Schaeffer, Sharpton, MSNBC V. Ralph Reed the Con Man for Jesus






Ralph Reed would be in jail in countries that don’t coddle religious fanatics. Frank Schaeffer, Al Sharptn together on MSNBC discussing the “Faith and Freedom” con job. Last night on MSNBC… Why do they hate the poor in the name of Jesus?


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About Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, screenwriter and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels including And God Said, "Billy!" as well as the Calvin Becker Trilogy depicting life in a fundamentalist mission home-- Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.

  • GilbertDavis

    Franky , It was the Jewish man, Medved, who made the remark about the the singles and poor not voting for The Republicans . It is sad that you are not balanced in your remarks but I understand you have to sell books and make a living .

    • frankschaeffer

      I know Medved and his only real audience are evangelical right wingers that he’s built a career sucking up to, who else listens to him — far right papists excluded?

      • GilbertDavis

        I apologize . I do not think your only interested in making a living by selling books. You would not have continued this long unless you had a genuine “fire in your bones for truth”. Your probably right about Medved . I was disappointed that he endorsed a man for the republican nomination that believed that black men and women were indwelt by pre-existent evil spirits and that Jesus was the brother of the devil Lucifer. There are many Popish persons(Nicolaitans) and those who would love to Lord over others and they often sneak into power, leadership and platforms peaceably, deceiving even those who profess to know and believe The Truth . There is a “time for anger” about these things , yet how can we be angry and sin not ? How can we think we can rip out the tares without hurting the wheat?

      • Scott Arnold

        Actually, that is utter nonsense. How did you get to be so hateful in your views of those with whom you disagree? I listen to Medved’s show regularly and the people who call in (and who get favored treatment from the screener) are those who are in disagreement with him. It’s one reason his audience is so signficantly larger than yours, I think. You might try addressing the arguments instead of resorting to ad hominem attacks, if you wish to be taken seriously.

      • Seek

        Are there any Jews who take Medved seriously — I mean, besides Rabbi Daniel Lapin and people with the last name of Podhoretz?

  • Jerry Lynch

    I have just started commenting at a site called 1Political Plaza: Rush had it right, in a way. The self-congratulatory and unabashed hate for “Obuzo” and “Democraps” is astonishing and very much the caricature he painted. My shock at their responses shows that I have maintained a certain naivete about the ability of reason being able to convince even the most radical. “Facts” to them are the liberal manipulation of the media. They accuse the Left of being lock-step morons who cannot “think outside the box” of their marxist agenda and listen to the real voices of freedom and sanity at the Right Wing Conspiracy sites. However, the “box” they are talking about seems to be reality.

    I work at a small, local Christian TV station with three other men that are staunch conservatives. They are truly decent and intelligent men and we are good friends…as long as we stay away from politics. They follow straight down the line the neocon platform and worry about my faith because of my differing views. The only source they trust is Fox News.

    This Ralph Reed character is truly scary. The first time I saw him, even before I knew anything about him, I got that queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. Didn’t he also have something to do with lobbying for some corporation in the Marianas to get “made in America” labels that later was found to foster prostitution and mandatory abortions for its workers, never mind the appalling wages and working conditions? I did a search but was unable to find any reference but did read some more about Reed’s scandalous past on Wikipedia.

    It is like Wonderland.

    • Scott Arnold

      “This Ralph Reed character is truly scary.”

      This would make you a “Reedaphobe,” correct?

  • motherunit

    I found Paul Ryan’s statement to be particularly disturbing.
    “Obamacare says that if YOU believe in the social teachings of your church…
    …If YOU are a church, or a charity, or a hospital, you have to buy insurance that offers your employees these things that are in contradiction to YOUR beliefs.”
    WTF? These businesses, churches, charities, hospitals – they have beliefs? Beliefs are something PEOPLE have, not businesses. Ryan hasn’t changed a bit. Corporations are still more important to him than people. What a tool.

    • Scott Arnold

      The Ryan comment (which he specifically modified the term “church” to expand to “churches, charities and hospitals.”) was that organizations (that consist of groups of individuals) should not be forced to provide health insurance coverage for things they find objectionable for religious reasons. Like it or not, this has been the precedent set in history using the First Amendment. Obama has provided exceptions for churches only, arguing that these exceptions should not be made available to other religious organizations, such as colleges and hospitals. Ryan did not get this wrong. Also, it is ridiculous to cite an Executive Order exception as meaningful, since this is not law. These exceptions have conveniently been given to labor unions, the State of Nebraska, and other organizations in exchange for their support of Obamacare. If Obamacare is so wonderful, then why all these exceptions?

    • Scott Arnold

      The response by Karen of “what about the rights of the individual” demonstrate the typical lack of understanding about rights by the talking heads on the Left. What is “individual” about an employer being mandated to pay for insurance coverage the employer deems objectionable? If the individual wants the coverage, why can’t the individual be expected to pay for it? The individual has every right to purchase the service – they don’t have every right to expect someone else to pay for it.

  • Scott Arnold

    It’s laughable for any talking head on MSNBC to talk about an “echo chamber.” So, if the Catholic Church has no business talking about any social issues because of the priest scandal, why does Al Sharpton have any business talking about anything, given the Tawana Brawley scandal? The reference to the “poor and singles” by Medved was a factual account of the demographic groups that heavily voted for Barack Obama. The point typically made by Medved in his radio program is not that Republicans have to find a way to win elections without these groups, but that they need to find ways to moderate their right-wing stances so that they can draw support from these groups.