems like he holds the same backwards views on mental illness that people like No Greater Joy’s Michael Pearl, Desiring God’s John Piper and countless others.

The December 2015 exchange, released by The Hill last month, is a conversation between Bannon, executive chairman of the alt-right website Breitbart News Network, and Breitbart’s Washington editor Matt Boyle. Boyle suggested posting a story supporting Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul the government’s mental health system last year. The move, Boyle said, could “open a bridge” to Ryan.

Bannon shot down the idea.

“I’ve got a cure for mental health issue[s],” Bannon wrote. “Spank your children more.”

Bannon’s prejudicial viewpoint on mental health couldn’t be more wrong. His comments reflect the deeply embedded stereotype that people with mental illness are self-indulgent, rather than grappling with a serious health condition.

QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men 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 and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.

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