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.

Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers– WHY?

As Lynn Stuart Parramore (AlterNet February 28, 2015) writes: "Last year, for the very first time, Protestants lost their majority status...But the GOP doesn’t seem to show many signs of reducing the outsized influence of white evangelicals... the GOP really can't afford to tone it down, because while monied elites tend to be secular, selling free-market pillage to the people getting robbed is not a very effective strategy. So they still have to mask their agenda behind appeals to popular relig … [Read more...]

The 10 Worst SEX Tips (no pun) from the Christian Right

"It’s not just wrong to date a doubter of Jesus Christ; it’s a documented and diagnosable disease." Really? Had to share this funny and too true SEX piece from Salon via Alternet (reprinted by permission).By Katie Halper, AlterNet1. Dump the Infidel Dan Miser, author of Single Woman Seeking Perfect Man has a must-read column called “Five Red Flags for Christians Blinded by Romance.” The worst one of all is when “you’re dating an unbeliever,” or “dating someone who does not have a perso … [Read more...]

Pro-Lifer Ready For Killing Kids for Religious Liberty and Jesus (Seriously)

And now this from h/t Rawstory. Prolife and prodeath, no kidding, as long as you're killing a kid for religious liberty's sake.Belief'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of GodRep. Christy Perry says it violates parents' rights if they're required to treat their sick children.By Cliff Weathers / AlterNet February 24, 2015In a deeply religious section of Idaho, a Republican state representative says that the state has no … [Read more...]

Shame on the Homophobic Moral Cowards at Destiny Image Who Just Ripped Off Brandan Robertson

Brandan Robertson is my friend. He interviewed me several times at the Wild Goose Festival. The world of faith and hope is lucky to have this brilliant, kind lovey refugee from Moody Bible Institute. Now he's been screwed by the evangelical homophobic cowards. To hell with them. They put marketing above honor. A Christian book publisher has scrapped an author’s book deal – after he came out as queer. Evangelical writer Brandan Robertson had signed a deal last year for Destiny Image to publish hi … [Read more...]

If I Was Still an Evangelical, I’d Want to Be Tony Kriz (Blessed be Tony!)

No, I don't write books about God like Tony does. And I'm persona non grata on the Evangelical circuit where Tony thrives... But I like Tony--lots-- and I'm rooting for his new book and him too. Here's an excerpt.Blessed Are Those Who MournAn Excerpt from ALOOF: Figuring Out Life with a GOD Who HIDES By Tony KrizWe religious folks work very hard to try and conjure up God’s presence. We will do about anything we can to infuse enough God-feeling into an event to get people to show up. W … [Read more...]

Watch and enjoy the lovely Jimmy Kimmel Compilation of Pat Robertson’s Recent Loonytunes Into One Loopy Video

Watch and enjoy the lovely Jimmy Kimmel Compilation of Pat Robertson's Recent Loonytunes Into One Loopy VideoFrank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16Contact Frank at http:// … [Read more...]

Proof Positive that Fundamentalist Home School Families Create a Private HELL and Must be Regulated

Ever wonder what can go on inside the private totalitarian hell of unregulated fundamentalist home school families? Watch this YouTube video! How about wiping the very legal existence of a child off the map? Meet Alecia. She escaped her homeschool home at 18. Her parents allegedly never got her a birth certificate so Alecia has no ID and no way to prove her citizenship. Her parents, who allegedly never got her a birth certificate, SSN, refuse to help Alecia unless she agrees to come home on th … [Read more...]

Breaking NEWS: Bill Maher, Dawkins Fan ‘New Atheist’ Charged with Shooting Three Arab Students Execution Style– Hicks Loved Guns and Richard Dawkins

So do we have our first New Atheist-motivated sectarian killing? According to Zaid Jilani of Alternet  (@zaidjilani)-- Yusor Mohammad as well as her sister Razan Abu-Salha – were brutally murdered, with execution-style shots to the head. The same day, a self-identified Bill Maher, New Atheist fan, Craig S. Hicks, was arrested and charged with three counts of murder.And if you are an atheist and angry that your good movement is being dragged into the blame game about this killing-- now you kno … [Read more...]


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