(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not being conservative enough!)Dear Evangelical Establishment,I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! Lord knows what a pain in the ass I am! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up. This is for your own good.In the old days your predecessors didn't like me because I was faulting you all for no … [Read more...]
Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don’t trust or like me and I don’t blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you’d better listen up…
Gordon College Expels Dietrich Bonhoeffer Because He’s Gay — Christianity Today Magazine Won’t Hire Him Either…
"Gordon College Expels Dietrich Bonhoeffer Because He’s Gay -- Christianity Today Magazine Won’t Hire Him Either!" is a headline that would have been insane but understandable in Germany in 1939. Does it make sense in America of 2014?A few weeks ago I met the president of Gordon College. We both happened to be attending a reading by Charles Marsh (Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia) from his new book Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The even … [Read more...]
One of My Concerns Self-Publishing My New Book Was that Publisher’s Weekly Would Ignore It– WELL They Just Did a Big Story Hooray!
Frank Schaeffer Goes It Alone with New Book By Kimberly Winston | Jul 09, 2014More Newsletters “The fact that I have had a transformative journey has meant one thing,” Schaeffer says. “I reject labels. The way I identify is as a human being. Life is a journey, not a series of conclusions, and I know that I have changed my mind on things before.”And how. Once evangelical royalty--his father, Francis Schaeffer, was a preacher and theologian who, with his wif … [Read more...]
The Best Thing the NY TIMES has done Recently is Publishing the Gary Gutting Interviews– Here’s One you Can’t Miss!
The best thing the NY TIMES has done recently is publishing the Gary Gutting interviews. Here's one you can't miss... Posts published by Gary Gutting THE STONE JUL 8 7:30 PMJul 8 7:30 pm 42 Does Evolution Explain Religious Beliefs? By GARY GUTTINGThis is the eighth in a series of interviews about religion that I am conducting for The Stone. The interviewee for this installment is Michael Ruse, a professor of philosophy at Florida St … [Read more...]
Dear Mr. President, As the Executive Editor of Christianity Today Magazine I Demand A Religious Exemption For Burning Witches Our Freedom As Christians is at Stake (No Pun)
Fourteen religious leaders including Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay as well as the executive editor of Christianity Today, and pastor Rick Warren, and other Christian magnificent leaders and defenders of freedom sent a letter to the White House demanding a religious exemption to a planned order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay men and women just because they are gay.“Without a robust religious exemption . . ." the letter states, "this expansion of hiri … [Read more...]
Gordon College Believes That Religious Liberty is the Right to Persecute Gays or as Westboro Puts it “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS”
“FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS,” says one picket sign from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Meanwhile Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay was among 14 religious leaders who sent a letter to the White House demanding a "religious exemption" to a planned order barring federal contractors from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.In other words the Gordon administration believes that religious liberty is the right to persecute gays.Gordon found a sl … [Read more...]
Can carry a loaded gun in public Can’t get contraceptives Can go to the Creation Museum Can’t get a good science education Can beat your kids Can’t marry a gay person Can make millions off selling God Can’t provide medical care for children Can lie about President Obama Can’t vote without an I.D. Can follow the teachings of Ayn Rand Can't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ Can raise 73 million to build a replica Noah's ark in Kentucky Can't keep funding to help the 1 in 5 poor/need … [Read more...]
Wheaton College Becomes a Tool of the Far Right Obama-Haters and Seals the Fate of the Evangelical Community’s Reputation for a Generation
I had my first deep wet kiss with a woman at the evangelical establishment bastion of Wheaton College. Dad was lecturing there. I was fifteen. She was a twenty-something house mother in a dorm. Memorable!!! Now Wheaton will also be remembered as the place the far right Obama-haters used to try and discredit the president with a lie.This time the lie is that Obama is "anti-religious" because he thinks women should have the right to contraception. Wheaton will be remembered as the people who br … [Read more...]