The Frightening Quiverfull Movement in Christian Fundamentalism and Conservative Evangelicalism

by Charles S. Garabedian


When I was growing up in the 1960s, Cracked was a monthly creative comedy and satire magazine, one of the chief competitors of Mad magazine. I am not sure when this publication changed, but it did. Some nice person at Cracked awakened to the clear understanding that American culture and society itself had cracked. Creative comedy and satire were no longer wholly necessary for this publication. Cracked magazine could publish serious journalism articles on how cracked the United States had become—and still be Cracked magazine. Today I am recommending to you a very serious Cracked magazine article on the frightening Quiverfull Movement—and it truly is frightening—in Christian fundamentalism and conservative evangelicalism.

The U.S. Supreme Court is now in radical conservative hands by design of the Republican Party—and at the specific demand of the fundies who elected President Donald J. Trump. The successful confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh as the newest member on the U.S. Supreme Court sewed up this deal made in Hell. The high court, a full one third of the U.S. Government, is now firmly in the back pocket of the fundies. With that knowledge in mind, I hope you will still be able to breathe after reading the below article written by Robert Evans and Hannah Ettinger in 2014. Hannah was once a member of the Quiverfull Movement, and she recounts the five insane lessons she learned while growing up in that movement.

Halloween is coming in a couple of weeks. If knowing that the U.S. Supreme Court is now securely in the back pockets of the Quiverfull people (and other similar fundies) does not frighten you, then I do not know what else will. You may read the Cracked article about the Quiverfull Movement by clicking on the following safe link:

5 Insane Lessons from My Christian Fundamentalist Childhood

Listen up high school and college students 18 years old and up!!!  Are you registered to vote?  I hope you are. If you sit on your hind ends and refuse to go to the polls to vote on November 6,  2018—like you have done in so very many past elections—you may wake up one morning to discover that you are an unwilling member of an American culture and society that looks a lot like the American novel entitled A Handmaid’s Tale. The U.S. Supreme Court is now in the back pockets of Americans who think just like the people in this famed book and TV series. Your future truly is in your own hands this time. If you do not want to personally live out an American nightmare that is far worse than paying back your college student loans, go vote on November 6, 2018.  You are important, and your vote will change things for the better. Be the first young generation to actually vote and show that you really do care about your future and the future of your friends.

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