There are so many things that disturb me in this story, that it's hard to put them all down into one concise and thoughtfully composed post. But I'm gonna try...
It's a Newsweek article about the Quiverfull (stupid name, btw) "movement." And while I'm kind of meh about the whole thing, because really, they're just another whacky branch of fundamentalists that aren't exactly convincing everyone to be like them, they do have this way about them to woo the world into thinking that what they are doing should be considered normal.
And I, for one, do not think they are normal in any. way. I think they are a wee bit fucked up, actually, and they are raising their own little "armies" of fucked up offspring to boot. And the last thing we need is MORE fucked up people on this planet, ok?
I know, I know...I'm not really one to talk, as I think the general halt of ALL procreation for a while (like a decade, or so...not a super-long time, really!) would be good for us all. But that kind of stems from my overall hate for people. Because they annoy me.
This specific fear I have for the Quiverfulls is that people look at them and think, "My, how awesome they are, raising their children to be good little men and women/contributors to society..." And I just have a hard time accepting that, ok?
Wanna know why? Ok, here ya go:
They think that if enough of their followers have enough behbehs...
- they could eventually control CONGRESS.
- They could work to reclaim cities that have "fallen" to "sinful lifestyles," such as San Francisco, and Laguna Beach, and Miami, and Las Vegas, etc, etc...
- They could organize effective boycotting of companies that do not "comply" with Christian views on morality.
- They could basically turn back time, and make the world go back to the way it used to be, with women at home, barefoot and (duh!) pregnant, cleaning, cooking, and in general making life easy-peasy for their MAN. And apparently gay people would cease to exist (because of COURSE none of their "mighty sons and daughters" could possibly be so BROKEN as to be something like GAY, right???), government would be synonymous with church, and all companies would be run by people who believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and run without any kind of mistreatment of employees or customers, in a morally savory manner, without corruption and greed involved.
Riiigggghhhht. Because THAT'S all gonna happen. ::rolls eyes::
Look, I don't mind saying that I think these people have all lost a cookie or two in their brain, probably partly due to all the fucking and the subsequent noise they've created in their households. Anyone else with me? Because I just cannot get behind the thought that the Duggars are normal, good, and wholesome people to broadcast on t.v. the way they do. Not at all. ::shaking head:: They disturb me from head to toe, and the info above is largely the reason why.