Susan Cottrell wrote True Colors to help LGBTQ people heal relationships with parents, family, others

“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” - Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign.  SUSAN COTTRELL’S NEW BOOK IS HERE! Please read this excerpt then buy the book.  Here's an excerpt: When our daughter first came out to us, we had a problem on our hands. Our conservative church tradition does not allow what they would call “ga … [Read more...]

Come Lord Banksy, come quickly!

Banksy’s Cinderella crash scene. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian used by permissionBanksy strikes again, come Lord Banksy, come quickly! Banksy’s UK show, Dismaland closed today. Did you miss it? Check this out! He describes it as a “family theme park unsuitable for small children” – and with the Grim Reaper and Cinderella  mangled in her pumpkin carriage crash, this is a breath of fresh air-- to me anyway. WATCH!and this...Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WH … [Read more...]

Colbert Made the Only “Salute to the Pope” Worth Watching–WATCH!

Colbert can be seen and heard serenading P Francis with his version of "You Got a Friend" Watch the clip below and sing along...Frank 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 See Frank’s paintings Follow Frank on Facebook ht … [Read more...]

Do You Think the Pope’s Visit Actually Means Anything?

Will Pope Francis' visit mean anything more than a chance for the media to sell advertising? I can't answer that but I can tell you that I doubt his fellow "Christians" on the religious right will change anything because of his visit.Take,  Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, who said of Francis'  statements on income inequality, “I’m always concerned about those who are bringing spiritual messages that step too far over the line in terms of political issues.”Check out Coats' Tweet re separation of r … [Read more...]

Is Ann Coulter an anti-Semite?

Is Ann Coulter an anti-Semite? She asks "How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?" I only met Coulter once and she struck me as self-involved to the point of delusion but sane. So maybe this crazy tilt to Jew-baiting is all one of a piece of where the GOP tribe is headed and not just a crazed rant. Prediction: if Trump can get away with overt racism , Coulter can lead the Tea Party tribe to Jew-hating. She hated the nice-to-Jews slate of Republican presidential … [Read more...]


My friend Dave Felten of Living the Question, did me a huge favor: he took me to a Snarky Puppy concert in Boston last night. Being filled with joy by Snarky Puppy's performance was a terrific experience. They are on a 3-month tour. This was one of their first gigs. If they play with the energy and unreserved empathy they shared with us on the rest of their global tour I wonder if they will survive!Puppy gave us everything-plus. Snarky Puppy  serves as a great example of a timeless artistic e … [Read more...]

You’ll Feel Better about America, Joe Biden and Politics When you Watch Him With Colbert

 (Photo credit CBS used by permission)I very much hope Joe Biden runs. Here's another reason why. Do watch Colbert interview him... not your usual politics interview and it cuts to the heart of living a deep religious faith too... this is what religion can mean... if he wins the presidency I'll bet they will someday say it all started with this interview...WATCH Part1WATCH Part 2Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN G … [Read more...]

Watch Bernie Sanders Say What I Wish I’d Said to Liberty U 40 Years Ago When I Spoke at Liberty

(Photo NBC News, used by permission)Watch Bernie Sanders do what I should have done when I spoke at Liberty College 40 years ago. Rev. Jerry Falwell introduced me as a "great hope" for "Christian America." Not so much any more :) ... Now watch Bernie Sanders say what I wish I'd been saying then. BTW my talk given to the entire student body and my sermon (2 actually) preached from the Liberty Baptist pulpit mysteriously disappeared out of the Liberty U video archives when I was deemed a … [Read more...]