I originally saw this link on my friend Erika's Facebook page. I can't recommend strongly enough that you watch it. Australian news takes a look at Quiverfull...
Does Nancy Campbell's smile give anyone else the creeps? I have some thoughts about the Campbells that would probably be best kept to myself, but just let me say they include the letters C and Y with RAZ in between. And to think that some people still don't believe me (and others) when I try to warn them about the dangers and evils of these movements.
I came across this next clip at Stuff Fundies Like. This gets over into the world of the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist, but illustrates a problem not exclusive to the IFB, but prevalent throughout fundamentalism in various ways - spiritualizing the non-spiritual. Note the litany of hearty "Amens!" and other pseudo-spiritual reactions to some pretty off-the-wall things.
He should've taken up the offering right after the mashed potatoes anecdote. This substantiates my long-held theory about rural, particularly southern, IFBs: Sing a song about "Mama", they'll be three-deep in the altar...and you can follow it up with "Rocky Top" and they'll still be shouting. I should know. I've lived in this world and been in hundreds of churches, hearing countless messages, just like the one in the video.
I came across this next clip over at Jesus Needs New PR.
For anyone who thinks it's wonderful that this infant is "learning to worship the Lord", my question would be is that really something that can be learned? Wouldn't that be something more akin to Islamic ritual than the result of the indwelling Holy Spirit (received through relationship with Christ) compelling worship?
I find it humorous, but not spiritual by any means. The kid has the motions and expressions down better than most adults. Ironically, I've seen the same motions and expressions at Journey concerts during "Open Arms" and "Send Her My Love". Imagine her left hand holding up a lighter.