Quoting Quiverfull: Offending Others For Jesus?

Quoting Quiverfull: Offending Others For Jesus? December 2, 2016

quotingquiverfullby Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Stir Up the Pot

Editor’s note: Nancy is now saying you must offend others for Jesus. You have to get out there and tell everyone else they are doing it wrong. This is something of a switch from Nancy’s usual focus on militant maternity and home. Nice jab at the government too.

It’s so much easier to say nothing in case we offend, or because we don’t want people to think badly of us. We want them to think we are nice. However, when we leave people to their own devices when we know they are going down a destructive path, we are not being nice at all. We are not being a true mother, or a true friend!

Salt preserves. Salt enhances flavor. Salt heals. Salt also stings when it is put in a cut or open wound. But if we are not faithful to be salt to our children and those around us we lose our savor. That means we become insipid. That means we are “worthless” and no good to anyone. And we get to this stage, we are an easy takeover for government, and also for Satan.

May God save us from being part of the insipid church today that no longer stands up for God’s Word and His principles, but has instead embraced the “tolerance movement” where we must be tolerant of everything, even if God hates it!

Let’s be part of the salty church that affects society, even if we are unpopular.

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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  • Saraquill

    Alienating others, including family members, is unlikely to draw people to Campbell’s idea of Christianity.

  • ChrisFromNewEngland

    And considering what her idea of Christianity is, that may not be a bad thing.

    There’s a difference between speaking the truth in love and saying stupid things simply for the sake of ruffling feathers.

  • SAO

    The idea of tolerance is that you don’t perfectly understand what someone else is going through. I remember reading about someone who observed a tired mother slumped on a subway bench while her kids were being bratty. The observer made a gentle comment. The mother looked up and said they’d just come from the hospital where her husband and the kids’ father was in a coma he was unlikely to come out of. The kids didn’t know how to handle it and neither did she.

    When I was 8 months pregnant with my second child, I was at a train station in a baggy sweater. I guess I looked fat, not pregnant. There was a change of platforms announced shortly before the train was due, so everyone rushed to the narrow stairs, which my toddler was walking up very slowly. I got told to pick her up and carry her (my doctor told me not to lift things over a certain weight, which she was over) and some disgusted comments not to me, but meant for me to overhear, about fat, lazy people who show no consideration for others. One kind stranger picked my daughter up and carried her up the stairs.

    Nancy and Michael would be preaching about lazy mothers and kids needing a whupping. This is the reason that judgement is best left to God.

    Tolerance is giving people the benefit of the doubt. People who truly believe God is all-knowing, all-powerful and just should be confident that God will take care of it.

  • Evelyn

    But they get to claim persecution, so it’s all good. Blech.

  • Yep, in Fundamentalism tolerance is offensive. Where I grew up, they played a conspiracy theorist who said that the goal of the interfaith movement is to pick on Real, True Christians(TM) who think Jesus is the only Way to God. He thinks that it’s a demonic attempt to set up the Antichrist’s one world religion.

    I heard another Fundamentalist conspiracy theorist who was mad at a televangelist for going on Oprah’s show, since Oprah is a syncretist.

    “Offend people for Jesus”. Well, offending people is inevitable! I wonder how Campbell would respond if someone decided that taking a stand for Jesus means offending Fundamentalists?

    Also, the whole anti-tolerance movement has spread beyond USA — I recently heard a preacher in France tell his congregation that being a Biblical Christian(TM) means rejecting the culture of tolerance.

  • AuntKaylea

    Proverbs 17:28 says “even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues” seems to fly directly in the face of this. . .

  • gimpi1

    This assumes Mrs. Campbell is right about everything. Since, as yet, I’ve failed to see her being right about much, I think her worry about people “going down a destructive path” is just people living their lives and making choices that she wouldn’t make. In general, those choices work out OK.

    Since most people who don’t follow her preferences seem to have pretty good lives, perhaps Mrs. Campbell should stop being “salt in the wound” and try actually learning something about the people she’s so focused in judging.

  • gimpi1

    Oh, well-said. We’re too quick to assume the worst of those around us, and too slow to remember how very little we actually know about the people we see. Tolerance is, indeed, giving people the benefit of the doubt. Thank you for pointing that out so clearly.

  • persephone

    She can be happily offended when I tell her to f**k off.

  • Friend

    Motto for her: “Christianity: If you’re not alienating people, you’re not doing it right.”

  • Hannah

    Now here’s me trying to keep my Mormon Facebook friends happy by not swearing like a trooper whenever anything political comes up, and trying to keep everyone else I’m friends with happy by not being preachy about my beliefs which I have a mortal dread of coming across as. I mention things in passing but don’t make a song and dance about it. Clearly I shouldn’t care about my pagan, atheist, and gay friends. I do care about them and I’ve known them longer than I’ve been a Mormon, and knowing the LDS stance on homosexuality (which I don’t agree with) the last thing I want to do is make my gay friends feel like I think any less of them.

  • Patricia Lakin

    If Nancy Campbell likes to stir the shit pot, then I hope she likes licking the spoon just as much