Bates family. I wonder if they own a motel. With 18 kids they'll need that many rooms.Not to be outdone, TLC is starting a "reality" show about their goofy "friends"called the
This "be fruitful and multiply" movement is really creepy. And curiously, not every mom is happy to be used as a breeding mare.
This brings up a little-known cult called "Quiverfull" that believes in population explosion of Christians by using woman as breeders. One of their successful moms was Andrea Yates, who was so determined to keep her kids sin-free that she drowned all five of them to keep them from going to Hell. Andrea Yates has sought permission to escape from state custody every Sunday to return to the slavery of her church for an hour. That's like letting the Manson girls visit Charlie in the hoosegow for an hour a week. Really? WTF? Her attorney describes this as a "baby step" towards rejoining the community. uhhhh which community? Why should anyone who has killed FIVE children be taking baby steps anywhere but within the walls of the nut house?