The Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Lack of Reaction

The Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Lack of Reaction September 19, 2020

Not all heroes wear caps. May we never forget what she’s done for all Americans.

Last night we heard the sad news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her long fight with cancer and died. All over my social media people expressed dismay, sadness and hopelessness. Her death means that it’s possible President Trump will attempt to shoe horn in a truly awful conservative choice. Not a Justice Roberts or Kennedy, but someone unqualified and clearly insane, that will impact our nation’s laws for many years. Most everyone on my social media feed is frightened this will happen and soon. One of my friends said, and I quote  ‘This is going to bring out the a**holery on both sides’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero in my book. She’s stood up for the rights of many marginalized Americans. She spent large parts of her long career involved in women’s equality and gender rights. Throughout her long career she advanced the rights of those formerly considered less than under U.S. law. She was a strong advocate for the rights of women to decide on the issues regarding their own bodies.

There’s so much more I could say about this woman but the media has done a better job than I could celebrating her life.

Last night quick on the draw Lori Alexander immediately responded in a very nasty way for someone that just announced their own serious medical situation. I’m not copying or repeating it here because it was disgraceful and disgusting.

But I was surprised by people I already had very low expectations of. Donald Trump Jr. wasn’t the only one that said gracious things instead of screeching about abortion.

I went to take a look to see what the usual suspects of Evangelical Quiverfull Christianity were saying and found none of them had actually reacted yet, just Lori Alexander. John Piper is babbling out scriptures, like a ticker tape machine or teletype getting strange transmissions. Tim Bayly is saying stupid things about suicide:

John MacArthur still carrying on about how the State of California will have to pry Grace Community Church out of his cold Covid dead hands.  Doug Wilson is nonsensically fighting people over the serious issue if Shem,Ham, and Japheth were triplets and insulting various womens appearances. Nancy Campbell carrying on about family time and gathering as a family to pray Donald Trump gets his second term. In other words for every single Quiverfull cultural enforcer I looked at it was like nothing of any consequence had occurred anywhere. I would have expected at the very least ranting that Roe V Wade could be overturned now. De nada.

This illustrates a very curious disconnect between the news of this world and the world of Quiverfull. A sad situation, but not half as sad as Ginsburgs passing.


No, Jill, just no!

I know I’m all over the place today, I’m all over the place in my heart this morning too.

The only reaction I could find was Jill Duggar Dillard who had this to say:


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About Suzanne Titkemeyer
Suzanne Titkemeyer went from a childhood in Louisiana to a life lived in the shadow of Washington D.C. For many years she worked in the field of social work, from national licensure to working hands on in a children's residential treatment center. Suzanne has been involved with helping the plights of women and children' in religious bondage. She is a ordained Stephen's Minister with many years of counseling experience. Now she's retired to be a full time beach bum in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with the monkeys and iguanas. She is also a thalassophile. She also left behind years in a Quiverfull church and loves to chronicle the worst abuses of that particular theology. She has been happily married to her best friend for the last 34 years You can read more about the author here.
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