You know, I'm just sitting here thawing out a couple of boneless pork loins (no homo - copyright Tony's Kansas City), looking at the headlines and trying to decide what to blog about when I see this:
Arkansas couple welcome their 17th child
Holy Mother of Fuck!! 17 fucking curtain climbers?!? That's just insane. But it gets even nuttier.
"Among the "fun facts" listed on Discovery Health's Web page devoted to the Duggars: A baby has been born in every month except June; the family has gone through about 90,000 diapers, and Michelle Duggar has been pregnant for 126 months -- or 10.5 years -- of her life.
The children are home-schooled by Michelle Duggar, 40. The oldest is 19 and the youngest, before Jennifer, is almost 2 years old. The family includes two sets of twins."
I gotta be honest with ya, my first reaction was "Those bat-shit crazy fuckers have to be Mormons."
But ya know what? I was wrong. They are even stranger than Mormons. They are "Quiverfulls".
"Quiverfull is a movement among conservative evangelical Protestant Christian couples chiefly in the United States...Its distinguishing viewpoint is to eagerly receive children as blessings from God, eschewing all forms of contraception, including natural family planning and sterilization. Someone of this persuasion might call themselves a "quiver full", "full quiver", "quiverfull-minded", or simply "QF" Christian."
"The core motivation expressed by Quiverfull authors and adherents is a desire to be obedient to God's commands in the Bible. Among these commands, "be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:22; 9:7), "behold, children are a gift of the Lord" (Psalm 127:3), and passages showing God acting to open and close the womb (Genesis 20:18, 29:31, 30:22; 1 Samuel 1:5-6; Isaiah 66:9) are interpreted as giving basis for their view. Quiverfull adherents typically maintain that their philosophy is first about an open and accepting attitude toward the possibility of birthing children. Contraception is rejected as inconsistent with this attitude and is thus avoided."
"Quiverfull authors and adherents advocate for and seek to model a return to Biblical Patriarchy. Families are typically arranged with the mother as a homemaker under the authority of her husband with the children under the authority of both. Parents seek to largely shelter their children from aspects of culture they as parents deem adversarial to their type of conservative Christianity.
Additionally, Quiverfull families are strongly inclined toward homeschooling and homesteading in a rural area."
Is there no limit to the amount of complete and total bullshit that people will be allowed to get shoved into their skulls? Of course, I guess the total lack of any brain matter to take up space leaves plenty of room for fairytales and nonsense.
The worst of it is, they aren't content just have their kids and raise 'em up as good, sequestered, God fearing lunatics. No, they want to outbreed the rest of us and send their kids into politics to shove their beliefs down our throughts like a big, shit-covered dick.
"Quiverfull authors Hess and Hess, along with Joyce, also connect the proliferation of conservative politics as a motivation behind Quiverfull. Hess and Hess state,
When at the height of the Reagan Revolution the conservative faction in Washington was enforced with squads of new conservative congressmen, legislators often found themselves handcuffed by lack of like-minded staff. There simply weren't enough conservatives trained to serve in Washington in the lower and middle capacities.
Hess and Hess continue by envisioning that the offspring of Quiverfull families might enter national and local politics to bring conservative majorities, publicly-funded education to bring the teaching of creationism, and business to adjure companies to adhere to what adherents see as Christian sensibilities."
There's no question about it, my fellow, athiest (i.e. SANE) leaning Liberals (oops! Meant 'Progressives'! My bad!). We just have to spend more time fucking each other and spitting out right-minded babies!
Now, I'd never ask anyone else to do something I'm not willing to do myself.
So I'll be screening hot, Liberal, hot, Smart, hot, Athiest applicants who are willing to take one for the team in an open audition later this evening.
Right after I finish my pork chops and sweet potato.